Call for Artists: Marching Out Like a Lion

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19 unique sculpture opportunities await! These call for artists have deadlines ranging from March 29-April 12. Commissions and art-on-loan programs give ample chances for professional sculptors across the country.

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oward County Circuit Courthouse Artworks

Howard County, Maryland

Summary: The County seeks to commission up to three artworks to be installed at its new Circuit Courthouse, which is currently being designed by Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners (ESJP).

ESJP is the Project Company contracted by the County in October 2018 to design, build and maintain the new courthouse. At a minimum, the scope of services will require:  collaboration with the lead designer selected for the building project; development of preliminary and final concepts; fabrication of the artwork; participation in meetings and conservation reviews as necessary; and coordination/installation of the artwork at the project site.  

Budget: $460,000

Deadline: 3/29/19

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: All professional Artists in the United States may apply

Special Notes: An Artist may apply for up to three artwork locations. Artists should identify in the transmittal letter which artwork location(s) and piece(s) of art they will propose to design, create, fabricate and install. This REOI does not request preparation of a proposal. To see available artwork locations, click here.

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12th Annual Art on Fourth Exhibition

Ketchum, Idaho

Summary: The city of Ketchum, Idaho, invites experienced artists to apply for Ketchum’s summer sculpture exhibition, “Art on Fourth.” Original three-dimensional artwork by selected artists will be displayed in outdoor public spaces along Ketchum’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor from June through October 2019.

Budget: Selected artists will receive a $2,500 stipend for the exhibition of their work

Deadline: 4/01/2019

How to apply: Mail, email, or hand-delivery. See link below for details.

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all artists, regardless of their state of residence, creating original three-dimensional artwork suitable in scale and materials for public outdoor display. There is no entry fee.

Special Notes: items under 36” will not be accepted

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Meredith Sculpture Walk

Meredith, New Hampshire

Summary: The Meredith Sculpture Walk is a year-round, outdoor, juried exhibition featuring works of Northeast artists. The walk is committed to developing awareness and enjoyment of public art in Meredith for residents and visitors. Positioned in highly visible areas, there are 32 sculptures along Main Street, the Mill Falls Marketplace and Hesky and Scenic parks.

Budget: no details provided

Deadline: March 31

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: no details provided

Special Notes: no details provided

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Call for Wildlife Sculptors

National Sculpture Society SEWE Participation Scholarship

Summary: The SEWE Scholarship is directed toward an emerging wildlife sculptor.  The recipient will have the opportunity to attend NSS’ 2019 Sculpture Conference and the 2020 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

Rewards:

a) Three night hotel stay in New York City

b) $150 stipend

c) Registration fee for the Sculpture Celebration Conference which takes place June 14-16, 2019

d) Entrance to the events in February 2020 at SEWE

e) Complimentary one year Associate Membership with National Sculpture Society

Deadline: April 1, 2019

How to apply: Applications can be shared with competition@nationalsculpture.org through file sharing programs such as Dropbox, Google Docs, sendthisfile, Hightail, WeTransfer, etc… Be sure to state ‘SEWE Participation Scholarship’ in the subject line or body of the email.

Eligibility Requirements: Sculptors must have been born between 1983-1998. All applicants must be citizens or residents of the United States with a social security number.

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Sculpture inspired by Margaret Hamilton

Paoli, Indiana

Summary: Let Music Speak and Black Vulture Project invite artists to submit proposals for a permanent outdoor sculpture inspired by the life and work of Margaret Hamilton. Margaret Hamilton, a native of Paoli, Indiana, developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo Space program, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for her work.

Budget: An honorarium of $1200 will be awarded to the selected artist upon completion of the project. Housing, workspace, and installation assistance will be provided for the artist at the time of installation.

Deadline: 4/1/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to artists in all locations; preference is given to artists with ties to Indiana and/or the region. 

Special Notes: More info: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Margaret- Hamilton-American-computer-scientist

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Midtown Public Art

Reno, Nevada

Summary: The Reno Arts & Culture Commission is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in developing a large-scale public art project in the Midtown District of Reno that reflects the vibrancy and community of one of Reno’s emerging cultural districts in conjunction with a street reorientation project led by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County.

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 4/5/19

How to apply: CODAWORXonline

Eligibility Requirements: Seeking artists with public art experience. No other restrictions noted

Special Notes: 3 finalists will be selected. Each will receive $500

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Downtown Liberty MO Sculpture

Liberty, Missouri

Summary: Liberty’s Public Art Sculpture Program is in its third year and is a way to expand a permanent collection of public art by featuring additional pieces that would be on display for a limited period of time. Additional locations for sculptures will be added each year. Up to Nine sculptures will be selected for installation in 2019.  All work entered must be freestanding and resilient to variant temperatures and outdoor elements as it will be displayed outdoors for long-term public display. 

