Call for Artists Closing February

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We’re wrapping up February 2019 with 11 opportunities for sculptors. These call for artists include art-on-loan programs, which may result in a sale or commission, competitions for commissions, gallery exhibitions, and possible art management opportunities.

UW Science Initiative Building

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Summary: The committee is interested in work for both the interior and exterior of the building. The committee would like to see artwork that encompasses the theme of education, specifically participatory education and active learning.

Budget: $90,000

Deadline: 2/25/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions noted

Special Notes: The total project budget available for artwork is $90,000. This amount may be allocated for multiple artists/artworks or for various locations. A more specific budget allocation will be determined by the committee after finalists are selected.

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Public Art at the Durham County Main Library

Durham, North Carolina

Summary: The County of Durham, North Carolina, invites qualified artists or artist teams to submit Qualifications for the design, fabricate, and installation of art to enhance the public spaces of the Durham County Main Library.

The project goal is to create artwork inspired by the Durham County Library System’s 120-year journey to twenty-first century technology, resource innovation, and citizen enrichment. Install original work that will artistically promote the new Durham County Main Library as a vibrant, modern learning environment and vital component of the downtown culture.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 2/26/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: No restrictions noted

Special Notes: Candidates should have experience creating public art that fosters a unique sense of place.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.dconc.gov/government/departments-a-e/engineering-and-environmental-services/project-management-division/current-projects/main-library

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Open Call — [IAM] International Art Management

Summary: [ IAM ] International Art Management – owned and operated by Alan Campbell and Paloma Fernandez is an art consulting and pop-up art gallery agency working with businesses, corporations, collectors, non profits, and art enthusiasts to place artwork within their spaces, host pop-up events, support the growth of emerging contemporary artists, and increase patronage of the arts. IAM is based in Los Angeles, CA and Denver, CO and works with artists and clients nationally and internationally.

IAM is looking to source a diverse range of artists (in background and medium) within California, Colorado and surrounding states including: visual artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, textile artists, glass blowers, ceramicists, woodworkers, metal work, printmakers, filmmakers, digital media, street artists etc, for upcoming opportunities and exhibitions. These opportunities and exhibitions range from corporat, business and hotel clients, art enthusiasts and collectors, and independent pop-up art gallery events hosted in Denver, LA, Chicago, throughout the United States, and Internationally.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 2/26/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: there is a $25 entry fee for this opportunity for sculptors and other artists

Artist allows for IAM to share their portfolio with clients for potential opportunities.

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Landmark Sculpture – 10th Street and US 41 Roundabout

Sarasota, Florida

Summary: The City of Sarasota, Florida is sponsoring an outdoor landmark sculpture for placement within a future roadway roundabout at the intersection of 10th Street and US 41 in a downtown location. This project is related to a public art initiative that is focused on acquiring public works of art that will be permanently displayed in numerous roundabouts that will be constructed during the next decade.

Budget: $150,000.00

Deadline: 2/28/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists who have successfully completed projects of similar scale and budget.

Special Notes: The first step of this design competition will be the review of application materials with the intent of identifying three artwork proposals most favored by the City’s Public Art Committee.  Following this initial selection process, three artists who are selected as finalists will be invited to present their proposals in person to the Public Art Committee (finalists will be paid $1,000 honorariums to present their proposals in person and must include a site specific maquette and/or other visual depictions of the proposed artwork).

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Landmark Sculpture – 14th Street and US 41 Roundabout

Sarasota, Florida

Summary: The City of Sarasota, Florida is sponsoring an outdoor landmark sculpture for placement within a future roadway roundabout at the intersection of 14th Street and US 41 near a downtown location. This project is related to a public art initiative that is focused on acquiring public works of art that will be permanently displayed in numerous roundabouts that will be constructed during the next decade.  The City intends to construct approximately 16 new roundabouts by 2025 which will incorporate public artwork in the center islands.

Budget: $150,000.00

Deadline: 2/28/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists who have successfully completed projects of similar scale and budget.

Special Notes: The first step of this design competition will be the review of application materials with the intent of identifying three artwork proposals most favored by the City’s Public Art Committee.  Following this initial selection process, three artists who are selected as finalists will be invited to present their proposals in person to the Public Art Committee (finalists will be paid $1,000 honorariums to present their proposals in person and must include a site specific maquette and/or other visual depictions of the proposed artwork).

