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Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The City of Penticton, BC, Canada announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton.

The Penticton Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestal traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, that influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers alike. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Penticton hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

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Enter by: 13 Dec 2021

PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds. Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture must be included, as well as photo examples of previous work. The City of Penticton is looking for up to seven (7) sculptures to be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout (intersections of Front Street, Marina Way, Ellis Street and Vancouver Avenue) in Penticton, BC.

Artist will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $3000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Terms and Conditions

  • Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2022 – April 2023). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two year term (May 2022-April 2024).
  • Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals / pads will be provided by the PPSE.
  • Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and will be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.
  • The City will enter into a lease agreement with the artist for the duration of the exhibition and the artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.
  • City staff/or City contractors will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture.
  • Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City.
  • Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2022, and removal in April, 2023. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide in writing a representative to be present on their behalf.
  • Up to $300 per sculpture will be allocated for signage that the City will create and install in consultation with the artist.
  • At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City.
  • The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition.
  • The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters, and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. It is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Easily accessed by major highways and airports.

It is known for its beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Penticton, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact info@proficientartstallations.ca.

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Courthouse Expansion (Concord, NC) – Call For Artists

Courthouse Expansion (Concord, NC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Cabarrus County, North Carolina is seeking artists or artist collaborations to create innovative, original, and site-specific artwork for the Cabarrus County Courthouse Expansion that is currently under construction in downtown Concord, NC.

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Enter by: 20 Dec 2021

The Art Selection Committee for this project is seeking an artist or artist team who can understand and express, in a suspended, permanently-installed, large-scale piece, the Courthouse’s role in providing sound and fair justice. The location of the art will be in the main public lobby, where high windows afford views of the artwork from outside the building on three sides, as well as inside.

The total public art budget for the Courthouse Expansion project, including all aspects of design, fabrication, transport, and installation, is $350,000. One (1) to three (3) finalists will each receive a $2,500 stipend to cover design costs for their proposal and travel/ presentation.

About the Cabarrus County Courthouse

When completed, the new Cabarrus County Courthouse will be a 313,000 SF court facility that includes a new 240,000 SF addition to the existing 1975 courthouse. Together with the new construction, the existing 73,000 SF facility will undergo complete interior renovation and repurposing to fulfill long-term, multi-generational space requirements.

As noted in the Designers’ Narrative for the project, “While the existing courthouse fronting Union Street will be completely renovated, a new addition and public entry (off Means Ave Pedestrian Plaza) will reshape the identity of the courthouse campus. The intentional siting of this new primary entry is the defining element of the concept.”

Similarly, the artwork commissioned for this project will reshape and help define the perceptions of those entering or passing the Courthouse and frame a new experience of a ‘house of justice.’
The artwork will not only complement the architecture of the building, and provide an attraction – and distraction – for those entering; but also it shall help shift mindsets.

For more information, contact kdbilafer@cabarruscounty.us.

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Guest Artists Showcase (Piermont, NY) – Call For Artists

Guest Artists Showcase (Piermont, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Piermont Flywheel Gallery is currently accepting submissions from artists for their annual Guest Artists Showcase, now back following last year’s hiatus. A 4-week guest show will allow artists to share and showcase their talent with gallery visitors.

The show will run from Thursday, January 13th through Sunday, February 6, 2022.

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Enter by: 9 Dec 2021

Selected works will be chosen by a jury of gallery member artists. The number of pieces selected depends on the size of your work and the overall number of artists participating.

The showcase is a great way to come and experience the gallery and meet and mingle with current and prospective artists.

Piermont is an affluent and desirable place to live and visit. Cyclists from as far away as Brooklyn and day-trippers from New York City and New Jersey visit Piermont to take in the beautiful landscape, enjoy the Hudson River, shop the galleries and boutiques on Main Street and the Pier, and dine at its world-class restaurants.

“We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery.” – Jeanne Treat-Tozer

About Piermont Flywheel Gallery

In 1992, Piermont’s first artist-run gallery opened its doors to the public. Twenty-four artists joined forces to create a cooperative gallery dedicated to exhibiting the finest work of artists living and working within the New York tri-state area. Piermont was still a relatively quiet community enjoying its lovely Hudson River setting.

Today, the village bustles with visitors from far and wide. The Flywheel Gallery is no longer the only co-op gallery. There is another one next door and many commercial galleries.

The Flywheel; however, can boast of being there from the beginning. When this dedicated group of artists got together to create an elegant, functional, and friendly artist-run space, Jeanne Treat-Tozer, a painter and one of the gallery’s founders, explained at the time, “We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery. We want them to feel comfortable and confident when selecting works.”

Among the more notable members of the gallery was Alan Gussow, whose untimely death in May of 1997 was a shock to the arts community worldwide.

For more information, contact submissions.pfg@gmail.com.

