Friday, February 28, 2014

Visual Arts Sea Grant

Deadline: 05/23/14

The Visual Arts Sea Grant was established in 1988 to encourage professional artists from New York and New England to address the issue of the environment of the ocean and it’s coastal communities.

Up to $3000 will be awarded. Entry guidelines have changed to online submissions. For the prospectus send a SASE to Visual Arts Sea Grant, Department of Art & Art History, 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881 or go to

Deadline for receipt of materials is May 23, 2014.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Soil Culture Artist Residencies Call for Applications


Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) is delighted to invite applications for the first of its Soil Culture artist residencies. In the lead up to and coinciding with the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015 the short residencies are aimed at encouraging an exploration of the importance of soil.

Taking place across the South West of the UK the residencies will not only provide dedicated time for experimentation, research and the development of new work but also unparalleled access to facilities, expertise and working contexts.

The residencies and the touring of the resulting works are a key part of CCANW’s Soil Culture Programme, which includes a forum at Falmouth University (July 2014) and a major touring exhibition of works by established artists. CCANW will also be helping to support residencies by Paul Chaney at Kestle Barton in Helston and Anne-Marie Culhane at the University of Exeter.

The first of the residencies will take place at: (exact dates to be agreed between the artists and hosts)

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn from September 2014 (term time only)
A residency opportunity working within the research interests of Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher, in particular soil carbon sequestration, climate change and land use management.
Interview date: 29 April 2014
For the full brief see: ESI Full Brief
Hauser & Wirth Somerset October 2014
A residency looking at the soil around local food production, perhaps linking with the Durslade walled Garden project (community garden) or local supplies to the gallery’s restaurant.
Interview date: 10 April 2014
For the full brief see: Hauser & Wirth Full Brief

White Moose, Barnstaple summer / early autumn 2014
A residency working with local residents based in the vicinity of White Moose gallery, such as Litchdon Street Residents Association or allotment owners. Interview date:  11 April 2014
For the full brief see: White Moose Full Brief

CCANW will be inviting applications for the second round of residencies in June 2014. They will take place at the following organisations:
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbott (March/ April 2015)
Geography Department, University of Exeter (June 2015)
Schumacher College, Dartington (January/ February 2015)
Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth (April 2015)
*Please note that dates of the second round residencies may be subject to change.

The residencies include: (please see individual briefs for specific details)
Travel budget (up to £300)
An artist fee of £1500 (£150 per day for 10 days)
Materials and production budget of £1200
Access to workspace and/ or specialist equipment and expertise
Support from staff at the host organisations and the CCANW team
Inclusion in a CCANW touring exhibition of the residency outcomes (from Spring/ Summer 2015)

And in some instances:
Travel to attend interviews
Per diem

The artist will:
Undertake a 10-day residency at the host organisation
Organise (with the host organisation) a half-day public participatory session (e.g. an interactive talk or workshop)
Create work or documentation (as appropriate) to be included in a touring exhibition

And in some instances:
Donate a work to the host organisation for their collection

How to apply:
Please see the full briefs and complete an application form which can be found: Application Form
Please email applications to Sally Lai, Residency Coordinator at by
18 March 2014.
Short-listed artists will be invited to attend an interview at the host organisations or may be conducted on Skype.
* Please note that individual applications should be made for each residency.
The Soil Culture residencies are being kindly supported by the hosts and by:
Arts Council England, South West Water and Arts and Culture (University of Exeter)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

McColl Center AIR Programs

The Center accepts submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior level artists. Local, regional, national and international artists are all eligible for the Artist-in-Residence Program. Only artists who live within a 50-mile radius of Charlotte are eligible for the Affiliate Artist Program. Former Affiliate Artists and Artists-in-Residence may resubmit; however, priority will be given to artists who have not been awarded residencies. Students may submit materials for these programs, but they must have graduated prior to the start of the residency.

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCETo be considered for the residency program, please contact Kimberly Henderson, Program Assistant, via email -
Deadline: Ongoing
Residency Dates:
Fall: September-November or Winter: January-March
Selection: Artists are selected and notified approximately one year prior to the start of their residency
Stipend: $3,300
Materials Budget: $2,000
>> Artist-in-Residence Program Description

Deadline: Ongoing
Residency Dates: Vary from several weeks to 3 months
Stipend: $3,300
Materials Budget: Up to $2,000
The community of Charlotte, NC and McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes artists to create works of environmental art in the public domain. This artist residency presents opportunities for established and emerging artists, design professionals and collaborators to create installations that become remedial interventions with the land. Email for more information.
>> Environmental Artist-in-Residence Program Description and Submission Requirements

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2014
Residency Dates: September 8 – November 24, 2015 or January 11 – March 22, 2016
Notification: Fall 2014Stipend: $4,000
Materials Budget: $2,000
Each year, in partnership with Carolinas HealthCare (CHC), one artist is selected to develop and create a project in collaboration with the Hospital's Physicians, Staff, Healthcare providers, and/or patients and their families. Previous experience with comparable projects is preferable. The Center and Carolinas HealthCare are looking for artists who can easily adapt to a medical healing environment, are engaged in research and investigation, and are interested in the world as the site, subject, and material of their work
>> Carolinas Healthcare Program Description
>> Carolinas Healthcare Artist-In-Residence Submission Requirements

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2014
Residency Dates: January 11 – March 22, 2016
Stipend: $5,300
Materials Budget: Up to $2,000
Each year, in partnership with University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture, one artist is selected by both institutions with the shared goal of sustained interactions with UNC Charlotte students through interdisciplinary collaborative projects, art exhibitions, and innovative educational programming.
>> Description of the UNCC Artist-in-Residence program
>> UNCC Artist-in-Residence Submission Requirements

Monday, October 14, 2013
Residency Dates: Winter 2015 Session:
January – March, 2015
Materials Budget:
(Open to Art faculty of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools only)
McColl Center for Visual Art/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is accepting submissions from art teachers in the school system for the CMS Art Teacher-in-Residence. The selected art teacher will be relieved of all teaching responsibilities from January through March 2015 with full pay and benefits to work at an alternative work site in a studio at the Center. In addition to working in proximity to five artists from outside the state and two affiliate artists from the local community, the Art-Teacher-in-Residence has a private studio and access to the extraordinary facilities at the Center.
>> Description of the Gail Peacock Art Teacher-in-Residence Program
>> Gail Peacock Art Teacher-in-Residence Submission Requirements

Deadline: May 4, 2014
Residency Dates: Summer Session April 11 – August 23, 2016.  11-Month Session April 11, 2016 – March 21, 2017
The affiliate artist will pay McColl Center for Visual Art a utility and maintenance fee in the sum of $175.00 per month. Affiliate artists selected for residencies beginning in April of 2016 will be required to participate in the Center’s signature spring event, Studio Party 15. For this event each artist will design and transform their assigned studio into a creative event space. The night of the event, guests will visit each studio as they dine on a series of tapas. In the past, artists have used a variety of media including fabric, netting, projection and painting directly on the studio walls. 2016 Affiliate Artists will work with the program and development team to develop their theme and plan their studio. Artists will be granted a stipend of $250 to purchase materials. In addition, the Center will provide tables, linens, flowers, and other rentals in each studio as needed. This event also features an art sale of alumni artists. Affiliate Artists are encouraged to have work for sale in their studio the night of the event. Timeline will be announced at a later date.

