May 2023 Call for Artists: Part 2

14 call for artists with deadlines May 8-31, 2023. 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. Keep in mind that there are 14 listings, but several of these have opportunities for multiple sculptors.

Public Art for the Rhode Island State Police Southern Barracks

West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Summary: This Call for Artists is the first step in the RISCA/RISP public art selection process. At this preliminary selection stage, we request submissions from artists or art teams consisting of 6-10 images representing work completed within the past ten years, a bio or resume, and a very brief description of potential site-specific proposals, (as in, “If commissioned, I envision creating a 2D painting or “a 3D wooden sculpture”, etc).

Finalists will be invited to create a site-specific proposal. An honorarium of $2,500 will be awarded to the finalists following presentation of their proposals.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: 5/8/23

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Call for Artists is open to all working artists regionally residing in the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire Vermont, Maine and New York. Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply.

Special Notes: For the purposes of this application, residency is deemed to be the state in which one files personal and/or business taxes with a permanent address.

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Parkland 17 Memorial

Parkland and Coral Springs, Florida

Summary: This Memorial differs from a typical public art installation by the sensitivity of its purpose, and submitting artists are asked to be a part of our collective healing process by extending compassion and empathy along with their creative designs. The Memorial will be built by the Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation, a single purpose non-profit organization that exists solely to construct and maintain this Memorial. The Foundation may wish to utilize design elements from multiple artists and may therefore pursue agreements with more than one artist to collaboratively integrate the desired elements into a single design that best achieves its vision for this project. Though non-traditional, the Foundation hopes that submitting artists will understand our desire for dialogue and flexibility.

The memorial will honor and pay tribute to the 17 individuals who were murdered, as further described in the attached report compiled by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. It will serve as a place where all are welcome to mourn or peacefully reflect, especially families, friends, and residents of the Parkland and Coral Springs communities. The memorial will be open during daylight hours and some evenings and may serve as a gathering place for events held to remember the victims.

Budget: not specified

Deadline: May 15, 2023

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This Call to Artists is open to professional artists and design professionals, eighteen years of age or older; residing in the United States.

Special Notes: $35 Application fee for up to 5 images

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Integrated Plaza Artwork

Seattle, Washington

Summary: Nitze-Stagen, Neiman Taber Architects, and Murase Associates are seeking an artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install an integrated artwork installation for the 4200 South Webster Street development in the Othello neighborhood of Seattle, WA.

Budget: $100,000. While the budget for this project is $100,000, there is an opportunity for construction credits to further the fabrication budget.

Deadline: 5/15/23

How to apply: email, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open only to artists local to, living or working in Washington state.

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Wylie Municipal Walking Trails-History of the Blackland Prairie

Texas Blackland Prairie

Summary: 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 Municipal Walking Trails are expansive and currently encompass tree miles. There are plans to extend the trails into additional areas and add a dog park and splash park for children. Placement of the proposed entry piece will be behind City Hall.

Works should include creativity, resilience, hope and remembrance through sculptures of the Native American Tribes (specifically the Caddo tribes) that hunted the area; This will be a multi-year project with sculptures scattered throughout the trails.

Budget: $40,000.00 each

Deadline: 5/16/23 — 5/21/23 this deadline has been extended to June 2, 2023 on CaFE

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, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

Special Notes: Please do not send specific proposals; the panel will not consider them. 

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Something New VI

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Summary: The Something New program is 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. The five locations are located inside the boundaries of the newly designated Bainbridge Creative District.  The state of Washington now hosts 13 Certified Creative Districts, which are defined as a walkable neighborhood designated hub for creative sector jobs, tourist and cultural activities.

Budget: Honoraria: $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: 5/19/23

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all local artists.  Emerging and Tribal artists are encouraged to apply. Regional  (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, California and possibly Vancouver, BC)

Special Notes: In addition to the five new pieces to be temporarily exhibited as part of the Something New VI exhibit, Bainbridge Island has a Public Art Collection consisting of 24 works, the majority of which are also located in downtown Winslow.

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Public Art Sculpture Project

Madison, Indiana

Summary: Seeking qualified sculptor to create a unique piece of art to be displayed at the entrance to the city.

Budget: $175,000

Deadline: 5/19/23, Noon Eastern

How to apply: email, see link

Eligibility Requirements: Must be an Indiana resident or native of Indiana.

Special Notes: 3 finalists will be contacted to create proposals

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2023 Stevens Point Sculpture Park Juried Call

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Summary: Sitting on 20-acres and connected to the Green Circle Trail, the Stevens Point Sculpture Park features artwork from local, regional, and national artists. We will consider a wide variety of work, including site-specific work, ephemeral and/or permanent work, work in a variety of scales, art with a performance component, proposed not yet built projects etc.

Budget: Selected submissions will receive $1500 for a three-year loan of their work

Deadline: 5/19/2023

How to apply: their website, see link below

Eligibility Requirements: no restrictions noted

Special Notes: No entry fee emerging artists welcome

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2023 City of Lone Tree Interactive Art Installation

Lone Tree, Colorado

Summary: The City of Lone Tree Arts Commission is seeking proposals from Colorado artists for an outdoor, temporary, three-dimensional art installation to be displayed for no more than 45 days at a pre-selected site near the Lone Tree Arts Center between August-September of 2023.

