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“One” of These 10 Sculpture Opportunities Might Just Have Your Name On It!

We couldn’t resist all those “1”s… 11/1-11/11…that’s got to be a lucky sign for some talented sculptor, right?

Oh–and there is ONE more with an October deadline that just reached us, okay, there are 2, but cut us a little slack!

As of this post, there are still 11 (more “1”s OMG) 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.)


Transit Center Art

Greeley, Colorado

Summary:

Greeley has a long history of transportation from horse pulled buggies, to trains, cars, and buses.  The proof is in the multitude of images housed in the Greeley Museum archives.

In September 2017, a $3.3 million project to construct Greeley’s first public transportation transfer center was completed to replace many previous bus transfer points around town. In the future it could serve as a regional transportation hub for Ft Collins, Windsor and Greeley as transportation needs continue to expand. Greeley’s population is now over 105,000 and growing.

The Transit Center located near A Street and 11th Avenue boasts a very large wall that faces east and gently curves around to be viewed from A Street. This wall includes a large “Get” logo that must not be diminished in importance by the art design yet should be complimented by the artwork. Not only is the wall with the logo visible from Island Grove Park, it is seen by passengers on busses, pedestrians and motorists driving past.

Budget: $50,000

Deadline: midnight (Mountain time) October 25, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ™ OR delivery on CD or Flash drive to the Cultural Affairs office by hand OR via postal service OR  via email to kim.snyder@greeleygov.com

Eligibility Requirements: Resume must show 1) previous experience working with project teams that may include architects, engineers, and managers and 2) show experience with the manufacture and installation of past art designs/materials that will be appropriate for the Transit Center and 3) must include 3 references

Special Notes: No project proposal is desired at this time. Incomplete or late entries will not be considered.

All medias that can be attached to the brick and withstand Colorado’s changing weather will be considered. Artwork may extend above, in front of, be flush with or be painted on the wall or may involve any combination of these methods.

Artwork will be in a wide open location that is subjected to weather conditions ranging from direct sun with 100+ degree temperatures to freezing temperatures with rain, snow and hail. Colorado is well known for fluctuating temperatures causing a common freeze-thaw condition over the course of a single day which will need to be take into consideration when choosing the appropriate medium. Artwork must be structurally sound and resistant to extreme weather changes. Special consideration will be given to applicants who state in the letter of intent one or more of the following:

  • artwork will encompass Greeley, CO historical transportation themes
  • artwork will have an educational component

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


Women’s Art Initiative: Communication; Endless Possibilities Past, Present, Future

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Summary: Women’s Art Initiative, Rock Hill, SC is a public art advocacy group whose mission is to enhance quality of life for the community by reflecting its cultural values and artistic vitality through public art.

WAI is seeking proposals from artists/designers to create a contemporary, outdoor design feature, sculpture, or artwork at the entry of Comporium’s Telephone Museum on Elk Avenue. It will serve to celebrate communication and technology; specifically its multi-level history in Rock Hill and its endless possibilities for innovation.

It will provide opportunities for dialogue emphasizing the impact of technology and communication on our future.

The piece must be child/family friendly and ideally have an interactive or kinetic feature. WAI will select one proposal whose vision incorporates these themes. The artist/designer is responsible for the design, creation, transportation, and installation of the project and will work with WAI’s Selection Committee and the City of Rock Hill.

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: October 31, 2018

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists and designers who have demonstrated success with outdoor public works of art, with evidence of track record, are encouraged to apply. This opportunity is open to participation by individuals 18 years of age or older residing in any of the United States. Artists/ designers who reside or have their studios within the southeastern United States, are highly encouraged to apply. Board and committee members of WAI or selection panel are not eligible to apply.

Special Notes: The site spans approximately 66’ x 20’ and the finished work should be fully integrated into the site. (Please see drawing in this call for details.) There are 3 possible installation areas for this commission.

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


RFQ: Design/Construction of a Gateway Sculpture

Augusta, Georgia

Summary: Augusta, Georgia is accepting qualifications with the intent to contract with an artist(s) for a gateway sculpture.

The purpose of the request for qualifications is to evaluate a professional artist(s) ability to perform the design, construction and installation of the first Gateway Sculpture.

Budget: $3,000 each awarded to 3 finalists to develop proposals. $225,000 to selected artist.

Deadline: 11:00 am, 11/1/18

How to apply: by mail to:

Geri A. Sams, Director Augusta Procurement Department 535 Telfair Street – Room 605 Augusta, Georgia 30901

Eligibility Requirements: at least 3 large-scale public sculpture installations in the last 5 years

Special Notes: There are documents that are required to be returned with your submittal. Both documents must be notarized

Refer to the full RFQ for more details


Serenbe Sculpture Alcove – Wall Mosaic

Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia community of Serenbe

Summary: Creative Mosaic installation on an approximately 7’3” X 12’ concrete wall for permanent outdoor display.

