Washington and Jefferson College’s Commemorative Public Art Competition
Washington, PA. Washington & Jefferson College’s Commemorative Public Arts Committee is accepting submissions for an outdoor, three-dimensional work of art capable of withstanding all types of weather for the geographical region of southwestern Pennsylvania. This work of art is commissioned to celebrate the myriad changes that occurred during the 1970 academic year. These changes include, but are not limited to:
the beginning of co-education,
the inauguration of a new college president,
the change from the traditional 2 semester academic calendar to an innovative 4-1-4 program,
the first art major declaration.
All these plus many other significant firsts that occurred locally, nationally and globally, during that academic year helped to mold the modern history of the eleventh oldest college in the nation.
Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Washington & Jefferson College faculty, staff, and employees are not eligible to apply.
Each artist may submit up to three entries. Proposals must be in high-resolution digital photographs in jpeg format detailing views from all sides for each entry. Artists must submit the title, size, medium, proposed location (one of the four stipulated locations in the photos) of the piece. In addition, a letter of interest, a current resume, artist statement and pictures of other, already completed works are required. All information should be emailed to PublicArt1970@washjeff.edu.
Art Submission Proposal fee - A non-refundable fee of $40.00 should accompany each entry and may be a check or money order, payable to “Washington & Jefferson College – Public Art” and sent to:
Washington & Jefferson College
Commemorative Public Arts Committee
60 South Lincoln Street
Washington, PA 15301
Deadline for entries: March 31, 2013
Notification: April 30, 2013
Award: Selected artist will receive $50,000
Installation: June 2014
Dedication Ceremony: Homecoming 2014
Proposed Locations on Campus
Images of Campus