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October 17, 2020

Wintertide Light Art Experience

  • Organization: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
  • Submission Deadline: October 17, 2020
  • Event Dates: December 5, 2020 - February 28, 2021
  • Entry Fee: $15
  • Type: Public Art & Proposals
  • Eligibility: National
  • Categories: Sculpture
  • Location: Port Angeles, WA

Exhibit Dates: Dec 5, 2020 – February 28, 2021

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center seeks proposals for temporary or permanent light-based installations and artworks for installation in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park, Port Angeles, WA. Existing pieces as well as proposals for new works will be considered.

The selected works will be exhibited alongside more than 100 existing sculptures throughout 5 acres of forested parkland, transforming the park with light and color through the darkest months of the year. Applicants are encouraged to visit Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park to experience firsthand the park’s rugged terrain and second-growth Olympic forest environment.

Eligibility: Open to all artists and artist teams located within the United States. Artist teams please designate one primary contact person for your group.

Artwork must: Make use of light as a primary design element Be the artist or artist team’s own original work Be suitable for viewers of all ages

Be designed to withstand adverse Northwest winter weather
Be soundly constructed and firmly anchored to prevent theft

Terms & Conditions: Selected sculptures will be displayed through February 28, 2021. Participating artists will receive a $300 stipend for loan of the work. Additional funding to cover materials or transport may be available upon request.

Final location and installation details will be determined by the Gallery & Program Director, whose decisions are final. All works sold will remain in place through February 28, 2021.PAFAC charges a 40% commission on all sales. Artists are solely responsible for transportation and installation of their work, to be ready for display by December 5, 2019. Artists will hold harmless the PAFAC and the City of Port Angeles from any claim of damage or loss of artworks from any cause whatsoever, during the period the sculpture is displayed. Any images submitted or photographs taken of the artwork may be used by PAFAC to promote or advertise the exhibit Artwork that differs substantially from submitted image(s) or project proposals may not be Installed.Work not de-installed by March 30, 2021 will become the property of PAFAC.

Technical Details: A limited number of electrical outlets are available at the Webster House; works requiring power connections must be located nearby to ensure access. Artworks making use of wireless [solar, battery-powered, glow-in-the-dark, etc.] technology may be installed throughout the 5-acre park. We regret that PAFAC staff are limited in our ability to provide routine maintenance such as recharging batteries or turning works on/off on a daily basis.

Timeline:
Application Deadline: October 17, 2020 at midnight PST

Email Notifications: October 30, 2020

Installation Time Frame: November 16 – December 4, 2020

First Lighting: Saturday, December 5, 2020

De-installation: March 1-30, 2021

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