Mid November Call for Artists

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15 opportunities for sculptors are listed in this post. The various call for artists span the entire country from coast to coast. From art-on-loan programs to large scale commission opportunities there is sure to be something right for you, so check them out and apply today.


Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial and Park Canine & Equine Plaza Public Art Opportunity

Chicago, IL

Summary: The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is seeking an artist or artist team to create wall-mounted high relief sculptures for the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, Canine and Equine Plaza addition

Every day, Chicago Police Officers leave their police stations to answer the call and serve the people of Chicago. Some work alone, some work on teams, but the majority work with a partner. These partners provide support and companionship. In the Canine and Equine units, these partners have four legs.  Some of these animal partners have given their lives to protect their human partners. Officers in these specialized units have asked that we create a place in the park where their animal partners can be honored and remembered for their sacrifice. Presently, there are eight canine and three equine partners that have died in service to the Chicago Police Department.

In 2005, the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park was built on the Chicago Museum Campus. Located east of Soldier Field, it pays tribute to the 585 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In 2010, the Living Sacrifice Area, a place to honor catastrophically injured officers was added. We are now fundraising and developing plans for a Canine and Equine Plaza in the park.

Budget: $300,000.00.

Deadline: 11/11/19 11:59 PM CST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: insert

Special Notes: This deadline is for the RFQ ONLY. Design proposals due from finalists will be mid-January

The subjects are:

1.        Horse, life size or slightly larger, standing on the ground, with the horse’s head facing out. The horse is accompanied by its patrol officer partner, standing and holding the reins of the horse.

2.        Two dogs, life size or slightly larger, mounted and arranged on the wall in a dynamic grouping. The dogs may be “natural” or may be uniformed in their working equipment, or perhaps one of each. Holding leashes to one or both dogs should be their police officer handler.

Click here to read more about this call for artists or to apply This link includes reference videos and past artwork examples


Maitland I-4 Ultimate Public Art Project

Maitland, FL

Summary: Maitland, Fl. is a community of approximately 20,000 residents, which is located in Orange County and is just north of Orlando and Winter Park.  The region is widely recognized as the #1 tourist destination in the country and attracts over 70 million visitors annually (Visit Orlando).

Home to world-class theme parks, the area also encompasses a number of outstanding performance venues, a top-rated university, and a world-recognized hub of innovation, technology and diversity.  This particular project will be part of the public art endowment established for communities within the 21-mile stretch of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project. 

Budget: $194,000 has been approved for the artwork which shall be inclusive of all associated expenses to include permitting, infrastructure, lighting, fabrication, installation, etc.

Deadline: 11/11/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call. Artists will be evaluated on professional experience and although not necessary, experience with projects of similar size and scope could be helpful. 

Special Notes: Artworks must be able to withstand harsh Florida weather including intense sun, seasonally heavy rains and hurricane-force winds.  Consideration will be given to the materials that will be utilized for such projects and their ability to withstand such things as rust and fading.

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


Altamonte Springs I-4 Ultimate Public Art Project

Altamonte Springs, FL

Summary: The City of Altamonte Springs seeks a professional artist or artist team producing work in three-dimensional media to create permanent site-specific crane artwork for Cranes Roost Park that will reflect the unique character and spirit of the community.

Budget: $169,800

Deadline: 11/11/19 5 p.m.

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to a professional artist or artist team working in three-dimensional media. The City will give preference to local artists. The City will also give preference to artists who utilize technology and innovative concepts to develop the artwork.

Special Notes: Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers. Florida has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid with intense sun, seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as deteriorating rust and fading should be considered.

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Art in Public Buildings RFQ: UW Engineering Education and Research Building

Cheyenne, WY

Summary: This is an RFQ. The new Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB) is primarily a research facility with some classroom space.

The committee has identified several locations that may be conducive for artwork: both entryways, common areas around the building, or the central area/atrium in the center of the building. There is the possibility of work that is freestanding, or wall or ceiling mounted. The committee is more interested in monumental, sculptural, or relief work, and is less interested in 2D work.

Budget: $90,000

Deadline: 11/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national call for artists.

Special Notes: Following review, select artists will be asked to submit a complete formal design proposal, including a budget, timeline, and references.

