We are now accepting concept proposals for artists living or working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using materials from the June 30 San Francisco Gun Buyback, artists will create art for the Art of Peace San Francisco exhibit, which will be used to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence in our communities.
Art of Peace San Franciso is a project of United Playaz and The Robby Poblete Foundation. In addition to materials from the buyback, the project will include transform guns used in crimes and taken as evidence from throughout California. These pieces will be featured in a traveling exhibit, placed as monuments in public places, and will be ultimately auctioned to provide funding for the next gun buyback and Art of Peace project.
CALL FOR ENTRY TIMELINE:
- August 19 Deadline for submissions from artists
- August 27 Artist selections announced
- Sept. 3 Artists pick up materials
- Nov. 9 Deadline for completion of art work
- Nov. 16 Unveil exhibit in San Francisco (locaiton to be determined)
- Email submission to: email@example.com
- In subject line, please include the title of your submission and your name.
- Proposals must include the following:
- Maximum 2 sketches of proposal
- Your design concept must communicate a clear design and concept. The final art may differ slightly from the initial sketch
- Include as an attachment in JPG or PDF format, no larger than 5 meg each file
- Images of previous work, no larger than 4 MB each
- Statement describing project in 200 words or less. This should convey your design strategy.
- Artist Bio. Please also include your address, phone, email, and website (if you have one).
Please indicate which category you shall be applying for.
We are looking for up to 7 pieces in all, 6 smaller sculptures (Category 1) and 1 large sculpture (Category 2).
Category 1: Small sculpture $1500 (table- top sized piece less than 100 lbs)
Category 2: Large sculpture $2500 (a larger freestanding work less than 300 lbs)
We will select up to 7 proposals.
Please be as creative as you can, but avoid glorifying guns or gun violence. The themes are transformation and peace. The foundations will supply materials to participants. Participants will incorporate disassembled handgun components (rendered inoperable) into their final work. Gun designs vary tremendously and may include pistols, shotguns, stocks, handguns, assault rifles.
Terms of Participation:
- Visual artists over 18 years of age may enter. Any metalworking or craft techniques may be employed.
- Acceptance of an applicant’s proposal is based on demonstration of ability to work with this medium and/or the viability of the proposal submitted. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified.
- The actual gun components will be distributed in San Franicsco, and must be utilized in the final design.
- It is strongly recommended that finished designs be structurally sound (not fragile) and easily transported.
- It is forbidden to attempt to restore the supplied guns to an operable state. Any functional weapons or designs posing a risk to human safety in any way will be automatically disqualified from this exhibition.
- Members of the Jury and Exhibition Committee are not eligible for awards, but may create artwork for inclusion in the Exhibition.
- Participant agrees to hold harmless the Exhibition Organizers, Jurors and Exhibiting Venues and agrees they will not be held liable in the event of injury, loss or damage.
- All accepted artworks become the property of The Robby Poblete Foundation and United Playaz.
- Participant agrees to give rights of visual reproduction to The Robby Poblete Foundation and United Playaz.
- Artists will be credited in printed material and media.
- Items will be auctioned to provide funding for the next buyback and Art of Peace project.
By participating in this project, you are agreeing to let your name and work be mentioned, photographed and videotapged for promotion of the project.