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The Catholic Foundation Art Competition-A Year on the Plaza

Adriana Rivera and her work 2017

Come visit The Catholic Foundation’s 50th Year Anniversary gift to the people of Dallas, and see a new piece of art installed each fall in this unique urban oasis. Share the exciting upcoming 2018 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends.  $2500 first prize, plus your work will be on the Plaza Wall for one year.

Please Note: 2018 Submission Requirements:
No photography or computer generated art will be accepted.
Download 2018 Art Competition submission guidelines here

Deadline FOR SUBMISSION is August 23, 2018 at 3PM

The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900 square foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas. The Plaza is located at the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall. The Plaza is in a highly visible location to visitors to The Dallas Arts District and is also one of the sites on the “Public Art Walk Dallas.”

 

 

Submitted by The Catholic Foundation. Email: mdonnelly@catholicfoundation.com

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Buckner Terrace Public Art Call – deadline May 10

Public Art Project
Buckner Terrace – Skyline Neighborhood Plus Target Area

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams for consideration to design, fabricate and install a three-dimensional artwork at Everglade Park located at 5100 North Jim Miller Road. The selected artwork must reflect the diverse history of the Buckner Terrace neighborhood.
The Buckner Terrace – Skyline target area is located in District 7 within the boundaries of the Buckner Terrace neighborhood in Southeast Dallas. It is bounded by Jim Miller Road to the West, Military Parkway to the South, Buckner Blvd. and Big Town Blvd. to the East, and Interstate Highway 30 to the North. Project Budget: $9,500.00 for the project (artwork)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED – MAY 10 2018

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48 Hour Fresco call for artists

Submission deadline: May 13, 2018

https://vimeo.com/250177753

For details see

https://westvillagedallas.com/art/48-hour-fresco/

Email: 48hourfresco@westvil.com

 

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Hands on Public Art Workshop April 21 at the Latino Cultural Center

Join us on April 21st!

Artists’ Hands on Public Art Workshop

8:30am – 4pm

Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, Texas 75204

Learn to navigate the Public Art Process with ease and success!Who: The North Texas Public Art Administrators are working together to bring training to artists in the region with an intensive Mock Public Art workshop.

What: North Texas Public Art Consortium is a 1-day intensive training for visual artists who are interested in working in the public realm but have never done so before.
  All participants receive a basic training in regional public art practice. Artist teams will participate in a hands on Mock Public Art project. Topics include: how to respond to the call for artists, how to use community input, crafting a proposal, and appearing before a selection panel. Throughout the experience, artists will hear from engineers, architects, fabricators, safety professionals, and conservators.
Spring Workshop

Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204

When: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 21

Spring Workshop Fee $25 includes lunch and material. Scholarships are available

Fort Worth Fall Workshop (information to follow)

Resource Material will be emailed before the workshop.  Please review all information before attending.

Eligibility

Public Art Consortium is open to artists living in North Texas Counties: (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise and Grayson County)

Applicants should have an interest in exploring the presentation of their work in public settings and an interest in community-building or enhancing the extant environment. Must be 18 years of age. Must have a studio practice.

 Space is limited.

 

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Call for ART to be placed on Henderson Ave – ART ON HENDERSON 2018

Art On Henderson 2017 Winner Jeffie Brewer – Bunny, 120″x36″x36″

CALL FOR SCULPTURE ON HENDERSON AVE
DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2018OPEN FOR TEXAS SCULPTORS ONLY!

It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson (formerly Henderson Art Project) has been going on now for eight years.


We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for 2018.

Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 7 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, in Dallas, Texas.

The 7 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a Juried vote.

In addition to the stipend, the winning prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,500

Please click here for details and to download the application.

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art extended

Keller Public Arts has extended its call for Texas artists until April 13, 2018. If you haven’t had a chance to submit your entries, now is the time to do it! All entries must be received by the new deadline. Only Texas artists will be considered. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. View all the details at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts. Submissions must be made through CaFE.

 

Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Apply for Fort Worth Public Art Pre-Qualified Artist Lists

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Entry Deadline: 5/21/18

As recommended by the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, a new pre-qualified list of artists will be established for upcoming projects. Fort Worth Public Art has two separate categories within the 2018 Pre-Qualified List of Artists based upon artists’ residency and experience in Public Art. Each list has a separate application process and will be reviewed by the panel independently. The Pre-Qualified Public Artist Lists includes eligible local, regional and national artists and assists and expedites artist selection processes. With the upcoming 2018 Bond Election, there is the opportunity for many new Public Art Projects at locations such as parks, libraries, community centers and streets.

 

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Even more calls for artists around Texas

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018 presented by Art Colony AssociationHouston, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/28/2018
DEADLINE: 6/3/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $45.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2018 – 10/14/2018

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About Bayou City Art Festival Downtown- October 13-14, 2018

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events. The jury for this festival takes place at the Art Colonoy Association, Inc. offices by an invited panel of artists, collectors and industry professionals. The festival has been consistently ranked among the top 25 in Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best.

