[artinfo] Urban Arts Institute - Boston Harbor Shipyard: Call for Entries

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e-artnow presents: Urban Arts Institute - Boston Harbor Shipyard: Call for EntriesHarborArts Large-scale Outdoor Artwork on Loan at Boston Harbor Shipyard
Urban Arts Institute
621 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, MA 02115-5801 
Phone: (001) 617.879.7973
Fax:  (001) 617.879.7969
Contact: Christina Lanzl
christina.lanzl at massart.edu


Entry deadline: November 9 2009 

HarborArts: Large-scale outdoor sculpture on loan at Boston Harbor Shipyard 

Boston Harbor Shipyard: Call for Entries
Deadline: Monday, November 9, 2009 
Download the call to artists / entry form at www.massart.edu/x1671.xml
Eligibility: Open to all artists/designers/teams in the US and internationally. Students welcome.  
HarborArts seeks to implement an outdoor artwork loan program for a limited number of large-scale, 2D and 3D works at Boston Harbor Shipyard in East Boston, Massachusetts. Works will be exhibited  on a rotating schedule lasting a minimum of 3 months to several years, depending on availability and  feasibility. Artists/designers/teams are invited to forward a selection of up to four existing works and/or installation proposals for new work. HarborArts will offer participants the opportunity to pair with an environmental organization to raise awareness and educate the public about issues and solutions affecting oceans, waterways and harbors. Approximately 12-20 works will be installed. The Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is facilitating the project. 
HarborArts Mission 
HarborArts Inc. is a non-profit organization that uses monumental art installations to raise awareness and to educate the public about social, economic and environmental issues affecting our harbors, waterways and oceans. The organization seeks to collaborate with organizations and artists that support its mission. Through public art and its website, HarborArts.net, brings worldwide attention to both problems and solutions facing our oceans and waterways. Monumental artworks serve as visual beacons in a global call to action.  
Site Description 
A 14-acre industrial waterfront property, the Boston Harbor Shipyard is the site of the first international public art exhibition initiated by HarborArts. It is a historic shipyard that represents the essence of Boston's maritime tradition. During the 19th century, some of the world's fastest clipper ships were built there. Today, the marine industry is still very much alive at Boston Harbor Shipyard, from modern day boatbuilding to marine support services. Located on the Boston HarborWalk, the outdoor art exhibition will offer views to and from Downtown Boston and the Seaport District with its landmark waterfront contemporary art museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art. 
A total of 46 sites have been identified. Both sculptures as well as 2D works, such as banners and murals are eligible. Available sites are on the grounds of the shipyard, on piers, building facades and on barges moored at the marina (see documentation in Attachment 1: Available Sites at Boston Harbor Shipyard).   

Artists will receive a $500 stipend to go toward the cost of transportation and installation. Artists are invited to offer work for sale. Sales will be subject to 20% commission. 
HarborArts juror is Randi Hopkins, Associate Curator at Boston"s Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibition planning team will grant final approval of all works and determine siting in collaboration with exhibiting artists/designers/teams. 
Installation Considerations 
Works for the exhibition will be chosen based on quality, durability and suitability for an outdoor environment, as well as safety of the public. The waterfront location requires special considerations regarding wind, weather and potentially adverse seasonal conditions. All works are subject to final approval by the exhibition planning team.  
Promotion / Related Programs 
Works on exhibit will be featured on the HarborArts.net website. Promotional and educational materials will be produced in conjunction with the program. The HarborArts exhibition will be coordinated in collaboration with partnering organizations. 
Please send documentation of up to 4 (four) previous works and/or site-specific proposals for a chosen location at Boston Harbor Ship Yard. Artists/designers/teams may email entries to christina.lanzl at massart.edu or send them by mail (address listed below). Individual emails may not exceed 4 MB. Materials will not be returned.  
1. Resume with current contact information. 
2. Up to 4 clearly labeled digital images of relevant past work. 35 mm slides will not be accepted. 
Artists may send information formatted as follows: 
CD ROM or JPEGs. Acceptable digital images must be:  
-Formatted to read in Adobe Photoshop 
-Pixel dimensions per image approximately 600Hx800W 
-Image resolution – 72-300 pixels per inch (ppi) 
-Maximum file size per image – 1MB 
-Name each image: lastnamefirstnameimagenumber.jpg  
-Include a 1-page, 8 ½ x 11" thumbnail page of images with corresponding image numbers 
3. Completed entry form (see below). On the entry form, please include preferred site numbers in Attachment 1: Available Sites at Boston Harbor Shipyard. 
Optional: Additional support material, including press clippings or other relevant information on past projects. 
Participants are solely responsible for the timely arrival of their entries. Participants, by virtue of entering the competition, agree to save harmless the organizers, sponsors and anyone else involved with the competition for any delay, damage or loss, real or perceived.  
With questions please contact Christina Lanzl, Project Manager, UrbanArts Institute christina.lanzl at massart.edu or 617.879.7973  
www.urbanartsinstitute.org - Call to Artists is posted at Opportunities.  
Email entries not exceeding 4 MB to christina.lanzl at massart.edu OR mail entries to: 
ATTN: HarborArts Project 
Urban Arts Institute  
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
621 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, MA 02115-5801 

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