Public Artists October 7 2013

Dear Public Artist
Calls for Public Artists:
  • Salt Lake County, UT announces a Public Art Opportunity for the Ballet West Capitol Theatre      
  • Call For Artists:  Hillsborough Street Streetscape Phase II, Raleigh, NC
  • Request For Proposals #1 (RFP): Art On Main, Chattanooga, TN
  • Request For Proposals #2 (RFP): Art On Main, Chattanooga,
  • Request for Qualifications-Original Art for the Jackson Hole Airport Roundabout-Jackson  Hole, WY
  • The City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Program
  • Sundowner Motel Sign Re-use Project
  • Request for Qualifications-Womrath Park Gateway Sculpture
  • Seeking Artist for Waterfront Streetscape  Development Project  Seattle, WA
  • The City of Carlsbad, CA seeks to commission an artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install          
  • Call for Sculpture: Committee for Public Art in Central Montana, Lewistown, Montana
  • The City of Emeryville, CA has issued a Request for Qualifications
  • Port of San Francisco Bayview Gateway
  • City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Program —Woodcarvers On-Call Project
  • The Boston Foundation – Dudley Street Neighborhood RFQ
Of Interest:
  • Transforming Viewpoints — Call for Entries for Juried Exhibit-Pittsburg State University- Pittsburgh, KS
  • Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls – Lake Oswego, OR
  • Call For Entries/Call For Artists -9th Annual Small Works Show – Brooklyn, NY
  • For a guild approach to showing your work, Blogs, and RFP sites for program director – Madison, WI
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Best, Kim
University of Montana — Missoula
Montana Museum of Art & Culture:
Figurative Modernists: Picasso, Chagall and other Masterpieces from a Private Collection and Modernist Prints.  Opened Yesterday, October 3rd, and will be exhibited until Feb 8, 2014.
FOR MORE>>, or call: 406-243-2019 to talk to museum staff
New Article: Business Insurance for Artists
New York Foundation for the Arts
September 13, 2013
Did you know that homeowners’ or renters’ insurance doesn’t necessarily cover damage to your studio space, your work, materials, etc. even if they are in your home? Many artists found this out too late after Hurricane Sandy last year. September is National Preparedness Month. In this must-read article, NYFA Source Program Associate Toccarra Thomas shares information about business insurance for individual artists, an important aspect for all artists to consider.
Are You Interested in the Where Other Public Art Programs Are Located?  See this interesting list.
“This online Public Art in Private Development Resource Guide is the culmination of more than a year of gathering and analyzing information from many communities around the United States. It started out of curiosity. How many communities across the country have some sort of ordinance or policy that relates to public art for private development? As it turns out, the answer is many more than we thought!
As we continued our research, it became clear that this information could be of tremendous use to others in the public art field. We worked hundreds of hours to gather the information and distill it down to:
Spread Sheet showing each City alphabetically by State, with the essential information about its Public Art in Private Development policy, ordinance, or other relevant program; and Easy-to-use executive summaries organized by State. All underlying documentation is provided along with the summaries so that you can dig as deep as you want.
Click on the state to see a list of cities. Click on a city to see the Executive Summary with links to supporting information. Wherever possible, we include all citations to reference information as well as the specific people to contact for each program. We also include the actual legal text where applicable.I’ve put together a resource that may be of interest to you.  It is all of the public art in private development policies/ordinances and the underlying materials.  You can access it through my website under the Resources tab or at
You can also purchase the materials in print or e-book format–all of the information is on the website but feel free to contact me directly if I can be of further assistance.”
The Law Office of Sarah Conley Odenkirk
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #1355
Studio City, CA 91604
Telephone/Facsimile 818-763-7766
One Missing Program I noticed was: Bend, OR
Take a look at their Art in Public Places.  An artist, who was a recent semi-finalist for a large commission there, spoke highly of their efforts towards public arts.  KBH
Happy Birthday to Seattle’s Public Art Program!
