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Artist Call – Public Sculpture Program

For Northern CA artists

Art Works Downtown and the City of San Rafael seek entries for innovative outdoor art installations and outdoor sculptures. Artwork will exhibit at one of three high-traffic locations in the downtown area and rotate every four months.

Entry Fee: None

Entries Due by June 13. This is an ongoing program, artists may continually submit entries.

Artwork Requirements:

-Artwork should be innovative in design and materials
-Artwork should appeal to a wide audience
-Artwork must be large enough to be seen from the street
-Artwork must tolerate outdoor conditions
-Artwork must be on display for four months

Exhibition Rotations: July-October, November-February, March-July

How to apply: Submit entries by emailing Application Requirements to If you still have difficulty, you are welcome to contact AWD for further assistance. AWD will not accept print or disk submissions.

Application requirements are:

-Artwork information: artwork title; dimensions; medium; images of proposed work or drafts of installation (image file size must be under 3MB); any other info you want to include
-Artist information: artist name, email, website, phone number, any other info you want to include such as artist statement and Resume

Stipend: Accepted artists receive a $200 per exhibition. $100 for installation, $100 for pick-up.

Approval: Submissions will be juried based on the requirements listed above and artists will be notified with in two months of their submission.

Notification: Accepted entries will be notified by phone and email. Other entries will be notified by email.

Installation: Artists must be prepared to deliver and install the artwork themselves. AWD will try to provide volunteer(s) if the artist notifies us in advance.

Promotion: Exhibiting artists will be listed on the Art Works Downtown website, monthly email-newsletter and occasionally posted on Facebook. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to publicize their exhibit through their website, email blasts, word of mouth, and online forums such as Facebook.

Liability and Sales: Liability insurance is provided, however the cost of the artwork is not. Artists are asked to sign off any claim for theft or damages. Artists may remove any work with advanced notice. Artists receive 100% of the sale, but are encouraged to donate back to the program.

Locations: San Rafael Plaza at Fourth St. and Court St., San Rafael Library 1100 E Street, San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street

Visit our website for more details and to see past exhibits.

Contact: with any questions.

Deadline: 06-13-2014
Art Works Downtown
San Rafael, CA

Contact: Stan Gibbs
Phone: 415.451.8119

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