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For sculptors of large sculpture for entry to Sculptors Invitational
Note: all dates and moneys subject to change through Feb. 2012 depending on our economy at that time. March 1 all fact will be firm for April Opening Day.

The 10th Sculptors Invitational 2012
"The Sculptors Invitational"
Abstract to Figurative - Lifesize to Colossal

Limit 1 - Installation Deadline March 1 - Show all year option - Show April 7 to April 29, 4 weekends of April.
To be a sculptor member pay dues of $50 annual, not an assurance your sculpture will be selected, only that it will be juried. Sculptor Policies are for professional large scale sculptors with big outdoor sculpture. Sculptors with big outdoor sculpture, contact with link to your website for jury into The Sculptors Invitational. For details click the following. Exhibit by Membership Only * Sculptor Policies * Register

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SCULPTOR DEADLINES -------------------------
March 1. Installation/ Registration/ Membership Deadline

Registrations accepted all year except during March and April. Membership required prior to registration. Mail or email is acceptable. Late registration fee $25 if during March or April.

Installations and shipments are by paid membership first then by reasonable advance appointment all year except March and April, March 1 is deadline. There is no registration fee. Early installations encouraged. Late installation fee is $25 if during March or April.

No installations on major holiday weekends. No installations, "or removal of, or price change, or trade out, or moving of", -new sculptures OR prior year sculptures- after March 1 or during the preparation and show period March and April. Late charge for any of said policies is $25 per policy violation.

Bases and pedastals are responsibility of the sculptor, Professional bases and pedastals are highly encouraged and should sell with the sculpture. Home Depot hardware is close by for last minute materials tools and supplies. March 1 is deadline to email your sculpture's identification information: "viewer information": Your name, sculpture title, material, price. This is for graphics design and printing given to printer on March 1. Late fee is $25 and will be not be on the master handout, but on a late editios insert where applicable and efficient.

Period of Stay. Large sculptures are invited to stay two or more shows, at the mutual discretion of both sculptor and director. Some patrons take their time deciding on expensively priced sculptures. There is no gallery fee for extended stay of sculpture if membership is in good standing. Works will be held until membership fees and any other financial items are satisfied at the call of the Director.

Price setting and changes. As a floor sales figure, our shows suggested low price is around $3,000. Prices will not be changed during the show. Do not email a 'must sell' price on the last weekend of the 4 weekend show. Price changes after March 1 are $25 and SDI commission is calculated from the price printed at the March 1 deadline.

Installation Equipment and help. There are no charges for self installation. A tractor with forklift and backhoe (crane) is on the grounds. There is no charge for the first hour tractor use. After the first hour, requests for help or tractor - are a service fee of $20 per hour - beginning the second hour of help or use of tractor, payable on site. Our tractor weight lift limit is 2 tons. Beyond a weight of 4,000 pounds will require a professional crane which is at the hire of you the sculptor.

Weather. During or after a rain or while the venue grounds and grass are still wet, soft from the rain, no sculptures will be loaded, unloaded or installed or picked up on the grass area using a vehicle, trailer or tractor. However they may be temporarily unloaded onto the asphalt driveway or cement parking areas for a later time sunny installation. All installation activities prohibited during a severe rain for safety.

Overnight Installation. All sculptors installing may arrange to stay at the home or studio of the director for one overnight for free. Call for arrangements.

International or National Sculptor In Residence. Sculptors from International countries or distant states beyond Texas may arrange a 'Sculptor In Residence' stay of 10 days - free room and continental breakfast - in trade to build and finish a sculpture onsite. Travel, food and materials are responsibility of sculptor, the sculpture becomes a permanent exhibit for sale until it sells. 75% to the Sculptor. Submit design/idea for jury approval well in advance. Call/email for arrangements and policies.

Removal. Sculptures may not be removed during March or April until 5pm last show date. Membership dues for each extended year of stay must be in good standing before removal of sculpture. Call for appointment to retrieve your sculpture.

Membership Period.
Membership is from January 1 to the next year January 1. There is no pro-rating.

Submitting a registration and or installing a sculpture is your DEFAULT SIGNATURE of notice, acceptance, understanding and consent of the policies. All conflicts will be lititgated in Bexar County, Texas. The show will use your name, sculpture and related sculpture items at its discretion for promotional purposes in print, electronic or other media.

THE SCULPTURE SHOW DATES  ----------------------------------------------------------
April 7 through April 29
- 4 Weekends of April - Open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm or by appointment during the week. Short day Easter Sunday April 8, 12 noon to 4p.

April 7 - Sculptors Reception and Grand Opening. A soft reception will be from 11a until 1pm with light hors d' oeuvres and light beverages and until 5p. Regular gate donation is $5. Current show participating sculptors are free. No rain date. Short day Easter Sunday April 8, 12 noon to 4p.

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ALL YEAR. Viewing 'By appointment' year around is available to the public who are interested in a sculpture or self tour for pleasure. A $5 donation per appointment. 210 696-9813. Guided tour with informed talk per sculpture is $20 for 30 minute tour.

