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Allez! 2022 Mural Exhibit (Missoula, MT) – Call For Artists

Allez! 2022 Mural Exhibit (Missoula, MT) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Allez! Missoula is looking for 1-3 artists (or art teams) to take over their alleyway for the 2022 Fall/Winter mural exhibit. The final exhibit of the year is for the most ambitious of artists. In this show, artists are invited to paint a minimum full 4’ x 16’ mural display section, or up to our entire alleyway, 4′ x 56′. The exhibit will run the second Friday of October through the end of February 2022.

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Deadline: 10 Nov 2021

Artist/s will have full range of artistic choice in theme, and can choose from any of Allez! Missoula’s layout options. Murals are featured in a custom-made framing system. Because of this, exact measurements and layouts of proposed artwork are necessary. Check out the guidelines on the “Painting Process and Wall Layout” page from the link above. View and click to download layout options. Use these to design your proposed artwork. Follow the measurements provided to make your own layout or insert your images into the forms provided.

All Allez! 2022 Mural Exhibit accepted artists will be paid for their work depending on size.

  • Digital artwork file: $300 per image used
  • 4’x16’ Mural (full bay): $2,200
  • 4’x32′ Mural (2 bays): $4,400
  • 4’x56’ Mural (3 bays, full alley): $7,700

Allez! is a unique opportunity in that the artist’s work is featured as both public art and as a gallery setting. The artwork is fully visible to public view and available for purchase. The alley is attached to Radius Gallery, the most prestigious gallery in Missoula with a roster of collectors from all over the world. Allez! creates unique artist interview documentaries free of charge to the artist.

About Allez! Missoula

Allez! is a revolving outdoor urban art gallery which activates the alleyway of the beautiful 120 N Higgins Avenue building in the Original Townsite of Missoula. They engage, promote, and sponsor a wide variety of artists and artistic visions. Allez! provides a custom display system on a lighted alley wall for showcasing quality artworks that represent the region. They strive for ways to create a tangible, stable economy for artists by partnering with other community organizations, nonprofits, schools, and businesses to promote sponsored public events.

Allez! envisions a Missoula downtown with all alleys activated with good lighting, mediated blight, beautiful artistic expression with safe, and welcoming public-access for all. Allez!:

  • Values a public art space for all to share safely
  • Envisions a stable economic framework for working artists
  • Strives to remedy downtown’s visual blight, one panel at a time
  • Provides space for education and workshops
  • Believes that the courage and creativity of the human spirit is worth championing

For more information, contact lillian.allezmissoula@gmail.com.

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Castlegar Sculpturewalk (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Castlegar Sculpturewalk announces a call for artists for their 2022 event, which opens next May. Sculpturewalk is open to professional and amateur sculptors of all backgrounds. One of the premiere arts events in Canada, Sculpturewalk attracts artists and viewers from across the world to the beautiful city of Castlegar, BC, the Sculpture Capital of Canada™.

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Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

Completed sculptures or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, examples of previous work must be included within the application. Open to art beyond what is traditionally viewed as sculpture (i.e. light installations). All sculptures need to be made of a durable material for the yearlong outdoor setting and constructed with safety in mind for display in a public setting.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards

Each artist accepted to the program will receive an $1000 honorarium, payable upon installation of sculpture.

  • People’s Choice Awards: Winning sculpture purchased for up to $15,000 plus a $2000 cash award, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500
  • Artistic Merit Awards: Overall winner $2000, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500
  • Voting for the People’s Choice award will take place from May-October

About Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Inspired by, and borne of, local artist Pat Field’s participation in the Sculpturewalk program of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Castlegar Sculpturewalk began in 2010 with just ten sculptures. When Castlegar City Council learned of Sioux Falls’ downtown revitalization initiative tied to the cultural economy, they realized that they faced many of the same downtown revitalization issues and agreed to a trial project.

