Newport, Rhode Island
Deadline July 9, 2010
EXHIBIT DATES September 11 – October 10, 2010
SPONSOR Project One – Public Arts Newport
VENUE King Park, Wellington Avenue, Newport RI
Open to anyone age 14 or older.
LOCATION AND SETTING
King Park is a large public park on Newport Harbor, with playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, an expansive lawn, a narrow beach, and a paved path along a seawall. The exhibition will take place in the center of the park with artwork located 1) on the beach, 2) floating in the water, 3) on the lawn, or 4) attached to the seawall. Project One will determine the location of each work but will accommodate work specific to these four areas.
Sculptures need to be able to endure 60 mile per hour wind gusts and rain. Even large free-standing steel sculptures should have bases to prevent them from getting knocked over by people or weather. Artwork on the beach needs an inverted T-shaped footing at least 3′ deep and may have an inch or two of water lapping around the base. Floating pieces will require a minimum of two anchors and be able to withstand 3′ tides and 2′ waves.
PERFORMANCE & PARTICIPATORY PIECES
Actors, dancers, musicians, groups and troupes are encouraged to apply to perform at VIEWPORT’s Opening Celebration. Participatory pieces such as games, dances, projects for children, meditation and yoga are also welcome.
We are accepting up to 25 works for the exhibition. Submissions that may cause a threat to public safety will not be considered. All entries will be reviewed for their structural integrity as well as artistic merit.
VIEWPORT takes place in a public park used by many in the community. Project One retains the right to remove any work for any reason at any time, even after installation. Project One does not wish to put limits on artistic expression but the public sometimes does.
Artists are responsible for delivering and removing artwork from the exhibition. Project One can provide assistance as necessary for the safe installation, display, and removal of artwork at the exhibition site only if advance arrangements are made.
All artworks are the artist’s own responsibility. Project One is not responsible for any loss, damage, or vandalism during the exhibition. Project One is not responsible for the removal of artwork at the conclusion of the exhibition.
INSTALLATION AND OPENING
Installation can take place on Thursday 9/9 and Friday 9/10. Installation must be completed by noon on Saturday 9/11.
Please plan on attending VIEWPORT’s Opening Celebration and invite your family and friends!
CLOSING AND REMOVAL
There will be closing reception on Saturday, October 10.
Artwork is to be removed from King Park by 6pm on Sunday, October 11.
A satellite map with potential sculpture locations and the extents of the exhibition can be viewed here:
Photos of King Park have been uploaded here:
All teens 14 to 18 can be provided assistance and mentoring by Ben Ellcome, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $25 / students $15
Please provide a detailed, dimensioned sketch including the following information:
Also include a separate sketch of the Base or Anchor of your artwork including dimensions and details.
PROJECT ONE – PUBLIC ART NEWPORT
PO BOX 746
NEWPORT, RI 02840