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Greater Greenwood Arts Council Seeks Artists for On-loan Public Art Exhibit

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Greater Greenwood Arts Council Seeks Artists for On-loan Public Art Exhibit
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The Greater Greenwood Arts Council in cooperation with The Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department, Greenwood, Indiana, invites artists to participate in our 2021-2023 juried, on-loan, public art exhibit. This open call is for outdoor three-dimensional art. The selected artists will be awarded $3,000 for the two-year loan project.

Polk Hill Trail was built in 2004 as part of a greater Trails and Greenways Master Plan. It is adjacent to Smith Valley Road which is a gateway to the city of Greenwood. Surrounded by a golf course, residential homes, apartments, and condominiums, it leads to a pedestrian bridge and Craig Park. Many viewers of the artwork will be vehicular traffic; however, the trail is a multi-use trail.

Eligibility
Artist must be 18 years of age or older. Artists must own the rights to the sculpture, which must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Selected artists must be willing to enter into an Art Loan Agreement with the City of Greenwood, Indiana, an Indiana municipal corporation. Artwork may be made available for purchase.

Project Scope and Requirements
Submission of ready to install original sculptures will be accepted through May 28, 2021 (11 p.m. EST). Art work must be constructed of durable materials that will withstand year-round Indiana weather. Fragile or dangerous works will not be accepted. Works must be appropriate for all ages.

Artist Responsibility
● Transportation to and from the site
● Installation & removal of art work
● Insurance
● Artist fees for on-site installation and removal
● Equipment needed for installation and removal
● Maintenance and repair, if necessary

Submission Requirements
We require that the following items be submitted digitally:
● A bio/resume (2-page maximum)
● An Artist Statement for each submission
● Completed and available works for consideration
● 2 photo images of each piece
● Title
● Materials used in construction of piece
● Dimensions (HxLxWxD) including base dimensions
● Weight
● Installation method
● Retail price
● 2-year maintenance plan

Selection Criteria
A panel of professionals will select the artwork. This will include a landscape architect and other professionals, such as artists, professors, administrators, or teachers. The judges will base their selection on the following:
● Quality and professionalism of the work
● Highly durable and safe artwork preserved to withstand the natural elements
● Appropriateness and relevance
● Compatibility with the site, design, and function
● Adherence to submission requirements

Schedule
Submission deadline – May 28, 2021
Artist notification – June 18, 2021
Artist agreement deadline – June 28, 2021
Artwork delivery and installation – July 19-23, 2021 (weather permitting)
Exhibition opens – July 26, 2021
Removal of sculpture – July 2023

Application Process
All required items listed under Submission Requirements should be sent in PDF form to:
artonthetrail@greenwoodarts.org no later than May 28, 2021

Contact information
Any questions can be emailed to:

Mark Landis
info@greenwoodarts.org
Thank you for considering this project!
Greater Greenwood Arts Council
PO Box 1420
Greenwood, IN 46142

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