Pacific Rim Sculptors (CA), Open Call for Sculptors: Matter of Form
Deadline: February 9th, 2019, midnight PST
From their call: Organized by the Pacific Rim Sculptors (PRS), this call is open and free to all current PRS sculptors who are up to date with their dues. Sculptors who are not members are encouraged to apply with a fee of $45 for three submissions. All art must be for sale and available for purchase. Artists may join PRS for the membership of $40, but would also need to join ISC (International Sculpture Center) before the exhibition, since the exhibition will be featured for International Sculpture Day. PRS is a Chapter of ISC and membership in ISC is discounted.
Theme: Matter of Form celebrates the material as subject. Selected artworks will explore the relationship between matter and form in a variety of media and techniques. Artists are encouraged to submit sculptural works that highlight materiality, whether through transformation, experimentation, or minimal manipulation.
Categories Accepted: Three-dimensional sculpture in any media will be considered: Free-standing, pedestal, wall-mounted, wall leaning, electronic, small installations, etc. Artist may be asked to provide their own pedestals. Nothing may be affixed to the ceiling. Please do not submit highly fragile works, or anything that decays or emits odor.
Space size per artwork approx. 3’ x 4’ footprint. Max height is 10ft. Max weight 300 lbs. Artist must be present to assist with complicated installation/de-installation.
Juror: Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Christine came to the ICA in summer 2018 from the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, where she served as the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Programs. Christine is dedicated to curating exhibitions that promote awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and culture, with an emphasis on site-specific and immersive installations.
Venue: SHOH Gallery, 700 Gilman, Berkeley, CA. SHOH Gallery adds 40% commission, so price accordingly. Gallery insures work, will print cards, and send out email announcements to client list. The gallery is on the ground floor and ADA compliant.