CALL FOR ENTRIES Terra Splendora: All Member Exhibition, Texas Sculpture Group
Splendora Gardens, Splendora, Texas
This exhibition will take place at beautiful Splendora Gardens, a multi-dimensional artistic space founded by artists Ruby, Charmaine and James Surls. They have generously offered their space for this exhibition and a gathering of the TSG “Tribe” for a weekend of art, celebration and camaraderie.
Artists are encouraged to submit work for this summer show that supports Splendora’s mission of engaging with the theme of Art in Nature, taking into account their expansive grounds and natural setting. This theme is open to broad individual interpretation and expression, in both indoor and outdoor works.
ABOUT SPLENDORA GARDENS
Splendora Gardens is a multi-dimensional artistic space created with the express purpose of reconnecting our community with nature and human artistic expression, through direct immersion in the Piney Woods of East Texas, and an intimate engagement with art and the artist. Set against the backdrop of 177 acres, we provide unique artistic experiences both transitory and long term, event rental opportunities for all of your personal and business social gatherings, and classes and learning opportunities spanning a variety of materials and concepts throughout the year.
Our vision is to coexist with nature in pursuit of Art, Wisdom, and Growth.
Our Mission is to provide the community with opportunities for imagining, learning, and growing, through immersion in Nature and Art.
More information about Splendora Gardens at their website: https://www.splendoragardens.com/
EXHIBITION DATES: June 1 through July 26, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 1 (time TBD)
OPEN TO ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS: TSG and ISC dues must be current as of May, and remain current through July. All current members will have at least one piece in the show, additional works may be selected at the discretion of the exhibition committee if space allows.
Installation: Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2019
Notification of selected works: May 20, 2019
Pick up of work: TBD
The space is approximately 12,000 sq ft set on nearly two hundred acres of forest. There is 9,000 sq ft of exhibition space with a concrete surface. The main building has a large driveway with several clearings along the driveway and around the building for outdoor installations. (You can get an idea of the space on their web-site).
There are 5 double sided walls on wheels each 12’ wide by 8’ high. There is also a very large stationary wall. There are a limited number of pedestals and plinths; it is advisable for artists to have their own pedestals or platforms.
Artists are responsible for installing their own work, but there will be assistance, if needed, by members of TSG for installing both exterior and interior work.
Splendora also has pallet jacks, an overhead hoist and a tractor with forklift.
A 30% commission will be taken for work sold.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
Submit up to 3 pieces with up to 3 images of each. The work can be wall hanging, freestanding, a pedestal piece, or installation---interior or exterior work.
Video, Sound or Other Media
Submit up to 3 works with up to 3 images of the work or drawings and/or video or sound files (no longer than 3 minutes please). Written materials that help describe the work may accompany if applicable.
Proposals for Installations or Performance
Use the same guidelines as above. You may submit images of past similar work, drawings, video, etc. of past work if you are proposing something that is not yet realized.
How to Submit
Upload images and information to https://texassculpturegroup.submittable.com/submit/e50c1379-f7b7-468b-a50c-b8c9488dd1c2/terra-splendora-2019-all-member-exhibition
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