July Call for Artists

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Below are 10 new opportunities for sculptors. There are art on loan programs and also commissions for site specific new sculptures.

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.)


Hentzell Park Public Art Project

Denver, Colorado

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art at the intersection of South Havana St., Cherry Creek Trail, near the Joe Shoemaker School located at 3333 South Havana St.

The Hentzell Park public art selection panel has recommended a site-specific, three-dimensional work of art designed, fabricated and installed at the specified location. A requirement of this project is to engage the students of Joe Shoemaker School (Hampden Heights Expeditionary School) in the creative process through a hands-on workshop.

Budget: $35,000.00

Deadline: 7/1/19, 11:59pm

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to Colorado artists only

Special Notes: The goal of the artwork is to celebrate the community and the uniqueness and diversity of the students, and engage with the users, ecology and natural environment of the Cherry Creek Trail through the creation of a timeless and permanent high-quality art installation.

Artist(s) should consider how the artwork will enhance the neighborhood culture, and celebrate the public space and urban waterway.

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


Interior Artworks for the Iversen Center for Faith

St. Paul, Minnesota

Summary: Are you an artist with an interest in portraying the spiritual through the visual arts? The University of St. Thomas invites artists to submit proposals for original artwork to be included as part of the new multi-denominational Iversen Center for Faith, located on the St. Paul, Minnesota campus.

Budget: $50,000

The budget for the project will include several parts: Proposal Fee for Semifinalists: Three semifinalists for the commission will be identified by the Iversen Center for Faith Integrated Artwork Selection Committee during the review process. Semifinalists will be invited to prepare a more detailed proposal for which they will receive a
fee of $1,500.

Artist Fee for Final Project: The artist (or collective) selected for the commission will receive a one-time total fee of $15,000, payable in installments outlined in the written commission agreement for the project.

Production Fee: The production budget (fabrication, logistics) will vary depending on the selected proposal but will not exceed $50,000 and must cover all associated costs of the project, including but not limited to design, fabrication, materials, labor, transportation, lodging, insurance, and installation of the works.

Deadline: 7/8/19 (original deadline was 7/1 but it has been extended)

How to apply: by email/ electronically, please see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all artists in the United States who are at least 18 years of age. Artists with in-depth knowledge of sacred/
spiritual/religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: There are two interior locations for permanent installation of the integrated artworks in the Iversen Center for Faith. The space will serve as the main entry point into the new addition and all artwork displayed in the area will be among the first things visitors will see upon entering.

Location one is on the western wall and location two on the northern wall. The eastern wall consists entirely of glass. This area also provides direct access to two sacred spaces: the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas to the south and the multi-faith mediation room to the north. Also off the immediate space will be the new bride and groom rooms.

Location One: the work(s) must not exceed a height of 7 feet, length of 20 feet, and a depth of 12 inches.

Location Two: the work(s) must not exceed a height of 7 feet, length of 18 feet, and a depth of 12 inches.

Click here to read more about this call for artists and to get details on how to apply


Coeur d’Alene Art Currents 2019

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Summary: The Coeur d’Alene “ArtCurrents” program consists of sculptures on loan from artists residing in the Pacific Northwest.  

The minimum size of the artwork must be 36” tall or larger 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.

Artists submit applications for placement of their sculptures in the Coeur d’Alene downtown area and Riverstone area for a period of one year.  Applications must include photographs of the submitted work taken from the front and back viewpoints.  From the submissions, a committee will select the pieces to be installed.  The one year period will run from the beginning of October through the end of September of the following year.

Budget: $1,000. The artists selected will be paid a stipend of $1,000.00 after receipt of the artwork.

Deadline: date and time

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all artists residing in the states of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability, etc. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation.

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. Pieces that are purchased by individuals or businesses and then donated back to the city will be relocated to an appropriate permanent location within the city limits.

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


University of Oregon Black Cultural Center

Eugene, Oregon

Summary: The University of Oregon seeks artworks for installation at the Black Cultural Center, currently under construction on the Eugene campus, at the Southeast corner of 15th Avenue and Villard Alley.

Budget: $14,000

$14,000.00 is allocated to commission a work or works of art or to purchase preexisting work or works of art for the designated installation sites surrounding the Black Cultural Center.  The art project budgets must include all fees, fabrication or purchase, insurance, permits, engineering fees, shipping, travel, installation, documentation and any other project costs.