Budget: Selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium

Deadline: 4/1/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The Liberty Public Art Sculpture Program is open to all artists regardless of location and who are at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: Liberty has the option to purchase at least one piece of art from the art pieces on display each cycle, which would become a part of the City’s permanent art collection.  The purchase price may be up to $15,000 less the honorarium.

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ANIMA MUNDI – ITSLIQUID International Art Festival

Project Head (H3)

Summary: ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL will be presented in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2019, during the same period of the 58th International Art Exhibition, curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia 2019, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues. The Biennale is going to be held from May 11th to November 24th 2019, with the press preview on 8th, 9th and 10th May 2019.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: April 18, 2019

How to apply: online, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call

Special Notes: Each event of ANIMA MUNDI festival is focused on different themes:
– RITUALS, from May to July 2019;
– CONSCIOUSNESS, from July to September 2019;
– VISIONS, from September to November 2019.

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Colony West Entrance Design Team/Inspiration Way

Tamarac, Florida

Summary: The City of Tamarac, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to be part of the design team for the Colony West Clubhouse and Fairfield Inn by Marriott master planned project, located at 6850 and 6800 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, Florida.

The artist will work with the team and design artwork for the entry of an elaborate circular entry for both the Clubhouse and Hotel adjacent to the front entrance of the newly constructed clubhouse and hotel. A water feature may be considered.

Budget: Three artists will be selected as semi-finalists to develop and present design proposals. Each will receive a $1,000 stipend with no travel involved and $1500 with travel of more than 500 miles. The winning artist will be awarded a $75,000 contract and will be responsible for the creation and installation of the final work.

Deadline: 4/2/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with public agencies and professional engineers.

Special Notes: This Request for Proposal is emphasizing the City of Tamarac’s desire to commission artwork that represents its changing community and depicts the city’s mission as ‘The City for Your Life’. Once known for its retirement community, Tamarac has now evolved into a City of families and youth. The artwork must be capable of “holding its own” as it will be one of Tamarac’s Signature Sculpture that will help define the City.

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Railroad Drive Reconstruction Public Art Project

El Paso, Texas

Summary: The City of El Paso’s Public Art Ordinance was adopted by City Council April 4, 2006 to promote and encourage private and public programs to further the development and public awareness of, and interest in, the fine arts and cultural properties, to increase employment opportunities in the arts, to encourage the integration of art into the architecture of municipal structures for the City of El Paso and to provide for the citizens of the City high quality, publicly accessible works of art, which contribute to the urban landscape and symbolize the City’s sense of place.

This public art project will commission an artist(s) to design and develop a public art piece/pieces within the Railroad Reconstruction Project which can be interactive/functional depending on site selection. The project will provide the opportunity for the artist to fully engage with the community in developing the concept and design of the artwork.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 4/3/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national call for artists

Special Notes: Project is currently on RFQ for the Architect and Engineering Services (requirements for the design criteria listed below). Once the architect and engineering firm is under contract, the artist will collaborate with the selected Architect and Engineering Services team to create site-specific public art.

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Outdoor Public Art Markers

Kinston, North Carolina

Summary: SmART Kinston City Project Foundation, the Kinston Community Council for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council are seeking proposals from artists or artist teams to design a system of visual art markers to connect pedestrians from downtown Kinston, NC to the scenic Riverwalk on the Neuse River.

The wayfinding series will begin at the Kinston Community Council for the Arts and continue along the designated Avenue of the Arts to the Riverwalk (Blount Street west to Pearson Park entrance).

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 4/8/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national sculpture opportunity

Special Notes: Three artists will be selected to visit the city and create a proposal.

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Richard McDermott Miller Competition

New York City

Summary: Objective: To successfully model a bust from life (from the neck up), working from a live model. Modeling will be done in front of an audience (sculptors, patrons, and others who are attending the Sculpture Celebration Conference). Up to 10 sculptors will be selected to compete. Modeling clay, modeling stands, spray bottles and materials to build armatures are supplied. However, competitors must supply personal sculpture tools.

Budget: $150 stipend plus 3 night hotel stay in New York City

Deadline: April 8, 2019

How to apply: Applications can be shared with competition@nationalsculpture.org through file sharing programs such as Dropbox, Google Docs, sendthisfile, Hightail, WeTransfer, etc… Be sure to state ‘RMM Competition’ in the subject line or body of the email.

Eligibility Requirements: Sculptors must have been born between 1983-1998. All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

Special Notes: Each selected competitor will receive a Participation Scholarship.

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New Fire Station #5 Public Art Sculpture

Aurora, Colorado

Summary: The Art Selection Panel is seeking to commission a unique free-standing sculpture which will be located near the southeast corner of the Fire Station #5.  The artwork will be visible from Laredo St. as well as from 11th.  It is positioned between the public parking area and the public entrance to the building.

The artwork should serve as a welcoming feature and as an element that helps to soften the building and integrate it into the residential neighborhood.

As we near the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the artwork could reflect on the critical role of firefighters in ensuring the well-being of the communities that they serve, in a thoughtful manner that is appropriate to the neighborhood context of this fire station.