Incredibly, with community and basin support, and a dedicated group of volunteers, this cautious trial project grew beyond expectations into Castlegar becoming The Sculpture Capital of Canada™. Downtown Castlegar is now one of the few venues in Canada where artists have the opportunity to show and sell outdoor sculptural work, bringing international artists to the community, and supporting emerging local and regional talent.

For more information, contact selena@castlegarsculpturewalk.com.

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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be displayed at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota from January 19 – April 10, 2022.

 

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Deadline: 6 Oct 2021

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. The Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

Artists’ works will be displayed for three months. Bayfront park has a substantial audience. In 2021, 254,280 people visited the exhibition—bringing the total amount of visitors to more than 3.55 million since 2004.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition as well as a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. Their mission is “Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world.” Their vision is “A world that embraces diversity, respects differences, and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.”

For more information, contact info@embracingourdifferences.org.

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Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 35th Annual Sculpture Celebration. Sculptors – bring 3 pieces to enter this annual competition for $11,000 in cash awards, judged this year by Elizabeth Brim. Additional opportunity for participants to have works considered for a one-year installation in the Western NC Sculpture Center and Park sales gallery. Early registration discounts available.

This one-day event runs 9am-4pm with all awards announced at 3:30pm. Live music will fill the lovely lakeside Broyhill Walking Park for the day, with free shuttles to area parking for visitors who come from as far as Florida and New York.

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Deadline: 10 Sept 2021

This event provides opportunities for both sales and commissions in addition to the competition awards. Best of Show award is $3,000, First Place is $2,000, Second Place is $1,500, and Third Place is $1,000. There are five $500 Judge’s Merit awards, five $100 Honorable Mention awards, and the People’s Choice award of $500. Typically between 2,000-4,000 attendees come, and Caldwell Arts Council actively seeks sculpture art buyers to attend.

Sculptors from the eastern United States, from as far away as Vermont and Florida, Indiana, and Texas have participated in the past. As this has been a long-running event, it is a good opportunity for new and upcoming sculptors.

About Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council has promoted and presented high quality arts in Caldwell County North Carolina since 1976. It is their mission to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in their community by encouraging participation in arts events. They offer various educational opportunities and administrative services that support artists, arts agencies, and audiences.

Caldwell Arts Council owns a permanent sculpture collection of over 80 pieces. One of the largest collections for a town of its size in the United States. These indoor and outdoor artworks are displayed all over Caldwell County and are periodically moved to new locations. In addition, the Arts Council exhibits sculptures along the streets of downtown Lenoir in Tucker’s Gallery, which is a partnership with the City of Lenoir. These pieces are on loan from artists for up to one year. Most are available for sale.

The annual Sculpture Celebration offers the public a unique opportunity to view hundreds of sculptures created by artisans from across the United States. This event occurs on the Saturday after Labor Day in the beautiful Broyhill Walking Park.

For more information, contact office@caldwellarts.com.

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Decatur Artway VII (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway VII (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the Decatur Artway VII. It kicks off another year as Decatur’s outdoor gallery, featuring five selected sculptures scattered throughout the city of Decatur, Georgia. Sculptures will be displayed on temporary loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art around town. The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract with $2000 lease payment for the artist.

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Deadline: 6 Aug 2021

All submissions for the Decatur Artway VII must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Georgia, is a friendly little tree-lined suburb called Decatur. Decatur’s four square miles are a haven for foodies, arts lovers, hippies, families, and all the young at heart. Decatur blends the best of small-town life with the convenience of city living. The City of Decatur’s 25,000 residents represent a diverse population with a wide range of age groups, racial backgrounds, and economic levels. Of particular note – Decatur has one of the highest education levels in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Decatur employees, primarily concentrated in the downtown commercial district, represent an important demographic.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The Decatur Arts Alliance 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 as well as develop the city as a strong arts community.

Public art has long been recognized as a community asset, but because many of its benefits seem intangible, it is often treated as a low priority, especially during challenging economic times. The Decatur Arts Alliance has shown that prioritizing public art can lead to increased levels of community engagement and social cohesion.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID), in partnership with the City of Jersey City and the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs Office, is pleased to announce a new call for artists for a Central Avenue Artwork Installation, aiming to expand the outdoor art gallery along Central Avenue, Jersey City.

