17 Call for Artists Posted

Happy New Year Continues for Sculptors

With 17 different call for artists with deadlines through Jan 18, 2019 sculptors will find ample opportunities for their work no matter where they live. Check out some art-on-loan programs as well as public art commissions of various sizes.

There are still a few active Call for Artists in our last post. Click here to see those early January 2019 calls and scroll to the bottom (we do our best to put them in chronological order within each post.)

Art Around the Clock Outdoor Public Art Gallery

Redmond, Oregon

Summary: The mission of the Art Around the Clock program is to regularly introduce original art into the heart of Redmond to create a unique sense of place and enhance community identity.

This will be the sixth round of a successful program that has brought considerable exposure to participating artists.

Event Dates: 10/8/18 – 1/10/19

Budget: Each artist will be provided a stipend of $750 for the installation of their art. The City of Redmond will underwrite the costs for installation of the art piece on concrete and metal pedestals designed especially for the program.

Deadline: 1/10/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no limitations provided

Special Notes: The art installation will be marketed by the City of Redmond as a product for sale and will be displayed prominently in Redmond. The duration of the installation is for two years.

At the end of the installation period, the community of Redmond will be invited to vote on a “People’s Choice” that will be purchased by RCAPP as part of the City of Redmond’s permanent public art collection

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Maya Angelou Sculpture for Civic Center

San Francisco, CA

Summary: The city and its Arts Commission is seeking a sculptor to design what will likely be an important monument in the city’s Civic Center at the San Francisco Public Library’s main branch.

The structure, which will honor Dr. Maya Angelou, is the result of an ordinance passed by city supervisors in October calling for “at least 30 percent of nonfiction figures depicted in works of art on City-owned property, public building names, and street names (to) be women.” Dr. Angelou, who died in 2014, was not just a famed poet, but was also San Francisco’s first African American female cable car conductor.

Of the 87 public sculptures in San Francisco, only two — one of nurse and social reformer Florence Nightingale and another of Senator Dianne Feinstein — represent nonfictional women. But that will change when the city finds an artist to commission for the Angelou project.

Budget: $180,000

Deadline: 1/11/19, 5pm Pacific

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: open to professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States

Special Notes: Commission will select three finalists, to whom they will pay $2,000 (plus another $1,000 for out-of-town artists) for a design of their Maya Angelou sculpture.

The chosen artist will receive a contract of $180,000, to cover artist fees and expenses related to the “design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation and consultation during installation.” (An additional $20,000 is reserved for the installation itself.)

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Downtown Fremont Public Art (Temporary Installation) – COMMUNITY: SHARING ENERGY

Fremont, California

Summary: The City of Fremont, California is seeking one sculpture to display for a period of two (2) years from May 2019 through May 2021, at its gateway location to Downtown Fremont

The temporary installation is intended to contribute to the vitality of the Downtown by displaying exciting works of art in the Downtown on a two (2) year rotating basis.

The theme of this temporary public art installation for the Downtown is “Community: Sharing Energy and Collaborating.” The City is seeking a sculpture that speaks to community and how sharing energy between people and collaborating can ultimately bring forth change and creation

The artwork must be completed works of art available for installation by May 2019. The two-year exhibition period will run from May 2019 to May 2021

Budget: The artist will be provided a quarterly stipend of $625 for the duration of the two-year exhibition period. The total amount paid to the artist will be $5,000 paid in quarterly installments of $625 throughout the two-year exhibition period.

Deadline: 1/11/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: All submissions must be previously completed artworks. This opportunity is open to professional artists residing in California age 18 and older.

Special Notes: Applications must include photographs of submitted work taken from the front and back viewpoints and must include one image per submission with an adult person standing next to the artwork for scale in addition to an image of the artwork superimposed onto the site.

