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The Maryland State Arts Council Online Resource Bulletin

The MSAC Online Resource Bulletin, maintained by the Maryland Art Place, includes regional, national, and international exhibition opportunities, grants, fellowships, residencies, and information on available studio spaces in the area. The Resource Bulletin is updated on a weekly basis and maintains hundreds of listings of arts opportunities, organized by subject and deadline date. If you have information that you wish to have included in the Resource Bulletin, please send it to: caitlin@mdartplace.org

Disclaimer: Maryland Art Place and The Maryland State Arts Council cannot, at this time, screen all bulletin submissions. Artists should carefully consider each listing before submitting materials or sending fees. Bulletin opportunities should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the listing deadline. 
 
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Public Art Opportunities

Call For Entries: Kingsville Main Street Community Art: Sculpture on Main: 8/15

Call For Entries: Kingsville Main Street Community Art: Sculpture on Main: 8/15

Application Deadline: 8/15/2020

Event date: 11/20/2020

No Entry Fee

The Kingsville Main Street Advisory Board seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Kingsville, Texas as part of Kingsville Main Street Community Art. We will be selecting approximately seven sculptures with a $1,000 Honorarium for each selected work. 

Location: The work will be located in the historic downtown area along or near E. Kleberg Ave

Size Limitations: The footprint of the sculpture must be smaller than the pad or secure mounting area of 5’x5’ provided by the City with a maximum height of 15’.

Minimum number of submissions: 1

Maximum number of submissions: 6

Selection Criteria/Committee:

Sculptures will be selected on the basis of their artistic merit, artistic context, maintainability and suitability for public display.

We will be giving preference to regional themes and kid-friendly works of art.

Juror names will be announced at a later date.

Timeline :

August 15, 2020 Submission Deadline

September 15, 2020 Notification of Selection Date

November 20, 2020 Installation/Reception

November 13, 2021 Pickup Date

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Call for Public Art Holding the movement / City of San Jose : 8/18

Call for Public Art Holding the movement / City of San Jose: 8/18 

Application Deadline: 08/18/2020
Entry Fee: Free
Location: San Jose, California 
Mediums Accepted: All 2d Mediums
Minimum Number of submissions: 1
Maximum Number of Submissions: 3
Awards GIven: Artists will be awarded $2,500 per selected submission

Call Description: 
San José artists are invited to submit new or previously created 2-dimentional work, conceptually relevant to this time.  Selected work will be included in a serial exhibition in the San José Airport Terminal B Showcases. Submissions will be received electronically via CAFÉ, and if selected, reproduced by the City in a poster-like format, and mounted for display in a standard size (likely 18” x 24”). Both portrait and landscape orientation will be accepted. All copyrights will remain with the artists and City-produced prints will be gifted to artists upon de-installation. Work will also be documented and shared on the City’s social media platforms for further reach and promotion. 

Important Information:
Artists may receive no more than 2 awards.

Important Dates:
July 15, 2020 – Call for Submission (“Call”) released.
July 21, 2020 – Deadline for submitting objections to the form and structure, content, and distribution of this Call.
August 18, 2020 – Submission Deadline: Applications (defined below) are due, and will be submitted through CaFÉ™ (www.callforentry.org), per instructions below.
Week of August 31, 2020 -- Applications reviewed by curatorial panel with notifications of selection will be released shortly thereafter.

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Call For Entries: West High School and Romig Middle School Library Public Art Project: 8/28

Call For Entries: West High School and Romig Middle School Library Public Art Project

Application Deadline: August 28, 2020 11:59 PM MST

No Entry Fee

In accordance with Municipal Code 7.40, the Municipality of Anchorage is announcing a call for qualified artists to create artwork for West High School / Romig Middle School in Anchorage, Alaska.

The art selection jury intends to commission two complementary installations totaling $97,500 to be permanently installed at two different locations within the indoor atrium area located just outside of the renovated school library. The entry to the Library from the atrium area is composed of a floor to ceiling wall of windows. West High School and Romig Middle School are the only combined school in Anchorage, and the renovated library is the largest school library in the state of Alaska. The two schools are joined at the shared library and common area where the artwork is to be installed.

