Call for Art Exhibitions

City of Olympia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date of Release: July 17, 2017
Contact:

Stephanie Johnson
Arts Program Specialist
360.709.2678
sjohnso1@ci.olympia.wa.us


Call for Art Exhibitions

City makes a call for proposals for City Hall art
The City of Olympia is seeking curated proposals for temporary exhibition of artwork at City Hall.  The exhibitions at City Hall serve to focus on two-dimensional or pedestal-sized artworks that reflect the broad diversity and civic interests of Olympia’s communities and showcase the work of regional artists, non-profit organizations and community groups. Exhibitions should reflect the diversity of Olympia's communities and emphasize the people, places and character of Olympia.
 
Applications available at www.olympiawa.gov/callforart or by contacting Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager, at 360.709.2678 or sjohnso1@ci.olympia.wa.us
 
DEADLINE: Receipt of Entries - Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 5pm
 
  • Two (2) curated proposals will be selected for the year - exhibitions will rotate every 6 months.
  • The selected Curators/teams will receive a $700 honorarium for their work coordinating, installing and deinstalling the exhibition and arranging for one associated event (see below). Artists, speakers and performers for the temporary exhibit and public presentation will not receive an honorarium from the City.
  • Curators must provide proof of insurance to the City’s specifications during installation and deinstallation.
  • The artwork can be 2 or 3-dimensional and will be shown in the public spaces of City Hall with viewing opportunities available to the public.
  • Proposals may encompass the works of one artist or many artists, as tied together by a theme or other unifying quality that can be easily described and witnessed among the proposed artworks.
  • Each exhibition will include one event (forum, discussion, music, dance or literary performance) that is tied to the theme of the exhibition.
  • Both exhibition and panel presentation will be hosted and publicized by the City of Olympia.
  • Artwork may not be sold during exhibition. Sale prices may not be displayed, but the Curator may be noted on exhibition cover card as the point of contact for inquiries.