Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens - Call For Artists (Shermans Dale, PA)

Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens – Call For Artists

Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens – Call For Artists

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors (BMAA) in collaboration with The Executive Committee of The Bower is seeking to commission professional artist/sculptor and or artist teams to design, fabricate, and oversee fabrication and install permanent site-specific sculptures or permanent land art installations as part of its launch of its Phase I Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens. The park is located in Shermans Dale, PA (30 minutes outside of Harrisburg, PA).

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Deadline: 18 Feb 2019

The owners are developing The Bower: Sculpture Park and Gardens, a rural setting, garden, and sculpture park located on their 36-acre wooded and meadow site along the northern slope of the Appalachian Mountains in Perry County, Pennsylvania. The Bower Sculpture Park and Gardens will serve as their primary residence, event setting for non-profit organizations, and a nature and art education center. This project is a legacy project they are undertaking to support artists and create a viable sculpture park that will educate and inspire the general public.

The future plans include an artist studio, an artist residency program, possible gallery/exhibition space, and public programming with various museums and collecting groups. There are meadow, garden, and woodland settings on the property where the commissioned sculptures and projects would be placed. It is the owner’s vision to curate an array of sculptural works, both large scale and intimate, that present visual interest from multiple perspectives. The works shall be designed to complement, enhance, or provide interesting contrast within the natural setting. The construction shall be durable to withstand the changing seasons and weather elements and safe for interaction by visitors.

Chosen artwork will be required to withstand a high-traffic, unmonitored outdoor environment with very limited maintenance. Artists should take into consideration the possibility of adverse weather conditions, the well-being of pedestrian traffic passing by and through the site, and the safety of the audience.

Bower Sculpture Park And Gardens Artist Benefits

Approximately five to ten finalists will be chosen from the pool of applicants. Those finalists will be provided an honorarium up to $1500.00 to work with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors and attain feedback from the Executive Committee to develop a final proposal for the artwork. Artists may utilize imported materials of their choosing or landforming, stone, wood, or other organics from the natural setting. The chosen artists/teams will then be commissioned to finalize design, fabricate, ship, and install the artwork. BMAA and Executive Committee will discern amount of honorarium to be given out based on potential travel and or other expenses of the particular applicant and an amount of up to $1500.00 will be awarded.

For artists wishing to submit already fabricated scultpure works, they can do so for consideration, however please note if a work is selected that is already fabricated, an honorarium will not be provided in this instance.

About Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors is a full service art consulting firm based in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. They specialize in art acquisitions, curating collections, and commissioning artworks for private individuals, corporations, and businesses including  the hospitality industry and universities.

Services include all aspects of projects including setting budget and collection goals, selection of artworks from acquisition through framing and installation, valuation and insuring of collections, and collections management. In addition, they have extensive knowledge and experience in selling and procuring artworks on the secondary market and the contemporary art market.

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