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Friday, July 10, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Sculpture Walk Jax 2015-2016



2015-2016 Exhibition and Competition Entry Form Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Main Street Park, Jacksonville, FL

Sculpture Walk Jax, in its second year, is a temporary outdoor sculpture exhibition in downtown Jacksonville. Sculpture Walk Jax is a juried exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures created by exceptional artists from the region and throughout the United States. The selection committee for the 2015-2016 exhibition is TBD. The Call for Artist Entries welcomes applications from artists. The 2015-2016 exhibition will feature up to ten large-scale sculptures, pending funding.

About Sculpture Walk Locations

The selected works will be exhibited in the Spark District within Main Street Park at 325 North Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 – a public art project on city property. The park is situated a few blocks from St. Johns River, close to the Atlantic Ocean, near a naval base, and behind the City Public Library and Museum of Contemporary Art. The park is near a major bridge and bounded by three streets, one of which is a major thoroughfare.

It is possible that additional sculptures could be placed within the Spark District of downtown Jacksonville at Regions Bank, Hemming Park JaxChamber or other locations.

Exhibition Guidelines:

Sculpture Walk is open to artists 18 years of age or older residing in the US. Sculptors may enter three completed works (two views of each work for a total of six images). All works entered must have been created in the last five years and not previously exhibited in Sculpture Walk.

Up to 10 works will be chosen for installation in Main Street Park, pending funding. The selected works will be exhibited from September 2015 – September 2016.

Work must be suitable for outdoor installation: a) must be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions (high winds, hurricanes); b) must withstand high traffic environment; c) and should take into consideration the safety of the audience. Art must be installation-ready. Sculptural works which require electrical components must be installation ready and suitable to the outdoor environment. The artwork must be able to withstand public interaction. Artist will accept responsibility for the loss or damage of the sculpture.

Works may be for sale but must remain on exhibition for the duration of the exhibition.

The Sculpture Walk Exhibition will open to the public for a reception TBD. The artist is responsible for timely delivery/pickup of the artwork within scheduled dates. Any additional cost incurred by Sculpture Walk due to untimely delivery/pickup will be deducted from the 2nd installment of the artist stipend. Artwork that is accepted is subject to inspection and may be withheld from the exhibition at Sculpture Walk’s discretion. Sculpture Walk will provide equipment and assistance in securing the works on site. The artists are responsible for shipping and delivering the works to and from the installation site. Artists unable to meet the scheduled installation and removal requirements are not eligible.

Sculpture Walk reserves the right to photograph and video any submitted work for documentary, educational, and publicity purposes. Artist will retain copyright.

Receipt of the completed application form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus.

Criteria:  
  • Works of any subject and medium may be submitted.
  • Works should be designed to fit on a 4’ x 4’ x 8” thick concrete slab.
  • Works may include a light feature. There are a few available outlets in the park.
  • Works may be interactive.
  • One larger work will go at the entrance of the park (see attached photo). This work will be anchored to brick pavers.
Stipend:
Pending budget, all finalists whose works are installed will receive a stipend of $2,000 per sculpture—$1000 upon delivery to the site and $1000 upon removal. The sculptures that are sold during the exhibition will be delivered by Sculpture Walk to the buyer at the close of the exhibition and there will not be a $1000 removal stipend awarded to artists on those sold sculptures.
 
Entry Procedure:
Submit application and pay entry fee on the entry form below. Please be sure to submit your current resume and one paragraph artist statement in the appropriate areas. The non-refundable entry fee is $40.00 per application (may submit up to three works per application). Please submit payment via PayPal.

JUROR
This year’s exhibition will be determined by a selection committee.

JUROR’S SELECTION PROCESS
The juror will make the show selections from the PDF files submitted. Notifications will be emailed by August 3rd.

SALES & COMMISSION
Artist may sell the work during the exhibition period. However, the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition. Every effort is made to promote sales. All sales are handled by Sculpture Walk. The commission split is 70/30, with 70% going to the artist and 30% donated to Sculpture Walk.

SCHEDULE
August 1, 2015- Entry deadline
August 14 - Notice of acceptance by email
September 4, 5 – Artists Deliver Work/Installation by Reservation
TBD – Sculpture Tour and Grand Opening
September 2015 – September 2016 - Exhibition Dates
September 2, 3, 2016 – Deinstallation/Artists Pick up Work by Reservation

Questions? Contact Jenny Hager 904.588.2187 or email sculpturewalkjax@gmail.com

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