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Dogwood Arts- Art In Public Places- Sculpture Exhibition

Knoxville, Tennessee

Summary: Calling All Sculptors! Apply for Dogwood Arts’ Art In Public Places Exhibition in Knoxville, Tennessee. Up to 20 large-scale outdoor sculptures will be selected for the 2019-2020 exhibition

Budget: over $8,000 in awards and $40,000 in stipends presented to participating artists.

Deadline: 1/11/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: open to artists 18 years of age or older residing in the United States.

Special Notes: There is a $35.00 entry fee to apply for this exhibition

Sculptors may enter three (3) completed artworks. All works entered must have been created in the last five years and not previously exhibited in AIPP Knoxville.

Art In Public Places is produced by Dogwood Arts, a (501c3) organization that promotes and celebrates the art, culture, and natural beauty of our region. We have a 63-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. Art In Public Places is one of 18 year-round exhibitions and events that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work and play!

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Venice, Italy

Summary: ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with VENICE EVENTS, is selecting all interesting photos, paintings, video art works, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the next event THE BODY LANGUAGE – ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition 2019 that will be held in Venice during the period of Venice Carnival 2019, at the art gallery THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from February 22 to March 22, 2019.

Budget: no details provided

Deadline: January 13, 2019

How to apply: To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/films/performances and pictures of artworks by e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: THE BODY LANGUAGE is organized and curated by Arch. Luca Curci (founder and director of THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, ITSLIQUID GROUP and LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS) in collaboration with Venice Events at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

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City of Loveland: TAAP 3-D (On-Loan Sculpture Program)

Project Head (H3)

Summary: The City of Loveland Art in Public Places Program seeks sculptures to be placed in Downtown Loveland as part of The Art Advocacy Project (TAAP), a one-year sculpture exhibition scheduled from May 2019 until May 2020.

Budget: Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2,000.

Deadline: 1/13/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists of three-dimensional media.

Special Notes: A “People’s Choice” Award of $500 will be held during the outdoor exhibition.

New in 2019:  Applications for temporary artwork specifically designed to morph or transition over the year through exposure to the elements will be accepted.  Safety considerations will be taken into consideration and should be outlined in the application.  Possible media might include fiber, wood, paper, etc.

The City of Loveland will install a recognition plaque indicating the title, medium, artist and contact phone number for purchasing artwork.
All sculptures will be listed on the Art in Public Places webpages and within all TAAP promotional material. 
Artwork may be available for sale. The Loveland Art in Public Places Program will retain a commission of 20% of the purchase value.

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2019 Sculpture Walk Peoria

Peoria, Illinois

Summary: Sculpture Walk Peoria is currently accepting submissions for an outdoor sculpture exhibition in 2019.

Sculpture Walk Peoria is an annual, juried, outdoor exhibit offering local, regional, national, and international sculptors opportunities to showcase and sell their creations, while enhancing the cultural environment of Peoria and providing opportunities to educate the public. All sculptures are to be for sale. In its first 4 years, Sculpture Walk Peoria has sold 9 sculptures.  We anticipate additional sales

Budget: The Honorarium is $2,000 dollars, payable $1,500 on delivery and $500 at pickup of the sculpture. There will be an additional $1,000 People’s Choice Award given to one artist in October 2019.

Deadline: 1/11/19 (Note: in some places the date is given as 1/13, in others it is listed as 1/11. Be safe, not sorry, and apply by the 11th.)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: There is no age restriction on the artwork, but sculpture must appear as new. Jury will give priority to newer sculptures when making the final selections. The artist must bring the sculpture that was selected, no substitutions.

Special Notes: There is a $20 entry fee to apply to this call

Please visit www.sculpturewalkpeoria.org for more information.

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2019 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant

San Francisco, CA

Summary: Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the 2019 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant opportunity for mid-career artists.  The purpose of this grant, established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field and to provide resources for the artist to develop and implement a significant jewelry-related project that she/he would not otherwise have the ability to undertake.

