Call For Entry for the Sculpture Trail

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2019-2010 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Call for Artist 2019-2020 (pdf) | Request Entry Form by Email

Happy New Year! It is time to invite you or your team of sculptors to submit an entry for the 2019-2020 Cloverdale sculpture Trail, a juried exhibit. Below you will find guidelines and timeline for the 2019-2020 exhibit. There’s a linked PDF of the entry form to print out and mail, or to fill and send on line. Entry deadline is February 27, 2019. There is no entry fee.

Three sculptures will be selected by the judges to receive an award, a $1,000 "Best of Show" award, a $500 "First Place" award and a $250 "Honorable Mention" award. Additionally, the viewing public can vote for their favorite sculpture. The winner will receive a "People’s Choice" award, a gift basket. Each selected sculptor exhibiting in the 2019-2020 Trail will receive $250 to assist with expenses.

Once again we will produce a video on participating sculptors to show at the opening reception. The 2018-2019 video can be viewed on our website. We also plan to produce a new narrated, audio, self-guided walking tour for the 2019-2020 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail with audio from the actual artists. The Trail can be explored worldwide by downloading from Google Play or Apple App Store the free Otocast app and search for Cloverdale. This has been a successful endeavor for us to spread the word about the trail in a fun format.

If you are not familiar with Cloverdale, it is a town 80 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101. Cloverdale is known for its small town ambiance, history, wine tasting and burgeoning arts community. Sculptures in Cloverdale wander through the easily walkable downtown area and beyond.

Next Exhibition Dates: April 26, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Exhibit Selection Committee

Harvey Brody
Harvey has been a studio artist for 40 years creating art in France and Northern California, exhibiting in France, New York and San Francisco. Twenty-five of those years were spent working with clay, including stoneware and porcelain and low-fire ceramics, creating both functional and sculptural work. His studio pursuits after 1986 included mixed media jewelry and mixed media functional and sculptural work as well as collages. He began painting in 2010
Janet Howell
Owner of J. Howell Fine Art Gallery located in Healdsburg, on the Plaza, and for many years former Director of the Carmel Art Association founded in 1927. Janet produced three books on early California art featuring artists E. Charlton Fortune, Percy Gray and Rip Matteson.
Sandy Erickson
Co-owner and director of the Erickson Gallery in Healdsburg. The gallery showcases contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed media works by local and internationally known artists, with an emphasis on artists from Northern California. Sandy produced an art book, Joe Draegert, An American Artist.

Exhibition Timeline

February 27, 2019
Deadline for receipt of entries
By March 14, 2019
Artists will be notified of selection – artists selected will receive $250
April 25, 2019
Installation of selected 2018-2019 sculptures
May 4, 2019
Winners notified
June 8, 2019
5:00 to 7:30pm – Opening Reception at the Cloverdale Performing Art Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Introduction of sculptors and announcement of winners.
April 30, 2020
Removal of the 2018-2019 exhibit sculptures

Exhibit Judges

Jann Nunn
Oakland-based artist Jann Nunn has exhibited lectured and held residencies internationally and throughout the United States since 1987. Her work has been shown in London, Seoul, Düsseldorf, Mexico City, New York, and throughout the Bay Area. Best known for her sculptures, Nunn has created several large-scale outdoor works in public places, including Burning Man 2001; Portland Clifftop Sculpture Park in the UK and SKYART Festival in Anchorage, Alaska.
Jill Plamann
Jill Plamann studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute and graduated with honors. In 2005 Hammerfriar Art Gallery and Framing Services was founded in Healdsburg. Jill received the North Bay Bohemian BOHO award in 2012. In August, 2017 Jill retired after 40 years of presenting art and owning her gallery for 13 years. Hammerfriar under Jill’s ownership became an important part of Sonoma County’s visual arts community. Currently she is a member of the Collections Committee at the Museum of Sonoma County.

How to Enter & Criteria (Instructions are also on PDF form)

2019-2010 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail "Call" Call for Artist 2018-2019 (pdf) | Request Entry Form by Email

  • How to Enter – Criteria
    • No Entry Fee
    • Multiple pieces may be submitted. Fill out an entry form for each piece you are going to submit.
    • Submit a photo of the completed sculpture(s) to be entered, or a detailed sketch if not yet completed (jpg accepted).
    • Submit a description of the work(s): size, composition, how it will be stable and safe for the viewing public. (No sharp edges, no moving sculpture parts, etc.). Note: Most sculptures will be placed on concrete sidewalks & must be free standing. No bolting into the sidewalks. A few areas are available for staking.
    • Submit a resume.
    • Submit a specific artist statement about work(s) to be entered; maximum of 200 words per each entry.
    • A general artist statement; maximum of 200 words
    • 2 photographs of recent work identified by sculptor’s name in jpeg format not to exceed 1.5 MB in size. Images will be returned if sent by mail.
    • Sculptures must be maintenance free, able to withstand heat, sun, wind, sprinklers, rain, children, and crowds. Size should be of sufficient scale for an outdoor, open-air exhibit space.
    • Selection is at the discretion of the Selection Committee. Selected pieces for Cloverdale will be reviewed by the City of Cloverdale for the viewing public’s safety.
    • Each artist will be responsible for set-up and costs beyond the $250 provided each sculptor. If you need extra hands, please bring them along. A forklift can be scheduled to off-load and place sculptures, and to reload at the end of exhibit. There is no charge for the use of the forklift.
    • All reasonable care & precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of the sculptures. Insurance to cover loss or damage of sculptures will not be provided. We encourage you to arrange your own loss or damage coverage. Exhibiting artists are required to sign a Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement form prior to installation. It is recommended you have liability insurance. Liability insurance is available through State Farm, and online at Fractured Atlas, If you know of other insurance companies providing liability, please contact Joyce Mann, or call 707-894-4929.

The PDF Call For Artists Entry Form can be filled out and automatically sent by email using the "Send Entry Form" button at the top and bottom of the form. If you prefer it can be printed and mailed to the address supplied on the form.