Feb 2022 Call for Artist Part 2

So many 2’s this month, that we just had to add another! Read through the list of 20 calls for the second half of February–several are opportunities for multiple sculptors, and Michigan is providing 8 calls in one. In other words, calls abound this month, so find the one that tantalizes your talents!

While you are at it, be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines earlier in February at our previous call for artists. What are you waiting for? This is one sweet month for sculptors!

The Avenue Concept: Call for PublicArt Sculpture 2022

Providence, Rhode Island

Summary: The Avenue Concept invites submissions of dynamic outdoor sculptures for display in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Captivate the imagination of a City with the exhibition of your work. The public has rediscovered the importance of artwork in our shared outdoor environment in recent years. It is a reason to venture out, a moment of inspiration, a vibrant addition to daily life in the city.

Budget: This year, one year artwork lease payments have increased from $1,500 to $2,000. We have eliminated application fees. And we will have an option for some of the artworks to extend their lease term with additional payment to the artist.

Deadline: 2/16/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Opportunity is open to all emerging and established sculpture artists within 200 miles of Providence RI. BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ artists are encouraged to apply.

That radius includes: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and portions of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York, including New York City.

Special Notes: This is not a request for a proposal of work. We are looking for contemporary sculpture that already exists, to lease for a year with the possibility of extending the lease agreement. 

Larger artworks are encouraged to apply (in the 14’ to 25’+ height range), as well as human scale pieces (5’ to 14’). 

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

24th Annual Art on the Streets

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Summary: Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor gallery of sculpture, mural, performance and installation works. More than 300 works have been exhibited Downtown since AOTS began in 1998, and the district is home to more than 50 permanent works, over 40 of which have been purchased through AOTS.

Budget: $2,000 per artist honorarium, plus prize money is available and up to $2,000 in additional funds are available for opportunity grants for artists who belong to demographics underrepresented in the public art realm including, but not exclusive to, women, nonbinary individuals, artists who are Black, Indigenous and/or people of color; and artists with disabilities.

Deadline: 2/16/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Art on the Streets is open to artists worldwide

Special Notes: There is a $25.00 entry fee for this call

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

Civic Center Music Hall

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Summary: The artwork sought through this call to artists is two Art Deco-inspired lighted sculptures to be suspended from the ceiling of the main lobby of the Civic Center Music Hall (CCMH). The sculptures will have integral lighting to illuminate the details of the work.

Budget: $184,000

Deadline: 2/16/22

How to apply: PeriscopeS2G (you can register for free)

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to all practicing artists who are at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: ll artists and artist teams selected as finalists must attend the mandatory site tour and the final presentation and selection meeting. The selected artist or team must identify a local project representative (living within a 120-mile radius of the Project site) who is the main local contact and who can be on site or react within two hours of notice of construction meetings and other contingencies. Artists may designate themselves, if locally based.

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Bowie State University MLK Jr. Communications Arts & Humanities building

Bowie, Maryland

Summary: Bowie State University, a member institution of the University System of Maryland and the state’s oldest Historically Black University, is building the new Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts & Humanities building (CAH). Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process, managed by the Maryland State Arts Council’s Public Art Across Maryland program, artists (or artist teams) will be invited to develop concept proposals for a new and original public artwork to be featured prominently at the new building.

Budget: $515,000

Deadline: EXTENDED TO 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (not reflected on PublicArtist)

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists or artist teams living in the United States may apply.

Special Notes: https://www.msac.org/programs/public-art/artwork-commissions

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Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control facility

Sandy, Utah

Summary: Call for interested artists or artist teams living and working in the western United States to create site specific artwork(s) or propose appropriate existing artworks for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control facility in Sandy City, Utah.

Budget: $28,300

Deadline: 2/18/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to resident American and legal resident artists / artist teams residing in the immediate Western United States to include: Utah (Utah artists are strongly encouraged to apply), Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Special Notes: The Committee is particularly interested in mural work but may be open to other media.