State of the art: 10 great pieces of public art in Seattle
Seattle Times By Michael Upchurch, September 26, 2013
One mark of a great city is that it gives you fun stuff to look at: an unexpected detail on a building facade, a fanciful fountain that masks nearby traffic noise, a quirky or elegant sculpture on a street corner, or even some eye-catching cast-iron utility covers underfoot. Since 1973, Seattle has had a program in place to provide these artful touches to its urban landscape. For More
Food For Thought:
ArtPrize entry removed after fallout from Calder Foundation
By Jamie Wetherbe
LA Times – Arts and Culture
October 1, 20134:28 p.m.
A Michigan artist on Wednesday removed a controversial artwork connected to an Alexander Calder public sculpture following pressure from local residents and the broader art world.
Screen printer David Dodde worked with a curator to recast Calder’s large steel sculpture, “La Grande Vitesse,” with a garden theme as part of ArtPrize, the annual art exhibition and competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., that runs through Sunday.
Titled “Fleurs et Riviere,” a homage to Calder’s time in France, the piece affixed magnetic flowers, many hand-cut, to the 40-foot-high arches of the sculpture, in an attempt to add “whimsy.”
The city approved the installation, but last week said it would be decommissioned following criticism from locals and the New York-based Alexander Calder Foundation, which also received complaints.
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2013 National Arts Index report
This week Americans for the Arts released its 2013 National Arts Indexreport—the annual measure of the health and vitality of the arts industries in the U.S.  This year’s report provides the fullest picture yet of the impact of the Great Recession on the arts—before, during, and after. The Index losses during 2008-09 were swift and measurable:  the two-year drop from 2007-09 far exceeded the five-year gains made between 2002 and 2007 (-5.4 percent vs. +3.6 percent, respectively).
Museum Advancement Supported
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Museums for America program seeks to strengthen the ability of museums to serve the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that advance their missions, plans, and strategic goals and objectives. Program Overview:
The Museums for America (MFA) program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA grants support activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning, as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities, and as good stewards of the nation’s collections. MFA grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections, improving public access, training, conducting programmatic research, school and public programming, producing exhibitions, and integrating new or upgraded technologies into your operations.
There are three categories within the MFA program:
The application deadline is December 2, 2013.
Two Resources for Artists:
From the Tremaine Foundation
National Artist Resources – A List of Online Resources
Compiled May 2013 by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
So What, Now What: A Contemporary Art Curatorial Conversation
Here are just four of the questions this panel addresses:
What does the notion of experimental mean to you?
Is it a controversial notion that curators collaborate with artists? How do you view your process?
Are you collaborating with artists? What is your role?
There are a multitude of new platforms. Some artists are saying to you they do not want to do an exhibition, they want to do a web site. Does that change the definition of an exhibition, or it that just a different type of exhibition?
HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE now available
By Ecoartspace, August 15, 2013
Ecoartspace presents Eva Mosher’s HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE, one of a series accessible by download on this site. According to ecoartspace, “With this guide we are inviting educators, organizations and individuals to replicate what Mosher did in New York City anywhere in the world, to tell her story and to mark a line as appropriate for each individual locale. In the guide, other waterline marking materials and examples are provided, as well as Mosher’s step-by-step process involved in developing and performing the project. Plans are in place to create a website portal where this guide and others can be viewed online and downloaded for FREE by anyone in the world to use.”
For More >>: HERE.
For More Art Calls:
Art Deadline List:
For More Art Calls and Jobs:
About CaFÉ™
CaFÉ™ is brought to you by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF).  {Montana Arts Council is a member of WESTAF]
WESTAF is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. WESTAF fulfills its mission to strengthen the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West by engaging in arts-policy research and state arts agency development, convening experts and leaders around critical policy issues, developing innovative programs, providing a variety of services, and supporting programming for artists and arts organizations. WESTAF is located in Denver, Colorado, and is governed by a 22-member board of trustees largely comprised of arts leaders in the West. Founded in 1974, the organization serves the largest geographical area and number of states of the six U.S. regional arts organizations. WESTAF’s constituents include the state arts agencies, artists, and arts organizations of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Additionally, WESTAF serves the arts and culture community at large by providing innovative technology systems to customers in 45 U.S. states and in Canada.
