The Orange County Arts Council is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the growing need for local arts advocacy and serving as a county-wide arts resource for Orange County, New York. The Arts Council is currently seeking proposal submissions for an outdoor group art exhibit to be juried and curated by Nora Lawrence, Curator at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY, for Safe Harbors of the Hudson in Newburgh, NY. Each selected artist will receive a minimum $500 honorarium. Larger amounts may be awarded depending on project size, construction, material, etc.
The show will consist of created or planned works selected to interact with Safe Harbors Green, the organization’s new outdoor park. The park, located between Ann Street, Liberty Street and Broadway, covers one block in a heavily trafficked urban environment. When current renovations are complete, the park will feature a green, a plaza for public events, an overlook area, rain water gardens and a child-friendly section. See map below.
Entry Deadline: No submissions will be accepted after 11:59PM on June 10, 2016.
Installation: Autumn, 2016
Exhibition Dates: Autumn, 2016 until Autumn, 2017
Entry Fee: $35.00 per entry. Fees are non-refundable. Arts Council members will have $25.00 credited to their next membership renewal.
Eligibility: Artists must be over 18 years of age and must live or work in the regions specified. Selected proposals will demonstrate a functional purpose within the environment and should have the ability to withstand human and natural interaction, including outdoor weather for all four seasons. Proposals should require little to no maintenance. Any maintenance is the artist’s responsibility. There are no size restrictions. Hazardous materials must not be used.
Notification of Acceptance: The Orange County Arts Council will contact artists by March1st regarding the inclusion of their artwork.
Installation: Installation will begin June 1st, 2016. Artists are responsible for installation, de-installation and moving costs. If not free-standing, the work must use earth anchors as the method of stabilization. Please consider and demonstrate this in your proposal.
Sale of Work: Sale of work is encouraged. Orange County NY Arts Council will neither be responsible for any payments nor distribution or shipment of works. No commission will be deducted from sales.
Please send email questions to [email protected]
Full details at www.ocartscouncil.org