18 More Call for Entries for March 2018

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18 Opportunities for Sculptors with these Call for Artists Announcements

All of these calls have March 2018 deadlines. Some are for art on loan programs, others are site specific sculpture commissions.

Be sure to check these out, and come back for additionals sculpture opportunities.


7th Annual Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Sculpture Gallery

Mendocinco CA

Summary:

Seeking sculptural work for Sculpture Gallery at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg, CA

The Arts Council of Mendocino County and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are preparing to present a seventh exhibition of sculpture on the grounds of the Botanical Gardens.  Visitors are able to view and enjoy the artwork in an intimate, natural setting, connected by meandering paths and quiet walkways. The next unveiling of the sculpture in the gardens will be May 2018, and will feature a rotating collection of artwork for sale.

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (MCBG) presents a premiere site-specific sculpture gallery on their grounds, featuring a variety of abstract and figurative sculpture, water features, kinetic sculptures and monumental works. Visitors are able to view and enjoy the artwork in an intimate, natural setting, connected by meandering paths and quiet walkways.

The Sculpture Gallery features a rotating collection of up to 10 pieces. Sculpture is accepted once every other year by a jury selection process, and the artwork is available to purchase with 60% going to the artist, and a 40% commission retained to be divided between the MCBG and the ACMC. Any unsold artwork is retrieved by the artist at the conclusion of the display period, or displayed for another period at the sole discretion of the jury selection committee and with the artist’s permission. The maximum display period is two years. Weather permitting, there is an opening party and artist reception at the start of each display period.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: March 14, 2018

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Drawing upon the wealth of artistic talent in Northern California, the Sculpture Gallery primarily showcases the work of local and regional artists. Towards that end, the MCBG partners with the Arts Council of Mendocino County (ACMC) to administer its sculpture program.

Special Notes: Timeline for the Sculpture Gallery: Display period May 2018 – March 2020

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


TEMPO 2018

Austin, TX

Summary:

The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks proposals from professional visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term or time-based exterior artworks in City-owned sites within Parks and Recreation Department land and facilities, and Austin Public Library Department land.

For the second year, the TEMPO 2018 program will culminate in a temporary public art festival, which will be a registered group exhibition during East Austin Studio Tour in November. The TEMPO festival is planned to be located in Edward Rendon Sr. Park, located along Ladybird Lake just east of I-35.

The intent for the temporary public art program is to promote tourism, cultivate curiosity, spark imagination, engage the community in a meaningful dialogue about public art, foster work by local artists and cultivate exploration of the City of Austin. Artists are encouraged to create artworks that reflect the district in which they select to exhibit and design artworks that can be easily installed and de-installed.

Budget: A maximum amount of $10,000 is available for each public art project. Ten commissions are expected to be awarded. No additional funds may be applied. Budget will include re-installation for a nine-day festival in November during the East Austin Studio Tour.

Deadline: 03/15/2018 5:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: via PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: professional artists and designers who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible to apply.

Special Notes: read more about TEMPO here

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South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Art

Charleston, South Carolina

Summary:  Woodworkers, glassmakers, blacksmiths, and everything in between are invited to come together for the state’s only fine crafts exhibition, the South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition. The exhibition is presented as a component of the North Charleston Arts Fest, set to take place May 2-6.

Budget:

Participating artists have the opportunity to win up to $6,500 in cash prizes, and up to 20 pieces will be selected to tour museums throughout the state.

Deadline: March 15, 2018

How to apply: via Slideroom

Eligibility Requirements: South Carolina artists only

Special Notes: All applications and entries can be submitted online with a $15 entry fee

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


1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

Charleston, South Carolina

Summary:  The Gibbes Museum of Art is now accepting applications for its 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, which is awarded annually to an artist whose “work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South.”

Budget: $10,000 prize

Deadline: May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

How to apply: via SlideRoom

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must reside, work in, or be from one of the following southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia

Special Notes: There is a $25 application fee; The prize is presented by Society 1858, a group of dynamic young professionals who support the Gibbes Museum of Art with social and educational programs tailored for up-and-coming art patrons.

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2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program

Keller, Texas

Summary: The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries from Texas artists for the City’s 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program.

Budget: A $1,250 honorarium shall be awarded for each of six pieces for the installation, exhibition and removal of their work for a two-year period. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500.

Deadline: March 16, 2018

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must reside in Texas. All works must be original.

Special Notes: The selected sculptures shall be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller. All sculptures must be ready for installation by June 1, 2018, be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller.

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

Summary: The largest outdoor temporary public art project in the American South, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine seeks to include visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists; placing working professionals alongside emerging artists. Visual and performing artists are invited to submit proposals for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2018. Scheduled opening in July 2018, temporary works of visual art and performances will be exhibited along the linear greenspace of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor for up to a year.