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

Bates St. Public Art Benches

Keller, Texas

Summary: Artists are invited to submit up to three original designs for consideration. Each design shall be submitted as a separate application. General criteria: Benches must be of original design and execution. No designs that include advertising, soliciting, campaigning, or other promotional or commercially-driven entries are eligible. This project is intended to be artistic. A variety of materials may be used including concrete, stainless steel, glass, etc.

Benches must be safe and able to withstand the harsh Texas weather with no maintenance for a minimum of 20 years. Artist must be willing to coordinate with the Bates Street design team and contractor selected by the City of Keller. Benches should be comfortable and able to seat 2 adults.

Budget: $8,000 per bench to include design, fabrication and installation of the bench.

Deadline: 2/18/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible artists must reside in Texas.

Special Notes: Applicants are asked to submit sketches of proposed benches that will be reviewed by the Board.

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

Dogwood Arts 2022-2023 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Knoxville, Tennessee

Summary: Work must be suitable for outdoor installation: a) must be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions (high winds, below zero temperatures, snowstorms); b) must withstand high traffic environment; c) should take into consideration the safety of the audience and d) artwork must be durable and require limited to no maintenance e) concrete sculptures pads and electricity will be provided for installation and removal.

Budget: Artist Stipend of $2,000 per sculpture; prizes are also available

Deadline: 2/18/22 9:59PM EST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to artists 18 years of age or older residing in the United States.

Special Notes: There is a $30.00 entry fee for this call. All works entered must have been created in the last five years and not previously exhibited in AIPP Knoxville.

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

Mosquito Control Building Public Art Project – RFQ

Orlando, Florida

Summary: The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artists or artist team(s) to develop artwork for the Mosquito Control Building to be constructed in the Pine Hills Community. The building will house an entry lobby, conference room, offices, laboratories and garages to aid in their work.

Budget: $68,500

Deadline: 2/20/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any appropriate media. Student artists may apply if they can secure an experienced public artist to serve as a mentor to oversee their work.

Special Notes: A recent study indicates that by 2030 Orlando may be the most diverse major metropolitan area in the world. The County values innovation, collaboration and inclusion.

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

Alamosa ArtScape 2022-2023

Alamosa, Colorado

Summary: The City of Alamosa is accepting entries for the sixth annual “Alamosa ARTscape” Art on Loan Program. Alamosa seeks to display 15 pieces of artwork throughout the downtown in the sixth year of the program. Artwork will remain on display for a one year period

Budget: The Artist will be paid a $750 honorarium upon on time delivery by the City of Alamosa, and two nights lodging in a local hotel on the night prior to installation and night of installation and reception.

Deadline: 2/21/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This public art program is open to all professional and amateur artists.

Special Notes: Judging will take place in March 2022 and 15 pieces will be selected based on their originality and suitability for outdoor display. Submissions must be more than two feet in height and valued at no more than $30,000.

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Kinetic Art Program: Wind, Water, and Light

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Summary: The 2022 Kinetic Art Project: Wind, Water, and Light is a new public art initiative managed by Arts Cheyenne, in partnership with the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority and the City of Cheyenne. The Project is seeking six kinetic art sculptures where movement, color, sound and other sensory experiences are the focus. The sculptures will be installed outdoors in the historic West Edge District in downtown Cheyenne from May 2022 until April 2023.

Highly-durable, three-dimensional sculpture submissions are encouraged, especially artwork capable of withstanding high winds and hail. Max height is 20 feet.

Budget: Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $1,000.

Deadline: 2/22/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be United States residents and own all rights to the sculpture.

Special Notes: The primary intent of this Project is to showcase new works of art utilizing wind, light, or water. The secondary intent is to celebrate and promote the talented artists and craftsmen working in raw materials throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Those working in metal, iron, wood, and other ‘weather hardy’ materials are encouraged to apply.

