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Calls for art around Texas


Art @ The Domain – Fall 2016

Austin, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/23/2016
DEADLINE: 7/11/2016

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 10/15/2016 – 10/16/2016

A small boutique Art Festival featuring 80 fine artists and contmporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street in the middle of The Domain in the affluent hi tech-corridor Northwest Austin. Art@The Domain in Austin is a great way to expand your Texas art sales in October. We welcome both the national traveling artist, regional artists as well as local Austin artists.

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the fifth year for the fall show and the ninth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 43,000 residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue with more than one million square feet of restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 6 years ago and is growing rapidly.

Austin is also a major center for high-tech industries. Apple, Intel, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Google all have offices here. It’s eclectic and diverse and Austinites have a reputation for being supportive of the arts and of independent businesses.

Contact Donna Downing
: Beeville
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Submission Requirements:
Deadline: June 1
Format: Digital or Photograph. Artists may submit up to two entries – only one will be chosen for the exhibition.
Entry Confirmation: June 10
Delivery Dates: July 1 – 11
Exhibition Opening: August 6, Noon – 2:00pm
Exhibition Closing: August 26
Art Work Pick-up: August 27 – September 3Artists do not have to be native Texans, but must be working in Texas. Content should not include nudity, political statements, profanity or other such depictions that may be considered offensive. For other presentation requirements, please see entry form at: http://bamtexas.org/texasartistsexhibit.html


Contact Emily Wilkinson
: Lubbock
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The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a mural to be placed on the wall near the entrance to the newly remodeled Industrial Engineering building, opening in January 2017. Public art needs to take up a large part of the wall shown in the attachments.This project will repurpose the former Petroleum Engineering Building for use by the College of Engineering’s Industrial Engineering Department for relocation and consolidation of their academic and research programs, and the department’s faculty and staff offices.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions.

Ideal submissions will create a mural that celebrates Industrial Engineering. The most distinctive aspect of this discipline is the flexibility it offers. Whether it’s shortening a rollercoaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, these challenges share the common goal of saving companies’ money and increasing efficiencies.

Industrial engineering studies the design and operation of production and service systems and the people who operate in these systems. Industrial engineers use the information and techniques from physical, mathematical, biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences to plan, control, design, and manage complex organizations and systems. Industrial engineering applies the laws of the physical sciences to designing and operating systems in which products are produced and services are provided, as well as to considering the behavior of people as they operate in these systems.

This art installation will not only serve as a beacon to the building’s entrance, but will also give passersby an idea of the use of the facility. Submitting artists should consider lighting and other elements that will draw attention to the mural at various times throughout the day. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist may have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

Artists should keep in mind that this is a public location, visible at all times and exposed to all weather conditions in Lubbock. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.

Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Budget: $33,500

Deadline: June 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Central)

See full RFQ here: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=124369
Apply here: http://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=928
View our current collection on our website at http://texastech.edu/publicart

Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Police Department
Exterior Sculpture at Southwest Police StationDeadline: Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (CST)
Budget: Up to $200,000
Location: Houston, TX
Eligibility: National

1. Summary
Through a contract with the City of Houston General Services Division (GSD), Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is charged with managing the selection process for the commission of an artist or artist team to develop sculpture for the exterior space of the Houston Police Department’s (HPD) Southwest Police Station. HAA is also charged with contracting the finalist to complete the project.

Goals for the Southwest Police Station project include the following:
*To create a world class art collection for the HPD system with high-caliber art by artists from Houston, the region, and the world.
*Artwork reflects HPD’s vision to be a vital member of a dynamic and diverse local, national, and global community; family friendly; art that is suitable for all HPD locations.
*Works that reflect HPD’s mission, values, and guiding principles.
*Works that are regarded as an excellent addition to the City of Houston Art Collection.

2. Budget
The project has an anticipated total budget of up to $200,000 for an exterior sculpture. The contract will be inclusive of all work including, but not limited to, design proposals, artists fees, design, engineering, permitting, insurance costs for each year of the project, lighting and lighting software, studio and project administration, travel, fabrication, materials, installation, and required documentation.

3. Mission of the Houston Police Department
This mission of the Houston Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace and provide a safe environment.

4. Values of the Houston Police Department
*Preserve and advance democratic values.
*Improve the quality of community life.
*Improve the quality of work life.
*Demonstrate professionalism.

5. Guiding Principles of the Houston Police Department
*Life and individual freedoms are sacred.
*All persons should be treated fairly and equitably.
*The role of the police is to resolve problems through the enforcement of laws and not through the imposition of judgment or punishment.
*The neighborhood is the basic segment of the community.
*Because law enforcement and public safety reflect communitywide concerns, the police must actively seek the involvement of citizens and residents in all aspects of policing.
*The fundamental responsibility of the department’s employees is to provide quality services to the citizens and residents of the city of Houston.
*The department’s employees are its most valuable asset.
*Employee involvement in department activities is essential for maintaining a productive working environment.
*Employees shall be treated fairly and equitably in recognition of basic human dignity and as a means of enriching their work lives.
*The department and each of its command, offices and divisions shall strive to reflect the ethnic and cultural makeup of the community it serves.

