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Posted on: December 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Call for Entries -Madrona Grove Sculpture Exhibition 2018

The nine-month exhibition will feature twelve sculptures selected through an open juried competition.

Sculptures must be durable enough to withstand outdoor conditions and they should have a means of being secured to a concrete platform. 

Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of their work. Artists will each receive a $250 stipend to help defray costs of transporting work to and from the site.  The City of Anacortes, Parks and Recreation will provide concrete platforms to secure the sculptures to and provide machinery for moving and placing of the sculptures. They will also assist the artists in the installation process.

All sculptures should be for sale.

The Anacortes Arts Commission will receive a 30% commission on the sale of any artwork. The retail price given by the artist should reflect this commission.

The Anacortes Arts Commission is actively seeking financial support through grants and business partnerships for the purchase of at least one sculpture from the exhibition, which will then become part of the City of Anacortes permanent collection.

The City of Anacortes will insure the selected artwork.

The Anacortes Arts Festival is committing up to $5,000 in support of the purchase of at least one sculpture from the 2018 exhibition. The sculpture(s) will then become part of the City of Anacortes permanent collection. The Anacortes Arts Festival is particularly interested in purchasing a sculpture that reflects the maritime environment of Anacortes.


The completion is open to residents of Washington State.

Submission requirements:

Sculptors may submit up to two works for consideration.

Submit up to three digital images per work (jpeg at 1080-1920 pixels and 72 dpi) (label images: #1(abc)last name_title   #2(abc)last name_title

One-page artist contact information and image identification:  (Contact information) artist name, address, phone, email, website (Image identification) #, title, size, medium, date and retail price (70% artist, 30% Arts Commission) (explanatory text optional)

One-page resume (word doc)

Site-specific installations are acceptable and should be submitted with additional information (one page text explaining the concept and additional images illustrating the proposed installation).

Deadline for entries:

February 13, 2018

Send digital submission to:

Mary Snyder

CDs are acceptable. They can be dropped off at the Park and Recreation office at Anacortes City Hall at 904 6th Ave. Anacortes, WA. Or, sent to Mary Snyder, PO Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221.


Chloe Dye Sherpe, Curator, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConnor

Rob Schouten, Owner, Rob Schouten Gallery, Langley, WA


February 13, 2018 call for entries due

Week of February 19th jury convenes

February 28th acceptance notices sent out to artists (via email).

Late March/early April artwork installed

The exhibition will run from April to December 2018

January 2019 works will be de-installed and removed from site.

Questions??  Please call Mary Snyder at 360-293-1918 or email at

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