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Public Art Installation – Call for Artists

The City of Gaithersburg invites artists to submit qualifications for a public art installation at Constitution Gardens. The selected artist will work closely with the Art in Public Places Subcommittee and the City’s Arts Administrator to design, fabricate, and install a children’s entrance at the newly renovated park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Apr 2016

The online application process includes the submittal of a resume, representative works of art, and an artist’s proposal of 500 words or less. Detailed proposals are not requested at this time; only preliminary ideas.

Constitution Gardens, a municipal park at the intersection of Brookes and Park Avenues in Olde Towne, has been redesigned as a nature play space by Seneca Creek Collaborative. It integrates natural components for structured and unstructured play and learning. The park celebrates the past, present, and future of Gaithersburg, weaving together threads of sustainability with elements inspired by the cultural, economic, and natural history of the area.

Chosen artists for the public art installation will receive an honorarium to develop a full proposal for the project.  The chosen proposal will be paid a commission for the project, dependent on the proposed project.

The City of Gaithersburg supports the arts and artists through the Art in Public Places Program.  This is a unique opportunity for working artists to receive commissions for one-of-a-kind public art projects.

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Public Art Installation


Artists with Children – Call for Artists

Sustainable Arts Foundation announces a call for artists with children for the Spring 2016 Awards.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 26 Feb 2016

There are 10 awards totaling $40,000 in unrestricted cash available to parent artists.

The Sustainable Arts Foundation supports artists and writers trying to balance a creative career with raising children.

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Artists with Children


Bartlett Festival of the Arts – Call for Artists

Arts in Bartlett announces a call for artists for the Bartlett Festival of the Arts.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Apr 2016

The juried arts festival offers the work of returning and new artists in a wide range of 2-D and 3-D media including paintings, photography, fiber, sculpture, glass, jewelry, wood, and more.  Those applying by March 10 get an early-bird, discounted jury and booth space fee.

The festival includes nonstop entertainment on the main stage, children’s art activities, and food. In addition, the culinary arts and literary arts will be added to this year’s event.

This is a locally produced event which is much anticipated by the community (not a commercial producer). Free breakfast both mornings. Price money for 1st place 2-D and 3-D, Mayor’ Prize, Best of Show, People’s Choice, and several Excellence Awards. Each media cannot exceed 25% of the show.

Arts in Bartlett is a 14-year old 501c3 all-volunteer organization with a downtown Arts Center and gallery, children’s art studio, piano, cello, violin, and voice studios.

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Bartlett Festival of the Arts