Call Detail
Douglas County Art Encounters 2017-2018
100 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 2/11/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3
• Artists have the opportunity to promote and sell their work.
• Art work that is sold anytime during the display period must remain on display for the duration of the show.
• The program promotes interest and appreciation for public art.
• The program develops pride in each community and draws visitors to civic areas where sculptures are displayed.
• The program is marketed throughout Douglas County and beyond.
• Selected public art is strategically placed in high-traffic areas in the community for maximum exposure.
• Selected artists will receive an $800 stipend, payable after completion of the installation.
• A $1,000 Judge's Award will be awarded to one artist after all pieces have been installed and a selected judge evaluates the collection.
• A $1,000 People’s Choice honorarium will be awarded to one artist at the end of the display period and after public voting has ceased.
• As noted by previous artist participant: “All of my success this year can be attributed to the fine people and support from the Douglas County Art Encounters Program, sponsored by SCFD. This program has been a great success for me in the fact that because I loaned the art work to them during the program, they not only had one outright purchase by a jurisdiction, but another jurisdiction facilitated the purchase of a second sculpture,” said 2008 and 2009 artist Christopher Romero.
A Public Art Advisory Committee with representatives from throughout Douglas County selects the artwork from applications submitted for this program. The Committee functions under the direction of the Douglas County Cultural Council.
The Public Art Advisory Committee selects the art and determines which art goes in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and Roxborough. The displayed work is identified with the artist name, title of piece, year and the Art Encounters logo. The Art Encounters exhibit features both traditional and cutting-edge sculptures throughout Douglas County, Colorado.
NOVEMBER 14, 2016

The call will open on CaFE.
FEBRUARY 11, 2017 The call will close on CaFE.
The Public Art Advisory Committee selects the artwork from the entries and then draws in order to choose which piece will be displayed at each jurisdiction’s location. Following selection, artists will receive e-mails indicating if their work has been selected. The jurisdiction will be in touch with artists whose work has been selected and provided with a contract. Failure to sign and return the contract by the specified date may result in the artist being dismissed from the exhibition.

APRIL 2017
Voting by the public for the 2016-2017 exhibition will end and a $1,000 People's Choice Award will be given before the new 2017-2018 pieces are installed.
The previous year's sculptures will be removed to make room for sculptures for the 2016-2017 program year and the newly selected 2017-2018 pieces will be installed. It is up to each jurisdiction to schedule installation for the sculptures in coordination with the artist.

Installed art will be evaluated by a selected judge and the $1,000 Judge's Choice Award given.
Artists must submit at least two (2) images per sculpture.  Indoor art will not be accepted. Each image of the sculpture must contain completed fields of dimensions, medium, year completed, etc. Artists must include a description in the description field which includes:
  • A description of the sculpture;
  • Installation requirments and equipment needs;
  • Maintenance requirements;
  • If a base is or is not included with the sculpture; and
  • Suggested dimensions for installation are appreciated.
If selected, the artwork that is submitted on the application must be the same as the artwork that is delivered for installation in size, color, surface treatment, mounting, medium, pose, edition, edition, etc.
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