Trick or Treat: October Call for Artists

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Ample Opportunities for Sculptors with 18 Call for Artists

Below are a variety of calls with October deadlines that have crossed our desk. From Public Art Commissions to Art Shows, there is definitely something to fit the goals of every sculptor. As it is still early in the month, it is quite possible that additional call for entries will reach us–so be sure to return to the Sculpture Digest home page often and check out the latest post on calls.

By the way, there are still a few active Call for Artists in our last post. Click here to see those calls and scroll to the bottom (we do our best to put them in chronological order within each post.)


Robert Crown Community Center and Park Public Art Call

Evanston, IL

Summary:

The City of Evanston in partnership with the Evanston Arts Council and Woodhouse Tinucci Architects is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) to recognized professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams, to create permanent original public artwork for the interior or exterior of the new Robert Crown Community Center, Ice Complex and Library Project (RCCC) located at Robert Crown Park, 1801 Main Street.

Artists are invited to submit proposals to design, fabricate and install artwork to be considered for the permanent original public art at the RCCC. Project construction is scheduled to start in the summer of 2018 with completion in the fall of 2019. Public art installation is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2019. 

The re-development of the RCCC will bring a new typology of community center to Evanston. With the combination of outdoor leisure and recreation and indoor ice rinks, community rooms and a public library, this facility will set a new precedent for community centers in the Midwest bringing together people of all ages, abilities and interests to meet, play and learn.

Robert Crown Park is a 15-acre park located in Evanston, Illinois at the northeast corner of Main St. and Dodge Ave. The Robert Crown Center has served Evanston since 1975, but the desire for added programming and improved facilities to serve the community has facilitated this new pursuit. In keeping with the public and community-based mission of the facility, the public art should be equally ambitious.

Budget: $400,000

Deadline: 10/12/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Application is open to artists or artistic teams of all backgrounds and levels of accomplishment, worldwide.

Special Notes: Additional details are available here

The original RFP and notes from public meetings are available thru the City of Evanston by clicking here

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


Duke Realty Headquarters Public Art

Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary: The Arts Council of Indianapolis, on behalf of Duke Realty and through the Public Art for Neighborhoods Program, is requesting qualifications from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating outdoor public artwork for the indicated site.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: 10/14/18

How to apply: via Google Docs*

Eligibility Requirements: This RFQ is an open call to experienced artists. Artists living in or near Marion County, Indiana are strongly encouraged to apply.

To qualify, artists must be 18 years of age or older, work as a professional artist or artist team in the United States, have previously created public art, large-scale works, or exterior projects, carry personal liability insurance for the duration of the project, and be willing to meet all contractual obligations and adhere to a strict timeline.

Special Notes: *You must complete the Google Doc form, but actual submission may be electronic or by physical mail.

Click here to read more about this call for artists including details on how to apply


Lincoln Gallery 2018 Regional Fine Art Show

Loveland, Colorado

Summary: LINCOLN GALLERY, sponsored by the Thompson Valley Art League, announces their 2018 REGIONAL FINE ART SHOW. Open to all regional artists working in the 6 categories listed below. Work must be original art, not copied from published photos or works by other artists. All entries must be for sale. No installations or sets of works which must be installed individually to make one entry will be accepted. Cash prizes awarded for Best of Show plus First and Second Place in each category.

Event Dates: 11/9/18 – 12/14/18

Budget: Cash prizes awarded for Best of Show plus First and Second Place in each category (6)

Deadline: 10/14/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Entries for this Regional Show will be limited to residents of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming. Entries from outside these states will not be considered and entry fees will not be refunded.

Special Notes: Entry Fee (Includes up to 3 entries): $45.00

The jury reserves the right to disqualify any work which it considers to be in poor taste or inappropriate.

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


Louisiana Exhibition Open Call 2019

Louisiana

Summary: One applicant will be selected and will be awarded a solo show for the 2019 calendar year

Budget: An honorarium of $1,500.

Please note these funds are meant to cover all costs of this opportunity, including any installation, shipping, or travel expenses if necessary), and the publishing of an exhibition catalog, artist book, or other similar ephemera to be determined in collaboration with the artist and Antenna’s publishing center, Paper Machine.

