4 Call for Artists Close September

Four varied opportunities for sculptors close out the call for artists for the month of September. Generally these calls are looking for qualifications not actual proposals–except one which is looking for existing work. That means even though this is short notice, it is not an impossible deadline. So get to it!

Civic Art Project Honoring Barbara Jordan

Houston, Texas

Summary: The City of Houston Civic Art Program is commissioning an interpretive monument commemorating the celebrated Houstonian, Barbara Jordan. The monument will be designed and built for the African American Library at the Gregory School.

Budget: The project has an anticipated total budget of up to $235,000 inclusive of all work.

Deadline: Due to the severity of Tropical Storm Imelda, the City of Houston has extended the deadline to Sept. 30th @ 11:59 PM Central Time

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: The RFQ is a national call for artists and Houston artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Open to all artists and artist-teams over 18 years of age residing and working in the United States, unless noted in the call.

Special Notes: The City of Houston is asking artists to interpret this memorial creatively. We will be asking an artist to think about her inspiring life, her talents as an orator, her achievements as a leader, and her commitment to the people of Texas as a way of telling her story to Houston and to the World.

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

Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Public Art Project RFQ

Cambridge, MA

Summary: “The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

The City of Cambridge invites artists to submit qualifications for a $300,000 public art commission to commemorate the passage, in August 1920, of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote and resulted in the largest one-time addition to the American electorate, yet also left most women of color without access to the ballot box.

A successful project will acknowledge the amendment’s complex history, its ongoing work in the shaping of American democracy, and the role of Cambridge women in the women’s suffrage movement.

Massachusetts was at the forefront of the fight for women’s suffrage, with the first National Women’s Rights Convention held in Worcester in 1850. Cambridge women of all backgrounds petitioned, organized, marched, campaigned, and persisted throughout the decades of the movement. Their efforts over three generations were animated by high passions and embedded with paradoxes which have carried forward to this day. The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment did not end the national struggle for full and equitable enfranchisement, due to racist citizenship laws as well as organized disenfranchisement laws and activities, but it was an important step along the way

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: 9/30/19, 5:00pm

How to apply: SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: The City is seeking qualifications from artists with demonstrated public art experience.

Special Notes: Only seeking qualifications at this time

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

Davidson Veterans Monument

Davidson, NC

Summary: The Town of Davidson wishes to commission an artist or small team to create a Veterans’ Monument sculpture and surrounding landscaping.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 9/30/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open competition for professional artists from the southeast and east coast who have experience in producing and installing successful public art pieces.

Special Notes: A detailed budget will be required of artists selected as semi-finalists.

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

Outdoor Sculpture Napa Senior Center

Napa, CA

Summary: The Napa Senior Center recently reopened to the public after 9 months of construction. The updated facility creates an opportunity for a permanent art installation.

Only completed artworks are eligible. Conceptual artwork proposals will not be considered. 

Budget: $15,000

Deadline: 9/30/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be artists currently living or working in CA, OR, NV, CO, WA, AZ, ID or UT. They must be at least 50 years of age to represent the community at location.

Special Notes: Artwork must have a base no larger than 6 feet.  Artwork must be able to be securly anchored down to concrete pad. 

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