Summertide 2022: New Growth
Annual Outdoor Exhibition in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park, Port Angeles, WA


Hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center •  Rolling proposal review & notifications to begin February 18; final entry deadline April 22 • $18 entry fee*


The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center seeks proposals for outdoor-friendly artworks to be exhibited in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park. The theme of this year’s summer exhibit is New Growth. In addition to works that explore concepts of growth, development, and transformation, we welcome submissions that represent new exploration or growth in the artist's  creative process. 


Existing pieces as well as proposals for new works will be considered. The selected works will be installed among more than 100 existing sculptures throughout the park’s 5 acres of forested parkland and open meadow. Applicants are encouraged to visit Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park to experience firsthand the park’s rugged terrain, second-growth Olympic forest, and striking views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


Eligibility:
Open to all artists and artist teams residing within the United States. Artist teams please designate one primary contact person for your group. We welcome entries from youth and emerging artists. 


Artwork must be:

  • The artist or artist team’s own original work
  • Suitable for viewers of all ages
  • Able to withstand adverse weather conditions throughout the year
  • Soundly constructed and firmly anchored to prevent theft and ensure public safety


Terms & Conditions:

  • Selected sculptures will be displayed through May 1, 2023
  • Selected artists will receive a $300 stipend for loan of the work. Additional funding for travel or materials may be available on request.
  • All works sold will remain in place through May 1, 2023. PAFAC charges a 40% commission on all sales.
  • Artists are solely responsible for transportation and installation of their work, to be ready for display by end of day on June 11, 2020.
  • Artists will hold harmless the PAFAC and the City of Port Angeles from any claim of damage or loss of artworks from any cause whatsoever, during the period the sculpture is displayed.
  • Any images submitted or photographs taken of the artwork may be used by PAFAC for promotion and to encourage public engagement with the sculpture park
  • Artwork that differs substantially from submitted image(s) or project proposals may not be installed.
  • Work not de-installed by May 30, 2023 will become the property of PAFAC.



Exhibit Timeline:

Rolling Review & Acceptance Begins: February 18
Final Entry Deadline: April 22, midnight PST
Final Notifications Sent: April 30
Installation Time Frame: May 15 - June 11, unless other arrangements are made
Summertide Solstice Art Festival**: Saturday, June 18, 2022
De-installation: May 1 - 30, 2023


* In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, PAFAC now offers a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. If that would make a difference for you, please contact Sarah Jane (sarahjane at pafac dot org) for more info.
** All  festivities and other exhibit-related events are subject to state and local guidelines, as well as PAFAC's own Covid safety policies. 

Summertide 2022: New Growth
Annual Outdoor Exhibition in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park, Port Angeles, WA


Hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center •  Rolling proposal review & notifications to begin February 18; final entry deadline April 22 • $18 entry fee*


The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center seeks proposals for outdoor-friendly artworks to be exhibited in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park. The theme of this year’s summer exhibit is New Growth. In addition to works that explore concepts of growth, development, and transformation, we welcome submissions that represent new exploration or growth in the artist's  creative process. 


Existing pieces as well as proposals for new works will be considered. The selected works will be installed among more than 100 existing sculptures throughout the park’s 5 acres of forested parkland and open meadow. Applicants are encouraged to visit Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park to experience firsthand the park’s rugged terrain, second-growth Olympic forest, and striking views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


Eligibility:
Open to all artists and artist teams residing within the United States. Artist teams please designate one primary contact person for your group. We welcome entries from youth and emerging artists. 


Artwork must be:

  • The artist or artist team’s own original work
  • Suitable for viewers of all ages
  • Able to withstand adverse weather conditions throughout the year
  • Soundly constructed and firmly anchored to prevent theft and ensure public safety


Terms & Conditions:

  • Selected sculptures will be displayed through May 1, 2023
  • Selected artists will receive a $300 stipend for loan of the work. Additional funding for travel or materials may be available on request.
  • All works sold will remain in place through May 1, 2023. PAFAC charges a 40% commission on all sales.
  • Artists are solely responsible for transportation and installation of their work, to be ready for display by end of day on June 11, 2020.
  • Artists will hold harmless the PAFAC and the City of Port Angeles from any claim of damage or loss of artworks from any cause whatsoever, during the period the sculpture is displayed.
  • Any images submitted or photographs taken of the artwork may be used by PAFAC for promotion and to encourage public engagement with the sculpture park
  • Artwork that differs substantially from submitted image(s) or project proposals may not be installed.
  • Work not de-installed by May 30, 2023 will become the property of PAFAC.



Exhibit Timeline:

Rolling Review & Acceptance Begins: February 18
Final Entry Deadline: April 22, midnight PST
Final Notifications Sent: April 30
Installation Time Frame: May 15 - June 11, unless other arrangements are made
Summertide Solstice Art Festival**: Saturday, June 18, 2022
De-installation: May 1 - 30, 2023


* In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, PAFAC now offers a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. If that would make a difference for you, please contact Sarah Jane (sarahjane at pafac dot org) for more info.
** All  festivities and other exhibit-related events are subject to state and local guidelines, as well as PAFAC's own Covid safety policies. 

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center