Call for Artists: Deadlines thru 10-10-2018 (amended)

Early October Deadlines for these Call for Artists

Earlier today we reported on two call for artists with deadlines today…whew, hopefully someone we know saw them and was excited by the possibility.

Here are 9 more chances for sculpture commissions with deadlines that are looming. Please note that calls require mailed submissions–postmarks do not count as meeting the deadline.

Oct. 2, 2018 update:

In case you were interested in this project but the budget was too small for your work, please note that the Marana Main Street Gateway Public Art Design budget was incorrectly reported.The total budget is $100,000. The $25,000 previously noted is designated as the sculptor’s commission.

Enjoy; Good Luck; and Happy Sculpting!

ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour

Roswell, Georgia


Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, Georgia invites artists to submit proposals of existing outdoor art works for consideration for ArtAround Roswell 2019, a Sculpture Tour; a temporary art installation to be installed at various outdoor sites in the City of Roswell, Georgia. Proposals selected through this call will be considered for exhibition during an 11-month tour from April 13, 2019 – March 1, 2020.

ArtAround Roswell introduces public art to a broad community, promotes appreciation of fine works of art, enhances outdoor spaces and enriches lives. We seek to have a well-balanced and diverse exhibition of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes.

Ten outdoor sculptures will be selected and installed in key locations throughout the city, park system and historical downtown Roswell. Sites may be publicly or privately owned. Photos of current sites and sculptures can be viewed at Final available sites will be determined after 2018 sculpture sales are completed. Appendix A describes the current and potential sites.

Budget: $2500

Deadline: 10/3/18

How to apply: Electronic submissions only. Send all submission documents to

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all professional artists and artist teams. Students enrolled in degree programs are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18 or older.

Special Notes: All sculptures are for sale to the general public unless otherwise stated, but must remain installed for the entirety of the eleven months of the exhibition and tour. A sales commission of 30% will go to the Roswell Arts Fund, the City’s designated arts agency, for all sculptures sold during the tour. Roswell Arts Fund conducts an annual campaign, to promote the purchase of ArtAround Roswell sculptures.

At least one piece will be purchased as a permanent work of art for the City of Roswell by the Roswell Arts Fund. Two sculptures were purchased from our first sculpture tour, and four sculptures were purchased from our second tour. Additionally, two cash awards will be presented to the top two favorite sculptures in the amounts of $500.00 and $250.00 respectively.

Artwork preferred produced within the past four years

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

Exterior Art RFQ- Library of the Future

Olathe, Kansas

Summary: The future Indian Creek Library’s address is 16100 W 135th St., Olathe, KS, which replaces the previous library, opened in 2000.

To replace and enlarge the Indian Creek Library, a 68,000 square foot former Hy-Vee building was purchased and is currently being renovated and renewed, transforming it into a library of the future; a signature community-gathering place that offers opportunities to learn, gather and discover.

The library design will focus on creating a central market place that every citizen can utilize as well as adjacent spaces such as a makerspace, collaborative commons with coffee service, and interior and exterior courtyards. Core library services will also offer materials and programs for children, teen and adult customers.

Building design elements make use of glass, wood, metal, light and water. The library’s interior is open and provides numerous service options with outside space being transformed into a new city park built in conjunction with the building renovation.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 10/4/18

How to apply: by mail or email (Due to the date–consider this an email only submission!)

Eligibility Requirements: The City of Olathe is seeking artists or artist teams with public art experience that demonstrate capability to complete the desired project within the project timeline. This project is open to all professional artists ages 18 and older.

Special Notes: The expected completion date for the project is by August 1, 2019.

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

2018 Northglenn Tunnel Mural Commission

Northglenn, CO

Summary: Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF), in partnership with the City of Northglenn, is conducting an open entry competition to select a qualified muralist or muralist team, from 2-5 finalists, to complete a mural valued at no more than $25,000. The mural will celebrate Northglenn’s 50th Anniversary. The selected mural design will be painted in the pedestrian tunnel under Interstate-25 that links the Northglenn Civic Center to the RTD Wagon Road Park-N-Ride.

