Call for Sculptors – Theme: Water
Applications for The 2023 competition now closed
Applications were being accepted for the White Rock Promenade Sculptures Competition, an artistic exhibit and competition featuring original outdoor sculptures displayed for all to enjoy on White Rock’s scenic promenade.
10 sculptures will be selected to be located along the White Rock Promenade, on the grass, east side of the pier to the White Rock (P’Quals).
Artists, who are selected to participate, will be paid an honourarium of $500 upon installation.
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Prestigious Awards Available
People's Choice Awards
Winning sculpture purchased for up to $15,000
2nd prize – $1000
3rd prize – $500
Artistic Merit Awards
(Juried) Overall winner $5000
2nd place – $1000
3rd place – $500
All Artists Selected have the privilege of having their sculpture displayed till August 2024
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
White Rock Promenade Sculptures Competition is open to professional and amateur sculptors of all backgrounds.
Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture must be included, as well as photo examples of previous work.
The White Rock Events Society will provide Liability insurance to cover the sculptures in the event of public liability. Please note, our insurance will not cover any damage or liability for damage if it is due to the deficiencies in the construction of the sculpture, workmanship or materials.
The sculpture must be constructed on a stainless-steel base plate or strips no larger than 24” x 24” (61cm x 61cm). The protruding metal allows the sculpture to be spot welded to our base plates. There should be sufficient tabs with minimum ½” (1.3cm) diameter holes for anchor bolts. Larger or heavier sculptures should have embedded lift points at center of gravity.
All sculptures must be made of durable material for the yearlong outdoor setting and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting. Metal sculptures should be sealed/powder-coated to avoid rust bleeding onto pedestal or pad.
Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from the White Rock site. Pedestals/pads will be provided by the White Rock Events Society.
City staff and/or contractors will perform the sculpture installation to ensure the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to ensure the installation offers optimal viewing of the sculpture.
Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the White Rock Promenade Sculptures Competition committee and City.
The White Rock Events Society will receive a 30% commission on any sculpture sold (all sculptures must be available for sale).
The sculptures are owned by the sculptors and loaned to the event.
The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the White Rock Events Society a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.
Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture in September 2023, and removal in August, 2024. If the artist cannot be present, they must provide a representative to be present on their behalf.
Entries will be judged on artistic merit and creativity, as well as public safety, and durability in an outdoor setting.
The jury will review and approve the submissions with decisions being made on a consensus or a majority vote.
The jury, with input from City staff, will consider the proposal's materials, construction, durability, maintenance, public access, and safety.
The jury may opt to not accept any of the submissions, in which case the selection process may be re-opened.
**Disclaimer: Dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances**
Entry deadline – June 30, 2023
Notification of selection committee results – July 15, 2023
Sculpture delivery & placement (late installations will not be accepted) Sept 13 & 14, 2023
Opening gala – Sept 14, 2023
Awards announcements – Nov 30, 2023
Sculpture removal – Aug 30-31, 2024.
Those pieces not sold, will be returned to the artist or have the option of auction run by the White Rock Events Society