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Young At Art (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Young At Art (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking young artists who would like to present their work in their upcoming December exhibition, Young at Art. Pieces must have been created while the artist was 18 years of age and under.

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Deadline: 2 Dec 2019

No entry fee is required. Up to three different artworks may be submitted. Detailed images of submitted works may be included.
 It is preferable that artworks are for sale.

Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered no later than Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.
 
 Opening reception is Saturday, December 14th, 2019.

 Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.

Young At Art Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Young at Art will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique Fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and welcome sincerely both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Ocean House Artisan In Residence (Watch Hill, RI) – Call For Artists

Ocean House Artisan In Residence (Watch Hill, RI) – Call For Artists

The Ocean House Artisan in Residence Program celebrates the arts, fosters creativity, and advances arts education. The 2020-21 program will feature notable and accomplished artisans, all of whom will be showcased at Ocean House and stay at the School House Cottage. The expectation is to select artisans who are creative and engaging. Guests and the community are enlightened with their art and information.

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Deadline: 15 Dec 2019

The Artisan in Residence program is part of Ocean House Collection’s larger commitment to the community and the arts. Over the last several years, thousands of guests and community members have enjoyed art and programming at the Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn.

Many of the workshops and sessions are held in the historic School House Cottage, next to the Ocean House. Ocean House Artisan in Residence participants receive complimentary accommodations in the School House Cottage, meals during their extended weekend at Ocean House, and receive a $500 stipend. Legacy pieces from each artist are created and donated to be on display permanently at Ocean House.

About Ocean House

Since the redevelopment of the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Ocean House in 2010, Ocean House Management (OHM) has grown from a single luxury hotel to a collection of some of the most prestigious hotel properties in New England. Each hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux, a destination, with its own name and personality. They are managed by one of the best hoteliers in the business. The Ocean House Management Collection is comprised of properties in scenic South County, Rhode Island including Ocean House in Watch Hill, Weekapaug Inn, and the Watch Hill Inn. Inspired by the generosity of OHM Founders Charles and Deborah Royce and their passion for the arts, Ocean House programs include lectures including “In Conversation with Stephen Lash,” guest plein air artists and receptions, seasonal exhibits and galleries, art classes, and permanent collections.

For more information, contact LSzaro@OceanHouseRI.com.

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Permanent Outdoor Sculpture 2020 (Ketchum, ID) – Call For Artists

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture 2020 (Ketchum, ID) – Call For Artists

The City of Ketchum, Idaho invites professional artists, architects, and designers to apply for a permanent outdoor sculpture 2020 installation at a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. Original artwork by one selected artist, architect, designer, or artistic team will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in July 2020 and will become a permanent part of the city’s art collection. Total budget for the sculpture (either new or existing work), including artist fee, design, materials, fabrication, shipping, and installation is $29,000. The sculpture will be featured on the city’s website and in various social media forums.

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Deadline: 3 Dec 2019

Following review of the request for qualifications submissions, the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) will select up to three semi-finalists to submit proposals for new or existing work. Each semi-finalist will receive $250 upon submission of proposal.

One artist or artist team will be selected after a juried process to evaluate the submissions for the permanent outdoor sculpture 2020. The chosen work will then be recommended by the KAC to the Ketchum City Council for final approval, fabrication (if not yet fabricated), and installation on an existing concrete pedestal on Fourth Street between East and Walnut avenues.

About the City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, art galleries, and shopping. In 2018, Ketchum was awarded designation by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community and is included in the Nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 13 in the world. The City of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents.

For more information, contact lenourato@ketchumidaho.org.

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I-4 Entrance Feature (Winter Park, FL) – Call For Artists

I-4 Entrance Feature (Winter Park, FL) – Call For Artists

The City of Winter Park is issuing a request for proposals for an I-4 Entrance Feature, an iconic piece of public art or architecture as part of the I-4 Ultimate Art Endowment. The artwork should be located by the West Fairbanks Avenue I-4 entrance into Winter Park due to the very limited right of way at the Lee Road entrance.

