[Sponsored Listing] The Midtown Greenway Coalition has issued a call for sculpture concepts to select an artist for a proposed Midtown Greenway Light-emitting Sculpture. This sculpture will be an important improvement to the Midtown Greenway, Minnesota’s busiest non-motorized transportation corridor that serves thousands daily, and the East Phillips Neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Enter by: 3 Dec 2021 4pm CT
Showcase how public art can be a functional item that lights up a dark area and inspires additional projects elsewhere along the 5.5 mile-long Midtown Greenway, the #1 urban bikeway in the U.S. This Light-emitting Sculpture is an opportunity to work directly with an impacted community in a largely low-income and very diverse neighborhood.
An Advisory Team composed of neighbors will select three finalists. The Advisory Team for the sculpture is composed of residents on the two blocks adjacent to the proposed sculpture location and includes Latina, African American African immigrant, white, and queer people. The public will vote for their favorite design from among those three, based largely on the sculpture’s likelihood of making viewers say “Wow!” A contract for up to $8,000 will be offered to the winning artist for the design phase, resulting in a detailed design that can be used to pursue approvals to install the sculpture in public space. An additional contract for construction and installation will likely be offered to the winning artist to achieve sculpture installation by late August 2022. The sculpture will be unusual in that it will be a thing of beauty and quality in a high crime neighborhood where morale needs a boost.
About The Midtown Greenway Coalition
The Midtown Greenway Coalition is the grassroots nonprofit organization that advocated for public agencies to create the Midtown Greenway. The Coalition continues to serve as the community’s voice in protecting, improving, and promoting the use of the Midtown Greenway.
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Luminosity: The Impact of Light. Light and its quality is the basic element of photography. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. In photography, the same subject, nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day, becomes an impactful image of another. Sunsets are beautiful and midday sun is harsh. A strategically placed light can create amazing portraits. Late afternoon is a world of shadow and light warms everything it touches.
Deadline: 23 Jun 2020
For this call NYC4PA is looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference. Glare, flare, shadow, and fill light all work as do lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, and streaming rays of sunlight on a floor or as seen passing through a dusty atmosphere.
The total prizes for Luminosity is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.
About The New York Center For Photographic Art
The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York. Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues. These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.
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The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) invites artists to submit proposals for the sixth edition of its Georgetown Glow Winter Public Art Exhibition, an outdoor display of light-art installations on view in Washington, D.C. from November 2019 through early January 2020. Georgetown Glow 2019 is free and open to the general public. Installations are lit nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. in the commercial district.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2019
Georgetown Glow 2019 is part of the BID’s overall holiday programming. It includes the region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, holiday shopping, and a holiday window competition. The event includes charming buildings, yuletide decorations, and more than 450+ stores, restaurants, galleries, and salons to shop and dine. The Georgetown neighborhood is internationally renowned. It is the D.C. area’s top stop for all things holiday.
Georgetown Glow 2019 is open to all artists including performance, video, and sculpture that creatively incorporate light as its primary medium. Light at the center of each project. Artists are encouraged to explore concepts of space and place, inspire public interaction, and utilize and respond to Georgetown. The Georgetown BID will not accept projects where light is simply illuminating your art work. The role of light must be essential and integrated with your concept.
Georgetown Glow 2019 Artist Benefits
The all-inclusive budget for each individual project can not exceed $15,000 USD. The budget includes artist fee, all labor costs to build the artwork (from concept to installation on site), all materials, all equipment, all cabling and cable covers, installation, de-installation, engineering services, testing needed for your artwork, shipping costs, permits, all travel and accommodations. The Georgetown BID will provide a discounted hotel rate at a local hotel and basic maintenance.
If the artwork requires a budget beyond that provided by the Georgetown BID, the artist is welcome to seek and propose accompanying sponsors. The artist must indicate the contribution of sponsors within the submission. Private sponsors will only be given recognition as a sponsor in our communication if a specific agreement is made and if the sponsor does not conflict with other Glow sponsors and Georgetown BID businesses.
About The Georgetown Business Improvement District
In December of 2013, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Alliance Francaise D.C., hosted four international artists who showed at the Fête de Lumieres, one of Europe’s most celebrated festivals held annually in Lyon, France, since 1852. This was the first time that any of the Lyon installations had been exhibited in the United States.
In 2014, the Georgetown BID launched Georgetown Glow by commissioning artists to re-imagine the season of light through public art. Glow’s artistic aim is to encourage contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural and historical environment of Georgetown, Washington, D.C.’s oldest neighborhood that dates back to 1751. Over the past five years, Glow has worked with 60 artists and 40 installations. Going into its sixth year, Glow is larger and a widely-recognized public art exhibition in the Washington, D.C. region.
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The City of Napa announces a call for artists for the Napa Lighted Art Festival. For 2019, approximately fifteen installations are being sought. The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Napa Lighted Art Festival is a true celebration of creative arts, technology and light. Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fibre optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, and lasers. The City of Napa is open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works provided they meet the Festival themes and criteria.
Deadline: 17 Aug 2018
Napa Lighted Art Festival Artist Benefits
The Napa Lighted Art Festival artist’s stipends will range between $2000 – $5000 which includes travel expenses. The artwork will be shown to 20K + audience who will be attending the festival and viewing the artwork. The Napa Lighted Art Festival marketing for this event will be reach over 300K+ followers on social media channels and printed materials.
“We know how to do Art After Dark!”
About the City of Napa
City of Napa and the Arts Council Napa Valley are proud supporters of public art, art walks, and the growing medium of light art. The Napa Lighted Art Festival is an exciting opportunity. Also, it is one of the few lighted art festivals on the West Coast. Non-profits, schools, private business, and the art community are involved in the festival. Napa Valley is soon to be the destination in order to experience dynamic art, diverse culture, creative opportunities, and world class wines. It will be the place to be in January each year. It is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on.
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