Guerrilla Art Park 2016
Guerrilla Art Park 2016, Oklahoma artists
Yellow Screen
Yellow Screen, Rick and Tracey Bewley, 2014
Duality
Duality, Joe Slack, 2015

2018: Guerrilla Art Park

Oklahoma Contemporary is inviting artists to participate in our third installment of Guerrilla Art Park — an outdoor sculpture exhibition on the grounds of our Showroom at NW 11th and Broadway, home of our future arts campus.

Entries are due March 16. Installation begins at the end of May, and the exhibition will remain on view until Labor Day. 

Submissions must be uploaded at bit.ly/OCgapcall18. 

Click to learn about Guerrilla Art Park 2017 and 2016.

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 $500 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 May 2018 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.

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 16, 2018

Submissions must be uploaded at bit.ly/OCgapcall18.


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.
  • Images can depict objects already in existence, or can be plans for an object to be constructed (schematics, maquettes, etc.) Planned works must be completed and ready for install on or before May 21.
  • Full information for each image, including, 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)

Image Guidelines

  • Images should be submitted in .jpg format, 72 dpi, max. 600 pixels in height or width.
  • Name images in this format: last name_title_image number.jpg
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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

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.