Call for Artists to Close Out June & Kick Off July

Close Out June and Jump Start July with these Call for Artists

Sculptors have even more opportunities with 3 additional RFQs for June 2018 and 18 projects with July deadlines!

There are still a few sculpture opportunities with late June deadlines that we reported earlier. Please click to review those calls, scroll to the bottom as call for entries are listed chronologically.

Main and Mill Public Art

Lewisville, Texas

Summary: The City of Lewisville has released a Request for Qualifications for artists who wish to work on a public art project as part of the Main & Mill Corridor beautification and enhancement project.

The selection panel seeks a unique, one-of-a-kind art project that is appropriate for Old Town Lewisville and for the diverse community that will experience it. Considerations should include the historical nature of Lewisville and the community’s deep connection to a thriving outdoor environment. The City is interested in artists who can demonstrate experience using public art to tell a story relevant to the community.

The art project will consist of four uniquely designed benches, of a material and concept determined by the artist and approved by the Arts Advisory Board. These benches will replace three black decorative benches currently in the corridor plan and add a fourth bench in an area currently shown as a landscape bed. Dimensions of the benches currently in the plan are eight feet long, 28 inches deep, and 32 inches high.

Two of the benches (#2 and #4) will be eight feet long and no more than 28 inches deep. Height can vary from the current project specs at discretion of the artist but should be sufficient for the finished piece to serve as a stable seating area.

Two of the benches (#1 and #3) will use the same dimensions except for the length, which shall be extended to 10 feet in order to add a bicycle accommodation (such as a bike rack) that is integrated with and compatible with the rest of the bench.

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 6/29/18

How to apply: via CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open internationally to all artists, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical handicap. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Emerging artists are welcome to apply for this commission.

Special Notes: Specific goals and parameters have been established for this public art project with the intent of creating a unique and inspiring work of art for those who visit historic Old Town Lewisville.

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Scovill Sculpture Park

Decatur, Illinois

Summary: Sculpture Garden of Decatur, IL is currently accepting submissions for an outdoor sculpture exhibition for 2018.

Sculpture Garden of Decatur is a juried, outdoor exhibition space offering local, regional, national and international sculptor’s opportunities to showcase and sell their creations, while enhancing the cultural environment of Decatur and providing opportunities to educate the public. Our goal for 2018 Sculpture Garden of Decatur is for 10 sculptures to be installed in August of 2018, for a three-year cycle.

Budget: The Honorarium for accepted works is $3,000 dollars payable $2,000 on delivery and $1000 at pickup of the sculpture. There will be an additional $2,500 People’s Choice Award that is given to one artist in September 2018.

Deadline: 6/29/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: insert

Special Notes: $20.00 fee to submit application for this call

The sculpture must be for sale and the artist must price the work. Sculpture Garden of Decatur through Decatur Parks Foundation would receive a commission of 20% of the sales price for any sculpture sold during the exhibition.

Artist’s reception with donors will take place on Saturday evening, August 18, 2018.

For up to 3 hours that evening, the artist is expected to describe their sculpture to the public during the opening event

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Call for Public Art on STEAM

The University of West Florida

Summary: The University of West Florida announces an international call for permanent public sculptures that celebrate some aspect of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).

Budget: Total Funding: $500,000 for up to six installations.

Deadline: All responses must be submitted to no later than 11:59 p.m CST June 30, 2018

How to apply: via email

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to professional artists or artistic teams that have a strong exhibition record and an interest in working between disciplines. Artists must show evidence of completion of a project with a similar budget, scale, and scope.

Special Notes: Artwork goals: The university is increasingly foregrounding interaction between colleges/disciplines, and the commissioned sculptures will be a visual component of these initiatives. General objectives of the project are: to highlight the potential for collaboration across disciplines; to visually (or otherwise) link the science and art buildings on campus (across the road from one another); and to stimulate thinking on transdisciplinary work.

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Palisade Art Vision

Palisade, Colorado

Summary: Palisade Art Vision was formed in 2015 and envisioned an outdoor sculpture program to promote a visible aesthetic voice of the town of Palisade. The first installation was in 2016.

PAV will be filling 5 spots in 2018.

Budget: $500 stipend to artists for the loan of their pieces for one year

Deadline: July 6, 2018

How to apply: paper or electronic

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: While the application does include specifications, the Committee is considering additional locations and pedestal sizes for 2018. We encourage you to submit, even if pieces do not meet the exact specifications described. Submissions should be mailed or emailed with images of proposed pieces.