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Dutchman Dog Park Public Art Project RFQ

Apache Junction, Arizona

Summary: The 3.5-acre off-leash dog park will open in February 2022 and offer several amenities including a ramada, three fenced areas for dogs, drinking fountain for humans and a bowl for dogs, and shaded benches throughout. Artwork will activate the park and enhance the surrounding community. Artwork may consist of one or a series of sculptures that respond to the park and surrounding desert landscape. Artist will work with city staff and project architect to locate an appropriate site(s) for artwork.

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 2/23/22, 2 pm MST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists age 18 or older residing in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah are eligible to apply. The ideal candidate will have community interaction experience and the ability to create durable artwork located in a heavily traveled area.

Special Notes: This commission is open to experienced public artists age 18 and older residing in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Artists must be registered on the city’s vendor site, which can take up to two days to become effective

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2022-2023 Dexter Art Gardens Temporary Sculpture Display

Dexter, Michigan

Summary: The “Dexter Art Gardens” is an annual outdoor artwork exhibition sponsored by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. Four (4) temporary outdoor artworks will be juried and placed on temporary display with the City’s permanent collection for one (1) year: June 2022 – May 2023. The selected pieces will be installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations in historic Dexter, Michigan.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive an $900 stipend.

Deadline: 2/24/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to all artists 18 years of age and older.

Special Notes: Must be over the age of 18 and capable of installing the art on-site.

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The Denver Arts Festival 23rd Anniversary

Denver, Colorado

Summary: We invite all artists, both Colorado and national, to apply to the 2022 festival. Now in its 23rd year, the Denver Arts Festival will be held at the Conservatory Green Plaza area of Northfield in the Central Park (formerly Stapleton) development. The Denver Arts Festival will hold its annual premier event on May 28-29, 2022. The fine art exhibition features over 145 visual artists with over 35,000 people expected to attend.

This competitive show will be chosen by a panel of highly qualified, talented and experienced jurors. The jurors will view the five images on calibrated monitors. The jurors will have access to the Artist Statements. All participants in the 2022 show will be chosen by this jury with the exception of up to 10% of the exhibitors who may be named by the Festival Director for purposes of creating a balanced show. Plus, artists that were chosen from the street jury from the previous year’s festival and the previous year’s award winners will also participate.

Budget: n/a

Deadline: February 24, 2022

How to apply: Zapplication

Eligibility Requirements: this is an open call

Special Notes: read the link below for info on booth sizes and fees

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36th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Boone, North Carolina

Summary: The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen Competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the beautiful campus of Appalachian State University.

Each year, ten sculptures are selected for exhibition, and are situated in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. A cash prize is awarded to the artist whose work is chosen as each year’s Rosen Award winner, which is announced by the juror at the popular Annual Sculpture Walk, a highlight of every summer festival season.

Budget: $1500 honorarium, plus other awards are available

Deadline: Feb 25, 2022 5pm Eastern

How to apply: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts website

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted. This is a juried event.

Special Notes: exhibition dates May 23, 2022 – May 14, 2023; $40 application fee

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply (download the full prospectus)

Raymore Arts Commission – Temporary Public Art

Raymore, Missouri

Summary: The Raymore Arts Commission is seeking original, pre-existing art in any media suitable for outdoor space. The public art piece must be structurally sound and the base must fit within the 6×6 ft square concrete pad. All work entered must be freestanding and capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions common to Missouri, including cold winters, occasional ice and snow, wind, humidity, hot summers, thunderstorms and heavy rain. The piece must be suitable for interaction from the public, including children, with protection from possible injury from materials. The piece must not include sharp objects or be easily climbable.

Budget: $3,000 lease fee

Deadline: 2/28/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: open to all artists regardless of location and who are at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: One sculpture will be selected

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Public Art for the Cass Avenue Bridge

Detroit, Michigan

Summary: The project draws upon MDOT’s previous experience commissioning public art by Detroit artist Hubert Massey to grace the Bagley Avenue Pedestrian Bridge in Southwest Detroit. There are several opportunities for art on this bridge–click the link below for the details.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: 2/28/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists nationwide, must be 18+ years old

Special Notes: This call was originally issued in early 2020, but suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now it is re-opened for applications.