>>Affiliate Artist Submission Requirements

For tips and guidance regarding the application process, take a look at our recent blog post "The Business of Applying", which offers advice and direction to help you get started.
>>The Business of Applying

Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 BFA Annual Juried Exhibition

Entry Deadline: 2/25/14

Open Call to Artists BFA Annual Juried Exhibit & Scholarship Competition Southwest University of Visual Arts in Tucson, AZ is hosting a national competition of BFA/BA graduates to be considered for priority placement into the Master of Fine Arts program at SUVA.

Selected artists will be exhibited in our 2014 BFA Annual Juried Exhibit. Three outstanding artists will be selected to receive scholarship awards to offset tuition costs for the MFA program at SUVA. First Prize is a full tuition scholarship, Second Prize is a 50% reduced tuition scholarship, and Third Prize is a 25% reduced tuition scholarship.

Exhibit Guidelines:
Applicants are being considered for priority acceptance in SUVA's MFA program. Applicants must submit a Statement of Intent describing how you would benefit from and contribute to the MFA program of study at SUVA. Applicants must have completed (or be scheduled to complete) a BFA or BA no later than August 2014. Proof of graduation date is required. Unofficial transcript is permitted.
Applicants must submit two or more academic or professional recommendations attesting to the candidate's readiness to benefit from and contribute to an MFA program of study. The application process involves a brief phone interview to discuss the candidate's qualifications and to answer any program related questions the candidate may have. Artwork must be of exhibition quality and presentation ready with appropriate hardware and/or installation instructions. Artist is to provide shipping with reusable carton that meets FedEx or UPS guidelines for shipping artwork via Ground transport services.

Artist is to provide shipping to and from the exhibit. Artwork not received by delivery date will be withdrawn from the exhibit. Contact: Attn: Miles Conrad Florence Quater Gallery Southwest University of Visual Art 2525 N. Country Club Rd. Tucson, AZ 85716 520-325-0123

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Utah Public Art Program: Tracy Hall Science Center at Weber State University

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The Utah Public Art Program, in cooperation with Weber State University Tracy Hall Science Center, is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating integrated public art for this new facility on the campus in Ogden, Utah.
The College of Science at Weber State University provides first-rate math and science instruction to its active core student majors, and plays a critical role in enhancing the success of the science disciplines in not only Davis County,  but to all of Utah. The College of Science at Weber State University is particularly renowned for its ability to engage its undergraduate science students in research activities.
The college offers majors and minors in seven departments: Botany, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, and Zoology.  The college also supports students through its Developmental Mathematics Program.  The departments and programs of the College of Science support professional and graduate school preparatory programs, and contribute significantly to the general education of students by improving scientific understanding of the natural world and quantitative literacy.
The Tracy Hall Science Center is one of the largest architectural building projects that Weber State University has undertaken on its main campus since the original Student Union was renovated in 2008.  The Tracy Hall Science Center project is also, arguably, the most important academic building project in the University’s history and holds the promise to provide a world class science learning facility that will help educate Utah’s  next generation of science professionals and other allied fields of study.
It is the desire of WSU for the Tracy Hall Science Center to serve as a learning tool to its students, demonstrating concepts of science through the building design, public art and theme integration.  These concepts may manifest in all elements of the building, such as building organization, structure, geometry, material patterns, textures, and finishes.
The building has been designed with two distinct massing elements. The first is a sweeping curve that pulls the building into the core of the campus and creates a prominent, yet elegant, statement at the north end of the bell tower plaza. The second is the two laboratory tower wings that are located on the west side of the curve. Functionally, the curve houses the offices, some classrooms and building support areas, and the two tower wings house the teaching laboratories, faculty research and laboratory support spaces.
There are key locations within the floor plan where the pathways in and through the building converge, creating nodes of activity and opportunities for interactions. These nodes - or activity hubs and entrances, marked on the following plans - are intended to integrate elements that contribute to a series of experiences for the users of this facility.
The lobby at level one provides an opportunity to engage campus community entering from lower campus. This location also has a unique view up toward the level 2 entry corridor.
The convergence of level 1 and level 2 at the entry stair will be a focal area and primary convergence of paths.
The atrium will serve as the social heart and be a central gathering and event area for the science community. It will provide space for student studying, events and provide daylight to the center of the building.
There are also unique opportunities to engage both the campus and scientific communities at the building entry, at the north end of the bell tower plaza.
Weber County’s population is just under 200,000, with another 200,000 in adjacent Davis County.  Salt Lake City, a major airline hub, is 45 minutes away. Industries such as Flying J, America Online and Kimberly-Clark have corporate offices or facilities in the area, and federal government installations include Hill Air Force Base, a U.S. Forest Service regional office and an IRS service center.