6. Additional Criteria for Civic Art from the Houston Police Department
*Civic Art should be designed to welcome the visitor and promote a calming and comfortable experience from the moment of arrival. This notion of calming is important for areas outside the building and must continue to the interior space.
*The development of Civic Art projects should consider the Department’s values as stated above and enhance the idea of the facility as a ‘beacon of safety,’ express the dignity of law and convey fairness and access to justice.
*Works will be located in publicly accessible areas
*Works will be sensitive to the local context, geography, culture and history

7. Art Opportunities/Draft Scope of Work
1. Exterior Sculpture: A sculpture located on the landscaped area of the building at the corner of Brookston and Nitida. The work will be a welcoming beacon to the community.
2. Lighting and planters may be an element in the work
3. See the provided site plan for more information. This is also available at houstonartsalliance.com, on the Civic Art + Design page, under Artist Opportunities.

8. Evaluation Criteria
*Artistic quality: artists or artist-led teams are of the highest artistic caliber as demonstrated by examples of past work.
*Responsiveness: proposal successfully addresses the overall goals of the project, including creating an inviting space for visitors.
*Demonstrated Technical Abilities: applicants demonstrate that the artist or artist-led team has the necessary capability to accomplish all artistic, technical, budgetary, and engineering aspects of the project and to have the project meld successfully with the space and the architecture.
*Project Management Ability: applicants demonstrate that they have the ability and the capacity to complete the project on a very tight schedule and within budget. Applicants demonstrate their ability to successfully collaborate with the architects and the contractor and sufficient relationships with potential vendors and manufacturers.

9. Eligibility
*Artists in the United States are eligible to apply. Houston-area artists and artist—as well as artists living in and around the neighborhood of the Southwest Police station—are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Subcontractors may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including but not limited to construction, fabrication and/or assembly for portions or all of a finished product under direct supervision and control of an artist.
*Staff members, board members, advisory board members, City Council members and/or family members of either Houston Arts Alliance or the City of Houston are ineligible to apply.
*Artists or other entities that are currently under contract—or in contract negotiations with Houston Arts Alliance for projects of over $100,000—are ineligible to apply.
*Applications not meeting all eligibility criteria will be withdrawn from consideration.

10. Application Requirements
1. Resumes or company information of artist(s) and team members (3 page maximum each)
2. Letter of intent: including contact information and a description of how the artist or artist team meets the criteria listed in the RFQ (1,000 word maximum)
3. Biography/artist statement (500 word maximum)
4. Work examples: Digital images of works that demonstrate the above criteria (Only JPEGs up to 5 MB in size, 20 maximum)
5. Image list: including artist, title, year completed, dimensions, material, and budget or price (as applicable) for each image selected in your portfolio
6. Contact information for three professional references (no more than one page)

All documents should be in at least a 12 point font, single-spaced, with at least a ½” margin.

11. Submission
To submit, visit houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit.

12. Timeline – All dates are subject to change
*Monday, May 23, 2016: RFQ released
*Monday, June 20, 2016: RFQ submission deadline
*By Monday, June 27, 2016: RFQ notification; RFP released to finalists
*Monday, July 25, 2016 (Final Date TBD): RFP Deadline
*By Friday, July 29, 2016: RFP selection panel (including artists in-person presentations)
*By Sunday, July 31, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Civic Art Committee
*By Friday, August 5, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Board of Directors
*By Friday, August 12, 2016: Selected artist presented to Houston Police Department for approval
*By Friday, August 19, 2016: Finalist notified in writing by HAA
*By Monday, August 29, 2016: Contracting complete
*September 2016 – July 2017: Project development, fabrication, and installation

13. Contact
Sara Kellner, Director of Civic Art + Design
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77019

Submit questions in writing, via email, no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5 p.m. (CST) to civicart@haatx.com. Questions will be answered, as they are received, and no later than Friday, June 17, 2016.

The Southwest Police Station Landscape Plan can be found here:http://www.artshound.com/sites/artshound.com/file/RFQ%20-%20HPD%20Southwest%20Station%20Landscape%20Plan%283%29.pdf


2016 Western Trappings on The LlanoVIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2016)
Event Dates: 10/7/16 – 11/19/16
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16
A 44 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.



Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2016VIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council)
Event Dates: 8/29/16 – 2/20/17
Entry Deadline: 7/5/16

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Fall 2016 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and



Art on the Creeks 2016

Rogers, Arkansas
DEADLINE: 6/1/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/1/2016 – 10/1/2016

The 5th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tents provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place.  Last year’s event doubled in size with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience is primed to buyand appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!

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