Call Detail
Art Seen- Newport Public Art Rotating Art Sculpture Program
Entry Deadline: 5/9/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Oregon
Budget: Artists will receive a stipend of $1,500 to display their work for two years.

The City of Newport is pleased to invite emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit work to the Public Arts Committee’s program, Art Seen, a rotating outdoor art gallery. The City of Newport is offering artists an opportunity to display their work in Newport for a two-year period.

The City of Newport’s Public Arts Committee is a dedicated group of volunteers composed of local artists, business owners, and long-term supporters of the arts.

General Project Information:

 •Four (4) locations for art have been selected by the Public Arts Committee, located in the Nye Beach District of Newport.•Artists are allowed to submit up to one entry for each location.

•Each piece submitted will be part of a new application, and a $25 fee will be applied.

•Each artist selected will be provided with a stipend for their piece of $1,500.00.

•Art displayed as part of the Art Seen program must be available for sale to the public and be available for two years from the date of installation.

•Should art be purchased prior to completion of the contract timeline, the artist shall be given first opportunity to replace art with a suitable piece to be approved by the Public Art Committee. If the artist chooses not to replace the work, the Committee will decide whether to open the space to a new artist though a new call-to artist.

•The City of Newport provides bases for the art to be installed upon (Pictures and descriptions of the bases are available in the Supplemental Materials Document)

•All costs associated with transportation of the artwork to Newport, Oregon will be the responsibility of the artist.

•All artwork must be the original design and artwork of the artist/s and be suitable for viewing by all ages.

•All artists must be over the age of 18 to apply.

•Selected artwork will be scheduled for installation based on location, artist and approval of the Public Art Committee.

•The Committee determines by vote which location is most appropriate for the submitted piece, while also taking into account the artist’s preference in location.

Artists are offered a one-time stipend of $1,500 to provide their work for a maximum of two years. The stipend will be paid out with 50% paid upon completion of contract with artist and final 50% paid upon installation of piece on base.

During the two-year period, the art would be offered for sale, with the City of Newport
keeping a portion of the sale proceeds to support future of the Public Arts Program. 

The artist also has the opportunity to replace any sold art with a new piece during the two-year time frame.

Proposed Timeframe:

No later than-April 9, 2024

• Release Call-to-Artists

May 9, 2024

• Applications by artists must be received

Following May 9, 2024

• PAC chooses finalists

• PAC finalizes artists chosen for each space

Following May 8, 2024

• Artists are notified by the committee

August 2024

• Deadline Art is installed/Complete

Application Requirements

Submission Information and Requirements:
 When submitting, artists may request a specific location for their art to be installed.
 Artists are allowed to submit one piece per location.
 There will be a $25.00 entry fee for each artist.
Evaluation Criteria:
Art submitted to the Art Seen program will be evaluated on four criteria categories:
1.Visual Impact (30%)
A high score will be given to an artist who has uniquely organized the art elements and content and has created a striking and memorable piece of work. If selected, this project has the power to “wow” the viewer.
2.Composition and Design (30%)
A high score will be given to a piece of art that shows and effectively utilizes knowledge of the elements and principles of design. The design effectively filled the entire space.
3.Craftsmanship (30%)
A high score will demonstrate a mastery of skill and a clear understanding and application of the specific medium’s qualities.
4.Adherence to Eligibility Criteria (10%)
A high score shows that all criteria of the call-to-artists have been met.

In PDF format, please submit the following information for each piece of art:

 Title of work
 Date created
 Short description of work
 List price (please note, the City of Newport collects 30% of proceeds if the piece is purchased while on display)
 Detailed list of materials used
 Height
 Preferred/Location requested, if available
 Width of widest point
 Width of base
 Total weight of the piece
 Artist’s history using these materials
 Recommended maintenance procedures and schedule (repairs of possible damageand cleaning)
 An artist statement for use in marketing materials and signage
 Other pertinent information
Location Information:
 Four available locations are on the North East lawn area adjacent to The Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street
 Drawings, maps and details are available on the Supplemental Material Document.

Eligibility Criteria

 All artists must be over eighteen (18) years old to be eligible.
 Creativity and innovation of design are encouraged.
 Artist must submit photographs of the specific art that is being entered. Work-in-progress must be at least 75% completed and photographs of the work-in-progress
must be submitted. Mock ups, models, drawings, or concepts are not accepted for this call.
 Entries must be the original design and artwork of the entrant. Designs must not include any breach of intellectual property, trademarks, brands, business names, corporate or organizational brandings.
 Entries must be suitable for viewing for all ages. No images of sex, violence, drugs, or alcohol will be considered.
 Artwork submitted may not be used for advertisement or to promote a business, product, or viewpoint.
 Artists may submit work on their own and/or as part of a team.
 Artwork can be of any medium but must be able to withstand coastal weather conditions including extreme wind and seasonal rain, as well as resistance to theft, vandalism, rust and corrosion, excessive maintenance, and repair costs.
 Any required maintenance is to be the responsibility of the artist.
 Artwork cannot exceed 500 pounds in total weight, and cannot be taller than 10 feet.
 Artwork must include a thirty-six inch (36”) diameter plate at the bottom with four (4)one-inch (1”) diameter bolt holes to accommodate ¾” inch bolts on 22-inch spacing to be used to attach to the base provided by the City of Newport for installation (See Supplemental Materials document and diagram entitled Art Seen Installation Information).
 Each work will be evaluated to require that it does not present a hazard to public safety and is accessible.