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Deadline: 2 Dec 2019

The proposal must be for an original, welcoming artwork or architectural feature that relates to the amenities, history, charm and exciting future of Winter Park. The proposal must be for an artwork or architectural feature appropriate for permanent exhibition in the outdoor public realm. The selection must be appropriate and durable for Florida’s harsh environment. The artwork or architectural piece must be readable from cars and engaging for pedestrians. Winter Park is especially interested in supporting central Florida based artists and /or architects.

Location: The city holds a 12.5 foot partial easement at the road edge of the open space located by the northeast side of the West Fairbanks Avenue eastbound on ramp to I-4. The artwork is required to be located near I-4. This site offers a good opportunity for a larger or more complex artwork.

Budget: The budget for the complete project including research and development, construction, engineering, installation, and artist fee is $150,000.00. The city may provide in-kind services to be determined based on the selected proposal. The payment schedule will be negotiated with the selected artist/architect upon selection.

Artist Eligibility: Preference may be given to state and central Florida based artists. The artist, architect, or team must warrant that the artwork being commissioned is the original product of its own creative efforts; unless otherwise expressly stated in the proposal, the artwork is original; and a single edition that the artist(s) shall not reproduce, or allow others to do so without the City’s permission. The City has an unlimited, perpetual, and irrevocable right to use or reproduce the artwork in any non-commercial or commercial manner media whatsoever, including without limitation to prepare derivative works based upon the artwork and to distribute copies or images of the artwork.

I-4 Entrance Feature Selection Process

The City of Winter Park Public Art will review the submitted proposals and select 1-3 for departmental review. The recommendation will be presented to the City Commission for final selection. I-4 Mobility Partners and the I-4 Ultimate Endowment Committee, consisting of representatives from I-4 Mobility Partners, FDOT, and SGL Constructors, will have the final right of refusal over the design, placement, and content of such art installations to ensure that any proposed installations do not interfere with I-4 Ultimate project infrastructure or maintenance and that such concepts capture he spirit and character of the I-4 Ultimate Project and the community at large.

I-4 Entrance Feature Project Timeline

  • Proposal recommendations presented to the City Commission February 10, 2020
  • Proposals submitted to I-4 Ultimate Endowment Committee March 1, 2020
  • Final art selection approved May 1, 2020
  • Final art installation complete and in place February 1, 2021

About the City of Winter Park

The City of Winter Park is located in Orange County, Florida. The city is approximately nine square miles and has about 30,000 residents. Winter Park is the home of Rollins College and major cultural institutions including the Morse Museum of American Art, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden. The downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city has numerous examples of outstanding architecture by noted architects. It is noted for its many lakes and old growth trees.

The City of Winter Park is noted for its history as an artist colony and for its dynamic art and culture facilities. It is noted for its support of the arts. The City sponsors and staffs the Art and Culture Alliance, a gathering of the 19 cultural organizations located in the city limits. Visitors to central Florida come to Winter Park to enjoy its beautiful nature and built amenities.

For more information, contact lhayes@cityofwinterpark.org.

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Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program (Guerneville, CA) – Call For Artists

Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program (Guerneville, CA) – Call For Artists

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods announces a call for artists for the Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program. This is a unique opportunity for artists to be immersed in nature; inspired by the spirit of past Pond Farmers, as Marguerite’s students are known; and have space and time to create. 1-3 month residencies begin in March 2020.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2019

Pond Farm is a rustic oasis nestled in the middle of Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Sonoma County, CA, which is contiguous to the majestic old growth forest of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. In addition to access to the 5,000 acres of inspirational space, residents experience the grandeur of Austin Creek, a dramatic natural setting near the Pacific coast.

Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program Artist Benefits

Pond Farm is a special place, originally started as an artists’ colony in the late 1940s, then transitioned to Pond Farm Pottery, where studio pottery artist Marguerite Wildenhain lived, worked, and taught annual summer workshops. Her work and her teachings had a significant impact on the Studio Pottery movement in California.