Deadline: 10/15/2018

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is for those living and working in Louisiana.

Special Notes: There is a $15 entry fee for this call

Note that examples submitted to the Antenna: Open Call need only be representative of your work or practice and don’t necessarily have to be the pieces exhibited at Antenna. For those who may wish to propose a site specific project, you can view a gallery layout here: http://antenna.works/antenna_layout.pdf

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


Hill and Wallace Road Roundabout

McMinnville, Oregon

Summary: Art in the Roundabout will be the fourth piece of public art commissioned by the MDACPA in conjunction with City of McMinnville and the County of Yamhill, Oregon,  both of which are in the mid-Willamette Valley, 40 miles Southwest of Portland, Oregon.

The art procured for this project should be appropriate to the site, e.g. it should be able to be appreciated while going by in an automobile, etc.  There is no firm subject matter requested.

Budget: $29,000

Deadline: 10/15/2018

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: We are seeking a qualified professional Artist or Artist team for this project.  Interested Artists/teams must submit qualifications and a brief statement providing adequate information to describe a conceptual approach to the project, or to propose a specific piece.

Special Notes: final installation is scheduled for April-June 2019

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


City of Loveland: The Foundry Parking Garage

Loveland, Colorado

Summary: The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for artists working in two-dimensional media to design and create artworks for The Foundry parking garage in downtown Loveland. The Foundry is a sweeping redevelopment of nearly three city blocks in southern downtown Loveland which will provide a strong foundation for the revitalization of Loveland’s historic downtown.

The commission has a strong preference for artists working with dynamic and colorful media (painters, multi-media, mosaic artists, etc.). Public artwork will be prominently featured throughout this development through permanent installations, annual public art projects and temporary installations

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 10/19/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to any professional artist (or artist team) with demonstrated experience in creating signature artwork of a large scale

Special Notes: The Commission is requesting only artist qualifications as demonstrated by professional samples of past works.  Please do not send proposals as they will not be considered

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


REQUEST FOR ARTWORK UNESCO City of Media Arts SXSW Exhibition

Austin, Texas

Summary: The UNESCO Austin City of Media Arts Steering Committee, in partnership with the Cultural Arts Division within the Economic Development Department, invites professional artists who work in the media arts field (including but not limited to digital arts, film, music, visual and performing arts) from the fourteen UNESCO Media Arts cities to propose an existing or new artwork for inclusion in the international United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Media Arts Exhibition to be held during the SXSW Festival and Conference between March 8-17, 2019.

Budget: $4,000

The honorarium for each selected artist to provide an artwork for the exhibition is capped at $4,000, inclusive of all costs including but not limited to the artist’s fee, insurance, electrical power access, artwork transportation and shipping, set up, and engineering costs. Insurance will be provided through the SXSW Festival at a cost to the artist. In addition, each selected artist will receive a Platinum badge to the SXSW Festival, valued at $1,650 USD.

Deadline: 10/19/18

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements:

— Professional media arts artists or artist teams who live and work within one of the fourteen UNESCO Media Arts Cities are invited to apply.
— Artists must be at least 18 years old.
— Full-time, permanent City of Austin employees are ineligible to apply.

Note: The artist may be asked to participate in a panel discussion about media art.

Special Notes: Full information about UNESCO City of Media Arts at www.austintexas.gov/mediaartscity.

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


2019 Arts in Parks Temporary Art & Activations Program

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (PARKS) are seeking artists to create temporary art installations or social practice activities for selected Seattle parks to activate and engage their surrounding communities.

ARTS and PARKS are looking for artists/artist teams to work with communities who live, work near, or visit the selected parks. The artists will create a site specific temporary artwork or social practice that aligns with the goals of the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. The artist will work with community members who live or work near the specific site to develop their concept, and will work to engage members from historically under-represented communities, including communities of color and immigrant/refugee communities.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive $4,500

Deadline: 10/23/18, 10:59pm Pacific

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to artists living in Washington State who have a documented track record of making art and are interested in creating art in public places. Applicants must be over 18 years old and interested in working collaboratively in public settings

Special Notes:

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


TTU Athletics Dining Facility

Lubbock, Texas

Summary: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific installation(s) to be placed at the Athletic Dining Facility, located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, TX.

