More Call for Artists with August Deadlines

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17 Opportunities for Sculptors

Sculpture commision and loan programs in abundance for August. There are several art on loan programs as well as commissions large and small. Whether you are a sculptor on the east coast, the west coast, or in the heart of the USA, there is at least one call that should tickle your fancy!

Our last call for artists posts has a couple with August deadlines that haven’t passed yet, so be sure to check that post as well.


Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner

Grand Junction, Colorado

Summary: The Art On The Corner (AOTC) committee is pleased to announce the 2018 temporary exhibit which is open to all sculpture artists. The sculpture must be an original creation and artists may submit up to three works of art each year. All artwork must be available for sale to the public. The temporary exhibit changes out every October.

Budget: All artists who are accepted will receive a $1,000 honorarium

Deadline: 8/17/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Downtown lodging accommodations will be provided to accepted artists for two nights- Friday, October 5th and Saturday October 6th, 2018. An Artist’s Welcome Reception will be held the evening of Friday, October 5th, 2018.

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


Creative Pinellas Community Art Project RFQ

Pinellas County, Florida

Summary: Creative Pinellas seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public art that serves as a community-building project with a focus on interactivity and/or active engagement, to be transported to and installed at various locations around Pinellas County over a minimum of two years. The spirit of this project is to foster community through a county-wide traveling art experience by transforming and activating public places. By bringing interactive art to the community, we encourage our residents to have a personal experience with the art. In doing so, we aspire to create a legacy of communal participation and ownership across Pinellas County.

Budget: $325,000 (inclusive*)

Deadline: Aug. 17, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be 18+ years of age and have resided in Pinellas County, Florida, for at least one year prior to Aug. 17, 2018

Special Notes: $3,000 per artist/team finalist;

*(In order to ensure archival quality and continuity of photo and video documentation, Creative Pinellas will collaborate with the project artist to select a documentarian(s). Funding for photo and video documentation must be included in the artist’s project budget.)

Artists will be paid in no less than four and up to six phased payments, dependent on project schedule. Payments will be timed to coincide with design, fabrication, deployment and relocation.

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2019 Napa Lighted Art Festival

Napa, California

Summary: Both artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured at the Napa Lighted Art Festival.  For 2019, approximately 15 installations are being sought, Each artwork on the Napa Lighted Art Festival will be open and operational for all festival hours for each of the nine nights.

The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Light itself in any form should be the actual artwork and we require that the role of light be essential to your concept. We are not looking for artworks where light is used only to illuminate it. We also strongly encourage new technologies and innovative use of light.

As well as new ideas for artworks, we are open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works, provided they meet the Festival themes and criteria.

Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fibre optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, lasers etc.

Budget: Artist stipends:  $2,000-$5,000

Deadline: 8/17/18 11:59pm Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: The technical lighting expenses are considered a separate expense that the Festival will pay for in order to display the artwork

Artwork Submission: The artwork must sent to designated address on the form no later than November 1, 2018.

Installation: Installation of the artwork and will be begin January 5, 2019 with the final technical walk-thru on January 10, 2019.  The artists shall be available by phone if needed if any questions or concerns arise during this period.  Artists may participate and assist during the installation if available and will be arranged by the curatorial team in advance based on the production timeline.

Artist Reception & Accommodations:  All artists are strongly encouraged to be present for the final technical walk-thru on January 10, 2019, attend the artist reception on January 11, 2019.  For artists traveling to Napa Valley, festival staff will assist with arranging discounted accommodations at specified hotels in Napa.  However, accommodations are not guaranteed and travel expenses are to be paid from artist stipend.

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Public Art for Black Wall Street Gardens

Durham, North Carolina

Summary: The City of Durham is renovating a publicly-owned greenspace at 102 West Main Street in downtown Durham, locally referred to as Black Wall Street Gardens. Improvements to the greenspace will include pedestrian path lighting; the addition of 8 shade trees and other landscaping enhancements; and a reconfiguration of the existing brick paver walkway into a curvilinear design to further enhance the greenspace as a pedestrian-friendly social gathering space. The walkway between West Parrish Street and West Main Street will converge in the middle of the greenspace to form a larger, brick-paved central area with room for movable seating, tables, benches, and porch-style swings. This new center area is intended to be the site for the permanent art installation requested by this RFQ.

Budget: The total budget for this project is $50,000

Deadline: August 20, 2018 11:59pm Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This request for qualifications is open to all professional artists and designers age 18 or older who are eligible to work in the United States. If selected, non-North Carolina-based artists will be required to engage in at least one capacity-building partnership with a local or regional artist or artist team. Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Special Notes: Artist(s) are expected to create a work of permanent art inspired by one or all of the following themes: Inclusivity, Diversity, Community, Activism, Creativity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Progress. The City of Durham defines permanent art as visual art including, but not limited to, sculptures, murals, photographic renderings, mosaics, lighting and electronic art installations installed on a permanent basis in spaces which are visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways, free of any admission fee, through a public process providing opportunity for community input.

