Call For Gallery Proposals

Opportunity

CALL FOR GALLERY PROPOSALS

Silverwood Park is seeking proposals for consideration for the 2019 and 2020 gallery season in the Silverwood Park Gallery and Annex Gallery in the Visitor’s Center. Info session: September 18, 2018 from 6-7 pm. Deadline: October 31, 2018.

ABOUT THE PARK

Silverwood Park, a Three Rivers Park District facility located in St Anthony, MN, is devoted to the integration of artistic creation and nature-based experiences. Each year, over 275,000 guests visit our park. We are a unique 120 acre park in the Twin Cities area, offering spectacular views of Silver Lake, restored prairie, and mature oak forests. Nature-inspired artwork is exhibited in our gallery, performances are scheduled in our multi-use amphitheater, and art classes are offered throughout the year. The main visitor’s center is open daily and includes a gallery, café/coffee shop, gift shop and large event hall. Other amenities at the park include education facilities, picnic sites, fishing opportunities, and paved trails.

The Silverwood Park Gallery is 1,300 square feet. Architectural details in the gallery include polished concrete floors, site-specific salvaged oak, high-beamed ceiling, and intimate fireplace seating. Modular display panels are custom designed and equipped with a contemporary Walker hanging system. More information about the park is available at http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/silverwood-park.aspx

ELIGIBILITY

Artists 18 years of age or older who primarily live or work in the Midwest are invited to submit proposals individually or collaboratively.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Silverwood will select proposals based on artistic quality, capability, and impact as evidenced by representation of past work and other supporting materials. Ideal proposals will support the mission of Silverwood Park and use art as a vehicle for inspiration, exploration and connection to the natural world. Certain work might require the submission of additional information or materials. Applications might be retained for future consideration.

GUIDELINES & EXHIBITION SPACE

Materials used should be appropriate to an indoor environment. 2D and 3D work is accepted, however, size and space limitations apply. We have 8 movable displays that create 32 surfaces approximately 4 by 6 feet in natural wood finish. We have 15 pedestals with a 15 by 15 inch display surface in natural wood finish. Of the pedestals, five are 24 inches tall, 5 are 30 inches and 5 are 36 inches. We also have 5 pedestals with vitrines. Additionally, there is 14 feet of wall space inside the gallery and 21 feet across from the reception desk and beams for suspending work from the ceiling. The Walker Hanging System is used on the walls and panels. Non- permanent and non-damaging materials or products may also be used on walls, panels, floors, windows, and ceiling.

INFO SESSION: SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 FROM 6-7 PM

Attend an informational session on September 18, 2018 from 6-7 pm. If you are unfamiliar with the park, we encourage you to visit and tour the gallery before submitting an application.

BUDGET

Artists are responsible for all associated expenses related to design, fabrication, insurance, transportation, installation and de-installation.

INSTALLATION

Costs related to transport and installation of the work will be the sole responsibility of the artist unless otherwise stipulated. Silverwood’s exhibition coordinator will install the work or work with artist to install it. This will be decided on a case by case basis. Silverwood will provide signage and may also provide a mobile audio/web stop associated with the work at park’s discretion.

DURATION

Duration of installation is approximately 7- 8 weeks and in some cases, 1 month. Work is to be continuously displayed during this time. Silverwood Park reserves the right to request that the artist remove or repair a work at any time during this period if circumstances require.

Proposals are reviewed with consideration to the 2019 and 2020 gallery season in the main and annex galleries. Artists may state preference of location and year, however, this does not guarantee we can meet requests.

PROMOTION

Silverwood Park retains responsibility for advertisement of work through listing in a quarterly events calendar, onsite fliers, and postcards as well as through the Three Rivers Park District website, social media sites, and email. Silverwood may include exhibitions in educational programs at the park. Any additional desired advertisement will be the responsibility of the artist.

ART SALES

Art can be for sale with Silverwood Park retaining 25% of the sale price, however, the artwork will remain on display at the park as per contract signed between the artist and Silverwood.

LIABILITY

Silverwood Park is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged work, however, handles incidences on a case by case basis.

APPLICATION PROCESS
APPLICATION MATERIALS: DUE OCTOBER 31, 2018

Submit using this link: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5767 Submissions must include the following items:

1. Resume, including name. 2 page max
2. Artist Statement, including name. 1 page max

3. Proposal, including name. 1 page max. Proposals may be for existing work, site-specific installations, or new projects. Proposal should be clear and specific.
4. 10 images. A rendering of proposed project may be included as one of your images. Image files should be labeled with last name, first initial, and number, indicating your preferred viewing order. For example, John Doe would save as doej1.jpg.

5. Image Info. Name, title, materials, dimensions, year completed, and optional description for each image.

CALENDAR

Info Session: Tuesday, September 18 from 6 – 7 pm
Submission Deadline: October 31 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time Zone Artist Notification: December 3, 2018

NOTIFICATION

You will be notified by email of application status by December 3, 2018. No phone calls, please.

For further information about the park, gallery or specifications, please contact Eileen Cohen at [email protected] or 763-694-2091. We are located at Silverwood Park / Three Rivers Park District, 2500 County Road E, St. Anthony, MN 55421.

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Sep 12th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Oct 31st 2018, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists