Go Out Doors - Northborough 2023
is part of the larger LOVE NORTHBOROUGH Public Art Campaign,
an initiative of the Northborough Cultural Council

What happens if you open the door and step outside? What happens if the opportunity to engage presents itself? What might we discover if we find ourselves on a path through the park or commons – away from the paths we travel daily?
Go Out Doors – Northborough is a public art project to inspire discovery and exploration of public spaces and the intersection of place, community, spirit, and nature.

Based on the En Plein Air exhibition on NYC’s High Line and in collaboration with The Umbrella Arts Center’s regional public art installation Go Out Doors – Neighbors, Go Out Doors – Northborough is a public art installation featuring nine artfully upcycled, painted doors on display from April 10th through June 18th in Ellsworth McAfee Park, 363 South Street, Northborough, MA 01532. The exhibition will culminate in the auctioning of the artist-decorated doors at the town’s annual CultureFest on June 18.

Call for Proposals
Go Out Doors – Neighbors 2023
A public art installation of painted doors in Ellsworth-McAfee Park
What happens if you open the door and step outside? What happens if the opportunity to engage
presents itself? Go Out Doors – Northborough asks, how can we, as artists, draw more people outside
to reconnect with nature, community, and our town public spaces?
Inspired by the En Plein Air door installation on NYC’s High Line, we invite you to submit a proposal to
paint an upcycled door for a temporary art installation in the park. We seek images that depict what
community looks like to you. Be it people, places, or events that reflect how you identify with your
unique surroundings. Special appreciation given to themes reflecting Northborough and surrounding
towns. We seek inspiration, whimsy, irony, reflection, connection, curiosity, spirituality, and/or joy.

• Upcycled Standard Doors (roughly 30” x 80”) with a solid wood core will be provided to Artist.
• A stipend of $400 will awarded to chosen exhibitors for artist fees and supplies. Artists must be
eighteen years old or older.
• Once submitted, outdoor grade semi-gloss will be applied in preparation for exhibition.
• Doors will be installed in areas where there is space for people to pause and enjoy the art.
• Installation will be provided and consist of two steel braces, one attached to each edge of
door, which will extend below the bottom of the door and in turn be anchored in the ground.
• Signage will be displayed beside doors detailing Artist, Program & Program Sponsorship.
• At the conclusion of the exhibition, doors will be auctioned and funds generated to support
future Northborough public art initiatives.
• Doors must be completed and available for pickup by Monday, April 3, 2023. The installation
is scheduled to run the second half of April through the first half of June 2023.

Submit via email by February 27, 2023 to Suzanne Cox suzanne_cox@verizon.net a sketch or study
of one or more proposed designs, a brief bio/resume, any links to displaying previous work. If you
do not have previous work online, please email images you think reflects your work.

2022 Go Out Doors – Exhibition Article & Images