The proposed project should be about jewelry, loosely defined. There must be a specific outcome to the project, and it must be completed within a two-year time frame. Examples could include (but are not limited to) creation of a new body of work; a book, catalog, or other publication; research and development (including travel study); or performance art involving jewelry. A proposed budget must be included as part of the proposal

Budget: The grant recipient will receive a cash grant of $20,000, to be paid over the two years in which the project will be implemented.

Deadline: 1/14/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: The 2019 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant is open to makers between the ages of 35 and 55 at the time of the proposal deadline, and must have an active and ongoing exhibition record.

Special Notes: More information and complete guidelines can be found at www.artjewelryforum.org.

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Roanoke Rising – AIR (Art in Roanoke) in Elmwood Park

Roanoke, Virginia

Summary: The Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) is seeking up to eight artists to exhibit in the fifth AIR: (Art in Roanoke), a temporary sculpture exhibition running May 17 through April 26, 2021.

Budget: Artists chosen to participate will receive a stipend of up to $4,000 per selected artwork.  All stipends are payable in one lump sum upon completion of the installation and receipt of an invoice. In addition, one artist will receive a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

Deadline: 1/14/19 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to experienced artists of freestanding sculpture who are 18+ years of age

Special Notes: The Art Walk includes ten pads surrounded by native plantings.  Each pad is 6’ by 6’ and can hold up to 1,500 lbs. Work cannot be over 15’ tall and 6’ wide. Anchor bolts are required and must be set at least six inches from the edges of the pads. 

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Sculpture For All 2019-2021 Competition & Exhibition

Nacogdoches, TX

Summary: Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting submissions from sculptors for our Sculpture for All Outdoor Competition and Exhibition. Up to ten works will be selected for a ten-month exhibition in the Arboretum, one of the largest azalea gardens in the nation

Budget: A $1000 stipend will be awarded to each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded.

Deadline: 1/14/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States.

Special Notes: There is a $10 entry fee; art must have been created in the last three years,

No work can exceed 15 feet in height or weigh more than 1,000 pounds, due to equipment limitations.

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The 2018 Tech Terrace Public Art Memorial for Rodica Gelca

Lubbock, Texas

Summary: The Tech Terrace Public Art Committee seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific sculpture or installation to be placed within Tech Terrace Park. The scale of this piece is expected to be of a human size that will not dominate the park or the site itself.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 1/15/19 * we are contacting this organization, it may be that this date was reported incorrectly and that the call is already closed. *

How to apply: TBD

Eligibility Requirements: TBD

Special Notes: Texas Tech professor Rodica Gelca was killed in a house fire in March 2018

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2019 Historic Downtown Sheridan Wyoming Juried Sculpture Exhibit

Sheridan, Wyoming

Summary: The City of Sheridan Public Arts Committee (SPAC) invites you to participate in our juried 2019 on-loan, outdoor sculpture exhibit in the historic downtown of Sheridan, Wyoming.

Budget: If your work is accepted, the SPAC will pay a $1,000 honorarium per piece. Sculptures will be on display from April 2019 until April 2020

Deadline: 1/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: In addition to trying to sell the selected pieces, the Sheridan Public Arts committee has made a commitment to purchase several of the on loan sculptures to add to our permanent collection.

Please visit: http://www.sheridanpublicarts.com for more information about our program.

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Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition 2019

Rosemary Beach, Florida

Summary: Artists working in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture are invited to submit an application for the second biennial Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition opening on May 24, 2019, and continuing through February 14, 2020. Submission deadline is January 15, 2019.

The purpose of this sculpture exhibition is to enhance the quality and excellence of Rosemary Beach through complementing its architectural heritage and natural beauty with outdoor sculpture; and, to contribute to the cultural arts environment in our county and surrounding areas.

Budget: Up to 20 sculptures will be chosen for this juried exhibition and a $1,500 honorarium will be awarded to each artist whose sculpture is selected. First and Second Place winning sculptures will be named, with awards of $2,000 and $1,500 respectively.

