Lebanon’s Rail Trail: Artists Wanted

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Susan B. Apel

Exciting news about Lebanon’s Rail Trail!  Artists are being sought to design and install public sculptural art along the trail. Below are excerpts from a press release from the AVA Gallery and Art Center, describing the project with the Lebanon NH Department of Parks and Recreation and the Mascoma River Greenway, plus a link to the release’s full content. Interested, or know someone who might be? Move quickly—registration of an “intent to submit” is due February 26, 2018. 

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From AVA’s press release:

“LEBANON, NH – In conjunction with the Lebanon Recreation Department and the Mascoma River Greenway Coalition, AVA Gallery and Art Center is pleased to announce a new program  for the creation of public sculptural artwork installations for long-term display along Lebanon’s Rail Trail. Artwork will be installed between the bridge over the Mascoma River at the downtown Lebanon tunnel and Glen Road in West Lebanon.”

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“Artists or teams of artists interested in submitting a proposal may download an “Intent-to-Submit” form from the City of Lebanon Recreation Department at www.LebanonNH.gov/recreation. Forms must be received by Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department by 5:00pm on February 26, 2018, to register your intent to submit a design proposal for jurying.

Details for submission of final design packages will be available to all registered artists or artist teams by March 1. Design proposal submissions will be due by March 30, 2018. A selection jury will consist of Lebanon arts, cultural, business and civic leaders. Two winning designs will be selected, and winning artists will be eligible for technical and installation assistance by the sculptural studies instructors at AVA using the metal, wood, stone, and ceramics studios in the Bente Torjusen West Sculptural Studies Building. Winners will receive a $2,500 award stipend with up to $2,000 reimbursement for materials and installation expenses. Juried design awards will be announced on April 15, 2018, with an installation window of July 1 to July 13, 2018.”

A full press release with additional information can be found on the Lebanon Parks and Recreation’s website by clicking here.


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