The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and the On Havana Business Improvement District (Havana BID) announce a call for artists for Art 2C on Havana. Outdoor sculpture will be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, for two years. The exhibit is scheduled to open in October, 2020. Selected artists should anticipate installing their artwork in the first week of October, 2020 and de-installing it in mid-September, 2022.
Deadline: 29 Mar 2020
On Havana Street and the City of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program are proud to partner to bring the Tenth Annual Art 2C on Havana. This highly successful and anticipated exhibition brings twelve temporary sculptures bi-annually to the business district. The exhibition provides residents and visitors with a unique way to experience the Business District. Public art such as this provides sculptors with opportunities to share their work, gain recognition for the quality of their work, and compete for cash awards.
- Artists must reside in one of the following states: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, or Nebraska
- Exhibit for the full length of the exhibition, approximately two years
- Ready for exhibition
- Fulfill the design and selection criteria
Design and Selection Criteria
- Quality of workmanship
- Three dimensional, freestanding sculpture of any medium suitable for outdoor exhibition
- Artwork must be made from a material appropriate for outdoor exhibition. It must be able to withstand the changing weather conditions of Colorado. These include high summer temperatures (above 100F), low winter temperatures (below 0F), temperatures that can vary more than 40 degrees in a few hours, high winds, hail and significant snowfall.
- Size: minimum 4’ and maximum 14’ in height
- Weight: minimum 100 lbs and maximum 4,000 lbs in weight
- Artwork should not contain sharp objects or edges
- Artwork must be durable, require little to no maintenance, be graffiti resistant, and be prepared for installation
- Selected artists should expect to install their artwork by the first week of October, 2020
- Artists must transport, install, and de-install their own artwork. (Assistance and equipment can be provided if requested at the time of acceptance.)
- All sculptures must be attached to a steel plate that will be bolted to a concrete base. Alternative methods must be approved by AIPP and Havana BID staff at the time of acceptance
- AIPP staff must be present when the artwork is installed and de-installed (removed) from the site
Detailed Installation Plan Description
- Title of artwork
- Artist name and contact information for day of installation
- Dimensions of artwork
- Weight of artwork
- Dimensions of connecting plate
- Type and size of bolt required to connect to concrete base
- Equipment required for installation (e.g. crane, drill, hammer)
- Number of people required to install the artwork
Art 2C On Havana Artist Benefits
Exhibiting artists will be paid a $2,500 stipend for the transportation, installation, and de-installation of their artwork.
The Havana BID is providing funds for cash awards in the following amounts:
- 1st Place: $1,250
- 2nd Place: $750
- 3rd Place: $500
Sculptures may be purchased from the Art 2C on Havana exhibition and will be advertised as such. Aurora AIPP may purchase sculpture from the exhibit to be added to the City’s public art collection.
About City of Aurora Art in Public Places
The City of Aurora Art in Public Places program has made it possible for locally and nationally renowned artists to enhance the city’s public spaces with works of art ranging from indoor wall hangings to monumental outdoor sculptures and architecturally integrated works. The collection includes about 300 pieces valued at approximately $4 million, creating cultural landmarks that serve as a cornerstone of the city’s identity.
The Art in Public Places program is governed by a nine-member, Aurora City Council-appointed commission. The mission of the Art in Public Places Commission is to create great places that contribute to neighborhood development, economic vitality, and enrich and engage the community of Aurora.
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The city of Ketchum, Idaho, announces a call for artists to apply for Ketchum’s summer sculpture exhibition, “Art on Fourth.” In its thirteenth year, Art on Fourth has become an exciting part of the city’s summer attractions, presenting artwork by diverse artists ranging from locals to those of national standing. Past exhibitors include Rod Kagan, Boaz Vaadia, Gwynn Murrill, Steve Jensen, Will Robinson, and Robert Kantor.
Deadline: 6 Apr 2020
Original three-dimensional artwork by selected artists will be displayed in outdoor public spaces along Ketchum’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor from June through October 2020. As part of Ketchum’s Downtown Master Plan, the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor was created as a pedestrian friendly street. Widened sidewalks feature benches and sites for artwork.
Selected artists will receive a $2,500 stipend for the exhibition of their work. The exhibition will be featured on the city’s website; the city’s newsletter, Word on the Street with a distribution list that includes over 5,000 subscribers; and shared with almost 2,000 followers on Instagram and over 3,300 followers on Facebook.
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. It 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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Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts announces a call for artists for their Summer / Fall Wyoming Residencies, offering time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2020
Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians, and composers are encouraged to apply for a three week artist residency program, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities, and incredible natural beauty. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat.