Past additions and renovations to West H.S. have added public artwork including Ancient Light, inlaid bronze additions to the terrazzo floors by artist Sheila Wyne in 1994, Glacial Alchemy by artist David Griggs in 1998, and Vortex, by artist Mark Gibianin 2016. All three installations feature science themes and were successfully integrated with, or reflect the architecture of the school. Romig M.S. features public artwork including a suspended sculpture in the hallway connecting Romig to West H.S. titled, Flyway by artist Arthur Higgins in 1999, Knowledge by artist Przemyslaw Kordys in 2017, and Ethnounis Portal, by artists Angelina and Joel Heidel in 2017. These works communicate themes of science and technology while addressing mankind’s interface with nature.

Location:

  • Romig M.S. is located at 2500 Minnesota, Anchorage AK 99503
  • West H.S. is located at 1700 Hillcrest Dr., Anchorage, AK 99517             

Eligibility: National Call

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Call for Public Art: Rialto Theater Pass-Through Artwork / City of Loveland: 8/31

Call for Public Art: Rialto Theater Pass-Through Artwork / City of Loveland: 8/31

Application Deadline: 8/31
Budget: $18,000
Location: Loveland Museum 503 N. Lincoln Avenue Loveland, CO 80537
Mediums accepted: All Mediums Welcome
Minimum Number of Submissions: 5
Maximum Number of Submissoins: 10
Eligibility: Must be a Colorado resident 

Call Description: 
As stated, creative wayfinding is desired to assist passersby in identifying the Rialto Theater’s pass-through and navigating these hallways.  Two specific locations, the interior main-level wall (pictured in the floor plan area of this CAFÉ listing) and the exterior doorway in Backstage Alley, have been identified as the start-and-end points for the pass-through.  Artwork is also desired within the hallway to serve as visual cues for pedestrians.  The selected artist (or artist team) will be responsible for the design, fabrication and delivery of the artwork ready-to-install at the site

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Call for Public Art: Something New III / Arts & Humanities Bainbridge: 8/31

Call for Public Art: Something New III / Arts & Humanities Bainbridge: 8/31

Application Deadline: 08/31/2020
Location: 221 Winslow Way W #201, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Mediums Accepted: Sculpture
Minimum Number of Submissions: 3
Maximum Number of submissions: 16

Call Description:
A dynamic public art experience as well as an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work. The exhibit places sculptures in three outdoor locations in downtown Winslow on Beautiful Bainbridge Island.
Selected works remain on display for 9 months after which they are removed to make room for the next collection, offering Bainbridge Islanders and visitors “Something New” every year.
In addition to the three new pieces to be temporarily exhibited as part of the Something New exhibit, Bainbridge Island has a Public Art Collection consisting of 24 works, the majority of which are also located in downtown Winslow.

Important Information:

Artists must submit the following:
Artist’s Resume
Artists Statement
Artist’s Contact Information
Description of Sculpture
Indicate preference for site (1,2, or 3, as described below, or no preference)
3-5 Images with annotated Image List: (2000 words)
Acknowledgment of review of Sample Contractual Arrangement (see Attachment 4, Sample Contractual Agreement)
Sales price if sold to City of Bainbridge Island.

Important Dates:
August 31, 2020, 5:00 PM PST – Artist deadline for electronic submissions – now extended.
September 9, 2020 – Artists will be notified about Jury Decisions.
November 5, 2020 – Sculptures will be installed.
November 2020 – Artist interviews will be held.
November – December 31, 2021 – Press Release and People’s Choice Award Voting.
May 2021 – Peoples Choice Award Ceremony and First Friday Art Walk (if allowed)
June 2021 – De-installation of the sculptures by the Artists

For more information click, here!

