Artist Vendor Applications Now Open for Plano Artfest 2017
Plano Artfest would not exist without artists and vendors like you! This year’s Artfest is a 2 day event taking place onApril 22nd and 23rd. If you are interested in being aninstallation artist or an art, food, or commercial vendor, please click the link below to see exhibition details and fill out the Artist Vendor Application.
Thank you! We are so excited for Plano Artfest 2017!
Volunteer for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival! April 7, 2017 – April 9, 2017
The Deep Ellum Village will take place in the heart of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, and we’re looking for individual volunteers and groups of volunteers to get involved. Sign up for one shift or sign up for many! You can sign up here
The FWCAC is looking for up to 50, Dallas-Fort Worth artists to participate in this year’s event. Some artists will set up booths along Crockett street and others will hang and set up in one of our spacious store fronts on that block. Please specify if you have a preference or are incapable of providing an outdoor setup. We welcome submissions of all disciplines and encourage artists to have an interactive element, which can include live demos, visitor projects, experimental collaboration, etc.
Fee and Set-up
The booth fee is $25/booth, payable upon acceptance and a $5 application fee. West7th will provide wifi and electricity for each artist booth. Artists are responsible for bringing their own 10×10 tent (please bring weights for tent) and booth set-up, including equipment and credit card processing system. Each booth outside is 10×10 feet and artists who are interested in displaying outside are encouraged to submit a booth photo from a previously setup. Artists will be provided in advance with a Load-in schedule between 6AM – 9AM on event day. Break down will be after 10PM. There will be volunteer assistants to help with load-in and load-out. There will be stages for bands and performers. Attendance is expected to surpass last year’s 3000+ visitors. Space is limited so do not hesitate to apply!
Bring out your children’s artistic talents at a special Valentine’s-themed ArtROCKS! inspired by the work of Keith Haring, an American artist known for his bold and vibrant pop-graffiti art reflective of 1980s street culture. Children can create their own masterpieces with Sour Grapes, the Dallas-based graffiti collective, and other local artists, dance along to tunes from DJ Jose G and experience the colorful Frank Gehry Left Twist Cubes provided by Design Within Reach. Free admission NorthPark Center
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, Texas 75225
NorthCourt, located on Level One between Nordstrom and Macy’s
Dallas Arboretum Presents Artscape Reimagined 2017 With More than 100 Artists
DALLAS, Texas (January 24, 2017) — From April 29 to 30, the Dallas Arboretum hosts Artscape Reimagined 2017, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale that brings together more than 100 outstanding artists from around the country in one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, according to Architectural Digest. A special members preview will be held on April 28 before it opens to the public April 29 and 30.
Artscape Chair Kaki Hopkins said, “Set amidst an explosion of spring color, Artscape will transform the Dallas Arboretum’s Pecan Grove into a unique gallery of artistic creations. The event offers our guests the opportunity to both view and acquire beautiful works of art.”
The show features a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography, fiber, ceramics and more. This year’s event features a significant increase in the number of artists showing and selling fine arts and crafts. New this year will be a University Zone with artwork from students and faculty. In addition, Dallas galleries will display and sell select artwork in the historic DeGolyer House.
In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy ZimSculpt, a world renowned exhibition of modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures, which will also be beautifully incorporated in the garden as the largest collection ever featured in the southern U.S. with more than 100 hand-carved pieces, which are available to view and to purchase. Two Zimbabwean artists will also demonstrate their artistry as they carve stone into modern sculptures.
On May 12 at 6 p.m. at Dallas Arboretum’s Rosine Hall, Artscape continues with an inaugural celebratory awards dinner and auction to honor a top arts contributor. Betty Crawford and Frankie Horn are co-chairing the dinner, and Heritage Auctions will host the live and online auctions.