Ogden City has long been one of the most diverse communities in Utah and a center for industry, technology and finance. Historic Twenty-Fifth Street is a district of distinctive shops, galleries and restaurants so picturesque it provides the setting for the television series “Everwood.”
Northern Utah’s landscape is breathtaking, and outdoor recreation opportunities abound. Residents fish local rivers, boat on the Great Salt Lake and Pineview Reservoir, and hike and bike trails that are literally “just up the street.” Ogden Valley’s three ski resorts include Snowbasin, home of the 2002 Olympic downhill.
Weber State University serves the educational needs of nearly 19,000 students. Founded in 1889 with an emphasis on teaching, WSU offers more than 200 degree programs – the most comprehensive undergraduate offering in Utah.
Abundant classrooms and laboratories, a new computing center, outstanding performing and visual arts facilities, a spacious library and a well-equipped health and fitness complex occupy some of the 60 buildings on the 526-acre mountainside Ogden campus.
In the community, WSU is a leader in economic development partnerships. The Center for Automotive Science and Technology, the Science and Mathematics Center, the Center for Chemical Technology, the Technology Assistance Center and the Center for Business and Economic Development are all examples of university-community partnerships that strengthen business as well as provide learning opportunities for students. Other community partnerships range from hospitals and nursing outreach programs throughout Utah, to the Midtown Dental Hygiene Clinic, to participation in the renovation of Peery’s Egyptian Theater and the construction of the David S. Eccles Conference Center in downtown Ogden.
WSU offers bachelor’s degrees, two-year associate’s degrees and professional certificates in applied science and technology, arts and humanities, business and economics, education, health professions, science, or social and behavioral sciences. Master’s degrees are available in accounting, business administration, criminal justice and education.
As the cultural center for the northern Wasatch Front, WSU offers a variety of speakers, performers and touring groups from around the world who perform in the renovated Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. The Utah Symphony, Ballet West and Utah Opera visit campus regularly, and the WSU Department of Performing Arts produces a wide array of theater, music and dance performances. Ogden, Park City and the Salt Lake City metropolitan area host The Sundance Film Festival, three annual jazz festivals, Broadway touring company productions, as well as the symphony, opera, ballet and a number of theater troupes.
From the time the early founders of the school mortgaged their homes to guarantee the construction of campus buildings, Weber State University has benefited from its century-old partnership with surrounding communities. The institution’s role has been strengthened over the years by the active and enthusiastic support of its neighbors, faculty, staff and alumni.
The vision for the Tracy Hall Science Center is to utilize a blend of art and science to engage the building visitors and users. Throughout the design process, the Steering Committee has identified three elements that together will inform the building theme. These are: Patterns | Place | Aesthetics
There is a sense of beauty that underlies and enhances the essence of our place. As you turn from the telescope to the microscope you discover vast webs of patterns, interconnections and layers. We live in a world that is created from diverse and beautiful systems that complement one another and work in tandem to contribute to the whole.
Ideally, there would be a recognition of the location of the Tracy Hall Science Center's place in Utah, and even more specifically, between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front.
The public art commission for the Tracy Hall Science Center may reflect the beauty of the place and/or the sense of wonder and excitement that accompanies discovery. It is the hope of the committee that the art might transcend being just a visual object but to be integral and integrated into the building experience. Hopefully, the work(s) will be a connection between the wonder of art and science and the place we live - inspiring visitors to want to use scientific principles and tools for their own personal discovery and exploration.
The selected artist(s) will be working collaboratively with the project committee to develop and design work(s) that contribute to the learning environment that is this building. This may manifest itself through interactive art or even a series of works that create a unique and engaging experience.
The Committee is excited for new and innovative elements that might bring art and science together, creating both an aesthetic and scientifically engaging experience.

The Committee is looking for an artist to be a member of the design team.  The artist and the steering committee will work collaboratively with the artist to create work that incorporates into the building design. The selection committee is seeking artists that are willing to be engaged in this collaborative process and whose work contributes to this vision of the melding of art and science as mentioned above.
The Committee encourages artists to provide work samples of their work that demonstrates examples of place specific, scientifically appropriate and integrated works.  The selection committee may select one or more artists, for this project.
$472,000 is available for all related expenses of this Public Art commission(s) including (but not limited to) artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation, etc.
This arts budget is the projected 1% based on the overall construction budget. The project is still in design phase and the final approval for the percent for art project has not yet been formalized by the Utah State Legislature. In the event this project is not approved in the Legislative session scheduled to end mid-March 2014 there may be up to a one year delay before the project can commence.  Finalist honoraria funding has been secured.
Resident American or legal resident artists / artist teams are encouraged to apply.  Art selection committee members, Utah Arts & Museums, and VCBO employees, family members or consultants are not eligible to apply for this commission.
Interested artists may submit applications online or hard copy.  The deadline is the same for both methods and is not a postmark deadline.  Please do not include supplemental materials beyond the requirements listed below. All applications must include the following:
  • Register at and follow the directions for registration and submitting material for this Public Art Request for Qualifications   
If the artist’s work cannot be documented well with still image you may submit movie files via the “Hard Copy Method” listed below.  Movie files cannot be submitted via the online method.
A PC compatible CD labeled with applicant's name, and contact information containing:
A letter of interest of not more than three typewritten pages in pdf format. This letter should include the artist’s reasons for interest in this project in particular.  In doing so, the artist should also describe how his/her work and/or experience relates to the project.
Up to six (6) images maximum of previous site-specific public work. All images must be in JPEG format, 1920 pixels maximum on the longest side, 72 dpi, with compression settings resulting in the best image quality under 2MB file size. The image files should be named so that the list sorts in the order of the image listing.
A pdf document indentifying each image to include title, year, medium, dimensions.
A professional resume in pdf format
If the work cannot be documented well with still images a DVD (of no more than 3 minutes) may be submitted as documentation of artist’s projects.  Please note only one media, movie file or images, can be presented to the committee per artist in this preliminary phase.
If the artist wishes the material returned, an addressed and stamped envelope of ample size and postage for return of the CD or DVD should be included. Material that is not accompanied by a stamped envelope cannot be returned.
Utah Arts & Museums will not be responsible for applications delayed or lost in transit.  While all reasonable care will be taken in the handling of materials, neither the Utah Division of Arts & Museums nor the Weber State University Science Building Art Selection Committee will be liable for late, lost or damaged materials or electronic files.  Faxed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted.
Weber State University Science Building Art Selection Committee reserves the right to withhold the award of a commission or re-release the call for entries.
All online applications must be submitted by 12 Midnight (MST) March 14, 2014.
Complete application packages submitted via the "Hard Copy" method must be RECEIVED on or before March 14, 2014 by 5 p.m. (THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE.) All supporting materials must accompany application.
Please send, deliver or courier "hard copy" applications to:
Jim Glenn, Utah Public Art Program
Attention: WSU Science Building
Utah Arts & Museums
300 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Selection Committee will review all material properly submitted.  Finalists will be selected from the first phase of applicants submitting qualifications.  Selection of the commissioned artist will be based on interviews between the finalists and the committee.  Finalist will be asked to come to the interview on April 24, 2014 with an idea(s) of directions they may be interested in pursuing for the project with the understanding these ideas may change in the collaborative process. Finalists are not required to come to this interview with proposals or maquettes but may do so if they feel it important to convey their ideas.
Due to the time table of this project and the desire to include the commissioned artist(s) in the design plan, the selected artist(s) will be asked to participate in design work as soon as possible after notification by the committee.
An honorarium of $4,000 will be extended to the finalists to cover the costs associated with the interview and travel. This honorarium will be applied toward the commission amount for the artist(s) awarded the commission. Final selection(s) will be made from the finalists interviewed.
January 29, 2014 - Release RFQ
March 14, 2014  - Deadline for receipt of preliminary materials
March 28, 2014 - Committee Review
April 24 -  Finalists interviews
Taylor Christenson - WSU, Student Representative
Bruce Daley - WSU, Campus Planning and Facilities
Jim Jacobs - Artist & WSU, Department of Art Professor
David Matty - WSU, Science Chair
Matthias Mueller - Utah Division of Facilities Construction & Management
Norm Tarbox - WSU, V.P. of Administrative Services
Whitney Ward - VCBO Architecture
Utah Arts Council Board of Directors        
Please do not contact Selection Committee Members. If you have any questions about this or other projects information is available at:
Or contact:  Jim Glenn at 801-245-7271 or e-mail at: OR
Felicia Baca at 801-245-7272 or

