Happy New Call for Artists

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And a very Happy New Year, too!

Just for 2020, we have 20 sculpture opportunities for you, all with deadlines on or before Jan 20

May of these opportunities for sculptors appeal to you and bring you joy (and a little prosperity, as well.)

There are still 6 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.)


2020 Public Art Mora Park

Mountain View, CA

Summary: The City of Mountain View Visual Arts Committee (VAC) seeks to commission an artist, or an artist team, to create the design and commission for public artwork for Mora Park, a planned neighborhood park at the corner of Ortega Avenue and Mora Drive.  Artists must provide a resumé, examples, and a final design proposal as part of their application.

Budget: The VAC is requesting proposals where the artwork, including all costs associated with production, installation, and permitting, totals $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000

Deadline: 1/8/20, 11:00 p.m. (PST)– only the first 120 applications will be accepted (whichever comes first).

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all professional artists/artist teams over the age of 18 residing in one of the following 11 San Francisco Bay Area counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.

Special Notes: The VAC is open to selecting multiple art installations and/or multiple artists.  For example, the VAC may select two art installations from one artist and one art installation from another artist.

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


2020 Public Art Pyramid Park

Mountain View, CA

Summary: The City of Mountain View Visual Arts Committee (VAC) seeks to commission an artist, or an artist team, to create the design and commission for public artwork for Pyramid Park, a planned neighborhood park at the corner of Pyramid Way and Infinity Way.  Artists must provide a resumé, examples, and a final design proposal as part of their application.

Budget: The VAC is requesting proposals where the artwork, including all costs associated with production, installation, and permitting, totals $10,000, $15,000, or $30,000.

Deadline: Applications will not be accepted after 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2020, and only the first 120 applications will be accepted (whichever comes first).

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to all professional artists/artist teams over the age of 18 residing in one of the following 11 San Francisco Bay Area counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma.

Special Notes: The VAC is open to selecting multiple art installations and/or multiple artists.  For example, the VAC may select two art installations from one artist and one art installation from another artist.

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


2020-2021 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition

Boerne, TX

Summary: The City of Boerne, Texas seeks ten (10) monumental/life-size outdoor sculptures for its 2020-2021 Art al Fresco Public Art Competition. The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors for 12 months throughout the city’s historic downtown (The Hill Country Mile), at the Boerne City Campus, and throughout Boerne’s Trail & Parks system.

Budget: Artist stipend is $1,500 per piece exhibited

Deadline: 1/09/2020 5:00 PM Central Time SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: 01/17/2020 by 5:00 PM(Central Time)

How to apply: PublicArtist.org

Eligibility Requirements: This is a National Call for Entry

Special Notes: The City will have the option to purchase one or more sculptures at the end of the exhibition. There is a budget of $15,000 to $30,000 allocated for the purchase of sculpture from the exhibit.

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


Carroll Creek Park Public Art & Wayfinding Project RFQ

Frederick, MD

Summary: Downtown Frederick Partnership is seeking an artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install an artistic outdoor fencing/wayfinding installation for a site along Carroll Creek Park.

Budget: $27,000

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020 6pm

How to apply: email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: All professional Artists or Artist Teams living within 80 miles of Frederick County are welcome to apply.

Special Notes: The art/ installation must incorporate the words “Carroll Creek Park” and consider the attached Wayfinding & Signage Program Construction Documentation Package (see Attachment A) in the design of the signage portion of the art/ installation. It is expected that art/installation be made of metal or a similarly durable material to withstand outdoor conditions. The art/installation must include lighting for nighttime visibility. The art/Installation must be anchored as to avoid damage to the masonry wall.

Because a similar artistic fencing/wayfinding project is envisioned in the future for the existing stone planter bed located on the northwest corner of Market Street and Carroll Creek Park, the design should lend itself to being modified for such application.

Lighting must also be incorporated into the design for the installation to be visible during evening hours. Electrical access is located within the planter, but electrical work will be required and will be the responsibility of the chosen artist/artist team.

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


ArtSS in the Open 2020

Sandy Springs, GA

Summary: This public sculpture competition was created to bring fine art to the parks and public spaces throughout the city of Sandy Springs, including the $229 million, 14-acre City Springs complex, which opened in August 2018.  Nine sculptures will be prominently displayed around the four-acre City Green in April 2020. This is a temporary exhibit, with new installations placed each year. 

Budget: $1,500 to each of nine selected artists 

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Special Notes: As part of its growing public arts collection, the city will purchase one or more sculptures from each competition to be permanently placed in public locations around Sandy Springs.

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


Sculpture Walk Peoria 2020

Peoria, IL

Summary: Sculpture Walk Peoria is currently accepting submissions for an outdoor sculpture exhibition in 2020.

