Call for Public Art – Something New III / Calls & Submissions

August 31, 2020

Organization Name: Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

Organization Location: Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Calling all Public Artists!

Arts and Humanities Bainbridge (AHB), Public Art Committee (PAC) and the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) invite all local and Washington State artists to submit their artwork for Something New Phase III.  Three sculptures will be selected as part of the Something New III rotating art exhibition for 2020.  Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium with the opportunity to be recognized for a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

Application Deadline Extended: August 31st, 2020

Program Description:

A dynamic public art experience as well as an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work. The exhibit places sculptures in three outdoor locations in downtown Winslow on Beautiful Bainbridge Island.

Selected works remain on display for 9 months after which they are removed to make room for the next collection, offering Bainbridge Islanders and visitors “Something New” every year.

In addition to the three new pieces to be temporarily exhibited as part of the Something New exhibit, Bainbridge Island has a Public Art Collection consisting of 24 works, the majority of which are also located in downtown Winslow.

The City’s Public Art Program is supported by volunteer members of the Public Art Committee (PAC), a sub-committee of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB). For more information, please visit


August 31, 2020, 5:00 PM PST – Artist deadline for electronic submissions – now extended.
September 9, 2020 – Artists will be notified about Jury Decisions.
November 5, 2020 – Sculptures will be installed.
November 2020 – Artist interviews will be held.
November – December 31, 2021 – Press Release and People’s Choice Award Voting.
May 2021 – Peoples Choice Award Ceremony and First Friday Art Walk (if allowed)
June 2021 – De-installation of the sculptures by the Artists

Submission Requirements:

Artist’s Resume
Artists Statement
Artist’s Contact Information
Description of Sculpture
Indicate preference for site (1,2, or 3, as described below, or no preference)
3-5 Images with annotated Image List: (2000 words)
Acknowledgment of review of Sample Contractual Arrangement (see Attachment 4, Sample Contractual Agreement)
Sales price if sold to City of Bainbridge Island.

Submission Documents attached below.

Something New III “Call for Art”
Site Descriptions
Site Specifications
Public Art Walking Map of Winslow
Sample Contract (to be provided)

Opportunity Website

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