WESTAF is an experienced developer of technology systems that benefit the field of arts and culture. Other than™, WESTAF’s other systems include:, an online Arts job bank listing national opportunities for arts administrators and others, internships, grants, public art projects, and residencies;, an online gallery that allows visual artists to showcase their work and connects the artists with private collectors, gallery owners, interior designers, corporate art buyers, public art administrators, and general art enthusiasts;™, an online application and adjudication system for art fairs, festivals, and shows; andCultureGrants Online™, a highly adaptive online grants-application system designed to make it easier for state, local, and regional public arts and humanities funding agencies to manage grant-making processes. WESTAF is also the creator and purveyor of a research-based economic development tool, the Cultural Vitality Index, that measures and provides comparable data about the health of an area’s creative sectors.
As a progressive and evolving organization, WESTAF initiates new programs and projects regularly and is proud to have artists and arts administrators on staff. WESTAF is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Art Materials Information and Education Network
In my studio, with questions about the archival quality of material I want to use in a latest mixed media collage, I recalled my favorite source for conservation questions.  I’ve written about them before, but perhaps today is a good time to send out a reminderIt is with sadness that I offer condolences to Mark Gottsegen’s family, friends, and colleagues who have relied upon his knowledge and kind ways.  I won’t soon forget our chats about traveling in Montana to paint in between his academic studies, or his advice to me.  KBH
“AMIEN is the only unbiased source of information about art materials on the internet. Guaranteed. AMIEN is a resource for artists dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased factual information about artists’ materials.”     Check out the topics here.

“It is with a profound sadness that we would like to let everyone know that Mark Gottsegen, AMIEN’s Founder, Director, and Chief Administrator, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. This organization and forum could not have existed without his tireless work, passion, and absolute devotion to providing the most accurate information about art materials and practices. With his passing, the community of people who care deeply about these things has lost a significant voice and champion of so much that we hold dear. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

In the weeks and months ahead, we will all learn more about the future of AMIEN and how it might function going forward. For now, at least, we felt the best way we could honor Mark was to continue answering questions and providing leadership in the discussions. Certainly he would have wanted that.”

Creative Capital:
October offerings
Highlights include a pair of technology-themed webinars: “Artists Talk Tech” with Eve Mosher and “Back-Ups & Passwords for Busy Artists” with Steve Lambert.
On October 23, join NYC-based poet and critic Claudia La Rocco (Artforum, The New York Times, The Performance Club) and artist / MINUS SPACE founder Matthew Deleget for “Visual Arts Round Table,” an in-depth conversation about the field of criticism in the visual, performing and literary arts.
Here’s the full line-up:
Webinars are $25 each.
All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.
To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.
Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
Visit PDP’s Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars and dates.
Learn more about our Online Learning Program on our website, or email Matthew Deleget at
The City of Inglewood, CA is seeking proposals from creative teams to research and develop educational materials about public art and architecture within the City limits.  A contract of $50,000 will be awarded. The work which must be completed within one year of contract signing.
Professional artists, public art and education professionals, and/or marketing or media professionals are encouraged to submit a proposal by October 23, 2013.
The RFP-0079 can be found at:
Helen Lessick
Arts Administration Internship. This internship is for
people considering a career in arts administration. You will work
alongside WSW‚ administrative staff attending to the myriad of
details that keep an arts organization functioning smoothly. The Arts
Administration Internship includes housing and a stipend of
$250/month. Interns work 40 hours a week, generally M-F, 9-5
pm. Details: 845-658-9133 OR
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is Seeking Applications for Executive Director
Position Closing: October 16, 2013
For more information click here or go to and look for position 08631.
ArtsWA’s legacy of advancing the arts has led to nationwide recognition for arts leadership, innovative strategies, and commitment to public benefit. We are now seeking an executive director to provide visionary leadership, scale up successful initiatives, grow the agency’s resources, and build the support of the Governor, legislators, and elected officials. To be successful in this position, we seek a skilled leader who demonstrates the ability to build trust, confidence, and effective partnerships and collaborations. We are looking for an individual who is entrepreneurial and strategic; skilled in communications and public relations; a competent manager and a visionary leader.
ArtsWA is leading the recruitment process and will provide three names to Governor Jay Inslee, from which he will appoint the next Executive Director.