For questions or additional information contact Juliann Adams, Chamber Director at, 970-464-7458, or Tim Wedel PAV Committee Chair at, 970-464-7795.

Art on High

Columbus, Ohio

Summary: The City of Columbus, Ohio is seeking an artist or artist team for the design, fabrication, and installation of a permanent work(s) of public art on High Street between Goodale Street and 9th Avenue. The artist(s) selected for the commission will conceptualize and develop appropriate designs for proposed project elements.

Budget: $420,000 (all inclusive)

Deadline: 7/9/18

How to apply: via CodaWorx

Eligibility Requirements: Professional visual artists who are at least 18 years of age who have successfully completed a commissioned work of at least 10% of the art budget proposed.

Special Notes:

10 potential locations have been identified.

Artwork must not conflict with street signs, etc, block sight lines, interfere with access to items such as bus stops or parking meters, should not narrow or restrict pedetrian through zones and must, if hanging, be at least 8.5 feet above the sidewalk or 13.5 feet above the pavement.

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Heaven and Earth X: Flourish

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Carkeek Park Advisory Council (CPAC) and Seattle Parks and Recreation invite proposals for placement of up to eight temporary outdoor artworks in Carkeek Park, an approximately 190-acre urban forest located in NW Seattle, from August 20-October 21st, 2018

Budget: $1,000 (Artists and artist teams will be offered an honorarium of $1,000: $500 upon successful installation of accepted projects, and another $500 upon successful de-installation of projects).

Deadline: midnight, July 11, 2018

How to apply: Online here.

Eligibility Requirements: The Call is open to artists of all mediums, established or emerging. All work should have a minimal impact on the park and eventually leave “no trace” following removal.

Special Notes: They do not currently offer a way to save partially completed submissions on their online form so prepare all of your application materials before you begin to fill out form.

The theme for the 2018 Heaven & Earth installation is FLOURISH:

Imagine – what would it take for our world to flourish without conflict and destruction? What would a flourishing world and environment look like? What does it look like to nurture the environment, our communities, and the result? A flourishing community sounds like each individual contributes encouraging a thriving bountiful rich existence to the larger whole.

Sites can be located at this link:

Arists are encouraged to be site specific with submission.

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2019-2020 Art for Awhile Sculpture Program

Broomfield, Colorado

Summary: The Broomfield Public Art Committee seeks artists to participate in the 2019-2020 Art for Awhile Sculpture Program. Up to nine pieces will be selected for installation at three landmark locations throughout the community. Maximum weight must not exceed 1,000 pounds

Budget: $1,000 honorarium

Deadline: midnight (Mountain Time) July 13, 22018

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes:

A W-9 is required for payment. The Public Art Committee will retain a 20% commission on sculptures sold to support the public art program. Plaques will be provided for each piece which lists the artist name, sculpture title and price for purchase.

Although the purchase of an art on loan sculpture is not guaranteed, the Public Art Committee is committed to expanding the permanent collection. The Art for Awhile program is used as a resource for potential purchases. Eleven sculptures from the art on loan program have been purchased to date.

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Canyon Country Public Art Project

Santa Clarita, California

Summary: The City of Santa Clarita (City) is accepting applications from artists or teams of artists who would like to be considered for a permanent sculpture or installation artwork for a local community park. The overarching theme for this call is ‘reflection’ as in meditative, contemplative, and the calm that comes with being in nature.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 7/13/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists 18 years of age or older are invited to submit proposals individually or collaboratively

Special Notes: The first step in this Civic Art process is to submit the requested application materials. From these submissions the Artist Selection Committee (Committee) will choose five finalists to present their proposed artwork. The proposed artwork should be original, site-specific in its design, complementary to the overall context of the surrounding area, and made with durable, low maintenance material that will withstand the hot weather and other elements of Santa Clarita. Each finalist will receive a $200 honorarium to support the proposal creation. From the five finalists, one artist will be selected for the installment and execution of their artwork. Deadline for requested application material is July 13, 2018.

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Art in Public Buildings RFQ: Sheridan College Technical Education Center

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Summary: Sheridan College in north-central Wyoming is currently building a new Technical Education Center. Through the State of Wyoming’s Art in Public Buildings program, the college is seeking artwork for both the interior and the exterior of the building.

