Call for Artists: June 1 Deadlines

Today we announce 8 call for artists all with June 1, 2022 deadlines. These calls vary widely in scope and offer an opportunity for sculptors at various stages in their careers. Note that at least one of these calls requires a concept with submission while others do not.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in May at our previous call for artists.

Napa Lighted Art Festival 2023

Napa, California

Summary: Both artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured at the Napa Lighted Art Festival. For 2023, approximately 15 installations are being sought. The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium

Budget: Installations receive stipend between $2,000-$4,500

Deadline: 6/1/22, 11:59 p.m Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: We encourage artists and designers from all disciplines to submit and be part of the festival.

Special Notes: The technical lighting expenses are considered a separate expense that the Festival will pay for in order to display the artwork. Any costs for installing sculptures or physical artwork need to be included in the artist budget for production costs.

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RFQ Placentia Gateway Sculpture Project

Placentia, California

Summary: The City of Placentia seeks Southern California-based artists or artist teams to create and install a large-scale three-dimensional Gateway Monument comprised of one or more sculptures, for the Southbound on and off-ramps from Orangethorpe Avenue onto the SR-57 in Placentia California. The maximum dimensions for the artwork are 20’ x 20’ x 20’.

Budget: $400,000

Deadline: 6/1/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to artists residing in Southern California identified as Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Counties, working in any site appropriate media, and who have prior experience working on projects of this budget and scale.

Special Notes: Applications are asked to review Caltrans Transportation Art Guidelines before beginning their application: CLICK HERE

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RFQ Request for Qualifications- Civic Art – Central Park

Santa Clarita, California

Summary: The City of Santa Clarita (City) is seeking an artwork to be permanently located at Santa Clarita’s Central Park. The City intends to select one artist or team of artists to design and fabricate an original, site-specific sculpture for a paved pedestrian circular plaza for Central Park’s new buildout.

Budget: $85,000

Deadline: 6/1/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: rtists 18 years of age or older are invited to submit an individual or collaborative artist application. Artist must have a US mailing address for payment to be mailed to and must fill out a W-9. Artists are required to have completed at least one sculptural public art project with a minimum $30,000 budget.

Special Notes: For full project details visit

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Enlighten Peekskill

Hudson Valley, New York

Summary: Hudson Valley MOCA is soliciting proposals from experienced sculptors (artists, and/or artist/fabricators) to create and produce long-term original light-emitting works to be installed in 7 approved locations along the route from the Peekskill MTA Train Station, along South Water Street, up Central Avenue and South Division Street. The sculptures will serve the utilitarian purpose of illuminating the walkway as well as demonstrating the use of the arts to improve the quality of life in the community.

Budget: A budget of $30,000 per sculpture is available through project grant funding, plus an additional $5,000 artist’s stipend.

Deadline: 6/1/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Experienced sculptors and/or artist fabricators. Public art experience preferred.

Special Notes: A total of seven projects will be awarded. An artist can apply for up to three locations.

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Twiggs Circle: History of Augusta’s Black Medical Community

Augusta, Georgia

Summary: The Greater Augusta Arts Council is requesting proposals from qualified sculptors or artist teams to create a unique, durable, low-maintenance, meaningful, and beautiful sculpture to be placed in the center of the fully landscaped Twiggs Circle traffic roundabout. The sculpture is intended to last for 50 years minimum in good condition, and to incorporate and interpret the theme of the History of Augusta’s Black Medical Community.

Budget: $15,000

Deadline: 6/1/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The request for proposals is open to all professional sculptors and artist teams residing in the Southeast region of the United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee).

Special Notes: Every artist who applies for this call is strongly encouraged to research the history of Augusta’s Black Medical Community. Artists may apply up to 5 times with separate proposals. Please do not submit different concept proposals in one application. Each application must be for one, individual design.

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Historic Elgin, Texas Art Exhibit

Elgin, Texas

Summary: Artists are invited to participate in the Historic Elgin, Texas Art Exhibit. The Clever Tiger Gallery is currently seeking applications for original art of a size, weight, and material suited to an indoor gallery setting. Selected works will demonstrate the connections between art and Elgin, Texas. The artworks, to be selected by gallery owners and approved by the Elgin Sesquicentennial ( birthday) 150th Committee, will be on display at the Clever Tiger Art Gallery for the month of August, 2022.

Budget: The offering of the artwork for sale is encouraged. The artist will pay a commission equal to 25% of the gross purchase price to the The Clever Tiger upon completion of the sale.

Deadline: 6/1/22, 5pm

How to apply: mail or email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Any artist 18 years of age or older is eligible to enter.

Special Notes: Artwork will be on display the month of August 2022 at The Clever Tiger Art Gallery in historic downtown, Elgin Texas.

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HL Airport Restroom Renovation Project: Terminal A-West


Summary: The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announce a competition to commission artwork for an interior restroom located in Terminal A-West in the International Terminal. The purpose of this public art commission is to create a dynamic and memorable entrance that will enliven the restroom and concourse.

Budget: $130,000

Deadline: 6/1/22

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to artists and artist teams from the Greater Philadelphia region who reside in the following 11 counties-Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, New Castle, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem. The City of Philadelphia reserves the right to determine additional artist eligibility requirements.

Special Notes: Therefore, the new restroom design will feature a prominent entryway wall with an uninterrupted “canvas” for ceramic, glass tiles, or other highly durable 2-dimensional materials. It is encouraged to include a portion of the entryway floor as part of the commission using highly durable 2-dimensional materials suitable and safe for travelers and PHL staff to walk on and navigate with luggage or work and cleaning equipment.

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Public Art Overpass Project

Ridgefield, Washington

Summary: The City of Ridgefield supports the placement of public art in the community to contribute to a more livable, unique and visually stimulating environment. The City has an established Arts Quarter that includes the historic downtown area referred to as “the art and soul of Ridgefield.” Downtown is bordered by and overlooks Lake River, with the 5,300 acre Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on the other side. An overpass bridge connects the downtown area to the Lake River waterfront. In 2020, the City made the decision to place screens and artwork on two overpass bridges as a public art project. One bridge is located across the freeway at the Ridgefield exit on I-5. The second overpass bridge connects the historic downtown area to the waterfront. The project includes the same or similar artwork for both bridges. In 2022, the City Council approved the project

Budget: $75,000 budget for the project

Deadline: 6/01/2022

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: This Request for Qualifications is open to professional artists or teams nationwide with experience in the design, fabrication and installation of public art. Northwest artists are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Interviews may or may not be requested. If requested, interviews may be virtual for artists who are not local to the area.

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