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City of Phoenix Well Site Projects Artist Pool

Phoenix, Arizona

Summary:

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from professional artists to collaborate with other design professionals to design aesthetic improvements to promote safety and security for multiple City of Phoenix Water Services Department well sites. Located in different residential neighborhoods throughout the city, the well sites are essential components of Phoenix’s drinking water delivery system. Some locations are lightly fenced vacant lots with inactive pumps and other equipment. Others have substantial fencing and walls protecting working equipment. The sites include street frontage and offer the opportunity to increase tree and shade coverage, reducing the urban heat impact of exposed vacant lots and hard surfaces.

The projects offer artists in all media opportunities to work with the community to enhance the locations with landscaping, pathways, fencing, walls, gates, sculpture, shade, interpretive information and other improvements. Artists will be expected to collaborate on a design team with landscape architects and possibly other design professionals, including architects, engineers, planners, and city staff from such city departments as Water Services, Neighborhood Services and the Office of Arts and Culture.

Budget: The amount available for the design of each site will depend partly on the scope of design services for the specific location, but is not expected to exceed $35,000

Deadline: August 20, 2018 11:59pm Arizona time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is open to professional artists with a variety of experience levels. Applicants to this RFQ may be considered for multiple City of Phoenix public art projects. Arizona artists are strongly encouraged to apply

Special Notes:

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North Landing Site Project RFQ

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Summary: Original 3-Dimensional permanent art installation

Budget: $37,000

Deadline: August 21, 2018 2pm Mountain time

How to apply: mail, email, or hand deliver responses

Eligibility Requirements: any practising visual artist may apply

Special Notes:

Click here to read more about this call for artists and for information on how to apply


Wake County, NC Libraries

Wake County, North Carolina

Summary:Wake County seeks to commission a professional artist to create a site-specific exterior art work to be placed on the exterior of the new Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville Community Library projects.

Budget: $79,000

Deadline: 8/23/18 2pm Eastern Time

How to apply: by email

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists residing in the U.S.

Special Notes: http://www.wakegov.com/finance/business/rfp/Documents/18-084%20Public%20Art%20RFQ/18-084%20RFQ_Public%20Art_Fuquay%20and%20Morrisville%20Library.pdf

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Create Public Art for Preserve Boulevard Improvement Project

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Summary: The City of Eden Prairie is excited to invite artists to submit applications to be considered for a public art project in coordination with a major boulevard reconstruction in 2019. The construction for Preserve Boulevard will improve traffic flow and help control water levels to minimize the impact of large rain events on adjacent properties.

Budget: $130,000

Deadline: 8/26/18 6pm Central Time

How to apply: by email

Eligibility Requirements: The RFP is open on a national level to all professional artists, with a preference given to artists who live or work in Colorado or its neighboring states of Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The City of Lakewood and the Public Art Committee will comply with all federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. Interested artists will have demonstrated the capacity to create and install three-dimensional artworks that are innovative and incorporate interactivity and/or community participation.

Special Notes: No more than three (3) finalists will be invited to submit final renderings that will be shared with the City of Lakewood Staff, the Public Art Committee and the general public for feedback through an online platform. A $1,000 honorarium will be paid to each of the finalists for the full conceptual proposals.

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CITY OF LAKEWOOD 50TH ANNIVERSARY PUBLIC ART PROJECT

Lakewood, Colorado

Summary: The City of Lakewood and the Heritage, Culture and the Arts Division are pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for a new permanent public art project, which incorporates community engagement or interactivity, as the landmark commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Lakewood, CO. The project, a large scale public artwork which integrates community engagement/interactivity and an existing historical landmark within Addenbrooke Park at the corner of Garrison and W Center Avenue in Lakewood, will stand as a permanent celebration of the citizens and history of Lakewood, Colorado. We are seeking an innovative artwork that will reflect the diverse citizens of our City, honor our history and inspire us to look toward the future

Budget: The total budget for the artwork is $80,000 USD.

Deadline: 8/29/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: The RFP is open on a national level to all professional artists, with a preference given to artists who live or work in Colorado or its neighboring states of Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The City of Lakewood and the Public Art Committee will comply with all federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. Interested artists will have demonstrated the capacity to create and install three-dimensional artworks that are innovative and incorporate interactivity and/or community participation.

Special Notes: No more than three (3) finalists will be invited to submit final renderings that will be shared with the City of Lakewood Staff, the Public Art Committee and the general public for feedback through an online platform. A $1,000 honorarium will be paid to each of the finalists for the full conceptual proposals.