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Kokomo Sculpture Walk 2019-2021

Kokomo, Indiana

Summary: The City of Kokomo invites you to participate in the 2019-2021 juried, on-loan, outdoor Sculpture Walk exhibit in downtown Kokomo, Indiana.
Kokomo Indiana is located in north central Indiana just 45 minutes from Indianapolis with a vibrant and growing arts movement.  Sculptures will be installed and on display along Kokomo’s beautiful downtown trails and waterways from April 2019 through March 2021

Budget: 8 Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000 per piece

Deadline: 2/28/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call for artists

Special Notes: Only completed artwork will be considered.  Artists must own the rights to the artwork, which must be available for the duration of the two-year exhibition period.  Artwork must be ready to set on 8’ x 8’ cement pads.

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Breck Create

Breckenridge, Colorado

Summary: Breckenridge Creative Arts is issuing a Request for Qualifications and Proposals (hereinafter “RFQ&P”) from individual artists or artist teams to design and implement an original, mediumscale public artwork using the theme of “snowboarding” to be installed on yet-to-be-determined outdoor site in Breckenridge, Colorado. Up to three artists will be selected as semifinalists to develop and present design proposals. Each will receive a $750 stipend.

Artwork should reflect the subject in a representational or medium-scale form, interpreted in a contemporary and dynamic way. Selection Committee is seeking work that reflects the color, movement, and energy of snowboarding culture. Traditional representational figurative bronze sculpture is discouraged.

Budget: $50,000-$100,000, inclusive of all costs associated with the project

Deadline: 2/28/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: International Call for Artists

Special Notes: All artists must have a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated professional visual art experience (not student work) and must have examples of previous experience with large- scale outdoor sculpture or sculptural installation projects.

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Ennis Welcome Center Public Art Competition

Ennis, Texas

Summary: The City of Ennis Texas is accepting qualified proposals from artists for a Public Art installation in the new Ennis Welcome Center. The new center will function as a prominent point of entry and source of the first impression for thousands of visitors  traveling to Ennis to see the unique sights and experiences available nowhere else.

Ennis is seeking a Public Art commission to be installed within the new Welcome Center that · Creates a visual and an emotional connection with all who experience it. · Represents our identity as authentic “Small Town Americana” · Embodies the Ennis “Bluebonnet Spirit of Texas” · Provides insight into the history and legacy of the city ·  Welcomes and inspires the visiting public to explore the city and landscape ·  Recognized nationally as a major public artwork.  

Budget: $75,000-105,000

Deadline: 2/28/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: International call for artists

Special Notes: Ennis recently completed its branding campaign, link to brand video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eQkPIpWMlg&t=48s

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University of Illinois TURNER HALL – Request for Artwork

Urbana, Illinois

Summary: The Art in Architecture (AIA) Program of the University of Illinois, Facilities & Services is pleased to announce a Request for Purchase of Artwork (RFA). Professional artists are invited to submit images of available work to be considered for the permanent original public art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Artists’ work may also be considered for custom or commissioned work. This call seeks art for Turner Hall located at 1102 South Goodwin Ave on the Urbana-Champaign Campus in Urbana, Illinois

Budget: $43,000

Deadline: 2/28/19, 4:00 P.M

How to apply: email: fandsartinarch@mx.uillinois.edu

Eligibility Requirements: This RFA is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work the United States.

Special Notes: Three-dimensional pieces mounted on the ground.
Theme: Provide artwork that will speak to one or more of the following ideas: Innovation, collaboration, interweaving of ideas, interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial and service forward.

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Public Art at Morreene Road Park

Durham, North Carolina

Summary: The City of Durham invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install a signature, permanent piece of public art at Morreene Road Park in Durham, North Carolina. Full proposals are not required at this time; please submit only those materials described in the submission requirements section. The selected artist will work in collaboration with the City of Durham’s Public Art Program administrator, Morreene Road Park Project Manager, and Durham Parks and Recreation Department.

Budget: $3,500

Deadline: 02/28/2019 11:59PM EST

How to apply: Online, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This request for qualifications is open to all individuals or teams age 18 or older who live or work in the Triangle-area as defined by the following counties (Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake) and are eligible to work in the United States. Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Special Notes: Artist(s) are expected to create a work of permanent art inspired by one or all of the following themes: Inclusivity, Diversity, Community, Activism, Creativity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Progress.

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Humans of the Earth: HOTE Gallery “WHAT CLIMATE?!”

Los Angels, California

Summary: The issues of climate change are in no way new, but according to recent news, the speed and sheer magnitude of the impact have been underestimated throughout the last decades. As cities are being erased by wildfires, and islands disappearing due to rising sea levels and storms; new reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the National Climate Assessment sound the alarm on the grim, fast-moving global climate impact.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: February 28, 2019, 11:59 PM PST

How to apply: online

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes: There is a $20 entry fee for this call for artists

All Artwork submitted must be available for sale in order to be included in our exhibition. The Gallery will retain a commission of 50% of the sale price on artwork sold.

Delivery of insured artwork to the Gallery is the responsibility of the artist.

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