The state-wide search has begun for a new large-scale sculpture to occupy a prominent spot at The Root Community.
The style, subject and medium are open ended but the location is decided. Your work will replace a pre-existing sculpture that has seen better days. The base of the sculpture is set in a 6 foot concrete slab in a field of wildflowers at the entrance of the property. It is mounted in the center by steel tube with a 2 inch diameter. The only physical requirement is that is can be erected in this fashion.
The winning sculpture will be selected by a distinguished panel of artists including renowned sculptor Christopher Carter, the owner of The Fridman Gallery Iliya Fridman, & artist and activist Diana Wege. The winner will have the opportunity to create their full scale piece with a materials stipend of up to $1000, with a permanent home at The Root Community along with a cash prize of $1000.
DATES & DETAILS
Fill out the proposal form below and submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 19th.
All proposals will be considered and finalists will be selected by May 24th.
Finalists will be asked to create a model of their work to present to the panel.
The winning work will be selected at The Root Community
Arts Weekend on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.
This competition is loosely limited to New York State but if you would like to make an appeal please get in touch.
The funding cap for this work is $1000 so please keep this in mind when
thinking about materials.
It is requested that finalists present their concept in person to the panel.
The process as well as the final piece will be fully documented. All imagery and documentation
will be made available to the artist.
Once the piece is completed it will belong to The Root Community
and will not be removed.