Calls for Artists around Texas & Neighboring States

CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7916
October 17, 2020 – November 20, 2020
5&J Gallery: 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
CASPFEST: ART+FILM+POETRY+MUSIC
October 17, 2020 [physical, plus virtual & broadcast]

Fee: $15.00 (CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 8/17/20
Presented by Charles Adams Studio Project, CASPFEST is a celebration of art, film, poetry, & music, which aims to showcase exceptional contemporary arts. The national art exhibition is juried by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. a letterpress printer, papermaker, & builder of artist’s books currently based in Detroit, Michigan. This is the second annual event of its kind, & will take place both at the 5&J Gallery in Lubbock, Texas & also be virtually accessible. 


American Contemporary Craft: National Juried Exhibition

Fee: $20.00 (American Contemporary Craft: National Juried Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 8/31/20
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7956
LHUCA seeks artists utilizing traditional and innovative craft techniques while maintaining contemporary relevance and broadening the interest of craft as a modern medium.


Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival 2020 Event Dates: 11/13/20 – 11/14/20 Notification Date: 9/5/20 Winnsboro, Texas Fee (Jury Fee): $20.00 Deadline: 8/30/20


Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2021 produced by Art Colony Association Event Dates: 3/26/21 – 3/28/21 Houston, Texas Fee (Application Fee): $45.00 Deadline: 9/1/20


Public Works Expansion – City of Frisco, TX

Call Type: Public Art
Entry Deadline: 9/3/20
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7963
The City of Frisco, TX seeks qualifications from artists to be considered for a Public Works Expansion public art opportunity.

The Public Works facility located at 11300 Research Rd., Frisco, TX 75033 will undergo an expansion to accommodate a growing department that oversees streets, traffic operations, water utilities, stormwater, irrigation, right of way management, and environmental and engineering services in Frisco. The artist chosen for this project will be commissioned to create an interactive and educational artwork demonstrating the work undertaken by staff to develop and maintain Frisco’s infrastructure. This work zone should depict construction and/or repairs in a progressive storyline format. Informative texts and the use of real construction materials and/or decommissioned equipment are encouraged.  


AASH Vol4

Fee: $30.00 (AASH Vol4)
Entry Deadline: 10/4/20
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7913
AASH stands for Arcadia Art SHow – an international juried art show hosted in the Arcadia Theater in historic dowtown Tyler, Tx, which is currently the headquarters of Martin Walker Law firm. This is a 4th edition of the event and is juried by Giovanni Moretti, an Italian art dealer and gallerist. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installations, video and audio artwork will be considered.
Chash prises: $500 Best in Show; $300 Runner Up: $300 People’s Choice.
More info at Arcadia Art Show


Name of Call: Austin Fire Dept/Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service Embedded Artist
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 10/1/20

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission multiple artists to create a permanent public artwork for services stations related to fire and emergency medical services.

AIPP seeks qualifications for professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live and work in the Austin metropolitan area, defined as Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties. Six artists will be selected to embed with the AFD and EMS station crews and engage in outreach to the surrounding community for inspiration in creating their artworks. Each artist will be paired with a station or stations to outline their time. AIPP will work with the six selected artists as an artist cohort to collaboratively support each other and collectively adhere to best practices in community engagement and public art. Artists will be expected to form a working relationship with each other as well as the AFD/EMS staff and AIPP staff. The artist budget for each of the six commissions is $100,000.


Name of Call: LSMSA (Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts)
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $260,000
Deadline: 9/5/20

About the LSMSA The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Art is a residential high school located on the campus of Northwestern State University, bordering the Kisatchie National Forest. LSMSA offers college-level courses to Louisiana’s most gifted and talented high school students from across the state. LSMSA’s curriculum embraces cross-curricular learning as students take advanced courses in all academic areas.

The faculty are highly committed to their fields, and 85% of the School’s faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their teaching discipline. The faculty is innovative, at times holding class outside or hiking with students in Kisatchie Forest, providing experiential learning opportunities in all subject areas.

LSMSA proposes that the artwork acquired should both celebrate and represent Caroline Dormon and the many educational disciplines currently offered at LSMSA. The Dormon Collection and permanent archives are located at the Eugene Watson Memorial Library of Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

About Caroline Dormon LSMSA is excited to propose that the art installations should both celebrate and afford the school an opportunity to represent the many educational disciplines represented in Dormon’s life and working, including visual arts, humanities, and life sciences, as well as her advocacy for local Native American communities and cultures. Caroline Dormon made monumental contributions to the conservation of Louisiana’s natural and cultural resources. A passion for plants, old-growth forests, coupled with strong kinship with Native Americans, shaped Dormon’s life and work. Now, Caroline Dormon is considered the state’s first true conservationist, whose efforts helped protect Louisiana’s vast natural and cultural treasures.