Budget: $46,000

Deadline: 10/24/18, 3:00pm Central

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: this call is open to all professional artists

Special Notes:

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Public Art for Colts Neck Road Underpass

Reston, Virginia

Summary:

The Public Art Master Plan for Reston, adopted in December 2008, identifies the underpasses that carry Reston’s path system under major roadways as locations for new artwork commissions.  By partnering artists with Reston’s elementary schools and community organizations these projects seek to create permanent enhancements in public spaces throughout Reston.

Some of Reston’s most wonderful artworks were created by Gonzalo Fonseca in the underpass under North Shore Drive as part of the original development of Lake Anne Village Center. In 2009, Public Art Reston commissioned its first permanent public artwork at the Glade Drive underpass. Mosaic artist Valerie Theberge created a mural and gave mosaic workshops to Hunters Woods Elementary School students who created mosaic pieces that were incorporated into her work at the Glade Drive underpass. Reston’s remaining 24 underpasses, however, have not benefited from such careful design or the integration of artworks. Public Art Reston will support the creation of new permanent artworks in and around the remaining underpasses. The organization will especially support projects that couple artworks by professional artists with artworks by local students.

The Public Art Goals identified for the underpass projects are as follows:

  • Bring distinction to the four concrete walls that frame the entrances to the underpass and line the interior walls.
  • Engage the community — students, their parents and teachers, pedestrians and bicyclists — through direct involvement in the creation of a work of art, guided by a professional artist.
  • Enhance the perception of safety by eliminating graffiti/tagging.

The artist or artist team will be asked to address the spirit of the Hunters Woods Neighborhood; respond to the cultural diversity of the community; and develop an artwork that identifies the underpass as a civic facility within the fabric of the surrounding neighborhood.  Through workshops with students, the artist will introduce creative skills, thereby providing them with tools to articulate their ideas and observations and the confidence to transform their physical environment.

Budget: $110,000

Deadline: 10/26/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to established professional artists living in the Mid-Atlantic region. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age

Special Notes: Please contact Anne Delaney, Executive Director, Public Art Reston via email at annedelaney@publicartreston.org if you have questions about this opportunity. No calls please.

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


City of Chicago Riverwalk East Public Art Design Project

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) invites professional artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications for a public art design project in response to sites along Riverwalk East, located on the south bank of the Chicago River, between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Through the Riverwalk East Public Art Design Project, artists at the height of their field will develop ambitious, innovative design proposals that activate and enhance this beloved natural amenity and recreation area.

Budget: Finalists will be paid a $10,000 honorarium to develop proposals.

Deadline: 10/26/18, 11:59pm Central

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of completing large-scale, outdoor public art projects, with a preference for those with experience completing large-scale art and infrastructure projects.

Special Notes: Successful public art proposals will navigate site conditions with a bold and creative vision. They will preserve the integrity of the natural environment, and the accessibility and functionality of infrastructure, recreational and pedestrian areas.

Designs will include elements of an appropriate size, scale and orientation to engage viewing from multiple potential vantage points, including the Riverwalk, the river itself, and the street level above. They will be suitably engineered for their intended environment; only durable and resilient media will be considered, though integrated light- and/or sound-based elements are also of interest in some areas.

Successful public art proposals will create a sense of place and contribute to Riverwalk East’s function as an esplanade and destination for city residents and visitors alike.

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


Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Memorial

Loveland, Colorado

Summary:

The City of Loveland seeks an Artist/Artist Team to design, fabricate and install public artwork for the Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park located in the Big Thompson Canyon in Loveland. The park has been closed since September 2013, when a devastating flood scoured away many of the park’s major elements. This park will reopen to the public in September 28, 2018 after 2pm.

Reconstruction has focused on making the park more resilient to future floods, which has dramatically changed the park’s character from a manicured, urban park with irrigated turf to a foothills mountain park with non-irrigated native grasses.

