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NATO Mural Competition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

NATO Mural Competition  (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] NATO announces a call for young artists (under 35 years old) from the United States or any other NATO member county to submit artwork featuring their interpretation of peace, security, unity and freedom for the NATO Mural Competition, the celebration of the Alliance’s 75th anniversary.

 

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Enter by: 12 May 2024

Submit your work to the NATO mural competition – an opportunity to showcase your talent and artistic vision of the future. This is NATO’s 2nd mural competition. In January 2024, NATO unveiled its first public mural, created by street artists in Vilnius, Lithuania, to celebrate the summit held in the city in 2023 and symbolise NATO’s collective defence mission.

The winner of this year’s NATO’s mural competition will get to work with a Washington, DC, street artist to develop their artwork. The design will be featured as a permanent mural on a wall in Washington, DC.

Additionally, top artworks from this year’s mural competition will be displayed at an exhibition at the 2024 NATO Summit venue in Washington, DC.

About NATO

In 2024, NATO celebrates 75 years of collective defence. Since its creation on 4 April 1949, the transatlantic Alliance has grown from 12 founding members to 32 member countries, all working together to keep our people safe. A community of Allies bound together by common values of democracy, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law, NATO celebrates its anniversary on 4 April at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and at the upcoming summit on 9-11 July in Washington, DC, where its founding treaty was signed.

For more information, contact honor.addington@mcsaatchi.com.

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Dreams and Nightmares (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Dreams and Nightmares (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Gallery Underground announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, Dreams and Nightmares, to be held February 1 – 26, 2021. Artists will interpret the theme from beautiful and sublime to dark and twisted. Submit both literal and figurative interpretations. All media accepted, national only.

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Deadline: 14 Dec 2020

Artists will be asked to submit a short paragraph explaining how their work fits the theme.

Juried by Emily Francisco. Show is in a brick and mortar gallery in the metropolitan Washington DC area.

$500 prizes for Dreams and Nightmares. The gallery will award best in show, second, and third place cash prizes and non-cash honorable mentions, number to be interpreted by juror. The show is held in a gallery with a loyal local following and press contacts. If a reception is held (due to possible continuing COVID restrictions), reception estimated to attract several hundred attendees. Artists’ work will be promoted in local press, social media, postcards and eblasts to an over 800-person email list. Show will be on the walls of the gallery for a month.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is the juried gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, a vital, energetic, creative force in Arlington County, Virginia. A non-profit group formed in 2000, the gallery encourages and supports established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art. Members exhibit year-round at a variety of community venues, including local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. Annually, over 25,000 Washington DC metropolitan area residents and visitors view more than 2,000 original works of art by Alliance artists somewhere in the County every day of the year.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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WMATA Public Artwork (Alexandria, VA) – Call For Artists

WMATA Public Artwork (Alexandria, VA) – Call For Artists

Gensler, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners (JLREP) are soliciting qualifications from accomplished artists or artist teams to create a site-specific WMATA public artwork for the new WMATA Regional Headquarters Facility at 2395 Mill Road, Alexandria VA. The building entry facade and lobby spaces have been identified as possible locations for the artwork in order to create the best experience for WMATA employees, visitors, and members of the public.

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(Use the arrows on the side of the screen to navigate the application information.)

Deadline: 12 Jun 2020

The WMATA Eisenhower Avenue building is a 14-story headquarters facility that will consolidate several departments including the authority’s Technology and Engineering groups. It will foster a culture that is safety-focused, customer-centric, and technology-enabled as well as create a rich, immersive employee experience. The building will feel welcoming, open, and accessible. The building’s entry lobby is a light-filled, double-height space wrapping the southwest corner of the building.

Parameters and Goals

The Authority has a history of and expectation for design excellence and, through its Art in Transit Program, has been working to obtain unique, memorable, and engaging site-specific, public artworks. The artists/artist teams shall develop aesthetically attractive public artworks that capture the Authority’s mission and reflect the artistic, cultural and/or historical interests of the surrounding communities. Consideration shall be given to creative uses of materials, massing, scale, form, texture, and detailing. Artworks shall be visually attractive, innovative, and durable. The selected site-specific artworks should impart a sense of pride within the local community and provide a stimulating and attractive environment for the people who will experience the artworks daily.

The artwork selection will follow a two-phase process referred to as Phase 1 and Phase 2. The artist selection panel seeks a pool of applicants with a successful history of public art and collaboration with public agencies and/or design build projects.

