Our friends at Philomath Public Art Council invite local and regional sculptors to submit images.

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

Schedule: 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.

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