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Request for Qualifications: Tricentennial Artwork

San Antonio, Texas

Summary: Bexar County has engaged the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) to assist them in selecting an artist for a commission to install a permanent public artwork at the newly opened San Pedro Creek Culture Park in downtown San Antonio, TX

The Tricentennial Artwork will engage the viewers in a thoughtful and celebratory way, and reflect the rich interweaving of cultures that define Bexar County and San Antonio. The site is near the location where the first Spanish Colonial Mission was founded, Mission San Antonio de Valero, which was later moved to the San Antonio River and became known as the Alamo. This artwork should emphasize the historic importance of San Pedro Creek and convey the story and culture of Bexar County and San Antonio. The site offers a unique opportunity to create a landmark for San Pedro Creek Culture Park, which has dramatically transformed the west side of downtown San Antonio.

Budget: $425,000

Deadline: 08/30/2018 2:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all professional artists, age 18 and over, regardless of residence, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Teams must include at least one visual artist.

Special Notes:  More information about the San Pedro Creek Culture Park can be found at: www.spcculturepark.com.

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Sculpture Tour 2018-2019: Call for Entries

Georgetown, Texas

Summary: The City of Georgetown has issued a call for entries for its annual Sculpture Tour, a juried year-long outdoor exhibit in the bustling Georgetown Cultural District.

Sculpture Tour applications will be accepted June 1 – August 1. Each sculptor may submit up to three sculptures for consideration. Please provide two or three photographs of each piece, showing different angles.

From the applications submitted by the deadline, the City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board will select up to 11 2018-19 Sculpture Tour pieces. All applicants will be notified of the board’s decisions by Sept. 28.

Budget: $6,750

Deadline: 8/30/18

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: The artist must be able to deliver the sculpture to Georgetown, Texas

Special Notes:
Sculptures will be installed by appointment in early November 2018 and remain on display through October 2019. Delivery is the artist’s responsibility; installation will be done by City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation staff working with the artist.

Artists are not allowed to apply in teams

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Sculpture on the Lawn 2018

Orlando, Florida

Summary: Artists are invited to submit work for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn, an outdoor exhibition featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.

“Diversitastic!” is the theme of this year’s exhibition. We welcome large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures and religions. The theme supports FusionFest, November 24 & 25, a free celebration in downtown Orlando that is supported by Orange County Government…….

Budget: Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and $500 will be paid upon removal.

Deadline: Sept 3, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.

Special Notes: There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.

Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until September 2019.

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Art in Public Buildings RFQ: WY State Hospital and WY Life Resource Center

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Summary: There are opportunities for artwork inside the facilities, as well as outside on the facility campuses. Artists will need to take into consideration the various audiences at each site. Artwork must be accessible to visitors, guardians, staff, and patients, and balance the public and private sections of each facility. Additional safety and health criteria must be met, including security of the artwork, and addressing climbing and reach hazards. Artists will need to work with facility staff and the committee on final placement and installation.

Budget: The total project budget available for artwork for both facilities is up to $90,000.

Deadline: 8/31/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no limitations provided

Special Notes:

Color palettes and wayfinding designs have been established for each facility. Artwork should complement, or not clash with, those designs. Color palettes are based on natural phenomena and colors of the Wyoming landscapes. Wayfinding is based on Wyoming attributes such as bison and Indian Paintbrush. Information and images can be found on the Arts Council website.

The committee is interested in working with artists who have completed similar projects and who have experience addressing the specific needs of these facilities. Artists are invited to submit work for consideration at one or both facilities.

All styles, genres, conceptual approaches, and mediums will be considered. All proposed artwork must be durable, structurally sound, secure, site appropriate, and easy to maintain. Additional drawings, site plans, and information will be provided to the artists invited to submit complete proposals.

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Olive-Harvey College Public Art Project

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) industry is one of the region’s fastest growing segments and Olive-Harvey College (OHC) offers a large selection of certificate and degree programs in the field. OHC provides affordable education and training to its students and offers basic and advanced certification as well as Associate Degree options to prepare students to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in TDL or transition directly into the workforce with a high-level of skill acquisition. All Chicagoland and Illinois industries will benefit over the next decade from the strengths in OHC’s certificate and degree programs.

Budget: $149,500

Deadline: 8/31/18 4:29 PM Central Time

How to apply: by mail or email

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions included

Special Notes: Artwork Goals
While using high-tech tools, work in the fields of transportation, distribution, and logistics involves finding simple and elegant solutions for the complex movement of humans and objects through time and space.

In addition, the members of the Olive-Harvey community move temporally and spatially through their lives and along their educational and career paths as they pass through the TDL Center.

