Sculpture Tour Eau Claire is pleased to announce our 2012 Call to Artists
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire an exciting exhibit of original sculptures displayed outdoors year-round in downtown Eau Claire, WI. Each year Sculpture Tour Eau Claire brings 25 plus original sculptures to the city supported by the Eau Claire community. The sculptures are placed on loan to the city for the entire year and are available for lease or purchase. At the end of each Sculpture Tour Eau Claire season, votes will be tallied for the People's Choice Award. The winner of this award will be purchased by Sculpture Tour Eau Claire and donated to Eau Claire City as a legacy to be placed on permanent display. The winning People's Choice artist will receive a cash award of $15,000.00 and certificate.
All Sculptures will be judged for the Best of Show Award. This award will be based on artistic merit and creativity. The First Best of Show Award sculptors will receive a cash award of $1,000 and Best of Show Bronze $500 and Best of Show Other Material $500 as well as a certificate.
Qualifying sculptors outside of the Columbia Basin will be reimbursed for travel expenses at 50 cents per mile up to a maximum of $500.00 for the first sculpture and up to $250 for the second sculpture for delivery and pickup.
Artists will qualify for sculpture pickup travel expense reimbursement if they are not participating in SculptureOne Network cities 2012 and have to make a special trip to Eau Claire to pick up the 2011 sculpture(s). If artists are participating in Sculpture Tour 2011, they will be reimbursed for one trip to Eau Claire for delivery of new piece(s) and pick up of previous year's piece(s).
**Please note: All monetary values are quoted in U.S. dollars.
Sculpture Tour volunteers and welders will be available with the necessary equipment and manpower to help unload, place the artwork and secure it to the assigned granite pedestal or concrete pad.
All participating sculptors are encouraged, but not required, to be present during the installation of their sculpture(s)on May 7 & 8, 2012 and at the Artists Reception. City leaders, site sponsors, Sculpture Tour board members, general members and other dignitaries will be invited to attend the Artist Reception. Artists who attend the May Artists Weekend are eligible for two nights free accommodation.
The jury is comprised of visual artists and local business and community leaders. Entries will be critiqued on artistic merit, creativity, public safety, and for durability in an outdoor setting. All artists will be notified of the jury's decisions upon completion of the jurying process.
Sculpture Size Qualification Notice. Sculptures may be considered too small if less than 60cm height, but may be eligible if at least 15cm in width. The jury will make the decision.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Sculpture Tour is open to professional and amateur sculptors of all backgrounds. Sculptors may submit up to four (4) of their own original (in concept, composition, and execution) sculptures and the entry fee per sculpture is $25.00. We welcome all sculptures at any valuation; however, those not willing to accept up to a maximum of $15,000.00 from the City as the purchase price for their sculpture will be excluded from the public voting for the People's Choice Award. Sculpture Tour will receive a 25% commission on any sculpture sold and on any commissioned sculptures. Sculpture Tour will provide liability and comprehensive insurance coverage on all sculptures.
Sculpture Replication Notice Sculpture Tour will not accept sculpture entries that are identical to sculptures already placed, or to be placed in other similar public sculpture programs within 250 miles of Eau Claire. If a sculpture in this circumstance has already been placed for public display, then it will not be eligible for any Sculpture Tour awards.
A steel base plate or steel strips should be securely attached to the bottom of each piece(s) so they can be welded to a Granite pedestal or concrete pad provided by Sculpture Tour. The plate/strips should be painted on top and bottom with rust retardant flat black paint before attachment. All sculptures need to be made of a durable material for the yearlong outdoor setting and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting.
Please include this information with the application:
- Two high quality color photos or photos of scale model(s) of front and back of each sculpture entry.
- If you provide a sketch of your sculpture it must be accompanied with a photo of one or two of your original sculptures that show a good example of the quality of your work.
- Statement explaining the sculpture(s). Successful sculptures require a statement maximum 25 words to be placed on the sculpture pedestal.
- Artist personal biography
- Artist photo to be used in sculptor promotion
- A recent resume
Go to www.sculpturetour.com
and to the Awards page and download application