Call For Submissions: The Elora Sculpture Project 2023

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The Elora Sculpture Project 2023 – Call for Submissions

The Elora Sculpture Project is a seasonal, outdoor exhibition running from May 15 to October 15. Sculptures will be installed throughout the downtown core of Elora and Fergus. 2023 will be the thirteenth edition.

The village of Elora and the Town of Fergus are centrally located in Ontario, a short drive from Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton and Guelph. The proximity to major centres and spectacular landscapes surrounding the Grand River invite many tourists and visitors, spring to fall.

The community’s’ commitment to art and culture, and its’ growing reputation to inspire and engage the public with art draws many return visitors from across Canada, the United States and abroad.

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Exhibition Guidelines:

The exhibition is open to all artists within Canada.

The criteria for selecting the artworks include aesthetic appeal, quality, durability, innovation and originality.

Sculptures must be original works suitable for outdoor installation. The artwork should not pose a risk of injury to the public (i.e. no sharp points) and be must robust enough to withstand outdoor installation and interaction with the public.

A jury appointed by the Elora Sculpture Project (ESP) committee will select up to 18 entries for exhibition. Artists may submit up to two entries for consideration. However, if selected, only the highest ranking of the entries will be featured in the exhibition.

Artworks may be offered for sale. The ESP does not take a commission on sales, nor is it directly involved with any sales. All inquiries and sales are handled by the artist or their agent and all sculptures must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Works selected must be installed for the entire exhibition period, May 15 to October 15, 2023.

Artists will receive an honorarium upon conclusion of the exhibition.

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2023.

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