July 2022 Call for Artists–Part 1

Announcing 10 call for artists with deadlines July 1-11, 2022. Whether you are looking for an exhibition, an art on loan program, or an opportunity for a sculpture commission, be sure to read through and find the right call for you.

Be sure to also check out sculpture opportunities with deadlines in June at our previous call for artists.

Public Sculpture Project

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Summary: The Fredericksburg (VA) Sculpture Project has selected three locations for display of large-scale, free-standing outdoor sculpture from October 2022 to September 2023. Ideally, work will fit on our precast 5ft x 5ft concrete pads, or be anchored directly to the ground.

Budget: Stipend of $2000

Deadline: 7/1/22

How to apply: mail or email (see link below for details)

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: selection criteria: Visual interest, size (over 6′ tall for visibility), public display suitability, weather resistance. If works are sold during the contract period, a 25% commission will be held for future Public Sculpture Project expenses.

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Sculpture on the Lawn 2023

Orlando, Florida

Summary: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Public Art Review Board invite artists to submit work – existing or conceptual – for the 8th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from January 2023 to January 2024.                                      

Budget: Each artist will be awarded $5,000 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork

Deadline: 7/6/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Sculpture on the Lawn is open to experienced professional sculptors as well as students and emerging artists who specialize in the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculptures.

Special Notes: Sales of the works are encouraged. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until January 2024.

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Norman Forward 1% for Art: Senior Wellness Center

Norman, Oklahoma

Summary: Norman Arts Council, on behalf of The City of Norman and Norman Forward Percent for Art for the Senior Wellness Center, is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a significant work of art for the Senior Wellness Center

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 7/7/22 11:59pm Mountain

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional artists with experience working on public art projects of this scale and working in creating site-specific works.

Special Notes: Artists identifying with an ethnic, cultural, sexual, gender, economic, or ability minority are encouraged to apply.

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Town of Bennett Kinetic Wind Sculpture

Bennett, Colorado

Summary: The Town of Bennett is interested in commissioning an artist or artist team to create a site-specific kinetic wind sculpture that will be prominently displayed at the Bennett Town Hall in the town’s Civic Center Park. Our Civic Center Park is a core gathering place in our community, serving as the hub for recreation, culture/history and resident services. The sculpture will highlight and celebrate our rural heritage and hopes and vision for our future. The sculpture will inspire a sense of connectedness and community pride. The area where the sculpture will be location is approximately 21x 24 feet.

Budget: Proposals may range between $70,000 -$100,000

Deadline: 7/8/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This public art opportunity is open to professional artists residing in the U.S. regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation, or mental or physical disability, with slight preference given to artists living or working in the state of Colorado.

Special Notes: Lighting will not be included in this project. The artist will be encouraged to attend the dedication ceremony, but will not be required to do so.

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Art Currents 2022

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Summary: The Coeur d’Alene “ArtCurrents” program consists of sculptures on loan from artists residing in the Northwest United States and British Columbia. Artists submit applications for placement of their sculptures in the Coeur d’Alene downtown area, Riverstone, and Atlas Waterfront Park areas for a period of one year, with an option to renew for a second year.

The minimum size of the artwork must be 36″ tall or larger, three-dimensional, stand-alone piece, and must be designed and fabricated for long-term outdoor durability and ease of maintenance, including potential vandalism. We look forward to artistic interpretation and creativity in this call.

Budget: $1000 stipend per year

Deadline: 7/8/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists residing in the states of Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability, etc

Special Notes: The displayed art pieces will also be offered for sale with the City of Coeur d’Alene receiving a 25% commission from the sale.

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IGAP 2022: Art of the Trees RFQ

Inglewood, California

Summary: Local and regional artists are invited to submit qualifications for the 2022 Inglewood Growing Artists’ Projects (IGAP) to create original creative work drawing on Inglewood’s diverse trees and landscapes.

Budget: Three semi-finalists will be paid to develop a proposal format and site for the commission. One artist will be contracted in the amount of $30,000 to design, fabricate, publicly present and document the work, within a twelve (12) month period, to become part of the City’s Public Art Collection.

Deadline: 7/8/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Local and regional artists

Special Notes: To celebrate our significant collection of mature trees, we seek a creative artist to explore Inglewood for inspiration. We seek physical works of sculpture, painting photography, video, poetry, prose, artist’s book or temporary installation that will result in permanent documentation. The permanent, temporary and literary projects previously commissioned may be explored at inglewoodpublicart.org/city-public-art.

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Midtown Roundabout Sculpture

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Summary: Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership (DOKC) and Midtown stakeholders seek an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install an original, free-standing, large-scale, site-specific artwork for a downtown roundabout. Located at the intersection of NW 10th Street and Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the primary goal of this roundabout art piece is to serve as an emblematic landmark for the Midtown District.

Budget: The total art award is $200,000 to pay for expenses including but not limited to: design, construction, installation, any required permits, engineering, labor, artist fee, sales tax, and insurance

Deadline: 7/8/22, 11:59 PM Central

How to apply: email, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artist residing in the US, at least 18 years of age. A Project Manager living within 120 miles of the project site is required if the artist does not live in the area.

Special Notes: The commissioning body will raise additional funds for the cost of lighting, landscaping, base footing, and art marker.

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Palisade Art Vision, PAV, 7th Annual Public Sculpture Exhibit

Palisade, Colorado

Summary: PAV was formed in 2015 by a group of local citizens and artists to promote and embrace “Art as a part of everyday life.” PAV envisioned an outdoor sculpture program to promote a visible aesthetic voice and to supplement the agriculture tourism of Palisade. With the collaboration of the Town of Palisade Government, Palisade Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, art galleries and artists, PAV has grown from four temporary pieces to over a dozen and has purchased or sold five of the exhibited sculptures.

Both representational and non-representational are welcomed.

Budget: Each artist will receive a stipend, $750 for sidewalk or 24″ diameter pedestal sculptures, $250 for small 12″ pedestal sculptures.

Deadline: 7/10/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Regional call for the following States: Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona

Special Notes: PAV will handle all sales and retain a 25% commission for any sculpture purchase during the exhibit or as a direct result of this exhibit.

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Enlighten Peekskill

Peekskill, New York

Summary: Hudson Valley MOCA is soliciting proposals from experienced sculptors (artists, and/or artist/fabricators) to create and produce long-term original light-emitting works to be installed in 7 approved locations along the route from the Peekskill MTA Train Station, along South Water Street, up Central Avenue and South Division Street. The sculptures will serve the utilitarian purpose of illuminating the walkway as well as demonstrating the use of the arts to improve the quality of life in the community.

Budget: A budget of $30,000-$50,000 per sculpture is available through project grant funding, plus an additional $5,000 artist’s stipend.

Deadline: 7/11/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call

Special Notes: An artist can apply for up to three locations.

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Barkley Regional Airport Feature Wall Artwork

Paducah, Kentucky

Summary: Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) in Paducah, Kentucky is interested in commissioning an artist or artist team to create a site-specific work of art for the airport ticketing area.

Budget: The budget for the entire project is not to exceed $100,000

Deadline: 7/11/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, artists must currently live or have previously lived within 50 miles of Barkley Regional Airport.

Special Notes: Up to three (3) finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals for this opportunity. Finalists for the Feature Wall Art opportunity will be paid a stipend of $1,500 to attend an orientation, develop a site-specific concept proposal (including renderings, a narrative description, budget, and timeline), and present it to the Art Committee.

Prospective applicants will be able to attend a virtual Pre-Application Workshop on June 30th at 3:30pm CST. Airport staff and consultants will talk about the opportunity and walk through the application process. The workshop is optional.

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