“If you have the will to learn, and the eyes to see, and the mind to search, someday too, all the facts you have discovered through nature will be visible in your work, whether you know it or not.”
Marguerite Wildenhain, The Invisible Core

Marguerite Wildenhain dedicated her life to her craft. After finishing her studies at the Bauhaus she became the first female master potter in Germany. She was a remarkable woman who touched many lives through her work and her teachings. Marguerite strongly believed that the journey to become a true artist was not about learning a technique, but much more about the development of the whole person, an “opening of the soul.” She taught her students for over 30 years at Pond Farm Pottery — to look and see into nature, sketch, discuss philosophy, and, of course, be truly dedicated to the rigor of the craft – really to teach a way of life.

Much effort has gone into preserving Pond Farm and its legacy. The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods are excited to announce that they will begin accepting applications for its Artist in Residence program in the Fall of 2018. Bringing artists to live and work at the site again will ensure that the vision of Pond Farm is not lost. It will provide an opportunity to encourage a dynamic engagement with park visitors and the broader community.

About Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Russian River Sector of California State Parks to promote, restore, and protect the natural and cultural resources in our parks. The sector includes Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (outside Guerneville), Austin Creek State Recreation Area (a park Stewards is now operating), Sonoma Coast State Park (from Bodega Bay to Jenner). State Parks depends on Stewards to provide funding for the Volunteers in Parks program, educational and interpretive activities, for resource management and stewardship projects, and to assist in the development of interpretive facilities and displays.

The State Parks of Sonoma County’s coast and Russian River valley are rich in natural and cultural history, biological diversity, and distinctive geology. The Stewards’ mission is to promote, restore and protect the natural and cultural resources of Russian River area State Parks through interpretation and public stewardship. They do this (with the help of 300 volunteers) by providing park visitors of all ages with a variety of programs and opportunities to experience and explore these exceptional parks.

For more information, contact michele@stewardscr.org.

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Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

Performance Festival 2020 (Toronto, Canada) – Call For Artists

SummerWorks Performance Festival 2020 is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance in Canada. They are seeking proposals for the 30th edition, taking place August 6th-16th in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are assessed and curated on artistic merit, clarity of vision, and feasibility as well as on how the project relates to other selected works. Why you care about this work? What excites you about your project? Why you think it’s important? Why is SummerWorks the right context for you and this project now?

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Deadline: 10 Jan 2020

SummerWorks Presentations: SummerWorks seeks proposals for new projects that will be ready for presentation in August 2020. They are interested in works and artists that tackle urgent and complex questions of our time; that celebrate curiosity, wonder and adventure; and that expand the possibilities of what performance can be. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Proposed works should have some previous development or presentation history.

SummerWorks Lab: The SummerWorks Lab is a place for exploration, experimentation, and process. SummerWorks invites proposals for projects to be shared with an audience at a crucial stage of development as well as experiments that use the Festival as a laboratory to test new ideas. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Of particular interest are projects that will benefit from audience engagement and feedback during the Festival, with the potential of this to inform the future of the work.

Public Works: The Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together in the public realm to experience Toronto in new ways. How does the city shape how we move? What else is possible? How can this be realized through performance? Of particular interest are projects that play with momentum and time. Proposals for outdoor, non-traditional,  site-specific and immersive contexts are expected; and works created for audiences to traverse a location or the landscape of Toronto are encouraged. 3-5 projects will be selected for this special call and provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD (dependent on scale and budget of the project). These performances will be free to the public and should be designed with accessibility in mind.

