Exhibitions

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the American Center for Physics

LOCATION: American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
Exhibition Venue: ACP Rotunda, Conference Rooms and Hallway

DATES: October 23, 2018 – April 12, 2019

JUROR: Sarah Tanguy
Curator Sarah Tanguy worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Gallery of Art, the International Exhibitions Foundation, The Tremaine Collection, the International Sculpture Center, as well as the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Hechinger Collection. In 2004, she became a curator at the office of Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, while continuing to pursue freelance projects. Tanguy has produced many exhibitions in the local DC area and written for Sculpture, and American Craft among other publications. Tanguy has curated an exhibition series for the American Center for Physics, which put her in touch with the latest in theoretical physics and led her to discover artists who explore the intersection between art and science.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 6, 2018 by midnight ET at www.entrythingy.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at top. Click on “list of current calls“.
Scroll down and click on the “Sculpture Now 2018: ShadowLands” listing. There is a $5 entry fee charged by entrythingy. Entrythingy will give artists the opportunity to submit a total of 9 images and one proposal or documentation of the sculptures and drawings submitted. Artists should submit drawings, which relate to their sculptures.

Please note the size of the Rotunda, Conference Rooms and Cabinet spaces in the Call For Entry.

BACKGROUND:
Since the fall of 1997, the American Center for Physics (ACP) has hosted two exhibitions a year on the ground floor of its headquarters located on 24-acre wooded site in College Park, Maryland. From Dark Matter to Chaos Theory, the program mines the intersection of art and current trends in science/mathematics around broad themes. Each exhibition lasts approximately five and a half months. An illustrated brochure with an essay by consulting curator Sarah Tanguy documents each exhibition, which features sculpture, painting, photographs, and works on paper.

  

CALL:
Art and Physics have always been “great attractors” to adapt a term that describes a gravitational anomaly in intergalactic space. Art interprets the visible world. Science, in particular Physics, charts its invisible workings. The two visions may appear opposed but the committed passion, the insatiable curiosity, and the ongoing risk-taking make artists and scientists kindred spirits who use different languages, the language of mathematics on one hand and on the other, the language of visual images. Most importantly, their fundamental quest is the same—to understand why things are the way they are.

The ACP exhibition calls for sculptors working in a series, and encourages work on paper that would describe or illustrate the sculptural forms, which will be on display in a large rotunda area, three conference rooms and two passageways. The exhibition would accommodate multiple works (2D and 3D) by the same artist.

 

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org and send in a check, or may join online. WSG members must have paid their dues for 2018 to be eligible for this exhibition. The address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, Washington Sculptor, will show the year 2018 if your membership is up to date. Notices for 2018 dues were mailed in November 2017.

Cabinet measurements

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED
In this exhibition artists are asked to explore the interrelation of art and science through the notion of gravity, including but limited to the effects of light and mass in the way that sculpture responds to gravity, interacts with space, and sometimes, moves through time. Artist’s visions have often anticipated or inspired the breakthroughs of physicists throughout history. Let’s continue the dialogue. Artists are encouraged to also submit 2D drawings and photographs, describing, inspiring or accompanying their sculptures.

Three-dimensional freestanding and wall-hung sculpture in relief, as well as smaller works for the wall vitrine installations are encouraged. Please see the dimensions of this below. Please do not submit video/film-based work there is a limited capacity for work that requires access to electric outlets. Basic technical support will be provided by the American Center for Physics.

Typically, the exhibitions include large and medium-scale, flat work or relief work and small-scale three-dimensional or relief work. The six niches in the conference rooms measure 89 (h)” x 140 (w)” and are usually earmarked for paintings. The six niches along the East-West Corridor measure 72 (h)” x 177 (w)” and are dedicated to photographs. The glassed-in vitrines in the Rotunda feature a minimum of 16 sculptures. These sculptures cannot exceed 9-1/2” in depth but can be wider and taller. Details below.

