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Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in Downtown Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway Phase III. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two year sculpture exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jul 2017

Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 16 – 21, 2017.

The Decatur Artway includes printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, an online tour with mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

This public art project offers a way to participate in the planning, design, and creation of communal space. This public art exhibition hopes to accomplish the following objectives:

  • engage civic dialogue and community;
  • attract attention and economic benefit;
  • connect artists with communities; and
  • enhance public appreciation of art.

Please note: if the submitted work has been selected and confirmed for another exhibition before July 15, 2017, then contact Angie Macon at Decatur Arts Alliance at your earliest convenience.

Decatur Artway Phase III artist benefits

Decatur, Georgia is a vibrant small city located five miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The work will be located in prominent spaces in the heart of the central business district in Decatur, GA. Population of the district reaches approximately 100,000 each day. The Decatur Artway Phase III does not have a specific theme for this phase of the exhibition. The work will be featured in all marketing collateral distributed by the Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Tourism Bureau, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority related to the exhibition. The work and artist’s personal statement will be featured in mobile apps that highlight the work.

The Decatur Artway Phase III is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

About Decatur Arts Allicance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a 501 c 3 non profit organization that supports the arts and arts education in Decatur, Georgia. They make art accessible to the Decatur population.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition – Call For Artists

Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists to submit entries for the juried 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition of 2- and 3-dimensional works. This exhibition contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

The audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts with a diversity of styles and media. Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by a panel of three jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints with excellence as a common thread.

The exhibition will be in the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The Dalton Gallery is in the Dana Fine Arts Building.

  • All works must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.
  • Works to be hung must be ready for hanging with any necessary hardware in place.
  • Artwork must fit through a standard door.
  • Video presentations are eligible, but the gallery does not offer facilities for projection. Any selected videos will be shown on a flat screen or computer monitor.
  • An artist entering an installation piece should be prepared to personally deliver, install, and de-install the work as needed. All physical requirements for installations are considered during the selection process.

2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition awards

  • Best of Show – $1,000
  • Gold Award – $700
  • Silver Award – $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur’s public art collection. Additional purchase awards are being solicited.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of the 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price.

2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition - Call For Artists

About the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, Georgia. Decatur, Georgia is a small city located five miles from downtown Atlanta. The Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and develop the city as a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance strives to make art accessible to every member of the Decatur community through art events and public art.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Decatur Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance, a 501 (c) 3 organization supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA, invites you to apply for booth space in the Decatur Arts Festival 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Jan 2017

The 28th annual festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The Artists’ Market will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 from 10am until 6pm, and on Sunday May 29 from 11am until 5pm.

The festival features continuous entertainment and performing arts in the Community Bandstand adjacent to the Artists’ Market. Food vendors, a Fine Arts Exhibition, the ArtWalk, Literary Arts, New Dance, and a Children’s Festival are also part of the festival activities.

Decatur Arts Festival 2017 prizes for Best of Show, Second, and Third Place will be awarded. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2018 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2018 show at half price. Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, and Third Place is $500.

The annual market is known for its high quality of artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. More than a dozen media categories are represented by new artists and festival favorites. This festival draws 70,000 attendees including art critics from the Atlanta area.

Decatur Arts Festival 2017

About the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The DAA sponsors the annual festivals as well as special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and to develop the city as a strong arts community.

DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, the Decatur Artway, the Book As Art Exhibition, and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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