Performance Festival 2020 Artist Benefits

  • The Performance Festival 2020 provides a framework, which includes publicity and marketing, technical and performance scheduling, box office, front of house management, and administrative support. If you’re not in an outdoors, non-traditional or site-specific venue we’ll also provide a venue, technical staff and lighting designer.
  • Presentations can expect 5 performances in the Festival.
  • Labs can expect 3 performances in the Festival.
  • Artists participating in Presentations or Labs will receive 70% of their box office revenue.
  • Artists participating in Public Works will be provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD; dependent on scale and budget of the project.
  • Projects are typically provided 30 – 60 minute timeslots. If your project is longer, please explain in your proposal. If your project is 30 minutes or less you’ll be considered for curation as a double-bill with another performance work.
  • Access to free workshops from industry leaders in producing, marketing, production, audience engagement and accessibility.
  • An artist pass, providing you with highly discounted rates for all performances, events and free access to workshops during the 11-day Festival.
  • An engaged and collaborative team. We provide mentorship and advice for all productions in the Festival, so if you’re unsure if something is possible, get in touch! We want to hear about big ideas and help make them reality.

Social Equity

For the last two years SummerWorks venues have been physically accessible. SummerWorks provides ASL for all our events. They provide visual stories for patrons, and work with artists to create relaxed performances. Over the past two years they have engaged in consultancy with Tangled Arts+Disability and Deaf Spectrum.

In the coming years they hope to include live captioning and audio description at all SummerWorks produced events plus live streaming of workshops to make these available to those who aren’t able to travel to the venue, and extend accessibility training to all Front of House and volunteers.

Through the Pay What You Can model, they have opened up the Festival to a wider socio-economic bracket. Those that can afford to are able subsidize affordable tickets, allowing SummerWorks to offer cheaper tickets while not reducing the artist’s income. SummerWorks runs a Pay It Forward scheme, additional tickets can be purchased that are then offered to members of partner organisations free of charge.

About SummerWorks

SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada. They are interested in continuously re-imagining and innovating the possibilities of performance- how it is created, presented and experienced. SummerWorks presents two Festivals annually, Progress International Festival of performance and ideas, and SummerWorks Performance Festival.

As an organization that brings together performance nationally and internationally, SummerWorks wishes to acknowledge that SummerWorks takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Nations. As we come together we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.

For more information, contact katrina@summerworks.ca.

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Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2020 provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing and studio space in the village of Léhon, France. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses. MICA charges no fees for application to or participation in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2020

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight practicing American visual artists, regardless of affiliation. Applicants must not be students at the time of their application. They are looking for artists who can use the specific character of the residency experience productively and whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community. The residency is best suited for artists working in the traditional two-dimensional disciplines of painting and drawing.

The natural landscape of Brittany and its historic (and prehistoric) built environment, to say nothing of the magical light in the west of France, are ideal for those artists working on site, en plein aire. Photographers using digital media will find the residency’s setting inspiring. Artists working three dimensionally might find the residency useful if their residency work takes the form of two-dimensional paintings or drawings produced as research or complements to later three-dimensional work accomplished in their home setting.

The committee does not accept applications from artists proposing film, video, or other time arts projects. They offer large shared studio space that opens into the expansive Abbey gardens; however, the residency has no kilns, darkrooms, tools, or technical spaces necessary for complex or large-scale fabrication.

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 Artist Benefits

This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.

Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Artists experience aspects of French village life, including amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites, such as Saint- Malo, Mont-Saint. Michel, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 is now accepting applications from sculptors to take part in the 2020 exhibition, which opens May 2020. 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, BC. The city is looking for up to five (5) sculptures ($2600/lease/yr) to be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown and one (1) larger feature sculpture ($6500/lease/yr) for the Front Street roundabout.

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Deadline: 13 Dec 2019

The Pentiction Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 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 pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public. It 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 Pentiction 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 include artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

Timeline

  • January 25th, 2020: Notification of selection committee results
  • May 7-8th, 2020: Sculpture delivery and placement (late installations will not be accepted)
  • May 9th, 2020: Unveiling Event
  • April 6-10th, 2021: Sculptures are removed

General Information

  • PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds.
  • Completed sculptures or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, examples of previous work must be included, as well as detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture.
  • Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,600 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures.
  • Sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of the project (May 2020 – April 2021).
  • 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 will assist with installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards and optimizes viewing of the sculpture.
  • 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.
  • 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) on May 7-8th 2020 and removal April 6-10th 2020. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide in writing a representative to conduct this work on their behalf.
  • For international entries, artists must cover their own shipping costs up front and will need to pay for any import fees and customer broker fees.