Each of the 2-5 finalists will receive a $200 honorarium to help offset their expenses and compensation for time; as well as, a formal presentation to a board/selection committee.

Mural must be completed utilizing only exterior latex; professional grade acrylic and non-enamel spray-paint. Interior latex, basic/student grade acrylic & enamel spray-paint are not acceptable. It is imperative the complete mural must be protected by a sacrificial layer of graffiti guard from Sherwin Williams to ensure that the mural will be preserved for the future in a highly graffiti area.

Please submit five previous murals/public art works, in additional to a concept design of the proposed mural which will be completed in color to display intended color scheme. The theme of the mural is “50 Years of Northglenn”; in your narrative/proposal, please explain your vision for the mural and describe what images you associate with the City of Northglenn and its growth since April 19, 1969.

Budget: $25,000

Deadline: 10/5/18, 5:00pm Mountain Time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: We’re including this even though it is a call for a painted mural as many of our sculptor friends are also talented designers and painters, or work as a team with painters.

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

Westwood Park Public Art Project

Denver, Colorado

Note, we mentioned this call for artists last month, apparently the deadline has either been extended or was incorrect earlier.

Summary: The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for Westwood Park. The park is located at 4951 W. Kentucky Ave in Denver’s Westwood neighborhood.

The Westwood Park art selection panel has recommended a site-specific, unique work of art to be designed, fabricated and installed for the park. A requirement of this project is engaging the community in the creative process through hands-on workshops for youth and residents.

The goal of the artwork is to celebrate the community of Westwood and help instill a sense of pride and ownership in the park through the creation of a timeless and permanent art installation of high artistic merit and quality.

Artist(s) should consider how the artwork will: enhance neighborhood culture; celebrate public space and promote unity and diversity. The specific locations for proposed artworks are to be determined once a short list of semifinalists are selected.

Budget: The budget is approximately $55,000 USD, with a generous portion of the budget granted by The Trust for Public Land. All community engagement meetings and workshops will be held in the Westwood neighborhood.

Deadline: 10/8/18 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to artists or artist teams residing in the state of Colorado.

This project is open to artists residing in Colorado, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability.

  • Artists working in any media are eligible to apply.
  • Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art.
  • Emerging artists, Latino artists, and artists representing under-resourced communities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability are encouraged to apply for this commission. Contact the Denver Public Art office with any questions regarding this designation.

Special Notes: The art selection panel would like to encourage that in addition to commissioning an artwork from a Colorado resident, that the artwork itself is also fabricated in Colorado.

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

Art Beat of Historic Downtown Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Texas

Summary:  In celebration of Art Beat Festival 2018 coming to Bridgeport, Texas in October, we invite you to come be a part of our public and playful one day exhibition and hand made art event. We’re collaborating with artists of all genres to generate awareness of all art forms with an emphasis on visual arts. This creates an avenue for artists and artisan crafters to promote and sell their items while providing hands-on opportunities to children, and our community, to experience art. We will have a free Children’s Area, art demonstrations, public performances and more! This event is sponsored by Greater Wise Arts Association a 501c3 and the City of Bridgeport.

Event Date: Saturday, October 27th, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Budget: This is a juried show. If accepted there is a booth rental fee. The organization does not take a commission on sales.

Deadline: 10/8/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: There is a $5 entry fee for this call.

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

Colony West Hotel Bas Relief Wall Mural

Tamarac, Florida

Summary: The City of Tamarac, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create a bas relief wall mural of significant size and quality to be located in the new Colony West Club House located at 6850 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, Florida. The artwork should reflect the spirit of Tamarac and be impactful.

The mural should be designed to complement the clubhouse interior. The artwork will be attached to a wall size of 30 feet x 10 feet that is situated on the second floor of the clubhouse within the atrium of the banquet space. All mediums will be considered, with preference given to bas relief.

Budget: $45,000

Deadline: October 9, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all professional visual artists or artist team in the United States. Artists/artist teams should have experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm with government agencies.

Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts.

Special Notes: The sculpture will be located on the second floor of the newly constructed clubhouse adjacent to the grand ballroom.