Led by Hopkins, key committee members include David Dike of David Dike Fine Art; Brian Shivers, Dallas Arboretum past board chairman; Patricia Meadows, well known arts consultant and appraiser; Robert Bellamy of Robert Bellamy Designs; Salvador Impastato of Studio Outside; Michael Faircloth of Michael Faircloth Designs; Gail Sachson of Ask Me About Art; Judy Gibbs and Michael Jenkins, both community leaders, among others. More information can be found at http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/artscape.
A members-only preview will take place on Friday, April 28 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Reservations will be required. Members will have a chance to preview and shop at a sneak peek before Artscape opens to the public on Saturday, April 29.
Among many artists of note who have juried into this year’s show include Brad Oldham (sculpture); Jim Bowman, Carlyn Ray (both glass); Elizabeth Anyaa, Valerie Guignol (both fiber); and Lynn Armstrong (ceramics).
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. Visit dallasarboretum.org or Facebook for more information.
Location: Round Up Inn (downstairs) in the Amon G. Carter Exhibits Center, directly across the street from the Museum of Science and History. The Exhibits Center is part of the Will Rogers Memorial Center complex located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.
Parking: Will Rogers Memorial Center charges a nominal fee for parking. For more details, please link with the official website and FAQ’s. (See Map Below)
The event started in the fall of 2010 and was quickly followed by a spring event in 2011. The first shows were coordinated by the Etsy Fort Worth Team leadership, however there was a change in leadership soon after, and the Cowtown Indie Bazaar was put on hold until 2014 when North Texas M.A.D.E. took over the organization and brought this amazing handmade shopping event back to life.
You are invited to celebrate this festive season with us at our annual Christmasfest on Hart Street. Find beautifully hand crafted gifts to give or collect. Share some holiday fare. Bring family and friends. New to our weekend, we are featuring an emerging artist, Elle Godley. Our resident glass blowers will be demonstrating their skill Friday evening, weather permitting. We look forward to seeing you.
Allen Arts Festival 2017 will be held during the Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-17 at Watters Creek, a popular shopping and dining destination in Allen, just north of Dallas. About 100 juried artists, local and regional, representing art in 14 media categories will have their booths lined up along the streets in front of retail stores in the beautiful 52 acres of mixed used development with walkable spaces and kids play area featuring a running creek and public art. Live music, children’s art activities, food trucks and much more is offered throughout the weekend.
Summary of Important Dates Application deadline: January 13, 2017
Jury: January 16-22, 2017
Jury Notification by Email: January 30, 2017
Artist Acceptance and Booth Fee deadline: February 26, 2017
Artist booth location and other information sent: April 15, 2017
The 11th annual Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s juried fine art and craft show and sale, is accepting applications through December9.
Mediums include painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography and more. The reimagined Artscape will be held in the Arboretum’s gardens and DeGolyer Gallery April 28-30, 2017. For an application or more information visit www.dallasarboretum.org/artscape. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a FREE indoor event. The family and pet-friendly event will be held March 4th & 5th in the Cattle 2 building at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Shop handmade & support your local economy with over 100 artists, crafters, designers, authors & gourmet food makers. Event also features a charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County. HSNT will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions throughout the event.
The 11th annual Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s juried fine art and craft show and sale, is accepting applications through Dec. 9. Mediums include painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography and more. The reimagined Artscape will be held in the Arboretum’s gardens and DeGolyer Gallery April 28-30, 2017. For an application or more information visit www.dallasarboretum.org/artscape. For more information contact email@example.com.
Shop for the Holidays early and support local artists
November 18-20, 2016
BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
521 E. Lawther Drive • Dallas, Texas 75218
Presented by the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center.
FRIDAY, November 18 – Preview Reception / Sale begins (7-9 PM)
SATURDAY, November 19 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM)
SUNDAY, November 20 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM) – Auction closes at 5 PM
The 2016 Art Mart and Silent Auction is a great place to get an early start on your holidays shopping while supporting local artists and the programs at the Bath House Cultural Center. More than fifty local and regional visual artists fill up the galleries, lobby, theater, and the studios in the lake level with a wonderful variety of paintings, photographs, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind wares.