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wyoming Visual Arts Fellowships 2014

The Wyoming Arts Council invites Wyoming artists to apply for its 2014 Visual Arts Fellowships. Fellowships honor the work of Wyoming visual artists that reflects serious and exceptional aesthetic investigation. Artists working in any of the following media are welcome to apply: experimental (conceptual/new media), graphic (printmaking/book arts), painting, sculpture, installation, photography (includes experimental, color, black & white, photocopy and computer), clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, plastic, wood, mixed media, film or video.
Founded in 1967, the Wyoming Arts Council is a state agency that forges collaborations with artists, arts organizations and communities through grants, technical assistance and promotion. Each year the Wyoming Arts Council awards up to three $3,000 fellowships in the visual arts. In addition to the three recipients, each panel may select honorable mentions. Panelists may choose not to award the number of fellowships or honorable mentions available. Fellowship recipients agree to participate in the Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Exhibition, and are included in the catalog produced. Held every two years in a public exhibition space in Wyoming, these exhibits are accompanied by catalogs and are curated by one of the Fellowship jurors. Honorable Mention artists may be included, space permitting. The next Biennial will be held in the summer of 2016 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, WY.
Fellowship judging will be anonymous. Decisions are based solely on the merit of the work submitted. Work is viewed electronically. Out of state jurors are chosen to represent a wide range of stylistic and aesthetic concerns, a broad understanding of contemporary visual art, and ethnic, gender and age diversity. Information about jurors is available on the WAC's webpage at:
Artists may submit up to ten work samples, of which up to two may be “detail” images, if appropriate. Film/video applicants may submit up to 6 samples, and have the option to submit stills. Please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on the application or work samples, except where specifically requested, to preserve the anonymous nature of the judging.

Fellowship results will be announced on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at a public reception at the Central Wyoming College Peck Gallery following the CLICK! Conference that will be held on April 4-5 in Fort Washakie, WY. The public is welcome to attend a reception that will take place from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Entrants not selected for fellowships will be notified in writing after April 7, 2014. For more on "CLICK! A weekend for Wyoming Visual Artists", please check the Wyoming Arts Council's webpage at

Monday, February 17, 2014

Utah Public Art Program

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Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists or artist teams interested in creating artwork for the public areas of the new 2nd District Juvenile Court Facility in Ogden, Utah.
2nd District Juvenile Court -
The Vision of the Second District Juvenile Court is to strive toward protecting and ensuring the rights and safety of each individual within our community by acting in the best interest of the child through a judicial system accessible to all.
The Second District Juvenile Courthouse in Ogden is a five story structure with 8 court rooms, two on each of the upper four levels. Probation, Clerical, Mediation and Support are located on the ground floor level. It has been designed around the State of Utah court prototype which has previously been constructed in Logan St. George, West Jordan, and Tooele. The exterior skin Is a combination of masonry, metal panel and glass. The structure is of a modern Art Deco style and is a keystone to the redevelopment of the river walk district in which it is located. The structure will afford spacious views of the Wasatch Mountains to the east.
Utah State Courts -
The mission of the Utah Courts is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

Ogden City, Utah -
The City of Ogden is nestled against the Wasatch Mountains, with an Olympic ski resort and other high adventure hot spots just minutes to the east and fantastic views of the Great Salt Lake located to the west. Two major rivers, the Ogden and Weber flow through the city on their way to the Great Salt Lake and are a playground for waterfowl, fish and human visitors alike. Ogden enjoys four distinct seasons, with temperatures ranging from the mid-20’s in January to the mid-80’s in July.
Ogden has its roots in the railroad industry as the Junction City of the Transcontinental Railroad, which was completed at the historic Golden Spike location at Promontory Summit in 1869. For several decades Ogden was touted as the major passenger railroad junction of the West, owing to its central location for both major east-west and north-south rail routes. This led to the business community developing the catch phrase, “you can’t go anywhere without coming to Ogden.”
Ogden has a population of 82,702 and celebrates one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse populations in the state. Of those residents the median age is 28.6 years of age. Downtown Ogden has a daytime population of 8,500, and there are over 114,500 people living within a 10 minute drive of downtown.
Ogden’s recent, nationally renowned renaissance has been driven by the recognition that economic and social development hinge on the importance of an integral creative population and relationships that reach across talent pools, creating an energetic and forward-moving community. More information on Ogden’s vital cultural life may be found at:

The Juvenile Court is motivated by a vision to mend, protect and strengthen families and the community.  It teaches youth by helping them to be accountable for their choices, and protects children and families who have been harmed by abuse and neglect.  It is the desire of the Art Selection Committee that the art reflect the court's motivation for service to children, families, and the community.
Ogden is a diverse community with a history of innovation, collaboration and cooperation among the many stakeholders in the community for the benefit of children and families.  This building will be a symbol of the importance of children and families to the community, and provide them with a place of hope, motivation, inspiration, safety and strength.
The committee has identified areas that may be of interest for placement of public work:  the exterior plaza, any of the surfaces or air space of the 30’ tall lobby (suspended columnar lights are in the design at present but could be moved or changed,) the floor to ceiling glass tile wall of floors 2-5 facing the north glass curtain wall, the glass curtain wall (keeping in mind the design of the glass curtain wall was to emphasize and facilitate the view of the Wasatch Mountain range.)  The committee is also open to other sites as suggested by the artist(s.)
$208,000 has been allocated by the Utah State Legislature to commission public art work(s) for this facility.  These funds are intended to cover all costs associated with the artist’s public art commission(s) including but limited to; travel, installation and related expenses.
Finalists will be offered an honorarium to assist with costs associated with time and travel for a full proposal presentation and interview with the selection committee.  The honorarium will become part of the total commission award for the selected artist(s).
Resident American or legal resident artists / artist teams are eligible to apply.  Art selection committee members, Utah Arts Council staff and employees, subcontractors or consultants of VCBO Architecture or Jacobsen Construction are not eligible for this project.
Interested artists may submit applications online or hard copy.  The deadline is the same for both methods and is not a postmark deadline.  Please do not include supplemental materials beyond the requirements listed below. All applications must include the following:
  • Register at and follow the directions for registration and submitting material for this Public Art Request for Qualifications   

​ If the artist’s work cannot be documented well with still image you may submit movie files via the “Hard Copy Method” listed below.  Movie files cannot be submitted via the online portal.

