2 Mid-July Call for Artists

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2 opportunities for sculptors with deadlines tomorrow! We are running behind, so keep an eye out for more news with short deadlines

RFQ: Paddison Memorial Library Artistic Bike Rack

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Summary: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist to design and create an artistic bike rack for the entrance of the newly constructed Paddison Memorial Library in Kernersville, NC.

Kernersville is a growing town of approximately 25,000 located in eastern Forsyth County. Incorporated in 1871, Kernersville is known for its historic downtown as well Körner’s Folly, a historic and eccentric brick home, which is now a museum. Kernersville is associated with the honeybee, which was named North Carolina’s state insect at the urging of a Kernersville resident several decades ago. The town’s Honeybee festival has been an annual event since 1975.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: July 12, 2019, noon EST

How to apply: DropBox

Eligibility Requirements: open to professional artists 18 years of age and older

Special Notes: The artwork’s theme should complement its placement in front of the library.

The proposed artistic bike rack should be functional as a bike rack as well as an eye-catching work of art.

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


Paddison Memorial Library Courtyard Sculpture

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Summary: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist to design and create a permanent sculpture for the newly constructed Paddison Memorial Library in Kernersville, NC.

Budget: $48,000

Deadline: 7/12/19, noon Eastern

How to apply: Dropbox

Eligibility Requirements: professional artists 18 years of age and older

Special Notes: The artwork’s theme will be the honeybee, which is important to the town of Kernersville.

The proposed sculpture will be the centerpiece of the library’s courtyard, a quiet outdoor space that is used for reading and quiet enjoyment. The courtyard is visible from inside the library’s children’s room and its main stacks.

Artwork should be scaled appropriately for the space, which is a triangle measuring approximately 65’ x 98’ x 115’ with two-story walls on two sides.

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