Budget: There is no budget cap. But please note that funds are limited, and in last year’s awards, the average amount presented was $2,600 with amounts ranging between $500 and $6,000. Of the total grant amount, artists should incorporate a minimum of 20 percent as an artist’s fee in the budget that must be submitted with each proposal. The award will cover the design (including artist’s fee), fabrication, shipping, installation, maintenance, and de-installation of the project. Artists may solicit contributions of materials or cash from other sources.

Deadline: 3/16/18 5:00pm

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: For examples of previously funded projects, visit art.beltline.org

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Kinetic Sculpture Project

Charleston, West Virginia

Summary: The Briar Hills Garden Club-Charleston, WV is seeking artists to design, fabricate, and install a permanent outdoor kinetic sculpture on the public right of way in Charleston, WV. This sculpture will serve as a gateway piece to the newly renovated Charleston Civic Center

Budget: $30,000

Deadline: 3/16/18

How to apply: by mail or email, please see link below for more details

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be professional artists or designers as stated in your resume, eligible to work in the United States, and age 18 or older

Special Notes: The top height of the sculpture should be no less than 15’and the bottom of the sculpture should be no less than 10’ from ground not including mounting post. Maximum radius of sculpture should no more 6’

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


PTI Airport

Greensboro, North Carolina

Summary: The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) is now opening up the search for artists with a call for two-dimensional paintings, photographs, mixed media, small, three-dimensional sculpture and large outdoor sculpture to be on loan to airport for one year. This project is open to all artists in the State of North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Budget: The artwork will be on loan to the PTAA. There is funding available for travel, exhibition expenses and installation costs. The work will be insured while exhibited at the PTI Airport

Deadline: March 16, 2018, All materials must be postmarked no later than March 16, 2018.

How to apply: via email or mail

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists in the State of North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Special Notes: Four Plexiglas pedestals are 48” high.  Two with a cover that is 24”w x 24”d x 30”h. One that is 36”w x 36”d x 36”h and one that is 29”w x 26”d x 15”h.  The pedestals are located in the Meet & Greet Areas of the upper level. Four Outdoor Sculpture Spaces are 6” deep cement pads that are approximately 4′ x 7′.

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


Sculptures @ Bayside 2018

Kyeemagh, Australia

Summary: During the Bayside Arts Festival the shores of Cook Park, Kyeemagh will be transformed with an exciting display of artistic talent with Sculptures @ Bayside. The temporary outdoor exhibition showcases the area’s growing diversity and is a stimulating platform for artistic and cultural celebration to the region.

Budget:

Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize (up to) $50,000
Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) $6,000
Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award $2,000
Cooks River Rescue Prize $2,000
People’s Choice Award $1,500

Deadline: midnight, March 18, 2018

How to apply: online

Eligibility Requirements: Bayside Council invites submissions from local, national and international artists to take part in the 7th annual Sculpture Ehibition for temporary public artworks.

Special Notes: In 2018 an acquisitive prize of up to $50,000 (GST inclusive) known as the Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize will be introduced and will be awarded by the judges to the most outstanding eligible sculpture submitted. Artists submitting to the Sculptures @ Bayside Competition will be able to opt in to be considered for the acquisition prize however not every entry may be eligible.

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2018 Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition

Morehead State University, Morehead Kentucky

Summary:

Budget: The juror will choose one work as Best in Show to receive a $500 award, and several works to receive Merit Awards in the amount of $100 each

Deadline: 3/16/18

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: Artists 18 and older currently residing in Kentucky are eligible to apply who work in any media.

Special Notes: There is an entry fee of $20; Work should not exceed 8 x 8’ or 100 lbs weight, and must be able to pass through a standard-sized door.

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Urban Arts Fund Program

Denver, Colorado

Summary:

Denver’s Urban Arts Fund is calling for any artist or team of artists demonstrating the ability to execute a successful mural project. We encourage emerging artists, and artists representing marginalized communities including people of color, people with disabilities, and people identifying as LGBTQ+, to apply. Preference will be given to:

Projects with a well-planned youth development and community engagement component

First time applicants (artists and organizations who have not received funding in previous years)

Projects in neighborhoods and districts which do not currently have UAF mural projects or have few mural projects. Please refer to: Map of Urban Art Projects

Budget: FUNDING RANGE: $1,000. to $8,000. Dependent on location and scale of mural.

Deadline: 3/19/18

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Inspired by IMAGINE 2020, Denver Arts & Venues (A&V) is committed to the agency’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Initiative (DEI), and how these core values are reflected in all our programs, initiatives and processes. As an agency priority, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Initiative will continue to evolve with our steadfast dedication to all our residents, as Denver is a city where everyone matters, and everyone matters in the arts.

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MLK JR Dr. Bronze Benches with Seated Figures

Atlanta, Georgia

Summary: The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs invites artists and artist teams to submit proposals for a series of site-specific, life-sized, bronze statues of civil-rights leaders seated on bronze benches that will be installed on MLK Drive in Mozley Park in Atlanta, Georgia. We will install the sculptures and benches in four locations along MLK in Mozley Park and install inlaid information on each leader in front of the benches. The sculptures, bench design, and constructions costs must be integrated into the budget of the artist selected. The featured Civil Rights leaders will be chosen with the help of the community and finalized before production starts.