PICK UP - DATES---------------------------------------------------
May 1 through May 14
- PICK UP ... unless you elect to show year around through the next April show. The times to pick up are 10am to 2pm, call ahead, 210 696-9813. Sculptures not picked up after last day of April show must pick up by May 14 or are automatically entered in the year-around Sculptors Outdoor Gallery at The Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory all Policies apply, no added fee. Note as well all sculptures must be picked up before the next year, March 1 deadline, or they are also automatically exhibited for the April show of that new year. Or, before March 1 you may "exchange/ trade out" your prior years work out for a new one. Limit 1.

Note. Sculptors Dominion promotes and sells your sculptures year around on the grounds and on the web and at other local exhibit venues as opportunities arise.

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Become a member. Then, submit a show registration with your website. Entry is by invitation after jury, approval and satisfaction of your submitted materials. No invitations during March and April. You will be notified by return email of your membership approval and/or registration acceptance or decline and also along with an invitation to show or a 'regret' message.

Note. Read the Policies. At our option your registration is also your consent to have your name, photo, sculpture and/or website published and/or promoted by the organization.

INVITATION - Upon satisfaction of membership you may be invited to exhibit by the director, or by your own submission of website for jury.

SCULPTURE QUALITY - The show seeks large outdoor sculpture of professional quality, composition, construction and presentation from qualified and career sculptors.

JURY - Submitted works will be juried by practicing professional sculptors. Submit website by email.

QUANTITY - Limit - 1 large outdoor sculpture. No bases provided but highly encouraged.

COMMISSION - 25% . The SDI sales contact data is not the property of the sculptor.

INSURANCE - Insurance is the responsibility of the sculptor.

Money owed to the show or director will create an artists lien on your sculpture until that money is paid. Moneys owed will also block your next years participation, or if you have sculpture on the ground it will be covered. After one year of unpaid moneys your work will be put in storage and fees will accrue, after two

Unless otherwise agreed by email notice, a sculpture is considered abandoned or orphaned to the show if a sculptor does not communicate with the show at least once every two years and/or especially at show time, but only where the shows contact attempts by phones, emails or addresses have not been successful.

A 'notice to remove sculpture' must be satisfied in 6 months. Sculptures 'under a lien', or 'abandoned' or under 'notice of removal', that are not brought into order by the sculptor in 6 months will become property of the show for exhibit, or to be sold, used as parts, or be traded for raw material value, at the discretion of the show.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST-----------------------------------------------------------
REGISTRATION FEE. There is no registration fee required. However your $50 sculptor membership must be paid annually each January 1 and before the next January 1.


VENUE - The Sculptors Invitational is hosted annually at The Villa del Carmen Sculpture Conservatory. It is a residential 6 acre garden estate at 11354 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. The grounds are landscaped with open fields and thousands of oak trees on softly rolling carpet grassed hill slopes. Some 200 largescale works can be spaciously displayed. Click HERE for a MapQuest Map, as well as locations of close-by hotels or see Contact link at website.

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Description of Large.-------------------------------------------------------------
Human Scale or 400lbs. SDI 'large' is loosely defined by either or both height and weight. The show intends to accept general heights of half life-size, to heroic sizes. [Cranes are the responsibility of the sculptor.] Importantly the show intends weights at a minimum of about 400lbs. Both height and weight are at the discretion of the director after discussion with the sculptor. Gravity or bolting to the ground are also taken into consideration for purposes of overnight security.

Descriptions of Outdoor----------------------------------------------------------

God, Weather, the Elements and Gods Animals ----------------------------------
The show or its agents will not be responsible for accidents, acts of God, weather, the elements, birds or animals and their behaviors: i.e., wind gusts, wind carrying dirt or smoke, water, sun, cold, hail, falling leaves or branches or trees or the effects of the aforesaid or related damages or losses of any kind at any time for bases/pedastal or sculpture. We are not responsible for fading paint or patinas due the the said elements. Also note birds and animals use sculptures as a bathroom or drill, peck or bore into wood surfaces and we are not responsible for Gods animals, birds or insects. Be sure materials you use are outdoor proof.

Bad people, Clumsy Visitors, accidents, bad engineering -----------------------------
The show and/or its agents are not responsible for acts of vandalism, criminal acts, trespasser damage, accidents or guests damages or freak accidents related to your sculpture. We are not responsible for damages due to normal handling resulting in damages; such as picking up your work and it breaks of its own weight due to bad engineering, welding, bolting, gluing and/or similar adhesive methods of materials; Or due to poor engineering of infrastructure armatures of your sculptures.

Repairs and Fixes.
You are responsible to fix or repair your own sculptures at your own expense caused by you or bad people or accidents or any of the above said causes. If your sculpture is broken or damaged or needs management you may send/email us your order to have us have it repaired with your handwritten signature and payment in full. Then we will repair or have it repaired. Payments due and owing will create a lien on the sculpture, redeemable upon payment with interest. Unshowable work will be covered, you will be notified to remove it.

BASE OR PEDESTAL ENCOURAGED - Provide a base or pedastal where appropriate. All prices will assume inclusion of base or pedestal unless otherwise clearly stated. Two dimensional, 2D, reliefs must be presented on an outdoor material artist easil or appropriate and presentable stand.

