Call for Local Sculptors
The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains and the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside are issuing a call for local sculptors who would like to have their artwork considered for prominent display in Pinetop-Lakeside’s Community Art Project. Seven pieces will be selected to replace the seven original pieces, some of which are still on display on pedestals on both sides of White Mountain Boulevard.
Sculptures must be a minimum of three feet tall and must not exceed the following dimensions: 3 feet wide, 10 feet tall and weigh no more than 500 pounds. All artwork must be prepared for display with a mounting that conforms to the 18″ square top of the display pedestal. Diagrams of the pedestal top are available upon request from the Arts Alliance. Artwork must not be fragile or risk harm to itself or the viewer. Those chosen will sign a contract and an agreement prior to the installation of the sculpture.
The original art project was launched in 2015 by the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains, the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside and Northland Pioneer College. The artists of those seven art pieces were interviewed and those interviews were recorded and can be seen and heard at art.pinetoplakesidelibrary.org, or by scanning the QR codes on the signs near each piece of art that is currently displayed.
For those who would like to personally view the current displays at their locations in Lakeside, the locations are as follows:
On the East side of White Mountain Blvd., in front of Specialty Audio, is Mean Squirrel, a ceramic piece on a wooden base, created by Bruce Taylor.
On the West side of White Mountain Blvd., across and down from the Circle K is Summertime, a metallic piece created by Stu Dyer.
On the East side of White Mountain Blvd., at the corner of Johnson Drive, is Zuni Bear, a clay sculpture by David Harder.
On the West side of White Mountain Blvd., in front of the Giant gas station, you will find Petra-Gong, a metal and fused glass piece created by Bob Channing.
Artists interested in being considered this year should contact the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains, Center for the Arts at 251 Penrod Road in Show Low or call 928 532-2296. Artists may also indicate their interest by email via firstname.lastname@example.org, including their name and contact information.
The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2017.