The artwork must be constructed from materials that are sufficiently durable to withstand the Colorado climate and altitude.  These conditions include extreme temperature changes (over 40 degrees) in short periods of time, subzero temperatures as well as temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sun, low humidity, and precipitation in the form of rain, hail, sleet, and snow.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 4/9/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open ONLY to Artists who are residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona.

Special Notes: The ideal artist will also be available for one or two public presentations at schools or community groups between the final approval of the design and the installation of the artwork.

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2019 Sculpture Wake Forest

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Summary: Experienced artists and artist teams are invited to apply for Sculpture Wake Forest, a juried outdoor sculpture exhibition that will be on view from July 2019 through June 2020 in publicly accessible outdoor spaces in Wake Forest, North Carolina, including the town hall plaza, the Renaissance Centre and selected Wake Forest parks.This invitation is extended to all artists regardless of their state of residence and there is no entry fee. Interactive work, pieces of or about the environment, and artistic seating elements are encouraged. In addition to finished pieces, proposed work will also be considered.

Budget: Selected artists will receive a total honorarium of $2,000 per selected artwork

Deadline: 4/9/19

How to apply: Mail or email. See link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists creating three-dimensional artwork of a scale and material suitable for outdoor display. Participating artists must carry liability insurance.

Special Notes: link provided for more information did not work at the time of this post, nor could we find more details on their website for the 2019 exhibition

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Call for City Artist

Reno, Nevada

Summary: The City of Reno is now seeking an artist to serve as the first City Artist.

Budget: This is a one year appointment with a stipend of $2,000. Plus potential purchase of a piece of the artist’s work, up to $2,000, to include in the City of Reno Metro Art Collection.

Deadline: 4/10/19

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: To be considered for the position of City Artist, an artist must be a Reno resident and be able to complete the duties listed. This position is open to visual artists.

Special Notes: https://www.reno.gov/home/showdocument?id=80128

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Tri-Lakes Views

Monument Colorado

Summary: Tri-Lakes Views in Monument, Colorado announces a Call for Entries for its annual year long outdoor sculpture exhibition.  Installation will be in May 2019 and will be on display for one year.

Budget: each artist selected will receive a $500 honorarium

Deadline: 4/10/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: 25% commission will be taken if your sculpture is sold as a result.

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Fronterra Park Public Art

Commerce City, Colorado

Summary: The Art Selection Committee is recommending the creation of a site-specific artwork for the new park. Artwork could celebrate the name of the park and the neighborhood in which it is situated. Fronterra, or frontera, means “frontier” in Spanish.

The Selection Panel is also interested in artwork that can make a connection to the site and Commerce City as a whole. This area has been constantly changing and evolving. In the 1920s the area was rural and devoted to agriculture, including wheat fields, dairies, and pig farms.

Later, industry moved in, with a refinery established in 1930 and grain elevators built in the late 1930s. Hence the name of Commerce City, established in the 1950s.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal was founded in 1942 due east of the growing community. Today the area is evolving again, becoming a thriving city and community with many new residential areas that continue to grow.

The artwork for Fronterra Park can be proposed as a free-standing sculpture(s) for one or more of the entrances to the park or in the natural areas at the edges of the park. It is possible that the artwork would work as a marker/identifier for the park Fronterra Park

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 4/12/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to Colorado artists, or artists who reside in Colorado Region (determined to be Colorado and neighboring states of Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona)

Special Notes:  Because the art will be placed in a park that is frequented by the school-children from the Middle and Elementary Schools adjacent, it is essential that the artwork be constructed of durable materials (stone, steel, bronze and other durable metals are preferred) and be able to withstand climbing, touching and wear and tear of park activities. In addition, the extreme sun and sudden weather/temperature changes in Colorado must also be taken into account.

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Statue of Thaddeus Stevens

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Summary: The Thaddeus Stevens Society is seeking proposals for a metal statue of Thaddeus Stevens to be installed in Gettysburg, PA. A location is being sought. We wish that the statue be life size, i.e. 6 feet tall, if possible within the budget. The pose should illustrate some aspect of Steven’s personality such as his dedication of equality and education.

Budget: $55,000

Deadline: 4/12/19

How to apply: by mail or email, see link for details

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: The proposal should be able to complete the statue, transport it and install it for $55,000. We have secured pledges of $55,000 and now wish to see proposals for the statue.

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Art in the Yard

Oxford, Massachusetts

Summary: Call for large-scale works to exhibit at the Oxford Free Public Library in Oxford, Massachusetts. Art in the Yard 2019 at the Oxford Free Public Library is designed to enhance the library experience, bring public art to the citizens of Oxford, and provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their work.

Budget: $3,000

Deadline: 4/12/2019

How to apply: email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: Sculptors 18 years and older in New England states that create for outdoor installation.

Special Notes: $500.00 stipend per sculpture. Depending on size and nature up to five or six sculptures will be selected.

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