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Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Philadelphia Sculptors, in collaboration with Da Vinci Art Alliance, invites artists working in three dimensions to submit artworks to their upcoming exhibition Subversion. Taking place at the newly renovated DVAA gallery in Philadelphia, the show encourages artists to take their passions and direct them into artwork that pushes back. You don’t need to join a march, stand behind a barrier, or be a whistleblower. As an artist you can make your art speak for you!

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Deadline: 20 Jan 2020

Philadelphia Sculptors are looking for artworks that, in some form, undermine or challenge social structures, morals, traditions, authority, or any existing or established systems (including the art world). Artist and Moore College of Art and Design Professor Alice Oh will jury the entries. The exhibition will be on display from February 26 – March 22, 2020. There is a $20 submission fee for Philadelphia Sculptors and Da Vinci Art Alliance members, and a $35 fee for non-members.

Subversion Artist Benefits

One artist will receive a Best in Show award of $150. All artists will receive publicity. Sales will be actively encouraged. A 20% commission will be taken on all works sold. Artists will gain visibility in Philadelphia and through this opportunity. They will be able to express their passions and convictions on provocative topics in the company of other artists who feel as strongly as they do. Artists with strong political leanings or whose work tends to be out of the mainstream will be provided a more traditional venue that will attract wide audiences. This is a unique opportunity to show artwork that might not be accepted in other venues.

Social Equity

All Philadelphia Sculptors’ exhibitions are open to everyone. Calls are individually sent to organizations promoting underserved populations. Themed shows are inclusive and focus on topics geared towards social and political awareness. The theme of Subversion allows artists to comment on the systems that govern or pervade their lives. Artists who are interested in interpreting the topic through the lens of social equity will be encouraged to do so. For this show, Philadelphia Sculpotrs are partnering with the Da Vince Art Alliance, a community gallery that actively reaches out to artists who lack exhibition opportunities.

About Philadelphia Sculptors

Philadelphia Sculptors is committed to providing opportunities for artists who work in three dimensions. As the only professional organization of sculptors in Philadelphia, they actively create provocative and ambitious exhibitions, often in nontraditional venues.

Philadelphia Sculptors:

  • initiate many of their exhibitions and find both themes and venues outside of the mainstream whenever possible
  • encourages younger artists and offer opportunities for both temporary installations and more permanent sculptures
  • seek both emerging and more established artists looking to expand their horizons and their practices
  • collaborate with other organizations to expand our audiences and engage in interdisciplinary projects
  • are always seeking new venues and new ways of creating work that will inform and engage audiences

For more information, contact lesliekaufman@verizon.net.

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

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

The City of Newport Beach is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase V of its ongoing Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, the Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition, to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. 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: 15 Jan 2020

Works will remain on display for approximately two years with installation planned in May 2020 and de-installation scheduled for June 2022.

The City seeks a well-balanced exhibit of public art emphasizing a variety of styles, types, and sizes as well as a diverse pool of artists. The artist selection committee will determine specific locations for artworks within the Park grounds.

  • Artistic Merit: Artists shall have substantial professional qualifications and high-quality artwork that demonstrates originality and artistic excellence. Private collectors, galleries, and museum/non-profit organizations shall have professional reputations for collecting and exhibiting high-quality artwork that shows creativity and artistic excellence.
  • Durability: The Selection Committee will consider only artwork made of high-quality materials which can withstand the natural elements of coastal Southern California for a minimum of two years. Consideration will be given to structural and surface integrity, protection against theft and vandalism, and requiring minimal to no maintenance.
  • Meets Minimum Requirements: Artworks must be available for the duration of the exhibition period and prepared for installation, in most cases, on a concrete foundation or footings. Artworks, when installed, will be readily visible from the interpretive trails. They should be suitable for viewing from all angles. Artworks shall be appropriate for audiences of all ages.
  • Site Responsiveness: Artwork should be appropriate in scale, material, and content for the immediate, general, social, and physical environments to which they relate. Artworks will be installed in unsupervised areas and must not exhibit unsafe conditions or factors that may bear on public liability, as members of the public may come into contact with the works.