A PC compatible CD or DVD Labeled with applicant's name, and contact information containing:

1.   A letter of interest of not more than three typewritten pages in pdf format. This letter should include the artist’s reasons for interest in this project in particular.  In doing so, the artist should also describe how his/her work and/or experience relates to the project.

2.  Up to six (6 ) images maximum of previous site-specific public work. All images must be in JPEG format, 1920 pixels maximum on the longest side, 72 dpi, with compression settings resulting in the best image quality under 2MB file size. The image files should be named so that the list sorts in the order of the image listing.

3.  A pdf document indentifying each image to include title, year, medium, dimensions.

4.  A professional resume in pdf format

If the work cannot be documented well with still images a DVD (of no more than 3 minutes) may be submitted as documentation of artist’s projects.  Please note only one media, movie file or images, can be presented to the committee per artist in this preliminary phase.
If the artist wishes the material returned, an addressed and stamped envelope of ample size and postage for return of the CD or DVD should be included. Material that is not accompanied by a stamped envelope cannot be returned.
Utah Arts & Museums will not be responsible for applications delayed or lost in transit.  While all reasonable care will be taken in the handling of materials, neither the Utah Division of Arts & Museums nor the Ogden Juvenile Court Art Selection Committee will be liable for late, lost or damaged materials or electronic files.  Faxed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted.

Ogden Juvenile Court Art Selection Committee reserves the right to withhold the award of a commission or re-release the call for entries should it be determined the finalist proposals are unacceptable.
Complete online applications must be submitted on or before March 7, 2014 by 12 Midnight MDT
Applications sent by mail, courier, hand delivered or express delivery must be RECEIVED on or before March 7, 2014 by 5 p.m. MDT (THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE) and sent to:
Jim Glenn, Utah Public Art Program
RE: Ogden Juvenile Court
300 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Selection Committee will review proposals from which a short list of semi-finalists will be selected and invited to develop a proposal. The finalist honorarium will be applied toward the commission amount for the artist(s) awarded the commission. Final selection(s) will be made from the semi-finalists.
March 7, 2014 - Deadline for receipt of qualifications
March 28, 2014 - Committee reviews applications
May 27, 2014 - Finalist presentations / proposals
March 2015 - Project complete / move in

Travis Ericson - Ogden Courts Administration
Matthias Mueller - Project Manager, DFCM
Nathan Levitt - VCBO Architecture
Alyn Lunceford - Utah State Courts Administration
Philipp Malzl - Board, Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Ginny Stout - Director, Ogden City Arts
Brent Tippets - VCBO Architecture
Hon.  Michelle Heward - Judge, 2nd District Juvenile Court
Please do not contact committee members. If you have any questions about this or other projects information is available at:
Or contact:  Jim Glenn at 801-245-7271 or e-mail at:
Felicia Baca at 801-245-7272 or e-mail at:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Clemson University: Public Art RFQ - Lee Hall

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Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
Project Title: Implementation of Site-Specific Public Art for the Lee Hall III Facility at Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
Atelier InSite, the team responsible for the administration of site-specific public art on the Clemson University campus, is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications for the Lee Hall III Facility. An outdoor site has been identified and we are encouraging qualified artist(s)/artist teams from all disciplines and approaches to apply.
Project Budget: $60,000 for the design, fabrication, engineering and installation of an exterior public artwork.
RFQ Deadline: Received by March 3rd, 2014. No exceptions. Application procedures are available at
Atelier InSite seeks professionally qualified artist(s)/artist teams to submit an RFQ for consideration and potential selection. Selected artist(s)/artist teams will demonstrate an ability and interest in engaging in site-specific public art. To obtain more specific information about the project and to submit an RFQ please visit
Facility Program: In 2012, Clemson University excitedly opened the doors to the 55,000 square foot expansion to the Lee Hall Facility. Lee Hall III was designed under the direction of architects, Thomas Phifer and Partners of New York, NY and McMillian Pazdan Smith Architecture of Greenville, SC. The sustainability of the building is demonstrated by elements in both its exterior and interior design. ( Home to undergraduate and graduate students in art, architecture, landscape architecture, planning development preservation, city and regional planning real estate development, construction science and management, Lee III is dedicated to the role of education. The openness of the workstations, studios, and seminar spaces encourages collaboration within its students and faculty, as learning and expression become never-ending privileges to its students. The Lee Hall III project recently received a 2013 American Institute of Architects Honors Award.
Project Details: Artwork implemented for the project will be reflective of, and not independent of, the qualities and attributes of the research areas in the departments occupying Lee Hall III. The departments include art, architecture, landscape architecture, planning development preservation, city and regional planning real estate development, construction science and management. Artwork should be reflective of the academic programs, recognizing a wide range of interpretations; literally, abstractly and otherwise considered. Atelier InSite determines sites and projects on campus and operates within the spirit of collaboration by including individuals and departments in the process that work in and around the building that are directly impacted by the artwork. The artwork must not in any way interfere with daily operations occurring outside Lee III. Lastly, the artwork must not pose potential harm.
For more information about Public Art at Clemson University, please visit:
Selection Process: Atelier InSite and its constituency will review all submissions. A selected group of qualified artists will be notified and subsequently invited to submit a project proposal. A stipend of $2000.00 will be awarded to finalists. All previously awarded artists have visited project sites, so finalists are strongly encouraged to visit the site.
Selection Criteria: Artists must specifically address an ability and interest in engaging in site-specific public art as well as a display of:
• Originality: creativity and uniqueness demonstrated in previous projects.
• Workmanship: Quality and craftsmanship exhibited by past work will be considered.
Application guidelines:
Please visit to view guidelines and to submit RFQ.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 Art aRound Town in Carbondale, Colorado

Fourteen sculptures are sought and will be on display for one-year. Installation will be the week of May 26-June 5, 2014, by a cracker-jack crew that loves working with our artists. Renowned artists James Surls and Charmaine Locke are closely involved with the program, and will graciously open their studios to participants. Selected artists will be paid a $500 honorarium to defray travel costs, be offered home hospitality, conduct an art walk for the public, be the guests of honor at a cocktail event, and enjoy and an artist-only gathering where techniques and experiences can be shared. There will also be a $1,000 award for “Best in Show.”

