Call to Artists - Sculpture Tucson
- September 16, 2019
SculptureTucson - Sculpture Festival Show & Sale
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN A NUTSHELL
● Sculpture Tucson annually hosts Arizona’s largest juried Sculpture Show & Sale the first weekend in April.
● Proceeds from the Show and Sale go toward the purchase of sculpture for public art in and around Tucson as well as funding public art and education.
● If you want to apply, you must do so by October 15, 2019.
● Each application will be juried by an internationally recognized panel of artists. ● Though hundreds of artists will apply, only 60 will be accepted.
● If you are accepted, you will:
◦ Have a 10 ft. x 15 ft. space to exhibit your work under a communal tent.
◦ Be provided up to 3 pedestals.
◦ Be permitted to exhibit up to 15 pieces of sculpture at a time.
◦ Receive a catalog including your work as well as work from all the participating artists.
● You may be invited to participate in our “Artist Talk” series of lectures.
● All sales will be processed by SculptureTucson.org which will retain 30% commission.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – October 15, 2019
HOW TO APPLY
• Artists are required to email their completed Application Packet and pay the $15 application fee no later
than 11:59 PM PST October 15, 2019. Email Application Packet to: email@example.com.
• The completed Application Packet must include the following:
1. Application Form - A copy of the application form is attached to this PDF and is available for download at: www.SculptureTucson.org/call-to-artists
2. Artist Statement - Up to 1/2 page. Microsoft Word or PDF format.
3. Images - Up to 15 images of your own 3-dimensional work currently available for sale. Images do not need to be of the exact work you will be bringing to the show but must be representative of your body of work. Do not include more than 2 images per piece. JPEG or PDF images only. For attachments greater than 20MB, please email a link to your application materials on a document-sharing website of your choice (DropBox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.)
4. Image List - Include title, year, dimensions, materials, price and brief description if needed. Label the image list to coordinate with each image number. Microsoft Word or PDF.
Download Application Packet here: www.SculptureTucson.org/call-to-artists
● If you are accepted, we will notify you by November 15, 2019.
● Individual sculptors who are accepted and available to attend the duration of the show will be charged a
$100 booth fee.
● Individual sculptors who are accepted and not available to attend the duration of the show will be charged a $150 booth fee. You will still be responsible for manning your space for the duration of the show.
● A very limited number of spaces will be available for galleries. Galleries that are accepted will be charged a $250 booth fee. Only work from the artists in the gallery that have been accepted to participate will be permitted to be exhibited. You will be responsible for manning your space for the duration of the show.
● If you participated in the 2019 show, please do not bring the same pieces as last year. At least 50% of your work should be work that was not previously exhibited.
● Sculpture Tucson will make available at no cost up to 3 pedestals per artist. Pedestals are stored on site and artists are responsible for picking them up prior to the show. A $50 deposit is required for the pedestals which is fully refundable once they are returned after the show.
● The Annual SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale occurs on April 3-5, 2020 as follows: Friday, April 3 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Patron’s Event)
Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, April 5 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
● Applicants are responsible for transport of all sculpture to and from the show site.
● Applicants who are selected to participate agree to the use of their submitted images by SculptureTucson
for the promotion of the annual SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale in digital as well as printed materials. LARGE SCULPTURE INFO
SculptureTucson encourages participants to exhibit large sculpture. If you intend to exhibit large sculpture that requires special assistance to place, please indicate that on the Application Form so that we can arrange for forklift assistance.
● If you are accepted, pay your booth fee, but then find that you are not able to participate in the show, you will get your booth fee back if you notify SculptureTucson at least 60 days before the show.
Application Deadline Artists Notified of Results SculptureTucson Festival
HOW TO CONTACT US
October 15, 2019 11:59 PM PST November 15, 2019
April 3-5, 2020
Questions regarding the application and exhibition process should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Logistics prohibit us from directly answering every question from every applicant. If you have a question, check the FAQ section of our webpage. We will regularly post frequently asked questions and their answers.
THE FINE PRINT STUFF
Only complete applications will be reviewed by SculptureTucson. Incomplete or partial applications
will not be considered.
SculptureTucson has the right to accept or reject any/all applicants.
Submission of an application does NOT guarantee or constitute acceptance to participate in the Annual SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale.
ABOUT Sculpture Tucson
Sculpture Tuscson does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed),
gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual
orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
SculptureTucson.org is a non-profit organization committed to being a hub for the creation,
visibility, and appreciation of sculpture. Proceeds from the annual SculptureTucson Festival Show
& Sale are used in part to purchase, donate and exhibit sculpture in public settings. Our education programs foster engagement, dialogue, and appreciation of sculpture for the public and access to professional opportunities for artists.
Our goals include sustaining the annual Sculpture Festival; establishing a public sculpture park; placing art in public spaces; creating hands-on art education programs; and becoming a resource for diverse artists and patrons, local and international communities.