Montpelier Art Center (Laurel, Maryland) - Call For Artists

Montpelier Art Center (Laurel, Maryland) – Call For Artists

Montpelier Art Center (Laurel, Maryland) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division (ACHD) of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation invites individual artists and artist teams to submit applications for exterior sculptural artwork to be installed on a temporary basis at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. ACHD is seeking existing sculptural works that fit the criteria described in this solicitation, rather than design and fabrication of new work.

The selected artwork will be placed on a concrete pad sited on a lawn area at the center of the circular driveway directly in front of the entry to the Art Center and grounds leading to Montpelier Mansion. Dimensions of the concrete pad measure is approximately 14 feet in diameter and 6 inches in height. Based on engineering specifications, the pad can support a variety of types and weights of sculpture.

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Apply by: 4 September 2023

This public art project seeks to enhance the outdoor environment of the Montpelier Arts Center and Mansion by:

  • Making a significant statement that relates to the sense of place associated with the site
  • Having a strong daytime and nighttime presence
  • Setting a standard of excellence for future public art projects planned for Prince George’s County
  • Capturing Prince George’s County’s historic and modern significance to the Greater Washington, D.C. region

The budget for the temporary art installation is $3,000 for the two-year exhibition period. Payment for the project will be made in two installments: with a deposit of $2,000 paid upon successful installation of the artwork and initiation of the project, and a final payment of $1,000 upon the successful deinstallation and completion of the project.

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency established in 1927 that serves both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland by providing long-range planning, park acquisition/development, and administration of the Prince George’s County Recreation Program.

The Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation is a well-respected leader in the field with an unprecedented six national gold medals for excellence. It operates and maintains more than 27,000 acres of parkland throughout the county. With cooperation and input from diverse communities throughout Prince George’s County, the Department operates a comprehensive park and recreation system that offers programs and facilities designed to meet the needs and interests of patrons of all ages.

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