The Art of 40: Celebrating
40 Years of Celebrating Art
CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS
(public outdoor installations)
Deadline: June 22, 2015 @5pm
Proposals must be received at GPAG before 5 p.m.
Results of the selection committee will be announced.
August 15 – 31:
Pieces will be installed in the sculpture garden
September 1 – October 31:
Presentation of public programming according to a schedule mutually agreed upon by the artists and GPAG
September 25, 7 – 9 pm:
Artists Reception/ Exhibition Celebration in conjunction with Culture Days
The Art of 40 will consist of four installations in the Rotary Clubs of Grimsby Sculpture Garden, near the main entrance to the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.
The installations will address the 40 year relationship between GPAG and local and regional communities within which we exist, will celebrate this significant milestone and will look toward future achievements.
Many themes could potentially be addressed, including but in no way limited to: working with the concept of 40 (40 years, 4 decades, 4 seasons, 4 directions – even Grimsby’s historic name,
The Forty for the 40 Mile Creek) or GPAG special areas of interest including book arts, the environment, and regional agriculture.
As part of their proposal artists are asked to develop a program or interactive component(performance, hands-on workshop, community art project etc.)
that encourages community members to participate in the celebration and enhances their appreciation of the art. The Art of 40 will be documented and preserved in a digital/print publication.
Project goals are to enhance the public profile of GPAG during our 40th anniversary year, to strengthen and extend the strong and positive symbiotic relationship GPAG has with regional artists
and to preserve knowledge of the project and all of the creative energy that it engenders for future residents of the Niagara Region.
Niagara artists working in any medium or media are welcome to apply; the out of doors location, and minimally monitored and protected nature of the site, should be taken into consideration.
A site plan of the GPAG building and photographs of the sculpture garden from different angles are available on our website
Proposals should include the following documents:
A detailed description of the piece indicating how it expresses The Art of 40: Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Art a current cv, a visual representation
of how the proposed piece will be placed into the sculpture garden location and an indication of how it will be installed and secured up to 10 images
of previous work by the artist that documents their ability to successfully create the piece detailed description of the public program/interactive component to be presented additional information that supports the proposal.
Each of the four artists selected for the project will be paid $2500, a sum that will include the artist’s fee and a contribution towards materials, time invested, travel and installation costs.
This will be paid in three installments: $1000 when the artist accepts the offer to participate and signs the contract;
$1000 following installation of the artwork;
$500 following presentation of the public program.
Proposals may be dropped off during normal Gallery hours, or mailed to:
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
18 Carnegie Lane
RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal
We will also accept proposals by e-mail at email@example.com. Please make your e-mail subject line read “RE: The Art of 40 - Proposal”
Station 1 Juried Exhibition
June 28 - July 27, 2015
Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2015
(Drop off, 2pm-6pm)
We welcome all residents with postal codes beginning with L3M and LOR to SUBMIT!
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to showcase your work in our community!
CONDITIONS OF ENRTY
1. This call for entry is open to all residents with postal codes beginning in L3M and L0R
2. Only Two dimensional works will be accepted.
(Must not exceed 36” in any direction)
3. The jury will select no more than one work per artist for the exhibition.
4. Original artwork must be brought to:
Station 1 Coffeehouse,
28 Main St. E,
5. All Entries must be received between
2pm and 6pm, June 22, 2015.
6. The Jury’s decision is final. No entry may be withdrawn once it has been accepted. Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision after June 25 by email.
7. All works MUST be ready for display with appropriate hardware (wires or d-hooks)
8. Selected works must be picked up on Monday, July 27 from 7am - 10pm.
9. Station 1 Coffee House will assume no liability for loss, theft, fire, flood or vandalism while work is at Station 1.
10. Artists with accepted work will be required to sign Station 1 Coffeehouse’s Artist agreement.
For a complete entry form, please contact the Gallery!