For more information about ArtsWA see
Rebecca Solverson
Project Manager, Art in Public Places
ArtsWA – Washington State Arts Commission| 360.586.2419
Public Art and Arts Education Job Opportunity
Arts on the Block, an award-winning youth arts organization located just outside Washington, DC, is offering an exciting opportunity for  seasoned artist(s) to continue our well-established tradition of helping high school students who have a passion for art develop into creative professionals through real-world experiences in the visual arts — particularly large-scale commissioned and public art. 
We are looking for someone with: 
Significant experience designing and implementing a visual arts program for young people — high school age and older (inc. adjunct college faculty)
Significant experience doing commissioned art 
Availability for 20 hour work week during the year and/or full time for 6 weeks during the summer
For more information, visit Further details available by emailing Jan Goldstein:
Department of Art invites applications for an artist/educator with
expertise in sculpture whose work is grounded in studio practice,
scholarship, and teaching. A tenure track
appointment will be made at the assistant professor level starting
Fall 2014. Details:
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Salt Lake County, UT
Budget: $120,000
Deadline: October 8, 2:00 PM MT
Salt Lake County is announces a Public Art Opportunity for artist(s) for the Ballet West Capitol Theatre Project located in Salt Lake City Utah. $120,000.00 has been allocated for this indoor public art commission.  For questions and to request a full copy of the RFQ email your request to or go directly to . Deadline for submissions is Tuesday October 8th 2pm MT.
Call For Artists:  Hillsborough Street Streetscape Phase II, Raleigh, NC
The City of Raleigh invites artists or artist teams experienced with streetscape public art projects to submit qualifications to work as a consulting member of the design team for the Hillsborough Street Streetscape Phase II project.  Phase II covers a busy half-mile stretch from Gardner Street to Rosemary/Shepard Streets, with the goal of improving usability of the corridor with a “complete streets” design approach in order to provide better access for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.
Public art for Hillsborough Street Phase II should be a visionary plan that could potentially also be retrofitted for Phase I as well as subsequent phases of the streetscape project.  The plan should take into consideration (but not be limited to) such elements as sidewalks, tree grates, bus shelters, bike racks, median islands, and single-lane roundabouts.  
The project budget for the selected artist or artist team will not exceed $83,750, inclusive of such expenses as research, travel, presentation of concepts, preparation of design and constructions documents, and fabrication oversight.
Visit the Office of Raleigh Arts Public Artwebpage for application guidelines.
Kim Curry-Evans, Public Art Coordinator
City of Raleigh, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Raleigh Arts
Street Address: 127 W. Hargett St., Suite #408, Raleigh, Nc  27601
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 590, Raleigh, NC  27602
919-996-4688 (direct)
919-831-6351 (fax)
Qualifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST Friday, October 11, 2013
#1 Request For Proposals (RFP): Art On Main, Chattanooga, TN
For complete guidelines and an application, please click here.
Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) is pleased to announce a call for purchases for its permanent collection on Main Street. PAC is seeking to purchase up to three sculptures from artists for permanent inclusion in the Art on Main program. Art on Main began in 2007 as a biennial temporary rotating exhibition of outdoor sculptures placed along the sidewalks of Main Street in downtown Chattanooga’s urban core and burgeoning art district. Since 2007, Public Art Chattanooga has exhibited over 20 works and has been able to build a permanent collection through purchases from this exhibit. This Request for Proposals will conclude this important program with the addition of up to three new acquisitions that will be chosen for select sites along East and West Main Streets (see page 9 in this RFP for locations) Works chosen will be purchased for inclusion in the City of Chattanooga’s permanent collection. Total purchase budget is $44,000.This program is made possible from a generous grant from the Lyndhurst Foundation.
Eligibility: This RFP is open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the United States.
Application Deadline: Applications must be delivered by mail or by hand or received electronically by October 31, 4:00 pm EST. Refer to page 4 for application procedures. The application can be found on page 5.
