Calling All Artists: Is 13 Your Lucky Number?

Here are 13 call for artists around the US for your consideration. Some are art on loan programs, there are straight up commissions, and also some exhibition/sale opportunities

There are still a few active Call for Artists in our last post. Click here to see those calls and scroll to the bottom (we do our best to put them in chronological order within each post.)

Catch the Wind! Windmill Island Gardens 2019

Holland, Michigan

For several years the park has featured changing seasonal garden themes. In 2019, the park aims to build on these themes by featuring new sculptural works in the gardens for 100,000+ visitors to enjoy.

In May of 2019 a sculpture series will be installed at Windmill Island Gardens. The sculptures will be chosen from digitally submitted designs. Selected artists, by contract, will agree to loan their artwork with ownership rights remaining with the artists, for a six month period.

What they are looking for:

Works that interact with the wind (movement, sound, etc.) Artwork must be freestanding and suitable for long-term outdoor public display. The durability of the work will be a major consideration for selection, as will the public safety with no sharp edges or breakable pieces.


$1,000 – Publicly voted Grand Prize

$500 – Committee voted Prize

$500 – Sponsor’s Choice Prize

NEW EXTENDED Deadline: January 26, 2019

How to apply: Send proposals to

Eligibility Requirements: open to artists 18 years+

Special Notes: There is no fee to enter the contest

For questions or additional information contact:

Matt Helmus, Windmill Island Gardens, Development Manager (616) 355-1030,

Click here to read more about this call for artists and details on how to apply

30 Pearl Public Art Phase I

Boulder, Colorado

Summary: Boulder Housing Partners is accepting proposals from Artists or teams of Artists who wish to be considered for permanent art installations at the upcoming 30 Pearl mixed use development at Boulder Junction.

The “30 Pearl” community will consist of 285 homes (120 affordable) at the 4.6-acre site at Boulder Junction, a 160-acre redevelopment area that is being transformed into a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with regional transit connections and public spaces to benefit the greater community. The site will also include commercial and outdoor spaces. The site is centrally located adjacent to Boulder Transit Center/Boulder Junction, the new Google Boulder campus, various shopping centers and residences.

This project is a unique opportunity for the Artist(s) to develop a site specific work, alongside architects and developers that can be weaved in to the planning and development of the community, rather than approaching an already built environment.

Budget: $10,000-$25,000

Deadline: 1/21/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Special Notes:
With this call for proposals Boulder Housing Partners is seeking artists or teams of artists to create an original artwork for two main exterior building facade sites in phase one of development (Site A and Site D) Artists may apply for one or both sites. (Artists may only be selected for one site if applying for both.) Each site has potential for the artist(s) to modify/integrate additional elements of media, technology or designs to the proposed architectural plans, within the City’s form based code pilot program.  These two sites are NOT suitable for stand alone sculptural work.

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“Love in a Steampunk World”

Loveland, Colorado

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As America’s “Sweetheart City,” Loveland, CO is all about love, especially during February.  Despite its importance and profound effects on our lives, the subject of love is often expressed in worn-out cliches.  The Loveland Artist Collective would like to invite people to show love using the Steampunk Voice. Steampunk has its roots in the romantic Victorian age and expresses a desire to move beyond the norms and common culture through futuristic usage of machinery grounded in the technology of the 19th Century. “Love in a Steampunk World” will feature work in the Steampunk genre in response to the idea of love as expressed in the following quotes.

“Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.” –Mignon McLaughlin

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” –Vincent Van Gogh

Artists will be on display at the 4th St. Gallery in downtown Loveland during the month of February.  This exhibit will be promoted and included in the Loveland Sweetheart Festival, 2/8-9. The festival is expected to bring 35,000 visitors along with the normal foot traffic Loveland receives during this important month.



$100 – Best piece without a “gear on it”

$100 – Best functional work

$100 – People’s choice

Deadline: 1/20/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: insert

Special Notes: There is a $30 entry fee

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Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2019

Nacogdoches, Texas

Summary: Annually since 1995, The TEXAS NATIONAL Art Competition and Exhibition has been hosted by the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University (SASU).

Budget: Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

Deadline: 1/20/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists working in the United States.

