Sculpture Artists Wanted
Philomath Public Art Council
The Philomath Public Art Council (PPAC) is pleased to invite local and regional sculptors to
submit images* of conceptual design, site specific work for consideration of the display of
public art for the City of Philomath, Oregon. The sculpture will be on loan for an estimated two
year period of September 2018 through September 2020, or until purchased for the City
collection. This sculpture shall tap into the natural resources, educational (Philomath = Lover of
Learning) themes, and may include abstract works.
The Philomath Public Art Council was established in 2012 with the goals of placing quality art
pieces in public places to give citizens and visitors an opportunity to appreciate the art as an
integral part of the community. This is our fourth competition for outdoor sculpture to be
placed in Philomath. We believe that these pieces may be purchased by local citizens, and
perhaps donated to the City. The City has no budget for purchasing public art.
It is the intent of the PPAC to select one sculptural piece for display in a preselected site in a
prominent location in downtown Philomath. The selected piece will remain on display in the
City for two years. In recognition, the PPAC shall provide the artist with an honorarium of
$2,000. Liability and damage insurance, once the piece is installed, will be carried by the City of
Artists should submit a concept or concept drawings that, if built, can withstand the elements
and normal wear and tear experienced by public art in an outdoor setting. If necessary, the
PPAC or City can arrange for equipment during installation, and de-install the work from the
site at the end of the exhibition date.
The selected sculpture will be on loan to the City of Philomath during the exhibition period. The
work may be available for sale to the public if the artist desires. Sculptures will remain the
property of the Artist. The selected artist will be required to enter into a contractual agreement
with the City of Philomath. If a sculpture is sold during the contract period, it must be left on
the site for the remainder of the contract period, or replaced with a piece of equal quality
acceptable to the PPAC.
Location of the art: SE 12 and Main Street in downtown Philomath
Issue call to Artists: March 5, 2018
Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018
Final selection by the Council: April 15, 2018
Notify artists: April 20, 2018
Installation by: Sept. 15, 2018
Contact Irene Zenev Irene@bentoncountymuseum.org for more information.