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Light-emitting Sculpture (Minneapolis, MN) – Call For Artists

Light-emitting Sculpture (Minneapolis, MN) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Midtown Greenway Coalition has issued a call for sculpture concepts to select an artist for a proposed Midtown Greenway Light-emitting Sculpture. This sculpture will be an important improvement to the Midtown Greenway, Minnesota’s busiest non-motorized transportation corridor that serves thousands daily, and the East Phillips Neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Enter by: 3 Dec 2021 4pm CT

Showcase how public art can be a functional item that lights up a dark area and inspires additional projects elsewhere along the 5.5 mile-long Midtown Greenway, the #1 urban bikeway in the U.S. This Light-emitting Sculpture is an opportunity to work directly with an impacted community in a largely low-income and very diverse neighborhood.

An Advisory Team composed of neighbors will select three finalists. The Advisory Team for the sculpture is composed of residents on the two blocks adjacent to the proposed sculpture location and includes Latina, African American African immigrant, white, and queer people. The public will vote for their favorite design from among those three, based largely on the sculpture’s likelihood of making viewers say “Wow!” A contract for up to $8,000 will be offered to the winning artist for the design phase, resulting in a detailed design that can be used to pursue approvals to install the sculpture in public space. An additional contract for construction and installation will likely be offered to the winning artist to achieve sculpture installation by late August 2022. The sculpture will be unusual in that it will be a thing of beauty and quality in a high crime neighborhood where morale needs a boost.

About The Midtown Greenway Coalition

The Midtown Greenway Coalition is the grassroots nonprofit organization that advocated for public agencies to create the Midtown Greenway. The Coalition continues to serve as the community’s voice in protecting, improving, and promoting the use of the Midtown Greenway.

For more information, contact thegreenwayguy@gmail.com.

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Passion To Perform (Online Art Contest) – Call For Artists

Passion To Perform (Online Art Contest) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Yamana Gold announces a call for artists to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography as entries to Passion to Perform. Yamana Gold is a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance-based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

Free to enter

Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion. Yamana Gold aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

The competition is open to any person practicing art. Each artist can submit up to 2 entries. The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately 35 artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

Passion to Perform prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection:

  • $7,000 for first prize
  • $2,500 for second prize
  • $1,500 for third prize

In addition, a fund has been established to acquire artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection of Yamana Gold. Pieces of art that become part of the permanent Passion To Perform collection may be displayed in Yamana Gold’s offices, thereby visually communicating a sense of performance to employees and visitors alike.

About Yamana Gold

Yamana Gold is a Canadian-based precious metals producer with a high quality, diversified portfolio, including significant gold and silver production. Long-life production assets including development stage properties and exploration properties are located throughout mining-friendly jurisdictions across the Americas, in Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Yamana plans to build on this base through sustainable expansion and optimization initiatives at existing operating mines, development of new mines, the advancement of its exploration properties, and by targeting other consolidation opportunities – with a primary focus in the Americas.

The company is committed to responsibly and transparently operate, strengthen sustainable shareholder returns, and align business and societal outcomes by creating transformational impact. Yamana’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, and London Stock Exchange.

For more information, contact artwork@yamana.com.

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Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Arts Orange County and The City of Newport Beach are pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase VII of its ongoing Invitational Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park.

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Deadline: 30 Nov 2021

There is no cost to submit

The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. The Civic Center Park has developed into a destination for residents and visitors to gather for events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trail, appreciating its environmentally-friendly expanse of native plant life.

Display artworks in a serene, ocean-view setting made to be beautified by sculpture. This exhibition has consistently delighted and enriched visitors with the works of world-class artists both local and national.

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition honoraria range from $2,500-$5,000.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County is the officially designated independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California. It is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, Arts Orange County is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education.

Home to City Hall, City administrative offices, and the Central Branch of the city’s public library system, the Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Allez! 2022 Mural Exhibit (Missoula, MT) – Call For Artists

Allez! 2022 Mural Exhibit (Missoula, MT) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Allez! Missoula is looking for 1-3 artists (or art teams) to take over their alleyway for the 2022 Fall/Winter mural exhibit. The final exhibit of the year is for the most ambitious of artists. In this show, artists are invited to paint a minimum full 4’ x 16’ mural display section, or up to our entire alleyway, 4′ x 56′. The exhibit will run the second Friday of October through the end of February 2022.

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Deadline: 10 Nov 2021

Artist/s will have full range of artistic choice in theme, and can choose from any of Allez! Missoula’s layout options. Murals are featured in a custom-made framing system. Because of this, exact measurements and layouts of proposed artwork are necessary. Check out the guidelines on the “Painting Process and Wall Layout” page from the link above. View and click to download layout options. Use these to design your proposed artwork. Follow the measurements provided to make your own layout or insert your images into the forms provided.

All Allez! 2022 Mural Exhibit accepted artists will be paid for their work depending on size.