Name of Call: San Antonio River Authority Campus: Design Team Artist
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 9/4/20

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) seeks to commission an artist to participate on a design team for the River Authority’s new campus in downtown San Antonio. The new campus is currently in the beginning phases of design and is scheduled to be complete in late 2021. It is also located within walking distance to the new San Pedro Creek Culture Park and the award-winning River Walk along the San Antonio River. The selected artist is expected to work closely with River Authority staff and its consultants to develop an interactive and educational component as part of a prominent Low Impact Design (LID) feature at the entrance to the main facility. Other opportunities may arise depending on the direction of the overall campus design. More information about the San Antonio River Authority can be found at www.sariverauthority.org.


Name of Call: Texas A&M University Announces Art Competition to Honor Matthew Gaines
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $150,000
Deadline: 8/30/20

Texas A&M University is announcing an open competition for professional artists or artist teams to commission a site specific public art installation commemorating contributions made by Matthew Gaines, Washington County’s first African American state senator, and the 12th Texas Legislature.


Name of Call: Little Rock Airport Terrazzo Floor Artwork, Arkansas
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $10,000
Deadline: 8/23/20

CALL FOR ARTISTS CLINTON NATIONAL AIRPORT TERRAZZO FLOOR ARTWORK PROJECT

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) is interested in commissioning an artist or artist team for an artwork opportunity in the recently renovated airport. The opportunity is for a site-specific terrazzo floor artwork located in the concourse exit area. The project should celebrate the natural beauty of the region and welcome people to Little Rock and Arkansas.

Selected artist will create a custom design for the floor and LIT will contract for fabrication and installation. The selected artist will receive a design fee of $10,000. A separate budget will be set for fabrication and installation and will be paid by the Airport.

To be eligible, artists must currently reside in Arkansas or have lived, worked or studied in the state.

There is an additional artwork opportunity at LIT for a wall-mounted artwork. To be considered for both projects, artists will have to apply for both opportunities separately.

Up to three (3) finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals for this opportunity. Submissions are due August 23, 2020.


Name of Call: Little Rock Airport Wall Artwork, Arkansas
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 8/23/20

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) is interested in commissioning an artist or artist team for an artwork opportunity in the recently renovated airport. The opportunity is for the design and possibly fabrication and installation of a site-specific wall-mounted work or installation project located on a curved wall in the concourse exit. The project should celebrate the natural beauty of the region and welcome people to Little Rock and Arkansas.

Selected artist, or artist team, will design a custom site-specific artwork that will be fabricated from durable, low maintenance materials. The selected artist will receive a design fee of $10,000. An additional budget (estimated at $90,000) will be set for fabrication and installation and will be paid by the Airport. Based on the selected artist’s concept proposal, and in consultation with the artist, LIT may contract for the fabrication and installation with an outside contractor or may contract with the selected artist for fabrication and installation.

To be eligible, artists must currently reside in Arkansas or have lived, worked or studied in the state.


LSMSA (Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts)

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Entry Deadline: 9/5/20
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/agreetoterms.php?ID=7521
Event Dates: 0/0/00 – 0/0/00
The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement interior and exterior, site-specific sculptures or installations of original design for the Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts located in Natchitoches, LA. Full proposals are not required at this time; please only submit required materials. This commission is open nationally to professional artists 18 and over.
VIEW FULL CALL HERE


Louisiana Crafts Guild Membership

Call Type: Member
Eligibility: Regional
State: Louisiana
Fee: $30.00 ( Louisiana Crafts Guild Membership)
Entry Deadline: 12/31/20
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7478
Event Dates: 0/0/00 – 0/0/00
Number of Applications Allowed: 20

The Louisiana Crafts Guild is a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States. Membership is open to traditional and contemporary 3D artists in all styles and mediums. Additionally, the Louisiana Crafts Guild accepts applications from printmakers, photographers, and painters whose work represents and evokes the cultural traditions of Louisiana. Louisiana Crafts Guild members may consign work to galleries in New Orleans and Lafayette, LA, are automatically juried into the monthly Arts Market of New Orleans, participate in member only exhibits, and receive discounts and priorities in participating arts markets. Membership is $120 a year. 


Prospectus #254 US Native and Indigenous Artists Purchase Initiative

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 8/31/20
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6551

New Mexico Arts’ Art in Public Places program announces the 2019 US Native and Indigenous Artists Purchase Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to diversify the state’s public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers who identify as members of a Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native tribe or community. The project is open to Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native artists who reside in the United States as well as galleries in the U.S. who sell the work of Native Artists. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency, so long as the artist identifies as a member of a Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native tribe or community.


Prospectus #260 Acclaimed Artist Purchase Initiative

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 9/30/20
apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7781

Prospectus #260 Acclaimed Artist Purchase Initiative

New Mexico Arts’ Art in Public Places program announces the 2020 Acclaimed Artist Purchase Initiative. The objective of this initiative is to diversify the state’s public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers. The call is open to artists who reside in and galleries that are located in the Southwest: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. Artists or galleries are invited to submit qualifications as well as three professional quality images of artwork completed and available for purchase. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency.


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