Selection Process & Criteria
The International Artwork Selection and Award Committee, comprised of art experts, international park and association members, will review and jury submitted artwork and select the annual exhibit. The criteria for selecting the art include: quality, durability, park appropriateness, and aesthetic appeal. Artists may submit up to three entries for consideration. However, if selected, only the highest ranking of the three entries would be featured in the Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition.
All submissions not accepted for the Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition will be considered by the USCPAA for display in our “Best of the Rest ” exhibit in the Peace Arch City in downtown Blaine, WA. Click here to visit the "Peace Arch City."
Exhibition Time Line
Call for Artwork Submissions deadline Friday, December 28th, 2012.
January 25, 2013, the International Artwork Selection and Awards Committee will review artwork submissions and select the annual exhibition.
April 14th, 2013, artwork installation day.
May 1st, 2013 to October 1st, 2013, International Sculpture Exhibition.
October 2nd - 15th, 2013, artwork removal from Peace Arch Park.
Rules Of Entry
1. Open to all sculptors.
2. All works must be original outdoor sculptures.
3. A 33% commission will be taken on all sculptures sold during the exhibition.
4. All works must be in a suitable form of presentation. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to refuse any work not considered acceptable for presentation.
5. An entry may be a single object or set. Site specific works proposals are acceptable for submission.
6. Artists or their agents are responsible for transportation of sculptures to and from Peace Arch Park. Artwork shall be delivered and picked up at designated dates and times. If accepted work is shipped to the park, the artist must pay all shipping, handling and insurance costs both ways, (further details will be provided following acceptance). Questions: call (360) 332-7165 or send your questions to us on our Comment Form.
7. Accepted artwork is to be delivered and installed in the park by the artist or by his/her representative at sites designated by park management. All entries must be accompanied by a diagram or description of the installation process. All sculptures must be secured for safety and security purposes (rebar &ready mix will be supplied by the USCPAA on artwork installation day).
8. During the exhibition period each accepted artwork will be insured by the United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA).
9. The United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA) is not responsible for damage, loss or theft of slides.
10. Works selected for the competition must remain in the exhibition until it closes
(May 1, 2013 to October, 2013). No exceptions.
11. The International Artwork Selection Committee may reject any piece that differs markedly
from the work depicted on the accepted slide.
12. There is a $200 (US Funds) travel / shipping stipend for each accepted artist whose artwork is installed at the park.
Digital Image / CD Entries
1. All entries must arrive on or before 5 PM, on Friday, December 28th, 2012.
2. Each artist may submit up to three entries. Two detailed slides (images) per piece is acceptable, but not required.
3. Artists may include a single page resume and a 25 word or less narrative for each entry submitted.
4. Place digital image entries on CD in protective covers and attach the entry form. Mark the CD with your name and corresponding entry number(s). Digital Image Files: images must be 4” x 6” and no greater than 200 resolution. Images can be submitted by CD or email entry. If you would like to submit by email contact the USCPAA at firstname.lastname@example.org for email entry instructions.
5. You may submit up to three entries. Mail to: USCPAA P.O. Box 4564 Blaine, Washington, 98231-4564 USA. Include CD, entry form and self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for return of slides (Canadians may add $3 (U.S. Funds) in lieu of providing return postage).
6. Images of selected artwork will be held until the opening of the exhibition and may be used for publicity purposes. Entries not accepted will be returned to the artist only if a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) is included with