Budget: $58,500 (Up to $58,500 is available for artwork. This amount may be allocated for multiple artists/artworks for various locations in and around the building.)

Deadline: 7/13/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes:

There is minimal room for small sculpture inside the building. Several hallways and student common areas are available for 2D work. Wall mounted relief sculptures for the interior of the building are of particular interest.

The selection committee is interested in themes and subject matter that reflect the programs housed in the building, and the overall industrial approach to the architecture and design finishes.

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Installation Nation 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary: Installation Nation is a 3 week long exhibition presented by Primary Colours featuring site-specific art installations to be located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. Artists and Artist Teams are invited to submit proposals at no cost. From these proposals Primary Colours will select up to fifteen projects and award them a $1,000 stipend to create their work.

Budget: From these proposals Primary Colours will select up to fifteen projects and award them a $1,000 stipend to create their work.

Deadline: 7/16/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Installation Nation is open to all individual Artists or Artist Teams over the age of 18 residing in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Special Notes: Selected artists MUST be available to install their work during the installation period of October 7 – October 11, 2018. All submitting Artists will be notified of their status on Friday, July 20, 2018 via email.

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3 Calls: New Jersey Transit Lyndhurst Station

City of Lyndhurst, New Jersey

Total Budget for all 3 calls is $200,000

The Lyndhurst Rail Station Construction Project will include the design and construction of new High Level Platforms with a Station Enclosure along the Eastbound tracks as well as a new High Level Platform along the Westbound Tracks. The project will create adequate Accessible parking and an ADA compliant path to and from the new High Level platforms. All improvements will take place near the intersection of the Delafield Avenue. The existing station near Stuyvesant and Court Avenues will not be affected by this project.

Deadline: July 20, 2018 for each separate call for artists.

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Three (3) artists, for each medium, shall be selected to prepare project specific, in person, presentations to the Transit Arts Committee. The presentations shall take place at the NJ TRANSIT Headquarters in Newark, NJ. Each of the three (3) finalists shall receive a stipend in the amount of $1,000.00 to cover costs associated with the preparation of the presentation and travel expenses.

Site details are available here.


Summary: Artwork for the MURALS elements of the station: The brick insets, located at the front of the station building

Budget: $80,000

How to apply: CaFÉ

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Summary: Artwork for the GLAZING elements of the station: Art application to the expansive glass panels located at the station building and / or wind screens along the platforms.

Budget: $55,000

How to apply: CaFÉ

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Summary: Artwork for the RAILINGS elements of the station: Fencing Inserts (Railings) Potential locations include inserts within the railing on the platforms and / or ramps.

Budget: $65,000

How to apply: CaFÉ

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Lansing Michigan Roundabout Sculpture

Lansing, Michigan

Summary: The Arts Council of Greater Lansing and the Capital Region Community Foundation announce a request for qualifications/proposals (RFQP) for a new public art project. The project, a signature sculpture in partnership with the City of Lansing, will be installed in the round-about at the intersection of Washington Square and Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing – one block in front of the State Capitol. We are seeking an innovative sculpture that will reflect the welcoming spirit of Lansing, beyond its status as the capital city.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 11:59pm Eastern Time 7/23/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The RFQP is open on a national level to all professional sculptors, with a preference given to artists who live or work in Ingham, Eaton and/or Clinton County.

Special Notes: A sculpture may not cause vision obstruction for vehicle traffic (approximately 15,000 cars/day.) The sculpture must be created offsite and be no larger than 12 feet high x 12 feet in circumference. The view of the sculpture must be dynamic from 360 degrees, both up close and from a distance. Due to its high visibility and easy public access, the sculpture must be fabricated with no dangerous edges or protrusions, be inaccessible for climbing and have a coating that protects it from graffiti vandalism.

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Fresh Perspectives: Seattle Artwork Purchase

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional artwork and wall hanging sculptures for a competitive purchase for SPU’s Civic Art Collection. Maximum measurements for work is 48 x 48 x 5 inches and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Artwork not conforming to these qualifications may be disqualified. The artwork will enter a rotating portable works collection and objects may need to be moved by one person.

Budget: A total of up to $100,000 for all artworks is available for this direct purchase. The budget ranges from $500 – $5,000 per selected artwork

Deadline: 10:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Tuesday July 24, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to professional artists who are residents of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho and Alaska).

