June 2-15 Call for Artists

We are pleased to announce 10 call for artists with deadlines June 2-15, 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 May and June 1 at our previous calls for artists.

Something New V

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Summary: A dynamic public art experience as well as an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work. The exhibit places sculptures in five outdoor locations in downtown Winslow on beautiful Bainbridge Island. elected works remain on display for approximately 11 months after which they are removed to make room for the next collection, offering Bainbridge Islanders and visitors “something new” every year. 

Budget: $2,000 to each of up to 5 selected Artists with the opportunity to be recognized for a $1,000 People’s Choice Award 

Deadline: 6/2/22, 11:59 PM Pacific

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all local artists – ​ Regional  (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, California and possibly Vancouver, BC)

Special Notes: Artwork will be on loan to the City during the exhibition period and must be available for sale to the public. If a sculpture sells, the Artwork cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition period.

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2022 – 2023 Historic Westminster Sculpture on Loan Program

Westminster, Colorado

Summary: In its sixth year, the City of Westminster’s Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for the community to learn about and enjoy art displayed in the Vicky Bunsen Sculpture Garden Park, an outdoor art venue in Historic Westminster. The Sculpture on Loan Program provides an opportunity for artists to prominently display their artwork in an historic and unique area of the City for the public to enjoy.

Sculptures should be garden size or larger with a minimum of 3 feet in one dimension. The artwork must be designed and fabricated for long-term outdoor durability and ease of maintenance, including strong winds. Acceptable materials include metal, stone, or similarly durable material; wood will not be accepted; powder coated surfaces will not be accepted. Sculptures taller than 11 feet will need a certified engineer stamp of approval to be considered for installation in a public area

Budget: $750 honorarium

Deadline: 6/2/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions

Special Notes: There is a $35.00 entry fee

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Public Art Prjoects in Big Marsh Park

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: Chicago Sculpture International (CSI), in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, is seeking experienced artists and artist teams to create original, site-specific, public sculptures for Big Marsh, a 280-acre park on the Southeast Side. Artists can also create earthworks with soil that is brought into the park; extensive digging is restricted because of the presence of buried industrial materials. Plantings with native plants are permitted. Projects must be finished by November 30, 2022.

Budget: $10,000 – $30,000

Deadline: June 03, 2022, 11:59 pm Central

How to apply: email: see link below

Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional artists who are at least 18 years of age. Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams. Artists whose proposals are accepted, if they are not already CSI members, will be asked to join.

Special Notes: Artwork can be functional, such as seating, animal habitats or way-finding structures; or non-functional. The work should reflect the color palette of the park and not employ any fluorescent colors. The work must be safe for the public and be able to last for up to three years, resilient to varying temperatures and other outdoor elements. Structural integrity and safety are primary considerations.

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History of the Blackland Prairie-Walking Trails Entrance

Texas Blackland Prairie

Summary: The Public Arts Advisory Board of the City of Wylie, Texas seeks to commission an original art work functionally, philosophically, and artistically integrated with the space for the Entry to the
Municipal Complex Walking Trails. The walking trails are located in a portion of the Texas
Blackland Prairie region. The Blackland Prairie region extends from Sherman to New Braunfels,
Texas. The initial piece will be for the entrance and should reflect a synopsis of the history visitors will see throughout their walk. 

Budget: $85,000.00

Deadline: 6/3/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project(s) are open to all professional artists located in the continental U.S.A., age 18 and over

Special Notes: Please do not send specific proposals; the panel will not consider them.  You may refer to completed artworks or projects submitted in your application that exemplify the aesthetic direction you might consider for the project if you are a finalist.

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RFQ: Artistic Metal Structures for N Street Park Stage

Davis, California

Summary: The City of Davis Civic Arts Commission invites qualified artists or collaborative teams to design and create a new piece of public art, as part of a neighborhood park improvements project, that will visually and functionally enhance a small performance area and include two elements: 1) an open-form metal superstructure for lighting and theatrical armature and 2) an open-form metal screen for backstage definition.