The vision of the work is to celebrate the unique aspects of the Serenbe community as well honor and memorialize Shelton G Stanfill, his life’s work in the arts, and his extensive contribution to the humanities.

Shelton was the first chair of the Serenbe Institute for Arts, Culture and Environment. How blessed we were to have his expertise and passion to firmly put us on the road to success. He continued on the board, working with us until the end of his life. Beloved in this community we now want to pay tribute to this icon.

Budget: Artists are required to submit a “not to exceed” budget estimate with their proposal. This complete budget should include all materials, art and design fees, installation appropriate for permanent outdoor public display, travel etc.

Deadline: 11/1/18

How to apply: Please submit complete proposal and any supporting documents as a single PDF.

Eligibility Requirements: This public Art Opportunity is open to established, professional artists living in the united States. Artists will be evaluated based upon their professional qualifications, proven artistic merit of prior relevant work, experience fabricating and installing permanent works of art suitable for outdoor environments, and experience working with architects, contractors and design committees.

Special Notes:

Project Schedule:

November 1 RFP Submission Deadline
December 1 Short list of three (3) candidates announced
January 1 Award announced
January 2019 Site visit, committee review and finalized rendering
Early Spring 2019 Project installation and Dedication

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


Collyer Park

Longmont, Colorado

Summary: Longmont’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) Commission is accepting submissions from artists for consideration for a project in the East Historic Neighborhood located at Collyer Park.

Collyer Park is one of three of the original parks located within the original square mile of downtown Longmont.  Surrounded by mature trees and historic homes, the neighbors to this park take great pride in their neighborhood as is evident with a walk in this Historic Eastside neighborhood.  Collyer Park is home to public tennis courts, a new playground and several gazebo/shelter amenities.  Visitors to the park include neighbors as well as children (and their families) who attend the adjacent elementary schools as well as those from other neighborhoods, seeking shade offered by trees or to attend an organized soccer or sports practice.

Budget: Up to $35,000 is available for an artist or team of artists.

Deadline: 11/1/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements:

This call is open to artists residing within the USA.

The AIPP Commission encourages artist from all cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds to apply.

Special Notes:

Additional information regarding the City of Longmont and the Art in Public Places program may be obtained at these websites:

AIPP: https://longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-a-d/community-services-department/art-in-public-places

City of Longmont: https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/

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


HER FLAG: A collaborative project to celebrate 100 years of voting for women in the USA.

Summary: HER FLAG is a collaborative art project to celebreate the 100th anniversary of voting for women in the U.S. in 2020. We need an female artist from all of the 36 states that ratified the 19th amendement to create a 16′ by 28′, thirty-six stripe reinterpretation of the American flag. Each artist will create work that will be printed onto outdoor flag grade material. NO SEWING IS NECESSARY. 

Budget: Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend

Deadline: 11/5/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: You need to be currently living in the state you are applying to represent.

Special Notes: states: ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MISSOURI, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, NEVADA, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, WASHINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WYOMING

We are working on securing venues for the exhibition of the final artwork in 2020. If you have a suggestion of where this could be displayed, please share any potential leads with me. Indoor and outdoor locations are both possible. The most important part of Her Flag is the actual making of the flag and collaborating with the selected artists. Where it will be displayed will evolve along the journey.

TINY DETAILS WILL NOT SHOW WELL IN THIS PROJECT. LARGE BOLD ART WILL BE THE MOST STRIKING.

THERE IS A DOCUMENTARY FILM IN DEVELOPEMENT AND SELECTED ARTISTS MUST BE OK WITH BEING FILMED.

The New York Foundation for the Arts is a fiscal sponsor of Her Flag LLC.

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


Art on the Street 2019

Lafayette, Colorado

Summary: Exhibit your sculpture in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado.  Artists who participate in the Lafayette’s Art on the Street program tell us we are one of the best programs they’ve experienced. Lafayette has refined its community engagement and ability to promote the AOTS program and it’s participating artists.  We feature each sculpture on its own web page; brochures are printed in English and in Spanish, and we will link to your website for additional exposure to your body of work.

Budget: If your sculpture is selected our honorarium is $750 for a one year installation

Deadline: 11/5/18

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions listed

Special Notes: As we enter our 11th year, we have 20 Art on the Street sculpture locations to fill

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

 


Convention Center in OKC Seeks Interior Public Art

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Summary: The City of Oklahoma City announces this call for professional artists to submit their qualifications to be considered for public art for the two atriums of the new MAPS 4 Convention Center currently under construction.