Summer / Fall Wyoming Residencies Benefits
Creativity flows next to the banks of Brush Creek where up to eight residents immerse themselves in uninterrupted work time to polish existing projects, explore new endeavors, and further develop their craft.
Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.
During their time at the Artist Camp, artists will be provided a single room with private bath, individual studio space, and meals. Breakfast fare is provided for self-service,while lunch and dinner are shared family-style in the common area each night.
“Brush Creek Arts is a magical, special residency where the days seem to expand before you—allowing space to write, think through problems, take long hikes, enjoy the other residents’ company. I got so much done, and I’m so grateful for the care with which they created this space. The fully stocked kitchen and meals, the perfect studio, the sweet bedrooms with weekly cleanings—the attention to detail allowed me to focus fully on my writing. Thank you so much, Brush Creek! I hope to come back one day!” – Crystal Hana Kim (BCFA Alumna, November 2017)
“The Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency is beyond ideal. It fits any artist looking not only for time and opportunity to focus on their creative project but also for inspiration from the residency’s one of a kind landscape. I would recommend this residency to any serious artist looking to advance their work and their aesthetic by tremendous degrees in a matter of weeks. I will long be living on the inspiring and memorable fumes of my time spent there.”
– Alexander Lumans (BCFA Alumni September 2017)
About Brush Creek Foundation For The Arts
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for artists on a historic working ranch in Wyoming.
Imbued with the spirit of the American West, the ranch sits at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges just outside the town of Saratoga, Wyoming. From countless miles of trails to hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski, this unique destination offers endless ways to enjoy this spectacular country.
A diversity of wildlife call the ranch home, including antelope, deer, elk, moose, fox, badger, and marmots.
The Artist Camp features eight working studios in historic, restored ranch buildings and eight individual residences with private bath, closet, and separate work space. Kitchen, library, family room, and laundry facility are shared.
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The City of Elgin announces a call for artists for the New Works Public Art Plan 2020. The call is open to artists of all levels, worldwide. This year the call is specifically for a 2D piece to be applied to a covered pedestrian bridge and stairwell in downtown Elgin, IL. The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission will review applications. Successful applicants should demonstrate a clear purpose for the artwork, offer support to demonstrate their ability to successfully complete their proposal, a balanced budget and timeline, and a strong commitment to making artwork accessible and relevant to a diverse range of participants.
Deadline: 2 Apr 2020
Applicants should show that their proposals have artistic and/or cultural value. It is recommended that proposals not include designs that would be considered inappropriate and/or indecent by community standards.
New Works Public Art Plan 2020 Participant Benefits
The selected artist will receive an honorarium up to $20,000 and support from the City of Elgin. Elgin has a vast network of local and regional artists that are active in the area. While this call is for one project, it is the City’s goal and intent to remain partners with the selected artist and build a lasting relationship. The selected artist will have the opportunity to meet the public during the installation process and engage with them on a very direct level. City staff will be on hand from start to finish to ensure success.
About the City of Elgin
The City of Elgin, IL, is a diverse community with more than 40% of our community identifying as Hispanic or Latinx. The community is active in historical preservation, sustainability, the arts, and outdoor activities. The City of Elgin has been establishing itself a community of the arts for years. The public art initiatives are a major part of that continued growth. The City of Elgin is located about 35 miles west of Chicago. It sits along the Fox River.
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The City of Keller announces a call for artists for the Rotating Sculpture Program 2020. In 2017, the Keller Public Arts Board implemented a rotating public art program for outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller area. A $1,500 honorarium is available for each piece selected by the Board for the fourth year of the program. 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.
Deadline: 6 Mar 2020
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. For 2020, the Board will select up to 6 sculptures for a two-year exhibit beginning in June 2020. The artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller. The selected artists will be recognized at the fourth annual Keller Art Walk on November 14, 2020.
Rotating Sculpture Program 2020 Artist Benefits
The restaurants and shops in Old Town attract a significant amount of pedestrian traffic that ensures daily exposure of the artwork to a variety of demographics. The program offers a $1500 honorarium to each selected artist and $500 to one Best in Show winner. Artists are recognized at and receive free booth space to promote and sell their work at the annual Keller Art Walk, which is hosted in the same Old Town Keller area where the sculptures are installed.
Selected artists are featured on the City’s website and social media. They will be allowed to offer their work for sale for the duration of the exhibit. The City provides and installs signage for each piece showing the artist’s name, artwork title, and a statement indicating the piece is for sale with a phone number for inquiries.
