Guerrilla Art Park
Guerrilla Art Park, Oklahoma artists, 2016

Call for Oklahoma artists: Guerrilla Art Park 2017

June-August 2017

Oklahoma Contemporary is inviting artists to participate in our second installment of Guerrilla Art Park — an outdoor sculpture exhibition on the grounds of our Showroom at NW 11th and Broadway, home to our future arts campus. (Learn about the 2016 installation here.)

Entries are due March 27. We are installing at the beginning of June, and the exhibition will remain on view until Labor Day.

DETAILS
Up to six works will be selected for display. Jurying the competition/exhibition will be a selection committee of local artists and curators and Oklahoma Contemporary’s visual arts staff.

Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $200 honorarium. Additionally, Oklahoma Contemporary will cover transportation in the Oklahoma City metro and assist with installation and de-installation of the sculpture. Oklahoma Contemporary will promote the exhibition, the artworks and artists on the web and through social media and to print, broadcast and online outlets.

Since the exhibition area is outdoors and open to the public, some common sense rules apply: Entries must be freestanding and of sound, safe construction. Sculptures must be weatherproof and made of durable materials designed to withstand outdoor climate conditions. Resistance to high-speed winds is important (we are in Oklahoma, after all). The artist is responsible for stand or base if necessary. We are happy to work with you to ensure your sculpture is safe and resistant to the forces of nature.

Sculptures will be installed in June 2017 and be on view until after Labor Day. The artist must install the same sculpture(s) that was submitted for entry. Artists may sell the work during the project period, but the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition.

The Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary, four repurposed shipping containers temporarily housing exhibitions, events and an art library, serves as the first step toward Oklahoma Contemporary’s future location. The 4.6-acre arts campus will be home to a new 50,000-square-foot building with exhibition, education and performance space, an industrial arts building, a three-block arts park and space for outdoor exhibitions, education programs and public performances.

LEGAL STUFF
A contract will be issued between selected artists and Oklahoma Contemporary with additional details concerning liability, installation and other items. Since the area is open to the public at all times, Oklahoma Contemporary cannot guarantee the security of the exhibited sculptures and will not be held responsible for stolen or damaged artwork. Insurance is not provided. All artists must agree to these terms prior to exhibiting their work on the property.

The competition reserves the right to photograph and record any submitted work for documentary, educational and publicity purposes.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Deadline: March 27, 2017
(Download as a PDF here.) 

Submissions may be sent by mail or electronically. ALL submissions must contain:

  • Images of up to three works, one to three views of each work labeled with slide/image number and indication of proper orientation and front.
  • A separate slide/image list that includes name of artist, title, dimensions (in feet: h x w x d), materials, date, value of work(s) and other applicable notes. (Works must not exceed 25 feet in height).
  • A current professional resume
  • A one-paragraph artist’s statement or explanation of the work(s)

Electronic submission

  • Entries can be submitted via email to showroom@okcontemp.org
  • Images should be submitted in .jpg format, 72 dpi, max. 600 pixels in height or width.
  • Name images in this format: last name_image number_title.jpg.

OR

  • Up to three PowerPoint or PDF slides, one for each piece being submitted, with each slide showing one to three views of that work. If submitting a thumb drive or CD, the device/disc, images and/or slides must be readable on a PC.

Hard-copy submission
Hard-copy submissions can be mailed to:
Oklahoma Contemporary
Attn: Guerrilla Art Park submission
3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Hard copy submissions will not be returned.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact showroom@okcontemp.org or call 405-604-0042 during Showroom hours:

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday