OSA Outdoor Sculpture Display Guidelines
PNWS has installed a concrete sculpture display pad in the garden at OSA to feature individual sculptures for 3-month intervals.
The pad measures 24”H x 30”W x 30”D. A steel pipe is centered in the concrete pad. If additional anchors are necessary, details should be part of your application. We want to limit the number of anchors drilled into the pad.
— Sculpture submissions must be by active member of PNWS.
— Art must be suitable for outdoor exhibition in a public space.
— Art must be a minimum of 2’ and no taller than 8’.
— Art will be installed and removed at the artist’s expense in coordination with OSA groundskeeper.
— Art will remain on display for the entire 3-month period.
— Art must be installed with sufficient anchoring to prevent the sculpture from being removed, tipped, broken or overturned.
— Art must be maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition period.
— All art must be an original creation by the artist.
— Works of art shall not create inordinate safety problems or liability problems for OSA visitors.
— OSA is located in a residential area. Sound or light components are discouraged.
— Appropriateness of kinetic elements will be at the discretion of the jurors.
Jury process: Jury will consist of the PNWS Show Committee Chair and at least one additional PNWS Board member plus one representative of OSA. The Gallery reserves the right to reject artwork that fails to meet the above requirements or crosses acceptable boundaries. This would include misogynistic and/or racist imagery, depiction of extreme violence or graphic sexuality, and objectionable political or religious imagery.
Insurance: Insurance for artwork while on OSA property will be the responsibility of the artist.
Sale/Commission: Works in the exhibit may be offered for sale, but it is not a requirement. OSA’s commission rate is 30 percent of all sales. Funds will be collected by OSA from buyers and then dispersed to artists within 30 days of the end of the exhibition. The artist and buyer must arrange artwork delivery and shipping costs.
Artist identification: OSA will display a one-page description of the artist/artwork near the entrance to the gallery. Information will be gleaned from the submission documentation.
— Submissions are due 30 days before the end of each calendar quarter. Reminders will be included in the PNWS newsletters.
— Submission shall include artist name, art title, date created, material, size, (height, width, depth), weight, special installation considerations, selling price, and an artist’s statement (300 character limit).
— Images and information will be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.