The application for the 2021 – 2023 City of Happy Valley Sculpture Garden Exhibit are now open!
Happy Valley is a thriving, multicultural community of 21,700 neighbors. Many residents identify as Asian (22.7 percent), of two or more races (5.9 percent), and/or Hispanic or Latino (4.4 percent). Moreover, our beautiful nature areas, safe neighborhoods, and vibrant business community contribute to making our town a wonderful place to call home.
The Happy Valley Sculpture Garden at City Hall is a mechanism for integrating outdoor art into public spaces, promoting public participation and interaction with artists and artwork, and preserving the local cultural environment and livability.
The Happy Valley Public Art Committee seeks up to six artists to display sculptures in the July 2021 through June 2023 Sculpture Garden Exhibit. Submissions may include proposed, partially, or fully completed sculptures.
- $750 honorarium per sculpture exhibited.
- Promotion on Webpage, including Artist Profile.
- City may promote art as “for sale” during exhibition.
- Installation/de-installation services, interpretative signage, and photography provided.
EQUITY & ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
The City of Happy Valley Art Committee seeks to exhibit artwork through inclusive processes. Applications are welcomed from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and disabilities. Students, emerging artists, and artists from indigenous and historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
This exhibition opportunity is open to artists residing in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Artists must transport sculptures to and from the City at their own cost.
Sculpture Credit: Kelp Totem III: Orca by Lin McJunkin
PREPARE TO APPLY
An online application must be completed through the website Submittable. The application will open next Monday, February 1, 2021 and will close on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. First time users of Submittable will be prompted to create an account.
When preparing your application, please be prepared to submit:
- Artist contact information.
- Up to three images (front, back, side) per sculpture submitted. Images should accurately represent the sculpture in scale, media, and color.
- Sculpture information, including physical specifications, materials used, and a short description.
- Optional: current resume and demographic information.
For questions and technical assistance, please contact Jaimie Huff at 503-783-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.