Artworks which incorporate sustainable strategies, demonstrate green processes or utilize green design, materials theories, and techniques are welcome, but not required.

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined by the Selection Committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. The budget shall be used to cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon signing the contract and the second half of the payment after de-installation.

Artworks may be available for purchase during the exhibition period. Artists who wish to make their artwork available for sale agree that their piece shall not be de-installed until the conclusion of the exposition period. The City of Newport Beach will not request a commission from the sale of artwork.

About Civic Center Park

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 also developed into a destination for visitors and residents of Newport Beach to gather for civic 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 windy trail. As 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.

This is a unique opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean-view setting that attracts Newport Beach residents as well as tourists from around the world. The prior four phases of this exhibition have delighted and enriched visitors with the works of world-class artists both local and international.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner. They have facilitated previously the public art selection process for the City of Newport Beach’s Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition and prepared Arts and Culture Master Plans for multiple Orange County cities. Their commitment to the veteran community includes twice-annual productions of VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project. VOICES is a therapeutic workshop that helps real veterans turn the stories of their service into scripts which they deliver in public performances at Heroes Hall at the O.C. Fair and Event Center.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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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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Button Sculpture Installations (Doraville, GA) – Call For Artists

Button Sculpture Installations (Doraville, GA) – Call For Artists

Button Art is seeking artist submissions for button sculpture installations following Gwinnett’s Bicentennial Anniversary. To further the love of art in Gwinnett, Button Art – in collaboration with artists across all mediums and boundaries – will manage, create, and install 200 original button sculpture installations throughout Gwinnett inspired by the County’s 200th birthday and celebrating the future of Gwinnett. Each button sculpture will have a plaque bearing names of sponsors and the artist.

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Deadline: 2 Jan 2020

Open to all artists. Only digital images can be submitted as JPEG, PNG or PDF files with minimum 300 DPI resolution suitable to print 47.5” x 47.5“.

Button Sculpture Installations Award Categories

Most Liked Art on Button Art Instagram

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $7,500
  • Third Place: $5,000

Most Liked Art on Button Art Facebook

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $7,500
  • Third Place: $5,000

Additional Awards

  • Most Innovative Artist: $7,500
  • Best Original Artist: $5,000
  • Best Digital Artist: $5,000
  • Best Photographer: $5,000
  • Most Reflective Art of Gwinnett’s History: $5,000
  • Best Art by Team Collaboration: $5,000
  • Oldest Artist: $5,000
  • Youngest Artist: $5,000
  • Five Honorable Mentions ($1,000 each): $5,000

All art will be on display for the public to engage with and enjoy, while paying tribute to the history of Gwinnett County, GA.

About Button Art

Button Art provides an art presence for the local community by collecting and curating a wide range of art submitted by local and national artists.

Button Art works with the County to provide access to public areas for the display of the art; collaborate with local and national artists; select artwork to be applied on sculptures; identify the causes and create the themes for the sculptures; and manage production, delivery, and installation of the sculptures. Additionally, Button Art organizes community events to publicize and showcase the art and artists behind the art and raise funds to further develop the culture of art across the County.

For more information, contact info@buttonart.org.

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Decatur Artway Phase V (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway Phase V (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of Decatur Artway Phase V. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. No maquettes or renderings will be considered for selection. Decatur Arts Alliance will only accept existing and ready to install works. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 7 through 11. If the submitted work has been selected and confirmed for another exhibition before July 31, 2019, please contact Angie Macon, Decatur Arts Alliance at your earliest convenience.

Decatur Artway Phase V Artist Benefits

Decatur Artway Phase V selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission. It will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The Decatur Arts Alliance will, in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority, market the Decatur Artway to include (but not limited to) printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, online tour with a mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, GA. The DAA sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur. DAA develops the city as a strong arts community. DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Water/Culture 2019 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

Water/Culture 2019 (Taos, NM) – Call for Artists

The Paseo Water/Culture 2019 call is seeking artists to bring visibility to Northern New Mexico’s water culture and issues. Working with artists, Paseo wishes to create more inclusive and imaginative planning processes. They provide benefits to the community through artistic installations, designs, and educational opportunities. Paseo seeks proposals for installations to creatively expand public knowledge and appreciation of the acequia networks downtown Taos, NM. Selected art activations will vary in media, scale, and programming.