Proceeds of the Bath House Art Mart and silent auction benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House, which support year-round visual and performing arts programs at the center. Purchases benefit everyone: patrons will take home one-of-a-kind artwork, while local artists and art lovers will be able to continue enjoying the arts at the neighborhood cultural center on White Rock Lake.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Sally Ackerman, Edna Arratia, Cynthia Bagwell, Marthalee Boles, Kathryn Boulet, Jan Byron, Pamela Cleveland, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Angelika Ejtel, Eliza Epstein, Barbara Erickson, Brad Foster, Fred Gardner, Jay Gardner , Ann Gaspari, Essie Graham, Rebecca Guy, Janice Hamilton, Karen Harris, Warren Paul Harris, Patti Haskins, Linda Hernandez, Tricia Hicks, Deana Hinchcliff, Shelli Hoggarth, Kenya Jones, Amy Justice, Cindy Kelley, Andrew Kochie, Leslie Kregel, Audrey Legatowicz, Lilli Lehtonen, Caleb Red Massey, Velkys Mayfield, Marcela Mihaloglou, Jo Moncrief, Nancy Munger, Teri Muse, Dagan Newland, Teresa Parsons, Lisa Payne, Eva Pena, Erin Reeves, Beth Ritter-Perry, Gail Roberts, Elisabeth Schalij, Hans J. Schnitzler, Heidi Seymour, Tom Seymour, Michael Smith, Cat Tatsch, Hector Teran, Terri Thoman, Marilee Vergati-Haynes, Tauma Wiggins, Heidi Williams, Debra Worrell Hernandez, and Carlos Zuniga.
Parking and admission to the Art Mart is free and open to the public.
The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
LOCATION AND HOURS:
The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday–Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at http://www.bathhousecultural.com
Allen Arts Festival is held every May at Watters Creek, a popular shopping and dining destination in Allen, just north of Dallas. About 100 juried artists, local and regional, will have their booths lined up along the streets in front of retail stores in the beautiful 52 acres of mixed used development with walkable spaces, kids play area, lush landscaping that includes a running creek, public art and upscale shopping and dining. Live music, children’s art activities, food trucks and much more is offered throughout the weekend. More information can be found at www.allenartsalliance.org
Art on the Greene takes place in Richard Greene Linear Park, which is located between The Texas Rangers Ballpark and Dallas Cowboys Stadium. With a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west, the park provides a great setting for an art festival with a great view and an atmosphere second to none!
Now in its 6th year Art on the Greene will feature up to 125 artists in one of thirteen different categories. With a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show is becoming a favorite for art lovers and collectors from Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities.
Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. Cottonwood continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park for both artist and patrons of the arts.
Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, brings together outstanding artists from around the country.
APRIL 28 – APRIL 30, 2017
Delight in the joy of spring at this amazing show, which features a variety of mediums including Painting, Sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography and more. Listed as one of the “15 most beautiful gardens in the world” by Architectural Digest, the Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for the show. The layout for the show is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. A blue ribbon committee has reimagined Artscape and is adding inventive, audience-pleasing elements for 2017.
Lots of excitement going on at Shanley House Gallery and the Lake Granbury Art Association for this weekend.
We will be participating in the Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts with TWO booths on the square. Our “Artist Working” booth will feature LGAA artists drawing and painting and the second booth will be geared for kids with make-it-and-take-it projects.
Be sure to stop by the other galleries on and just off the square as well. Many LGAA artists are featured in them and also look for our Plein Aire painters. Stop and visit or just watch them create a masterpiece.
After Saturday on the square, head on over to Shanley House Gallery for the reception and awards of the juried Fall Show. The event begins at 6:30pm. This is your chance to meet many of the artists represented in the show. Everyone is invited.
Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048
The fun starts this Saturday at noon and goes on until 6 pm. This is a FREE family-friendly event. There will be plenty of free parking in our garages.
The 2nd Annual Chalk Art Festival is back! After calling a raincheck due to weather conditions, the festivities are back on schedule, and artists are at the ready for a day “chalk” full of fun activities.