#2 Request For Proposals (RFP): Art On Main, Chattanooga,
Revitalization of the once bustling Wards Corner shopping area is now underway. What was once known as the “Times Square of the South,” is being refurbished with a vibrant new mix of retail, entertainment and local services.  The Wards Corner Public Art Planning Committee seeks an artist to design and create artwork that is friendly and inviting.  The committee hopes the final artwork will unify and mark a cohesive neighborhood that honors its history with a new playful point of view.  The final artwork should be eye-catching, unique and bring color, fun and vibrancy to this urban threshold.  
Budget: up to $150,000 
Eligibility: all national and international artists
Project description to apply:
Karen Rudd
Manager Cultural Affairs
Deadline for Submission: 2:00 PM EST, October 31, 2013
Request for Qualifications
Original Art for the Jackson Hole Airport Roundabout – Jackson Hole, WY
The Jackson Hole Airport Board
Project Budget: $250,000 – $280,000
The Board of the Jackson Hole Airport wishes to commission a work of art for the airport roundabout. Up to three finalists will be invited to submit a conceptual design and ultimately one artist will be selected to enter into a design and fabrication contract with the airport. A successful design will respond to the artwork should address the themes expressed in our great state’s logo and make a memorable first impression for airport visitors; contribute to the overall identity of the airport and tells an important cultural heritage story.
Submit to Western States Arts Federation Café Site
Carrie Geraci / Director of Jackson Hole Public Art
o: 307-734-9026    |  c: 307-413-1474   |   e:
P.O. 4413 | Jackson, WY 83001
Artists RFQ packages are due on November 1
The City of Albuquerque, N Mexico– Public Art Urban Enhancement Program announces two new calls for artists that are a little bit out of the ordinary:
Sundowner Motel Sign Re-use Project
The project intent is to commission a light-based (neon or LED or other) artwork for the Sundowner Mixed-Use Housing Development. The artwork will be incorporated into or onto the old Sundowner Motel sign structure that sits along Central Ave. This is NOT a call for signage design, but a call for a light-based ARTWORK. (Yes, we know the tree is going to be a challenge…but hey, Bill Gates started Microsoft™ here!)
Read all the details on our Opportunities for Artists Page.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 1, 2013 at 4:00PM Mountain Time.
Request for Qualifications – Philadelphia, PA
Womrath Park Gateway Sculpture
BUDGET:  $100,000
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) invites all professional artists living within driving distance of Philadelphia to apply for a public art commission.  Artists are asked to submit qualifications to design permanent artwork for historic Womrath Park, located in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. 
Womrath Park is envisioned as a gateway to Frankford.  It is a triangle of green located in the southwest corner of Frankford, adjacent to the Market Frankford El and bordered by Kensington and Frankford Avenues. With the recent addition of a rain garden and three new murals created by Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program along Frankford Avenue, the site is ideally situated to become a destination for residents and a location for public and private gatherings. The selected artwork will serve as a central focus of the park and will help create a unique identity for the Frankford community. Thematic and visual connections to Frankford’s history, culture, people, and heritage will be encouraged. Interactive elements that engage both adults and children are desirable. Individual artists or creative teams with experience in public art projects are eligible to apply. Submission requirements include a written statement, examples of past work, and a CV. All applications must be submitted through the online CaFE application system. Up to five finalists will each receive a stipend of $1,000 for concept proposals.  For full competition details including the selection process, submission procedures, design guidelines, calendar, links to CaFE and a PDF of the prospectus, go to For additional questions contact
Marsha Moss
Public Art Curator & Consultant
220 Locust St. 27-D
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Seeking Artist for Waterfront Streetscape Development Project – Seattle, WA
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to create an integrated artwork in streetscape developments connecting to the Elliott Bay waterfront. The selected artist will work with the design team to integrate a site-specific or site-responsive artwork into the project area. This commission will focus on Union Street, a major connection between downtown and the waterfront. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront.
The artist will join the Waterfront Seattle design team in December 2013 or January 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork in winter 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork.
Eligibility: Open to professional artists working in the United States and Canada.
Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $200,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, and other project costs.
Info: Eric Fredericksen, public art project manager, (206) 733-9838.
The project is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the reconstruction of Alaskan Way in downtown Seattle, part of a larger project of redeveloping Seattle’s Central Waterfront.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time)
The City of Carlsbad, CA seeks to commission an artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install a permanent piece of original art to be located in the center of a roundabout at the intersection of Carlsbad Blvd and State Street.
