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Calling all Artists – Art in Motion 2021

The City of Grants Pass, in partnership with JCT Bus and Sponsorship from Republic Services, is happy to inform you that Art in Motion will continue in 2021.

Deadline for submissions is December 2, 2020 3 PM.

Prospectus and application requirements.

Art in Motion for 2021


The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA) invites artists 18 years of age and older to submit original artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media with the exception of video/film, installation or performance art for Art in Motion.

This public art project is essentially a gallery on wheels; artwork is displayed on 54” x 34” vinyl print on both side of one of the Josephine Community Transit buses. The art is there to engage people, expand public art visibility, create opportunities for the community to experience art in everyday life and enhance the overall artistic climate of the City of Grants Pass.

This prospectus solicits submissions for two exhibition periods. The first from January 2021 through June 2021, and the second from July through December 2021. The work will be selected based on originality, artistic conception and quality. An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media and disciplines. One or two artist may be chosen for each exhibition period.

Media Eligibility: All artists working in, but not limited to, the following disciplines are invited to submit “High Resolution” images of their work: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital graphics, engravings, sculpture, glass, wood, metal/jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media, and assemblage. Video/film, installation art and performance art are not appropriate disciplines for the Art in Motion project.

Submissions: Artists must submit a minimum of four (4) images to a maximum of six (6) works. All work submitted must be original, no copy work, no classwork or work done under supervision. Choose your most dramatic work that would be easily visible from a distance.

All submissions must include these three (3) items:
1. A CD or USB thumb drive for four (4) to six (6) images. Label storage devices with your

name. (Storage devices may or may not be returned.)
2. A hard copy printout of your contact information with artist statement. 3. A hard copy printout of your inventory of images.


Image Format: Images must be clear and professionally presented.

  • Images must be submitted in high-resolution jpeg format on a CD or USB thumb drive. For clarity of reproduction, the resolution needs to be as high as possible. Because the image you provide will be used by the printer to create the image for use on the poster, quality of the photos and their scalability will be considered during the process to ensure the best possible image for public viewing.
  • Three dimensional art pieces should be photographed against a neutral background. The background can be either flat or graded.
  • Label each jpeg image as follows: last name, first initial, entry number (for example: Smith, J 1, Smith, J 2, Smith J 3, etc.). Jurors: CoPA, the City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art. Exhibitors will be selected based on originality, art concept and artistic quality. An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media and disciplines.
  • CoPA may, at it’s sole discretion, crop or use a fragment of original art to best fit the parameters on the bus display and to increase impact.
  • Artist’s name and title of work will accompany the submission once selected and reproduced. Artist will be notified of selection before placement. Mail or hand deliver submissions to: Grants Pass City Hall 101 NW “A” Street Grants Pass, OR 97526 Attn. CoPA DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by 3:00 PM. All artists will be contacted via email with the Art in Motion jurying results within 30 days after the submission deadline.

Artist’s Contact Information

Name (Last, First) ____________________________________________________________ Mailing Address______________________________________________________________ City / State / Zip ______________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone ______________________________________________________________ Email_______________________________________________________________________ Artist’s Website_______________________________________________________________ Artist Statement (related to the work submitted) ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

Inventory of Images

Entry 1

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 2

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 3

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 4

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 5 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 6 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Downloadable PDF of this prospectus and application:

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