Wednesday, May 1, 2013

monumental commission proposal


From Garret’s files of unrealized monumental commission proposals we have the following project:
Displayed on top,we have a pencil sketch of the proposed sculpture. Also shown are pictures of the maquette. A maquette is a small sculptural version of the finished sculpture. In this case it was a colored plaster cast from a rubber mold taken from the original clay maquette. This along with other material is reviewed by a sculpture committee for possible approval. In many cases an edition of bronze castings would be made of the maquette to enlist funds and to promote the casting the larger version. Also seen here is a “photo-shopped” image with a standard nonobservant pedestrian to give the committee sense of the scale


The following is a rejection letter for the above proposal. When you have read the common  sentence which I highlighted for you (which seems to be in all rejection letters) you can stop reading....

 Garret McFann:

Thank you for your application to the City of Peoria North Community Park Call for Artists. As you can imagine, we received a large number of applications (140 applications) from across the country. I am sorry to inform you that you have not been selected to continue forward in the jurying process.

The City of Peoria thanks you for the time you invested to apply for this Call to Artists. We encourage you to apply for future public art opportunities provided by the City of Peoria.

Best wishes for continued success in your art career.

Manny Burruel
Public Arts Consultant

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