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.
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.
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The City of Ketchum, Idaho invites experienced artists to apply for a new, long-term interactive art sculpture installation for a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. Original artwork by one selected artist (or artist team) will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in late August 2019.
Deadline: 3 Dec 2018
The Heritage Corridor spans four blocks, which have been improved with wider sidewalks, benches, street trees, chess tables, bike racks, and rotating art installations. Anchored in the heart of Ketchum by Town Square, the pedestrian walkway now boasts increased outdoor dining options. It is home to many events during the summer and fall months. The selected artwork will enhance the city’s visual environment and provide viewers with an interactive experience that reflects the historic character of the Heritage Corridor.
Following review of the Request for Qualifications submissions, the KAC will select three finalists to submit proposals. Each finalist will receive $500 upon submission of proposal.
Interactive Art Sculpture Artist Benefits
One artist or artist team will be selected to design an interactive sculpture that responds to the history of Ketchum. That piece will then be recommended by the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) to the Ketchum City Council for final approval, fabrication, and installation on an existing concrete pedestal on Fourth Street between East and Walnut avenues. The selected artist will receive a budget of $25,000, inclusive of artist fee, design, materials, fabrication, shipping and installation. The sculpture will be featured on the city’s website and in various social media forums.
About the City of Ketchum
Ketchum is a diverse mountain resort community adjacent to the Sun Valley Resort. Sun Valley Resort is known as one of the country’s premier ski resorts. It is noted for its European style terrain. Ketchum’s early roots were in mining and sheep herding. Today it is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and its sophisticated arts and cultural offerings.
2012: ArtPlace named Ketchum one of the top twelve small-town arts places in the U.S.
2014: Smithsonian Magazine named Ketchum one of the 20 best small towns to visit in the U.S.
In its eleventh 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, among others.
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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019 showcases over thirty outdoor sculptures from local, regional and international artists in a rotating gallery in the downtown core. All of the sculptures are available for sale or lease with the winning sculpture (vote) purchased by the City. Sculpturewalk has rapidly become one of the premiere arts events in Canada, drawing people to the beautiful city of Castlegar, BC and earning the trademark The Sculpture Capital of Canada™.
Deadline: 31 Oct 2018
Downtown Castlegar is one of the few venues in Canada where artists have the opportunity to show and sell outdoor sculptural work. It brings international artists to the community and supports emerging local and regional talent. Castlegar’s annual exhibit is more than three times the size of that first year. The permanent collection grows with each People’s Choice award. Public enthusiasm for this cultural economy experiment increases at a similar pace. It places Sculpturewalk at the epicenter of a regional culture boom.
Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2019 Artist Benefits
Each participating artist receives an honorarium of $500 (Canadian) and up to $250 in shipping costs. The winning sculpture is purchased for up to $15K. There are additional cash prizes of $7K in two categories: the People’s Choice Vote (via ballot) and Artistic Merit Awards (juried). Accommodation for the installation/opening weekend is covered along with an opening gala. Sculpturewalk has an excellent sales/leasing program. The artist receives 70% of all sales and leasing fees. Many of these sculptures are located throughout the West Kootenay area and British Columbia. A free calendar is produced showcasing the artists work.
About Castlegar Sculpturewalk
The benefits of the Sculpturewalk program to Castlegar have been huge. The program has an even broader impact to the cultural economy than initially imagined. The Kootenays are an area rich with artists, but galleries – particularly outdoor ones – are extremely limited or entirely unavailable to outdoor sculptures. It is important that Castlegar brings international artists to the community to share their perspectives. It is crucial that emerging local and regional artists are supported. With this experience, many artists have gone on to win large-scale commissions in larger, urban centres.
With additional pieces showcased annually, Castlegar is able to feature sculptures from across the world and down the street. It is amazing to look back at how the community has created a vibrant, dynamic public art program respected world-wide. Castlegar Sculpturewalk is the #1 rated local attraction on TripAdvisor.