The deadline for entries through Cafe is March.2, 2014. Notification of selections will be made by approximately March 15, 2014. Artists must submit two views of one image marked "Proposal Image," which is an image of the piece being submitted for display, along with three (3) additional images showing other examples of artist's work. Please include the weight of piece. Any special installation requirements must be included in application.

Sculptures must be safe for pedestrians and easy to maintain in an outdoor mountain environment. All will be freestanding outdoor pieces attachable to substantial concrete pedestals (provided), and should be appropriate in scale for street display. There are no predispositions toward particular styles or materials, although some large and/or colorful pieces are needed for each show.

Carbondale’s commitment is to select high-quality work, from wherever and whomever it comes. In the last few years, our participants have been drawn from both coasts and in between!

Here’s one artist/participant’s take: "Truthfully, I cannot think of any part of the event that could have been done better. Starting with the installation that went together without a hitch (thank you, Tony) to the closing brunch and studio tour that were so fun. …The town, the valley, the food, everything was top notch and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of it. Can't forget James, wow! Bigger than life and so down to earth...I want his studio. :)"

We look forward to your application.

Artist acknowledges and agrees that the work(s) may be subject to sustained high winds and/or substantial temperature changes, and certifies that such work(s) are constructed so as to withstand such weather elements. Artist is responsible for ensuring that work(s) are made to be installed for public display, including identifying to CPAC any and all special display and installation requirements and attaching work(s) to a durable steel base or mounting plate for the piece to be welded to a metal plate required for securely installing work(s) for exhibit purposes.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sculpture in the Civic Center Park - City of Newport Beach

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100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

DATE ISSUED: January 14, 2014
DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 28, 2014

PROJECT SUMMARY: Ten selected artworks will be prominently showcased for a period of two years (Summer 2014 - Summer 2016) in the heart of Newport Beach at the newly created Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden.   Participating artists will have an extraordinary opportunity to have their works experienced over an extended period of time in a city that is a popular visitor destination and is home to some of the world’s best-known major art collectors as well as the award-winning Orange County Museum of Art.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cherry Creek Arts Festival: Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is partnering with 2014 Festival Presenting Sponsor Arrow Electronics in the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge, an international challenge to inspire artists to take the concept of innovation and express what five years out looks like in the art world, translating ideas into their artistic medium. There is a group of people, very special people, people that are thinking about the future, how it will work. They’re thinking about what’s next, after what’s next, after what’s next. It’s a lot to think about. They’re thinking Five Years Out.

The Challenge to Visual Artists
This is your opportunity to express the ideas of innovation through the discipline of your choice. We are calling painters, glass blowers, wood turners, new media creators, digital artists, and more to use your discipline to explore and express the ideas of innovation. We are looking for artists who can think beyond tomorrow and see what’s coming, Five Years Out. Artists may submit ideas through the process below, 5 finalists will be awarded a $5,000 commission to create their piece and display it at the 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2015 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The five pieces of art will then become part of the innovative collection of artwork at Arrow and may be featured in a global ad series and in offices around the world.

Inspiration Resources
View last year’s Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge:
Learn more about Arrow and their guiding principal of always looking five years out into the future at the links below:
- Five Years Out Music Challenge with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
- Colorado Symphony Recording of Arrow Five Years Out
- Innovator's Club

- January 2014                         Apply Now at
- Friday, February 21, 2014         DEADLINE for Application midnight (MST)
- Early March 2014                    Jury Selection of finalists
- Friday, March 21, 2014             Finalists notified
- Wednesday June 18th              Deadline: Artwork to arrive at CCAF Offices       
- Week of June 23rd                  Grand Prize Winner selected       
- July 4, 5, 6, 2014                   Exhibition at 2014 CCAF

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival and Arrow are trying to inspire artists to take the concept of innovation and express what five years out looks like in the art world and translate these ideas into their artistic medium. - Value artists and artistic processes. - Be a lead innovator in the evolution of visual arts.

Commissions & Prizes
There are five individual artist commissions available at $5,000 each to create a work of art for the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge. In addition, each of these five artists are then eligible to win the grand prize of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2015 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

A. Your artwork created should be inspired by and incorporate the theme of innovation and what the theme Five Years Out looks like expressed in the visual arts. Check out the inspiration resources listed for more information.
B. Artwork will need to be shipped to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival for judging and arrive no later than June 18th. Shipping cost needs to be included in the $5,000 commission.
C. Artwork must be structurally sound.
D. Artwork and its likeness will become the property of CCAF and Arrow. Also, artwork has the potential to be featured in marketing efforts worldwide.
E. Artists are encouraged to “push the envelope” in whatever medium they choose to work in.
F.  All artists are encouraged to apply, artists working in painting, sculpture, mixed media, glass, ceramics, wood, drawing, printmaking, new media, metalwork, fiber, etc.

Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge is open to all artists regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion, or affiliation or mental or physical handicap. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply.

Application/Selection Process  
This is an open competition of professional artists. Artists may apply individually or as a team and the submitted images must reflect the collaborative work of the team players. From these applications, the selection panel will select five artists. These artists will then receive $5,000 to create their proposed artwork for display at the 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. One of the five artists will be selected to win a $10,000 grand prize and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2015 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
Deadline: The application, images and any other materials must be submitted electronically by midnight MDT on Friday, February 21, 2014. All materials must be submitted online via the CaFÉ™ website ( (Please read this section carefully, incomplete applications will not be considered.) 1. A total of five (5) artwork images are required. In order to be considered for Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge applicants must electronically submit five images of previously completed artworks through the CaFÉ™ system. Artists who wish to submit kinetic, sound or electronic media works must submit a complete CaFÉ™ application and upload a video or sound file. 2. A detailed description of the artwork you intend to create is required. Please provide enough information to paint a picture of your concept for the jurors. 3. A current resume, please cut and paste this into the resume text box.

