June Call for Artists

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17 + 1 Call for Artists

There are 17 unique opportunities for sculptors in June with these call for artists. And we threw in a bonus 18th sculpture opportunity with a July 1 deadline. Some of these calls are actually for more than one sculpture, and one is to get on a roster with a potential of up to 40 calls– so if you count ’em all up this month Sculpture Digest is reporting more than 5 dozen art commission possibilities.

So read through and get applying!

It is almost summer, so May applications are done.  But do keep an eye out for new art opps in July!


Charlotte Douglas International Airport Seeks Public Art

Charlotte, North Carolina

Summary: Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists and professional artist teams for multiple original and site-specific art commissions as part of the Terminal Lobby Expansion (TLE) Public Art Program at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

Budget: $3,390,000

Deadline: 6/8/18

How to apply: via Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists, in the U.S. and internationally. Some commission-value eligibility restrictions apply; Eligible applicants must have successfully completed at least one prior art commission (public or private) within the past five years with a budget representing at least 40% of the TLE project area identified in applicant’s letter of interest

Special Notes: 6-7 opportunities available; individual project budgets range from a $30K design fee to a $1.7M all-inclusive commission budget, please click the link below to read the specifics for each project.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply


Utah School for the Deaf and Blind

Salt Lake City, Utah

Summary: This new facility has been carefully and deliberately designed to serve the needs of Deaf, Blind, and Deaf-Blind students in a variety of activities, ranging from preschool learning to eighth grade fine arts and recreational activities. The building will serve the students, their families and staff members, and may also host elementary aged life skills programs and school performances.

The Architect has created space / nooks for an artist’s possible contribution for sensory / tactile / interactive / kinetic / play experiences for students. This area has been identified as a potential site for public art commission and indicated in the attached visuals. The selection committee is also open to consider other sites and media as envisioned by artists.

Budget: $71,400

Deadline: 6/8/18 5pm

How to apply: via CaFe

Eligibility Requirements: American or legal resident artists / artist teams are encouraged to apply.  Deaf and/or blind artists are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Site details are available here

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Poudre River Whitewater Park, Phase II

Fort Collins, Colorado

Summary: The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Art in Public Places Program (APP) is seeking submissions to select an artist/artist team to design art concepts for the Poudre River Whitewater Park Project.

The artists/teams will work with the project team to develop concepts for site-specific art to be placed at this site. The Project Team is interested in the art helping to tell the story of the river and/or the mutual benefits of the project (natural systems, stormwater conveyance, and recreation). Artists/teams will be selected based on their qualifications/application materials.

Budget: $170,000

Deadline: June 11, 2018

How to apply: via CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions indicated

Special Notes: Site details

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Prickly Plume Park

Stapleton, Colorado

Summary: The Project Selection Committee is interested in a dynamic three dimensional artwork that will make a coherent statement in this space. This artwork will be attentive to the character of the site and create an exceptional visual experience that will draw people to this area.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 6/11/18, midnight mountain time

How to apply: CaFE

Eligibility Requirements: The Project Selection Committee is seeking applications from experienced Colorado artists who:

  • want to expand their career to include public art.
  • want to be working in the field of public art but who have not yet received a public art commission over $10,000 for their work.
  • have completed temporary artworks in the public realm but want to create permanent installations.

Special Notes: Equal Opportunity: It is the policy of The Park Creek Metropolitan District that minorities and women together with all other persons shall have maximum opportunity to compete for and participate in the performance of all contracts, subcontracts and services awarded for Stapleton’s Public Art Program. The Park Creek Metropolitan District and its contractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or sex in the award and performance of all contracts.

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Community Art Gallery

Odessa, Texas

Summary: The City of Odessa and Odessa Arts are collaborating to select artwork by local artists to be displayed in the Community Art Gallery, located on the fifth floor of City Hall in Odessa. Selected works will be displayed in council chambers and various other locations on the fifth floor from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019.

Artwork must follow guidelines adopted by City Council, must be assembled and ready to hang on delivery to the City of Odessa. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the City of Odessa may exercise it’s privilege to purchase one of the pieces to grow it’s permanent collection.