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The City of Napa announces a call for artists for the Napa Art Walk, a curated walking tour program that showcases regularly rotating installation art throughout downtown Napa, California. Collections rotate every two years. The 2019-21 exhibition will be the sixth rotation in this program. All pieces submitted for the sixth Napa Art Walk should integrate and embody a specific sense of place. The aim of this exhibition is for the public to identify their own symbolic and literal relationship to the environment(s) in which they live, and inspire a recognition or creation of experience tied to the place in which the artwork resides.
Deadline: 30 Nov 2018
Among twenty potential sites situated along primary pedestrian corridors in downtown Napa, ten will be finalized to best match the chosen artworks. All sites are a brief distance from one another. Several are on or near popular visitor destinations such as the Oxbow Public Market, Napa Mill, and Napa River Inn. Busy pedestrian walkways, bridges, the riverfront, and plazas serve as accommodating and attractive sites that elevate the artwork while simultaneously integrating it into the cityscape. The route is not limited to walking, but strollers, wheelchairs, bicycles, and any other necessary assistance can be easily accommodated. The route may be enjoyed as a loop or customized by the individual viewer(s) to meet specific preferences and/or logistical restraints. Napa Art Walk Goals:
- Create exciting, appealing and harmonious public environments by integrating outdoor art into public spaces;
- Showcase public art that celebrates Napa’s historical, socio-cultural and aesthetic values;
- Preserve and enrich Napa’s cultural environment;
- Enhance the character of Napa through visibility of community-valued artworks;
- Promote public participation and interaction with artists and artwork; and
- Stimulate the downtown economy through increased pedestrian activity and positioning Napa as an art destination.
Napa Art Walk Artist Benefits
Ten pieces will be selected by a jury and placed among twenty potential sites in Napa. Each selected artist will receive an Artist Honorarium of $2,000 to assist with transportation, travel and other expenses; $1000 will be paid upon artwork installation in 2019, and $1000 will be paid upon artwork de-installation in 2021, at the end of the exhibition.
Printed and downloadable brochures with a map of art locations enable self-guided viewing of the exhibition. Volunteer docents lead Napa Art Walk tours. The pieces are on display 24 hours a day, though viewing of some may be restricted to daylight. The following will be also provided to increase public awareness of this exhibition:
- Grand Opening reception / Meet and Greet with the Artists
- Media releases
- Printed and downloadable brochures
- Napa Art Walk Website
- The “DoNapa” website, social media and blog postings
- Features on the City of Napa and Arts Council Napa Valley websites
- Calendar listings
- Docent-led tours
- Inclusion in media and school tours
- Artwork plaques
- People’s Choice Promotion
- Instagram account dedicated to the Art Walk
To enhance the usability and visibility of Napa Art Walk, the City partnered last year with Otocast, a mobile app program which provides information about each of these pieces and the artists, (Voices of Napa Art Walk Artists). The Otocast app may be downloaded on any smart phone to find “Napa, CA Napa Art Walk” and hear about the art and surrounding points of interest in the current exhibit. Images of the artworks, a printable brochure and map, and links to the audio tours from current and past exhibitions may be found at Napa Art Walk.
Napa Art Walk Exhibition Programming
There is an opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with the artists during their time in Napa – akin to the popular “Inside the Actors Studio” format. These will be voluntary and at the convenience of the artist. In coordination with Arts Council Napa Valley, the City of Napa will organize small group gatherings for interested parties to meet the artists, ask questions, and hear about their work and interests. These events will be held in the homes and/or offices of local artists and art supporters. They will be organized as installation schedules are finalized.
Artworks will remain on view for a period of approximately two years (July 2019 – August 2021), during which community members and visitors may vote online to select one artwork for the “People’s Choice Award”. This award is announced in spring prior to close of the exhibit. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a Proclamation from the Napa City Council and gifts from local merchants and hospitality partners. Past prizes have included overnight getaways, dinner for two at an acclaimed restaurant in Napa, spa treatments, and gift certificates.
About the City of Napa
The City of Napa is in the heart of Napa Valley, a world-class winegrowing region and travel destination. Located along the banks of the Napa River, Downtown Napa is emerging from its origins as a civic district to a vibrant hub of beautiful hotels, charming inns, exceptional culinary establishments and wine-tasting rooms, all enhanced by the arts, parks and entertainment.