Budget: $45,000

Deadline: 6/3/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all Davis and regional California artists, Artists must be 18 years of age

Special Notes: Additional plans and supporting materials can be found here on the city’s N Street Park website or at www.cityofdavis.org/arts, under Artist Opportunities

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Coppell Public Art Exhibit

Coppell, Texas

Summary: CAC will award a stipend to up to 10 professional sculptures that are appropriate for public viewing and supports the family / community oriented values of Coppell. Sculptures are owned by the artist and are loaned to the exhibit for a two year period, 6/30/22 – 6/30/24

Budget: The honorarium is $1,800 dollars with an additional $500 awarded to the People’s Choice.

Deadline: 6/3/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to Artists from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Louisianna and Mississippi that are 18 years of age or older.

Special Notes: Due to the scale and openness of the park large, monumental sculptures are encouraged.

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RFQ: Percent for Art, PSU Vernier Science Center

Portland, Oregon

Summary: Through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program, the Oregon Arts Commission and Portland State University (PSU) seek to commission artworks for locations at the Vernier Science Center (VSC), a newly renovated building on PSU’s Campus.

Budget: $365,000 for multiple commissions. Commission amounts may range from $20,000 to $200,000.

Deadline: 6/6/22, 5pm Pacific

How to apply: Dropbox (see link below)

Eligibility Requirements: Artists and artist teams who reside in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Alaska and Hawaii; and/or attended PSU, are eligible to apply. PSU alumni, emerging artists and artists from traditionally excluded or underrepresented communities, including communities of color, are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: Proposals are not requested at this time. Discuss your interest in this project and how you, your artwork and art-making process would be a good fit for it. If you are an emerging artist or are desiring to expand your art practice to include public art, please discuss this and how your qualifications support your ability to successfully complete a public art project.

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Hazel Armbrister Dedication Bust

Pompano Beach, Florida

Summary: The City of Pompano Beach is looking to commission an artist for a work for hire bronze bust. The bust will be placed in the Historic Ali Cultural Arts Center Courtyard and must include a pedestal. A plaque, provided by the Pompano Beach Historical Society must be placed on the pedestal. The theme for the artwork is the late Hazel K. Armbrister.

Budget: $49,400.00

Deadline: 6/8/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: The project is open to all professional artists nationwide. Artists are NOT eligible if they are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee or program staff.

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Overpass Artwork

Ridgefield, Washington

Summary: With this multi-part process, the City of Ridgefield seeks to identify and select a qualified public artist to create and install a site-specific artwork on the screens located on two overpass bridges. The City seeks qualifications from experienced public artists (or artist teams) who specialize in site specific artwork.

This RFQ involves artwork at two locations, both overpass bridges. The first project location is a freeway overpass at the Ridgefield off of the interstate. The exit takes drivers into the commercial area of the City that hosts small shops and eateries, a grocery store, a medical clinic, parks and is the future home of a college campus and YMCA. 

Continuing past the commercial area approximately six (6) miles on a winding road with views of natural areas and neighborhoods leading to downtown Ridgefield featuring historic buildings, walkable tree-lined streets with small businesses and parks. The second project location is an overpass, completed in 2021, that takes drivers over the railroad tracks to the waterfront area. The overpass is two traffic lanes and pedestrian walkway.

Budget: $75,000

Deadline: 6/10/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Request for Qualifications is open to professional artists or teams nationwide with experience in the design, fabrication and installation of public art. Northwest artists are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The artwork will be located on the screens installed on each side of both bridges. The screens will be the footprint for the proposed artwork.

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2023/2024 Chicago Public Art Prequalified List

Chicago, Illinois

Summary: The Chicago Public Art Program – a division of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) – invites Chicago-based professional artists, professional artist teams and nonprofit arts organizations to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in the 2023/2024 Chicago Public Art Prequalified List (the “2023/2024 List”).  

Refreshed every two years, the Chicago Public Art Prequalified List is part of DCASE’s efforts to advance public art opportunities across the City of Chicago, increase the diversity of artworks commissioned via the Chicago Public Art Program, elevate the profiles of Chicago artists, and provide equity of access to public art opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: Artists, artist teams, and nonprofit arts organizations prequalified through previous calls must apply to this call to be considered for prequalification in 2023 and 2024.

Budget: insert

Deadline: 6/12/22

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: resident of the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, at least 18 years of age, professional artist

Special Notes: Nonprofit arts organizations (Organizations) that are resident and incorporated in Chicago, Illinois, may also apply in partnership with one specified Artist or a combination of specified Artists acting as the project lead artist(s).

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