Call for Public art: Public Works Expansion / City of Frisco, TX: 9/3

Call for Public art: Public Works Expansion / City of Frisco, TX: 9/3

Application Deadline: 09/03/2020
Location: City of Frisco, TX
Mediums Accepted: All Mediums Welcome
Minimum Number of submissions: 10
Maximum Number of submissions: 20

Call Description:
The Public Works facility located at 11300 Research Rd., Frisco, TX 75033 will undergo an expansion to accommodate a growing department that oversees streets, traffic operations, water utilities, stormwater, irrigation, right of way management, and environmental and engineering services in Frisco. The artist chosen for this project will be commissioned to create an interactive and educational artwork demonstrating the work undertaken by staff to develop and maintain Frisco’s infrastructure. This work zone should depict construction and/or repairs in a progressive storyline format. Informative texts and the use of real construction materials and/or decommissioned equipment are encouraged.
Public art areas to the left and right of the Research Rd. entrance have been identified for this project (see View Site Details link above). Use of one side is preferred, but both will be considered if crucial for the design and within the public art budget. The artwork should be intriguing to passing motorists and encourage them to learn more about Public Works by experiencing the artwork. Staff will also invite visitors to the installation for educational opportunities.
The current monument sign will remain, but the artist can consider additions to its surface to tie it into the installation. Tree removal and site leveling will be discussed in the design phase of the project.
The artist will be expected to visit Frisco in the design phase to review the site and meet with Public Works staff. 

Important Dates:
Call Released: Friday, July 31, 2020
Question submission deadline Friday, August 14, 4:00 p.m. CDT
sross@friscotexas.gov
Submission Deadline for RFQ:Thursday, September 3, 4:00 p.m. CDT (Application received)
Finalist Notified: By Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Contract Executed by: Monday, October 12, 2020
Installation Complete deadline November 2022

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Call For Entries: Scottsdale Public Art - Waterfront Splash Pad: 9/4

Call For Entries: Scottsdale Public Art - Waterfront Splash Pad

Application Deadline: September 4, 2020

No Entry Fee

Scottsdale Public Art is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity at the Scottsdale Waterfront on the north side of Stetson Plaza. Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and paid a $1,000 stipend to do a site visit (pending ease of restrictions due to the pandemic) and interview. Artists working in the southwestern United States, who have experience designing projects with a similar budget and scope, are encouraged to apply.

Site Description: The splash pad is a user-activated, low-water-use, plaza-style splash pad intended to attract families to the Waterfront and give them a place to play and relax. During events in the area, the splash pad may be deactivated, depending on event set-up and footprint. Low walls surrounding the splash pad will potentially be enhanced with mosaic tile. The possibility for adding seating elements will be explored. Any seating elements around the splash pad would be installed in areas that will not impede pedestrian traffic.

Public Art Scope and Project Description: The scope for the public art project focuses on the selected artist designing and installing artistic enhancements and features that enhance a splash pad that has recently been installed at the Scottsdale Waterfront. The successful public art will establish a unique sense of place for the Scottsdale Waterfront and surrounding area. Any work at the site that would require a contractor or design professional, besides the artist selected, must be completed by a contractor or design professional licensed in the state of Arizona. 

Location: Arizona

Total Project Budget:  $50,000

 

Timeline: Subject to change, depending on a variety of factors, including monitoring related to the current pandemic

  • September 4, 2020 — Deadline for response to RFQ (Midnight MST)
  • September 2020 — Finalist notifications, interviews
  • October 2020 — Artist selection and contract development
  • Fall/Winter 2020–21 — Design and approval
  • Spring 2021 — Fabrication, site prep, and installation
  • May 2021 — Project complete    

Submission Requirements:

  • Digital Images: 5 digital images of previously completed artwork.
  • Resume or CV: Current professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV), including artist address, email, and phone number. Teams must submit one resume/CV per team member.
  • References: 2 professional references for you.
  • Statement(s) of Intent: Address how the applicant’s previous experience and current artistic direction will result in a successful public art project. 

For More Information click, here

Call for Entries: Public Art Commision for the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts: 09/05

Call for Entries: Public Art Commision for the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts: 09/05

Entry Fee: $0 

Piece #1 – Exterior

The first piece to pursue is a large scale site-specific piece honoring local historic figure, Caroline Dormon. This piece will serve as a centerpiece to the newly constructed living/learning community at the LSMSA campus, which is adjacent to Northwestern State University in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana. LSMSA is open to a wide variety of artist styles, including traditional statuary and contemporary art. 