The first City of Napa Public Art Master Plan was approved in June 2014. The first Public Art Steering Committee art project, “First Street Art Benches” was completed in 2015, with nine custom-designed benches created by Berkeley, CA artist Eric Powell. The City is presently nearing final design for the renovation of Dwight Murray Plaza. It is one of the most visible and popular plazas located on First Street. Public art is expected to be a major component of the plaza; professional artists are now preparing their submittals for final selection.
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Main Plaza, in San Antonio, TX, is announces a call for breakout artists to create and build three independent altars for a downtown venue’s Día de los Muertos tribute. The artists must have the idea created and approved before beginning the project. The piece must be appropriate for all-ages. Dates to construct the altar are October 29th & 30th, and must be removed on November 3rd.
Deadline: 15 Oct 2018
This project will use three separate artists who will create their own, differently-designed altar. All backs will form a triangle in an area that will be open to the public for viewing and interaction by placing memories at them. Each artist will be properly credited.
Main Plaza will pay for the materials purchased for the piece, up to a decided amount. The artists will be publicly recognized and credited as the creator of the altar to all those who view the altars. This space is located in the center of downtown, with constant foot traffic during the day from offices located nearby. An event will be hosted during one of the evenings to tribute Día de los Muertos. The event will host Patricia Vonne, bringing in a large crowd for that night. The display will be during the most active parts of the week – Wednesday through Friday.
About Main Plaza
Main Plaza is known for the constant, active events that are always free and open to the public, along with the people drawn from the area location. It is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to providing San Antonio and its visitors with the cultural and historical heart of the city values. The organization sits at the center of downtown. It supports local arts and artists. Attendees know that local, incredible talent is always displayed. The venue is known for hosting the top names and the new talent that makes it to be publicly recognized.
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Pitchcraft, Downtown Frederick’s first-ever placemaking competition, invites creative people to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, Maryland, will better connect the people and places of our community.
Deadline: 21 Sept 2018
Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.
Your idea should have a scope that can be implemented for approximately $2,500 and finished by October 2019. The finished product should be something that is safe for all ages, functions mostly unattended, exists within the footprint of Downtown Frederick, and is feasible to implement. Any necessary City approvals will be requested prior to project implementation.
Pitchcraft submissions will be narrowed down by a panel of judges to four finalists. All finalists will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 25. Every audience member will vote for their favorite pitch. A winner will be announced that evening. The cost of each ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea.
The winning pitch will receive $2,500 and professional support to bring their idea to life. In addition to an award of funds, the winning person will receive guidance from Downtown Frederick Partnership and volunteer advisers to help implement their idea.
About Downtown Frederick Partnership
Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote, and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick, Maryland, a national Main Street community.
The Main Street Program is a preservation-based, downtown revitalization approach. The goal of the Main Street Program is to strengthen the vitality of traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Downtown Frederick Partnership is committed to advocating for projects and policies which encourage the healthy growth and economic development of Downtown Frederick.
Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events, and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.
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The Maritime Garage Gallery is looking for art for an upcoming fall exhibit entitled Street Level. The exhibit features works inspired by art in public places. Through art, public spaces have become the perfect canvas for many artists around the world, transforming walls, buildings, and neighborhoods into outdoor galleries.
Deadline: 22 Sept 2018
The Gallery is looking for pieces that take their cues from street art, guerrilla art, graffiti, tagging, stencil graffiti, poster art, and urban intervention. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on this subject are welcome except freestanding sculpture. The Gallery is located in Norwalk, CT. It gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Street Level Artist Benefits
Chosen artists for Street Level will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space, the Maritime Garage located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.
About Maritime Garage Gallery
The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Norwalk Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station that highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.
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Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture announces a call for artists of the Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition. A generous donor has offered to commission an iconic seaside sculpture for the enjoyment and enrichment of all Oak Bay citizens and visitors. The theme for the sculpture, which is hoped to become a permanent and treasured landmark, is “Sea Lore” inspired by the maritime character of Oak Bay.
