Announcing the 1st annual Longview Outdoor Sculpture Gallery

            The Longview Outdoor Gallery (LOG)Task Force is excited to announce the call for artists for the 1st Annual Longview Outdoor Gallery Program.  This is will be a 2 year rotating program with the pieces being displayed in downtown Longview, Washington.  LOG is part of the City of Longview’s effort to create an Arts District
            
 We are seeking artists to display one outdoor sculpture that will be on display/for sale for 2 years.    During the first 90 days the community will select the ‘People’s choice by vote.  The LOG Task Force will  consummate the purchase of the“people’s choice” by the end of the first year.  Freestanding and wall mounted sculpture will be considered.
       
     As a way to help improve representation of art by Native Americans and Veterans of Foreign Wars we  have reserved no less than one spot for each. 

Benefit to the artist

ü      Possibility of winning the“People’s Choice” award with their piece purchased for permanent display in the city of Longview.
ü      Your sculpture will be for sale.  
ü      During the kickoff event artists may connect with potential buyers.
ü      Low sales commission of 15% on all pieces except the winner of ‘Peoples Choice’. 
ü      Opportunity to interact with the public, show off work, and make contacts for future sales. 
ü      Concrete pedestal will be installed for those pieces that need it. 
ü      Assistance with off loading and loading sculpture.
ü      Images of the sculpture to be used in promotional advertisements for the City of Longview.
ü      The Peoples Choice winner will be brought back, to speak, perform workshops and demonstrations as ‘artist in residence’ for a week.

Sculpture requirements

           
The sculpture must be available for sale through LOG.  Please note that sculptures may be removed by the artist if sold during the two year timeline. 
All work must be original, created by the artists.  The sculpture will need to be able to withstand extreme weather variations and interaction with the public.  Artist must also allow use of his or her likeness, photos of the sculpture, and biographical information for publicity purposes.  No bendable or breakable pieces will be accepted.  We will not be accepting fragile, dangerous or pieces that are inappropriate for family viewing.  Sculptures must be capable of being secured attached to pedestal or sidewalk.  Contact us for details. 

Application process

All applications must contain the following:
ü      Completed application form
ü      Resume and artist statement
ü      Each application must include a CD with digital images of the artwork and each image file name must specify the title. Each image submitted must be high resolution, and measure 5″ x 7″.
ü      Each submission must also include information about each sculpture which includes title, dimensions, media, date created, and retail price.
ü      Electronic application will not be accepted. 

Time line

Deadline for applications:
Postmarked by April 20th, 2011
Notifications will be mailed out by:
            May 1st, 2011.
Installation to be scheduled with welder. 
Kickoff event will be September 10th, 2011.
Overnight accommodations will be provided for those artists who are from out of town.

Contact information

Please mail application to: 
Longview Outdoor Gallery
c/o Jeff Jolly
1603 25th Ave
Longview, WA  98632


Longview Outdoor Gallery

Please complete form in it’s entirety.  Return to Jeff Jolly with artist statement, resume, CD of high resolution images, and SASE if return of material is requested.  The title of each sculpture, artist name must be included on each image file name.  ie: Jones.HappyHeart.JPG  Up to three sculptures may be submitted for consideration.
                                     
Name ______________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________________________________________________________________           
Address__________________________________________________________________________________________________           
__________________________________________________________State________________________Zip ________________
Phone number________________________________ Email address_________________________________________
               Veteran of Military                          Native American heritage
Sculpture #1
Title______________________________________________________________Medium _____________________________________________
Dimensions (HxWxD)__________________________________________Retail Price __________________________________________
Brief artist statement__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Sculpture # 2
Title______________________________________________________________Medium _____________________________________________
Dimensions (HxWxD)__________________________________________Retail Price __________________________________________
Brief artist statement__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Sculpture #3
Title______________________________________________________________Medium _____________________________________________
Dimensions (HxWxD)__________________________________________Retail Price __________________________________________
Brief artist statement__________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Check list
       Completed application form
       CD of sculpture photos with name and title
       Artist statement
Mail to: Longview Outdoor Gallery
            c/o  Jeff  Jolly
            1603 25th Ave,

            Longview, Wa  98632

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