Deadline: 1/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Experienced sculptors are invited to submit their work for consideration. Artists must have documented experience with the design and construction of outdoor sculpture

Special Notes: There is a $5 entry fee

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2019/2020 Brighton Sculpture Walk Eye for Art-on-Loan Program

Brighton, Colorado

Summary: This Sculpture Project is an Art-on-Loan program created by the City of Brighton Eye for Art (E4A) Committee and approved by the Brighton City Council in 2011. The program affords artists increased public exposure and the opportunity to sell their works.  The Eye for Art Committee hopes the 2019 Art-on-Loan Project at Carmichael Park will continue the success of the program through this outdoor Public Art-on-Loan program, strengthening community identity and enhancing a “sense of place” and community pride for people who live and work in the City of Brighton. 

Budget: The artist honorarium is $500 for each sculpture selected for display. A $1,000 cash award will be awarded to the artist chosen by Brighton citizens as “Brighton’s Choice.”

Deadline: 1/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: All sculptures submitted for consideration must be available for delivery and installation by or before May 1, 2019 and remain on display until April  31, 2020.

Maximum weight not to exceed 1,000 pounds

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Phoenix, Arizona

Summary: The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program is requesting qualifications from experienced professional artists to create a signature work for a new concourse in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal Four.  

The site offers the opportunity for an artist to create a significant, large-scale work suspended or integrated into the ceiling. It will be viewed from multiple perspectives inside and outside the terminal. The concourse design highlights the airport’s unique location in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, providing unobstructed window views of the mountain ranges south of the city. The selected artist(s) will be expected to create works that take advantage of the terminal’s natural light

Budget: The total estimated budget is $1,000,000. This includes all costs related to the project’s design, engineering, fabrication, installation, documentation and administration.

The amount available for design will depend on the scope of services required to fully develop artwork design and construction documents for the site. This could range from $80,000 to $120,000

Deadline: 1/18/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to professional artists with demonstrated experience in integrating large-scale sculptural works into complex architectural and public spaces.

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2019-2020 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition

Boerne, Texas

Summary: Professional Public Artists are invited by the City of Boerne to submit an application to participate in the 2019-2020 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition. This is a National Call for Entry. Art al Fresco is an outdoor or “fresh air” temporary exhibit of public art. Art al Fresco is an “art on loan” program that incorporates a variety of styles and materials. The City will have the option to purchase one or more sculptures at the end of the exhibition.

The City of Boerne, Texas seeks ten (10) monumental/life-size outdoor sculptures for its 2019-2020 Art al Fresco Public Art Competition. The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors for 12 months throughout the city’s historic downtown (The Hill Country Mile), at the Boerne City Campus and along Boerne’s Trail & Parks system.

Budget: The Artist stipend is $1,500 per piece exhibited. There is a $30,000 budget allocated for the purchase of sculpture from the exhibit.

Deadline: 01/17/2019

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national call open to experienced professional public artists in the continental U.S. over the age of 18.

Special Notes:

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Call for ILLINOIS Artists: Truman City College

Chicago, IL

Summary: The McKeon Student Services Building and 349,000-square-foot multi-level parking garage at Truman College adds 1,107 much-needed parking spaces to the small urban campus. The first level of the building is the 75,600 square foot Student Services Center. It houses the offices for the bursar and dean, the registrar, financial aid and student activities. Designed to be sensitive to the surrounding neighborhood, the building is four stories high adjacent to the surrounding residences and seven stories high along the site’s eastern edge. A seven-story sloping glass facade marks the building’s main entrance.

Budget: $66,000

Deadline: 1/18/19, 4:30 PM

How to apply: mail or electronically, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: This public art commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois

Special Notes: At least three artists/teams will be selected from the pool of eligible artists/teams and paid a fee of $1,500.00 each to develop and present site specific proposals.

Artwork Goals
The committee is interested in a statement piece, pieces, or permanent installation for the exterior of the McKeon Student Services Building. They have no preferred theme, media or format. The piece(s) must be durable, safe, and be able to withstand long-term exposure to the extremes of the Illinois climate.

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