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Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition 2018
Cornelius, North Carolina

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: Rolling
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition 2017): $25.00
Exhibition Overview:

Beyond Walls is a celebration of art in public spaces. Organized by the Cornelius PARC Department and the Cornelius Public Art Committee, the selected works will be installed at Robbins Park at 17738 West Catawba Ave in Cornelius, NC from May 2018 through January 2019. Robbins Park offers an idyllic park setting with significant park visitor traffic to interact with art and high visibility from a major Town road which generates over 25,000 trips per day. Thank you for your interest in submitting work for Beyond Walls Public Art Exhibition.

Guidelines For Submission:
  • This show is only open to freestanding art. Please do not submit proposals for murals or other pieces that must attach to a wall.
  • Any materials may be used as long as the sculpture is prepared for weather exposure and will not deteriorate during the duration of the show. Please consider gusts of wind up to 50mph as the site for this show is located within close proximity to Lake Norman.
  • The committee is looking for pieces of various sizes. Our preferred sizes are up to 20’ in width and up to 12’ in height. The committee will accept individual pieces, outdoor art installations and/or groupings of smaller pieces.
How To Apply:

"APPLY TO THIS CALL" at the top of this page. Applicants will be prompted to submit their resume, bio and upload up to 3 images of 3 unique pieces, including dimensions, weight and installation needs for each piece for consideration in the exhibition. Please complete the online application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Selection Process:

A panel consisting of Town staff, Public Art Committee members, art professionals, curators and citizens of Cornelius will vote to select approximately 10 pieces that will go on exhibit.

If Your Work Is Selected:
  • You will receive notification if your piece has been selected or if the committee requires additional information on your piece by Friday, February 16, 2018.
  • You will be required to complete and return the following participation forms by Thursday, March 1, 2018:
    • Town of Cornelius Exhibitor Agreement
    • Exhibitor and Art Work Detail Form
    • Art Exhibit Insurance Form (Value)
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance
    • W-9
    • Artist Biography 
  • You will receive a $1000 stipend for participating in the show. Payment will be issued once installation is complete and has been approved by the Town of Cornelius.
  • You will be required to transport and install your art at your own expense. If needed, the Town will offer assistance in unloading and installing work by appointment. Artists requiring assistance must work within the availability of the Town's staff.  
  • In order to participate in Beyond Walls, you must provide a valid Certificate of Insurance, including a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability coverage per incident or occurrence, listing the Town of Cornelius as an additional insured by Thursday, March 1, 2018.
  • The winner of the People's Choice Award, selected by our local viewing public, will receive a $1000 prize in addition to the stipend.
Project Timeline:
  •         Friday, February 9 - Deadline for submissions.
  •         Friday, February 16 - Public Art Committee will finalize selections for the show and inform the artists who have been selected.
  •         April 9 - 20 - Delivery and installation of the work will take place.
  •         Saturday, May 5 - Beyond Walls will open to the public with a reception and walking tour featuring participating artists. We encourage all artists to take part in this event.
  •         Accepted submissions will be on display through January 2019.

Questions? Please call 704-896-8823 or email
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