The Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition is an international competition open to beginners and professional living artists. The contest gives you a chance of winning both cash prizes and international recognition. Competition is open to 2 and 3-dimensional artworks. Photography is accepted. No video, digital, or print art accepted.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020
The first entry is free and $30 for up to 4 artworks.
Prizes are a cash grant, cover feature on a print and online magazine, your own digital portfolio, an online exhibition, a press release, and one year opportunity for online sales. Prizes are designed to highlight, promote, and support contemporary artists.
Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition: 40 Prize Packages
- Platinum Prize (1): $5000
- Gold Prizes (3) totaling $3000
- Silver Prizes (6) totaling $2000
- Excellency Prizes (10) totaling $1400
- Honorable Prizes (10) totaling $1000
- Merit Prizes (10) totaling $800
About Awesome Art Prizes
Awesome Art Prizes is an independent online curatorial platform. They are known for offering high-quality, high-value contests with awards. Contests are international and open to emerging and professional living artists. They understand and promote artists to art lovers, private and professional art buyers, and galleries worldwide. Their mission is to help promote artists and boost careers.
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In partnership with the City of Wauwatosa and presented by North Shore Bank, NEWaukee seeks 64 artists to participate in ART 64, a four day bracket-style painting tournament taking place in various locations and businesses.
In four rounds on June 3 – 6, 2020, artists will be paired to go head-to-head and given two hours to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on a 2’x3’ canvas. Members of the public will be invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite paintings on the ART 64 mobile application. The artist in each pairing with the most votes will advance to the next round.
Deadline: 9 Mar 2020
A concept by NEWaukee’s Chief Idea Officer, Jeremy Fojut, the first ever ART 64 painting tournament is coming to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on June 3 – 6, 2020.
The goal of ART 64 is to create an open art competition in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin that is live, performative, engaging and accessible for both artists and the general public. ART 64 is meant to be a platform for artists and small businesses to build and connect to new audiences.
ART 64 Artist Benefits
Participating ART 64 artists will each receive a $50 stipend, their 2’x3’ canvas per round, easel, and drop cloth. The final 32 artists will each receive $100, the final 16 artists will each receive $150, and the final eight (8) artists will each receive $500. In the last round, eight artists will compete for a $20,000 grand prize and an artist residency at Serendipity Labs in Wauwatosa to exhibit their work.
Following the tournament (June 3-6, 2020), NEWaukee will hold all paintings from the tournament for 30 days of exhibition in locations in the city of Wauwatosa. NEWaukee and ART 64 Advisory Council will determine uniform sale price for works. If sold, artists will receive 70% of sale and 30% commission will go to the City of Wauwatosa. If unsold after 30 days of exhibition, artists can claim works from NEWaukee (any shipping fees are the responsibility of the artist). If artists do not claim their artwork within 5 business days, the artist waives their right to their artwork and it will become the property of City of Wauwatosa to donate, repurpose, or discard.
NEWaukee is a social architecture agency that designs memorable in-person experiences that create a sense of belonging inside the communities and companies they work with.
NEWaukee calls their collective method “social architecture” – the conscious design of an environment that encourages the desired range of social behaviors leading toward a goal. Through programs and initiatives, NEWaukee motivates participants to look critically at the place in which they live, realize its potential, and empower folks to shape their own community.
This practice requires sincere thoughtfulness about inclusion and deep investment in network development prior to the production of a new program or initiative. The result of this style of work allows for meaningful buy-in from key constituents. Whether it’s engaging a specific demographic, attracting new employees, creating deeper engagement with constituents, or driving new and innovative ideas, NEWaukee’s unique method has a proven track record of success.
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Search for artists to develop Mother Cabrini Memorial now open. To be placed in Battery Park City’s South Cove. The memorial honors the legacy of Mother Cabrini, who dedicated her life to serving her community and those in need.
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Mother Cabrini Memorial will be placed in Battery Park City’s South Cove in direct view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission has begun its search for artists who will design and execute the Memorial honoring the legacy of Mother Cabrini. Mother Cabrini founded dozens of institutions that served the less fortunate, including educational organizations and programs to support her fellow Italian-Americans who immigrated to the United States.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2020
“This memorial will honor the legacy of Mother Cabrini – a great New Yorker and Italian-American – and the Commission chose a site that perfectly symbolizes her commitment to helping new Americans settle in the United States,” Governor Cuomo said. “We want this memorial to pay tribute to the charity and goodwill she spread to countless others in her lifetime, and I look forward to seeing the designs that the artists propose to capture that spirit of her generosity.”
The Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission will review and select finalists from the submitted proposals. They will recommend proposals to the Governor for his final selection.
