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New England Sculptors Association
Watertown Community Sculpture Walk



Prospectus

Watertown Community Sculpture Walk

 

The City of Watertown and the New England Sculptors Association invite all 3D artists to submit works for the inaugural year of outdoor sculpture installations along the Community Path from Watertown Free Public Library Parking lot to Waverley Avenue. We welcome works from artists from all diverse backgrounds, exploring the theme of "The River" as it connects the past, present, and future of Watertown. Entries will be juried by the Watertown Public Arts Committee with NESA acting as an advisor.

 

Show Dates

Call for Entry: September 12, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Notice of Acceptance: January 27, 2023

Installation: April 24 - May 5, 2023

Opening Reception/Artist Talks: May 18, 2023 5pm -7pm

 

Special Information Sessions

There will be two opportunities to learn more about the Community Sculpture Walk and application process:

Thursday, September 29, 5-6pm: Virtual Information Session

Zoom link: https://watertown-ma.zoom.us/j/87082711113?pwd=KzdLbWhSd25ndCs2aHVzb3p6MEtzZz09

Meeting ID: 870 8271 1113

Passcode: 162510

Saturday, October 15, 4-5pm: Site Visit

Interested artists are invited to meet with Liz and see the site. Meet at the start of the Community Path behind the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St Watertown, MA 02472. 

Click here to view Sculpture Walk Site Photos: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j6ERBHOe3x7PvmpLOhTQ67VShlDO5Lo3/view?usp=sharing

 

Specifications for Outdoors

Sculptures should be suitable for long-term, outdoor exposure, fabricated and installed in a viewer-safe manner. Sculptures should be installed in a manner that is sensitive to the natural environment.

Artists will be responsible for any maintenance required during the exhibition. Works should not exceed 10 feet in height. A 6' x 6' concrete pad will be provided, if desired.

Artwork should not be intended to be climbed upon or require much physical interaction. It should be understood that this is a city-sponsored exhibit, so the work should be thought of in terms of a small city center, rather than an art museum.

Additionally, politicized works will not be welcome.

 

Accepted Artworks

Only original artworks will be accepted. Artists may not withdraw accepted works or substitute accepted works.

Artwork will be delivered by the artist. All accepted entries and winners will also be displayed on the New England Sculptors Association’s website (nesculptors.org). No artwork may be removed from the virtual or physical exhibits prior to the closing of the exhibit. Images of work may be used by the City of Watertown and NESA without notifying the artist or their agent.

Works will have plaques with identifying information.

Artwork will be insured by the City of Watertown for the duration of the loan, excluding general liability for installation and de-installation

 

How to Enter

Submit your work via OnlineJuriedShows.com (click enter this show above or below) Accounts are free and your info is only shared with institutions to which you apply.

 

Call for Entry

September 12, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Notification of acceptance: January 27, 2023

There is no fee to enter this call.


Stipends

Each sculptor will receive a $2,000 stipend for a two-year loan


Eligibility

This call is open to all artists.

Selected artists must be available for the Opening Reception and Artist Talk on May 18, 2023 from 5-7pm.

Applications from City of Watertown Employees or City contractors will not be considered.


Tips for Submitting

All entries must be submitted in a digital JPG format, between 2MB and 4MB. Image quality is critical! Poor photography and presentation will affect acceptance by the juror. Each artist may submit three entries with up to three images per work (one main image and two alternate views). The digital image must represent the artwork. Instructions for submitting can be found at onlinejuriedshows.com/HowToEnter.aspx.

For the best quality image, your file should be as close to 1920 pixels on the longest side @ 72 dpi. Files should be no less than 800 pixels on the longest side. To resize your images to these specifications, follow this link: https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/1920FileUpload.aspx. Select your file and upload. Save the new image that uploads to your computer, and that's the file you'll upload when filling out your entry form.

 

Legal Statement

Submission to this juried exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The Town of Watertown reserves the right to final curatorial, educational, installation and marketing decisions. Only original art works may be submitted. There is no fee to enter up to three (3) entries. Entry does not guarantee, in any way, inclusion in the exhibition.


Contact

Liz Helfer, Public Arts & Culture Planner

Community Development & Planning

149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov

617-972-6417 Ext: 12167


Questions about the venue, restrictions or rules, jurying, etc. can go to the email address above.


PLEASE contact Online Juried Shows directly with any questions regarding the OJS website or application process. Onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com 888-666-1351

 



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