The goal of this public art commission is to create a monumental public art experience to capture the grandeur of Oklahomans’ spirit and resources, in one or both of the glass-fronted atria. These atria create the grand entrance to the Convention Center

Budget: $1,300,000

Deadline: 11/7/18

How to apply: BidSync

Eligibility Requirements: All practicing artists/teams, with all members at least 18 years of age

Special Notes: Free registration on BidSync is required.

Contact Robbie Kienzle, Robbie.Kienzle@okc.gov with questions. All questions must be submitted in writing no later than October 31, 2018 and the answers will be made public.

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


Call to Artists, Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

Summary: The Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement two (2) site-specific sculptures or installations of original design for the Computer Science and Technology Building, Southeastern Louisiana University

The artwork may be subject to direct sunlight (UV radiation) and must be unique, permanent, and require very minimal long-term maintenance. Specifics for each of the commissions are included in this document with budgets for each. More detailed specifications will be given to artists selected to develop a proposal. Each commission will be considered separately.

Budget:

$40,000.00 to $50,000 for a wall mounted installation in the first floor corridor, and $85,000 to $100,000 for large scale work in the building’s entryway.

The budgets listed are inclusive of all costs associated with each project, and commensurate with the intended scale, including but not limited to: research, professional consultations, formal reports from licensed structural and electrical engineers where appropriate, a conservator, materials, fabrication, transportation, travel, insurance, installation, photography and documentation of the artwork and crediting plaque.

Deadline: 11/8/18

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability

Special Notes: The link to the full call was not live at the time of this posting. We have reached out to the organizer and will update this post when we get the appropriate link.

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


Gallery Without Walls Public Art Program

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Summary: The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite emerging, mid-career, and established artists to submit proposals for Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit.

Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2019.

While on exhibit, sculptures must be available for purchase.

Budget: The Arts Council will provide each selected artist with an honorarium of $850.

Deadline: 11/9/18, 5pm Pacific

How to apply: by mail or email

Eligibility Requirements: Artists should have some experience with public art and be interested in expanding their practice into the public realm, but do not need an exhibition history with public art in order to apply.

Open to all sculpture artists with public art experience. International and national submissions encouraged. Artists in the current 2018-2020 are not eligible to apply.

Special Notes:

In its nineteenth year, the gallery’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national, and internationals artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds.

We seek artists working in a variety of media and encourage proposals that engage, educate, and inspire the community.

Up to fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to provide a work of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego.

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


Davis Tech Allied Health – Utah Public Art

Kaysville, Utah

Summary:
Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork for the Allied Health Building at Davis Technical College in Kaysville, Utah. This building will serve as a dynamic and engaging learning environment that will help students develop competence and confidence to provide life-saving care for the health and physical well-being of the community they serve.

Budget: $221,000

Deadline: 11/9/18, 5pm Mountain time

How to apply: CaFÉ™ or by thumb drive

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to professional artists / artist teams. Art selection committee members and immediate families, board members and employees of Method Studio or Utah Division of Arts and Museums are not eligible for this project.

Special Notes: If you have any questions about this or other projects information is available at: www.publicart.utah.gov

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


“Book of Lamentations” Memorial Statue Competition

Yerevan, Armenia

Summary: “Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation is announcing an international competition for creating a memorial statue dedicated to “The Book of Lamentations” by Gregory of Narek, a 10th century Armenian poet, exegete, musician, celebrated saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church, 36th ecumenical doctor of Catholic Church.

This competition is among the “Renaissance of Narekatsi” series of projects goal of which is to demonstrate the universally spiritual and cultural value of Gregory of Narek along with his book.

Budget: Awards are $5000, $3000 and $2000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

The chosen artist will be asked to provide a budget for their sculpture.

  • Include your commission
  • Include travel expenses to the foundry (if applicable) and to the site in Armenia
  • The proposed budget should be an approximate calculation of the installation of the sculpture.
  • There currently is no “not to exceed” number for this budget, “As we want the artists to be free in the selection of material and scale, we do not have any limiting number in mind. The statue chosen to be installed can cost both very little and very much.”
  • If the work is chosen to be installed, the details will be discussed with the sculptor and both sides will sign a contract including all the discussed points before the process of the installation begins.

Deadline: 11/11/18

How to apply: On their website

Eligibility Requirements: There are no entry requirements. Sculptors from all over the world can participate.

Special Notes: The organizers have relations with local fabricators and construction teams to facilitate the installation, however the installation process will be a copperation between the organizer and the sculptor.

There are no guidelines or restrictions regarding scale for this sculpture.

The location of the installation is near Saint Anna church, Yerevan, Armenia.

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


 

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