Special Notes: There is a $35 entry fee

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

2019 Exhibition & Roster Opportunity

Greater Los Angeles, California

Summary: Dab Art will review proposals for 2019 exhibitions at H Gallery. Artists chosen for these group exhibitions will be further evaluated and considered for roster selections. Early applications are encouraged as exhibition considerations will made prior to the deadlines. Nestled between Malibu and Ojai just north of Los Angeles, H Gallery is one of the prevailing art spaces in the greater Los Angeles area, The exhibition spaces include a 2000sq ft gallery that and a 2700 cubic feet hanging installtion area. Dab Art is the exclusive curator for H Gallery. In addition to H Gallery, Visit for complete gallery details. In addition to H Gallery, Dab Art has 2 satellite galleries, curates pop up exhibits and public art features. 

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 1/20/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: ” Visit to find out more about Dab Art & H Gallery. View our Artist Index, current & upcoming exhibitions & installation views. We look forward to seeing your work. “

Special Notes: There is a $35 entry fee. Dab Art retains a 40% commission on all exhibition sales in gallery & online.

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Art, Sip and Stroll 2019

Yountville, California


Yountville is known for its Michelin Star restaurants (French Laundry, Bottega, Bouchon, Bistro Jeanty and many more), and our abundance of tasting rooms, (Hill Family, Hestan, JCB, Hope & Grace, Silver Trident, Jessup Cellars, Stewart) many of which will join us for this day by offering tastings.

Yountville Arts promotes this event heavily with ads in the SF Chronicle as well as rack card distribution throughout the Bay Area and online marketing. It is also a part of the valley wide Arts in April promotions and with full marketing coverage this event has grown in stature and attendance each and every year.

If you are interested in setting up a sales and display booth of your work please consider joining us by submitting your application to be a part of Art, Sip & Stroll 2019 and show off your talent in the charming village like setting of Yountville.

We are open to all mediums; painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and more. If you are selected, the booth fee of $200 includes a 10’ x 10’ peaked festival tent (No Walls), one eight foot table and two chairs. Booths will be located in an outdoor location in central Yountville. The planning committee will assign artists to booth locations.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: 1/21/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Artists are responsible for their own sales and retain 100% of their proceeds.

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Interactive ArtWalk Sculpture

Coral Springs, Florida

Summary: As part of Coral Springs’ dedication to the arts, the Public Art Committee is looking to commission an artist/artist team to create an interactive sculpture for the NW 31st Court ArtWalk. This sculpture should be significant in size and able to hold its own. It must have interactive aspects that involve the spectator. An interactive sculpture is a sculpture that encourages the observer to “walk” in, on and around them or have the spectator become part of the artwork itself. Kinetic sculptures are not welcome. There is a vertical minimum height of ten (10) feet. The artwork should have a dramatic aspect to it. The area provided for the pad is 10 ft. in diameter and plummed for electric. Pad will be raised and sloped on the sides 6 inches and will be ADA accessable.

This Request for Proposals is emphasizing the City of Coral Springs’ desire to commission and purchase an artwork that represents its young, family-oriented community. The artwork should be family oriented, welcoming,  iconic and create photo opportunities for visitors.

Budget: $97,000

Deadline: 1/22/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists must meet the guidelines of the program.

1. Artistic merit of concept.

2. Style and Appropriateness: Artwork should demonstrate that it is compatible in relationship to the landscape and Coral Springs Community.

3. Technical Considerations and Feasibility: Including the artist’s artistic history and experience in completing public art projects within the timeline and budget, as well as the sustainability of the project.

4. Safety and Maintenance: Artwork should be durable, meet the requirements of insurance policies and be resistant to theft and or vandalism. Materials should require minimal periodic maintenance and be readily available if conservation or restoration is necessary. Artwork should meet the Florida Building Code and Hurricane Resistant Requirements.

5. Diversity: Reflects the overall project goal to strive for diversity in style, scale, media and artists working in traditional and contemporary art forms.

Special Notes: There will be two rounds of the selection process for this Call. The Jury will shortlist the top three artists. These artists will be given an honorarium of $1,000. 

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Tuli Mem Park

Woodland, California

Summary: The County of Yolo wishes to expand the public’s experience with the visual arts; to make available artwork of the highest quality to enhance the quality of life and to help create a more visually pleasing and humane environment. The County of Yolo is seeking artists or artist teams with experience in the design, fabrication, and installation of public artworks. Artists are asked to submit their qualifications along with a design proposal to be considered for a public art project to be integrated into Tuli Mem Park in Esparto, CA.

YoloArts, as the Art in Public Places (APP) consultant, is soliciting applicants on behalf of Yolo County for the potential commissioning of the project and is interested in the highest quality artwork that is site-specific and is aligned with the project criteria.

Budget: $52,000

Deadline: 1/23/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The commission is open to artists in the U.S.