Mother Cabrini Memorial Artist Benefits
The budget for design and fabrication of the Memorial artwork is up to $750,000, which includes an artist fee of up to, but not greater than, 20% of the total project budget cost. The total project cost must include delivery to the site and installation.
As part of this fee, the selected artist will be required to submit a final budget, produce completed designs, select a fabricator (if not already part of the team), and oversee the fabrication and installation of the artwork as well as guide any necessary landscape restoration or other treatments required at the site, two weeks after the award notification. The staff from the Battery Park City Authority and Office of General Services will be available to provide their technical expertise and site-specific knowledge in support of the implementation of this project.
About the State of New York Governor Cuomo
Andrew M. Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. Throughout his entire life, Andrew Cuomo has had the same values and the same principles; he has not only believed in those values and principles, but he has developed the skills to fight for them – and to win.
As Governor, Andrew Cuomo has fought for social, racial and economic justice for all New Yorkers.
Under his leadership, New York passed marriage equality, a $15 minimum wage, the strongest paid family leave program in the nation, the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, equal rights for women, greater protections for immigrants, the largest investment in education in state history, cut taxes for the middle class, implemented a 2 percent property tax cap, put more New Yorkers to work than ever before, and became the first state in the nation to offer free college tuition for middle-class families. He also got the state building again – taking on projects that had been stalled for decades and using union labor every step of the way.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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The City of Ketchum, Idaho, invites professional artists, architects, or designers to apply for a new, long-term interactive sculpture for a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The original artwork selected will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in late fall 2019. It will become a permanent part of the city’s art collection.
Deadline: 25 Mar 2019
The selected artwork will enhance the city’s visual environment and provide viewers with an interactive experience that reflects the character of the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans four blocks. It has been improved with wider sidewalks, benches, street trees, chess tables, bike racks, and rotating art installations. Anchored in the heart of Ketchum by Town Square, the pedestrian walkway now boasts increased outdoor dining options. It is home to many events during the summer and fall months.
Following review of the submissions, the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) will recommend three semifinalists to Ketchum City Council. Upon Council approval, each semifinalist will be asked to submit proposals for the design of an interactive sculpture that responds to the history or character of Ketchum. Each semifinalist will receive a stipend of $500 upon submission of its proposal.
After review of the three semifinalist proposals, one finalist will be selected and recommended by KAC to the Ketchum City Council for final approval. The finalist will receive a budget of $29,000, inclusive of artist fee, design, engineering, materials, fabrication, shipping and installation.
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, shopping, and sophisticated arts and cultural offerings. 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.
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Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the 3rd annual Bayside Art Awards 2019 recognizing outstanding achievements in sculpture, photography, and visual arts. The Awards are run by Bayside Council as part of their annual Arts Festival.
Deadline: 17 Mar 2019
The Bayside Arts Festival is a month-long festival promoting, engaging, and acknowledging the local creative community as well as increasing opportunities for the broader community to participate in arts and cultural activities in the area. In 2018, the Festival program featured 30 community events, highlights include the Sculptures @ Bayside Exhibition, stART (Launch Event), GRaB (Georges River & Bayside) Arts & Cultural Forum, CamerART Photographic Competition, School Holiday Program, Earth Day Eco-Fair, Bushtracks and Turtle Dreaming Exhibition (featuring local Aboriginal Artists), and Nature and Life (Australian Chinese New Art Society) Exhibition.
Now in its 3rd year, the Bayside Arts Festival continues to grow, scheduled to run from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 5 May, 2019, it will feature an exciting series of arts and cultural events, workshops and exhibitions that are accessible, innovative and engaging.
Entry is free. Finalists will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore, from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.
Bayside Art Awards 2019 Prizes
Sculptures Prize Categories
- Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize – Up to $50,000
- Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) – $6,000
- Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award – $2,000
- Cooks River Rescue Prize – $2,000
- People’s Choice Award – $1,500
CamerART Prize Categories
- First Prize – $3,000
- Highly Commended – $1,000
- Sydney Airport Aviation Award – $1,500
- Junior Prize (up to 12 years) – $500
- Youth Prize (13 – 21 years) – $1,000
- People’s Choice Award – $500
Visual Arts Prize Categories
- First Prize – $3,000
- Highly Commended – $1,000
- Sydney Airport Young Emerging Artist Award (13-21) – $1,000
- People’s Choice Award – $500
About Bayside Council
Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. They embrace the concept of community capacity building: that is, facilitating the ability of community members, governments, and businesses to take the steps to find solutions to issues in their own communities. Bayside Council faces many challenges in forthcoming years that will be proactively addressed by maintaining financial discipline, building on their public and private partnerships, and collaborating to provide best value services to the community. Their strategic plan sets out how they will continue to do their share towards making Bayside a highly attractive place to live, work, and invest.
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