Artists Invited to Submit Oxen Designs; Forms Available on November 17

IMG_1863(HOPEWELL) – The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is issuing its official Call for Artists for the Hopewell Valley Stampede, with application documents available on Sunday, November 17 on the council’s website:  Artists must register by Tuesday, December 17, and design submissions are due by Friday, January 17, 2014. If selected, an artist will have from March through June 2014 to complete his or her ox. Submissions are open to all artists from the acclaimed to the amateur, and designs can be created individually or by teams.  Each design that is chosen will receive an  honorarium of $750.

The HV Arts Council invites painters, sculptors, craftsmen, multi-media artists, and other wildly creative people to join the Hopewell Valley Stampede and submit proposals for embellishing, adorning, and otherwise decorating the fiberglass oxen that will roam the Hopewell Valley in the fall of 2014.

This public art exhibit is expected to transform the Valley into an open air museum of one-of-a-kind, life-sized oxen sculptures, painted and embellished by artists of all ages, backgrounds and interests. The decorated oxen will graze in high-trafficked public places throughout Hopewell Valley, including streets, parks, businesses and schools in Pennington Borough, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, Titusville and Brandon Farms.

The Stampede is a series of events sponsored by the newly formed Hopewell Valley Arts Council. On-going events, such as music festivals, art exhibits, community-wide culinary events and other cultural programs will heighten awareness of the Valley’s heritage and increase the visibility of the region’s artists and businesses.  The Stampede will inspire residents and visitors alike to remember the past and celebrate the present, and will generate support for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s future programs and facilities.

About the Hopewell Valley Arts Council

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council seeks to showcase the breadth of existing talent in Hopewell Valley and increase participation in the arts by the larger community.   The HV Arts Council supports all creative exploration and expression, including visual, culinary, literary and performing arts.   Generously supported by Founding Sponsors Morehouse Engineering, Capital Health, Hopewell Valley Community Bank and Betty Wold Johnson, the HV Arts Council depends on the energy and talents of the residents of Hopewell Valley to celebrate art in the everyday. 

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