ACP Rotunda, Conference Rooms and Hallway
a. Rotunda Cabinets (10” x 24” x 55”)
b. Conference Walls (11’ x 7’ x 22” – six areas)
c. Passage Way (14 ‘ x 6 ‘ x 8”- six areas)

The work may be submitted in finished form or as a proposal. We highly recommend that artists research the ACP site, and visit if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal. The exhibition will be located in the rotunda and conference wall spaces as well as a passage space that are tangent to the building. Artists are encouraged to submit multiple works or a series of sculptures, drawings and photographs.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK AND ENTRY AND GALLERY DIMENSIONS
SALES AND COMMISSIONS
Artworks will be listed, and sale and inquiries directed to the artists. The ACP nor Consulting Curator will take a commission.

INSURANCE
ACP will insure work while on site but NOT during transportation to or from the venue. On-site insurance value will be computed as 60% of retail price, but does not guarantee that the insurer will agree with the value assigned by the artist. Artists selected must sign a loan agreement provided by the Washington ACP. The Washington Sculptors Group will serve as the sole representative of the art in the show and sign an agreement with the ACP. Therefore, WSG will negotiate terms on behalf of the artists as outlined in the individual agreement between WSG and the Artist.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND SPECIFICATIONS
Artists may submit up to 10 slides. For existing work, please be clear about the images which represent the work you would like to have included in the show, vs work that you are showing as part of your portfolio of past work. Those making proposals for new work must provide images of design drawings which clearly show the piece/pieces you would like to make, as well as how it will be constructed. Additional portfolio slides should display the artist’s ability to make what they are proposing, or offer examples of past work that might be related to the project being considered.

Acceptable files include jpg, pdf, doc. but entrythingy responds best to jpg uploads. Written proposals should be turned into jpg files and uploaded. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each.

All images, and accompanying info will be presented anonymously to the juror for review. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive accepted or not accepted notifications.

CALENDAR:

Exhibition Dates: October 23, 2018- April 12, 2019

May 23, 2018                           Call for Entry

July 6, 2018                             Application Deadline

July 18, 2018                           Juror’s Selection

October 20-21, 2018             Installation

October 23, 2018                   Opening Reception

April 13-14, 2019                   De-installation

Resources for American Center for Physics: http://www.acp.org/

CONTACT: WSG EXHIBITION MANAGER:
Elsabé Dixon (703) 470- 4163; moc.l1529609130iamg@1529609130klisg1529609130nidae1529609130r1529609130

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

Deadline for Submission: May 18, 2018

Presented by IA&A at Hillyer, in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group

MICRO-MONUMENTS

MICRO-MONUMENTS (installation detail) Salzlandmuseum, Germany, 2015

EXHIBITION: MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND

LOCATION:

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space)
9 Hillyer Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008.
www.athillyer.org.

EXHIBITION DATES: September 7– October 28, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 18, 2018

JUROR: Laura Roulet

ABOUT THE JUROR

Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the citywide public art project, 5×5, a major initiative sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. She has organized exhibitions in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S., including at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, the American University Museum, Katzen Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Artisphere, Hillyer Art Space, Project 4, Fusebox, and the DC Art Center. Recent exhibits and programming include A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall (Mexican Cultural Institute), Foon Sham: Escape (Katzen Center), Come Back to Rockville! a participatory, public art project for VisArts (Rockville, MD), Washington Produced Artists (40th anniversary for Washington Project for the Arts), the National Drawing Invitational (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR), CSA: 40 Years of Community-Sourced Art (Arlington Arts Center, VA), and Medios y ambientes in Mexico City. She was a mentoring curator for DCAC and the first mentoring curator for VisArts in Rockville, MD in 2015.

Roulet is a frequent contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her other publications include many catalogue essays, encyclopedia entries, articles in American Art, Art Journal, Art Nexus, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art, the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

To enter, use www.entrythingy.com (instructions below).

