Application Deadline: May 9, 2015 by midnight EST
Landscape and Structure Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council (MARC).
June 1- November, 2015 or up to one year (End of exhibition TBD with the artists)
MARC Staff Bronwyn Mitchell, Programs Manager, along with select members of the MARC Board of Directors, including farmers, local business professionals, art enthusiasts and philanthropists.
May 9, 2015 Midnight EST (received by entrythingy.com)
Entry Fee: $5
. This artwork will specifically address the immediate vicinity of MARC’s fields, crops, fenced areas and barns that contribute to the characteristic appearance as well as the surrounding gentle hills and wide-open spaces of farm and horse land.
About the Site
This 149-acre piedmont farm located in central Baltimore County was once part of a larger 400-acre grain and then horse farm dating from the 1700s. Its main homestead was built in the 1800s. While most of the homestead is gone, the land remains in agriculture, now as a living outdoor classroom designed to allow the public unfettered access to the many different aspects of agriculture and provide farmers the opportunity to see innovative practices in a real-world setting.
The Farm features conventional crops, experimental plots, apiculture, demonstration gardens, historic farm buildings, pastures, forest, wetlands, meadows, and breathtakingly beautiful scenic vistas. NOTE: This is a working demonstration farm. On any given day – you may catch fields being planted or harvested, the bees being tended, or any number of activities that keep a farm productive.
The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council (MARC) is the non-profit arm of the facility responsible for developing the programs and projects that utilize the Farm Park as an outdoor classroom, providing the public with (a) unfettered access to agricultural endeavors, (b) information critical for educating the public about the importance of agriculture, (c) demonstrations of innovative agricultural practices, and (d) the assistance needed to grow the next generation farmers.
In addition to traditional farm-based programs such as, Educational Farm Tours, Farm Camps, Teachers Night on the Farm, 3.1 miles of recreational trails, demonstration gardens, demonstration crops, workshops, family campouts and crop tours, local food and wine festivals, therapeutic riding, and the annual Family Farm Day, MARC’s Arts on the Farm program is a multi-faceted, on-going exploration of the intersection of arts and agriculture.
The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org and send in a check, or may join online with your submission to the exhibition.
WSG members must have paid their dues for 2015 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. The address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2015). Notices for 2015 dues were mailed Dec. 2014.
Work to be Considered
Artists are permitted to install pre-existing work on a large or monumental scale that will withstand outdoor conditions for at least 6- 12 months. The work will not be considered if it poses any safety concerns for visitors.
The installation may overlap with the other calls for the other three seasons.
Participating artists are required to give a presentation for the community or a small workshop for local artists and/or schools, to be scheduled between June-Nov 2015.
MARC will provide volunteers, workforce and, if needed, equipment, tools etc. during installation. MARC has access to a wide variety of equipment including forklift, tractor, brush hogs and backhoes, with much of it located on site. Use of the equipment would need to be coordinated between MARC and the artist.
Selected artists will be required to discuss specifics about the site, setting and layout of the installation with MARC staff and exhibition coordinators. Artist may choose to install their work with public participation and involvement during the installation period.
MARC will consider a maximum of 5 images of existing work per artist or artist team. A narrative statement is required and will be submitted as a pdf along with the 5 sculpture images.
The narrative statement should include:
- Background or narrative information about the project
- Explanation of how the project relates to theme and site.
- Written description of the physical aspects of the work (suggested site, positioning, material size etc.)
- Any maintenance that will be required during the course of the exhibition
It is recommended for artist to visit the site to get a sense of the surroundings and possibilities prior to submitting an application. Artists can visit the site any time during business hours. (Sunrise to Sunset)
MARC reserves the right to make photo documentation for the purposes of promotional publication both print and electronic.
Instructions for ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists ” at top. www.entrythingy.com
Click on “list of current calls”.
Scroll down and click on the “Landscape And Structure” listing.
Create a login account if you don’t have one, or if you do, login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the “Landscape and Structure” call and complete the entry steps. There is a $5 entry fee. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive accepted or not accepted notifications.
Insurance, Commissions and Sales
MARC and WSG will insure the work after the work is delivered and exhibition loan agreement is signed. Insurance during transportation is the responsibility of the artist. There will be no commission taken by the venue of any work sold during the exhibition. Purchase inquiries will be directed to the artists.
- April 15, 2015: CFE open call Entrythingy.com
- May 9, 2015: Application deadline midnight (EST)
- May 20, 2015: Artist Selection
- May 23, 2015: Artist Notification
- June 7 -13, 2015: Artwork Installation
- TBD with artist: Opening Day / Opening Activities
- TBD with artist: De-installation day (on or after November 2015)