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ARTists in the PARKS Info Sheet-1

ARTists in the PARKS Info Sheet-1

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Published by: Celeste Bergin on Aug 24, 2011
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CorvallisParks andRecreationPresentsthe 1stAnnual
ARTists in the PARKS
A plein air eventCALL to ARTISTS
Information about ARTists in the PARKS
ARTists in the PARKS is an opportunity for artists of all ages to experiencepainting “en plein air” in 4 parks in Corvallis, Oregon on September 10,2011. It celebrates the century-old technique of outdoor painting that wasthe innovation of French Impressionist painters. The 4 Corvallis parks offer avariety of landscapes for artists to capture moments that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows and the shifting elements of eachenvironment. Willamette Park offers natural and park settings along theWillamette River. There are soccer fields, a dogs off leash area, aplayground, a Disc Golf course and wooded paths. Riverfront Park, indowntown Corvallis, has the Corvallis Farmer’s Market from 9 am – 1 pmthat day and offers a variety of subjects for artists to capture. In additionRiverfront Park offers a multi modal path, plazas, public art and landscapedareas as subject areas. Central Park is one of the oldest parks in our system.It has a gazebo where Tableaux Vivants (“Living pictures”) will be offeredfrom 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, a playground, an extensive garden area, publicsculptures and the historic church building which houses the Corvallis ArtsCenter. Bald Hill Natural area has a historic barn, waving grass fields and atthe top of Bald Hill a view of the Willamette Valley. Artists will bring their“freshly made” art to the Chintimini Senior Center for an evening public
reception where the art can be purchased with 50% of the purchase pricepaid to the artist. This event is a fundraiser for Corvallis Parks andRecreation’s youth art programs. This event is partially funded by theOregon Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.
Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Artists may use anymedium but must use a plein air focus for their artwork. There will be 4awards given at the evening reception. All art work must be done onstamped canvases or materials suitable for the medium. No photography,electronic or computer generated/assisted art or reproductions are eligible.All artists must register and pay the registration fee in advance if they wantto receive a free lunch or at the canvas stamping to participate. Artists maypaint subjects of their choice at any of the above locations.
Entry Form and Fee
 The cost is $20 per artist and includes a free lunch on Saturday for theparticipating artist. Please register using the Corvallis Parks and Recreationonline registration atwww.ci.corvallis.or.us/pr.
To receive a free lunchartists must be registered by Noon, September 7
Print thisadditional form, sign it and return it to the address on the form by 4 p.m.September 9th.
Event Details
Interested artists must register by 4 p.m. September 9th. To receivetheir free lunch they must register by Noon on September 7
. Out of town artists
must register by September 1st if they will need hostlodging. Host lodging is for Friday and Saturday nights only. Hostlodging will be in-home housing by a local Art Guild member. This islimited so register early!
Artists must supply their own “canvases “and materials. Canvasesmay be primed, but otherwise must be blank before stamping.
Artists may get any number of “canvases” stamped.
Each artist willbe guaranteed 18 square feet for display.
More may beavailable the day of the event.
All artwork must be done on stamped canvases or a material suitableto the medium that can be hung. Stamping will be done on Saturday,Sept. 10th from 8 – 9:30 a.m. at Corvallis Parks and Recreation’s officeat 1310 SW Avery Park Dr. A map to each of the parks and to thelunch location will be given to the artists at that time. Artists can startany time after their canvasses have been stamped.
Artists may paint subjects of their choice at any of the 4 locations.
All artwork entered in the evening reception and for judging must befor sale. Artwork must be properly labeled and delivered
between 4and 5:30 pm to the Chintimini Senior Center
to be included in the judging and eligible for prizes. Labeling includes the Artist’s name, the
 Title, medium, price and category to be judged in (see Awards below).Please remember that 50% of the price of the art that sells will paid tothe Artist.
Art work must be prepared for display with wire hangers or a suitablehanging device attached when submitting for judging. Framing isencouraged. Each piece must at a minimum have a neat gallery wrap.
All Artists are provided with a free lunch on Saturday. This is a greatopportunity to network with the other artists while enjoying a splendidvariety of wraps and sides. This lunch is from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. atCentral Park. Artists are required to be at the Evening reception from6:30 – 9 pm. Artwork sold that evening will be given to the buyer byeach artist. Voting for the Artist’s choice award will be done from 6:30– 7pm.
All artwork will be sold through the reception desk at the eveningreception.
Corvallis Fall Festival Professional Artist Award
Amateur Artist Award Artists who enter this category musthave sold less than 10 pieces of artwork.
Artist’s choice award plus gift pack from Gamblin Artists Colors
People’s Choice award People attending the reception will bevoting from 6:30 – 8 pmAwards will be announced at 8:30 pm at the Evening Reception.
 This event is a fundraiser for Corvallis Parks and Recreation’s youth artprograms. Corvallis Parks and Recreation will retain 50% of the salesrevenue generated throughout the evening reception. Commissioned piecesduring the course of the event will be permitted at the previously mentionedrate. Payment for all work sold will be mailed no later than September 30th.
Pick up of Artwork 
 Artists are responsible for picking up their artwork at the end of the eveningreception. All removal of artwork will be through the sales desk at thereception.
 The Artist grants Corvallis Parks and Recreation and the City of Corvallis theright to photograph and use images of the artist working and images of theaward winning artwork featured in the evening reception for promotionalpurposes.
 The Artist warrants that s/he owns the copyright to the artwork submitted forthis event and that those art works do not infringe the copyrights,trademarks, rights of privacy or any other rights of any third parties or anyother persons.

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