THE WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP AND IA&A AT HILLYER
The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts, and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs, and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is the Washington-area initiative of International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. Hillyer fulfills this mission through a series of exhibitions and public programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Hillyer’s exhibition series focuses on under-represented artists, both emerging and established, that have not had a major solo exhibition within the last three years.

ELIGIBILITY:
This call for entries is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org, and send in a check, or may join online with your submission to the exhibition.

WSG members must have paid their dues for 2018 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. Check the address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2018). Notices for 2018 dues were mailed Dec. 2017.

EXHIBITION CONCEPT FOR MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND

MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND aims to generate a new dialogue that resonates with sacred places, sanctuaries, native lands, excavation sites, and extraordinary scientific findings.

The inaugural MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibition took place in 2015 at the Landesmuseum in Schönebeck, Germany, as a collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group, in a cross-cultural, trans-Atlantic project. Building on the themes and success of this exhibition, MICRO- MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND will include the overall context of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary monuments across cultures. How does a diverse cultural artistic exchange generate questions about how we as human beings have an impact on the land we occupy, extort, and exploit? How can we learn from deep time and history to understand ourselves in a larger context, and what do we learn from the past that has not yet been practiced? How do we as a society address situations of protracted political instability, and situations that then arise out of long-smoldering unresolved conflicts?

The intention of MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND is to reveal a deeper understanding of people’s lives in history, and to allow contemporary artists to interpret topics of the cosmos and nature in order to reimagine monuments in our current culture.

Since the beginning, Dr. Gunnar Schellenberger, State Secretary for Culture in the State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, has supported MICRO-MONUMENTS. He continues to be instrumental in making this collaboration happen between IA&A at Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group. Artemis Herber, former WSG President and curator for the previous MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibitions, will return and serve as the Coordinating Curator to create a new exhibition that combines the work of WSG artists with curated work by German artists.

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:

One of Germany’s most spectacular historic finds, the “Nebra Disc,” an object of 32 cm [12.6 inches] in diameter has become one of the most important, yet mysterious, reliquaries. It displays the world’s oldest known concrete depiction of astronomical phenomena. In tribute to the “Nebra Disc,” submitted work should be created no larger than 32 cm [12.6 inches] in any direction. The overall exhibition design consists of multiple free-standing pedestals. Each pedestal will be 40 cm (15.75 inches) square. These pedestals will be arranged in a manner that will represent underground formations, which will allow diverse and various perspectives and varying viewpoints from around Hillyer’s gallery space. Artwork must be installed on the pedestals provided without kinetic or light-related components.

An aerial orientation will be used to install MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND, bringing the viewer’s perspective of the work on pedestals down to ground level. Artwork will be installed on pedestals of varying height, from 12 inches up to 16 inches. The pedestals will also be fitted with wheels so that they can be moved into different configurations.

The juror will select 15 WSG member works for this exhibition.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  • A maximum of 4 images of existing work or 4 images of proposed work (drawings) per artist will be considered.
  • A statement (not to exceed 250 words) should be included as a .pdf file.
  • To avoid being disqualified, do not include your name in either the statement or any of
    the description paragraphs on Entrythingy.
  • Entrythingy will allow four (4) entries for images, plus a 5th entry for the .pdf file.
  • All work must not exceed the dimensions of 12.6 inches in any direction. Maximum sculpture dimensions should be 12.6” h x 12.6” w x 12.6” d.
  • Submitting fewer than 4 images will not negatively affect your entry.
  • Works with kinetic or light-relationed components are not permitted.
  • Acceptable files include .jpeg, .pdf, and .doc.
  • Submit all images with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 5” x 7” and a maximum file size of 2MB each.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at the top of the browser window. Click on “List of current calls.” Scroll down and click on the MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND listing. Create a login account if you do not have one, or login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND call and complete the entry steps. There is a $5 entry fee. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive “accepted “or “not accepted” notification.