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Deadline: 2 Jun 2019

The goal is to highlight the acequia network for the benefit of the local community and wider audience of visitors traversing the downtown. These installations will be featured at the Paseo 2019 festival, September 13th and 14th, with the opportunity for pre- and post-installation capacities. All installations will be considered as an implementation for permanent installations.

Paseo will work closely with a number of partners to implement the Water/Culture 2019 including the Town of Taos, the Acequia Madre de Rio Pueblo, The Taos Valley Acequia Association, The NM Acequia Association, The Arts and Cultural District, Taos Mainstreet, The Taos Gallery Association, Taos Art Council, and a number of educational institutions and local businesses.

Local acequia and cultural leaders have become increasingly aware of and engaged in the water issues facing Taos. There is tremendous opportunity to utilize arts and culture strategies to advance sustainable, integrated, and inclusive management of the community’s water resources. As creative thinkers and doers, artists can be powerful partners to water leaders. Together, they re-imagine traditional approaches to water planning and management and connect with communities in new ways.

About Paseo

The Paseo is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance, and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is in its sixth year. It is scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 13rd and 14th, 2019.

The Paseo seeks work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival. The event is scheduled to start at sunset and runs to 11pm. Paseo 2018 brought over 6,000 people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration.

For more information, contact matt@paseoproject.org.

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Odds And Ends (Ann Arbor, MI) – Call For Artists

Odds And Ends (Ann Arbor, MI) – Call For Artists

Ann Arbor Art Center announces a call for artists for Odds and Ends, an exhibition of collage works. Referencing both classic and contemporary techniques, the exhibition surveys how traditions have evolved and celebrates the ways artists find to continually re-imagine materials. This exhibition welcomes artists that employ a range of collage techniques in any medium (2-D and 3-D). In addition to traditional paper collages, artists working in performance, sculpture, installation, ceramics, sound, and digital media are encouraged to submit work for consideration.

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Deadline: 19 Apr 2019

The Odds and Ends call for entry is open to any artist over the age of 18 who currently resides in the US. Artists are invited to submit up to three images per $35 entry in any combination of individual artwork or detail images. Artworks must have been created within the past three years and not previously shown in any other Ann Arbor Art Center exhibitions. There are no restrictions on artwork dimensions however artists are encouraged to review the gallery space diagram to help guide their submission.

The Odds and Ends jurying process is anonymous; however, artists must submit a bio and CV as separate .doc or .pdf documents. Label the files using the following format: Lastname_Firstname_Bio and Lastname_Firstname_CV. This is a juried exhibition and all entries must be submitted digitally for consideration. Submission does not guarantee artwork acceptance and submission fees are non-refundable. Submissions will not be accepted past the deadline.

Accepted artwork must arrive “ready to hang” – the Art Center reserves the right to decline artworks that do not meet gallery standards or do not represent artist submission. Artists are expected to provide components necessary for special/nontraditional installations. For shipped artwork, artists are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance, if applicable. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. The Art Center retains a 50% commission on all sold artwork.

Odds And Ends Juror: John Gutoskey

John Gutoskey is an artist, designer, printmaker, and collector. Early in his career, John worked as a costume designer and as a specialist in costume crafts, where he worked on productions in New York City and across the US in theater, opera, dance, film, and television. He taught classes in millinery, mask making, and fabric dyeing at the University of Michigan in the Department of Theater.

In the 1990‘s, John returned to his studio with a newfound interest in making art on his own terms. It resulted in an outpouring of new work. Exploring the media of assemblage (through found objects), collage, printmaking, and installation, he was inspired by the works of Joseph Cornell, Betye Saar, Lucas Samaras, outsider art, Art Brut, and religious art to evolve his own unmistakable style: a perfect mirror for his gregarious, highly animated personality. The obsessive collector in Gutoskey met the trained visual artist half-way.

