10 Call for Artists This Week

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Happy May! We start the first full week of May with 10 additional call for artists. These opportunities for sculptors range in commission size up to $500,000.

Artists will have opportunities to apply for a variety of calls from East to West. Be sure to read through them all and send in those applications!

2019 Design Consultant List

Fort Collins, Colorado

Summary: The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Art in Public Places Program (APP) is seeking submissions to create the list of approved artists who can work as Design Consultants for City of Fort Collins capital projects

Design Consultants selected will work with a project team, architects, engineers and managers to designate opportunities for art within the project or withing a separate art budget. This approach requires good collaboration skills, creativity, flexibility, and an open mind.

Budget: The Design Consultant will be paid a fee of $50 an hour for the design phase and could be commissioned to create a piece of artwork for the site.

Deadline: 5/6/19, 5pm Mountain

How to apply:

Applications may be emailed to: purchasing@fcgov.com
Type “APP Design Consultant List” in the subject line, and request an acknowledgement email

OR hand-deliver to:
APP Design Consultant List
City of Fort Collins Purchasing Division
215 N. Mason
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Eligibility Requirements: open to artists within a 250-mile radius from the city of Fort Collins.

Special Notes: The APP program will use this list of artists for approximately 2 years.

Acceptance onto this list will not eclude the artist from submitting and being selected for other City of Fort Collin’s APP Projects.

For more information, click here then click the “Download the RFQ” button


Glendale Park Public Art Project

Salt Lake City, Utah

Summary: Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands, in collaboration with the Arts Council, is pleased to provide an opportunity for artists and artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the Glendale Park public art project.

This project will allow the opportunity for the artist or artist-led team to collaborate and consult with the contracted landscape architecture consultant to integrate artwork and concepts into the overall renovations of the park.

The park is a central community location for residents from the Glendale, Poplar Grove, and Rose Park neighborhoods and is also easily accessible from the regional trail on the Jordan River. Upcoming improvements, which will be implemented and completed by the summer of 2020, will create a space for recreational and social events in these neighborhoods.

Budget: $188,500

Deadline: May 9, 2019 by 11:59pm MDT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams based in the United State. Artists residing in Utah are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The final artwork should encourage an element of interactivity, be reflective of Glendale and contribute to community identity and pride, and consider incorporating an element of surprise.

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


Centerpiece Artwork for Merschel Park

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Summary: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist to design and create a permanent centerpiece artwork for Merschel Park in downtown Winston-Salem.

The park is named after Wanda Merschel (1950- ), a Winston-Salem City Council Member from 1997-2013. Always a consensus builder, Merschel struck a balance between citizen services and capital investments to help revitalize downtown Winston-Salem and ensure the city’s future prosperity.

As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated career in finance and politics, Merschel has continuously been a strong advocate for women. “I have been fortunate to learn from women in all walks of life who taught me that calmness, patience, and serenity will always yield a better outcome.” It is her hope that this namesake park will be a place where people can reflect on the inspiring roles and qualities that women have brought to public service.

Budget: $225,000, plus Finalist Honorarium: $1,500 + travel stipend

Deadline: 5/10/19

How to apply: via Dropbox (preferred), mail or hand-delivery. (Please see the full RFQ for details)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to US artists at least 18 years old

Special Notes:

• The proposed artwork will be the centerpiece of Merschel Park. The Public Art Commission is open to sculpture and other types of original, standalone artwork that can serve this purpose.
• Artwork should be scaled appropriately for the space, e.g., a standalone sculpture should be at least 25-30 feet in height.
• Design should make sense in the context of the plaza’s flowing lines and high level of activity in the center of downtown.
• Artwork proposals that use water should be limited to recirculating fountains.

Download the full RFQ here:
http://www.cityofws.org/Portals/0/pdf/planning/pac/rfp-rfq/RFQ_MerschelParkCenterpiece_20180312.pdf


Art in the Park Project

The Village of Spring Lake, MI

Summary: The Village of Spring Lake is looking to bring art to life in our community along our Lakeside Trail, a linear park that serves as a multi-user trail connecting Spring Lake with our neighboring communities.

With the help of local property owners and artists we plan to install murals on unexpected, yet obvious canvases—the backs of two of our Village businesses! We would like the painting to begin in spring 2019.

Budget: $26,000

Deadline: 5/10/19

How to apply: Online

Eligibility Requirements: All artists or artist teams from the Tri-Cities area are encouraged to apply. Artists from outside areas will be considered but the preference is that the artists be local.

Special Notes: While this call specifies painting, they also say “The trail also provides for a natural progression of this concept along the backs other business that face it, as well as plentiful areas where we would like to pursue alternate mediums, such as sculpture in the near future.”