Special Notes: Submitted works must be available for purchase.

Maximum measurements for work is 48 x 48 x 5 inches and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Artwork not conforming to these qualifications may be disqualified. The artwork will enter a rotating portable works collection and objects may need to be moved by one person.

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Kaye Street Water Tank Project

West Palm Beach, FL

Summary: The Art in Public Places Committee (AiPP) is seeking a professional visual artist or artist team to create a site-specific artwork. The project is funded by the AiPP in collaboration with the City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities.

Budget: $35,000

Deadline: 7/25/18

How to apply: via

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists residing in the United States

Special Notes:

Artists are encouraged to make proposals in various mediums, including but not limited to paint, lighting, or some combination.

Due to the irregular surface of the tank’s concrete coating, wraps will not be a feasible medium.

Artist working in different mediums (painting, lighting, combination of the two) are encouraged to apply.

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Sebastopol Library Public Art Project

Sebastopol, California

Summary: The City of Sebastopol Public Arts Committee is seeking proposals from California-based artists for the design, fabrication, and installation of permanent, durable, and low-maintenance original public art suitable for placement on or in front of an exterior wall at the Sebastopol Regional Library, located at 7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, California.

Budget: $35,000

Deadline: 5:00 pm Pacific Time, 7/31/18

How to apply: by mail or email (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists who are residents of the State of California. Public art experience highly desirable.

Special Notes: There is no set theme or medium

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Museum of National Taipei University of Education

Summary: MoNTUE has launched the 2019 Dreamin’ MoNTUE Project and open to artist in every artistic discipline from all around the world.

Budget: Every selected application would have upper limited NTD 250,000 perform fund, the shortage part would need be pay by the selected artists

Deadline: 7/31/18

How to apply: Information and application available on Google Drive

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be individuals aged 20 years and above and no more than 35 years old by submission deadline, or legally registered groups or legal persons regardless of time of establishment.

Special Notes: The duration of exhibition is one month,

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The Decatur Artway IV

Decatur, Georgia

Summary: The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two year sculpture exhibition.

Budget: Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000

Deadline: 7/31/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: There is a $20 application fee for this call; Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 16 – 21, 2018

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Breck Create

Breckenridge,  Colorado

Summary: Breckenridge Grand Vacations, in partnership with Breckenridge Creative Arts, is issuing a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (hereinafter “RFQ&P”) from individual artists or artist teams to design and implement a monumental figurative sculpture in a site-specific, outdoor location at the base of Peak 8 of the Ten Mile Range in Breckenridge, Colorado. The subject of this commissioned work will be an artistic interpretation of Ullr, the Norse god of snow. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with millions of guests utilizing the area on an annual basis. The location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Breckenridge community.

Budget: $250,000

Deadline: 7/31/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes:

The selection committee is seeking an artistic interpretation relating to Ullr, the Norse god of snow. Artwork should reflect the subject in a representational or figurative form, interpreted in a contemporary and dynamic way. Because of its prominent and spectacular location, which is surrounded by the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the work should explore the subject’s relationship with nature and be integrated with the environment and local landscape.

In Norse mythology, Ullr is the Winter God of the Hunt, Skill, Duel, Snowshoes, the Bow, and the Shield. Ullr enjoyed the cold weather and loved traveling throughout the land, gliding along on his skis or snowshoes. He was, in fact, unbeatable on skis, never losing a race. Some believe the Aurora Borealis is the snow flying off the tail of his skis. In Germanic mythology, Ullr is the main ski god of the 19th and 20th century. His character helped to establish a feeling of common identity among skiing pioneers in Norway and Central Europe, who prayed to him to ensure the earth would be covered with snow, protecting it from winter’s harm. In the United States, ski towns throw parties and parades in his honor. The celebration of Ullr represents a significant tradition for Breckenridge and is a beloved part of the local culture and lore of Summit County, Colorado.

A wide variety of materials for this sculpture will be considered, including cast iron, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, and more. Design elements may include (but are not limited to) free-standing sculpture, interactive objects, integrated or accessory lighting, decorative pavers, aggregate, stained concrete or other ground design elements that will further accentuate the sculpture. Minimum desired height for the final sculpture is 15′ or more from ground (inclusive of the installation base) and viewable from 360 degrees. All proposed work must be designed to withstand an outdoor, unmonitored, high traffic environment that will require minimal maintenance throughout the duration of its lifespan.

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