September 23, 2021

Art Takeover: Invitation for Sculpture Proposals

(Carrollton, GA) — Local and regional artists are invited to submit a proposal for a temporary public sculpture installation on the grounds of the Neva Lomason Memorial Library.

The sculpture will be showcased for one year as part of Art Takeover, an annual event hosted by the Carrollton Center for the Arts in conjunction with Carrollton Main Street and the art faculty of the University of West Georgia.

The West Georgia Regional Library System is dedicated to promoting the exchange of ideas and information, and artwork is an important means of
sharing the culture and creativity of the artist and community.

The library is excited to participate in this effort to support art literacy while enhancing community and visitor experience.

The selected sculpture will be displayed on a concrete pad measuring 6 x 6 feet that was created during recent library renovations as part of an ongoing effort to enhance the community’s public spaces.

The selected artist will be provided a stipend of $3,000 to cover the lease of the sculpture as well as all transportation, labor, equipment and any other needs required to install and de-install the artwork. There is no specific theme, but originality and visual impact will be considered.

Submitted artworks must be durable enough to withstand exterior weather conditions for the entire year in which it will be displayed and must not require surveillance or maintenance.

The selected piece must not have sharp edges, loose or easily breakable pieces, easily scalable parts, or other components that could prove hazardous the public.

Artists must be 21 years or older and must have previous experience with public art pieces. Only pre-existing pieces will be reviewed, and proposals must be submitted by February 15, 2021.

Carrollton City and Neva Lomason Memorial Library staff along with an advisory committee will assess and choose the artwork to be installed.

For more information about the rules and specifications of the submission process, visit wgrls.org/sculpture or email mkuykendall@carrollton-ga.gov.

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