PAVED Arts is accepting submissions for our large billboard space that is mounted on the front facade of our building. Over the past six years PAVED Arts and AKA Gallery have mounted a variety of independent artist projects on this shared space, and from its inception the space has eschewed promotional projects or anything resembling advertizing. Artists who have mounted projects on the billboard include, Jo-Anne Balcaen & Jillian McDonald, Martin Beauregard, Cathy Busby, Stephanie Chabot, Clark Ferguson, Karen Elaine Spencer and many others.
The PAVED Arts billboard space faces onto one of the busiest corridors in Saskatoon, 20th Street West, located in the burgeoning “Riversdale” district. The billboard itself is 50 feet wide by 14 feet 7 inches high. There is a guard rail that runs along the bottom fifth of the billboard space. Please note: darker colours absorb sunlight faster and do not have as long a life on the billboard.
The Application Deadline is ongoing
Download a template for the billboard space here
Applications should include:
A digital .jpeg, .pdf, .psd or .psb file of the proposed artwork sized to the following specifications: 65 inches wide by 18.61 inches high at 300 dpi (dots per inch). Please ensure that the file is flattened.
An artist statement about the project of not more that 500 words
Current Curriculum Vitae
Preferably, submissions containing all of the relevant support materials may be delivered by dropbox or other large file transfer service such as WeTransfer. The download link should be sent to: artistic(at)pavedarts(dot)ca.
Digital image files should be recorded onto a Data CD-R or DVD-R or thumb drive. Data must be must be in ISO cross-platform format (windows or mac). Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelop for the return of any application material you would like back.
All documents can be delivered by mail to:
424 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK. S7M 0X4
Attn: David LaRiviere, Artistic Director
The “single work” artist fee of $450.00 applies to billboard projects independent of solo or group exhibitions. Billboard proposals may also accompany full exhibition proposals, either solo or group– at which point artist fees will be covered as part of the full exhibition carfac fees. PAVED Arts will cover all of the printing and installation costs. Only the output of digital image files will be considered.