Sculpture call for entryJune 20, 2012
Through a grant with the Chase 200 Columbus Neighborhood Grant Project, the Worthington Community Center is commissioning a sculpture to be placed outside the building’s newly renovated Main Entrance.
The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington is committed to showcasing art exhibitions that emphasize a regional connection, with a special focus on artists with a Worthington or Midwestern focus. We are also interested in presenting art through a multidisciplinary, integrated approach that highlights different artistic disciplines around a common theme.
Besides our signature McConnell Arts Center venue, we also collaborate with public and private institutions in and around Worthington to bring “Community Visual Arts” exhibitions to as many people in as many ways as possible, with a special emphasis on arts education.
One such opportunity has arisen through a pairing between the McConnell Arts Center and the Worthington Community Center, a community gathering place with more than 375,000 visitors annually. With the support of the 200Columbus Chase Neighborhood Grant Project, which celebrates 200 years of Columbus history, the McConnell is commissioning a public sculpture on behalf of the Community Center honoring the past settling of the community while illuminating the people, history and culture that define the uniqueness and diversity of our community’s vibrant neighborhoods.
Seeing as the purpose of this artwork is the community and the historical relevance to the City of Worthington, onsite construction of the artwork is encouraged and will be accommodated for. Artist and artwork should promote community engagement, artist is encouraged to do a community interactive portion with several “sponsored” days of community involvement celebrating the rich history of Worthington. Works of art that build an interactive or community engaging portion into their construction/design will be given a great deal of consideration and any submissions that take advantage of this opportunity will be highly regarded.
Guidelines for Sculpture
Sculptures will be judged on appropriateness of the subject matter, artistic excellence and suitability for public art. Consideration will be given to safety in design, size and construction because the artwork will be located in an outdoor site where people might touch or climb on the work and is subject to the weather conditions of the Midwest.
Local artist; must be full- or part-time resident of Central Columbus or Worthington, OH.
“Honoring the past settling of the community while illuminating the people, history and culture that define the uniqueness and diversity of our community’s vibrant neighborhood.”
Must be able to withstand outside elements and typical Midwest Weather behavior; must be a permanent/semi-permanent fixture. (Stone, metal, etc.)
8’ in diameter, 14’ in height
Please take into account space limitations. We suggest that the artist examine the site before design or construction.
Artist shall be responsible for providing a method of installation. Vehicles may be driven near the sculpture base for loading and unloading. Artist is responsible for anchoring sculpture to existing base in order to permanently affix sculpture on site.
Compensation and Recognition
$10,000.00 all inclusive. To be paid upon delivery and installation.
Publicity and Recognition:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Deadlines for Submission
08/15/2012 – Submission Form Due
09/01/2012 – Final Submission Chosen
10/15/2012 – Artwork Completed
10/30/2012 – Dedication Ceremony
(Chosen artist will be notified absolutely no later than 9/15/2012.)
Responsibilities of Accepted Artists
Artist agrees to install the sculpture on or before October 15, 2012.
Artist agrees that if there is any repair, maintenance, restoration or replacement of damaged or defective components, they will be consulted first to repair such a defect.
Artist must coordinate all delivery and installation inclusive of the honorarium provided.
The artwork will be insured by the McConnell Arts Center when it has left the possession of the artist and/or the artist’s studio; including, but not limited to, (1) transfer of the artwork to the site, (2) any onsite construction by the artist during the design/production phase, and (3) after official installation.
Jon Cook, the Executive Director of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, will be chairing the jury alongside a six (6) person sub-committee of officials and community members. This committee will jury the official selection of all submissions and will make the final judgment. The committee consists of McConnell staff/board members, Columbus-native gallery owners/curators, prominent community members within Worthington, and representative(s) from the Community Center building staff. Any and all submissions will be scrutinized on the guidelines laid out within this form.
How to Submit
An entry consists of:
-Name, Address, Email, Phone, Website
-A written proposal in Microsoft Word with a description of the proposed sculpture, dimensions, medium, approximate weight, assumed ending value and a sketch or design of the proposed sculpture, or if already constructed, a photograph (jpeg).
-Artist’s resume or listing of representative work in Microsoft Word
-Up to ten (10) photographs representative of artist’s other work (each .jpg image shall not exceed 1.5 mb in size)
- Each jpeg will be named as follows: ArtistName_ArtTitle(#).jpg
Mail or email completed entry to:
Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening Street
Worthington, OH 43085
Worthington Community Center
345 East Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Finished sculpture to be installed in the center of the roundabout located directly outside the entrance of the Worthington Community Center (pictured above). For questions regarding location, size, materials, etc., please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Written by Brad