Piece #2 – Interior Lobby

The second piece to be commissioned will be installed in the main lobby of the new LSMSA living learning center. The space includes a vaulted ceiling and is encompassed with glass walls, so the School is seeking artwork that can either be hung from the ceiling or is freestanding in the space. 

Location: Louisiana

Required items include:

Resume/CV, Letter of Interest & Artist Statement, Professional References, and Six (6) images of your original completed commissions

Age Restriction: This commission is open to professional artists 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Important info:

PROJECT BUDGET: $260,000

SCOPE OF WORK

Artist(s) are expected to create permanent works of art that will not only serve as focal points but will also provide an artistic element to theses spaces.

The development and design for the artwork should:

Consider the elements of the site as a source of design ideas

Consider the area surrounding the artwork and its intended uses as described in this call.

Reflect the university's/community's history, diversity and cultural profile

Be durable, sturday, stable, and suitable for the climate conditions, resistant to UV damage, and safe for public interaction.

For More Information click, here.

Request for Artist Qualifications: Four Corners Gateway Public Art Project: 9/10

Request for Artist Qualifications: Four Corners Gateway Public Art Project

Application Deadline: September 10, 2020

No Entry Fee

Coeur d’Alene is a resort city of approximately 50,000, located in the Idaho Panhandle.  Idaho was the fastest growing state in 2019 and Coeur d’Alene is one of the fastest growing cities in Idaho.  Coeur d’Alene was founded in 1878 and has a one hundred-year history of logging and mining – industries that, along with railroading, built the city.  The city shares a long and special relationship with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The location of the desired artwork will be a busy intersection in the city called the Four Corners, which is near the Human Rights Education Institute, Memorial Field, and the Carousel.  It is the intersection of Northwest Boulevard, Government Way and Fort Grounds Drive. 

The City of Coeur d’Alene seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create an outdoor sculptural installation for the site, which marks a major portal in and out of the City.  The completed artwork will become the property of the City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Considerations for the design and theme of the work should include any or all of the following:

  • The artwork should provide a welcome to the neighborhood and the City; 
  • The artwork should affirm the following:
  • The long-standing commitment of our community to the equality of all people, to human rights, and to social and economic justice for all (Please visit www.idahohumanrights.org);
  • The dignity and worth of every individual;
  • The benefits of coming together as a community and human race;
  • Respect for diversity;
  • The universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity;
  • The value of interconnections in creating a strong and more peaceful society; and
  • The community’s commitment to eliminating racism.      

Location: Idaho

Eligibility: This project is open to all artists who are legal US residents, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

Budget: The budget for this project is $75,000, which is inclusive of all costs related to the artist and/or artist team’s design and project: management fees; all subcontract and consultant costs, including engineers, electricians, fabricators, studio and overhead costs; fabrication, lighting, transportation, delivery and installation of all art components, including foundations, concrete pad and footings; liability and insurance costs as required; and all other costs associated with the art project. Artwork should meet all applicable city building codes. All finalist proposals must include a 10% contingency as part of their budget, included with the overall $75,000 budget, to be used only with written permission from the City.

For More Information click, here

 

Call For Entries: Asphalt Art The Crossroad Connection: 9/24

Call For Entries: Asphalt Art The Crossroad Connection: 9/24

Application Deadline: 9/24/20

No Entry Fee 

The City of Pompano Beach Public Art Program has been awarded the Community Foundation of Broward Grant- Art of Community Grant. The City, who’s grant is entitled Asphalt Art; The Crossroads Connection, is seeking a professional artist or artist team to hold community engagement activities that will serve as inspiration in designing four asphalt street art murals and eight storm drain murals. The selected artist(s) should have experience with community engagement public art projects. The engagement activities and final artworks are to be based on aspects that will improve the quality of life for the community, express connectivity, environmental issues and create an artwork that is representative of what those living in the community would like to see.

The project creates an opportunity to educate, energize, and engage our entire community while celebrating our City’s unique characteristics through public art. Using the guidelines of the Bloomberg Foundation’s recent publication, “Asphalt Art Guide,” this project will involve community volunteers, local artists and various city departments in the production of public art in pedestrian space creating street art on asphalt and storm drains.

Location: Florida

Eligibility: The project is open to all professional artists nationwide; however, local artists are preferred. Artists are NOT eligible if they are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee or program staff.

