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Apr 13, 2013

First Annual Juried NEW RIVER RENDEZVOUS Outdoor / Interactive Art Exhibition

May 17-19 2013


In collaboration with the New River Alliance of Climbers, New River Rendezvous, and Yoidles Productions, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the art presence to include the first annual outdoor exhibition outdoor art in New River Gorge, Fayetteville, WV for the 10th annual New River Rendezvous on May 17-19, 2013. All proposals for interactive sculptures, environmental art, and performances will be considered.

Sculptural works can be constructed of any material and should leave “no trace” following removal. Interactive works are particularly welcomed as climbers and festival goers retire and enjoy the variety of activities and events offered at the Rendezvous. This exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to present interactive work to a creative free-thinking audience that is much more physically engaged and active than a typical audience.


All accepted work will be archived on the NRAC website. Application fee is $35 for up to (3) pieces. All applicants, whether accepted or not, can attend the festival for free (while tickets are available) which includes music, food ,drink (beer and wine), entertainment spectacles (stupid human tricks), and camping, in a world-class outdoor town for white water rafting, climbing, and hiking. In your application you must STATE WHETHER OR NOT YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING (so we can register you). All proceeds will go to NRAC ( which is a local organization dedicated to protecting outdoor recreation and climbing resources environmental impact and access in the New River Gorge and surrounding area.

ARTWORK: Application process

Submit up to (6) images of (1-3) proposed works and (4) images of recent previous work. Images should be 72 dpi and not more than 800 pixels in any direction. If proposing new work, submit images of similar works done in the past or a digital sketch of the proposed concept. In 200 words or less, the proposed work should be described including materials, processes for construction on site, projected impact on environment, and security and safety of participants.


Create a dropbox folder with contents and send a share invite to


Email all materials to:

All items should be sent as attachments in the email. In the subject line please write: “Rendezvous Submission” and in the body of the email include your name, website (if applicable), address, phone number, and email address.

Checklist for electronic submissions:
1.) 6 jpegs 72 dpi and 800 pixels or less of proposed work (files names “Last_Name_001_proposed.jpg”).
2.) 4 jpegs 72 dpi and 800 pixels or less of examples of previous work (files names “Last_Name_001_example.jpg”).
3.) A description of the images (title, dimensions, medium, and year) can be included in the image or on a contact sheet.
4.) CV
5.) Description of proposed work
6.) Send Paypal payment to or mailed check ($35) to 5 Elizabeth St. Athens, OH 45701
7.) State whether you plan on attending the festival or not (we must register you if you intend to attend). Attendance is limited and on a first come / first serve basis.

For questions please contact

Finalists will receive a liability waiver recognizing the inherent risk of exhibiting art in a public setting and seeking permission to use any images for promotional purposes. Although it is a trustworthy environment and responsible community, it will be the artist’s responsibility to insure work as deemed necessary.

Selected artists will install and between the dates of May 13-17. De-installation must occur May 19-20th. Some assistance may be available.

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About Art at Previous Rendezvous
Even More About Art At Previous Rendezvous
Rock Climbing Photo: NRAC

Rock Climbing Photo: 10th New River Rendezvous
10th New River Rendezvous

Rock Climbing Photo: Yoidles! Productions
Yoidles! Productions
Joined May 18, 2010
16 points
Apr 25, 2013
Application deadline has been extended to May 6th. Broooks
Joined May 18, 2010
16 points

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