Thursday, February 9, 2012

CALL TO ARTISTS: Exposed 2012 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe

Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont invites artists to submit proposals for the 21st annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, Exposed.

Deadline: March 19th
Artists notified: April 15th
Exhibition dates: July 13 - October 13, 2012

Sculptors: Artists may apply in any medium that can endure the outdoors in a public setting for three months. All object-based sculptures must be securely mounted to the ground at the designated site, and all work must be made safe for children and pedestrian traffic.

In addition to sculptural objects, we encourage innovative and broad approaches to sculpture such as, but not limited to: site-specific installations or interventions, and participatory or exchange based works. There are also opportunities for artists to collaborate with local businesses.

Sculptures will be installed on the Helen Day Art Center property, on Main Street and neighboring streets, along the 5-mile recreational path, and in other highlighted sites in the town of Stowe, Vermont. The Exposed curator will assign the sites to the artists. The average audience for this area is 70,000.

Events: We are accepting proposals for inclusion in single-night events. Video artists, filmmakers, performers, writers, and those interested in lecturing about public art history or their own work should apply. We hold video screenings, readings, lectures, and performances Thursday nights throughout the duration of the exhibition.

We will be offering stipends to each sculptor for $300 to help offset transportation costs. Although there are no geographic restrictions, artists are responsible for transportation, installation, and de-installation of their work, as well as returning the site to its original condition. Event-based artists and writers will receive a stipend of $100.

For further information and to download an application, please see our website: Contact Rachel Moore, curator, at with any questions regarding the application process or to obtain more detailed information about sites and potential collaboration with businesses in order to create a more specific proposal. For non-object based work, prior consultation with the curator is encouraged.