John earned his BFA in theater design with a minor in sculpture from Webster University in St. Louis. He earned his MFA from the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design where he studied printmaking & installation art, and also completed a certificate in LGBTQ Studies. John is the owner of JG Studio and the A2 Print Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Important dates for artists

  • Submission deadline: Friday, April 19 at 11:59PM (MST)
  • All artists notified of juror selections: Monday, April 22 via email
  • Accepted artwork delivery deadline: Monday, May 6
  • Opening party / Juror awards presentation: Friday, May 10 (6-9pm)
  • Exhibition closes: Saturday, June 1
  • Pick-up of work: Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, June 6

Odds And Ends Artist Benefits

Artists will be in the running for a number of monetary awards. Additionally, they will be featured throughout various social media accounts for the duration of the show. Best in Show awards the winner $500. Second place awards $200, and the third is a $100 prize.

The Ann Arbor Art Center is located right in the midst of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, a hot spot of shopping and restaurants, which give ample foot traffic to our exhibitions in the 117 Gallery. Opening parties average around a few hundred people. Online stats are as follows:

  • Facebook Page: 22K likes
  • Instagram Page: 3650 likes
  • Twitter Page: 4K likes

About the Ann Arbor Art Center

For 109 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been a contemporary forum for the visual arts. Through exhibitions, public art, and art experiences, the Art Center engages over 50,000 people annually in collaboration and exploration of art. The Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, MI.

Since 1909, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. The mission: “to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists and the community.”

For more information, contact mwolf@annarborartcenter.org.

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Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

The Paseo Project announces a call for artists for the Paseo 2019, a multimedia exhibition of installation, projection, and performance art that can be installed, projected, or performed outdoors. Event scheduled for September 13 – 14 in the Historic District, Taos, New Mexico.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

The Paseo Project, nonprofit host organization, is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and will make a dynamic impact within Taos Historic District. Both high-tech and low-tech submissions are welcome. Preference is given to work that engages with the architecture within the historic downtown. Work can be roving/migratory, performative, site-responsive, culturally-situated, land-based, or somehow distort or disrupt scale and soundscape.

Artists are to be present for the evening festival, which starts at sunset and runs to 11:00pm each evening. The Paseo Project provides artist stipends and a volunteer crew helps with any temporary structures that may need to be built.

About Paseo

The Paseo is an award-winning festival and attracts audiences from all over the Western US and beyond. Since 2014, the Paseo has engaged the Taos community and visitors in the art making process during its two-night outdoor event. Now in its sixth year, it has become the most anticipated art event of the year, bringing out thousands of locals and visitors to fill the streets. Taos is a centuries old art colony and home to Taos Pueblo, UNESCO-protected and the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. The event holds to the tradition of bringing artists from around the world to both inspire and be inspired.

The Paseo 2019 theme is Connections. The organization is seeking work that celebrates, contemplates, or questions our interactions with each other, nature, or the world. It seeks works that are in sync with its core mission to transform art through community and community through art.

The Paseo is made possible by the Town of Taos, Taos County Lodgers Tax, MAE Foundation, Taos Community Foundation, Nina’s Fund, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many generous individual donors and business sponsors.

Paseo 2019 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an artist fee based on the scale of their project and current W.A.G.E. standards. The Paseo project heavily promotes and markets artists by coordinating radio interviews, artists videos, museum talks, online and social media promotion, newsletter, and regional and national ad campaigns. Paseo 2018 advertised in Hyperallergic and Colossal. Participating artists are featured in the Festival Guide and website.

About The Paseo Project

The Paseo Project lives at the center of three primary values: art, education, and community. Its community is local, global, respectful, and inclusive. The Paseo Project’s vision is to create a platform for art that is experimental, time-based, ephemeral, participatory, and context responsive; encourage a conversation on contemporary art practices; engage the community through education, workshops, and presentations; challenge art and audience; support local artists and businesses; and respect art making.

For more information, contact matt@paseoproject.org.