INSURANCE, COMMISSIONS, AND SALES
IA&A at Hillyer will insure the works for the duration of the exhibition period starting with the time the artwork is dropped off and signed over to the gallery. Said insurance will cover all losses normally covered by fine art insurance, but will not cover losses that are uninsurable through standard fine arts insurance policies. The proceeds of any insurance claim in respect of the work will be paid to the artist without deduction. Insurance during transportation is the responsibility of the artist. The gallery does not handle sales and does not take a commission. If anyone is interested in purchasing artwork, the gallery will put said person in direct contact with the artist.

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

March 23, 2018                                   Call Opens (using Entrythingy.com)

May 18, 2018                                      Call Closes (midnight EST)

May 21 – June 11, 2018                     Juror selects artwork

June 12 – June 15, 2018                    Artist notification

July 18, 2018                                      Press release goes out

September 3, 2018                             Artists deliver artwork to gallery 10am-9pm

September 4-5, 2018                          Artwork Installed in gallery

September 7, 2018                             Exhibition opening 6-9 pm

October 28, 2018                                Last day of Exhibition

October 29, 2018                                Artwork pickup, 12-9pm

CFE open call selected artists are asked to attend the opening reception.

CONTACT: WSG EXHIBITION MANAGERS:
Judith Pratt (703) 472-5305; moc.e1529609130m@tta1529609130rpmht1529609130iduj1529609130
Annie Farrar (724) 825-6488; moc.l1529609130iamg@1529609130einna1529609130.rarr1529609130af1529609130

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

  

MICRO-MONOUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND is presented by IA&A at Hillyer in collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group and State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.

This project is supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

ARTINA 2018, Introspective – Sculpture Park at Sandy Spring Museum

Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and Sandy Spring Museum (SSM)

Download the full PDF

 

LOCATION:

17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Contact: Allison Weiss, gro.m1529609130uesum1529609130gnirp1529609130sydna1529609130s@ssi1529609130ewa1529609130
Open: Wednesdays–Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm. Open after hours for programming. Grounds are accessible any time

EXHIBITION DATES:

June 21– October 6, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Monday, April 9, 2018

 

WSG is accepting proposals from established and emerging sculptors for its third consecutive annual exhibition of outdoor sculptures at Sandy Spring Museum’s Sculpture Park. The exhibition is from June 21 to October 6, 2018, with installation the week prior to June 21, and de-installation the week following October 6.

Sandy Spring Museum, located in Sandy Spring Maryland, serves as a catalyst for community building by providing opportunities for creative engagement in a range of cultural arts. The museum offers the environment and inspiration for artists and community members to create and host events, performances, activities, and exhibits, which engage, stimulate, and bring people together. The SSM grounds are open daily and many special events and programs are offered throughout the year, as are private rentals. For more information about the museum please visit www.sandyspringmuseum.org

Sandy Spring Museum is located on 7+ acres of land, 3 acres of which are heavily forested. The remainder is naturally landscaped with mature trees. Sculptures can be installed throughout the property, including upon two 12’x 12’ concrete pads. Artists can also use a wooden trellis that blooms with wisteria in the spring, and extends the entire length of the property.

 

INTROSPECTIVE wishes to explore through sculpture our conscious thoughts, feelings, psychological processes, or other human acts of self-reflection as they relate to the landscape. Existing and site-specific proposed sculptures may be submitted for consideration. Innovative and interactive outdoor works that create a dialogue between art and nature, site-specific, time-based, or ephemeral work that engages visitors, or creates experiences with nature through the arts, are encouraged.

In thinking through the relation between introspection and the natural world, we might look to the poet William Wordsworth for one possible model. In his poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” Wordsworth reflects on the power of natural scenes and objects to remain in our memory and imagination. After seeing a “host of golden daffodils,” the poet describes how

In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

Please note: A guided tour of the sites will be offered to interested artists on Sunday, March 18, 2018 starting at 2 pm at Sandy Spring Museum. Please contact Diane Szczepaniak (moc.l1529609130oa@zc1529609130zscd1529609130) or Mimi Frank (moc.l1529609130iamg@1529609130119kn1529609130arfm1529609130)  for details.

