May 15 Call for Artists

Four opportunities for sculptors, all with deadlines of May 15. 3 of these call for artists have 6 figure budgets. Decide if one of these is for you and act fast!

Utah Valley University School of Business

Orem, Utah

Summary: Request for qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site specific artwork(s) for the Business College Scott C. Keller Building on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

Budget: $511,000

Deadline: 5/15/20

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Resident American or legal resident artists / artist teams are encouraged to apply. Utah artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Art Selection Committee members, staff of Utah Arts & Museums and Method Studio are not eligible to apply for this commission.

Special Notes: Committee Statement: The Scott C. Keller Building, home of the Woodbury School of Business, will be the public face of Utah Valley University as the gateway to the south side of campus. The Committee hopes that the modern, elegant and beautiful building can be further enhanced with innovative, engaging, immersive and interactive artist contribution(s) relating to the School of Business’ goals, students and community.

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August 31st Memorial

Odessa, TX

Summary: Odessa Arts, in conjunction with the City of Odessa invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece as a public memorial to honor the victims and first responders affected by the mass shooting in Odessa, TX on 8/31/19. This piece will be an addition to the City of Odessa’s public art collection.

Budget: $300,000

Deadline: 5/15/2020

How to apply:

Eligibility Requirements: This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar projects. All media will be considered.

Special Notes: Applications will be reviewed by the August 31 memorial committee to ensure that each application is legible, complete, and meets all requirements. The pool will be narrowed to three finalists who will be asked to created a proposal.

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Public Safety Building RFQ

Coral Gables, FL

Summary: The City of Coral Gables requests qualifications from professional working artists for consideration to create iconic artwork for the City’s new Public Safety Building. Artwork is sought that serves as a memorial to and honors our public safety professionals. The selected artist/artist team will be required to work directly with Public Safety officials prior to developing concept proposals.

Budget: $400,000

Deadline: 5/15/2020

How to apply: Coral Gables website

Eligibility Requirements: Professional artists

Special Notes: Artwork is sought that serves as a memorial to fallen officers and fire fighters while honoring all public safety officials. A design that includes a water feature is preferred.

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Huntersville Icehouse Reimagined

Huntersville, NC

Summary: The Huntersville Public Art Commission (HPAC) has collaborated with the Old Huntersville Historical Society (OHHS) to seek request for proposals from qualified artist to commission a permanent public art display located at Veterans Park in the heart of downtown Huntersville. This project will utilize the remnants of what were the Huntersville Icehouse’s (Davidson Ice & Fuel and McCauley & Sons Ice) in a creative and reflective design capturing the embodiment of what the Huntersville Icehouse represented to the citizens of Huntersville.

Budget: All expenses for materials, installation and essentials will be provided by the Town of Huntersville, funded by a grant received from Electricities. The selected artist will receive a maximum of $5000.00 to cover all expenses, materials and installation.

Deadline: 5:00PM 5/15/20

How to apply: Email or delivery. Details in link below.

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all artists who currently live or work in the State of North Carolina.

Special Notes:

Salvaged Materials:
The OHHS was able to save (2) Pallets worth of the original bricks used to construct the original McCauley & Son’s icehouse. The majority of the bricks are damaged, crumbling and not suitable for sustaining weight. A strengthening sealant should be used to reinforce each bricks mass and durability.

There are also (2) Pallets worth of salvaged bricks from the Davidson Ice & Fuel Company building which may be used. While stronger and in better condition than the handmade McCauley & Son’s bricks, they are not recommended to be used for structural support. The concrete blocks are believed to be taken from the entrance steps of the Davidson Ice & Fuel building.

Your creativity is invited in utilizing any and all remnants of the original bricks within the projects design.

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