Visited by nearly 500,000 tourists each year, Charlottesville is going to become the stage of public sculptures, in an event organized by ArtInPlace (Charlottesville, VA), with the support of the City's Council.
Areas of high vehicular traffic have been selected and although the organizer is looking essentially for large works, established locations along Schenk's Branch Greenway, where a pedestrian path paralles McIntire Road, permit the view of smaller sculptures.
This event is open to artists working independently or in group, who should submit the requested elements, which include title, medium and dimensions, together with photos or a labeled CD of images (jpg files with 72 dpi and an overall dimension of 1920 x 1920), method of installation, a short statement about each work and of course the available contacts, including a website if applicable.
The selected artists, in a number between six and ten, are required to carry general liability insurance and eventually property insurance if found necessary.
Contracts will be executed with each artist who will receive an honorarium in the value of $1500, as well as appropriate online biography and work description, availability of other works for sale and a link to the website based upon information made available by the artist.
In addition, the sculptors will have their works published in the local media.
Each installation will be in place from October 2010 to September 2011
The deadline is July 1, 2010 and the selected artists will be notified by August 15, 2010.
After a brief phone call, The Art Inquirer is able to inform that this call is open to artists worldwide, although of course the inherent expenses may pose an obstacle to the participation.