The Committee is seeking artwork that acknowledges these spatial and temporal journeys and honors the importance of TDL work as it touches and enhances the lives of every Illinois citizen.

While the art will be housed in a semi-industrial setting the Committee does not want to be limited by the industrial arts in theme or execution.
In order for the piece to be durable, safe, and cost effective to maintain, media selections will be limited to non-porous materials such as plastics, metals, glass, stone, wood, brick, and tile. Soft permeable materials such as textiles and paper are not suitable for the environment.

The Center is scheduled to be substantially complete in October 2018.

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For more information visit the Olive-Harvey College website at www.ccc.edu/tdlcenter.


California Air Resources Board

Riverside, California

Summary: The Southern California Consolidation Project for the California Air Resource Board (CARB) is an approximately 400,000 square-foot facility on a 19-acre cam-pus located in Riverside, CA. The campus is one of the world’s largest and most advanced emissions testing and research facilities and consolidates five existing locations into one state-of-the-art facility. The campus, under the design-build team of ZGF, Hensel Phelps (HP), and Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI), is the largest true zero net energy facility of its type and has the highest sustainability goals including Zero Net Energy, LEED Platinum, CALGreen Tier 2, and Zero Car-bon. The Public Art Program is developed and managed by Dyson & Womack.

There are three unique public art commission opportunities open to artists through this open call Request for Qualifications (RFQ) / Request for Proposals (RFP) process. We encourage artists to take time looking at each opportunity and to apply to the commission that best suits their interests and work. Artists may apply to more than one commission opportunity but must apply separately to each. Artists are encouraged to submit Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) with artwork samples and letters of interest that are relevant to the specific commission to which they are applying, even when applying to multiple opportunities. We encourage artists to engage critically with the mission of CARB and the vision of the Art Plan to shape the future of public art in California and across our diverse communities.

The context of CARB is one of innovation, discovery, and stewardship of the environment. It is integral to the story of California and is a rich space for the creation of art. CARB was formed through a merger of the Bureau of Air Sanitation and the California Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Board, in 1967. It is charged
with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change.

Budget: $700,000

Green Commission: $450,000?
Entrance Foyer AuditoriumWall Commission: $150,000
Side Entrance Foyer Commission: $100,000

Deadline: 8/31/18, 5pm Pacific Time

How to apply: eletronically at http://carb.dysonwomack.com/

Eligibility Requirements: Artists age 18 and older may apply individually or collaboratively as a team

Special Notes:

Artists who live and work in California or demonstrate a clear connection to California will be strongly considered.

Artists who demonstrate a sustainable art practice or a clear understanding of sustainable methodologies within their art practice will be strongly considered.

We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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ARTLOCAL Collaborative Public Art in Kettering

Kettering, Ohio

Summary: We are looking for a visionary team leader/artist (which may include a visual thinker, an artist, artist team, educator, designer, architect, etc.) to partner with a small team of stakeholders to collaborate, design and fabricate a public art project in the Haverstick neighborhood of Kettering. Applicants do not need previous experience in creating public artworks, but need to demonstrate experience in collaboration, strategic thinking, and ability to make their vision a reality in the form of permanent public artwork. This project encourages creative and innovative thinking in placing the artwork in a public space as the Haverstick neighborhood is densely developed with residential properties.

Budget: $15,000

Deadline: 08/31/2018 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: by email

Eligibility Requirements: Artists are eligible from a 125 mile radius of Kettering, Ohio

Special Notes: ArtLocal is a project initiative using art and creative thinking in localized public spaces throughout the city of Kettering.On June 9, Cities of Service hosted a block party to celebrate the Haverstick neighborhood, located adjacent to the Kettering Business Park, off of Forrer Avenue. Art projects brought families together to be creative and have fun! CitySites will soon be selecting an artist to work with Haverstick residents to create new public art in partnership with Cities of Service.

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Melrose Library Patio Art

Roanoke, Virginia

Summary: The City of Roanoke VA is accepting applications from artists or teams of artists who would like to be considered for a permanent work of art to be on or embedded into the plaza of the new Melrose Library. The artwork should fit the character of the neighborhood and the library location. The city is seeking artwork made of durable materials suitable for outside elements and change in temperature and as impervious to vandalism as possible. The artwork shall require little or no maintenance. This is a two-step qualifications-based competitive negotiation process. The first step of this two-step process is to submit the required application materials through CaFE’. Up to four Qualified Offerors will be invited to submit proposals for the second step of this process.

Budget: $40,000

Deadline: 8/31/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability will be considered.

Special Notes:  This is a two-step qualifications-based competitive negotiation process.

The selected artwork is planned to be installed in March 2019.

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