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Community Art Garden
https://www.atac160.org

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Contact Email: info@atac160.org
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Entry Deadline: 9/30/21
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Massachusetts

This year-round public sculpture exhibit will feature works resembling plants, flowers, fungi, insects, animals, and other organic elements found in nature. The Community Art Garden (official name TBD) will occupy approximately 300 square feet between the sidewalk and the front of the Firehouse. In addition to the original art, the garden will feature a Little Free Library, designed and built by Michael DiCamillo, connect with the space intended for the South Framingham Fruit Initiative, and provide simple outdoor seating for public enjoyment. 

Goals:

Create an opportunity for regional artists to exhibit public artwork 

Provide welcoming outdoor seating for ātac visitors and the community 

Meaningfully contribute to beauty of downtown

Generate increased visibly with artists, the community, and visitors to the area

Important Dates:

September 1, 2021: Deadline for Application

September 2, 2021: Artists drop off artworks to ātac (no shipping or deliveries)

September 2-5, 2021  Jurying process

September 6, 2021: Artists will be notified of selections

September 11, 2021: Groundbreaking party and public announcement and exhibition of uninstalled selected works

TBD: Public opening of completed garden

Guidelines: 
Sculptures must be an original creation by the artist. Up to two artworks may be submitted per artist. Pieces must be under 36” tall and have a footprint of less than four square feet. There is no minimum size requirement. The exhibit will be displayed outdoors year-round and must be both weather-worthy and able to be secured. Accepted works will be considered part of ātac’s permanent collection. Should an artwork need repair or the garden amended or removed for any reason, the artist will be contacted. 

​Jurors are informed of ātac’s goal of anti-racism and equitable inclusion.  ātac recognizes the intersectionality of artists’ identities and we acknowledge that artists may be self/community-taught, institutionally trained, or a combination of both, and we welcome all to apply. 

Sculptures must be an original creation by the artist. Up to two artworks may be submitted per artist. Pieces must be under 36” tall and have a footprint of less than four square feet. There is no minimum size requirement. The exhibit will be displayed outdoors year-round and must be both weather-worthy and able to be secured. Accepted works will be considered part of ātac’s permanent collection. Should an artwork need repair or the garden amended or removed for any reason, the artist will be contacted. 

All are welcome to apply