Napa ARTwalk 2013-15: Metamorphosis
Arts Council Napa Valley
PO Box 2782
Napa, CA 94558
Entry Deadline: 2/11/13
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
2013-15 Napa ARTwalk
Metamorphosis: At the Start, Consider the Finish
ON VIEW: JUNE 2013 – MAY 2015
The City of Napa and Arts Council Napa Valley are seeking up to fifteen (15) artists to participate in a temporary outdoor sculpture exhibit June 2013 – May 2015. For this third Napa ARTwalk,
a program running in downtown Napa since 2010, selected artworks will relate to the theme Metamorphosis: From the Start, Consider the Finish* (*working title). All submissions must be previously completed artworks. No artwork proposals will be accepted.
Sponsor: City of Napa & Arts Council Napa Valley
Location: Downtown Napa, California
Eligibility: Artists must reside or work in AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, OR, or WA and be age 18 or older
Artist Honorarium: $1,500
Application Deadline: submitted via CaFÉ by 11:59AM Monday, February 11, 2013
Metamorphosis honors the cyclical nature of life. Change is integral to existence, as are recurrent patterns such as growth and dormancy, birth and death, expansion and decline. The four seasons, life cycles and concepts of transformation, evolution and metamorphosis have served as inspiration for art, music and literature throughout history.
Artworks in Metamorphosis: At the Start, Consider the Finish may represent a variety of cycles,recurring patterns or natural rhythms. Works may reference the quintessential aspects of spring,
summer, fall or winter; or they may refer to myths, poems, music, dance or other artworks inspired by the seasons. They may reference agricultural seasons such as planting and harvest, which provide a fundamental rhythm to life in the Napa Valley. They may also reference growth
cycles such as birth, youth, maturity and aging, or sprouting, blooming and withering. Artworks may contemplate natural rhythms such as ocean tides, the phases of the moon or solar cycles
like the solstice and equinox. They may also reference societal cycles like the boom and bust of economic or political strength and decline.
As a whole and in a wide variety of ways, artworks in Metamorphosis will remind viewers of the significance and joy of the seasons, the power of natural rhythms and the inevitability of both change and recurrence.
PROGRAM BACKGROUND AND DESCRIPTION
In late 2009, the Napa City Council approved the Napa ARTwalk program, which is designed to enhance the public environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting artists to exhibit their art in downtown Napa on a temporary basis.
The program goals are to:
1) Create exciting, appealing and harmonious public environments by integrating outdoor art into
2) Encourage public art that celebrates Napa’s historical, socio-cultural and aesthetic values;
3)Preserve and enrich Napa’s cultural environment;
4)Enhance the character of Napa through visibility of community-valued artworks;
5)Promote public participation and interaction with artists and artwork; and
6)Stimulate the downtown economy through increased pedestrian activity and create an art destination in Napa.
The first two ARTwalks were successful in reaching and exceeding these goals. They generated extensive regional and national media coverage and significant interest from tourists and the local
community. They inspired guided tours and other programs created by local schools, and they resulted in several artwork sales. Images of the artworks in these exhibitions may be viewed at
Artworks will remain on view for a period of approximately two years, during which community members and visitors may vote to select one artwork for a People’s Choice Award, to be announced in Spring 2015. (The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a prize, to be
determined. A previous winner received a complimentary two-night getaway at a four-star hotel and dinner for two at an acclaimed restaurant in Napa.)
Printed and downloadable brochures
with a map of artwork locations will enable self-guided viewing of the exhibition and volunteer docents will lead ARTwalk tours. Exhibition hours are daily between sunrise and sunset, although many artworks will be visible in areas illuminated at night.
The program sponsor will collect a 10% commission on all sales resulting from the exhibit. This commission will be used to advance the Napa ARTwalk program in the future. Sold artworks must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition. Several pieces in the last two ARTwalk
exhibits were purchased by private parties.
Applicants must currently live or work in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico,Oregon or Washington. They must be at least 18 years of age. Napa ARTwalk Jurors, program sponsors, and their immediate family members are ineligible.
Each selected artist will receive an Artist Honorarium of $1,500.00 to assist with transportation, travel and other expenses. $750.00 will be paid upon artwork delivery, and $750.00 will be paid upon artwork pick-up.
The City of Napa is in the heart of Napa Valley, a world-class winegrowing region and travel destination. Downtown Napa is a growing retail, lodging, arts and culture and civic district adjacent to the Napa River and is currently experiencing a renaissance of new development and
In the last three years, Napa has launched several new arts programs including: Art on First, a temporary art installation series in First Street storefronts; Arts in April, bringing the arts and wine together in tasting rooms and galleries throughout downtown each April; and of course the immensely popular, Napa ARTwalk.
Downtown Napa also boasts over 25 Zagat-rated restaurants and acclaimed chefs (Masaharu Morimoto, Ken Frank, Greg Cole and Brad Farmerie, to name a few) and is home to several historic performance venues including The Napa Valley Opera House, Uptown Theater, Jarvis Conservatory and Silos.
The new Oxbow District and Napa’s “West End” are emerging anchor districts with new hotels, wine shops and tasting rooms, a public market and unique retail shops. The newly rebuilt Veterans Memorial Park, Riverfront Pedestrian Promenade, Historic Napa Mill hotel and retail complex, and downtown’s retail/residential project, “The Riverfront”, offer exciting and vibrant
enhancements along the river.
With its fine restaurants, hotels and inns, wine tasting establishments, spa and health facilities, recreational opportunities and cultural/entertainment venues, downtown Napa is a popular
destination for 4,500,000 visitors annually from all over the world.
For questions about the program, please contact Christy Bors, Program Manager, Arts Council Napa Valley at 707.257.2117 x 1.
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