WSG is accepting proposals from established and emerging sculptors for its annual exhibition of outdoor sculptures at Sandy Spring Museum. Located in Sandy Spring Maryland, the museum serves as a catalyst for community building by providing opportunities for creative engagement in a range of cultural arts. The museum offers the environment and inspiration for artists and community members to create and host events, performances, activities, and exhibits, which engage, stimulate, and bring people together. The SSM grounds are open daily and many special events and programs are offered throughout the year, as are private rentals. For more information about the museum please visit www.sandyspringmuseum.org.
Sandy Spring Museum is located on 7+ acres of land, 3 acres of which are heavily forested. The remainder is naturally landscaped with mature trees. Sculptures can be installed throughout the property, including upon two 10’x 10’ concrete pads. Artists can also use a wooden trellis that blooms with wisteria in the spring and extends the entire length of the property.
Works should be suitable for long-term, outdoor exposure, as well as fabricated and installed in a viewer-safe manner. Artists are responsible for any maintenance of the work.
Artists should detail their installation requirements when submitting the application. All sites are on grassy areas, although there are two 10’ X 10’ concrete covered areas that are situated next to each other. We highly recommend artists visit the site and plan their proposals accordingly but please continue to adhere to all recommended social distancing practices.
Self-guiding maps of the exhibition will be available at Sandy Spring Museum and on the websites of WSG and SSM. Exhibition cards will be distributed to WSG, SSM members, and the community. Promotion of the show will be actively pursued.
INSURANCE, COMMISSIONS, AND SALES
SSM insures works on loan up to $10,000 after the work is delivered and the exhibition loan agreement is signed. Insurance during transportation is the responsibility of the artist. All purchases during the exhibit will go through the museum. The museum charges a 30% commission fee.
WORK TO BE CONSIDERED
A maximum of 6 images (including any detail images) of sculptures/installations per artist or team may be submitted for consideration. In addition, please include:
- A description of where the project pieces are to be placed (if site-specific)
- A brief background or narrative information about the artwork or proposal
- An explanation of how the project relates to the theme and whether there is light, sound, or movement that may impact placement or the ability of others to experience nearby artworks.
Artists may choose to install their work with public participation and involvement during the installation period, or if required, over the life of the artwork.
Artists will submit a proposal in .doc or .pdf format. The proposal should include the project description, concept sketches or renderings, and any other information pertaining to the proposed project. In addition, artists will provide up to 6 images of existing work in .jpg format titled “portfolio001”– ‘portfolio005”.jpg.” Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each.
It is highly recommended that artists visit Sandy Spring Museum to get a sense of the surroundings and possibilities prior to applying. Artists can visit the site seven days a week, at any time.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Please view this instructional video on using EntryThingy if you need help and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvvRAM85ZAM
All submissions must be anonymous.
Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each. Video files must be smaller than 50MB each (about five minutes).
Files should be named with only the title of the work (no first or last names). Use the actual title for each work (e.g., Title 1.jpeg, Title 1 (detail).jpeg).
The EntryThingy platform allows you to submit a statement about how your work relates to the exhibition’s requirements. It also offers you a chance to provide a brief description of each work along with a title, dimensions, etc.
To avoid being disqualified, do not include your name in either the statement or any of the description paragraphs.
Applicants should go to http://www.entrythingy.com/ and click on the tab (at the top) “for artists”. Click on “list of current calls”.
Scroll down and click on the Artina 2023 listing.
Create a login account to http://www.entrythingy.com/ if you don’t have an account, or if you do, login to your existing account with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the Artina 2023 call and complete the entry steps.
There is a $5 entry fee.
All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications via email.