The intention of this public art project is to create a feature that honors the 50+ memorials that were previously on-site but washed away by the flood. The City is open to an artistic interpretation of a memorial and is not expecting the artwork to call out a list of names per se, or provide the opportunity to accumulate additional names over time.

Budget: $55,000

Deadline: 10/26/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to any professional artist/artist team (legally residing in and authorized to work in the United States) with demonstrated experience in creating distinctive public artwork

Special Notes: The Artist/Artist Team will be selected based on their qualifications and application materials. The selected Artist/Artist Team will be paid an hourly rate for design concept development and have the opportunity to identify the most appropriate location for the artwork. The design concept must be:
• Fabricated from durable outdoor material
• Sensitive to the natural character of the park
• Sensitive to the historic significance of the park (i.e. not be mistaken as CCC era)

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Civic Campus Redevelopment

Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Summary: The City of Mountlake Terrace, Washington invites Regional/Pacific Northwest artists to submit Letters of Interest (LOI) or Audio/Video Statements of Interests (VASOI) and Statements of Qualifications (SOQ), along with a resume and project renderings/examples of work from qualified individuals (or teams) interested in working with the Arts Advisory Commission, City Staff, ARC Architects and MacLeod Reckord related to the commissioning of public art.

Budget: The project has an overall inclusive budget of $84,000 up to approximately $90,000 (upper number subject to change depending on future estimated cost of the public gathering space/Town Center Park/Plaza).

Deadline: 10/28/18, 11:59 p.m Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all professional artists or teams of artists residing regionally or within the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Special Notes:

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North Shore Drive Pedestrian Bridge

West Palm Beach, Florida

Summary: The City of West Palm Beach is seeking a public artist and/or artist team to work with project contractors, designers, staff and communities on either the integration of art elements into the railing of the bridge, artistic lighting, and/or the access points (pathways) to the bridge.  The pathways will serve to visually enhance the pedestrian experience. The design will reflect the character of adjacent neighborhoods and the themes of movement, neighborhood history and cultural heritage with a timeless and contemporary aesthetic.

Budget:

Total Project Budget for Artist-Designed elements(s): $95,000.

Conceptual Proposal: $1,500 each for two short-listed finalists

Proposed Project Budget: $92,000

Deadline: 10/29/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all professional artists over 18 who are USA residents with experience in public art projects.

Special Notes:

Selection of the final concept proposal will be based on the project goals and the following criteria:

  • Historic significance. The proposed historic element is historically important, reflects the history of the city or the character of the surrounding neighborhood. OR Cultural significance. The proposed element is culturally significant and reflects the aesthetic and cultural traditions and diversity of the city or the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Visual accessibility. The proposed art/element will be readily visible to the public and meet the location requirements.
  • Quality. The proposed artist is professionally recognized in the medium and the proposed art/element is of quality and enduring value.
  • Appropriateness to site. The proposed art/element is of design, scale and material appropriate scale to the site, and will beautify and enhance the aesthetics of the bridge and/or the entry points to the bridge.
  • Compatibility. The proposed art/element is compatible with the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Public Welfare. The proposed art/element is not detrimental to the public welfare and will not constitute a safety hazard.
  • Maintenance. The proposed art/element will not require extraordinary maintenance and the maintenance plan addresses vandalism, weathering, and the life of the artwork.
  • Artistic Merit in an artist body of work; demonstrated aesthetic excellence of past projects.
  • Innovative and Effective Approaches in creating public artworks, and demonstrated delivery of successful execution and completion of the projects. The artwork design will be a welcoming feature that is unique and original.

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United States Mint Announces Artistic Infusion Program

Summary: Artists who join the Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) work under a task order contract from their own studios across America, providing candidate designs in the form of finished drawings.

Become a part of history… The designs on United States coins and medals are more than simple illustrations on small metal discs: they are expressions of the values, aspirations, and shared heritage of our Nation. They serve as illustrations to the world of the essence and story of America.

Budget: Artists are paid $2,000 to $3,000 per assignment and are awarded a $5,000 bonus if the Secretary of the Treasury selects their design for a coin or medal.

