The city has approved installation of three wall sculptures for the exterior wall of its newly finished building. The sculptures will enhance the public environment and promote understanding and enjoyment of public art. This is consistent with the history and culture of Canby and the role of the Canby Public Library in promoting lifelong learning.
The theme for the wall sculpture project is "Growing, Learning, and Giving."
Three winning sculptures will be chosen from submissions. They will then be recommended by the Arts and Culture Council of Canby to the Canby City Council for final approval for permanent mounting and display on the exterior wall of the Canby Public Library. Each of the sculptors selected will receive an honorarium of $7,500 per accepted sculpture after installation.
This call is open to sculptors from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
Application deadline is Friday, March 31. Artists are encouraged to notify with intent to submit as soon as possible.
Artwork Specifications and Site:
Location is on the exterior wall of the Canby Public Library shown above. The wall dimension is 15-feet high by 45-feet wide and will be divided in three equal parts to highlight each of the three portions of the overall theme: Growing, Learning, and Giving
Each sculpture must be of high artistic quality, capable of being permanently mounted on the exterior wall, and of suitable scale
Sculptors may submit a single piece that occupies 1/3 of the space; however, three pieces from a single artist complementary to each other that fill the space is strongly encouraged
Artwork cannot exceed 350 pounds and must be fitted before delivery with a steel plate in accordance to contractor requirements
All artwork must be weather resistant and require only minimal maintenance