Dear Public Artist,
Here are a few items of interest. Below you will find our usual features. You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to those features of interest in the the adjoining sidebar.
May these last days of this year be peaceful ones in your home.
Best regards, Kim
“View From a Landing”
I was doing a reference check and came across a museum in Cartersville, Georgia . The Booth Western Art Museum. Take a look and then go to the page where the artists are listed. You’ll find some Montanan’s there from all genre’s of art. They are collecting artists of the West. KBH
Sculptures Stolen Near Three Forks, Montana
Below is the text of the Facebook post, which includes a link to the Bozeman Chronicle story. We have also seen it in the Missoulian and heard it on MTPR— MAC Staff
“The three horses were recovered thanks to the IMMENSE community response through word of mouth, local media, the Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office, and so many people sharing this post! My father Jim Dolan, the artist, will repair some minor damage to the sculptures before returning them to their herd for EVERYONE to enjoy.
“I cannot thank you all enough in helping find these sculptures! Your response is evidence of how much they mean to not just my father and my family, but the entire Montana community! Thank you so much to all of you!” Jim Dolan’s son
See the Bozeman Daily Chronicle here for the story:
Blue Horses Stolen Then Found – A Montana Art Tale
MSU-Gaines Hall Selection Committee and the Montana Arts Council Announces Semi-Finalists and Direct Purchase
Art for the Entry Foyer:
Tim Prentice, West Cornwall, CT
Paul Vexler Snohomish, WA
Michele Gutlove Natick, MA
Artists will offer a proposal for an artwork commission up to $64,900.00 Artists will receive $1200 stipend award to develop their proposal.
Direct Purchase of artwork: Sites to be determined
Willem Volkersz Bozeman, MT up to $6,600.00
Tracy Lynn Pristas Littleton, CO up to $4,400.00
Artists will receive $250.00 to develop a portfolio to offer the committee.
Capitol Complex Advisory Committee Announces the Finalist for the Montana State Capitol Mural
Hadley Ferguson of Missoula, Montana has been commissioned to work with the CCCAC, historians and the Montana Historical Society staff to create two murals for the 3rd floor.
Food for Thought
Over the last few months I keep hearing about online guild models for artists and public artists. One such source is now called: CODAWorx. Some of you might remember them as Guild.com. Their offices are in Madison, Wisconsin. I offer the idea for those of you considering and wanting to research what might be out there in terms of showing your work to designers and architects and those buying art for large projects such as hospitals and hotels and even private residences. There are free services [ or, one can simply look around and see what their peers are up to creatively-speaking] and membership rates for hosting your work.
Another Online Gallery of Artists for consideration:
Call to Artist: Sculptors
Deadline to submit January 20, 2014.
C. Emerson Fine Arts was founded in 2006 with the intention of going beyond familiar ground together with artists whose work is highly diverse and who mix different modes of expression to transcend established categories. All the artists exhibited are in their own way capable of expressing their emotions by presenting their world-view through questions regarding representation and their knowledge of the media they use.
Currently, the gallery has evolved from its original St. Petersburg, Florida based location to a global curatorial project, art advisory, and a web based collection site. We are pleased to offer our featured artist for sale online. As well, the traveling exhibitions allow the gallery the ability to give our artist a larger audience for their work in multiple locations and by a very savvy art patron.
I am looking to add more sculpture to our fair exhibitions, most specifically in the pop-surrealist genre to compliment our already established stable of artist.
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“View From a Landing”
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Locate and Learn About Montana Artists Who Belong to FIND ART .com
“Travel Montana back roads …
… to visit artists at work in their studios.
Many artists live just beyond town boundaries and work away in their studios, packed full of organized chaos, magic, work-in-progress, cast offs, successful experiments, displays, and more. Artists, artisans, and crafters intensely pursue sometimes exciting, sometimes tedious artistic expression. They are eager to show you their artwork, share their passion, and explain their art process.
You are invited to visit them all.
Jewelers, creating their reflective or matte adornments.
Ceramicists, striving for new colors to emerge in the final stages of firing. Glass blowers, turning and turning to capture the colorful shape they desire. Painters, capturing new colors within nearby high prairie plains, mountainous landscapes, river valleys, and iconic landmarks and buildings. Fabric and fiber artists, examining twigs and leaves to integrate into their tactile creations.