  • Digital artwork file: $300 per image used
  • 4’x16’ Mural (full bay): $2,200
  • 4’x32′ Mural (2 bays): $4,400
  • 4’x56’ Mural (3 bays, full alley): $7,700

Allez! is a unique opportunity in that the artist’s work is featured as both public art and as a gallery setting. The artwork is fully visible to public view and available for purchase. The alley is attached to Radius Gallery, the most prestigious gallery in Missoula with a roster of collectors from all over the world. Allez! creates unique artist interview documentaries free of charge to the artist.

About Allez! Missoula

Allez! is a revolving outdoor urban art gallery which activates the alleyway of the beautiful 120 N Higgins Avenue building in the Original Townsite of Missoula. They engage, promote, and sponsor a wide variety of artists and artistic visions. Allez! provides a custom display system on a lighted alley wall for showcasing quality artworks that represent the region. They strive for ways to create a tangible, stable economy for artists by partnering with other community organizations, nonprofits, schools, and businesses to promote sponsored public events.

Allez! envisions a Missoula downtown with all alleys activated with good lighting, mediated blight, beautiful artistic expression with safe, and welcoming public-access for all. Allez!:

  • Values a public art space for all to share safely
  • Envisions a stable economic framework for working artists
  • Strives to remedy downtown’s visual blight, one panel at a time
  • Provides space for education and workshops
  • Believes that the courage and creativity of the human spirit is worth championing

For more information, contact lillian.allezmissoula@gmail.com.

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Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists. They mount twenty-three exhibits per year in their two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, these galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Proposals are currently being accepted for April – December 2022 exhibit slots.

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Deadline: 10 Dec 2021

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England regional artists. Unable to offer shows for free-standing sculptural pieces.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by in Newton, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show here fee-free. No commission for work sold. Many artists have success in selling their work. Library patrons are tuned keenly into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. The library does an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. They have a robust social media presence.

“I’ve had the privilege and honor of showing my work at the Newton Free Library four times in the past 10 years. Because of its exceptionally high patronage, sales have always been robust in this free exhibit space. Great care is taken in the organizing of these shows and the library provides an excellent Walker hanging system making installation a breeze.

As an award winning, gallery represented, Copley Master artist, this is one of my favorite venues in terms of sales, exposure, and enthusiasm of the visiting patrons. I highly recommend this venue for any visual artist.” – Barney Levitt, Fine Art Painter

About Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly educated including more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in the galleries and eagerly await them each month.

The highly visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by them as they come into the building. Competition for shows is quite keen. Many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be displayed at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota from January 19 – April 10, 2022.

 

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Deadline: 6 Oct 2021

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. The Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

Artists’ works will be displayed for three months. Bayfront park has a substantial audience. In 2021, 254,280 people visited the exhibition—bringing the total amount of visitors to more than 3.55 million since 2004.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition as well as a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. Their mission is “Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world.” Their vision is “A world that embraces diversity, respects differences, and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.”

For more information, contact info@embracingourdifferences.org.

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Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID), in partnership with the City of Jersey City and the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs Office, is pleased to announce a new call for artists for a Central Avenue Artwork Installation, aiming to expand the outdoor art gallery along Central Avenue, Jersey City.

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Deadline: 30 Jul 2021

The CASID is seeking well-executed proposals for its main street community. Proposals should be family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall 2021 and paid upon completion. Central Avenue is a ¾ mile main thoroughfare consisting of 240 storefronts and is centrally located in Hudson County (estimated population 672,400).

The Central Avenue Artwork Installation artwork should complement Central Avenue’s main street environment and contribute to positive energy, boost morale, and upbeat attitudes among residents, visitors, and shoppers. This project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding art destination to Hudson County’s distinct resume.

The artist with the winning mural design(s) will receive agreed monetary compensation and be featured on the organization’s website and other social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Artists will have the opportunity to address the public at a press conference.

“My wife and I found this so appropriate since the people of Jersey City were incredibly friendly and appreciative. People either walking by or shouting from their car windows said Thank You. WOW! I should be thanking them. The people of Jersey City were so engaged; this made the artwork for us. We painted a traffic box, but the people gave it the meaning we intended. That is, people being connected, sharing, and helping one another. Another observation was that the people were wearing their face masks – the caring for one another was evident. Thank you to the people of Jersey City and to Alexa, Executive Director of Central Avenue SID Management Corp.” – Micheal Cooper artist for “Together Again & Again” located off of Central and Bower St in September 2020.

About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

Central Avenue in Jersey City prides itself on the outdoor art gallery along the shopping corridor. New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City in 2019. This year will mark Central Avenue’s twelfth consecutive year installing artwork. With over 20 art pieces on the avenue, colorful artwork is appreciated by hundreds of shoppers each day. Heights neighborhood as a hub of culture and commerce. This new installation will add to a flourishing outdoor art gallery which already includes art on seven traffic boxes and five splendid murals. The main street shopping district in adjacent to the Riverview Arts District and this project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding “art destination” to Hudson County’s distinct resume.

For more information, contact ALima@jcheights.com.

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