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City Hall Public Art Project – Call For Artists

City Hall Public Art Project – Call For Artists

The City of Manhattan Beach announces a call for artists for the City Hall Public Art Project. The site is located in the City Hall Lobby area. There is a grand stair case that runs between the upper and lower floors. Submissions that address the whole space, including both upper and lower floors, furniture, and fixtures are encouraged.

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Deadline: 13 Feb 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a public art sculpture. Approximately 3.8 million tourists arrive in Manhattan Beach every year.

The budget for the City Hall Public Art Project is not to exceed $250,000.00. This amount includes all costs related to the artist’s design and project management fees; all subcontracted and consultant costs including engineers, electricians, materials, fabricators, studio, and overhead costs; fabrication, transportation, delivery, storage, and installation of all art components; general and automobile liability, professional liability insurance, and automotive insurance as required; and all other costs associated with the art project including a minimum budget contingency of 15%. Please note that the budget includes all costs required for all permits and licenses.

The City Hall Public Art Project RFQ is open to professional artists residing in the United States who meet the minimum eligibility qualifications indicated below:

  • Successful completion of at least 2 (two) permanent art installation or design projects valued over $150,000.00, preferably those that are similar in scope and nature to this project. Prior work could include architecture, landscape, or urban design projects if public art was an integral component.
  • Experience in working cooperatively with multiple professionals including City staff, regulatory agencies, community members, and design professionals such as engineers, landscape architects, and architects.
  • Aesthetic excellence in the design and execution of completed projects.
  • Ability to install or oversee the installation of the commissioned work.

About the City of Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach has been featured in many Hollywood films and series including 1408, 2012, Against All Odds, CSI Miami, Jerry Maguire, Weeds, Veronica Mars, Tequila Sunrise, Point Break, and Starsky and Hutch. Manhattan Beach has 2.1 miles of beach. At the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard is a 928 foot long pier where fishing is permitted from all year long. One of the largest flocks of wild parrots in the United States lives in the South Bay, and you can hear their loud squawks all over town.

Manhattan Beach’s schools were ranked #1 by Forbes in 2014, and it has a more educated population than any other suburb in Los Angeles. Manhattan Beach is located on Santa Monica Bay’s southern end. The International Surf Festival and the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament is held every August in Manhattan Beach. Because of its beauty Manhattan Beach has been given the nickname ‘Pearl of the South Bay’. Manhattan Beach has the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium where visitors can see a variety of sea life species. The members of the band The Beach Boys surfed at Manhattan Beach growing up, as they were from Hawthorne, an adjacent city.

For more information, contact mbetz@citymb.info.

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33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a call for artists for the 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition. This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. This year, an 11th sculpture will be chosen by the jurors for display on the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) campus, just a short distance from the university.

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Deadline: 22 Feb 2019

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is the longest running outdoor sculpture competition east of the Mississippi. Each year, new sculptures are located throughout the Appalachian State University Campus, located in scenic Boone, North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sculptures are enhanced by the striking and dynamic landscape. The exhibition brings artwork to a rural community. The Rosen Sculpture Competition’s longstanding history has fostered an appreciation for dynamic public sculpture. Both the campus and regional community have come to anticipate this annual exhibition and related programming. Each summer, the winners are revealed with an open community sculpture walk and talk organized by the juror.

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition is made possible by the continued generosity and support of the Rosen Family: The Martin and Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles and Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits

All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1,300 honorarium to offset round trip transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artists. The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition will cover the material costs of installation and de-installation.

The 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition will feature three cash prizes. All winners will be designated the Martin and Doris Rosen 33rd Annual Award Winners. The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season. The top three artists will receive the following cash prizes: $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $20,300.

The competition offers a sales program, brochure/map, and extensive promotion as a featured exhibition in conjunction with both the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Appalachian Summer Festival as well as permanent archiving on the competition’s website.

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach, and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts. They create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is an engaging and accessible resource. It responds to diverse educational, cultural, and health needs by meeting participants wherever they are in their personal relationship with the visual arts. It provides them with opportunities to access the power of the arts to help learn, grow and heal.

For more information, contact reddingm@appstate.edu.

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