Original art created by artists and fine craftsman will be placed in 23 garden nodes around the square and up Main Street, beginning on Friday, June 7 and remain on display through the summer.
To PARTICIPATE – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-472-5374
Individual artists and fine crafts persons ages 18 or above, or creative groups or businesses, are invited to participate. General installations ideas will be approved by FAA project committee. A limited variety of bicycles & parts will be available at the FAA studio, on a first come basis beginning April 1st. If any one has parts to donate, like wheels, chains, gears, pedals etc, they can contact Suzan1252@aol.com or 472-5374.
“With the theme based around bicycle components, an entire bike can be artistically modified, however FAA is looking for entries created out of wheels, gears, pedals, other parts, or any material translated into our theme. Be creative – you have an artists’ license!”
Participants should request and turn in an official guidelines and entry form from the FAA to let us know early intentions.( Provided below) Guidelines include specific design sizes and installation requirements, along with details like all materials must be weather proof and construction sturdy. Three methods of installation will be offered this year to help with odd shapes being attached to the steel poles.
Artwork must be completed and turned in to the FAA Studio between May 29- June 5, to be installed prior to June 7. If the piece is large & awkward it can be delivered to installation site or installed by participant.
This year’s project is sponsored in part by a Fairfield CVB grant.
FAIRFIELD ART ASSOCIATION – OFFICIAL GUIDELINES
Summer 2013 Downtown Art Installation
“WHEELS, GEARS & PEDALS!”
Project Guidelines for Artists/Participants
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Fairfield Art Association’s 2013 summer art installation – “WHEELS, GEARS & PEDALS” will be created by artists & fine craftsman, and placed in 23 different downtown garden nodes for public viewing & enjoyment. The project will enhance Fairfield tourism and promote local artists. The project will be featured on the FAA’s Website with photos & text, and provide links to participating artists own sites, or contact information for them if available.
“WHEELS, GEARS & PEDALS” Art Exhibit will open for the June 7 Art Walk and remain on display through the summer. During the RAGBRAI over night stay in Fairfield, on July 26, the art installation pieces will be auctioned. Proceeds will be divided between the participant and the FAA.
PARTICIPATION: Individual artists and fine crafts persons ages 18 or above, or creative groups, to be invited/approved by FAA project committee. FAA members will have first choice in participation. A variety of bicycles & parts will be available at the FAA studio, on a first come basis.
MATERIALS: Our theme this year is based around bicycle components to tie into RAGBRAI’s visit to Fairfield. Although an entire bike can be artistically modified, we are looking for entries created out of wheels, gears, pedals, other parts, OR any material translated into our theme. Be creative – you have an artists’ license! The FAA will be gathering a variety of parts and will have them at the FAA studio to select on a first come basis beginning April 1. You can use any material to create or embellish. Use of recycled, found, used, and Fairfield related items are encouraged. All materials must be weather proof and construction sturdy. A protective clear coating is recommended for painted, wood or any area that might react to weather conditions. The FAA has some coating product available to use if needed.
Your completed work must be designed to work with our installation plans – We have a heavy duty steel pole that inserts into the ground of a garden node downtown, leaving approximately 4 ½ foot of the pole above ground. A 12”x12”metal base then fits on the top of the pole, secured with a large bolt. This base has 4 holes, one in each corner. See provided diagram. We are giving you choices for attachment of your art:
- #1.We can give you a 12”X12” piece of plywood to use as a base/attachment for your creation if you need it. This plywood will later be attached to our standardized metal plate base with 4 screws/bolts – remember anything that covers these screw areas will have screws drilled there – do not cover holes for this method.
- #2. You can hook directly on our metal plate with 4 screws/bolts. A template can be picked up at the FAA studio or the actual metal plate. Metal plates cannot be permanently attached to – we use these again.
- #3. You can attach directly on/in our pole, using the bolt we have to secure, with no base being used.
Measurements include all embellishments extending in any direction, above, below and beyond the sides of base level:
Maximum Width and Depth is approx. 4 feet and Maximum Height is approx. 4 feet.
Minimum Size: 2’ by 2’, we want works to be big enough to be seen from afar. Remember the art piece will attach to the pole at 4 feet above ground. Finished art must weigh less than approx 30 pounds. Work should be balanced for stability when on the pole.
ADDITIONAL: Subject matter must be in good community taste. Art work must be safe to handle – no sharp edges or hazardous materials. Finished art pieces become the property of the FAA.
FAA reserves the right to reject a creation for inferior craftsmanship or quality to withstand weather.
Questions can be directed to the FAA Board, or contact Suzan Kessel, email email@example.com or call 641- 472-5374.
This year’s project is sponsored in part by a Fairfield CVB grant.
COMPLETION DATE: Artwork must be completed and turned in to the FAA Studio between May 29- June 5, to be installed prior to June 7. If the piece is large & awkward it can be delivered to installation site. You can also install yourself if desired.
Summer 2013 Art Installation “WHEELS, GEARS & PEDALS!”
PARTICIPANT ENTRY FORM
We only have 23 places for installation and need to know our participants as soon possible.
If you would like to participate, please provide the following information to be used in promotion and advertising for our project. Return to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fairfield Art Association Studio, at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main, Fairfield, IA 52556.
ARTIST NAME/CONTACT PERSON_______________________________________________________________________
BUSINESS NAME if applicapable________________________________________________________________________
MEDIA WORKING IN_________________________________________________________________________________
DESCRIBE BASIC IDEA_________________________________________________________________________________
I am interested in spare parts from FAA ______________________Yes, _________No I will find my own.
I can help with installation ______yes ________No
INSTALLATION METHOD – Select one (see diagram provided)
______I will need 12”x12” plywood base
______I will use actual metal base, and need it at start. I will use metal base, but only need template to work on______
______I will attach into the pole only, using the bolt provided
I have read and understand the project guidelines, and agree to follow as closely as possible.
Please make a copy of this information for yourself. Additional Information we will need at time of artwork delivery:
TITLE OF ART ENTRY_________________________________________________________________________________
NAMES of ALL THOSE WORKING ON THIS ART PIECE________________________________________________________
VALUE of ART ENTRY (approx)____________________for auctioning – although there are no guarantees of selling price.
LIST of MATERIALS USED_____________________________________________________________________________
PHOTOGRAPHS DURING CONSTRUCTION or after finished can be emailed to email@example.com for our website or special promotional stories. Please share with us.
Direct questions to suzan Kessel firstname.lastname@example.org or Kella Tschopp email@example.com