Submittal Requirements

  • Resume (this should include experience in Community Engagement Projects, residencies, teaching and art projects.)
  • Digital Images of portfolio / previous artwork (Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 digital images which relate in material and/or general approach to this project);
  • Experience Statement – limited to 2000 characters describing the artist’s experience with similar community based projects;
  • General Approach Statement & Community Engagement Activity Plan – This will describe the general approach to the project as well as contain a detailed plan of the five (5) community engagement activities the selected artist will be completing. The plan must include the activities and the groups, if applicable, that will be participating. This plan will need to be uploaded to CaFé. There is no character limit.

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Call for Proposals: Public Sculpture - Pelham Art Center: Ongoing

The Pelham Art Center is looking for work that can be sited for three months, activates the entire space while considering the scale, architecture, and use of the area. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of:

Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the courtyard to experience the work further.

Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to the Art Center day and night.

Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from the Art Center. Pelham Art Center will not pay for shipping, as well as being responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center will not provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material costs.

Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through our regular notices and stories to local media outlets, our email database of 5000 as well as on our website. Pelham Art Center is located on Pelham’s main commercial street, with constant foot and car traffic passing by. The courtyard is used frequently by passersby and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work. Three to six public events at the Art Center per quarter draw sizeable crowds as well.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three-Four proposals will be realized per year.

Annual Entry Deadline: December 31

For more information and to apply for proposals:
email anki@pelhamartcenter.org Subject: Public Art

Or visit our website here.

Call to Artists: Baltimore Mural Program: Ongoing

The Baltimore Mural Program invites all artists who can envision the big picture to apply for inclusion in the city's Muralist Registry. Community representatives use the registry when choosing artists to design and paint city-commissioned murals in their neighborhoods.

To apply, artists must submit six electronic images of existing work or hypothetical mural designs, a current resume and the completed Baltimore Mural Program Call For Artists application form. Artists selected for mural projects receive an honorarium of $3,000 or more, depending in part on wall size. Artists 18 years of age or older who reside in the Baltimore Metro area are eligible. The Baltimore Mural Program provides all scaffolding and paint, and accepts applications at any time.

Presented by Mayor Martin O’Malley and administered by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information on the Baltimore Mural Program or to receive its Call for Artists application, call 410-752-8632 or visit their website.

Ithaca Mural Program: Ongoing

The City of Ithaca Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks proposals from artists or organizations for site-specific murals that will become part of the city-wide public art mural initiative. The theme is open, but proposed installations should be thoughtful of the community in which they are being placed. 

Rolling Submission Deadline: 2nd Monday of Each Month 

Informationithacamuralstreetart@gmail.com or New England Foundation For The Arts

Art Connection in the Capital Region Seeks Artwork: Ongoing

The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization originated in 2004 to expand community access to art in the greater metropolitan area of Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Modeled after The Art Connection in Boston, which was founded by painter and sculptor Fay Chandler in 1995, ACCR facilitates the placement of original works of art donated by artists and art collectors within not-for-profit social service organizations to encourage healing and provide inspiration.

Organizations benefiting from this unique partnership often serve individuals faced with the most vulnerable circumstances and include: shelters, children's centers, and treatment facilities, amongst others.

The criterion for placement stipulates that a partnering organization must reside within the Capital Region and have no funding for art. Artwork that is donated to the not-for-profit is considered a permanent donation, cannot be sold, and must be exhibited in a secure public area where clients served by the organization have direct access to it.

Deadline: Ongoing.

To learn more about The Art Connection in the Capital Region, the communities it empowers, and the art donation process, click here or call 202-536-2607.

Call to Artists: First Sunday Arts Festival: Ongoing

First Sunday Arts Festival is a free Annapolis art and craft show featuring about 100 local and regional artists, musicians, dancers, street performers and more. This event takes place on Calvert and West Streets in Historic Annapolis, Maryland. Thousands attend, both locals and tourists buying from local and regional artists and crafters.

Festival takes place in Annapolis, Maryland on the First Sunday of Every Month (May-October)

Admission to the festival is free. Festival runs from 11 am to 5 pm.

Deadline: Ongoing.

For more information, click here.

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