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Moses Cone Hospital Sculpture

Greensboro, North Carolina

Summary: create an iconic public artwork for the entrance circle greenspace of the new Women’s and Children’s Center and the Heart and Vascular Center on the southern entrance to the Moses Cone Hospital campus located off of Northwood Drive in Greensboro, NC.

The PAE and the MCH want a work of art that represents and highlights how public art can give hope to those in the hospital, wonder to the patients looking out of their hospital windows and celebrating new life, solace for family members who are there helping their loved ones and inspiration for our providers. The history of art as a therapeutic measure is long and significant. Art has been used to ease physical pain as well as mental anguish. This collaboration seeks a thought-provoking, hope-filled, and visually engaging sculpture for the entry to these two important buildings on the Moses Cone campus that will create a place that momentarily transports the viewer away from illness. Identifying descriptors for the project include kinetic, innovative, inclusive, narrative, wayfinding, approachable, and either interactive (with moving or touchable parts) or reactive (with parts that cast shadows to play in or surfaces for light to reflect off) for visually dramatic experiences in both day and night

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: 2/28/22, 5pm Central

How to apply: CodaWorx

Eligibility Requirements: Local, regional and national professional artists and artist teams are invited to submit application. Applicants must be age 18 or older

Special Notes: The selection process will proceed via a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and include visits, interviews, and presentations by a select number of artists. Initially, artists will be invited to submit images, a resume and other information (via CODAworx) for review by the consultant and the PAE Artist Selection Committee (PAE/ASC), and then presented to the Sculpture Committee. The Sculpture Committee will select 7-10 finalists to present to the PAE Endowment Trustees and together will narrow the group to a maximum of three finalists.

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Mandarin Parks Interactive Public Art

Jacksonville, Florida

Summary: Losco Regional Park and Chuck Rogers Park in the Mandarin Area in Jacksonville, Florida, will be enhanced by new interactive works of public art. Both parks have several soccer fields and are regularly visited by soccer league players and their families as well as the general public seeking outdoor activities.

The artwork can be a single sculpture or an array of sculptural active elements (as art pieces) that will engage park users of any age, but especially school age children, in active play.  Ingenious, playful, and colorful 3D sculptures that spark curiosity and invite interaction with activities that relate to sport training (i.e.  to enhance agility, foot or hand-eye coordination, target practice, competition, and fitness).

Budget: $100,000 (distributed between both projects)

Deadline: 2/28/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to artists over 21-year-old, who are not a student in a formal degree program and who have been practicing artists for more than three years.

Special Notes: Following the stakeholders and community responses to the finalist’s proposals, the Artist Selection Panel (ASP) may select different proposals for each park, and reserves the right to divide the budget for the public art accordingly.

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Midwest Sculpture Initiative Spring Series (8 different exhibitions)

Blissfield, Michigan

Summary: MSI is organizing 15 outdoor sculpture exhibits for 2022-2023. This Spring Series consists of 8 exhibits. Information for all 8 exhibits are available through the link below. Artists may apply for a single exhibition, multiple, and all the exhibitions.

Budget: $900 stipend

Deadline: 2/28/22

How to apply: by email, reg mail, or deliver by hand (see link below–you will need to open a PDF)

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Total e-mail size must be under 20MB or the NetZero server will reject it. Please follow all the instructions above and ‘attach’ JPEG photos and PDF files of printed materials.

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Cloverdale Sculpture Trail

Cloverdale, California

Summary: Beginning its 18th year of public art, the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail is now a two-year outdoor juried exhibit. The Cloverdale coordinators/producers of the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail, invites sculptors/sculptor teams to submit entries.

Budget: Each selected sculptor receives $250 towards expenses. A $1,000 “Best of Show”, $250 “Honor Mention” and “Peoples’ Choice” gift basket will be awarded.

Deadline: February 28, 2022

How to apply: electronically via PDF (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Exhibition dates: May 1, 2022 – April 25, 2024

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