Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island 2013
Public Art Program Manager
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry
P.O. Box 23019
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925-3019
Entry Deadline: 3/15/13
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island ): $35.00
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The 2013 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, DISCOVER, seeks proposals for sculpture engaged in a contemporary conversation about art within a natural environment. The theme is intended to inspire submissions that foster discovery, exploration, interaction, recreation, education and an element of surprise within the beauty of the Lowcountry region. The year 2013 will mark the 350th anniversary of William Hilton discovering what became known as Hilton Head Island.
Up to twenty large-scale outdoor sculptures will be selected by an esteemed jury based upon artistic excellence, innovation, interactivity, originality, and the work’s ability to enhance the natural and cultural environment as well as reflect the values and diversity of Hilton Head Island.
All artists chosen to participate will be awarded a $2,000 participation stipend. One of the sculptures will be purchased for an amount of $25,000 to $75,000 then donated to the Town of Hilton Head Island's growing public art collection. Three additional sculptures will be selected as "People's Choice." These artists will be awarded cash prizes with the possibility for an extended temporary leasing agreement. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.
The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island will take place from mid-September, 2013 through Mid-January, 2014 at Coastal Discovery Museum's historic Honey Horn Plantation. The 2013 Exhibition estimates an audience of over 30,000 students, residents and tourists.
An esteemed jury will be appointed to choose works from the pool of candidates. The jury will be led by co-curatorial consultants, Melissa Messina and Dr. Lisa Jaye Young. Works selected will vary in medium and size, representing styles both literal and abstract. Sculptures will be juried on artistic excellence, innovation, interactivity, originality, and the work’s ability to enhance the natural and cultural environment as well as reflect the values and diversity of the Town’s neighborhoods. Additional criteria include public safety, durability, and the overall feasibility of the artwork to meet constraints such as budget, construction feasibility and Town codes. All sculptures must be able to withstand natural elements with little to no required maintenance.
The Exhibition will be planned along the “Around the Horn” trail at Coastal Discovery Museum's historic Honey Horn Plantation. The site is a 68-acre property with a history dating back 300 years and is described as the last significant parcel of open space on Hilton Head Island. This majestic visitor friendly venue consists of salt marshes, open fields, stands of centuries old live oak trees, the state's largest Southern Red Cedar tree dated at 1595, and a collection of some of the oldest buildings that exist on Hilton Head Island. All sculptures will be installed into the natural landscape adhering to Town and Museum standards to ensure that the integrity of the site and grounds will remain intact. The Exhibition layout will be designed by a committee of professionals with experience in areas such as: land planning and environmental stewardship.
The mission of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry's Public Art Exhibition is to be an important, internationally recognized platform for sculpture while educating and inspiring the Hilton Head Island community and its visitors. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Public Art Committee oversees the Public Art Exhibition. The Public Art Committee is made up of Foundation board members, staff, professional consultants, Town of Hilton Head Island staff, local arts professionals, and community activists. The Public Art Fund Committee boasts a six-year history of planning and programming, leveraging the arts to enhance the Town’s overall livability and create a distinct sense of place for residents and visitors alike. The inaugural Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island took place in the fall of 2011. There were over 300 artist applicants and over 28,000 visitors. This is a biennial event that is supported significantly by the Town of Hilton Head Island.
To learn more about the Exibition, go to www.hhipublicart.org.
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