Sculpture Walk Peoria is an annual, juried, outdoor exhibit offering local, regional, national, and international sculptors opportunities to showcase and sell their creations, while enhancing the cultural environment of Peoria and providing opportunities to educate the public. All sculptures are to be for sale. In its first 5 years, Sculpture Walk Peoria has sold 11 sculptures.

Budget: $2,000 honorarium per sculpture exhibited

Deadline: 1/12/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call for artists is open internationally

Special Notes: A $25 application fee applies per artist.

There is no age restriction on the artwork, but sculpture must appear as new.

The sculpture must be for sale and the artist must price the work.

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


Yokna Sculpture Trail

Oxford , MS

Summary: The City of Oxford, The University of Mississippi and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council announce the 2020 prospectus of the outdoor sculpture program throughout the area of Oxford, Mississippi. The collaborative program, called the Yokna Sculpture Trail, provides between 15 and 20 large-scale sculptures throughout the local campus and community.

The program selects approximately half its exhibition annually which then rotates on a staggered two year exhibition schedule. The 2020 call for entries welcomes submissions from locally, regionally and nationally exhibiting artists. The sculptures selected for 2020 will be exhibited in four distinct locations throughout Oxford, MS from April 15, 2020 to March 1, 2022.

Budget: Each artist whose work is selected and installed for the duration of the contract will receive a stipend of $1,500 per sculpture

Deadline: January 13, 2020

How to apply: Online, here

Eligibility Requirements: The Yokna Sculpture Trail submission process is open to artists 18 years of age or older who are legal residents of the United States.

Special Notes: All works entered must have been created within the last five years or may be subject to omission from the selection process.

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


Imagine Art in Old Courthouse Square

Santa Rosa, CA

Summary: The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate and install site-specific public art at the north end of Old Courthouse Square

Budget: $280,000

Deadline: 1/13/20, 5:00pm (extended deadline)

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This commission is open to practicing, professional artists residing in the United States.

Special Notes: APPLICANTS MUST READ THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS DOCUMENT BEFORE SUBMITTING THIS FORM.

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


William Lanson Memorial Plaza Monument

New Haven, Connecticut

Summary: This Call to Artists opportunity is part of the creation of the William Lanson Memorial Plaza

The purpose of the request for qualifications is to evaluate a professional artist(s) ability to design a monument honoring the life of William Lanson, a prominent figure in African American and New Haven history.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2019 11:59 pm EST

How to apply: email, please see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: This Call to Artists is open to professional artists.

Special Notes: Please note that we are not requesting design work at this time; you will be asked to communicate your artistic concept through a written proposal only

Click here to read more about this call for artists including instructions on how to apply


Dogwood Arts Sculpture Exhibition

Knoxville, TN

Summary: This is an art-on-loan program. April 1, 2020 – March 20, 2021: Exhibition Dates

Budget: Artist Stipend of $2,000 per sculpture

Deadline: 1/14/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

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

Special Notes: Application $35 Fee

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


Colorado Mental Health Institute

Fort Logan , CO

Summary: Qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating site-specific public artworks for interior and/or exterior locations at the F Cottages at the Colorado Mental Health Institute

Budget: $120,000

Deadline: 1/15/20 11:59 pm MST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national opportunity for sculptors

Special Notes: Selected artist(s) is required to participate in a minimum of two meetings, at least one during the Design Development Phase and one during the Construction Development Phase.

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


City/County Building

Brookings, SD

Summary: The Brookings Public Arts Commission,  in partnership with the City of Brookings, SD, seeks an artist to design, fabricate and install 2D artwork in a public area of the shared use City/County building. The available installation space itself is 10′ wide x 6′ high, but the artist does not need to cover the entire square foot area. Detailed specifications will be provided once an artist is selected. The selected artist will be asked to create permanent artwork that honors the history, cultures, and current experience of Brookings County, SD residents.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: 1/15/20 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone)

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all artists living or working in South Dakota or a neighboring state. (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota). 

Special Notes: There is a $10 entry fee for this sculpture commission opportunity

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


Sculpture Evergreen 21st Annual Sculpture Walk 2020-2021

Evergreen, CO

Summary: Sculpture Evergreen has established a program of public art acquisition to beautify open spaces and public buildings in Evergreen, CO, in the foothills west of Denver.  A critical component of Sculpture Evergreen’s mission is the annual Sculpture Walk.  Initiated in 1999, this is a juried exhibition of up to 16 large sculptures suitable for OUTDOOR DISPLAY.

Budget: A stipend of $700 will be awarded for each accepted sculpture. 

Deadline: 1/15/20

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national call

Special Notes: Sculptures must arrive in Evergreen on Friday, June 5, 2020 and will be installed the following day, Saturday, June 6, 2020.  Artists must be present for the installation.  Overnight accommodations will be provided by Sculpture Evergreen for those artists traveling more than 50 miles from Evergreen.  Artists must also be present for the deinstallation in June, 2021.