Deadline: 7 Sept 2018
Oak Bay enjoys a uniquely beautiful seaside location. The sea draws our attention, nurtures our well-being, and inspires all who live here. The coast is rich in sea life, birds, and plants. There is a long history of indigenous activity and settlement along its shores. For over a hundred years, there has been a boat house or marina on the bay. The municipality is home to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There is a tradition of nautical sports and activities like paddling, sailing, fishing, and beach walking. The Sea Lore sculpture is meant to celebrate Oak Bay and its maritime character — past, present, and future.
Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits
The opportunity to have a permanent sculpture as part of the lively public art collection in Oak Bay, Victoria BC. For the past five years Oak Bay has become a new destination for arts and culture as a result of its ArtsAlive public art program and unique painted pianos, spearheaded by Oak Bay’s Arts Laureate Barbara Adams. These engaging public art projects have sparked a new discourse in the community. They have attracted spectacular works from renowned North American artists and sculptors.
About Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s mission is to “To enhance life in our community through the provision of quality services.” Located in one of the most beautiful communities on Vancouver Island, Recreation Oak Bay is a department of the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay. The department is overseen by a Parks and Recreation Commission who has served one of Canada’s most active communities for more than 35 years. Oak Bay has a rich heritage of supporting arts in our community. Many art-related community events are held throughout the year. Many community organizations contribute to the arts through education, performance, display, creation, or sponsorship.
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The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures for the Decatur Artway IV, to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition. 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. Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 16 – 21, 2018.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
The Decatur Artway IV 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 which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.
The sculpture will be installed in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, GA, recently named a 2018 All American City. It is located five miles from downtown Atlanta. Decatur is known for its pedestrian friendly downtown district and is accessible by three rapid rail stations. Although Decatur, GA, is part of the Atlanta metro area, it is a city unto itself with an identity all its own. At 23,000 people, Decatur sits just to the east of Atlanta. It has become a favorite of single professionals, young couples, and families thanks to its strong schools, low crime rate, and beautiful historic homes.
The Decatur Arts Alliance will, in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority, market the Decatur Artway and include (but not limit to) printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, online tour with 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 501c3 nonprofit arts agency whose mission to advocate the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA. The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents. They are dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. 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. It develops the city as a strong arts community.
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The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, the Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT), and the Hackensack Main Street Alliance are seeking an artist or artist team for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Design and paint a mural at 135 Main Street on the corner of Demarest Place in Hackensack, NJ.
Deadline: 6 Jul 2018
Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway, crossing Main Street, between the Atlantic Street bus stop and the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). This year, the CAT is focusing on activating the site through the arts via a large-scale Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group has granted permission to use the north side wall of its building at 135 Main Street, on the corner of Demarest.
This art application is a recommendation based on the outcomes of the Hackensack Strategy Lab, a joint initiative of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, held at Demarest Place on October 17, 2017. Fifty members of Hackensack and surrounding communities collaborated to brainstorm ideas of art, physical elements (lighting, seating), and cultural programming to create an enlivened and beautified public walkway that would serve as an attractive gateway to Main Street from the bus terminal and the HACPAC.
Hackensack, NJ is going through a major renaissance and redevelopment. The city believes the arts plays an essential role in bringing positive change that will better all who live, work, and visit there. Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway that the city is working to transform into a public space for the arts. The selected artist has an opportunity to showcase his/her creative vision on the wall of a prominent building that can be seen from Main Street. It will be viewed by hundreds of passers-by from the new Performing Arts Center and bus station.
One artist or artist team will be selected for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. The selected artist or team will be paid $9,600 in total for the project, including supplies, planning meeting, design, wall preparation, painting, and sealing of the mural.
About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative
The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative has been partnering with the City of Hackensack, the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance, and its Creative Arts Team for three years to integrate arts and culture into the city’s redevelopment plans. Together they have accomplished many creative placemaking projects that are enlivening the city through the arts: The Main Gateway Mural Project, Art on a Stick, Interactive Arts Village, and the Utility Art Box Project. They want to make Hackensack a more vibrant place where the arts and artists flourish and community is made stronger.
The Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT) is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders, and public officials working to implement a creative placemaking plan for the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking is the integration of arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The CAT works to identify projects that will move forward the Creative Vision Statement it drafted with the input of various members and sectors of the community.
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