Budget: $1,000

Deadline: 06/15/2018 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: All residents of Odessa and Ector County are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Budget reflects possible purchase of artwork by the City of Odessa as part of a permenent collection.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply 


Conservation Services for Works of Art in the City Art Collection

Houston, Texas

Summary: Through a contract with the City of Houston General Services Department (GSD), Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is charged with contracting conservators to care for works of art in the City of Houston Art Collection. Professional conservators are invited to submit proposals for conservation services for the following works:

  • Henry Moore, Large Spindle Piece, 1974, Bronze statue on concrete base
  • Cathy Boswell, Bienvenidos a Nuestra Mesa, 1977, Steel, wood, and ceramic tile
  • Conrad G. Walton, World War II Memorial, 1999, Granite
  • Lonnie Edwards, George H. Hermann – Statue, 1981, Bronze
  • Jim Love, Portable Trojan Bear, 1974, Wood, steel, and brass
  • The base for the sculpture: Enrico Filberto Cerracchio, Sam Houston Monument, 1924, Bronze on granite base
  • Alexsey Leonov, Gagarin, 2011, Bronze
  • Unknown Artist, Winter, Unknown date, Sandstone
  • Sharon Connally Amman, John B. Connally, 1995, Bronze statue on granite base
  • Charles Fagan, George Bush Presidential Monument, 2004, Bronze
  • Charles Fagan, Secretary of State Baker, 2009 est., Bronze

Budget: The budget for the conservation of each work will be determined by the proposed cost. The contract will be inclusive of all work including, but not limited to, conservators fees, moving of artwork, permitting, insurance costs for the duration of the project, studio and project administration, travel, fabrication, materials, installation, and all required documentation.

Deadline: June 15, 2018, 11:59 PM Central time

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Professional Conservators in the Houston Area

Special Notes: for more information about each piece click the link below

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Law Building Classroom Revitalization Renovation

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Summary: The Art in Architecture (AIA) Program of the University of Illinois Facilities & Services is pleased to announce a Request for Direct Purchase of Artwork (RDPA). Professional artists are invited to submit images of available work to be considered for the permanent original public art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This call seeks art for the Law Building Classroom Revitalization Renovation in Champaign, Illinois. The project is currently in design and is scheduled to complete construction in the late spring of 2020.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: 6/15/18 4:00 P.M.

How to apply: by email or hand delivery

Eligibility Requirements: This RDPA is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work the United States. Faculty, instructors and staff of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as degree-seeking fine art students are ineligible to apply.

Special Notes: Project Name: Law Building Classroom Revitalization Renovation Project Number: U16030

Click here to read more about this call for artists or for application information


Pearl Street Park Renovation

Charlotte, North Carolina

Summary: The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a public art opportunity for Mecklenburg County’s Pearl Street Park Renovation.

ASC is seeking artists or teams of artists with a demonstrated record of integrating artwork in a natural setting, while responding to specific site history and community input. The selected artist/s will be asked to create an artwork
or artworks that can serve as gathering spaces and/or unique, integrated design features into proposed park amenities. This artwork will become a signature feature of Pearl Street Park and should demonstrate themes of history, connection to nature, fitness, and strengthening community.

Artwork created for this project should be able to address multiple needs, constructed of durable materials, and designed in coordination with Mecklenburg County and McAdams Company staff (design consultants for the project).

Three site locations have been identified as possible opportunities for artwork placement, the artist/s will be active in directing the design and preparation of the site/s.

Budget: $265,200

Deadline: June 15, 2018

How to apply: Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: open to all US professional artists who have experience managing, designing and completing public art project commissions over $100,000 within the past five years.

Special Notes:

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Fulton Industrial Public Art,

Atlanta, GA

Summary: The Fulton Industrial Community Improvement District (CID) aka Boulevard CID is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams for the commission of a site specific outdoor sculpture that will be situated in the hardscape area at the I-20/Fulton Industrial Blvd. Interchange West-bound off-ramp. The piece will be leased, installed and displayed temporarily in this location for a period of up to two years, with the possible option to purchase.

The Boulevard CID is particularly interested in three-dimensional artwork that is of a scale appropriate to the location and that is attractive from multi angles and can be experienced by pedestrians and vehicular/truck traffic passing by. The piece must be durable and suitable for outdoors with the ability to withstand the elements of the local climate as well as interaction with the general public (no sharp edges or elements which might present a possible danger to the public).

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: 6/18/2018 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: by email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: The RFP is open to all professional artists or artist teams over the
age of 18.

Special Notes: The project budget is $10,000, and is inclusive of all costs, such as transportation to and from the site, installation/de-installation, site restoration and artist fees. Artists will be asked to develop a line itemized budget as part of the proposal submission.

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ArtsWA’s Public Artist Roster

Washington State

Summary: This open call establishes our roster of artists eligible for commissions of site-responsive works of art at K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies throughout Washington. We use the Roster to choose artists for about 40 projects per year. Accepted artists serve a three year term, after which they may reapply. We plan to hold the next call in 2021.

