APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2017, 5PM – Pacific Time
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists residing in OR, WA, NV, ID and CA
Happy Valley is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Oregon, located just minutes from the Portland metro area and scenic Mt. Hood. Residents of Happy Valley enjoy a high quality of life, complete with beautiful parks, meandering trails, safe neighborhoods, and attractive commercial centers. As Happy Valley continues to grow, the City Council is devoted to preserving and enhancing the community’s character and livability. One way the Council is preserving livability is through arts and culture.
In 2016 the City Council approved the formation of a permanent Happy Valley Public Art Committee to advise City Council in the creation, development and implementation of official public art activities. The Public Art Committee cordially invites artists to apply for consideration to be featured in the 2017-19 City Hall Rotating Sculpture Garden program.
The Sculpture Garden program was established in 2013 to enhance the public environment and promote understanding of public art by inviting artists to exhibit their art on a temporary basis outside of City Hall. The program was subsequently renewed in 2015 and 2017.
Up to six artists will be selected by the Public Art Committee to display sculptures around the exterior of City Hall (view locations and pad specifications). The exhibition period is July 2017 through June 2019. Submissions may include proposed, partially or fully completed sculptures. The City will provide each selected artist a $750 honorarium per sculpture.