Phase 1

Requires artists/artist teams to prepare and submit qualifications as appropriate for the scope of work and qualifications submittal requirements as set forth in this solicitation. An artist selection panel led by WMATA and JLREP, and comprising art and design professionals, will select at least three artists/artist teams as determined by this RFQ’s evaluation criteria.
The selected artists/artist teams will each receive a $1,500 design fee to prepare and submit a site-specific artwork proposal that will comply with the prescribed concepts. These artists/artist teams will then proceed to Phase 2 of the selection process.

Phase 2

WMATA and JLREP will invite the selected artists/artist teams whose qualifications are deemed acceptable to receive detailed contract information for the purpose of submitting site-specific, Phase 2 artwork proposals. WMATA and JLREP expects the proposals to include all premiums required to complete the project on or ahead of the schedule listed in the present RFQ.
As part of the proposal, the artists/artist teams are expected to provide a site-specific design and the estimated costs for fabrication, installation, engineering/architectural coordination, technical, clerical, and other services necessary as well as schedules required for the fabrication and installation of the artwork. The artist/artists team’s experience and professional record should provide convincing evidence of their ability to successfully complete the project as proposed.

The artist selection panel will rank each site-specific artwork based on the evaluation criteria listed in this RFQ and make a recommendation to the WMATA General Manager for approval. JLREP will then enter into negotiations with the top-ranked artists/artist team to finalize the contract award process. If JLREP is unable to reach agreement with the top ranked artists/artist team, they will end negotiations and begin negotiations with the next ranked artists/artist team.

WMATA Public Artwork Budget

The maximum budget for the site-specific art project is not to exceed $250,000 all-inclusive of design (artist fee included), construction, and installation as well as other miscellaneous costs. The budget for artwork as outlined in this call for artists is subject to the availability of funds.

About Gensler

Gensler is one community. Their community is focused on improving the human experience, guided by a vision that’s committed to making a better world and realized through the positive changes they make in people’s lives. When they move forward together, the impact is real. Their incredible global team of 6,000+ people is shaping the future of cities every day. It starts with a vision: to Create a Better World Through the Power of Design. This vision comes to life across expertise in 24 practice areas, client relationships, a network of global and local leaders, and diversity of talent.

About Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 91 stations and has 117 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation’s capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of approximately 4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994; it provides about 2.3 million trips per year.

For more information, contact Barton_Bland@gensler.com.

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Small Works Exhibition (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Small Works Exhibition (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Washington Printmakers Gallery announces a call for artists for the Small Works Exhibition. Artwork submissions: hand-pulled prints, screen prints, digital prints, photographs, and three-dimensional work including artist books with print components completed within the past two years. Image may be no larger than 100 square inches with framed size of 256 square inches or less. 3D works are limited to 250 cubic inches. Open to artists 18 years and older, nationwide.

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Deadline: 8 Jun 2019

  • Entry fee: $35 for up to four original pieces
  • Exhibition dates: August 1 – 25, 2019
  • Reception and Awards: August 17, 2019, 2-4 PM
  • Juror: JD Talasek, Director of Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences

Chosen artists will benefit from having their work exhibited in the gallery district of Washington DC’s fashionable Georgetown neighborhood. There will be an opening reception and other events during the run of the show.

Small Works Exhibition Prizes

  • Grand Prize: Solo exhibition at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown.
  • 1st Prize: $500 cash award from Washington Print Club
  • 2nd Prize: $150 Solarplate Award gifted by Dan Welden
  • 3rd Prize: $100 Materials Award from Renaissance Graphic Arts
  • 4th Prize: $100 Plaza Art Materials gift card

Artist Equity

The gallery is an artist-run cooperative with a diverse membership. Our members are committed to social equity and work to promote it both through their art and their work in a range of community organizations. A small works exhibit allows the gallery to show the work of more artists and be more inclusive. In past years, this show has had diverse content, reflecting the varied lives of the artist. It has also given an opportunity to emerging artists.

About Washington Printmakers Gallery

Founded by local artists in 1985, Washington Printmakers Gallery has long been the DC metro area’s primary source for contemporary fine art prints. It has a membership of exceptional local and national printmakers, photographers, and book artists. The gallery has a full calendar of juried shows, group, and a solo exhibitions. The monthly group exhibits include the work of member artists, gallery interns, and, occasionally, guest artists. The shows are frequently reviewed in the Washington Post and other area publications. Prints, photographs, and artist books are from limited editions. Washington Printmakers is one of the Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill group.

For more information, contact washington.print1@gmail.com.

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