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Deadline: 30 Jul 2021

The CASID is seeking well-executed proposals for its main street community. Proposals should be family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall 2021 and paid upon completion. Central Avenue is a ¾ mile main thoroughfare consisting of 240 storefronts and is centrally located in Hudson County (estimated population 672,400).

The Central Avenue Artwork Installation artwork should complement Central Avenue’s main street environment and contribute to positive energy, boost morale, and upbeat attitudes among residents, visitors, and shoppers. This project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding art destination to Hudson County’s distinct resume.

The artist with the winning mural design(s) will receive agreed monetary compensation and be featured on the organization’s website and other social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Artists will have the opportunity to address the public at a press conference.

“My wife and I found this so appropriate since the people of Jersey City were incredibly friendly and appreciative. People either walking by or shouting from their car windows said Thank You. WOW! I should be thanking them. The people of Jersey City were so engaged; this made the artwork for us. We painted a traffic box, but the people gave it the meaning we intended. That is, people being connected, sharing, and helping one another. Another observation was that the people were wearing their face masks – the caring for one another was evident. Thank you to the people of Jersey City and to Alexa, Executive Director of Central Avenue SID Management Corp.” – Micheal Cooper artist for “Together Again & Again” located off of Central and Bower St in September 2020.

About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

Central Avenue in Jersey City prides itself on the outdoor art gallery along the shopping corridor. New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City in 2019. This year will mark Central Avenue’s twelfth consecutive year installing artwork. With over 20 art pieces on the avenue, colorful artwork is appreciated by hundreds of shoppers each day. Heights neighborhood as a hub of culture and commerce. This new installation will add to a flourishing outdoor art gallery which already includes art on seven traffic boxes and five splendid murals. The main street shopping district in adjacent to the Riverview Arts District and this project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding “art destination” to Hudson County’s distinct resume.

For more information, contact ALima@jcheights.com.

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Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Creative Sonoma announces a call for artists for the Meredith Pier Public Art Project in Bodega Bay, CA. This opportunity is for a public art installation located at the site of the former Meredith Pier. The Meredith Fish Company pier and cannery building was originally built nearly 80 years ago, which was abandoned and then fell into disrepair. The site was formally condemned in 2004 as physically and environmentally unsafe posing dangers to residents, visitors, the water surrounding it, and its ecosystems. The pier is currently being demolished, leaving behind a cement “footprint” on which this public art project will be sited.

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Deadline: 12 Apr 2021

Bodega Bay is the ancestral land of the Coast Miwok Native Americans. The community has a rich and diverse history of cultures, industries, and economies. Potential themes for the artwork include, but are not limited to:

  • Acknowledgement of the area’s history and the heritage that carries forward
  • Homage to the lives of the people who have and currently populate the area, as well as those who have lost their lives at sea as an opportunity for reflection and contemplation by their friends and families
  • Celebration of the ecology and conservation of the Bodega Bay waterway

A Sonoma County artist will have the opportunity to install art on a site that holds a lot of history, and something for the future. Projects will be funded up to $10,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees as well as all expenses related to design development including engineering, fabrication, transportation, installation of the artwork, insurance, and other project related expenses.

About Creative Sonoma

Creative Sonoma provides programs and services to help their creative community do what they do better. They believe that creativity lives in us all – it just takes a little care and feeding. They believe that the people who have spent a career exercising their creative muscles make the community more vibrant, interesting, provocative, and satisfying. In this case, they believe that more is more.

Creative Sonoma defines the creative community as individuals, organizations, and businesses whose work is creative at its core. That means artists, craftspeople, nonprofits, and business enterprises working across all creative disciplines and genres. They consider writers, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, technologists, design firms, galleries, recording studios, metal workers, instrument manufacturers, and many more to be a part of the creative community.

For more information, contact creativesonoma@sonoma-county.org.