About the City of Keller
As part of a municipal government, Keller Public Arts is unique in that its programs and events are administered by the City Manager’s office and overseen by an appointed Public Arts Board. This arrangement differs from many cities that combine public art with parks and recreation. In Keller, the separation allows the program to stay truly art-focused. With a General Fund budget of less than $40,000 and no full-time staff, Keller Public Arts has developed innovative approaches to funding and coordinating its annual schedule of events, two rotating art programs, and special projects.
In 2015, the City implemented a Public Art Development fee that applies a .25% assessment to most development projects in Keller. The fee has resulted in approximately $70,000 additional annual arts revenue, allowing the volunteers on the Public Arts Board and city administrative personnel to expand Keller Public Arts into avenues that further the program’s mission of encouraging all forms of art in the community.
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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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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The Friends of Swede Hollow are seeking artists for a community/family annual arts festival, Art In The Hollow, that fills an urban ravine-based park with art at the beginning of the summer. Art in the Hollow began as a means to introduce St. Paulites to Swede Hollow Park, a magical hidden forest that stretches below the city’s street level from downtown into its East Side.
Deadline: 25 May 2019
There is a $15 booth fee and no application costs.
Art in the Hollow is the only arts festival exclusive to St. Paul’s east Side, filling a cultural vacuum in an area of town which is otherwise overflowing with cultural enrichment from waves of immigration from Latin America, SouthEast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the horn of Africa. The park has a long history of habitation by Dakota people and incoming immigrants from Sweden to Mexico, reflected outward now in the surrounding East Side communities. Today, Swede Hollow park is a refuge for artists on the first Saturday of each June.
Vendor booths are situated along a pathway which wraps around the main stage on one end of the festival and along a pathway overlooking a creek to the far end of the festival where a second stage is situated under a historic stone bridge. A limited rain site space is available for some artists in the event of very severe weather. In addition to the vendor booths, the Friends of Swede Hollow sponsor a sculpture contest with a $15 entry and hundreds awarded in prizes.
Art In The Hollow Artist Benefits
Artists involved will find assistance from a team of volunteers. The East Side artist’s community is supportive and eager to help connect artists to further opportunities. Art in the Hollow has generally drawn crowds of nearly two thousand visitors in good weather. There are nearly 1000 social media followers. This year’s tenth anniversary will feature an expanded outreach to all the surrounding communities with increased lawn sign presence and flyers translated into Spanish, Hmong, and Karen. The Friends of Swede Hollow partner with nearby art organizations including Indiginous Roots Cultural Center, East Side Artist’s Salon, East Side Arts Council, and the St. Paul Library system.
About the Friends of Swede Hollow
Friends of Swede Hollow has watched over the Swede Hollow Park and its history for years. It brings art and events down into the Hollow to support and enliven the community. They are focused on grassroots arts community building rather than being an outgrowth of a large organization or corporate entity.
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CWB Events announces a call for artists for the Reno Art Fest 2019, to be held in downtown Reno on July 12-14 as part of the month long celebration of art in Reno (Artown). This event will feature numerous artists whose original work of 2 and 3 dimensional fine art, acrylics, oil and watercolor paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, glass, stone and metal sculptures, and wood and clay pieces.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2019
Situated on North Virginia Street between 4th and 6th streets in Reno, the event will be open on Friday 4 – 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am till 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm. Admission and parking are free to the public. A variety of local food trucks and wine and beer concession will be available.
This event is open to all media of original fine art and fine craft. All work will be juried. Categories will be limited. Only original hand-made works are accepted. Commercially or mass-produced items are not eligible. There will be no buy/sell items in the show. Participants must provide their own display. If used, canopy must be white. It will be securely attached to the ground in case of unexpected high winds.
Booth fees are $125.00 for a 10’ x 10’ or $200.00 for 10’ x 20’ space, corners (if available) are an additional $25, plus 10% commission on all sales.
Submit four images of your work, one image of your display, and a current biography. If accepted, give permission for photos and biography to be used for publicity. Confirmation status will be sent via email.
Reno Art Fest 2019 Artist Benefits
- Booth sitters available
- Free artist parking
- Security provided on Friday and Saturday evenings
- Jewelry and photography categories will be limited
$4000 in Artist Awards including Best of Show $1,000, Awards of Excellence 2 @ $750, Judges Choice $500, and Awards of Merit 4 @ $250.
About CWB Events
CWB Events is a new company formed for the production of Fine Art Festivals. Founded by Curtis Beck, formerly with another show producer in Southern CA, where he learned a lot over the eight years he was there.
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