                        The design of the roundabout is complete and the plans are being finalized. The project will begin construction in January and completion is expected by June 2014. The total project budget is $100,000, all inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013. The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States.
                        As a prominent gateway to the city, the public art element of the circle will enhance the cultural environment for Carlsbad visitors and residents. The roundabout is designed to improve the safety and connectivity of all modes of transportation at the intersection and across the Buena Vista Lagoon with a new trail, bikes lanes, and sidewalk to connect two cities (Carlsbad and Oceanside, CA).  The project site represents a significant entry location into the city.  It is expected that this artwork will become an important symbol welcoming residents and visitors to the community.
City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office
Karen McGuire Gallery Curator
(760) 602-2022
Vincent E. Kitch
Cultural Arts Manager
City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts
(760) 434-2921
Call for Sculpture:
Committee for Public Art in Central Montana, Lewistown, Montana
The newly-formed Committee for Public Art invites sculptors, who are at least 18-years of age and reside in Montana to apply for a public art commission or purchase.   This is our first sculptural project; it will be installed in a public space in Lewistown.  We seek a work inspired by the landscape, the wildlife, and recreational opportunities of our region. Artists must submit photos of an existing work ready-to-be-installed or sketches of a proposed new work.   Dimensions and materials, along with durability and maintenance information, a brief biography, and contact information including an email address must be offered. The total budget for this project is $4,000, including: artist’s design, labor and installation at the site.  A legal agreement will be signed covering payment, copyright, maintenance, and warranties.  Artists with questions should  Propsals should be mailed to P.O. Box 1004, Lewistown, MT 59457. Send S.A.S.E. for return of materials. 
Proposals must be received by November 15th, 2013.  
The City of Emeryville, CA has issued a Request for Qualifications to solicit applications from teams comprised of artists, lighting designers, and landscape architects to: 1) design, fabricate and install a multi-media public art installation incorporating a lighting component and other artistic elements on the Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge and the nearby public right-of-way areas and, 2) provide two written documents that suggest themes, locations, and unified concepts for art installations and landscape improvements on both adjacent private property and public rights of way.
BUDGET: Not to exceed $280,000 for the Bridge Art and for the production of the two written documents.
QUALIFICATIONS: The project is open to artists residing in the US who, as a team, meet the minimum qualifications as indicated in the RFQ.
TO APPLY: Apply on Call for Entry, under City of Emeryville, Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge
QUESTIONS: Direct all questions via email only to:
Questions and their answers received by November 8 will be shared with all email addresses emailed to by November 8, 2013. Questions after this time may not be answered.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2013 Midnight Mountain Standard Time
Port of San Francisco Bayview Gateway – San Francisco, CA
Budget: $445,000
The Port of San Francisco’s Bayview Gateway Project will create a new one acre public open space along the southern bank of Islais Creek in San Francisco’s south east waterfront. The Project Site is bound by Islais Creek on the north, Cargo Way on the south, 3rd Street on the west, and Illinois Street on the east. At this site, there is an opportunity for a large-scale permanent signature artwork, that will represent the entry to the Bayview neighborhood. The Project will also serve as a connection to the Bay Trail along Illinois Street and Cargo Way and a resting place to view Islais Creek and the surrounding maritime activity. For more information about the project, eligibility, budget and how to apply click here.
Deadline: November 18, 2013
City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Public Art Urban Enhancement Program
Woodcarvers On-Call Project
The project intent is to give opportunities to artists working primarily in wood to carve one of several weather damaged trees at the BioPark Zoo. Over the next year when Zoo staff locates suitable trees for carving, the Arts Board Committee will select an artist from this pool to carve the tree(s).
Read all the details on our Opportunities for Artists Page
Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:00PM Mountain Time.
The Boston Foundation – Boston, MA – is proud to partner with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and many community partners to release this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a piece of permanent public art to be designed and installed in the Upham’s Corner neighborhood. Please share this opportunity far and wide in your networks.
Important notes:
1.)    Strong preference will be given to a local artist from the Upham’s Corner community, from Dorchester and permanent residents of Boston. Strong preference will also be given to artists who demonstrate an interest in, and experience with, identifying, training and paying local apprentices in community-led art making processes.