How many artists does Montana have?
We’re going to find out.”
Lynn is one of the artists I turn to when I need advice. Not once has she mentioned her book. I came across it today in the search for something else. So, I will toot the horn for her and have you consider her ideas. Lynn Basa website to see her artwork.
Calls for ART
“Undulations” 2012 KBH
Deadline Extended until January 9th, 2014
Seeking artist for Seattle Waterfront Public Piers project
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork on the public piers of the Seattle Central Waterfront. These piers will be rebuilt as part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the potential of 26 acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the project design team to create an original artwork or series of artworks on Union Street Pier or Pier 62/63. 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 February 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork over the first half of 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 internationally.
Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $1,000,000 all-inclusive of design, fabricatio
n, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.
Deadline Extended: 11 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time).
Application: Click here to apply.
Info: Eric Fredericksen, public art project manager, (206) 733-9838. This project is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the reconstruction of the Elliott Bay Seawall in downtown Seattle, part of a larger project of redeveloping Seattle’s Central Waterfront.
Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle
Hiland Theater Sculpture and Bus Shelter
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APPLY TO THIS CALL
Call Type: Public Art
City: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/14/14
Days remaining to deadline: 34
Number of Applications Allowed: 2
The Bernalillo County Arts Board, NDI-NM and ABQ Ride seek preliminary ideas for an exterior artwork and artist designed bus shelter for the Hiland Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The established budget for this project is $120,000. The Arts Board anticipates proposals that consider the newly redeveloped exterior of the historic Hiland Theater and may incorporate a sense of movement. This is a regional call, open competition, RFP for artists and/artists teams legally residing in Route 66 states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. The Artist Selection Committee will offer a stipend for preliminary design concepts for as many as three finalists; stipend funds of $1,000 per selected finalist are available.
Public Art Project Coordinator
415 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
National Call for Artists
City of Livermore, California – Livermorium Public Art Project
Budget – $175,000
Deadline – January 27, 2014, 5:00 pm, PST
The City of Livermore invites a visual artist or artist teams to submit qualifications to develop a site-integrated public art project to be permanently located at Livermorium Plaza in the heart of our downtown. The art will commemorate the discovery of Livermorium which was adopted as Element #116 on the Periodic Table on May 30, 2012. Livermore is one of 2 cities in the United States and 11 cities in the world to have an element named in their honor.
The artist or artist team will create art that invites the public to learn more about Livermorium and the related science around its discovery. The art will be integrated into a full redesign of the plaza. This is a nation-wide call with a budget of $175,000.
Applications must be submitted using the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online application before January 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST. A complete RFQ with application information is available at
You may also find additional information at the City’s Arts webpage
For more information and questions please contact to Jean Prasher at (925) 960-4586, or by email at
Community & Economic Development Department
City of Livermore, California
NATIONAL CALL TO ARTISTS
City of Lauderhill, FL
Performing Art Center
Deadline for Entry: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5 p.m. EST
The City of Lauderhill is seeking an artist or artist team for three (3) wall artworks for the City’s new
Performing Art Center, located at State Road 7 and Sunrise Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida, 33319.The theme
for the wall art should be related to the arts, and/or nature, and incorporate or complement the color palette
(see below). The art budget is $58,000.
Official application forms must be used. Individualized forms will not be accepted. Finalists selected will
receive $500 for a full proposal accompanied by a budget.
IMPORTANT: This is an electronic submission. Send submissions through Dropbox.com or
Rhode Island College Public Art Project
Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2013, 5:00 pm est
The City of Ashland, Oregon Public Art Commission (PAC) RFQ seeks qualifications of artists, or artist teams, experienced in creation of original, outdoor public art work. The PAC intends to commission an art piece to be permanently installed at the Gateway Sculpture site located in downtown Ashland, Oregon. The total budget for the art work is $100,000. Artists should review the RFQ requirements before submitting their qualifications.
Open to professional artists living in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana) and California.
Ann Seltzer, Management Analyst
City of Ashland
20 East Main Street, Ashland OR 97520
(541) 552-2106 or (541) 488-6002, TTY 800-735-2900
FAX: (541) 488-5311