Prospectus for Commissioned Sculptures

Following on the acclaim and success of their recent Water Works show, Porch Gallery Ojai and The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) present Water Works II, an international juried exhibition from May 9 through June 8, 2015. Water Works II is broadly focused on the myriad issues related to water - from its beauty, its scarcity, its importance to human life, the politics of it, to its environmental issues and beyond.

Two commissioned sculptures will be installed in fields, farms or ranches throughout Ojai. Maps and materials will be available to view the sculptures and educate the community about the issues of water and the devastating drought that California is currently experiencing.

Nominal commission fees and assistance with materials will be available where applicable.

Terms of Entry for Entrants:

By submitting this application and Paypal payment, the Artist confirms he or she has read and agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.


$30 for one proposal. All fees are non-refundable and payable through: PayPal which accepts credit and debit cards or Check payable to:

Porch Gallery Ojai Attn: Water Works II.
Send to:
310 E. Matilija Ave
Ojai, CA 93023

Checks must be postmarked on or before the submission deadline of Feb. 1, 2015. Please include the artist’s name along with a copy of the entry form. Your work will be accepted when your check has been received.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions Jan. 19, 2015
Deadline for late submissions * Feb. 1, 2015
Notification of Artists Feb. 15, 2015
Outdoor Installation Begins March 15, 2015
Opening weekend May 8, 2015
Show dates May 9 - June 8, 2015

Submitting Digital Files

Please send plans, drawings, diagrams or photos of proposed sculpture or installation. Submitted images must be at least 600px wide . Images should be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).

Sales of Art

There is a 50% commission to Porch gallery Ojai on sales during the exhibition and 30 days subsequent to the close of the exhibition. No work may be removed from the gallery until the close of the exhibition. Porch Gallery Ojai will mail a check for sold items to the artist within three weeks after the end of the exhibition.

Installation of artwork

Construction and installation begins March 15, 2015. All accepted artists will be provided with lodging in Ojai during construction of outdoors pieces. Artists are required to provided their own transportation and meals during their stay


Final construction and/or installation will be examined by the Directors of the Porch Gallery Ojai and the condition will be noted and signed off by staff. Works that differ significantly from entry images, suffer substandard presentation or are replicas of the original artwork will be disqualified.

Insurance and Liability
Artist is responsible for insurance during shipping. Venue agrees to treat Work with the same degree of care as it treats its own property. Work will be insured under Venue's building and/or business policy while work is on premises.

Agreement and release
By submitting this application and Paypal payment, the Artist confirms he or she has read and agrees to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Permission is granted to Porch Gallery Ojai to photograph and/or use digital images of works for catalog, education, documentation or publicity purposes in print, video, electronic or internet formats. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of the Porch Gallery Ojai from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of Porch Gallery Ojai.


Applicants will be notified via email on Feb. 15, 2015. A list of the accepted artists will be posted on our website at www.porchgalleryojai.com after Feb. 16, 2015.

Accepted artists will be required to submit high resolution, print quality images for use in the catalog and promotional materials.


Contact Heather Stobo at:
If you wish to talk to her, please include your telephone number in the email.