Deadline: October 29, 2018, at 11:59 a.m. (noon) Eastern Time (ET)

How to apply: To be considered, artists must register online at www.usmint.gov/callforartists and submit their application, including images

Eligibility Requirements: To qualify to join the AIP you must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States; you must be willing to accept the Mint’s Terms and Conditions; and you must be an established professional artist

Special Notes: The subject matter of the assignments varies across the programs. For example, some programs require portraits, some require landscapes, and many—as is the case with the Congressional Gold Medal Program—require images emblematic of the honoree’s life and work.

Many times, complex ideas and concepts must be conveyed through the coin and medal designs. Artists are expected to distill a program’s design theme to its essence, representing these complicated subjects on a very small palette.

Whether a particular AIP artist’s work is realistic or stylized, artists typically use a variety of resource or reference materials to translate and interpret the wide-range of subjects and concepts into designs.

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2019 Bonnaroo Call for Artists at Nashville International Airport

Nashville Tennessee

Summary: The Bonnaroo Works Fund in partnership with Arts at the Airport, are seeking proposals for 4 temporary public art work Bonnaroo-themed displays at the Nashville International Airport, in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 11, 2019– January 19, 2020, encompasses 4 skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal.

Budget: The Bonnaroo Works Fund in partnership with Arts at the Airport, are seeking proposals for 4 temporary public art work Bonnaroo-themed displays at the Nashville International Airport, in Nashville, Tennessee. The display, which will be suspended from the ceiling from March 11, 2019– January 19, 2020, encompasses 4 skylights located in the airport concourses on the secure side of the terminal.

Deadline: 10/30/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions listed

Special Notes:

The ideal project will be of highest artistic quality (any media) and should be inspired by the principles of the Bonnaroovian Code. The public art work could communicate the Bonnaroo brand to new and familiar audiences through incorporation of the following project elements:

Creative incorporation of iconic Bonnaroo festival elements. Other examples of iconic elements include the Bonnaroo Arch, Fountain, Fire Tower with Cuckoo Clock, fan atmosphere and the Bonnaroo infinity symbol.

Please note the full Bonnaroo brand logo may not be included Display of 2018 location (Manchester, Tennessee)

Bonnaroovian Code: Prepare Thy Self, Play as a Team, Radiate Positivity, Respect The Farm, Don’t be that Guy/Gal, and Stay True Roo (see website for more info http://www.bonnaroo.com/festival-info#the-code)

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Kearns Library Public Art

Salt Lake City, Utah

Summary: The County plans to contract with an artist or artist team to create unique artworks that will be installed at the new Kearns Library. The artist or artist team selected for this project should have some experience working with community members in the design development process as well as fabrication.

Budget: $117,000

Deadline: 10/31/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams, based in Utah.  Interested artists must demonstrate a proficiency in executing work of similar scope and scale

Special Notes: 2-Stage Process. The Selection Process is designed in two phases.  For the first phase, artists are requested to submit a letter of interest including a brief written statement about how they would approach the project, up to ten images of relevant work, and biographical information. For the second phase finalists will be invited, with expense compensation, to travel to Salt Lake City to meet with the Selection Committee. They will have an opportunity to ask more detailed questions of the committee and will be asked their initial observations and response to the site.

See full RFP Document at the following link: https://slco.org/contracts/suppliers/

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New Daybreak Library Public Art

South Jordan, Utah

Summary: The County plans to contract with an artist or artist teams to create a unique exterior sculptural artwork that will be installed at the new Daybreak Library.

Budget: $130,000

Deadline: 10/31/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams. Interested artists must demonstrate a proficiency in executing work of similar scope and scale.

Special Notes: 2-Stage Process. The Selection Process is designed in two phases.  For the first phase, artists are requested to submit a letter of interest including a brief written statement about how they would approach the project, up to ten images of relevant work, and biographical information. For the second phase finalists will be invited, with expense compensation, to travel to Salt Lake City to meet with the Selection Committee. They will have an opportunity to ask more detailed questions of the committee and will be asked their initial observations and response to the site.

See full RFP Document at the following link: https://slco.org/contracts/current-bids/

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