CALLING ALL ARTISTS, ART GROUPS, AND STUDENTS

A Community Public Art Event & Fundraiser

Produced by the Rotary Club of Los Altos • May – October 2021

  • We want to highlight our Fine Art in the Park artists and other creative talents
  • Artist will earn 25% of the purchase price of their sold bear
  • Find a Sponsor for any of the four bears available and you can paint/design it
  • Interested in signing up to be an artist?  Questions?  Contact Carol Dabb

Bears will be unveiled in the Spring and on public display throughout The cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills until October.

Bears will be unveiled in the Spring and on public display throughout The cities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills until October.

You are invited to decorate a Bear as part of Los Altos Bears, an exciting community-wide public art and fundraising project, produced by the Rotary Club of Los Altos. Decorated Bears will be prominently placed in Los Altos from July through October 2021, where thousands will enjoy them.

A plaque affixed to the Bear will identify you as its artist. You will be promoted in the media and in a Rotary-sponsored gala and live auction in October 2021.

Donate your talent to a project sure to delight the community and raise funds for a variety of charitable causes.

Be the creative part of Bears of Los Altos! Have fun!

THE PROCESS

  1. The Los Altos Bears Committee matches you with a Bear’s sponsor who may request a specific theme and design.
  2. Sponsored Bears go to Auction and are sold to the highest bidder from which you are paid 25%.
  3. Go to Bears to see the fiberglass Bear that will be your canvas.
  4. Print a drawing of the Bear you plan to decorate and submit a sketch of your design (downloadable files can be found below).
  5. Submit your color sketch and a completed Artist Agreement to Carol Dabb at caroldabb@gmail.com, or by mail to:
    Carol Dabb, 38 Deep Well Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022. (You may download the agreement below.)
  6. Pick up cleaned and prepped fiberglass bears from Courtyard Marriott 4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos, after you make an appointment with Carol Dabb. Or Rotarians may arrange delivery to you. Pick-up dates and times will be provided later.

GUIDELINES FOR ARTISTS

Download the Artist Agreement.

Note: These tips have been compiled from the experience reported to Cowpainters by public art project artists across the country and are provided for the information of our clients’ artists. Please regard all of these tips as suggestions on how to proceed. The entire process depends upon an artist’s knowledge of materials and proper application. If in doubt — EXPERIMENT. We are happy to share this information with our clients, but Cowpainters cannot assume, and expressly declines, any warranty or liability for the finished artwork.

Walking Bear 60 IN High x 96 IN Long

Walking Bear Line Drawing
5′ tall x 8′ wide
$3,900.00

Right-click and save this drawing for step 3 of the process.

Standing Bear 62 IN Tall

Standing Bear Line Drawing
5′ 2″ tall
$3,000.00

Right-click and save this drawing for step 3 of the process.

Standing Bear 62 IN Tall

Dancing Bear Line Drawing
36″ tall
$575.00

Right-click and save this drawing for step 3 of the process.

Sitting Bear

Sitting Bear Line Drawing
21″ tall
$350.00

Right-click and save this drawing for step 3 of the process.

Information

Be sure to sign up for your bear before all the cubs are all adopted! This is a COMMUNITY WIDE PUBLIC ART event. We encourage participation by all businesses, organizations and individuals.

Contact Carol Dabb:
Phone: (650) 941-1907
email: caroldabb@gmail.com