Come view elaborate chalk art designs by talented professional street painting artists at West 7th! Artists will begin at 12 p.m., so watch the pieces evolve as the day progresses.
In addition to the professional commissions, there will be an amateur artist competition. Prizes consisting of a combination of cash and gift cards for West 7th merchants will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as determined by a panel of judges. There will also be a People’s Choice award given.
The festivities of the Chalk Art Festival include:
-Evolution of a professional street painting mural (with time lapse videos played during awards ceremony)
-Amateur artist competition
-Children’s art area
-Awards ceremony at 5:30 pm
On September 10th, Art in the City of Haltom City will celebrate the night of Sept. 10th with the opening of our permanent gallery for our local artists. This event will be held at 3201 Friendly Lane from 1pm to 7pm. We will have local artists showing media of oil, acrylics, other mixed media, pottery, wood turning and gourds carving. The reception will be at 5pm to 7pm.
BENNIE WOOD, Watercolorist.
BRENDA STOLWYK Acrylics, Pencil.
DORIS MOBLEY, Mixed media.
PAM OLDHAM, Watercolorist.
PATRICIA JASPER,Water colorist.
WAVAH FORE, Watercolorist
WAYNE CLOWER, Wood Turner
ALAN SEIBENTHALL, Wood Turner
CAROL VAN NESS, Mixed medias
MICHELLE JOHNSON, Potter
SHEILA CAHILL, Oils and Gourds.
Plus a collection of the senior citizens works will be on display.
Artists, do not miss your opportunity to be a part of this juried art festival that showcases local, regional and national artists to art loving buyers from Arlington and surrounding cities. Deadline to apply is September 14th, 2016.
Categories: Ceramic, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media 2D & 3D, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.
For all the details on the application and how to apply, just click on either link below.
Bernadette Fuentes will be here in the gallery demonstrating marble making on a torch and presenting a trunk show featuring her fabulous jewelry.
Our own David Kittrell will be demonstrating how to build stained glass.
Here is a special sneak peak to one of the Summer Art Festival’s featured artists, Paul Walden. We documented his process of creating this canvas over the past week in his very unique style. Come see the finished product at the show this weekend!
And How Do You Get Here….
For those of y’all who have not yet visited us in our new locations…
The Gallery has moved in with Southwest Gallery
over in the North Dallas Design District at 4500 Sigma Rd (at Welch) in Dallas.
The Studio is now in Richardson, located at 1600 N Plano Rd in Suite #400. That’s at the corner of Plano Rd & Collins (tucked around the corner facing south).
Vendor fee of $25 + processing to secure a space no larger than a 6 foot table. Artists must provide own tables, display materials, easels, etc. Limitied spots are available!!! Submissions are NOW OPEN!!!
Huffhines Art Trails was created to provide local artists and craftsmen a venue to promote and sell their work. The show has grown since its humble beginnings to become one of the best arts and crafts shows in North Texas! Patrons will find a variety of Contemporary Crafts, Traditional Crafts, and Art in mediums that range from painting to pottery to glass to wood work to jewelry and even hand work.
Huffhines Art Trails features close to 160 artists and craftsmen! Now accepting artist applications through ZAPP! Application deadline August 15, 2016.
Located in the heart of Downtown Arlington, Texas, South Street Art Festival is the longest running art festival in the downtown district. We will be accepting both fine art and fine craft this year. The deadline to apply is September 14th, 2016. Jury Fee: $15.00. Artist applications: on-line Zapplication or paper application
Moya Art Events invites you to apply to the 4th Annual South Street Art Festival, in the heart of Downtown Arlington, Texas. On October 14, 15, 16,2016, the 4th Annual South Street Art Festival will be held on South Street between Mesquite and East Streets. Over 7500 art loving attendees fill the streets to see booth after booth of quality art from local, regional and national artists….and this year will be no exception.
June 17 | Dallas Arts District is closing the streets for our #free Summer Block Party 2016 with the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park, and Crow Collection of Asian Art. Participate in special activities including concerts, local brews, dance lessons, cinema, and much more!
Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2016 marks the 47th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!
Art@ Discovery Green – A small boutique Art Festival featuring 100 contemporary craft and fine artists selling their original works, located in the heart of Downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park. This juried 2-day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories. Discovery Green, an Urban Greenspace, opened in 2008, encompasses 12 acres and is surrounded by the George R. Brown Convention Center, hi-rise living, luxury hotels and downtown sports arenas. The park, which welcomed 1.5 million visitors in 2015, was named 4th best urban park in America in 2016 by USA Today. Already considered “Downtown’s new backyard”, this dynamic park includes 2 restaurants, kids play area, man-made lake, 2 dog runs, multiuse amphitheater, event lawn and more.
Art@Discovery Green is produced for The Discovery Green Conservancy by festival director Lynette Wallace, with over 25 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team. Artists needs are a top priority, offering continued hospitality with food/beverage and booth sitting.
Making its debut on November 5th & 6th , 2016, Art@ Discovery Green is destined to become a Houston art festival tradition. November in Houston is traditionally one of the nicest months of the year, with comfortable temperatures and people enjoying outdoor events. Discovery Green, always a destination for Houstonians will be transformed into a celebration of Art and the independent artist. This weekend was chosen to coincide with International Quilt…
– 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.
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
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.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
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
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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
Sara Kellner, Director of Civic Art + Design
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77019
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Call Type: Unspecified
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.
Call Type: Residencies
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
– 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!
The festival is Saturday, May 7, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, May 8, 10 AM to 5 PM. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.
Now in its 47th year, the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 800 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, the prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.
Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.
On Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 – 6:00 p.m., the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts plays host to FRESH LOOK-A Woodworking Extravaganza. Held between the Main House and the Carriage House, the woodworking event showcases multiple wood venues such as refinishing, furniture facelifts, turning, carving, fretwork, jewelry, ornaments, inlays, block printing, etc.
Come for a stroll in downtown McKinney and spend some time browsing the vendors and wood artisans who are well known for their expertise in their field. A tour of the fretwork and turned banisters in the Main House will be held at 1:00 p.m. Location: 205 W Hunt Street, McKinney, TX 75069. For more information, call the Heard-Craig Center at 972-569-6909.
Tickets are being sold for CHILDREN’s WOOD MAKING in the Carriage House and all other artisan events are at no cost. The Children’s Wood Making sessions start every hour, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (one event at 9:00, one at 10:00, one at 11:00, one at 1:00, one at 2:00, etc). The workshop cost, per child, is $9.00 and tickets must be purchased in advance so that supplies can be ordered. On the ticket page, select which time slot your child will be attending. While your child is creating a wood project, you can stroll leisurely through the Heard-Craig property, meeting the wood artisans and talking with experts in their field.
Additionally, there will be woodworking DEMOS on the Main Stage in front of the Carriage House. The Demos start at 10:00 a.m. and run each hour. Demos are FREE and open to the Public. We do encourage registration for the free demos for planning purposes.
The beauty of art meets the beauty of nature at the Arboretum’s annual fine art and fine craft show and sale in the garden. This juried art fair features art that is of or about nature by artists from around the country. Guests will also enjoy artist demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun for all ages! Don’t miss the chance to see and buy from your favorite artists set amid a garden that has been listed as one of the top three most beautiful display gardens in the nation.
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District – the 2015 Dallas Art Fair featured 95 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. For more information about the fair, click here.
The Craft Guild of Dallas will present its Spring 2016 Show and Sale Friday, April 15th through Sunday, April 17th at its Studio and Exhibition space at 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254.
This event will showcase unique, one of a kind, handcrafted works of art made by members of the Craft Guild. You will see and have the opportunity to purchase artists’ works in jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art.
During the three-day Show and Sale, our studios will also be open and will feature live artist demonstrations.
The public is invited to attend the free opening night reception Friday evening, April 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring live music, refreshments, and a silent auction benefiting the Craft Guild of Dallas.
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