Budget: $35,000

Deadline: 6/26/2018 5:00 PM Pacific Time

How to apply: via their website

Eligibility Requirements: professional visual artist or an artist team, residing in the United States or British Columbia, Canada

Special Notes: Project funds can range up to $200,000 or more, though most budgets generally fall between $45,000 and $125,000. Funds cover all design/proposal costs, engineering, transportation, fabrication, installation, and other related costs. Artworks created through our program become part of the State Art Collection, managed by ArtsWA. We do not commission clock towers, electrically powered water features, memorials, logos, signage, or the depiction of school mascots. When an artist enters into a commission contract for fabrication and installation with ArtsWA, they become ineligible for new projects managed by our program for a period of two years.

Inclusion on the Roster does not guarantee a public art project.

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Request for Proposals: Conservation Services, City of Houston Art Collection, Centennial Gardens

Houston, Texas

Summary: Through a contract with the City of Houston General Services Department (GSD), Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is charged with contracting conservators to care for works of art in the City of Houston Art Collection. Professional conservators are invited to submit a comprehensive proposal for routine (annual, biannual, etc.) conservation services for all 18 artworks located in Hermann Park’s McGovern Centennial Gardens. These works were most recently restored in 2013-2014 when they were moved and conserved concurrent with the creation of Centennial Gardens.

Budget: The budget for the conservation of each work will be determined by the proposed cost. The contract will be inclusive of all work including, but not limited to, conservators fees, moving of artwork, permitting, insurance costs for the duration of the project, studio and project administration, travel, fabrication, materials, installation, and all required documentation.

Deadline: June 29, 2018, 11:59 PM Central time

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Professional Conservators in the Houston Area

Special Notes: insert

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Call for Public Art on STEAM

The University of West Florida

Summary: The University of West Florida announces an international call for permanent public sculptures that celebrate some aspect of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).

Budget: $500,000 for up to six installations.

Deadline: 6/30/18 11:59pm Central Time

How to apply: via email, click the link below for more details

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to professional artists or artistic teams that have a strong exhibition record and an interest in working between disciplines. Artists must show evidence of completion of a project with a similar budget, scale, and scope.

Special Notes: It is anticipated that individual awards will range from $75,000 to $100,000. However, the selection panel will consider larger installations with higher awards or a connected series

Click here to read more about this call for artists or for application instructions


Fremont Ship Canal Public Art Project

Seattle, Washington

Summary: Community identity and history can be celebrated and elaborated through public art practice. Through this lens the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will commission one artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install a two-part integrated, outdoor sculptural artwork at the Ship Canal Water Quality Project Fremont site location, along the Ship Canal/Fremont Cut on both the Fremont side (located near NW  Canal Street and 2nd Ave NW), and the Queen Anne side (located near 244 W Ewing Street).

Budget: $180,000

Deadline: 6/12/18, 10:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to professional artists residing in the United States.

Special Notes: The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture encourages diversity in its collection. Artists whose work is well represented in the city’s collection are eligible to apply, but the artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process. Students are not eligible to apply

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Wolk Park Splash Pad: Living With Wildlife

Lauderhill, Florida

Summary: The City of Lauderhill, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a Children’s SPLASH PAD  as the requirement for a grant obtained by the Cultural Foundation of Broward County of Florida.  The theme is Living With Wildlife.

The artist or artist team will be required to create a mosaic tile splash pad and an iconic centerpiece which is interactive. (Refer to Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago). The splash pad at Wolk Park should depict ecological scenes of urban wild life, or children’s literature based on animals found in an urban environment. They will be expected to engage the community to understand how to sustain urban ecosystem such as: preserving habitats, reducing property damage, promoting appreciation for conservation and how to interact positively with urban wildlife

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: June 18, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ

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

Special Notes: The total budget for the completed, delivered and installed splash pad is $75,000. The budget includes all cost, i.e. research, design, materials, permitting as needed, fabrication, installation, photography, insurance, proposals, travel, sales taxes, concrete pads, labor, structural engineering, and transportation if applicable.  The finished mosaic artwork must be fabricated of water proof, non-slip tile and adhered once the slab has cured.

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Fulton County Public Art Fine Art Acquisition

Fulton County, Georgia

Summary: Fulton County Arts & Culture’s (FCAC) Public Art Program announces the 2018 Call for Artists for the Fine Art Acquisition program. FCAC seeks to acquire existing unframed artworks and freestanding sculptures by professional Georgia-based artists that will be displayed in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library branches. Every artwork submitted must be available for purchase and remain available for purchase (without substitutions) during the review and approval process until released by FCAC (up to six months). All artist are required to complete the vendor self-registration process to secure a Fulton County Vendor Code. Existing vendors whose information has changed are required to update the vendor record promptly after being notified of artwork selection.

