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Program Name & Location: Something New, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Sponsors: Arts and Humanities Bainbridge (AHB), Bainbridge Public Art Committee (PAC) and the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Honoraria: $1,000 to each of up to 5 selected Artists with the opportunity to be recognized for a $1,000 People’s Choice Award
Eligibility: Open to all local artists - Regional
Application (Electronic) Deadline: April 30, 2021
A dynamic public art experience as well as an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work. The exhibit places sculptures in five outdoor locations in downtown Winslow on beautiful Bainbridge Island. The five locations include the pedestal in front of Town & Country Thriftway on Winslow Way and Erickson, the pedestal at the south end of Madison Ave, S. (in the Doc’s plaza), the pedestal at the entry door of Bainbridge Island City Hall building and two new locations in Waterfront Park; one west of the Senior Center and one along the pathway heading east.
Selected works remain on display for 11 months after which they are removed to make room for the next collection, offering Bainbridge Islanders and visitors “something new” every year.
In addition to the five new pieces to be temporarily included as part of the Something New exhibit, Bainbridge Island has a Public Art Collection consisting of 24 works, the majority of which are also located in downtown Winslow.
The City’s Public Art Program is supported by volunteer members of the Public Art Committee (PAC), a sub-committee of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB). For more information, please visit ahbainbridge.org/public-art-2 or bainbridgewa.gov/956/Public-Art-Program.
Artwork must be completed at time of submission.
Artwork must be of suitable scale for outdoor public art and be of high artistic quality.
Artwork must require only minimal maintenance, if any, and be able to withstand the effects of weather, be as resistant as possible to vandalism, be able to withstand pedestrian contact, and not impede pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic passing by.
Artwork will be on loan to the City during the exhibition period and must be available for sale to the public. If a sculpture sells, the Artwork cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition period.
There will be a 25% commission paid to the COBI with funds deposited into the COBI Public Art Fund. Concrete pads are provided for the display of each sculpture. The anchoring method will be approved by the City Engineer. The typical requirement is 1⁄2” Titen HD bolts that screw through a baseplate. Bolts are provided by PAC/City Engineer.
If their work is selected, each Artist will be required to submit detailed information relating to the proposed anchoring method. Unless otherwise worked out with the City Engineer, the baseplate holes must be drilled to 3/4 inches to accommodate the bolts. Each concrete pad is a different size. Pedestals are described in Attachment 3, Diagrams of Pedestals and Sculpture Connection Detail, which describes the dimension of each pedestal.
During the exhibition period, COBI will maintain liability insurance to cover any damages incurred.
It is the Artist’s responsibility to deliver and oversee installation of their sculpture in July of 2021 and to be present for the removal at the end of the exhibition in June of 2022 (or a to be determined date). Artwork cannot be shipped as there is no available storage space or staff available for this purpose.
PAC reserves the right to reject work that is not the same Artwork as was selected in response to this call. Artwork may also be rejected if it does not meet COBI standards of durability, safety and quality.
- $1,000.00 honorarium for each selected Artist
- All Artwork is for sale and will be promoted as such
- Marketing and PR to include a feature on Currents, hosted by AHB as well as in local community publications
- Featured in the Opening Reception events in August of 2021 and promoted by Bainbridge Downtown Association First Friday Downtown Art Walk. (public / social gatherings permitted)
- A $1,000 People’s Choice Award for one of the program Artists
March 16, 2021 (Tuesday) - Projected Art Call Launch
April 30, 2021 (Friday) 5:00 PM PST – Artist deadline for electronic submissions
May 3-7, 2021(M-F) - Jury Completes Selections
May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) - City Council Presentation
May 12, 2021 (Wednesday) - Artists will be notified of the Jury’s Decisions
June 9, 2021 (Wednesday) - Agreements/contracts signed with Artists
July 7 – 28, 2021 - All sculptures must be installed at their specified sites
August 6th, 2021 (Friday) – COVID Phases Permitting - Official Opening Reception in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk. Artists are invited but not required to attend.
August-September 2021 – Artists to be invited to be interviewed about their work. Recordings will be made available on the Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and the City of Bainbridge Island websites
October – December 31, 2021 – Press release and voting for People’s Choice Award begins.
May 6, 2022 - People’s Choice Awards Ceremony during First Friday Art Walk
June 6 – 15, 2022 – De-installation of the sculptures by the Artists.
Artists will be featured on the following:
- Arts & Humanities Bainbridge website (http://ahbainbridge.org/artist-resources/public-art/
- Currents (http://bainbridgecurrents.org/public-art)
- City of Bainbridge Island’s website (http://www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us/956/Public-Art-Program)
We will link to each Artist’s website for additional exposure of their larger body of work. Each sculpture will be featured on its own page on Currents throughout the program year.
Interviews with Artists will potentially be broadcast on Bainbridge Community Broadcasting https://www.bestofbcb.org/) and shared on Currents website.
AHB will host an Opening Celebration - This will be dependent on the social distancing requirements at that time - Subsequent First Friday Art Walks will provide additional exposure.
Each sculpture pedestal will feature a plaque with the name of the Artist and the artwork’s information about their piece. The plaque will also recognize the project’s sponsors and will provide contact information for potential purchase.
AHB expects to organize events including guided and self-guided tours of public art on Bainbridge island.
There may be additional opportunities for artist-community interactions including interviews during installation, People’s Choice Awards Ceremony or other events
By submitting an application, the Artist acknowledges that AHB, PAC, and the City of Bainbridge Island may use photographs or videos of the Artwork to promote the Public Art Program.
The Artist agrees to be interviewed and videotaped and have the interview appear on community websites that may include but are not limited to:
- Arts and Humanities Bainbridge
- Currents (AHB’s community cultural website)
- City of Bainbridge Island
- City or Community YouTube Channel
- BARN-Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
- Bainbridge Community Broadcasting
- Bainbridge island Downtown Association BIDA
- Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce
The Selection Committee will consist of three jurors to include: one PAC representative, one Artist, and one community representative (such as the owner of a business located near a sculpture site). The Committee will primarily be concerned with the quality of the submitted sculptures. However, background materials will also be considered. Young and emerging Artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
Each Artist may submit up to five (5) sculptures for review via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each sculpture should be submitted in its own application.
Artists who do not wish to submit via email may choose to submit directly to AHB using Dropbox. If submitting using Dropbox, Artists should upload their application materials (as outlined under ‘Submission Requirements’) as Word documents. All files submitted to Dropbox must have the Artist’s name included in the file name so that we can keep each Artist’s application materials together.
Submission Requirements Include:
- Artist’s Resume
- Artist's Statement
- Artist’s Contact Information
- Description of Sculpture
- Indicate preference for site (1,2, 3, 4 or 5 as described below, or no preference)
- 3-5 Images with annotated Image List: (2000 words limit)
- Acknowledgment of review of Sample Contractual Arrangement (see Attachment 4, Sample Contractual Agreement)
- Sales price if sold to City of Bainbridge Island
This process is being managed and facilitated by AHB, PAC, and COBI. The Artist will be entering into an agreement with the City of Bainbridge Island. A sample agreement is attached (see Attachment 4, Sample Contractual Agreement). Artists must review prior to submitting to be sure they can comply with all terms and conditions.
If the Artwork is sold during the time it is on display or as the result of being on display, the Bainbridge Island Public Art Fund will receive a 25% commission. Artists will be asked to indicate the amount they would like to receive if the sculpture is sold. Promotional materials will list a purchase price. Artist’s prices must include the 25% commission and any applicable sales tax.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
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