Call for Submissions: 2020 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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Images (left to right): Derya Ozparlak, Freeing Yourself, Floyd Elzinga, Drain The Swamp, Dave Sheridan, Ascension

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – OUTDOOR SCULPTURE
Oeno Gallery’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates

Oeno Gallery’s Sculpture Garden at Huff Estates opened in 2011 as a place dedicated to the exhibition of high-quality outdoor sculpture. The 4-acre garden is a prized feature of the property and receives tens of thousands of visitors yearly.

The gallery invites artists to submit proposals for the garden’s outdoor exhibition. The property offers a wide variety of sites for placement. Areas to consider include the sculpture garden proper, the outdoor area by the winery, the zone immediately surrounding the gallery, and the pond (limestone quarry). Please see the video link at the bottom to get a better sense of the outdoor space. Proposals will be reviewed and artwork selected by the gallery.

The artist is responsible for the transportation, installation and removal of their work. Sculptures must be created of appropriate material intended to withstand extreme year-round weather conditions including strong winds. If the work is intended to rust, please indicate this in your submission. Sculptures must be original, durable, and safe for viewing by the public in an unsupervised natural area. The work must also be available for sale and suitable for shipping internationally.

Proposals must include:

  1. Contact information: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Website
  2. General artist statement/bio
  3. CV
  4. Artwork statement for the proposed work(s) – Include Title, Year, Medium and Size and describe how this work will relate to/expand on current themes in your work
  5. High-res images of the sculpture(s) (300 dpi, 1500 pixels wide), sketches and support images. Clearly title the .jpegs with the title of the piece or a short description of what the image is
  6. Other examples of existing work
  7. Photo of artist
  8. Description of the project and plan for installation. Please consider all aspects of transporting the work to the garden site in Prince Edward County, ON and installing the piece in the garden. An on-site forklift is available upon prior request. **The Gallery will not accept the work if the artist cannot transport and install the sculpture(s)**
  9. Estimated retail price of the work

Deadline:
If you would like your work to be considered for the 2020 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, please submit by Jan 31st, 2020. Accepted works will be installed in the spring of each year (usually early May). Accepted sculptures must be on display for one year. The gallery may ask to extend the display for a longer period of time.

Please read the “Oeno Gallery Sculpture Garden FAQ” document and view the “Sculpture Garden Map” on our website before submitting your proposal.

Thank you!

Dana Charles
dcharles@oenogallery.com
Communications and Logistics Coordinator
(613) 393-2216

For more information about the call for outdoor sculpture submissions, please visit:
https://oenogallery.com/contact-us/submissions/

Sculpture Garden Call for Submissions
https://oenogallery.com/assets/assets/Call-for-Outdoor-Sculpture-Submissions-2020.pdf

Sculpture Garden FAQ
https://oenogallery.com/assets/assets/Sculpture-Garden-Submission-FAQ-2020.pdf

Sculpture Garden Map
https://oenogallery.com/assets/Email-Assets/Sculpture-Garden-Map.pdf

VIDEOS
To get a sense of the outdoor sculpture garden and the artists we exhibit, please watch:

2019 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
https://youtu.be/eIMHwdvnrCk

2019 Outdoor Sculpture Celebration
https://youtu.be/W2_X4x4KdYk

2018 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
https://youtu.be/OCZXYtckIwg

2018 Sculpture Garden Celebration
https://youtu.be/ofvbDlM1CQk

2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
https://youtu.be/HxxbVHcfKJw

2017 Sculpture Garden Celebration
https://youtu.be/nyZyjzyIrQk


About Oeno Gallery

Oeno Gallery is a commercial art gallery specializing in contemporary fine art. The gallery is located in Prince Edward County – 2 hours east of Toronto and 1 hour west of Kingston. The gallery and 4-acre sculpture garden are situated on Huff Estates Winery – voted as one of the top 20 wineries in Canada. The property also has an Inn, a seasonal patio restaurant, and is host to many events and concerts.

Recently named Best Contemporary Retail Gallery destination in Ontario by a prestigious tourist association, the gallery is one of the most popular stops on Prince Edward County’s Wine, Taste, and Arts Trails. More than 30,000 visitors come to the site throughout the year.

The gallery has actively pursued relationships with landscape architects, designers and clients who are interested in outdoor sculpture. Previously sold sculptures have ranged in price from $2,000 to $100,000 (CDN).

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