Hood River BIG ART Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Art of Community
621 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031
Event Dates: 10/2/18 - 3/1/21
Entry Deadline: 11/19/18
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Hood River BIG ART Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit): $15.00
Public art enhances neighborhood and community identity. It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, it is accessible to everyone.
Hood River, located along the Columbia River Gorge within a designated National Scenic Area, is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier destinations for recreation, wine, food and craft beer connoisseurs, business meetings, leisure travel and special events. Hood River is an outstanding natural setting that people in most places only dream about.
In its fourth exhibit, the Art of Community BIG ART Walking Tour consists of up to 25 Sculptures on loan from artists around the country. Artists are asked to submit applications for placement of their sculptures around the downtown Hood River area for a period of about two (2)years. Applications must include photographs of the submitted work taken from the front and back viewpoints. From the submissions a committee will select a number of pieces to be installed in the downtown area. Accepted Artists are asked to submit a bio (200 words max) and a head shot.
We are working on a tight time-frame, so please submit either works that are available or works that can be fabricated within the time lines. The 2-year period will run from the beginning of March 2019 to the Beginning of March 2021.
Throughout the year Hood River has major events that attract thousands of people. Events such as Blossom Festival, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Hood River Hops Fest, Hood River Valley Harvest Festival, Wine and Pear Festival, Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour, and Northwest Exposure Wine Weekend to name a few.
The potential buyers that might be viewing your art is quite significant. The Artwork will all be professionally photographed in their site and we will be designing and printing 20,000 Walking Tour Maps and distribute then throughout the Pacific Northwest to help improve your exposure to new customers. Please see our www.website art-of-community.com.