Call to Montana Photographers MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room

Deer Lodge, Montana 
Call to Montana Photographers
MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room
Quick Facts
Who: U.S. Residents, who are Montana Residents
What:  Request for Photographs: JPEG or TIFF and RAW formats;
Offer a Brief Bio [500 words] and up to 10 images taken in Montana.
When: Applications open: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Where: Artwork(s) for multiple sites in the MSP- Low Side Visitor’s Room.
How: Online application process via
How Much:  Art Budget: $16,000.00 with Special Considerations for up to 15 photographic images from multiple photographers.  Flat fee of $550 per image.
To Apply: for applicant portal
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director, or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201,
406-444-6639 or 406-444-6430
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 MIDNIGHT. M.D.T.
Call to Montana Photographers MSP-Low Side Visitor’s Room

Are You A Montana Photographer?

Our Percent-for-Art Program needs to hear from you.
The Selection Committee will be seeking high quality, Color or B&W, high resolution, digital [or traditional images than can be digitalized] of Montana landscapes, city/town/ghost town-scapes and community/tribal events. Once the prospectus is finalized on this project, we’ll distribute further details of the call and set an application deadline.
Quick Facts:
Who: Montana Residents, who are U.S. Residents
What:  Request for contact information
When: Please let me know how to reach you.
Where: Interior sites with a potential of up to 15 images for permanent installation
Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Program Director  or Montana Arts Council, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201, 406-444-6639
Are You A Montana Photographer?

Helena Public Art Committee Seeks New Board Member


Helena Public Art Committee Seeks New Board Member

DATE: November 2, 2011

CONTACT: Debbie Havens, Clerk of the Commission
447-8410 –

DEADLINE: November 22, 2011

The City of Helena is seeking interested citizens to serve on the following board:
Public Art Committee
One artist representative to serve on the Public Art Committee. The unexpired term will begin upon appointment and expire December 31, 2012.

This committee promotes community awareness of public art and will be involved in recommendations for providing public art in Helena. Goals and guidelines have been established to assist the committee members.
Applications are available at [see BOARD APPLICATION FORM at the bottom of Helena Public Art Committee page] or, by calling 447-8410. The form can be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 316 N. Park Avenue, Room 323, Helena, MT 59623 or emailed to: .
The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,November 22, 2011.

Helena Public Art Committee Seeks New Board Member

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all

I pulled a few of my favorite quotations and passages out from this great Utah news piece and related articles on public art past, present and future. I encourage a closer look at the entire article. KBH

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all
Published: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:29 p.m. MDT
By Carma Wadley, Deseret News

“Without art,” wrote George Bernard Shaw, “the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

“The goal, says Glenn [Utah Arts Council], “is to take art out of galleries and make it a part of our everyday experience. It adds a human touch to our state facilities.”

“With public art, you don’t want something that needs a decoder ring. Yet, it has to be able to sustain more scrutiny over time.”
The best public art, says O’Connell, offers “something to hang emotions of your own on. It also works as a catalyst for interaction between people. It’s there almost as a third member of the conversation to help stimulate talking, stimulate thinking.”

Investment in future

Public art has not been without controversy. Among the most famous examples of art that was not liked when it was first installed are the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the sculpted lions in front of the New York Public Library.
A minimalist sculpture titled “Tilted Arc” was removed from a plaza in New York City in 1989 when nearby officeworkers complained it interfered with their work. A piece called “Traffic Light” installed at a roundabout in East London caused some disruption at first because people thought they were real traffic signals. But by 2005, a survey named it the favorite roundabout in the country.

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all

Public Art Opportunity in Butte

Applications are now being taken for the latest Percent for Art Program project

Natural Resources Building

(MBMG-Petroleum Engineering)
Montana Tech of The University of Montana
Butte, Montana
Montana Arts Council
Percent for Art Program

Eligibility: The call for artists is open to all Montana residents
Budget: Up to $43,200

Contact: Kim Baraby Hurtle, Program Manager

The online application process will close 11:59 p.m. MST on July 18th, 2010.

Public Art Opportunity in Butte