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


Theatre Lobby Sculpture Project

Northglenn, CO

Summary: Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF), acting on behalf of the City of Northglenn, invites proposals from artists (individual or teams) to design, fabricate, and install a hanging sculpture in the new Parsons Theatre lobby in Northglenn, CO.

Budget: $135,000

Deadline: 1/17/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national call

Special Notes: The successful proposal for the commissioned, site-specific, permanent art installation will include a portfolio of past work, details of similar projects, and an outline of the process for design, fabrication, and installation

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


Works In Progress IV

Fayetteville, NC

Summary: The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is seeking sculptures and temporary installations for its annual Works in Progress IV.  The Arts Council will place 10-20 works at varied and diverse sites in downtown Fayetteville.  Works will be leased for a period of no less than one year.

Budget: Lease amounts should range from $1,000 to $2,000 for a one year period.

Deadline: January 17, 2020

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national call for artists

Special Notes: Each application represents ONE sculptural artwork,

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


Fairview Heights Private Percent for Art Program

Inglewood, CA

Summary: This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications for design and implementation of a highly visible exterior, site-specific, Percent for Art public artwork of original design at the Fairview Heights Apartments located in Inglewood, California

The public artwork represents transformation and innovation with a sense of community inclusiveness. The artwork will engage the public in imaginative interaction by visually conveying unity and transition within one composition.

Budget: $200,000

Deadline: January 17, 2020 by 11:59 PM PST

How to apply: CodaWorx

Eligibility Requirements: The RFQ is open to individual artists and/or artist teams over the age of 18 currently living or based in the U.S.

Special Notes: Full proposals are not required at this time.

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


Sculpture Now

Lenox, Ma

Summary: SculptureNow is accepting applications from established and emerging sculptors for its twenty-second consecutive, juried, annual exhibition of large-scale, outdoor sculptures. The show will be presented for the eighth year at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, a historic site in Lenox, Massachusetts,from June 1 to October 31, 2020.

Budget: A $1,000 honorarium will be provided for each artist accepted for the exhibition.

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2020

How to apply: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided at this time

Special Notes: Existing and proposed sculptures may be submitted for consideration. Innovative and interactive works are encouraged. There is no exhibition theme and no application fee. Up to 30 sculptures may be selected.

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


Dr. Paul Robeson Statue

New Brunswick

Summary: The not-for-profit organization, New Brunswick Public Sculpture, seeks qualifications from artists, art groups, artisans and/or designers to develop a life size sculpture to celebrate the life and legacy of this historical figure.

A realistic, life size statue of Dr. Paul Robeson will be dressed in casual clothing from his era and seated, on a conventional bench, with book on lap, is to be inviting so that on lookers feel welcome to have a seat on either side of the statue. This statue will be in close proximity to the Paul Robeson School of the Arts, and will be utilized as an outdoor classroom for students from many of the surrounding New Brunswick, NJ schools. This area will be a plaza where performances and other activities will take place and the statue of Dr. Robeson being a focal point.

Budget: $150,000

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2020

How to apply: by mail, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: All entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

Special Notes: Artist is to provide examples of prior statue installations, references, artist is expected to take part in the unveiling of the statue (cost to be included in the budget)

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


The Avenue Concept Call For Public Sculpture 2020

Providence, RI

Summary: The Avenue Concept  invites submissions for its 2020 public sculpture exhibition held in Providence, Rhode Island. Artwork will be on view for up to one year, on one of the Avenue Concept’s prominently located sculpture pads, located throughout Downtown Providence.

This is not a request for a proposal of work. We are looking for contemporary sculpture that already exists, to lease for up to a year. Scale of work can vary from human scale (5’ to 8’) pieces to larger works being around 20 feet tall. 

Budget: insert

Deadline: 1/19/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call for entry is open to sculptors in the Northeast of the United States within 200 miles of Providence, Rhode Island. 

Special Notes: $15.00 entry fee

Artwork must have a footprint and anchor pattern that fits within a 6’ x 6’ square.

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


2020/2021 Brighton Eye 4 Art Sculpture-on-Loan Program

Brighton, CO

Summary: This Sculpture-on-Loan Project is part of the Art-on-Loan program coordinated by the City of Brighton Eye 4 Art (E4A) Committee and the Public Art Committee. The program is supported by the Brighton City Council since 2011. Through this program artists receive increased public exposure and the opportunity to sell their works. The community has embraced the “sense of place” and community pride that the program has provided for the people who live, work and visit the City of Brighton. 

Budget: The artist honorarium is $500 for each sculpture selected for displ

Deadline: 1/20/20

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: Pedestal size: 36 inches high and 36 inches square

Maximum weight not to exceed 1,000 pounds.

Sculpture height: minimum of 4 feet

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


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