Deadline: 7/19/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call for artists is open to artists in the United States.

Special Notes: There are multiple site locations noted as possibilities for sculpture in this call.

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


Andrews Avenue Bridge

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Summary: In partnership with the Highway Bridge and Maintenance Division, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist-led team (Artist), to transform the Andrews Avenue Bridge located in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Seeking an unique, site-specific, artwork for the Andrews Avenue Bridge. Artwork may be visible to viewers on the riverfront, on boats, and pedestrians and motorists on the bridge.

Budget: $180,000

Deadline: 7/1/19

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: This Call to Artists is open to professional artists, eighteen years of age or older; residing in the United States who have not been previously selected for a County project in the past 10 years and who have completed a minimum of five (5) public art projects with a budget of $25,000 or more and have demonstrated experience completing and coordinating exterior art installations with construction project managers, and related contractors, engineers and architects.

Special Notes: During the selection process, finalists will be paid a $1,500.00 honorarium for the proposal and presentation expenses and up to $500.00 of approved travel expenses.

All elements attached to the structure must be designed to withstand 152 mph winds or as required by the current Florida Building Code and with an engineered anchoring system designed by a Florida licensed structural engineer.

Click here to read more about this call for artists


Sculpture on the Lawn 2019

Orange County, Florida

Summary: Artists are invited to submit work – existing or conceptual – for the fifth annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave.) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida, where the works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily.

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. Up to three sculptures will be selected for display from October 2019 to September 2020. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.

Budget: $3,500

Deadline: 7/1/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.

Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until September 2020.

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


Mt. SAC Hilmer Lodge Sculpture

Walnut, California

Summary: As part of the college’s new Hilmer Lodge Stadium, the Public Art Advisory Council is looking to commission an artist/artist team to create a bronze sculpture of former track coach, Hilmer Lodge, to be placed at the entrance of the stadium.

Budget: $15,000

Budget of $3,000 to Round #1 shortlisted artists (max three)

 Budget $15,000 to final selected artist

Mt. SAC will contract separately for structural engineering services related to the design of concrete pad that statue (and plinth) will attach to and Mt. SAC will construct the pad prior to sculpture installation.

Costs for molding, casting, assembly, chasing, finishing, patina, transportation from foundry, and installation would be assumed by Mt. San Antonio College

Deadline: 7/3/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions provided

Special Notes: The artwork must be approximately 6’-4” in height with an additional 6-inch plinth and be self-supporting on a hardscape surface.  Artwork must meet the California Building Code and Division of The State Architect (DSA) requirements.

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


Washington State Convention Center Party Room Addition

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Washington State Convention Center and Pine Street Group seek an artist or artist-led team to create a site-specific artwork for a dramatic and highly visible site

Potential artwork media and application are open including 2D and 3D applications as well as light and digital-based media and kinetic forms. The selected artist will be encouraged to think broadly about the possibilities for the art. There will be technical parameters to consider for this artwork including weight loads and other structural considerations and site installation logistics.

Budget: $800,000, plus $200,000 for lighting and electrical service and engineering support

Deadline: 7/3/19

How to apply: IndyArtsGuide

Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to professional artists and artist-led teams residing in the United States and British Columbia.

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


Riverview Public Library Exterior Artwork

Hillsborough County, Florida

Summary: Hillsborough County is interested in receiving submissions from artists for the creation of EXTERIOR ARTWORK at a location on the site (to be determined). From these initial submissions, the County will develop short-list(s) of artists for further consideration. The short-listed artists will develop themes and site-specific visual proposals which will enhance and support the mission of the specific County facility.

Budget: The estimated budget for each project is between $40,000 to $45,000.

Deadline: 7/5/19

How to apply: mail or electronically, see link below for details

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

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


Public Art Portable Works Purchase: Fresh Perspectives II

Seattle, Washington

Summary: The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional artwork and wall hanging sculptures for a competitive purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection.

Maximum measurements for work is 48 x 48 x 5 inches and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Artwork not conforming to these qualifications may be disqualified.

The artwork will enter a rotating portable works collection and objects may need to be moved by one person.

Budget: $100,000 (this budget is the total for all works purchased, not per piece.)

Deadline: 7/5/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The call is open to professional artists residing in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska.

Special Notes: Artists working with a colorful palette are encouraged to apply. The artwork must be available for purchase. Purchases will be chosen by a panel who are charged with selecting artwork that reflects diversity of expression.

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

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