No Wood bases or pedastals
. Bases, their core structure and face finish must be of a permanent outdoor material.

EXHIBIT SPACE - A spacious landscaped presentation is part of the dignity that enhances your sculpture and one of the key features of this shows design.The director will guide your selection or select for you if you have shipped your work.

INSTALLATIONS, REMOVALS Installations and removals are the responsibility of the sculptor and are by appointment at least two weeks in advance of arrival. A tractor with forklift (up to 2 tons) and backhoe 'crane' (1 ton) is available to install or remove works at $20 per hour. Very large or heavy works requiring a larger tractor or crane are at the hire of the sculptor. A rain will delay use of a tractor, trailor or vehicle on the soaked grass and grounds and create a delay of installation until one full day of sun. If the show installs, has to move or remove a sculpture, a service rate of $20 per hour with a two hour minimum will incur.

STAY OF WORK - Due to early promotion, printing, and public expectations - sculptures must stay March and April and through the end of the show. All sculptures new or old and sculpture prices may not be changed, added or traded out or price changed. After March 1 registration and installation deadlines we have invested in your exhibit. Press, printing and other costs have been incurred. Sculptors insisting on pulling or changing their works or prices during March and April will be assessed a mandatory $250 for moneys spent or potential loss of commission.

SALES - Sales commission will be 25%. Set your price minimums at or about $4000 [give or take a thousand]. Sculptors Dominion will handle sales after installation. Sculptor attendance is not required. Commission applies year-around for sculptures sold at this or any venue secured by Sculptors Dominion. Upon the bank approval the sculptors check will be mailed within 10 days after the show ends after the check passes. Be sure the address in the Registration form is correct. SDI sale efforts, experience, data and contact information are proprietary and are not the workproduct or property of the sculptor.

NOTE ON COMMISSION:  The purpose of your entering the show is for your work to find a buyer. The purpose of the show is to bring your sculpture and a buyer together for a sale. When that sale event happens a commission has been earned and is immediately due and owed; even if the transaction of the check occurs later or years after, even if the check is given off site at any other location, even if the show or its agent is not present, even if you substitute a later or earlier edition of the same sculpture that was seen at the show. You and the buyer cannot legally agree to terminate that earned commission, or to not pay the commission. If you do you both commit theft of services rendered.

The sculpture, or its copy, or any editon before it or after it, that is of the sculpture the purchaser saw at the show is one key; a second key is if it happens during the show time or happens any time or even years after the show and the third key is if it happens at the show or any other place, such as you took the sculpture back to your studio; or the purchaser who saw it at the show went to your studio saw it again or its copy. The show caused its knowledge and caused the purchasers interest in it if a sale occurs the show has earned the commission. You owe the commission at the immediate time of reciept of the purchasers check.

To avoid difficulties buyers should be directed by you to pursue the sale through the show. Make your buyer understand the show spent money, time and labor to present your work to him or her and that action causes his awareness of the sculpture and his interest in it and an earned commission.

TAXES - The buyer is responsible to pay state taxes with the purchase price unless they present at time of sale a tax number or unless the final destination of the sculpture is out of the state of Texas. The show collects the San Antonio tax rate.

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1. Except for the first hour of your or your sculpture arrival, all sculpture installations requiring help to install are charged at $20 per hour, minimum one hour. Such services apply automatically as in your absence such as where your work is commercially sent. A tractor with boom and forklift is available. All services payable upon completion of service.

2. If your sculpture requires minimal maintenance during the show a $5 per service fee will be charged each time of handling for sculptures requiring special maintenance. Such maintenance includes but is not limited to 'covering' the work betweeen shows, upkeeping of water fountain water levels or cleaning or turning on electric switches; and includes switching on sculptures that require lights; cleaning sculptures or adjusting sculptures easily mispositioned by wind. Electric use is $5 per month of use that is minimal.

3. Crating or re-crating, loading, shipping services and/or hauling sculptures for the sculptor are $20 dollars an hour plus materials. Rush jobs and deadlines are 'x amount times 5', and only if in the discretion of the director it is felt the deadline can be met. You are responsible to plan ahead and the show is not responsible for any lossed due to missing deadlines.

5. Some or all sculptures recieve ordinary graphics for outdoor presentation of sculptors photo and information particular to the sculpture and sculptor. Some or all sculptors recieve printing and publishing services on invitations handouts and flyers. Some or all sculptors recieve show advertising in print media. Some or all sculptors recieve sales and promotional efforts. All attempts are made to promote the sculptor though it is understood not all opportunities can reach every sculptor.

Click here for REGISTRATION.

Required registration information: Name. Phone. Address. Website. Email. If known at registration time, a description of the sculpture and photo if available, or link to such description. Use the website form or send by mail, handwritten, or send it by email.

If you encounter computer difficulties, use mail or email to supply the same contact information. A sent Registration means that you read the policies for purposes of this show. The mailing address of the show is: 11354 Vance Jackson Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78230.


Submitting a registration and or installing a sculpture is your DEFAULT SIGNATURE of notice, acceptance, understanding and consent of the policies. Conflicts will be lititgated in Bexar County, Texas.

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