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


Art in Public Buildings RFQ: CWC Agriculture and Animal Science Center

Cheyenne, WY

Summary: The new Agriculture and Animal Science Center will house programs in Agriculture, Crop and Soil Sciences, Equine Studies, and Farrier Science, as well as the CWC Rodeo team and a meat processing program. Currently these programs are off-campus and the new facility will bring them onto the north side of main campus. The building is a pre-engineered metal building in a neutral beige or tan color with a green metal roof

The committee is interested in work for the exterior of the building by the main entrance that helps define the building and the programs it houses. They are interested in work that visually guides people toward the entrance.

The committee is open to either one monumental piece, or in multiple pieces. They are also interested in work that is functional and sculptural, for example seating or bike racks. Budget and artist interest will determine which direction the project goes; artists are encouraged to submit work samples of either type of work.

The committee is interested in work that highlights the programs housed in the building and that celebrates the growth of these programs. The new facility will allow faculty, staff, and students to do more, expand over the years, and take their programs in new directions.

All styles, genres, conceptual approaches, and mediums will be considered. All proposed artwork must be durable, structurally sound, secure, site appropriate, and easy to maintain. Additional drawings, site plans, and information will be provided to the artists invited to submit complete proposals.

Budget: $90,000

Deadline: 11/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is a national call. Wyoming artists will be given preference. The committee is particularly interested in artists who are willing to come to campus and provide public programming or meet with students.

Special Notes: Following review, select artists will be asked to submit a complete formal design proposal, including a budget, timeline, and references.

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


Bookstore at Union Square, Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

Summary: The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement an exterior site-specific sculpture or installation of original design at the site of the Barnes and Noble university bookstore and adjoining parking garage on the campus of Louisiana State University (LSU) located in Baton Rouge, LA.

Budget: $170,000

Deadline: 11/15/19 10:59PM CT

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: All professional artists 18 and over (national or international) are invited to apply.

Special Notes: Finalists will be invited to attend two (2) meetings: a mandatory site visit to view the space and meet the committee, and an optional in-person presentation of the artist’s proposal before the committee.

An honorarium/proposal fee of up to $1,500 will be paid to finalists to offset expenses associated with development of proposals and travel.

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2020-2022 Gallery Without Walls

Lake Oswego, OR

Summary: The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite submissions of up to three works of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit.

Artists can submit completed works as well as proposals for new works to be completed by installation in August of 2020.

Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2020 and ending in the summer of 2022.

Budget: $1,000

Deadline: 11/15/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call.

Special Notes: Event Dates: 8/1/20 – 8/1/22

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


Sculpture Tucson Show and Sale

Tucson, AZ

Summary: Sculpture Tucson annually hosts Arizona’s largest juried Sculpture Show & Sale the first weekend in April. Proceeds from the Show and Sale go toward the purchase of sculpture for public art in and around Tucson as well as funding public art and education. Each application will be juried by an internationally recognized panel of artists.

Budget: There is a $15 entry fee for this opportunity for sculptors.

Deadline: 11/15/19 11:59 PM PST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: This is an open call. Though hundreds of artists will apply, only 60 will be accepted.

Special Notes: Booth fees are $100-$150.

Download Application Packet here:     www.SculptureTucson.org/call-to-artists

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


New Bedford Whaling Artist in Residence

New Bedford, MA

Summary: The residency seeks engaging New England-based artists from across disciplines to participate in our ongoing sessions. Strongest consideration will be given to artists who engage with all the components of our residency program. In the application, artists should be sure to outline the scope of their prior work, the role of the residency program in further developing their work, how New Bedford will serve as a source of inspiration, and their plan for public engagement.

Budget: Our program is distinguished by the distinctive opportunities we offer participants: a $2,500 stipend, both studio and exhibition space, personalized professional development, promotional support and material fee waivers.

Deadline: Nov 18, 2019

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: Open to New England-based artists. We especially encourage graduate and professional artists living in New Bedford to apply.

Special Notes: Residency Jan 1- Mar 31. Applications are competitive, and only one resident will be selected per session.

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Public Art at PVDFest 2020

Providence RI

Summary: The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) calls artists to submit qualifications and ideas for PVDFest 2020.

Budget: Awardees will be given $10,000 to realize their temporary projects.

Deadline: 11/18/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This call is open to individual artists or artist teams that are 18 years old or older with a home or studio address in the Providence Metro Area (defined as all of Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts).