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Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) announces a call for artists for the public art Brush to Table picnic table project, seeking artists to design and paint a series of 10 picnic tables to be displayed in various areas in Milford, MA. Brush to Table is the MCC’s first public art initiative. They look forward to showcasing a diverse range of talent. Table sponsors will negotiate stipends with artists. Artists and sponsors will be recognized on an engraved metal plaque attached to each table. Finished tables will be put on public display in mid-July. The tables are one piece with benches attached, all made from pressure-treated wood. Dimensions are given in the entry form.

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Deadline: 16 Apr 2021

Artists must complete the entry form, which includes a template for depicting their proposed design. Design proposals should be positive, original, and colorful as well as (but are not required to) reflect the following: the immediate environment in which the table is located, the character or culture of the Town of Milford, the history of the area, community pride, and creativity. All design proposals must be family friendly and; therefore, appropriate for all viewing audiences. Designs cannot include letters or numbers.

Brush to Table Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive a stipend between $250-$500 to be negotiated with the sponsor. Their work will be showcased in five different parks in town, therefore being viewed by thousands every year. Plus, the artist’s work will be highlighted in local media including print, radio, and TV. Although this project will be the first public art initiative in Milford for quite some time, Milford, MA is the proud host to an equestrian statue by Daniel Chester French. It sits atop a pedestal by Henry Bacon. All artists who present proposals will be added to an artist database for reference for future projects.

About Milford Cultural Council

The Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents, thereby contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. This year, MCC awarded over $15,000 in grants for a diverse range of projects, events, and performances including photography, music, local history, ballet, choral music, online art exhibitions, lectures, and environmental science internships for high school students.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com.

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Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

[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.

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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.

For more information, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

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Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

Master Performing Public Space (Netherlands) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Master Performing Public Space of Fontys School of Fine & Performing Arts in the Netherlands is looking for goal-oriented creatives, who are currently developing artistic work in public space. Are you a committed artist who wants to recreate public space as a shared space for social, political, and ethical confrontation?

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Deadline: 31 May 2021

European artists can apply till May 31, 2021. For non-EU students the deadline is March 31, 2021.

With a distance learning program, Fontys encourages creatives who are committed to society to enrich a current or new project in public space with an advanced artistic research. During this 1 year study program, students will be asked to reflect on their individual work in progress, and to co-investigate intervention practices in public space. Become part of an international network of like-minded artists and experience 3 intensive bootcamps in the Netherlands. This Master opens the door to a PhD, municipalities, and companies with an interest in public space.

Many art courses talk about innovation, but none have done so much to educate a new generation of artists than Fontys Arts in the Netherlands, with their new Master program, Performing Public Space. The mission of the program is to guide artists that wish to leave behind conventional spaces, that want to re-think and re-discover shared spaces. Creatives with a background in theatre, dance, circus, music, fine arts, architecture, digital arts, and graphic design are welcome to join this program.

Take your profession to a next level with the advanced Master Performing Public Space starting in September 2021!

Master Performing Public Space Benefits

Artists will become part of an international network of artists and researchers. They will be introduced to multiple art forms and working methodologies, all focusing on creating art in public spaces. The fact that this is an international one-year master program will make every working group individual very multidisciplinary. You will be working with your own coach throughout the program, guiding you and your individual project.

“The combination of individual distant work and intensive group work is functional for this kind of program and offers a big agency to the artists.” – Danae Theodoridou, Program Coach

“Having an international network gives artists the possibility to understand and get different perspectives. And this is very important as artists, to have this discussion.” – Alessandro Carboni, Artist/Researcher

“I think something that’s really enriching about working as an artist in the public space is the direct contact with the passers-by.” – Vitória Aquino, Graduate 2018

“If we look outside of the traditional infrastructure, we see so many possibilities for art.” – Karen Neervoort, Dean of Fontys Arts

About Fontys

Fontys is a future-oriented university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and courses in various fields. Their mission: to provide inspiring, challenging, and excellent higher professional education and to conduct practice-oriented research that is truly meaningful to society.

For more information, contact FHKpublicspace@fontys.nl.

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