CALL FOR ARTISTS | A Celebration of American History: Americana/Folk Art, Western Art, Native American Indian Art

Call for Artists – Business Council for the Arts

A Celebration of American History: Americana/Folk Art, Western Art, Native American Indian Art

Deadline: November 25, 2019

Business Council for the Arts (BCA) is issuing a Call for Artists for an upcoming corporate art exhibition running January-April 2020. BCA invites artists residing in North Texas to submit original 2D artwork that aligns with the theme “A Celebration of American History” which extends into American/Folk Art, Western Art, Native American Indian Art and other artwork that explores the discovery and building of the Unites States of America. Artists must submit a minimum of (3) three and maximum of (5) five artworks.

Overview and Goals

BCA has partnered with a corporate leader in North Texas to bring a series of diverse and inclusionary art exhibitions to their Dallas headquarters. The purpose of these exhibitions is to spark meaningful dialogue among their many-varied teammates and friends and to remind their employees of the beauty of diverse voices in art as well as business. Additionally, this corporate arts program provides an opportunity for businesses to engage and enhance the arts and culture in our community by supporting local artists.

BCA was established in 1988 by Raymond Nasher and other civic leaders in North Texas. Our purpose is to encourage, connect, and stimulate businesses to support the arts in the workplace, in education, and in the community.

Artist Eligibility

Artwork is original and belongs to the artists

Artist must be 19 years or older

Artist must reside within North Texa

Artist must be available to attend in person a reception at the corporate headquarters and be comfortable briefly speaking about their work

Artwork Criteria

  • 2D artwork
  • Representational/figurative artwork
  • Original artwork of the artist
  • Must submit a minimum of (3) three and maximum of (5) five pieces of artwork for review
  • Artwork aligns with the exhibition’s theme “A Celebration of American History” which includes:
    • Americana/Folk Art
    • Western Art
    • Native American Indian Art
    • Artwork celebrating the discovery and building of the United States of America

Budget

Artist stipend: $1,000.00 per exhibition dependent upon the quantity and size of artwork provided. The corporate partner will cover the costs for professional art handlers to pick-up the artwork from the artist and deliver it to the corporate headquarters, install/de-install the artwork, and deliver the artwork back to the artist.

Selection Process

The selection panel for this project will consist of leaders from BCA and the corporate partner. The panel will review the submissions and recommended artist for the exhibition. The selected artist will work closely with BCA and the corporate partner for final artwork selection.

Schedule

Call for Artist Issued: Monday, October 21, 2019

Deadline for Artist Submissions: Monday, November 25, 2019

Artist Selection: Thursday, November 29, 2019

Exhibition Install: Early January 2020

Exhibition De-Install: April 2020

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ARTWORK

Questions

Abby Howard, Engagement and Creativity Manger, Business Council for the Arts abby.howard@ntbca.org

Submitted by Business Council for the Arts. Email: abby.howard@ntbca.org

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