OneTree 2018 Call for Submissions

OneTree 2018 Call for Submissions

OneTree Call for Submissions
2019-2020

“A fallen tree should never die quietly, never mind who is around to hear it.”

The oneTree exhibit was created in collaboration with the Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design to express the economic value of one tree and to promote local and emerging artists on Vancouver Island. With the overwhelming success of the 2015 & 2017 events, the Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design are partnering once again to launch oneTree 2019.

The oneTree exhibit is looking for Expressions of Interest from custom artisans to make jewelry, musical instruments, kitchenware furniture, turnings, sculpture and other functional and non-functional art. While art created from material other than wood may be considered, the overwhelming essence of the project must be about the 200-year-old Big Leaf Maple that was salvaged in Cowichan, British Columbia. Other art forms including, but not limited to, music, poetry and dance are eligible. Collaborative creations are also welcome.

Information about the tree (pictures and story) can be found at http://www.onetreeproject.ca and will be updated throughout the submission process.

Entry Levels Fees & Benefits
There is NO fee to submit your application to oneTree; however, if you are chosen as one of the artists for the exhibit you will be required to select a participation level of your choosing. The following are the participation levels available for oneTree 2019/2020:

$200 Bronze Artist

• Free admission to the Gallery throughout the duration of the oneTree exhibit;
• 2 free tickets for friends/family to the oneTree exhibit;
• 10 50% off coupons to be used during the oneTree exhibit;
• Exposure through the exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre;
• Opportunity to participate in extension activities;
• Name placement on the oneTree and Bateman Foundation website;
• Name and photo placement in the printed and online exhibit guide;
• Name mention on social media platforms;
• Additional handcrafted oneTree items in the Robert Bateman Gallery Shop at a consignment rate of 60% to artist 40% to the Bateman Foundation;
• Name mention in post-event thank you ad.

$350 Silver Artist

Same benefits as Bronze, plus:

• 4 free tickets for friends/family to the oneTree exhibit;
• 15 50% off coupons to be used during the oneTree exhibit;
• Name/Logo placement on the oneTree and Bateman Foundation website;
• Name, photo, and live link to personal website on social media platforms;
• 2 hours of marketing training with Live Edge Design and The Bateman Foundation which will include: marketing photography lesson, social media content creation and ad development;
• One ad in a double page spread in local magazines (value of $300);
• Potential editorial coverage in local print media;

$550 Gold Artist

Same benefits as Silver, plus:

• 8 free tickets for friends/family to the oneTree exhibit;
• 30 50% off coupons to be used during the oneTree exhibit;
• Name/Logo placement on the oneTree and Bateman Foundation website;
• Name, photo, and live link to personal website on social media platforms;
• 4 hours of marketing training with Live Edge Design and The Bateman Foundation which will include: marketing photography lesson, social media content creation and ad development;
• Potential editorial coverage in local print media;
• Two ads in a double page spread in local magazines (value of $600);
• Exclusive social media feature story;
• Exclusive feature in the oneTree short film produced by MediaOne.

Artist’s Obligations
1. Once selected by the Exhibit Review Committee, each artist must select a participation level (i.e. bronze, silver or gold) and submit their registration fee and required registrations forms.
2. Chosen artisans will work with Live Edge Design to choose the appropriate piece of wood from the project tree. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Green wood can be chosen upon artist selection; dry wood will be kiln-dried and ready for choosing by May 2019. There will be a cost of $5 per board foot for green material, $7/board foot for kiln-dried Uniform Wood, and $15 per board foot for kiln-dried figured wood. Wood purchases go toward the cost of salvaging, milling, kiln-drying, and surfacing the wood. Pricing covers the cost of all or some of salvaging, milling, kiln-drying, and routing the wood.
3. Each artist must provide photographs and/or video during the production of their oneTree submission.
4. Artists who choose the Gold participation level will be required to work with MediaOne to document the progress and story behind their piece of art.
5. Artists must assist in circulating the promotional material (as provided by the Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design) through their networks in order to enhance interest in and attendance of the exhibit.
6. Artists will retain copyright and ownership of their product, but are also obligated to allow the piece to be included in the exhibit and sold at the end of oneTree.
7. The piece must be available for sale as part of the exhibit with the artist receiving 75% of the sales proceeds when the artwork is sold. The remaining 25% will go to the Foundation to support their mandate of connecting all people to nature. Unsold pieces will be returned to the artist after the exhibit.
Selection Criteria
Artists who wish to participate will be selected by the oneTree Exhibit Review Committee that will consist of representatives appointed by the Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design.

The size of each piece of woodwork must be able to fit within the door and elevator entrance area to the Robert Bateman Centre. The size dimensions are:
• Elevator door: 42” wide by 84” high
• Interior of the elevator: 74” lengthwise by 84” high x 52” wide
• Gallery entrance door: 32.6” wide by 84” high
• Walkway clearance by admissions desk: 48” wide by 94” high

Artists interested in submitting more than one entry will need to provide a concept sketch for each submission. Showing more than one item from an artist would be at the discretion of the oneTree Exhibit Review Committee.

Gift shop item inclusion must be negotiated directly with the Bateman Foundation. Chosen artists will be given the opportunity to select appropriate wood in conjunction with the wood supplier Live Edge Design.

Photographs of the finished products of participating artists must be provided to the Bateman Foundation by no later than October 7th, 2019, in order to allow enough time to photograph the finished works for inclusion in the exhibit guide.

Submission deadline is January 14th, 2019. Find the applications at https://bit.ly/2SA1OiN

Submissions must be done via email and sent to the attention of:

Christine Fagan, oneTree Project Coordinator
[email protected]
Phone: 250.748.0763
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