[Sponsored Listing] The Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the 2021 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program, seeking five sculptures that are appropriate for public viewing and support the family friendly atmosphere of the City of Keller. The rotating sculptures join a permanent collection of 8 diverse pieces located throughout the city. The City of Keller invested over $4 million in improvements for the Old Town location, including the construction of a linear pedestrian promenade, addition of outdoor seating and community areas, and installation of 11 concrete sculpture pads. Old Town is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and small businesses that attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.
Deadline: 20 Mar 2021
Sculptures remain under the artist’s ownership and are loaned to the exhibit for a two-year period. All sculptures must be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety; no sexual, bloody, or violent content shall be accepted. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. Pieces sold while on display may be removed but the artist must replace the sold artwork with a different sculpture, with approval by the Board, within 60 days of removal of the sold piece.
Rotating Sculpture Program Artist Benefits
A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded for each piece for the installation, exhibition, and removal of the artwork for a two-year period. One-half of the stipend will be provided to the artist upon selection and the remainder shall be paid upon successful installation. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500.
About The City Of Keller
The mission of the Public Arts Program is to support and promote a process that will encourage visual and performing arts in public places and to define the programs, policies, and guidelines for acquiring and commissioning of arts of the highest standards that shall enrich the quality of life for all residents and visitors of the City of Keller. By focusing on this mission, the program has a reach not only in the local community, but also throughout the state inclusive of artists and art enthusiasts. The establishment of the annual Keller Art Walk, which showcases the rotating sculptures, brings in artists and visitors from all over, providing additional recognition.
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