Click here to read more about this call for artists


Linden Street Renovation Project

Fort Collins, Colorado

Summary: The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Art in Public Places Program is seeking submissions to select an artist/artist team to design art concepts for the Linden Street Renovation Project.

The artists/teams will work with the project team to develop concepts for site-specific art to be placed at this site. The City hopes to create a world-class experience that honors the historic significance of Linden Street but also creates a modern sense of place that complements other recently completed improvements in the area.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 5/13/19, 5pm Mountain

How to apply:

Applications may be emailed to: purchasing@fcgov.com
Type “APP Linden Street Renovation Project” in the subject line, and request an acknowledgement email

OR hand-deliver to:
APP Linden Street Renovation Project
City of Fort Collins Purchasing Division
215 N. Mason
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Eligibility Requirements: open to professional artists legally residing in and authorized to work in the US.

For more information, click here then click the “Download the RFQ” button


Montgomery Interchange Project Aesthetic Enhancements

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summary: The New Mexico Department of Transportation is seeking an artist or artist team to advise and provide specific recommendations to the design team on the aesthetic treatment of the I-25 and Montgomery Interchange to be reconstructed in Albuquerque, NM.

Surfaces to be addressed may include bridge abutments, railings, project retaining walls, and pedestrian fencing as defined by the design team.

Budget: $500,000

Deadline: 5/10/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Interested applicants must be New Mexico residents at the time of the submittal and during the aesthetic treatment development.

Special Notes: An honorarium of $500 will be paid to each participating semi-finalist who must appear in person to meet with the LSC.

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


Oldsmar Downtown Public Art

Oldsmar, Florida

Summary: The City of Oldsmar is requesting artists, architects and design professionals to submit qualifications for creating and installing a permanent exterior public art feature in the downtown area along the corridors of State Street and St. Petersburg Drive.

The public art feature is intended to capture and reflect the identity of the City. Community is the beating heart of Oldsmar and the selected art piece should be iconic and represent Oldsmar’s uniqueness, and have an interactive component with the pedestrian environment.

The City of Oldsmar is seeking artists or artist teams with experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of public artworks. Artists are asked to submit their qualifications.

Budget: $38,000

Deadline: May 10, 2019

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a nationwide call which is also open to all qualified local artists/teams to submit qualifications

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


Alexandria Art Purchase Awards 3

Alexandria, VA

Summary: The City of Alexandria is purchasing original art to add to the City’s art collection and to display in City-owned buildings. 

The Alexandria Art Purchase Awards will total eight calls with each call purchasing up to $4000 in artwork.  For this third call, the artwork submitted should focus on one of three overarching themes:

  • “Time and Place”
  • “Neighborhoods and Gathering Places”
  • “Natural and Urban Systems”   

Budget: each call purchasing up to $4000 in artwork

Deadline: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11:59 PM, MDT

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Artists, art galleries, and art consultants working or residing in Alexandria and the Washington, DC area are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Please submit questions via email c/o ALEXANDRIA ART PURCHASE AWARDS to Matthew Harwood, Public Art Manager, City of Alexandria, at matthew.harwood@alexandriava.gov.

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


City Hall Project

Las Cruces, NM

Summary: The City Art Board seeks an artist or artist team to create a site-specific indoor project to be designed for the central pillar in the lobby of Las Cruces City Hall.  The commissioned artwork will engage the public and the staff at City Hall and should reflect the architectural setting, the purposes of the building, and the City of Las Cruces.  Finalists will be encouraged to submit vibrant and dynamic designs inspired by our local environment, history and cultures. The City Art Board seeks artwork that is large enough in scale and scope to provide a focal point and to create appreciation of the space.

Budget: $30,000.00

Deadline: 5/12/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility for qualification is open to all artists or art teams working in the United State S

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


Love Field Airport Gateway

Dallas, Texas

Summary: The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs working in partnership with the Dallas Airport System and the Dallas Water Utilities Department requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the entrance to Dallas Love Field at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Herb Kelleher Way.

Budget: $500,000

Deadline: 5/13/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists who have completed a public art installation of similar size and scope are eligible to apply except for:

·         artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program.

·         Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art Committee or Arts and Culture Advisory Commission, or any consultants under contract for any phase of these projects are ineligible.

·         The City of Dallas Cultural Policy does not accept qualifications from undergraduate students for Public Art projects.

Special Notes: The Love Field Airport Gateway Project will address the following goals:

  • Create a highly visible artwork at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Herb Kelleher Way to identify the entrance to Love Field.
  •  Artwork should reflect the current airport aesthetic and welcome visitors to the airport.
  • Focus on themes that support the history, legacy and purpose of the airport and its surrounding communities.
  • Use Public Art to enhance the identity of the Airport;
  •  Contribute to the public’s positive experience of the airport;
  • Showcase Public Art to express the vibrant culture of Dallas.

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

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