Works should be suitable for long-term, outdoor exposure, as well as fabricated and installed in a viewer-safe manner. Artists are responsible for any maintenance of the work.

Artists should detail their installation requirements when submitting the application. All sites are on grassy areas although there are two concrete covered areas 10’ X 10’ that are situated next to each other.

Self-guiding maps of the exhibition will be available at Sandy Spring Museum and on the websites of WSG and SSM. Exhibition cards will be distributed to WSG, SSM members, and the community. Promotion of the show will be actively pursued.

ELIGIBILTY:

The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org, and send in a check, or may join online with your submission to the exhibition.

WSG members must have paid their dues for 2018 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. Check the address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2018). Notices for 2018 dues were mailed Dec. 2017.

JUROR: Cecilia Wichmann

Cecilia Wichmann is assistant curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art. From 2015 to 2017, she led the University of Maryland’s Stamp Gallery, an experimental exhibition space for contemporary art, and served as curator and advisor of its innovative Contemporary Art Purchasing Program. Cecilia earned an MA in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015, and a Hon. BA at the University of Toronto in 2007.

She will select up to 20 sculptures.

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:

A maximum of 2 sculptures/installations per artist or team may be submitted for consideration. You may include up to 3 images per sculpture for a total of 6 images.

In addition, please include:

  • A description of where the project pieces are to be placed
  • The brief background or narrative information about the artwork or proposal
  • An explanation of how the project relates to “Introspective”
  • And whether there is light, sound, or movement that may impact the ability of others to experience nearby artworks

Artists may choose to install their work with public participation and involvement during the installation period, or if required, over the life of the artwork.
Artists will submit a proposal in .doc or .pdf format. The proposal should include the project description, concept sketches or renderings, and any other information pertaining to the proposed project. In addition, artists will provide up to 5 images of existing work in .jpg format titled “portfolio001”– ‘portfolio005”.jpg.” Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each. It is recommended that artists visit Sandy Spring Museum to get a sense of the surroundings and possibilities prior to submitting an application. Artists can visit the site seven days a week, at any time. If you wish to meet with museum staff, please call Allison Weiss ahead of time at gro.m1529609130uesum1529609130gnirp1529609130sydna1529609130s@ssi1529609130ewa1529609130.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY:

Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at the top of the browser window. Click on “List of current calls.” Scroll down and click on the “ART IN NATURE” listing. Create a login account if you don’t have one, or login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the “ART IN NATURE” call and complete the entry steps. There is a $5 entry fee. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive “accepted “or “not accepted” notification.

INSURANCE, COMMISSIONS, AND SALES:

SSM will insure the work up to $10,000 after the work is delivered and the exhibition loan agreement is signed. Insurance during transportation is the responsibility of the artist. All purchases during the exhibit will go through the museum. The museum charges a 30% commission fee.

CALENDAR:

Call Opens February 15, 2018 (using Entrythingy.com)
Call Closes: April 9, 2018 (midnight EST)
Suggested SSM site visit: Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
Artist notification: April 30 – May 4, 2018
Artwork installation days: June 17-20, 2018
Exhibition dates: June 21 – October 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6 to 8p.m.
De-installation: October 7 –14, 2018

CFE open call selected artists are asked to attend the opening reception. The reception is open to the public to engage visitors with hands-on activities. SSM reserves the right to make photo documentation for promotional and archival purposes, both print and electronic.

CONTACT:
WSG EXHIBITION MANAGERS
Diane Szczepaniak 301-332-1458 — moc.l1529609130oa@zc1529609130zscd1529609130
or Mimi Frank 301-919-1764 – moc.l1529609130iamg@1529609130119kn1529609130arfm1529609130

 

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