ArtScape is a public art program open to artists of all ages that is meant to represent a diverse group of regional artists from all walks of life.
What is ArtScape?
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is partnering with Chautauqua Art Gallery and the City of Jamestown Park’s Department to create an outdoor gallery in downtown Jamestown, N.Y. Artists of all ages are invited to participate in this juried art competition. Selected works are reproduced on banners that hang on light posts throughout the downtown area. Chautauqua Art Gallery, on Main Street in Downtown Jamestown, provides support for this program as the host sponsor, displaying the original works of art and coordinating artists and banner production.
Why ArtScape in Jamestown?
The objective of ArtScape is to create an outdoor gallery experience in the heart of the community. The colorful banners add interest and intrigue to the downtown streetscape, encouraging pedestrians and vehicle traffic to slow down and enjoy the display. Each banner showcases local artists, highlighting the creativity and talent of artists who live and work in the region.
How does it work?
Interested artists submit work for consideration to the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. These works are juried by a selection committee. Participating artists range in age and skill level, although many are semi-professional and professional level. The chosen works are photographed and graphic design begins for printing the images on vinyl banners. The names of the artist and the sponsor are featured on the banner. At the end of the show, the banners are removed and given to the sponsor, or the sponsor may choose to donate the banner to the artist. The sponsor does not receive reproduction rights to the work. However, they are encouraged to display the banner in their place of business, highlighting their support for enriching the community through public art programs.
This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.
ArtScape Artist/Sponsor Schedule*
|February 1||Art submissions/sponsorship opens open|
|April 7||Artist/sponsor submissions deadline|
|April 17-21||Artist notified of acceptance|
|April 21-May 5||Artwork delivered to and picked up from photographer|
|May||Banners are produced|
|June 7-10||Original Artwork is delivered to Chautauqua Art Gallery|
|June||Banners are installed|
|June 16||Opening reception at Chautauqua Art Gallery|
|July||Banner Celebration and Brochure distribution to local businesses|
|June 16 – July 15||Artwork on display at Chautauqua Art Gallery|
|Fall||Outdoor Banner Celebration|
*subject to change as needed