Sculpture Requirements

  • A stainless steel base plate or stainless steel strips should be securely attached to the bottom of each piece(s) so they can be welded to the pedestal or fastened with inserts to a concrete pad (this installation method requires ½’ bolt holes to be bored through plate or strips).
  • All sculptures need to be made of a durable material for the yearlong outdoor setting and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting. Metal sculptures should be sealed/powder-coated to avoid rust bleeding onto pedestal or pad.
  • Sculptures being proposed for the waterfront/downtown must be a minimum of 3’ high.

Judging Criteria

  • Entries will be judged on artistic merit, creativity, public safety, and durability in an outdoor setting.
  • The jury will review and approve the submissions with decisions being made on a consensus or majority vote.
  • The jury, with input from City staff, will consider the proposal’s materials, construction, durability, maintenance, public access, and safety.
  • The jury may opt to not accept any of the submissions, in which case the selection process may be re-opened.

Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020 Artist Benefits

With Pentiction being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two year period for the Front Street roundabout site.

Throughout the lease period, artists gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About The City Of Penticton

The City of Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront city focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. Penticton is located in the south central region of British Columbia in an area known collectively as the Okanagan Valley. With over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

Penticton is one of two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the Summer culture – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha Beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton metropolitan area, 5 craft breweries, and 3 distilleries all within easy distance of the downtown core.

For more information, contact ckyeske@me.com.

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July – December 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

July – December 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Applications are now being accepted by the Newton Free Library for the July – December 2020 exhibits.  Applicants must be from the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island). All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Giclée reproductions of original work will not be accepted. Giclée printed photographs are accepted.

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Deadline: 6 Dec 2019 at 11:59 pm

The Walker System is used for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Therefore, artwork must have a wire across the back to accommodate this system. Free-standing sculptural pieces are not shown. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the Walker Rods. Please refrain from submitting material that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. One packet per artist. If you are applying for a group show, submit one combined packet. If you have shown at the library before, then you are welcome to apply again in two years.

You must be available to show for at least four out of the six months in the current round. If accepted, the library will determine when your show will take place and in which space. The assignments are fixed and cannot be changed. The jury’s selections will be posted on the Newton Free Library’s website by Friday, February 7, 2020. If selected the library will mail you a packet with further instructions.

July – December 2020 Exhibits Artist Benefits

No commission for work sold. The library does extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Media coverage attracts attention to our galleries. There is a robust presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The library has ongoing listings in Art New England and other area publications including the local press. Art shows are featured on they library’s homepage. Price lists are made available to library patrons in the exhibit spaces.

About the Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, they are a state-of-the-art facility with over 45,000 visitors each month. The library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA. In addition to art gallery openings, an extremely active programming calendar includes a wide variety of events for all ages. They have a highly-regarded concert series which often attracts a standing room only audience (150+) on Sundays that takes place in a room adjacent to the galleries.

Newton, MA is a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many of our residents are highly educated and include more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in our gallery shows and eagerly await them each month.

For more information, contact emeyers@minlib.net.

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Iliff Station Roundabout Sculpture (Aurora, CO) – Call For Artists

Iliff Station Roundabout Sculpture (Aurora, CO) – Call For Artists

The City of Aurora Art In Public Places Program selection panel is seeking to commission an artist for the Iliff Station Roundabout Sculpture. Create a sculptural environment composed of multiple components within this roundabout which is about 70’ in diameter. There is no public access to the roundabout, so the artwork should be designed to be viewed by car or from the various streets surrounding the site. Benches, interactive art, or highly detailed artwork would not be appropriate for this project.

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Deadline: 21 Oct 2019

The artwork should have physical presence and be scaled appropriately for this site. Due to the size of the roundabout, multiple elements working together to create a singular composition would be ideal. It must be designed to be appreciated from all sides. The artwork could be colorful and kinetic. The artwork should not be too shiny or reflective, or in any way create a distraction for drivers.

