Exploration: Large Scale Art Reproduction for Showplace Arena

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older.

ABOUT SHOW PLACE ARENA & EQUESTRIAN CENTER

The Show Place Arena & Equestrian Center is located at 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. The Show Place Arena is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena, which is used for sporting events, concerts, boxing and professional wrestling events, consumer shows, trade shows, religious services, graduations and other events.

MAIN CONCOURSE DESCRIPTION

There are four, large 18’ long walls along the western concourse which have the Walker Display System installed. Because of the overall monumental scale of the Arena’s concourse walls, it makes sense to provide large scale works to compliment the building. This is traditionally a rental facility where average event attendance may range from 3500 to 5000 people and the concourse can become extremely congested with people leaning or being pressed up against the walls. Many rentals typically have used the concourse for vendor booths and food service areas. The risk of damage to original artwork is potentially elevated, regardless of safety measures put in place, and it is important to minimize this risk while allowing the normal event setup requirements to take place.

EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION

As has been implemented at local airports and other large-scale locations, we are seeking artists to submit 2D work samples that would be re-printed to around a 4 x 6 feet reproduction. No original artwork will be displayed at the Show Place Arena, rather a large full color print of the piece will be displayed for a yearly rotation. The printing costs for the artwork production will be covered by M-NCPPC.

We are seeking works that could benefit from being re-sized at a large scale without being affected by pixilation or textures. Smaller works may not be suitable.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other forms of application will be accepted. All proposals for art must be family friendly in nature and must be suitable for viewing by all ages.

All proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • A brief artist statement, 100-200 words total
  • Up to 4 image samples of a cohesive body of work, 2-Dimensional media only
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal

EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees and may include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.

NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. Artists selected will receive an honorarium of $100 for usage rights for the exhibition time and must register, if they have not already done so, in the M-NCPPC vendor system to receive payment.

If selected, the work would need to be taken into MNCPPC’s possession for a short time. Arrangements will be made for selected works to brought to a location and to be photographed by a professional photographer to allow for the best resolution to have re-sized large.

INSTALLATION

The art print reproductions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff.

SALES & INSURANCE

The large-scale reproduction prints will not be for sale, as the artist will retain the original work. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com

The Show Place Arena & Equestrian Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

This Call ends on October 8, 2021

The Prince George’s County Juried exhibition is sponsored by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. The exhibition will be on display at Harmony Hall Regional Center from November 15, 2021 through January 7, 2022.

Finding Home

HOME can mean many things to many people. It can be a place, a person, a state of mind, a concept, a memory, or even a good and familiar meal. Never static, what we consider HOME, or what reminds us of HOME changes as we move through life’s transitions. Undeniably, the past few years have afforded us all an opportunity to spend more time at HOME, and to ponder, define, update, or expand just what HOME is. This exhibit brings together art sparked by our deepening efforts to understand, to explore and to express the comforts, joys, and infinite challenges of HOME.

JUROR – Nancy Sausser

Nancy Sausser is an artist, curator, and writer living and working in the Washington D.C. area. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Washington, in Seattle, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Kenyon College. Her sculpture, executed primarily in low-fire ceramic, has been exhibited around the Washington DC and Seattle areas and her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Fiber Arts Magazine, Washington Review and in numerous exhibition catalogs. She has been putting together exhibitions of contemporary art for over twenty- five years and is currently Exhibitions Director and Curator at McLean Project for the Arts in McLean, Virginia.

ABOUT HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER

Harmony Hall Arts Center opened its doors to the public in September of 1989 and quickly evolved into Prince George's County’s most popular, premier arts facility. We are your one-stop-shop for all your visual and performing arts needs. The Center offers in-depth programs for the creative passions of aspiring artists of all ages in ceramics, sculpture, dance, drama, painting, voice, belly dance and photography.

GALLERY LOCATION & HOURS

The Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10702 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744. The phone number is 301-203-6040 and website is arts.pgparks.com.

GALLERY DESCRIPTIONS

The Main Gallery of Harmony Hall Arts Center is the principal formal 206 feet linear exhibition space with temperature controls, and track lighting. This gallery is reserved primarily for invitational arts exhibitions, juried exhibitions, shared exhibits with other M-NCPPC arts centers and exhibits integral to county wide M-NCPPC programming.

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Artists may submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration.

EXHIBITION TIMELINE

DEADLINE TO APPLY ONLINE:

Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:59 pm

ARTISTS NOTIFIED:

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

ARTISTS DROP OFF WORK AT HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER:

Saturday, October 30, 2021

EXHIBITION OPENING DATE:

Monday, November 15, 2021

EXHIBITION CLOSING DATE:

Friday, January 7, 2021

CLOSING RECEPTION, ARTIST AND CURATOR TALK:

Date TBA

ARTISTS PICK UP WORK FROM HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER:

Saturday, January 8, 2022

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

Artists may submit a maximum of 3 artworks for consideration, including 3-Dimensional or video work. All works must be original (no reproductions). Images of works should be high quality and with enough resolution to see significant details.

A bio, artist statement with current contact info and a list of the works submitted with titles, media, date, dimensions, and price listed are also required with submission.

Applications must be submitted online at: m-ncppc.submittable.com

COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION

There will be both in-person and virtual elements related to this exhibit. Artwork will be physically installed in the gallery space and video or other virtual events will be recorded in the space consistent with all social and physical distancing protocols. More details will be provided to accepted artists as the exhibit approaches. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding with the ever-changing health and safety aspects.

PURCHASE AWARDS & ARTIST COMPENSATION

On the recommendation of the Juror, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division may purchase select works of art for inclusion in its collection. Furthermore, each artist selected to participate in the exhibition will receive monetary compensation in appreciation of his/her participation. Registration as a vendor with The M-NCPPC is required in order to receive payment. Payments are typically paid near the end of the exhibition.

DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

Artists are responsible for transporting work to and from the gallery. Artwork must be delivered ready to hang and appropriately presented. Art works that differ significantly from the images submitted for judging or are not ready for gallery installation may be rejected. If you need to ship the work, please call to let us know what arrangements you have made. The exhibition will be installed and de-installed by Arts and Cultural Heritage Division and Harmony Hall Regional Center staff. All work accepted for exhibition will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. A loading dock is not available.

INSURANCE & SALES

The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks under The M-NCPPC self-insurance fund as specified on the loan agreement. The M-NCPPC will ensure all consigned artwork in the custody of Harmony Hall Regional Center for 75% of its sale value, from the time they are received by delivery, until the pick up date only. The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during the exhibition.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact: Stuart Diekmeyer, Visual Arts Specialist at 301-446-3251 or Stuart.Diekmeyer@pgparks.com.

Participation implies agreement with all conditions.

Finding Home is presented by The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

PG Parks Arts and Cultural Heritage Division