Special Notes: There are 3 proposed locations for this commission. See the call for details.

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North Kansas City — Call to Artists

North Kansas City, Missouri

Summary: This “Call to Artists” is seeking Artists wishing to be considered by the Committee for a commissioned unique and site-specific sculpture(s). This will also be a long-term attraction to entice residents, visitors and celebrate the City’s history and heritage. The Tim C. Crummett Family Charitable Fund Projects Committee will direct all activities in the selection process.

Budget: The juror panel selected artist/s will receive an honorarium of up to $75,000 for the commissioned piece(s).

Deadline: 1/25/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artist or artist team residing in the United States with public art project experience that matches the scope of the project and who has successfully managed and completed at least one publicly-funded commission on schedule and on budget

Special Notes: Please include plans for nighttime lighting.

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2019/2021 DeLand Sculpture Walk

DeLand, Florida

Summary: The DeLand Sculpture Walk (DSW) is a collaborative effort with The City of DeLand and the Museum of Art – DeLand, Florida offering established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their sculptures throughout the heart of beautiful downtown DeLand, Florida. The artwork changes biennially, revealing a variety of artistic styles through the use of concrete, aluminum, stainless steel, PVC, bronze, copper and other materials.

Organized and presented by the Museum of Art – DeLand with the support of the City of DeLand, this exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their sculptures throughout the heart of beautiful downtown DeLand, Florida.

Budget: $1500 honorarium

Deadline: January 28, 2019

How to apply: Email for a prospectus.

Eligibility Requirements: All sculptors are invited to participate

Special Notes: the 2019/2021 DeLand Sculpture Walk Exhibition, March 2019 through February 2021

Click here to read more about the Deland Sculpture Walk

2019 Troy, OH Regional Public Art Sculpture

Troy, Ohio

Summary: As part of Troy Main Street’s 2019 Sculptures on the Square three-month long event (running June 13 through September 13, 2019), we are inviting artists to submit letters of interest and qualifications to create site-specific outdoor sculpture artwork.

The Selection Committee is looking for a sculpture that is around 4 feet wide x 4 feet deep x 8 feet tall. If the sculpture being proposed significantly differs from these dimensions, please contact the email identified with this call.

This call is for artwork to be installed outdoors, either on city sidewalks or public green space. The selected artwork will be installed at a featured location in the Sculptures on the Square event and included in marketing materials alongside the approximately 20 Seward Johnson sculptures also a part of this event.

Budget: $2,000

Deadline: 1/28/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to resident American and legal resident artists / artist teams residing and/or working in the Midwest states to include: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. If you reside or work in another state, feel free to email (subject line: SOS Regional Sculpture) for consideration.

Special Notes: The artwork must be family- and community-friendly in design, nature, and content.

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Menagerie- Wild and Wonderful and Duck, Duck, Bear

Washington, North Carolina

Summary: Menagerie- Wild and Wonderful and Duck, Duck, Bear will run simultaneously with the 23rd Annual North Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival. Works based in realism depicting wildlife will be shown as a body titled “Duck, Duck, Bear”, all other works will be exhibited as Menagerie- Wild and Wonderful.  Exhibit sites will include The Contemporary Art Exchange and additional sites where attendees and event participants will congregate throughout the city.

Budget: Prizes with a total cash value totaling $5,000 will be awarded.

Deadline: 1/28/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All artists ages 18 and over are eligible to submit up an original work with the initial entry fee.

Special Notes: Entry fee is $15;
Three dimensional work may not exceed 9 feet in height.  On site assembly for 3D works is not permitted.

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Significant Public Artwork for 36th Street Median

West Palm Beach, Florida

Summary: The City of West Palm Beach seeks an artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install two original, site-responsive artworks for the east and west entry points to the NorthwoodHills Historic District neighborhood.  The location for the works will be installed within the median located on 36th Street between Windsor Avenue and Greenwood Avenue.  The proposed artworks will reflect the character of the neighborhood, including but not limited to, neighborhood history, character and cultural heritage that makes a visual impact. The final artwork will serve as a unique identifier to the neighborhood.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 1/31/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all professional artists over 18 who are USA residents with experience in public art projects.

Special Notes: The artwork site will not be accessible to pedestrians therefore, the work should be fully contained within the designated site of the median. The project must incorporate an appropriate supporting base/pedestal as well as any plans for landscaping and/or lighting as part of the design and fabrication budget. Electrical power will be available on site; however, all power specifications must be approved by the city engineers. Water is not available at the site and should not be incorporated in the design.

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