Happy Sculpting & New Year

11 Call for Artists with January 1-8, 2019 deadlines–Some great opportunities for sculptors across the country.

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.)

MLK Jr. Dr. I-285 Gateway Sculpture

Atlanta, Georgia

Summary: The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with Renew Atlanta, invites Metro Atlanta artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for a site-specific sculpture to act as a gateway to MLK Jr. Drive at I-285. This sculpture should stand at least 30’ tall.

This site-specific work of art should reflect the area’s culture of international significance. This community was home to intellectual leaders of human rights, including W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. This project, along with many others, will beautify the 7.2 mile corridor from North Avenue to Interstate 285.

Budget: $250,000

Deadline: 1/1/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The City of Atlanta is seeking applicants from the metro Atlanta area. This area includes the following counties: Cherokee, Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale, Henry, Clayton, Fayette, Douglas, and Cobb County. Artists or artist teams who are professional sculptors with portfolios that demonstrate monumental scale, contemporary, public art sculptures. The artist portfolio will demonstrate monumental scale sculptural architectural work. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability will be considered.

Special Notes: If selected to submit a proposal you will be given $1,250 and one month to build the proposal.

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2019 Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program

West Glacier, Montana

Summary: The Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park offers artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes, supports the mission of the National Park Service and conservation of these public lands.

The program provides the artist with four weeks of uninterrupted time to pursue their work. It also offers the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs and contribute to the preservation of public lands.

The artists selected for June, July and September will be given rent-free use of a furnished cabin on the shores of Lake McDonald. This cabin is rustic with no cell phone service or internet. Basic cooking equipment and bedding is provided. This housing is only available for the artist. Family members, significant others and friends will not be allowed to stay with the artist in the house.

Deadline: 1/1/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: Entry Fee (2019 Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Program): $20.00

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Brookline, Massachusetts

Summary: The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work for “Object(ive)”. Our lives are continuously shaped by the objects we use and create. The meaning or purpose of an object may shift with time. Cups and bowls we use today could become precious artifacts displayed in a museum, or they could be tossed aside as forgotten waste. With the rapid technological advances of the last century, our production of objects has increased dramatically. American culture today can be characterized by our fierce consumerism and attachment to objects. In “Object(ive)” we are looking for work that explores the influence objects have on contemporary life, whether the objects are commonplace, precious, functional, religious, cultural or symbolic.

Deadline: 1/1/19

How to apply: Online at BAC

Eligibility Requirements: All artists residing in United States are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the BAC’s submission form. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted

Special Notes: This is a nationally juried exhibition. If your work is selected, it must arrive presentation ready (with appropriate installation materials) by 5:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2019. Shipped work must be received in reusable wrapping with check or prepaid label for return shipping. Work must remain on exhibit through Friday, April 19, 2019.

Entry Fee: $30 for 1-3 submissions, $45 for 4-6

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College Public Art Design Competition

Paducah, Kentucky

Summary: West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) seeks Statements of Qualifications from professional visual artists or artist teams for the project described below. The selected artists will contract directly with Paducah Junior College Inc., the charitable foundation operating in support of WKCTC, to prepare a design proposal, plan, and budget for an interactive art park on the campus of Paducah School of Art and Design.

Budget: $25,000, After evaluating the submissions, WKCTC will narrow the pool of applicants to five finalists to develop a design, budget, and model for presentation to the PSAD Art Park Selection Committee. Each finalist will be paid a stipend of $5,000 for the development of their design proposal and to facilitate travel for the presentation.

Deadline: 1/3/19
3:00 PM Central Time

How to apply: Please send all submissions by email through wetransfer.com to paul.aho@kctcs.edu

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and a minimum of 18 years of age

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IDEA Campus – Tempe Public Art Opportunity

Tempe, Arizona

Summary: The City of Tempe in partnership with the Boyer Company invites artists to submit qualifications to create permanent artwork within the IDEA Tempe Campus, and to provide masterplan art concepts for the overall campus. The campus is located immediately west of the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) and between Rio Salado Parkway and the Rio Salado Multi-use Path. The IDEA Tempe Campus is an approximately 18 acre multi-phased development that is expected to include multiple office buildings, a hotel, parking structures and art related spaces that will complement the TCA. The development is focused on attracting new and existing companies to Tempe that are involved in all areas of technology. IDEA stands for Innovation, Discovery, Education and Arts. The Campus is focused on bringing these elements together in a way that creates an attractive work environment as well as an amenity for the Tempe community.