Selection Criteria Include:
Innovative ideas, thinking outside the box;  Creative depiction of Five Years Out theme; The applicant’s professional qualifications; Artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials, including quality of art and design; Please contact us with any questions: (303) 355-2787.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Douglas County, CO Art Encounters 2014-2015

• Artists have the opportunity to promote and sell their work;
• The program promotes interest and appreciation for public art;
• The program develops pride in each community and draws visitors to civic areas where sculptures are displayed;
• The program is marketed throughout Douglas County and beyond;
• Selected public art is strategically placed in high-traffic areas in the community for maximum exposure;
• Selected artists will receive a $500 stipend, payable after completion of the installation;
• A $1,000 People’s Choice honorarium will be awarded to one artist in May 2015;
• As noted by previous artist participant: “All of my success this year can be attributed to the fine people and support from the Douglas County Art Encounters Program, sponsored by SCFD. This program has been a great success for me in the fact that because I loaned the art work to them during the program, they not only had one outright purchase by a jurisdiction, but another jurisdiction facilitated the purchase of a second sculpture,” said 2008 and 2009 artist Christopher Romero.

A Public Art Advisory Committee with representatives from throughout Douglas County selects the artwork from applications submitted for this program. The Committee functions under the direction of the Douglas County Cultural Council.
The Public Art Advisory Committee selects the art and determines which art goes in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker. The displayed work is identified with the artist name, title of piece, year and the Art Encounters logo. The Art Encounters exhibit features both traditional and cutting-edge sculptures throughout Douglas County, Colorado.

The call will open on Café.

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 The call will close on Café.

The Public Art Advisory Committee selects the artwork from the entries and then draws in order to choose which piece will be displayed at each jurisdiction’s location. Following selection, artists will receive e-mails indicating if their work has been selected. The jurisdiction will be in touch with artists whose work has been selected and provided with a contract. Failure to sign and return the contract by the specified date may result in the artist being dismissed from the exhibition.

The previous year's sculptures will be removed to make room for sculptures for the 2014-2015 program year. It is up to each jurisdiction to schedule installation for the sculptures in coordination with the artist.

Artists must submit two images per sculpture (only). Each image of the sculpture must contain completed fields of dimenstions, medium, year completed, etc. Artists must include a description in the description field which includes:
  • A description of the sculpture;
  • Installation requirments and equipment needs;
  • Maintenance requirements;
  • If a base is or is not included with the sculpture; and
  • Suggested dimensions for installation are appreciated.

Converting RU into a low budget film studio for NYC based artists.

Special Features 2014 is a film production program designed to support the creation of short films and videos by New York City based artists.
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to use RU’s Carroll Gardens unique church space setting as the backdrop to produce a new film or video with the support of RU’s production resources.
Between March and June 2014, 4 selected artists will participate in RU’s residency program for 1 month each.

A public screening showcasing their work will take place at RU at the end of June 2014.
The title, “Special Features”, refers to the additional material featured on DVD film releases.
This material highlights aspects essential to the realization of film (e.g. deleted scenes, interviews, and production reels).
RU’s tailored residency approach to the creative process is akin to the role of film production whereby filmmakers spend a large portion of time and energy in the planning and execution of their projects, ensuring that logistics run smoothly from start to finish.
It requires flexibility, the ability to adapt and overcome challenges.
The commonalities that can be found in both a RU residency and film-making highlight the making of process.

RU launched the first edition of Special Features in 2010 by converting an art gallery in Lower East Side into a low cost film studio and inviting 12 local artists to create a compelling piece over the course of  one day each.

You can view the resulting works and process here.
By participating in Special Features, you will receive:
  • $500 Artist/Production Stipend
  • Organizational and critical meetings with RU’s curatorial and technical staff to determine a production plan for the duration of the residency.
  • On hand assistance by RU’s staff during the production and post-production phase of the project.
  • Access to material resources (i.e. film equipment, Material for the Arts, etc..)
  • For 1 month from March through June 2014, 4 selected artists will be part of RU’s international residency program and benefit from ongoing assistance.
  • A final screening of your work will be held at RU end of June, 2014
  • Works will be featured on RU’s website, alongside works from Special Features 2010.
  • You must be a New York City resident.
  • Artists working in all mediums can submit a film/video based project proposal.
  • Final work must be no longer than 10 mins.
Deadline: Monday February 24th, 2014 (Selection results March 1st, 2014)

This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Public Art Commission - U of I at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to artists that live and work in Illinois to create permanent, site-specific, original public artwork.

University of Illinois
Electrical and Computer Engineering Building INTERIOR
Champaign, Illinois
Project Number 830-010-331

The committee is seeking interior artwork for the ECE Building currently under construction.  The budget for the project is $55,000.00

The RFQ with project submission guidelines, details, deadlines, and budget can be found here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Visiting Artist Workshops at Chicago Children's Museum

The mission of Chicago Children’s Museum is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect.
Chicago Children's Museum welcomes applications from local artists of all disciplines.

Chicago Children’s Museum’s Position on the Arts
Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM) believes that all children have a right to creative self-expression and access to the arts. CCM is dedicated to being a leading arts provider and, to that end, seeks to expose teachers, parents, and caregivers to the vital role the arts play in children’s healthy emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development.
CCM provides access to a wide range of art forms, including drama, dance, music, and the literary and visual arts. Art explorations are thoughtfully designed to be playful, child-centered experiences that foster self-expression, creativity, imagination, and meaning making. They include opportunities to create and view art and performances, participate in sensory-based material explorations, and investigate a variety of authentic art tools, techniques, and processes in a dedicated studio space. Visitors are invited to experience the arts with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds and celebrate multiple perspectives.
Through these hands-on experiences, CCM hopes to plant seeds of understanding and appreciation for this dynamic means of learning, self-expression, and communication. Arts programs are designed to promote children’s natural interests and aid them in making connections to each other and the world around them. Dynamic, often “messy” process-based explorations that surprise and delight, along with opportunities for safe risk-taking and “whole body” engagement, are offered museum-wide. We provide a supportive environment for positive adult-child experiences, with opportunities for participants to explore individually, collaboratively, or side-by-side with family, friends, or new acquaintances.
Artworks, especially those made by children, are valued cultural artifacts that are included as images in print materials, integrated into exhibits, and displayed museum-wide and beyond. CCM respects the many cultural approaches to art and is committed to broadening the traditional definition of the term, by offering opportunities for artistic expression to diverse audiences encompassing a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.

