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ARTists in the PARKS A plein air event
CALL to ARTISTS
Information about ARTists in the PARKS ARTists in the PARKS is an opportunity for artists of all ages to experience painting “en plein air” in 4 parks in Corvallis, Oregon on September 10, 2011. It celebrates the century-old technique of outdoor painting that was the innovation of French Impressionist painters. The 4 Corvallis parks offer a variety of landscapes for artists to capture moments that reflect the everchanging colors, light and shadows and the shifting elements of each environment. Willamette Park offers natural and park settings along the Willamette River. There are soccer fields, a dogs off leash area, a playground, a Disc Golf course and wooded paths. Riverfront Park, in downtown Corvallis, has the Corvallis Farmer’s Market from 9 am – 1 pm that day and offers a variety of subjects for artists to capture. In addition Riverfront Park offers a multi modal path, plazas, public art and landscaped areas 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 offered from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, a playground, an extensive garden area, public sculptures and the historic church building which houses the Corvallis Arts Center. Bald Hill Natural area has a historic barn, waving grass fields and at the 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 1
reception where the art can be purchased with 50% of the purchase price paid to the artist. This event is a fundraiser for Corvallis Parks and Recreation’s youth art programs. This event is partially funded by the Oregon Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.
Eligibility Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Artists may use any medium but must use a plein air focus for their artwork. There will be 4 awards given at the evening reception. All art work must be done on stamped 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 want to receive a free lunch or at the canvas stamping to participate. Artists may paint 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 the participating artist. Please register using the Corvallis Parks and Recreation online registration at www.ci.corvallis.or.us/pr . To receive a free lunch artists must be registered by Noon, September 7th. Print this additional 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 receive their free lunch they must register by Noon on September 7th. Out of town artists must register by September 1st if they will need host lodging. Host lodging is for Friday and Saturday nights only. Host lodging will be in-home housing by a local Art Guild member. This is limited so register early! Artists must supply their own “canvases “and materials. Canvases may be primed, but otherwise must be blank before stamping. Artists may get any number of “canvases” stamped. Each artist will be guaranteed 18 square feet for display. More may be available the day of the event. All artwork must be done on stamped canvases or a material suitable to 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 office at 1310 SW Avery Park Dr. A map to each of the parks and to the lunch location will be given to the artists at that time. Artists can start any 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 be for sale. Artwork must be properly labeled and delivered between 4 and 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 2
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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 to the Artist. Art work must be prepared for display with wire hangers or a suitable hanging device attached when submitting for judging. Framing is encouraged. Each piece must at a minimum have a neat gallery wrap. All Artists are provided with a free lunch on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to network with the other artists while enjoying a splendid variety of wraps and sides. This lunch is from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Central Park. Artists are required to be at the Evening reception from 6:30 – 9 pm. Artwork sold that evening will be given to the buyer by each 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 evening reception.
Awards • $100 Corvallis Fall Festival Professional Artist Award • $100 Amateur Artist Award Artists who enter this category must have sold less than 10 pieces of artwork. • $100 Artist’s choice award plus gift pack from Gamblin Artists Colors • $100 People’s Choice award People attending the reception will be voting from 6:30 – 8 pm Awards will be announced at 8:30 pm at the Evening Reception. Sales This event is a fundraiser for Corvallis Parks and Recreation’s youth art programs. Corvallis Parks and Recreation will retain 50% of the sales revenue generated throughout the evening reception. Commissioned pieces during the course of the event will be permitted at the previously mentioned rate. 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 evening reception. All removal of artwork will be through the sales desk at the reception. Rights The Artist grants Corvallis Parks and Recreation and the City of Corvallis the right to photograph and use images of the artist working and images of the award winning artwork featured in the evening reception for promotional purposes. Warrants The Artist warrants that s/he owns the copyright to the artwork submitted for this event and that those art works do not infringe the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy or any other rights of any third parties or any other persons. Liability 3
Artwork displayed in and around the ARTists in the PARKS events, including the evening reception, will be exhibited at the artist’s own risk. The Artist is responsible for insuring, delivering and picking up his/her artwork. Corvallis Parks and Recreation, the City of Corvallis, and/or their employees or volunteers are not liable for theft or damage to artwork in transit, on display or otherwise included in the events associated with Artists in the PARKS. The artist also agrees to not hold Corvallis Parks and Recreation and the City of Corvallis and/or their employees or volunteers responsible for any injury, property damage or theft of any kind related to their participation in the events associated with ARTists in the PARKS. Pick up of Artwork Artists are responsible for picking up any unsold artwork at the end of the evening reception. Pickup will be 9:30 – 10:00 pm, Saturday, Sept. 10th. Any artwork left after 10:00 pm will be available for pick up starting Monday, September 12th and will be held for 5 days at the Corvallis Parks and Recreation office at 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis, OR. Artwork left after September 16th will become the property of Corvallis Parks and Recreation. By signing below and registering for ARTists in the PARKS, the artist agrees to abide by all ARTists in the PARKS conditions and rules and to hold The City of Corvallis, Corvallis Parks and Recreation and their employees and volunteers harmless. Corvallis Parks and Recreation reserves the right to deny an entry if it deems the subject matter is inconsistent or inappropriate for the competition. Artwork displayed in and around ARTists in the PARKS events is exhibited at the artist’s own risk.
________________________________________________________ ________________________________ Signature of Artist
_____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Printed Name of Artist (this is the way it will appear in publicity) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Complete mailing address of artist
E-mail and web site address for artist
Return this page to: Corvallis Parks and Recreation ATTN: Deb Curtis 1310 SW Avery Park Dr. Corvallis, OR 97333 If you have questions feel free to contact Deb Curtis at 541-754-1734 or Debra.Curtis@ci.corvallis.or.us
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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