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THE BUSINESS OF ART: PUBLIC ART 101 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) Saturday, September 13, 2014

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THE BUSINESS OF ART: PUBLIC ART 101

at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC)
Saturday, September 13, 2014

DALLAS: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs announces the workshop The Business of Art: Public Art 101 for emerging artists interested in pursuing opportunities in public art. The workshop takes place Saturday, September 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204.Tickets are $25 in advance / $35 at the door, and include lunch and seminar resource materials. Tickets can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com or by calling 214-914-1099. The program is funded in part by The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts and ArtNewsDFW.com.

Public Art 101opens with a presentation about the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program, which includes information about submissions, proposal development, the selection process and contracting. A panel discussion will take place after lunch featuring presentations about public art opportunities by organizations, neighborhood associations and private institutions.

Speakers during the morning session include, Artists Brad Oldham, Carlos Donjuan and Art Garcia. Representatives from the Public Art Committee for the City of Dallas, John Spriggins and Aja Martin, and City of Dallas Public Art Manager, Kay Kallos, Ph.D. will also lead presentations.

The afternoon session provides information about additional public art opportunities with presentations by Pastor Demetri Cotton of the Goodwill Baptist Church Public Art Program, Aurora founders Joshua King and Shane Pennington, David Lyles with the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group’s Spare Parts Public Art Program, and Jeremy McKane with the Jeremy McKane Gallery. Resource materials will be available for participants at the conclusion of the workshop.

Public Art 101 is part of the Business of Art workshop series presented by the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) in partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Creative Arts Center, McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Proceeds from these events, in part, benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship Fund.
For more information, to request photos or additional information, please contact Meg Fullwood at 214-670-4428 or by email at Margaret.Fullwood@dallascityhall.com.


CITY OF DALLAS PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
The City of Dallas Public Art Program, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs, works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

CITY OF DALLAS/OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or www.creativeartscenter.org.

DALLAS ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION (DADA)
The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.

MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit the-mac.org for more information.

NORTH TEXAS BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

The North Texas BusinessCouncilforthe Arts(NTBCA)isanonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. We provide programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity and the development of new initiatives based in the arts.  BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. Business Council for the Arts was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit www.ntbca.org for more information.


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Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Dallas Police Department Launch Parking Meter Public Art Initiative

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DALLAS: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Police Department are initiating a pilot project of temporary public art that contributes to the visual enhancement of Dallas streets. Using existing parking meters in three locations identified throughout Dallas, selected artists will be commissioned for “creative interventions” such as decorative paint, removable graphics, or wrapping projects (i.e., yarn bombing or vinyl wraps) to enhance the exterior of parking meters. These creative interventions are to be temporary projects, with an expected duration of 6-12 months. After this term, the meter may be removed or repainted by another artist at the discretion of the City of Dallas.

The Office of Cultural Affairs will select three artists (or team of artists) for this project. Each artist will be responsible for a set of meter (10 meters) in the specified location. An honorarium of $50 per meter will be available for the selected Artist/Artists Team.

The locations identified for the project include: Elm Street, across from the Majestic Theater; Jefferson Blvd., near the Oak Cliff Cultural Center; and a location TBD in Deep Ellum.

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Project Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline – Friday, June 27, 2014 by 5 p.m.
  • Notification of Acceptance – Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Design Deadline – Thursday, July 17, 2014 by 5 p.m.
  • Painting Starts – Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Painting Finished – Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Submit Entries:

Please submit the following for consideration, to Jessica Trevizo.

2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204 or jessica.trevizo@dallascityhall.com

Entries may be submitted via mail, in person, or via email. Hand-delivered entries may be turned in during regular hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. Resume

2. Five (5) low resolution images of current artwork (72 dpi)

3. An artist statement of 100 words or less on what interests you about this project

4. Completed Artist Entry Form

5. Two concept sketches for the back and front of parking meters (See attached templates at the end of this document)

 

Meter Project Guidelines:

-Meter must be cleaned by artist prior to paint application; however, meter must not be sanded.

-If painting the meter, artist must use an oil-based enhanced exterior paint (such as Rustoleum or similar brand). To protect the art work, a finishing varnish should also be used.

-Once selected for this project, Artists will be asked to provide a sketch for each meter designed (10 meters per artist). We ask that in developing the meter designs, Artists follow these guidelines:

1. Do not use language or images that could be construed as offensive, lurid or obscene.

2. Do not depict material political or religious in connotation.

3. Do not include any type of merchant advertising or product endorsement.

4. Do not obstruct meter window or operational decal.

5. Do not paint over meter number, or coin slot.

 

-Meter “creative interventions” may occur at any time as long as it does not interfere with normal meter operation. The City of Dallas reserves the right to paint over any meter.

For more information or questions please contact Jessica Trevizo at jessica.trevizo@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-7952.

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ARTIST SEEKS BEXAR STREET VILLAGE COMMUNITY STORIES FOR NEW PUBLIC ARTWORK – Sat., May 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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DALLAS: The Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program and the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) announce a public meeting to bring members of the community together to meet artist Leticia Huerta who has been selected to create new artwork for the Bexar Street Village Streetscape. Huerta is seeking community input in an effort to gather stories and learn about the history and character of the Bexar Street neighborhood. The public meeting will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at the Turner Courts Recreation Center, 6601 Bexar Street, Dallas, TX 75215.