Budget: $80,000

Deadline: 1/4/19 (11:59 PM) Mountain Standard Time

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This Call to Artists is open to a professional artist or artist team residing and eligible to work in the United States

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Sculpture For All 2019-2021 Competition & Exhibition

Nacogdoches, Texas

Summary: Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting submissions from sculptors for our Sculpture for All Outdoor Competition and Exhibition. Up to ten works will be selected for a ten-month exhibition in the Arboretum, one of the largest azalea gardens in the nation

Deadline: 1/4/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements:
Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States.

Special Notes: There is a $10 entry fee for this competition

Size Limitations: No work can exceed 15 feet in height or weigh more than 1,000 pounds, due to equipment limitations. If you would like to enter a larger piece and are able to provide your own equipment for installation, please contact Jeffie Brewer, Sculpture Professor, for authorization prior to submission at brewerjeffe@sfasu.edu.

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Request for Qualifications and Acquisitions: Houston Arts Alliance & United Airlines

Houston, Texas

Summary: Artworks for locations at United Airlines Terminal C North at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Artists are encouraged to think creatively about how to present works of art in the approved locations. This includes existing work, commissioned work, murals, digital artworks etc.

Budget: $847,000, The total budget for all the acquisitioned and commissioned of works of art is $847,000. Final budget per artwork will be determined during the selection process.

Deadline: 1/6/19, 11:59 p.m. CST

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to artists in the greater Houston area.

Special Notes: Artworks will be located in areas approved by United Airlines. All works need to be movable. Due to complications of maintenance and conservation, United Airlines is not interested in technological works, such as those with key elements of sound, video, etc. Light-based works may be considered, but must be durable and easy to maintain in a public setting.

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Artist in Residence Spring 2019

Navasota, Texas

Summary: The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live and work in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three participating artist as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.

Budget: Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with groceries, fuel, and supply purchases

Deadline: 1/6/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes:
Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council): $20.00

Residency term runs from February 15th, 2019 to August 12th, 2019.

Any pieces sold by the artist in art fairs or gallery shows/events organized by The Arts Council, and at the Horlock House will be a 70/30 split, with 70% going to artist and 30% going to The Arts Council. Artist must follow sales procedures of The Arts Council, including documenting and collecting sales tax. Artist is responsible for managing the Horlock House Gallery including staffing open hours, hanging and displaying works, sales, etc

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ArtSS in the Open 2019

Sandy Springs, Utah

Summary: The Sandy Springs City Council has renewed its agreement with the Art Sandy Springs (ARTSS) nonprofit to conduct an annual competition of outdoor art sculptures, with up to 10 entries to be exhibited at City Springs during the contest period.

Budget: $1500 honorarium per sculpture selected for the exhibition.

A total of $50,000 has been allocated for the competition, and ARTSS has been working with the city to develop an overall budget and technical requirements to issue a call for entries this fall, staff said in a report to the council. At least one of the entries will be purchased for the city.

Deadline: 1/7/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: The theme for this year’s sculpture competition is:

“Inspired. By Nature.”

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Santa Clarita Valley New Sheriff Station

Santa Clarita California

Summary: The City of Santa Clarita (City) is accepting applications from artists or teams of artists who would like to be considered for a permanent artwork for a new Sheriff’s Station (Station). There is no overarching theme or required medium for this call. The Station and its local community should serve as inspiration.

Budget: $179,876

Deadline: 1/7/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements:
Artists 18 years of age or older are invited to submit an individual or collaborative artist application. Artists must have at least one public art project completed with a government agency to apply.

Special Notes: The Station will serve the City in a variety of different ways, some of which are usual like release of inmates or filing police reports. The Station will also serve as a safe space for the community, for example, families will use the Station to meet in the lobby to transfer custody of children.

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“Love in a Steampunk World” Exploring the Concept of Love through Steampunk Style

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 entire 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: 1/8/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: this call is open to any artists residing within the continental US and is over the age of 18. 2 dimensional work and 3 dimensional work is eligible for this show.

Special Notes:
Entry Fee (Love in a Steampunk World): $30.00

2/1-28 Show dates

2/8/19 Sweetheart Festival Night on the Town Reception

3/30/19 All unsold art should be returned to the artist

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