Budget: $9,500

Deadline: 5/21/2023

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is limited to professional Colorado artists who are at least 18 years of age or older. City of Lone Tree employees are ineligible to apply.  

Special Notes: The Arts Commission will narrow the field down to a group of finalists who will be invited on Wednesday, June 14th between 6pm-7pm to pitch their proposal and a Q&A with the Commissioners.  The selected proposal will be notified on Thursday, June 15th, 2023.  Each finalist will receive a $100 honorarium for pitching their proposal in person.  

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COVID-19 Art Memorial

Bloomington, Minnesota

Summary: invite experienced public artists to submit qualifications for the design, creation, and installation/assembly of a unique, moveable small-scale sculpture or mural. This artwork is meant to serve as a memorial to those lost to COVID 19, and as a reflection on this time in history and the resiliency of the city’s residents and employees over the course of the pandemic.

Budget: $10,000

Deadline: 5/22/23

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to Minnesota residents, ages 18 and older.

Special Notes: Do not submit a project proposal or design at this time.  

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Six Outdoor Sculptures. Purchases & Commissions–One Application

Boynton Beach, Florida

Summary: BoyntonArts seek multiple sculptors to create outdoor works for five property developers and one hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida. With one application, each artist will be presented to all developers and the hospital over the next two years. Four sculptures will join the 40 ft tall “Cavalcade” by Albert Paley on the Avenue of the Arts (Ocean Ave) as a cultural destination in South Florida.

Some of the developers have specific themes or other attributes required of the artwork.  The Pierce by Affiliated Development seeks an engaging, educational sculpture that celebrates Boynton’s connection to the natural environment of the Atlantic Ocean with elements such as coral reef, fish, sea mammals, coral, shell fish, sand, waves, fishing, fishing boats, diving, surfing, etc.  Bethesda Hospital wishes the artist to integrate moving water with the sculpture.

Budget: $1,400,000 total, $75K-$300K per sculpture

Deadline: 5/25/23 — 5/21/23 this deadline has been extended to 6/7/23 on CaFE

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Must have experience creating public sculpture.

Special Notes: Artists can present past work for a new commission and propose the sale of existing work.  Existing sculptures (or new commissions) must be resistant to the hurricane force winds, the sun’s ultraviolent light and the salt air. 

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City of Salida Public Art Installation

Salida, Colorado

Summary: The Public Art Commission of Salida (PAC) in tandem with the City of Salida invites artists to apply for a call of a visual art piece in a pre-determined outdoor space in late-Fall 2023. The PAC is looking for a 3-D outdoor sculpture/work/installation that is contemporary and can be viewable from a distance. The selected artist’s or artist-lead team’s work will be installed in an outdoor location near a multi-use trail at an entrance to the downtown business sector and the Creative Arts District adjacent to an urban skate park and downtown section of Highway 291.

Budget: $60,000

Deadline: 5/26/23

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to all artists, but preference will be given to artists/artist teams including regional artists residing within 500 miles of Salida and who have the background, experience and reputation for completing such a project. Commissioned or artist-owned work, if appropriate, will be considered. The selected artwork may not be duplicated within 200 miles of the site. Artists/artist team members must be at least 18 years of age, and legally residing and authorized to work in the United States.

Special Notes: $20.00 entry fee

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2023-2024 Vicky Bunsen Sculpture Garden – Sculpture on Loan Program

Westminster, Colorado

Summary: In its seventh 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.  

Budget: The artists selected will receive a stipend of $750 after acceptance and installation of the Artwork.

Deadline: 5/30/23

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all artists regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental ability. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Work must be original art. The jury reserves the right to disqualify any work which they consider to be in poor taste or inappropriate.

Special Notes: 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. Artwork must be able to be welded or bolted to a metal display base, bolted to a concrete pad, or bolted to a sidewalk.

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State of Maryland Public Artist Roster (open nationally)

Maryland, USA

Summary: The new Public Artist Roster will be an inclusive and equitable process for selecting artists and the commissioning of new, original and site responsive public art. We seek a diverse range of artists to work with Maryland state agencies, colleges and universities across the state to create public art for new or renovated State buildings.

Budget: he Artwork Commissions program will use the Public Artist Roster to select artists for projects between $50,000 and $1,500,000

Deadline: 5/31/23

How to apply: Submittable

Eligibility Requirements: Must reside in the United States or US Territory and be at least 18 years old

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Sculpture on the Lawn 2024

Orlando, Florida

Summary: Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Public Art Review Board invite artists to submit work – existing or conceptual – for the 9th 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 2024 to January 2025

Budget: Each artist will be awarded $5,000 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation and housing costs.

Deadline: 5/31/23

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: For the first time ever, sculptures may have electrical components in addition to the illuminating spotlights permanently located on each side of the pad. Electrical support is available at each sculpture pad. Sculptors are responsible to secure wire connections for safety.

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