Calls for Public Art and Artists around Texas

The following public art calls are posted on PublicArtist.org & CallForEntry.org.


Name of Call: Request for Submissions – Artwork Designs for Main Street Marquee Houston, TX
Eligibility: State: TX
Budget: $2,000
Deadline: 7/9/18

On behalf of the Houston Downtown Management District (HDMD), Weingarten Art Group (WAG) invites artists living and working in Texas to submit digitally formatted artwork designs for temporary installation on the Main Street Marquee. The Marquee is a 40 x 60-foot (vertical x horizontal) art space that is affixed to the façade of 901 Main Street in downtown Houston’s Main Street Square. One design will be selected for a September 2018 installation that will be on view for 6 months.


Name of Call: Main and Mill Public Art, Lewisville, TX
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $60,000
Deadline: 6/29/18

The City of Lewisville has released a Request for Qualifications for artists who wish to work on a public art project as part of the Main & Mill Corridor beautification and enhancement project.

Main Street is the original east-west commercial corridor of the city, with some buildings still in use that were built in the 1850s. Mill Street is a north-south arterial street that intersects with Main Street at the central locus of the city’s historic downtown district, commonly called Old Town Lewisville. The city is actively trying to revitalize the historic downtown district.

In June 2002, the Lewisville City Council adopted the Old Town Master Plan to guide revitalization of the historic downtown district. That plan called for pedestrian-oriented development that included a mix of residential and commercial projects enhanced by public spaces, landscaping, and public art.

In April 2010, after significant public input, the Mill Street Corridor Plan was adopted. This plan showed Mill Street as a three-lane road with enhanced pedestrian and bicycle amenities. That same year, the city was awarded a $3 million grant from the North Texas Central Texas Council of Governments toward implementation of the plan.

The city adopted its Lewisville 2025 vision plan in 2014, reinforcing the concepts described in the Mill Street Corridor Plan and expanding them to include Main Street between the downtown district and the commuter rail station less than a mile away. Design schematics were developed in 2014-15, and finalized in September 2015. Input from impacted property owners led to some minor design changes, but the schematics now are complete and the project will go to bid this summer, with construction starting this fall.

The City is interested in commissioning an artist or group of artists to enhance the corridor project by celebrating the historic relevance of Old Town Lewisville and its significance to Lewisville.

Main and Mill Public Art

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 6/29/18
Days remaining to deadline: 15
Event Dates: 6/5/18 – 6/29/18

The City of Lewisville has released a Request for Qualifications for artists who wish to work on a public art project as part of the Main & Mill Corridor beautification and enhancement project.

The art project will consist of four uniquely designed benches, of a material and concept determined by the artist and approved by the Arts Advisory Board. The selection panel seeks a unique, one-of-a-kind art project that is appropriate for Old Town Lewisville and for the diverse community that will experience it. Considerations should include the historical nature of Lewisville and the community’s deep connection to a thriving outdoor environment. The City is interested in artists who can demonstrate experience using public art to tell a story relevant to the community.

The art project will be located along Main Street, east of Mill Street, with specific placements described below under Project Scope.


Name of Call: City of Odessa – Community Art Gallery
Eligibility: County: TX: Ector
Budget: $1,000
Deadline: 6/15/18

The City of Odessa and Odessa Arts are collaborating to select artwork by local artists to be displayed in the Community Art Gallery, located on the fifth floor of City Hall in Odessa. Selected works will be displayed in council chambers and various other locations on the fifth floor from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. Artwork must follow guidelines adopted by City Council, must be assembled and ready to hang on delivery to the City of Odessa. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the City of Odessa may exercise it’s privilege to purchase one of the pieces to grow it’s permanent collection.


Name of Call: Request for Proposals: Conservation Services, City of Houston Art Collection, Centennial Gardens
Eligibility: City: TX: Houston
Budget: $0
Deadline: 6/29/18

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Houston Arts Alliance: Conservation Services for Works of Art in the City of Houston Art Collection, Centennial Gardens Sculptures

Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:59 PM (CST) Budget: To be determined Location: Houston, TX Eligibility: Professional Conservators in the Houston Area


Name of Call: Request for Proposals: Conservation Services for Works of Art in the City of Houston Art Collection
Eligibility: City: TX: Houston
Budget: $0
Deadline: 6/15/18

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Houston Arts Alliance: Conservation Services for Works of Art in the City of Houston Art Collection

Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018, 11:59 PM (CST) Budget: To be determined Location: Houston, TX Eligibility: Professional Conservators in the Houston Area


Public Installation for Health Care Environment

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Entry Deadline: 9/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 79
Number of Applications Allowed: 2
The art program for the caregiving environment of the hospital is designed to inspire hope, promote positive distractions and create an oasis for patients and visitors to the facility. The thematic story for submitted art selections should focus on the art mission statement relating to the natural environment, restful motion, and imagery that is appropriate for a healthcare environment; serving to create a window to another world that provides a much needed creative respite.

 

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