March 18, 2019
The Town of Clayton Public Art Advisory Board invites artists to apply to participate in its annual Clayton Sculpture Trail public art exhibition. The 2019-2020 Town of Clayton Sculpture Trail is a temporary outdoor exhibit to be displayed at numerous public and private sites from May/June 2019 to May/June 2020.
This call to artists provides a free opportunity for artists to submit completed artwork for consideration. A selection panel will choose a number of original sculptures to be displayed in public and/or private locations throughout Town. Artists retain ownership of their work and agree to lend it to the exhibition.
Selected artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium for lending the work for the twelve-month period. In addition, the board sets up a process to select a “People’s Choice” winner with an additional award of $1,000 to the winning sculpture.
•There is no application fee.
•The Town of Clayton may purchase an entry at the conclusion of the exhibition for permanent placement.
The $1,000 honorarium will be credited against the purchase price for the artwork selected.
•If the artist also wins the People's Choice award, that $1,000 award will also be credited against the purchase price for the artwork selected.
•The Town of Clayton reserves the right to photograph and reproduce images of the artwork on exhibition for promotional and educational purposes.
If you are interested in having your work considered, you may submit as many entries as you would like. All artwork must be the original work of the artist (in concept, composition and execution), and suitable for 0utdoor public display. Along with photographs of the artwork, artists must submit an application for each entry which will include:
•An artist’s statement about the artwork including date of creation and a description of HOW it was made (any links to pictures or videos that artist at work creating the piece are HIGHLY encouraged)
•A detailed explanation of how the piece will be secured or anchored when installed(see installation section below).
•A list of professional references
•A brief artist biography outlining credentials and relevant experience with public art commissions
The 1-page application can be found at https://www.townofclaytonnc.org/Downtown-Clayton/sculpture-trail.aspx
Please complete the form and submit all information electronically to the Town of Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org. To send a hard copy, please forward materials to the following address:
Town of Clayton Sculpture Trail Applications
Attn: Stacy Beard & Public Art Advisory Board
P.O. Box 879, Clayton, NC 27528
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, March 18, 2019.
For further information, please contact Stacy Beard at email@example.com or 919-553-5002. Visit ClaytonNC.org/sculpture for links to the Town of Clayton Sculpture Trail.