The Bexar Streetscape artwork will be located on a brick wall spanning 477 feet of the 6300-6400 block of Bexar Street, at the intersection of Bexar and Carrollton Garrett in South Dallas. The public art project is part of a community development program to revitalize the neighborhood, bringing new housing options, retail and office spaces, neighborhood services and job training to the Ideal and Rochester Park neighborhoods.

“The Bexar Streetscape will serve as a centerpiece for the Bexar Street Village Gateway community,” says Cobbie Ransom with the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP). “It will create a focal point for all of the exciting development that is taking place in the neighborhood.”

Leticia Huerta was selected for the position through the public art selection process which includes members of the Bexar Street community. She has extensive experience working on public art projects with architects, engineers, city planners and neighborhood groups.

“Leticia is a great choice for the Bexar Streetscape project,” says Maria Muñoz-Blanco, Director of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. “She has completed similar work integrating the environmental and architectural elements on the site and she is sensitive to the cultural and history of the communities where her work is installed.”

For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Margaret Fullwood at 214-670-4428 or by email at Margaret.Fullwood@dallascityhall.com.

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ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT PROGRAM (NIP)

Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) is a division of the City of Dallas Housing and Community Service Department. NIP provides a strategic approach to target and leverage public resources to achieve sustainable and visible community redevelopment in targeted areas.

ABOUT THE PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

The Public Art Program works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information go to: http://dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

 

 

 

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NEW ART INSTALLATIONS GREET HOLIDAY TRAVELERS AT DALLAS LOVE FIELD AIRPORT

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Two new public art installations will greet travelers to Dallas Love Field Airport at the terminal entrance this holiday season. Tom Orr’s “Intersected Passage” and Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s “Luminaria” are the latest additions to the Love Field Art Program, a collection of newly-commissioned, permanent public artworks at the airport.

“Dallas Love Field Airport is an important gateway to the City of Dallas,” says Department of Aviation Director, Mark Duebner. “The Love Field Art Program enriches the public travel experience and complements the airport modernization project.”

“These two new installations by Dallas artists recall the airport’s past and pay tribute to the future of aviation,” says María Muñoz-Blanco, Director of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. “They are representative of the strength and quality of artwork being created by artists in Dallas and throughout North Texas.”

Tom Orr’s “Intersected Passage” was inspired by the original 1958 entrance sign to Dallas Love Field Airport. The sign was restored earlier this year and reinstalled on April 1, 2013 at the corner of Denton Drive and Mockingbird Lane. Orr’s piece is a 17 foot tall structure made of colored and mirrored aluminum that arches over the walkway leading to the airport terminal.

Tom Orr is a Dallas-based artist whose work can also be seen at DFW Airport, in corporate collections in Dallas, and museums in Japan. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and exhibits his work at Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas. Additional information is available at http://www.tomorr.net/

Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s “Luminaria” is comprised of six, 10 foot tall, pierced stainless steel cylinders with fluorescent interior lighting. The Luminaria reflect an illumination of ideas and innovations underlying the technology critical to contemporary air travel. The patterns in each column represent computer technology, weather and mapping, routing, thermodynamics, Bernoulli’s Principle, and physics. The lights of the Luminaria will be in a test phase from dusk to dawn beginning Thursday, November 21 until they are turned on permanently, December 3, 2013.

Diana Goldberg’s background is in painting, printmaking and design. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University. Based in Dallas, her public art projects with husband Brad Goldberg can be seen throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. More information is available at
http://www.bradjgoldberg.com/

Julie Cohn was trained as a painter and print maker. A Dallas resident, she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Southern Methodist University. Her creative path includes work in jewelry, textiles and wall coverings, collaborations with architects, and public art. Both artists are from Dallas. Additional information is available at http://juliecohndesign.com/

The Love Field Art Program is made possible through a dynamic partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Department of Aviation, Southwest Airlines and the Love Field Modernization Program. The pieces in the Love Field Art Program were created by artists living in Dallas, the state of Texas and beyond. All of the artworks embrace themes of flight, the history of Dallas and Love Field Airport. When completed in October 2014, the Love Field Art Program will include 15 works of art, including 11 new commissions and 4 pieces that were original to the airport. The new airport also includes the Art Travelers Gallery, which will feature rotating exhibitions of artwork featuring educational institutions and arts organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. The Love Field Art Program is part of the City of Dallas Public Art Collection.

About the Office of Cultural Affairs
The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

About The Public Art Program
The Public Art Program works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

About Love Evolution
Love Evolution is the ongoing improvement process of Dallas Love Field as it undergoes a dramatic evolution these next few years. The Love Field Modernization Program (LFMP), focusing on construction, will transform our beloved airport and turn it into one of the nation’s premiere and modern airport facilities. The three original concourses will be eventually consolidated into one, centrally located concourse for all airlines. From more efficient travel to an increased number of airport concessions, the modernization program will create tremendous benefits for Love Field travelers. http://www.lovefieldartprogram.com/
Two new public art installations will greet travelers to Dallas Love Field Airport at the terminal entrance this holiday season. Tom Orr’s Intersected Passage and Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s Luminaria are the latest additions to the Love Field Art Program, a collection of newly-commissioned, permanent public artworks at the airport.

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