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


Tamarac, Florida

Summary: The City of Tamarac, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create an artwork of significant size and quality to be located on the North side of West Commercial Boulevard approaching the Northbound on ramp of West Commercial Boulevard and the Sawgrass Expressway in Tamarac, Florida. The artwork should reflect the spirit of Tamarac and be impactful to passerby traffic both day and night at this high traffic roadway.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 10/9/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with public agencies and professional engineers.

Special Notes: This call is listed on CaFÉ™ in the same document as the bas relief above but they are two separate calls

The artwork should be durable and require minimal ongoing maintenance. South Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with an intense sun and seasonal heavy rain. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. The sculpture should be designed and constructed in accordance with the Florida Building Code.

The artwork must be self-supporting on an open landscape or hardscape and be large in scale, with no less than 20 feet in height. The orientation of the sculpture must be vertical in the 30 feet by 10 feet designated easement area

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply (be sure to scroll down to the section that begins with “Woodsprings Suites Landmark Sculpture”

RI State Council On the Arts- Garrahy Judicial Complex

Providence, Rhode Island

Summary: Garrahy Judicial Complex is the busiest courthouse in Rhode Island.

Panelists attended 2 site visits in summer 2018 and determined that, without belying the dignity of the court, artwork that is colorful, bright, cheerful and/or soothing would be appropriate.

The Courthouse is used by approximately 3,500 people a day. Family Court deals with matters of divorce, custody and adoption. It was strongly stated that “adoption is the best thing that happens in the building”. District Court focuses on arraignments and legal disputes, and Superior Court hears appeals from the lower courts.

Budget: $220,000

Deadline: 10/9/18, 5:00pm Eastern Time

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: There are 2 potential sites for public art. Artists who are selected as finalists may propose for one or both sites.

The final commissioned work must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act

This Request for Qualifications is the first step in the Garrahy Judicial Complex public art selection process. YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL. This is a Request For Qualifications, (RFQ), not a Request For Proposals, (RFP)

If selected as a finalist, artists will craft detailed proposals including an itemized budget, scale models and renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $2,500. This stipend includes all travel expenses: hotel, transportation, mileage, etc., for both a site visit and the subsequent presentation meeting. Finalists will not be reimbursed separately for travel costs.

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

Marana Main Street Gateway Public Art Design (amended)

Marana, Arizona

Summary: The Town of Marana is looking for a sculpture artist that can greatly add to the culture and aesthetic of Downtown Marana.

If chosen, their artwork would be the feature in the center of the roundabout at the entrance of downtown Marana. The proposed design should include a large metal (or other proposed appropriate durable material) installation to be placed at the center of an automobile roundabout in Marana’s newly designated Downtown District.

As the future location of the Town’s planned Downtown and Main Street area, this public art proposal should feature a modern design in a simultaneous effort to act as a visual centerpiece and gateway for the Town’s Downtown/Main Street area.

Budget: The total budget for the project is $100,000 ($25,000 artist stipend + $75,000 for everything else involved in the creation of the sculpture).

Deadline: Oct. 10, 2018

How to apply: mail (postmark does not count for meeting the deadline, so plan ahead)

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions provided, other than you must provide detail description of past public art projects

Special Notes: Inquiry deadline Oct 3; If you have any questions regarding this proposal, please reach out to Heath Vescovi-Chiordi or Ashley Omelianowich at

The artist will be required to make site visits with the Project Manager to the proposed installation location and to Marana High School on an as-needed basis.

The design should incorporate the following:
  • Be clean and forward-looking in design
  • If possible, refer to aspects of Marana’s heritage and natural environment
  • Be conscious of the surrounding area’s overall vision for downtown Marana
  • Be mindful of sight distances for traffic safety reasons
  • Take advantage of the concentric nature of the roundabout, potentially utilizing a 360
  • degree view
  • Complement the established materials board used for the landscape architecture piece included in the roundabout – See separate Attachment ‘A’ Landscape Materials Board.
  • Take into consideration Downtown Marana Overlay District guidelines – See separate Attachment ‘B’ Marana Overlay District Guidelines
  • Serve as a welcoming presence, acting as a gateway to Downtown Marana/Main Street.

The full Request for Proposal can be viewed at this link:

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