The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC), in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough, are seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent piece of public art for the gateway entrance to River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC – the Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project. This prominent sculptural element will incorporate and celebrate wood salvaged from the historic Calvin Street Tree that fell during Hurricane Florence.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2019
Wood has been milled to be used for an artist-created Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project in River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC. This prominent sculptural element will be located close to Churton Street, the main artery through Downtown Hillsborough. The goal of the work is to serve as highly visible welcome for visitors to town, symbolizing the importance of art, history, and the natural environment for the Hillsborough community. The art installation coincides with a major improvement plan for River Park.
Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project Artist Benefits
The artist’s contract for artwork will be $20,000. The contract is inclusive of all artist fees, and associated expenses for design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation, and consultation during installation. The salvaged wood from the tree will be provided to the selected artist. It is not part of the $20,000 budget. An additional $2,000 is available for installation costs that may be required beyond the scope of the artist.
About the Orange County Arts Commission
The Orange County Arts Commission, located in Hillsborough, is an agency of Orange County government. They work to develop the arts in Orange County, North Carolina, which includes the townships of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. Their mission is to promote and strengthen the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina.
Created on February 4, 1985 by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Orange County Arts Commission is the non-partisan countywide arts agency that provides funding and support for a broad range of high quality arts programs. Nominated by the BOCC as the Local Distributing Agent (now called Designated County Partner) and approved by the NC Arts Council in 1985, the Arts Commission awards state Grassroots Arts Program funds in Orange County, adhering to state program guidelines. The Arts Commission awards county-funded arts grants, sponsors programs, and serves as an arts information clearinghouse.
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The Windgate ITE International Residency, organized by The Center for Art in Wood, is currently seeking artists for an 8-week, intensive program during which the resident fellows live and work together at the University of the Arts, in downtown Philadelphia.
Deadline: 30 Dec 2016
The Center selects from an international pool of applicants one photojournalist, one scholar, five artists, and one student artist who work either solely in wood or who work with wood in combination with other materials. ITE is designed as a collegial experience and encourages an open exchange of creative and technical innovations. Residents are able to pursue both individual and collaborative work that is explorative and experimental. The residency runs from the first week of June through the first week of August 2017 and includes several public programs; field trips to artists, collectors, and museums in the region; and culminates in a multidisciplinary exhibition with photos and essays documenting the residency experience. The Center is accepting applications from scholars and student artists for 2017, and in all categories for 2018 and 2019.
Windgate ITE International Residency descriptions:
- Artists – must work either solely in wood or wood in combination with other materials utilizing multiple techniques and demonstrate artistic innovation, technical know-how, and professional experience.
- Student artist – is open to current BFA, MFA, undergraduate, or graduate candidates, or applicants one year out from an undergraduate or graduate program, or equivalent formal education.
- Photojournalist – documents the residents’ experience using the medium of their choice and is free to pursue artistic as well as documentary projects.
- Scholar/educator – joins the group for one week mid-residency to explore personal research, engage in open discussions; and conduct interviews with the residents about their backgrounds and experimentation during the residency. The intention for this exchange is to stimulate scholarly dialog among the residents and to provide the basis for a written reflection.
Resident fellows receive a $400 weekly stipend; reimbursed roundtrip transportation to Philadelphia; housing at University of the Arts; group use of a mini-van to obtain wood and supplies; and field trips in the mid-Atlantic region to contemporary wood artists, collectors, and craft museums. The Center also offers a modest allowance for special materials and tools. Alumni fellows have particularly valued the opportunity to collaborate and learn new techniques from each other. The exhibition, allTURNatives: Form + Spirit, is a significant showcase for their artwork before and during the program.
About the Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood organizes changing exhibitions of contemporary wood art on site and in traveling exhibitions. Since its inception in 1995 the Windgate ITE International Residency has involved over 140 residents from 17 countries. The permanent collection contains 1,100 pieces of artwork from around the world, ranging from functional, every-day objects to contemporary sculptures. The research library consists of over 25,000 books, images, and artists’ files which help preserve the history of wood turning and woodworking and their evolution as a contemporary art form. Over the last two years, the Center mounted 15 exhibitions, published catalogs and books, and offered numerous special exhibition-related events.
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Art Within Reach seeks area artists to present at Art for the Holidays 2014, on December 12-13, 2014, in Collingswood, NJ. An artist showcase and sales event offered in a unique and casual setting, featuring art and fine crafts of many types, styles, and price ranges. We have space for 30+ artists. All work must be handmade by the artist. No assembled kits, resale, or other third-party representation. Each space is to showcase a single artist. No teams or groups. Artist spaces are at least 10 feet in length and approximately 3 feet in depth; space to accommodate up to an 8-foot table or equivalent. All artist spaces are indoors for this AWR event. This is a rain or shine event.
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The Art Within Reach mission is to create an outlet where local and area artists can team up to show their work and make it available for sale at reasonable prices to the public. It’s not just about making money; it’s about sharing what we’re doing with the people in the area where it is being done.
Art Within Reach, building a rich and vibrant artist community.
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