|Entry Dates||10/17/19, 12:00 AM - 12/15/19, 12:00 AM 0 Days Left|
The New Canaan Sculpture Trail
203 594 3638
681 South Ave
New Canaan 06840
The New Canaan Sculpture Trail:
An outdoor art exhibit celebrating 50 years of Earth Day
NEW CANAAN, CT, October 15, 2019 – The Carriage Barn Arts Center and New Canaan Land Trust are sponsoring a significant outdoor art installation to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2020). This program will advance the missions of both organizations which are “to foster a connection between the community and its natural resources” and “to enrich the community through exhibitions, education and cultural experiences.”
Proposals are being accepted through December 15 from regional artists for temporary sculpture placements / installations at 5-8 locations throughout New Canaan. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend to offset materials, transportation and installation expenses. Installations will be on view from April-July, 2020.
Artists are encouraged to consider the national milestone of Earth Day at 50 years and express it through site-specific installations that consider the scale, geography and context of the distinct sites (see online prospectus). Proposed works should celebrate and respond to the natural environment, be visually engaging and/or interactive for viewers.
Proposals will be evaluated and selected by the Exhibit Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, and how the structure complements the landscape. Advisory Committee includes Carriage Barn Executive Director Hilary Wittmann; New Canaan Land Trust Executive Director Aaron Lefland; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Director of Exhibitions Richard Klein and Sculptors Guild President Thea Lanzisero.
Complete prospectus and entry form can be found at https://carriagebarn.org/sculpture-trail/. Submission deadline is December 15, 2019.