About the Visiting Artists Program

Kraft Artabounds Studio Visiting Artists Workshops
Throughout the year, CCM hosts, on average, ten Visiting Artists Workshops (VAW), featuring artists from various cultural and artistic backgrounds.  VAW provide a chance for workshop participants to interact with an artist, learn about the artist’s medium and/or culture, and participate in an art activity facilitated by the visiting artist.
In hosting a range of artists, VAW represent to visitors the shifting definition of and varying roles of artists in their communities. Visiting artists reflect differing perspectives on what it means to be an artist—be it activist, entrepreneur, entertainer, and/or educator.
Participants have a chance to interact with and directly question an artist’s work or culture in an open, relaxed atmosphere. While engaging in an artistic medium similar to the visiting artist’s, participants can experience the artist’s creative process, whether illustrating a book for a client, creating a symbol of cultural pride, or making a beautiful image to call one’s own.
At CCM, Visiting Artists Workshops present open-ended experiences that can accommodate a variety of ages and artistic abilities. Workshops are geared to children ages four and up, along with their caregivers and families. However, adults and younger siblings are always welcome and encouraged to participate in the art activity. Workshops are 30 to 45 minutes long, serve up to 25-30 people, and are typically offered on a Thursday evening and the following Saturday and Sunday afternoon, for a total of 8-10 workshops. Museum visitors obtain a free pass (with museum admission) an hour before each workshop begins. Because there is no pre-registration, the class make-up always changes. For examples of workshop descriptions, please visit

Kraft Artabounds Studio Facilities
The Kraft Artabounds Studio has a range of equipment for printmaking, papermaking, and a wide variety of materials for drawing, painting and sculpture. The studio works with artists to obtain specific materials for their workshops. In the past visiting artists have led printing, painting, sculpting, clay, fiber, cultural crafts, and papermaking workshops. The studio has also hosted such performing arts workshops as steel drumming and recycled-instrument creation, performing an original play, and stop-motion animation. Other media, including collaborative projects, are also welcome.

Visiting Artist Responsibilities:
The visiting artist works with the museum’s lead art educator to create a workshop that can accommodate the variety of participants who visit the museum. The artist is responsible for preparing the workshop and bringing materials as agreed on in the planning process. Typical Saturday and Sunday workshops are at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm. Thursday evening workshops are at 5:30 and 6:30. While facilitating workshops, the visiting artist is supported by one of the museum’s arts educators.

There is a modest stipend attached to all Visiting Artists Programs, which varies according to the program. A typical stipend for three days (10 workshops) is $450 and includes a one-hour meeting at the museum and any preparation conducted by the artist. On workshop days, parking passes are provided by the museum. Travel expenses are not covered by the museum. Supplies will be purchased by the museum unless otherwise agreed upon in planning.
Demonstrated Competencies
  • A bachelor’s degree in art education, fine arts, or comparable art experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with children, parents, and families from diverse backgrounds preferred.
  • The ability to work in team-oriented environment and act without supervision.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Reliability.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of situations and interact with the public.
  • Ability to work with children and families in an open-ended atmosphere.
  • Able to represent the museum’s position on the arts.

Artists interested in participating in the Visiting Artists Program should submit the following:
  • Resume, including your work as an artist and any work with children and families.
  • A cover letter, including your approach to working with children and families in your artistic medium.
  • Example of your artwork (links to websites are welcome).
  • A sample plan of an activity you have planned or facilitated for children ages four and up and their families.

Please submit applications to:
Kim Koin, Manager of Arts Studio and Programs
Chicago Children’s Museum
700 East Grand Ave. Suite 127
Chicago, IL 60611

Artists who submit an application are not guaranteed acceptance into the Visiting Artists Program. The museum will keep your application on file and will contact you for further information as needed. We are now looking at applications for Winter 2013 and on.

Chicago Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

City of Palo Alto: City Hall New Media Art

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program is seeking professional services of artists or artist teams working in new media who are interested in being considered for a possible commission in the Lobby of City Hall, located at 250 Hamilton Road, Palo Alto, CA.
The funding for the City Hall project has yet to be secured.  It is estimated that the budget will be between $200,000 and $250,000.
Artists working in interactive new media will be considered for the project.  The artwork(s) should be engaging to the public and have a highly interactive element.
The artwork is intended to bring the public into this Civic space and engage them in a meaningful interactive way.  Palo Alto enjoys a high level of civic participation in local government.  Arts and culture engage the community in a way that represents its collective voice, as well as bringing attention to those segments of the population that may not be as well represented.  By creating and installing an interactive public artwork into the Lobby of City Hall, the City is asking the community to treat the space as its larger ‘home’.  Inviting the citizens of Palo Alto to interact with a significant work of art will result in a strong collective voice that inspires the open, transparent and creative government the City strives to be.
The planned renovations for the City Hall Lobby include the power and data brought to the main entrance wall as well as a bank of monitors that may or may not be utilized for the public art.  Should an artist choose to use that wall for another interactive artwork, the budgeted amount for the monitors may go toward the artist’s budget, but the artist must provide a method by which video of civic events can be shown in the lobby space.  The artist must include the ability for the City staff and other key stakeholders to clearly and without strained audience effort, display a variety of visual needs as required including the following:
  • Broadcasting Meetings
  • Wayfinding
  • Television Channel and Online Broadcasting
  • Agenda Displays
  • Other Forms of Static and Dynamic Information Communication
The artwork will be installed in the renovated front Lobby of City Hall.  In particular, the large wall facing visitors as they enter the space will be primary space available (please view site plan).  However, artwork integrated onto other walls or surfaces will be considered, along with interactive sound or light works.
The call is open to all professional artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Artists with demonstrated interest in digital / interactive new media projects are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.
RFQ Issued: January 9, 2014
Qualifications Due: February 10, 2014 3:00 PM PST
Finalist Identified: March 1, 2014
Request for Proposal Issued: Week of March 10, 2014
City staff will evaluate the documents provided based on the following criteria:
  • Strength of previous work in similar environments
  • Suitability to City Hall
  • Purpose of the artwork
  • Durability of Materials
  • High degree of interactivity
The selection committee comprised of City staff, public art commissioners, arts professionals and key stakeholders will select 3 to 5 Artists to submit a Request for Proposals.
All interested artists are invited to submit their qualifications electronically via the CaFÉ™ system. Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:
  • A letter of Interest in this opportunity.
  • An Updated Resume (5 page maximum).
  • An annotated list of images including title, date, location, and budget for artwork.
  • Up to 6 images of the artist’s previous work.  Artists submitting as a team may submit a joint application with 6 images or they may submit individual applications but clearly state their intention to collaborate in their Letter of Interest.

Requests for additional information can be forwarded to the City of Palo Alto Public Art Program via email:
Artists interested in other public art opportunities are encouraged to visit the City of Palo Alto Public Art Program webpage.