Budget: $270,000

Deadline: date and time

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: The City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking applicants who are professional bronze sculptors with portfolios that demonstrate life-sized bronze portrait sculptures. The artist portfolio will demonstrate statues that have a likeness to the subject matter. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability will be considered.

Special Notes: The four bronze statues seated on bronze benches will be installed along MLK, Jr. Drive in Mozley Park between Chappell Rd NW and Federal Drive SW. All statues should be life sized. The site around the installation will be landscaped assuring that the sculpture and accompanying description is accessible and complimentary to the statue and the park.

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


Prospectus #247 New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

Socorro, New Mexico

Summary: The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee (LSC) for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission project to be situated in the atrium entrance of the Bureau’s main building.

Large hanging mobile and multi-dimensional projects that encompass the space, walls included, are encouraged, especially those responding to the geologic and mineral complexities of New Mexico, as well as the work done at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

The LSC is interested in commissioning a work that speaks to ideas of geology, mineral and energy sources, mapping, and geohydrology. The LSC would like the artwork to engage, and educate the public in the work done by the bureau, an agency that serves New Mexico through research, the distribution of information to State and Federal agencies, geological state mapping, public education and the maintenance of a wide variety of geological data.

The artwork should be light-weight, yet sturdy, and emphasizes the atrium as a passageway to the Bureau of Geology.

Budget: $120,000

Deadline: Marc 22 2018

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: This request for qualifications is open to all artists or artist teams working in the United States.

Special Notes: Artists are encouraged to explore designs inspired by geology and that reference the functions within Bureau of Geology.

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

See more about the space, here


Womans College Tribute

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Summary: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks to commission a permanent public artwork to celebrate and pay tribute to the thirty-year period when the university was the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina. The tribute should resonate with the feelings of innovation, revolution, and transition associated with Woman’s College as an integral piece of UNCG’s character, history and future.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: 3/23/18, Midnight Mountain Time

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Submissions of qualifications will be reviewed by committee and three finalists will be invited to submit full proposals. Each finalist will be paid a stipend of $1500.00. This sum will include any necessary travel and expenses of preparing the proposals.

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Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project

Dallas, Texas

Summary: The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.

Budget: $79,000

Deadline: 3/27/18

How to apply: via CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists are eligible to apply, with the following exceptions:

·         Artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program,

·         Employees of the City of Dallas and their spouses,

·         Members of the Public Art Committee, or

·         Any consultants under contract for any phase of the projects.

·         Undergraduate students

Local artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: A short list of up to three artists or artist-teams will be identified and contracted to develop a site-specific concept design for artwork.  Each artist selected will receive a stipend of $1,500 to cover the costs of producing a site-specific public art concept proposal for the site.

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Underpass at Park Road Art Project

Rockville, Maryland

Summary: The City of Rockville, in collaboration with WMATA’s Art in Transit Program and CSXT, is seeking an artist to create a site-specific artwork to beatify the underpass at Park Road. The project encompasses the concrete walls on each side of the underpass. Each wall is composed of two sections, one owned by WMATA and the other by CSXT. Rain falls through the tracks onto the concrete panels, causing vetical rust lines from the top to bottom of the underpass. There is an open area between the two WMATA tracks, as well as between the WMATA and CSXT tracks, which allows water penetrate on onto the walls

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Friday, March 30, 2018

How to apply: VisArts

Eligibility Requirements: This Call for Artists is a national call

Special Notes: n/a

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


Make Your Mark Moreland

Moreland, Ohio

Summary: The goal of this competition is to reimagine what neighborhood gateways and historical markers can be for this historically unique inner ring area. The Shaker Heights Moreland Call for Artists competition invites artists, designers, and architects to develop innovative and interesting ideas that reflect the community spirit.

Budget: The total budget for this project is yet to be determined.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

How to apply: via Dropbox, and using an online entry form

Eligibility Requirements: The Call for Artists is open to all artists, architects, landscape architects, design students, and design professionals who wish to participate. The City is looking for a palette of designs that could include public art, structural elements, landscaping, signage, or any landmark feature or element that would help orient people and identify the City and neighborhood entrances.

Professional artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age are eligible to apply. A professional artist is defined as “A practitioner in the visual arts with an original, self-conceptualized body of work, generally recognized as a professional possessing serious intent and ability.”

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


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods

The Woodlands, Texas

Summary: This call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

So far, 14 Art Benches have been commissioned and installed along The Woodlands Waterway through a partnership with The Woodlands Township and the generous funding of underwriters in the community. Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of these one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

How to apply: via  CaFE.org

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: There is a $25 entry fee for the first design submitted to the contest and a $5 entry fee for up to two additional designs. Each Call for Entries application must be done separately through CaFE; click here for information on all 6 sites for the benches

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