2.)    Starting next week, the RFQ will be available in: Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese. Applicants will be able to submit their proposal in any of these languages for consideration.
3.)    There are important dates for: Info sessions, proposal writing workshops and one-on-one proposal draft reviews.
About this RFQ:
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), in collaboration with residents and a broad range of community-based partners, is seeking to commission a professional artist, artisan, architect, landscape architect, or teams thereof to create artwork for permanent display in the Upham’s Corner neighborhood of Dorchester as part of the exciting increase in transit access along the Fairmount Corridor. Strong preference will be given to a local artist from the Upham’s Corner community, from Dorchester and permanent residents of Boston. Strong preference will also be given to artists who demonstrate an interest in, and experience with, identifying, training and paying local apprentices in community-led art making processes.
This project seeks to contribute to the well-being of Fairmount communities by investing in the elevation and amplification of local cultural assets as one of many resources necessary for sustained community vitality. The selected artist(s) will facilitate a community centered and led visioning, design, site selection, fabrication and installation process that uplifts the local identity and celebrates the richness of the neighborhood and its residents.
Application instructions can be found at the following link: RFQ Instructions
The online platform is available at the following link: Public Art Commission RFQ
F. Javier Torres
Senior Program Officer
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street
Floor 10
Boston, MA 02116
Submissions must be received using our online platform   by Thursday November 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm
p.s. I thought this was an interesting call and include it especially for my Boston Area readers. KBH
Transforming Viewpoints-   Call for Entries for Juried Exhibit
Pittsburg State University—Pittsburgh, KS
Please find here an invitation and information regarding the National Juried Exhibition  – Transforming Viewpoints-  a theme of exploring issues of multicultural diversity.  Our juror is Steve Liggett, who is the Artistic Director for the Living Arts of Tulsa. Our entry fee is $20.
S. Portico Bowman
Gallery Director
Associate Professor of Art
Deadline:  October 15, 2013
Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized  — Lake Oswego, OR
Gallery Without Walls
public art program is accepting applications for the
2014-16 exhibition.
· $850.00 honorarium
· $15,000 annual purchase (People’s Choice Award)
· Smartphone app with link to artist’s website
· 10,000 brochures published annually
· Docent-guided tours of exhibition
· ACLO media and PR promotion
· Selected artists can exhibit additional works of art in 510 Museum & ARTspace
Details available at
(under “Forms” and “Call to Artists”)
 Or contact Jill Greenwood
Deadline: November 4, 2013
Call For Entries/ Call For Artists
9th Annual Small Works Show  — Brooklyn, NY
440 Gallery is hosting its popular, annual small works show. This juried exhibition will feature any artwork which is small in scale, but large in impact. The exhibition will run from Thursday, December 12, 2013 through Sunday, January 12, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 PM.
Eligibility: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. Work must be no more than 12″ in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. This will be strictly enforced. There is no theme, but we welcome all media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture in any medium, and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. Sculptors must provide floor stand or wall mount with a maximum footprint of 12″ x 12.” Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.
Deadline for submissions:  Friday, November 8, 2013
For a guild approach to showing your work, Blogs, and RFP sites for program directors check out:  The Art Commission : Check out the TAC – Madison, WI
About The Art Commission
“Founded in January 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin, by Toni Sikes and Terry Maxwell, The Art Commission is an online platform that connects artists who create commission projects to those individuals, organizations, and corporations seeking commissioned art. The Art Commission focuses marketing efforts on design and art professionals who represent clients looking for site-specific artwork, but the website is open to any art lover who wants to find artists for unique, one-of-a-kind projects. Through The Art Commission website, its Installmentsblog, and social media, the company champions the importance of design collaborations in bringing creativity and beauty into the places where we live and work.
The Art Commission is proud to partner with leading artists in a wide variety of media. These experienced artists have created amazing projects in settings around the globe, including corporate, hospitality, healthcare, public, liturgical, and residential spaces. Their artworks grace the pages of this website, and are included here for discovery, inspiration, and direct connections.
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Public Artists October 7 2013

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