Gathering Art 2017
Last year, after the labyrinth came to life, people took quiet moments in the morning to walk it slowly, people sat there in the evening listening to the music from the Farmer’s Market Stage and kids came to race it in the sunshine. And people brought stones to add- so many special stones. There were stones from beloved homes and gardens, stones from special journeys, stones placed to commemorate family memories, stones connected to loved ones who have passed on.
This year, and in the years moving forward, you all are invited to add a stone to the labyrinth. The labyrinth is a place to reach out to those around you by helping to create a special space. Some stones are humble, some demure, some are flashy, and all were added to help ripen our time together. In that same spirit, please do not take stones from the labyrinth.
Thank you for helping foster another space for connection at Earthwork Farm.
Call for Proposals for the Sculpture Park
Our modest beginnings of a sculpture park have become a hub for families to bring their kids to play, landmarks for memorable photos, extra spaces to sit and enjoy the music from the nearby stage or extra space to dance for the past two years. If you have sculptures that can further enrich this space and add to our Harvest Gathering experience, we want to hear your ideas!
Entries of all styles and media will be considered, both temporary and permanent. Artists will be responsible for the installation and deinstallation of work. Artists are also primarily responsible for bringing all the materials and tools required to install/deinstall their pieces. Please take into account that since we have 2500+ attendees of all ages (including small children!), reasonable safety will be considered in the selection process.
If your proposal is accepted, you and one extra guest would be admitted to the festival free of charge, have meals provided throughout the weekend from our organic/vegetarian on-site kitchen, and have access to green room areas in addition to the camping, showers, water, and parking all our attendees enjoy.
Please submit proposals to Ruby Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2017.
Selected artists will be notified by August 1, 2017.
Proposals need to include the following:
- Your name and contact information
- Written description of the intended work, including dimensions and materials
- 3-5 images of the piece, or- if you’re trying something new- 5-7 images of previous related works (give a sense of your methods and style) and sketches of what you’re proposing
- Any support you would need from the Earthwork crew to make your sculpture work. For example, electrical power for lights, use of materials found on-site, if you needed volunteers to assist with set up/tear down, et cetera.