Artists or artist teams that have received a PVDFest Public Art Commission in 2018 or 2019 are not eligible to apply for a 2020 commission.

Special Notes: The Art Selection panel will review submissions and will invite no more than 9 finalists to develop design proposals.

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Byers Branch Library, Public Art Project

Denver, CO

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art program seeks to commission a Colorado artist or a team of artists to create a site-specific public artwork at the Byers Branch Library located at 675 Santa Fe Drive in the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood in Denver. The art selection panel is requesting artists to create their project for the interior of the building.

Budget: $10,000 USD

Deadline: 11/18/19 11:59 p.m. MST

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists or Artist teams residing in COLORADO. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous public art experience. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The selection panel goal is to welcome an artist or a team of artists that may engage the neighboring community and increase community connection in its facility. 

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Smiley Branch Library, Public Art Project

Denver, CO

Summary: The City of Denver’s Public Art program seeks to commission a Colorado artist or a team of artists to create a site-specific public artwork at the Smiley Branch Library located at 4501 W. 46th Ave. in the Berkeley neighborhood in Denver.

Budget: $10,000 USD

Deadline: 11/18/19

How to apply: CaFÉ

Eligibility Requirements: Artists or Artist teams residing in COLORADO. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous public art experience. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes: The selection panel goal is to welcome an artist or a team of artists that may engage the neighboring community and increase community connection in its facility.

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


RFP – Public Art Sculpture

Laguna Niguel, CA

Summary: The City of Laguna Niguel has released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Design, Fabrication, and Installation of a Public Art Sculpture for the new Crown Valley Community Center, located at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA.  Currently, the Crown Valley Community Center is under construction with a tentative grand opening scheduled around May 2020.  Once completed, the Public Art Sculpture will add to the prestige of the new building and engage the community in imaginative interaction and reflection.

Budget: will not exceed $100,000

Deadline: 11/18/19 3pm PST. (This is the latest, revised date at the time of this publication)

How to apply: Proposals are due on November 18, 2019 by 3pm and must be submitted directly to the City (not using the Cafe website). 

Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to established professional artists with a strong preference for local artists from the City of Laguna Niguel. Only professional artists with reviewable portfolios are eligible to apply. Applicants with experience working on a permanent exterior art sculpture within a public process are preferred.

Special Notes: Installation must be completed before April 1, 2020.  

Click here to read more about this call for artists including application instructions


University of Illinois – MEB Call for Artwork

Urbana-Champaign, IL

Summary: The Art in Architecture (AIA) Program of the University of Illinois Facilities & Services is pleased to announce a Call For Artwork (CFA). Professional artists are invited to submit images of work available for purchase to be considered for the permanent original public art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Artists’ work may also be considered for commissioned custom work.

This call seeks artwork for the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building Renovation and Addition Center located at 1206 West Green Street on the Urbana-Champaign Campus in Urbana, Illinois. The project will renovate the existing building and construct a new 40,000 GSF addition to the east side of the structure. The project is currently under construction with completion scheduled for late Fall of 2020.

Budget: $100,000

Deadline: Nov. 20, 2019 at 4:00P.M.

How to apply: Mail or email

Eligibility Requirements: This Call For Artwork is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work in the United States. Faculty, instructors and staff of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as degree-seeking fine art students are ineligible to apply.

Special Notes: Do not send a proposal unless you have been contacted by the Art-in-Architecture Coordinator.

A complete PDF copy of the Call For Artwork document is available via email. Send a request for this document to jrlev@illinois.edu with a return email address.


RFQ-SILVER LINE PROJECT PHASE II: ASHBURN AND RESTON TOWN CENTER METRORAIL STATIONS PUBLIC ART PROJECT

Washington DC

Summary: WMATA’s Art in Transit Program is soliciting qualifications from accomplished artists or artist teams to create site-specific public artworks, funded by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), for the future Reston Town Center and Ashburn Stations on the Silver Line in Fairfax and Loudoun County, Virginia.

This is a RFQ from interested Artists/Artist teams who wish to be considered for a procurement that will include design, construction services, and installation associated with the realization of site-specific artworks with a budget of $250,000 for each station.

Budget: $500,000 ( $250,000 for each station.)

Deadline: 11/24/19

How to apply: CaFÉ™

Eligibility Requirements: This Call to Artists is open to all artists with site-specific public art experience.

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

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