The elements can be large and massive enough to block direct views across the roundabout. This enables drivers to focus on what is ahead of them, not across or through the roundabout. Thematically, the artwork could embrace a transportation related theme, such as people using various transportation modes literally or abstractly. Transportation modes might represent the diversity of abilities. It could include elements such as walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, canes, bicycles, cars, trains, feet, scooters, motorcycles, skis, sleds, canoes, kayaks, rafts, and airplanes as well as innovative and futuristic options.

The artwork must be constructed from materials that are sufficiently durable to withstand the Colorado climate and altitude. These conditions include extreme temperature changes (over 40 degrees) in just a few hours and subzero temperatures as well as temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, high winds, intense sun, low humidity, and precipitation in the form of rain, hail, sleet, and snow.

Budget: $215,158 (There is a separate budget that the city will use for site preparation and minimal landscaping appropriate to the nature of the sculpture.)

About the City of Aurora

The Iliff Station Roundabout Sculpture will be located in Aurora, CO. Aurora is Colorado’s third largest city, and the safest large city in Colorado, spanning three counties in the eastern Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. The city embraces a highly diverse population of over 350,000 residents who enjoy access to quality education, Colorado’s natural beauty and active lifestyle, and an array of cultural amenities within the context of a vibrant and growing community. Aurora is home to top national employers in aerospace and defense, bioscience, healthcare, and alternative energy.

Situated on prairie grasslands, rolling hills and the northern tip of the Black Forest, Aurora offers a unique quality of life that blends a traditional sense of community with a range of outdoor and leisure activities. Residents enjoy a wealth of opportunities and are proud to call Aurora home.

Aurora Regional Transportation District

Aurora welcomed the light rail in early 2017 with the opening of R-Line as a branch of the public transportation network provided by the Regional Transportation District (RTD.) The R-Line is known for the strong public art at each station which resulted from a robust partnership between the city of Aurora (COA) and RTD. The New York Times magazine listed Aurora as one of the top places to see public art in 2017. Two sculptures adorn the Iliff Station environment, one located at the station, and the other located outside the Iliff Station Parking Garage. In this area, the R-Line follows the path of 1-225, a major highway providing access to Denver International Airport

Opportunities abound for transit-oriented development (TOD) along the R- line, especially around each station. The area around the Iliff Station has seen rapid transformation with the addition of contemporary high-density apartment living and mixed-use development in an area better known for single family housing on good sized lots and age-restricted retirement communities. These three and four-story apartment complexes in a pedestrian friendly environment are designed to meet the needs of the young professionals attracted to the employment opportunities and active life-style of this growing community.

In addition to the city’s 1% for Art Ordinance, Aurora has an ordinance requiring art within transit-oriented-development districts. New apartments just north of the station are already home to a highly visible ceramic mural entitled “Double Dip.” The Iliff Station Roundabout Sculpture will be located just south of the parking garage. The addition of sculpture on this roundabout will help to establish this area as a new public art hub within a community where the arts are thriving.

About the Art In Public Places Program

Aurora’s Art in Public Places Program enhances the quality of life in Aurora as high-quality neighborhoods and public spaces are developed and maintained. Locally and nationally renowned artists have created 240 individual pieces to enhance the city’s public spaces with works of art ranging from outdoor sculptures and murals to functional works integrated into the architecture. The program is funded from a city ordinance requiring the dedication of 1 percent of the funds used to build city of Aurora construction and remodeling projects with budgets of $100,000 or more. Grants and fundraising efforts also fund city public art projects.

The Art in Public Places Program is governed by the nine-member Aurora City Council-appointed Art in Public Places Commission. The commission is responsible for making recommendations to the city council regarding the public art program, including project budget allocation, strategic planning, development of policies and procedures,and approval of artwork to be commissioned or purchased.

For more information, contact rbloom@auroragov.org.

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