Budget: $160,000 (see Special Notes below)

Deadline: 6/18/2018 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: The Fine Art Acquisition Program Call for Artist is open to all professional visual artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the State of Georgia. Students and Fulton County contractors and employees are not eligible.

Special Notes: The Public Art Program seeks to purchase through this Fine Art Acquisition Call for Artists unframed 2-D artworks and small 3-D works priced up to $5,000 that are suitable for framing and that can be displayed on the wall. A small number of free-standing sculptures priced up to $10,000 will also be purchased.

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Bradley Park Art canopy

Lauderhill, Florida

Summary: The City of Lauderhill, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a canopy that seamlessly meshes with the artist designed painted and mosaic tile amphitheater wall mural. The canopy must provide some shade and lighting and be memorable. All artwork styles will be considered. The artwork should reflect the spirit of Lauderhill and be impactful. Three artists will be selected as semi-finalists to develop and present design proposals.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: June 21, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with local governments.

Special Notes:

The plaque for the James D Bradley reads:

Strong Families: Our Heritage, Our Future

Family Connection serves as a remainder of the important of staying connected to the past, the present, the future and the community in which we live, validating the importance of family- the nucleus of our society. Positive Adinkra symbols and images from photos of the City’s early settlers served as inspiration leading to the quilt that protects and embraces the family, while strong colors marry the design to the neighborhood’s rich African ties.

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Tower Road Call for Artwork

Commerce City, Colorado

Summary: The City of Commerce City and the Commerce City Cultural Council seek to purchase sculpture for Tower Road, a prominent roadway in Commerce City. Tower Road is a prominent arterial from between Denver and Commerce City and the street was widened between 81st to 104th and re-opened in 2016. A multimodal path, a raised median and a dedicated bike lane were added during construction, to make the road safer and better suited to handle the expected traffic in the area as it develops. The road is also a main access to the new commuter rail station at 61st and Pena, for people commuting to Denver and all points on the light rail system or who work at Denver International Airport. In this way, Tower Road serves as one of the gateways to Commerce City.

Sites are not specified yet, but artwork should be of the size, scale and materials to be sited along a roadway, in a median or alongside a multiuse path. At present, the area is undeveloped prairie land, but increasingly, the area will fill in as Commerce City continues to grow.

The art selection committee for Tower Road seeks artwork that is evocative of the natural history of the area, evokes joy and delight and has a pleasing and calming effect on the commuters who see it. It should be appropriate for all ages to enjoy.

Budget: up to $135,000 for multiple sculptures

Deadline:  6/29/18, 11:59pm Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: 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: It is strongly recommended that the artwork be tall (at least 5 feet) and larger-scale to be able to “stand out” in this area. It is strongly suggested that the sculptures be constructed of materials that can stand up to snow, spray from the roadway (salt and other de-icing chemicals) as well as the scale of the area (now it is very open prairie land, but in coming years, it will evolve into homes, shops and a commercial zone). Acceptable materials: steel (stainless or Corten) and other strong metals, cast metals, stone, wood. Unacceptable materials: glass, ceramic, mosaic and other fragile artwork.

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Underwater Sculpture

Pompano Beach, Florida

Summary: The City of Pompano Beach is looking to commission an artist/artist team to design and fabricate a sculpture that will be displayed at the beach for a one year. After a year, it will be submerged into the ocean and attached to Lady Luck in shipwreck Park.

Budget: $35,000

Deadline: 7/2/18

How to apply: via CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Shipwreck Park is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation of an underwater park system establishing artificial reefs, utilizing public art to raise awareness of the need to preserve and conserve our natural coral reef system. The purpose of Shipwreck Park Pompano is to develop and protect our coral reefs. For more information on Shipwreck Park, visit http://shipwreckparkflorida.org/.

“LADYLUCK”
Lady Luck is a 324 foot tanker vessel that was sunk on July 23rd, 2016 as an artificial reef 1 ½ miles off Pompano Beach’s shore. This ship is one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system and one of the most easily accessible major dive sites in the nation. The ship is the centerpiece of what is known as Shipwreck Park, surrounded by 16 other existing wrecks covered with marine life. Shipwreck Park is a unique underwater cultural arts park with rotating underwater art exhibits. The ship includes specific themes, exciting underwater events, artwork and rotating art exhibits to create a unique dive experience for local and international tourists.      

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