  • Bayou City Art Festival has a demonstrated history in strong sales for artists.
  • A Sophisticated outdoor gallery under the iconic Houston skyline, transforming the streets of downtown into artistic avenues bursting with color and culture.
  • National studies show Houstonians consistently have twice the discretionary income that workers in similar industries have around the country.
  • Now accepting up to 5 applications per Artist profile (See rules for more information)

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair 2018Ingram, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 4/2/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/30/2018

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In September 2018, the Hill Country Arts Foundation will relaunch the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair, after a hiatus of five years. The Fair will be on the foundation’s 13-acre campus in Ingram, Texas, just west of Kerrville.

The event is restricted to Texas artists and craftsmen.
Against a backdrop of the scenic Guadalupe River, between 2,000-4,000 attendees are expected to visit the Texas Arts & Crafts Fair Sept. 29-30, 2018. A VIP Preview and musical concert will be held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

The Hill Country Arts Foundation features a 720-seat outdoor amphitheater, 1,700-square foot art gallery, three art instruction studios, a printmaking studio and a ceramics studio with four kilns. Since 1959, the HCAF has provided community theatre, art workshops, art exhibitions, and visual and performing arts classes. Additionally, HCAF has become a top-ranked tourist destination with the addition of the Stonehenge II art installation.

Visit the HCAF website for more information.

Founded in 1972, this “official” state arts festival will feature a wide range of juried arts and crafts, favorite fair food offerings, entertainment and related educational and recreational activities.

To build upon the fair’s educational legacy, the 2018 event introduces a new feature called the “Art Exploration Zone.” This dynamic area will allow fairgoers to watch artists and craftspeople work, including an interactive area for children to make their own art.

For more information, visit the Fair…


Name of Call: City of Sugar Land Traffic Box Wrap Project
Eligibility:
Budget: $5,500
Deadline: 5/3/18

BEAUTIFYING SUGAR LAND’S STREETS The City of Sugar Land is seeking artists to aesthetically treat utility infrastructure throughout the community. Artists will be commissioned to transform traffic signal control boxes in Sugar Land from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art.


Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2018El Paso, Texas
OPEN DATE: 3/1/2018
DEADLINE: 6/8/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/17/2018 – 11/18/2018

Event Website
The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 49th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

Las Artistas is working with a professional marketing agency with arts and crafts event expertise to promote the show and is updating its website to provide exhibitors with additional exposure. El Paso is known as a community that supports, promotes and funds the arts. In fact, our extensive advertising budget is funded in part by the Texas State Commission on the Arts and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

This year, we are having a new section that we are calling Next Generation. This section of artists will be composed by local children under the age of 18. They will have a table displaying their pieces. This is part of an effort to build the art community in the area.

Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your work in a fun, festive environment!


 

Name of Call: TEMPO 2D: Temporary Mural Art Program
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $0
Deadline: 4/26/18

The City of Austin’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks qualifications from visual artists or artist teams to design, fabricate, install and de-install short-term mural artworks on pre-selected or artist-proposed City-owned sites.

• Artists will work with the community to realize their designs.

• Installation will take place in September 2018 and stay up for approximately one year.

• Murals may be hand-painted directly on the wall or surface, digitally-printed onto vinyl adhesives; or painted onto artist-created panels.

• Artists and designers who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to artists with lived experience in the neighborhoods in which they are proposing artwork.



12 Freedoms Gained Juried Art Show – Fort Worth Juneteenth Festival

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (12 Freedoms Gained Juried Show Fort Worth, Texas)
Entry Deadline: 5/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

In conjunction with the Juneteenth Festival host Unity Unlimited Inc.;  Armor Bearer MM is curating a call to artists. The call is to 18 old’s and up from Texas.  12 Freedoms Gained is accepting entries in nine categories.  Curator Tanya M. T. Starks.  Her challenge theme is 12 Freedoms Gained for the time period of 1865 – 1945.

Freedoms Gained:
To Birth & Name Children
To Do Business
To Dress
To Grow Food
To Marry
To Own
To Preserve History or Heritage
To Read & Write
To Serve in the Military
To Travel
To Vote, Legislate and Govern
To Worship


Cotton Boll Artfest
June 9 – 10, 2018
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum – Greenville, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/03/2018   Music: na

Phone: (903) 450-4502Email: amacm@att.netWeb: http://www.amacmuseum.comExhibitor Booths: tbaJuried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts
The Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum does many events year around and are excited to announce that the Cotton Boll ArtFest is coming back! This will be a juried show that will accept artists and craftsmen who create their own work. This event will take place on the beautiful museum grounds which is located just off the I-30 Interstate.

 


A Touch of Rust North Texas Spring Market
April 7, 2018
Wise County Fairgrounds – Decatur, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: until full   Music: na

Phone: (405) 501-0790Email: host@atouchofrust.comWeb: http://atouchofrust.comExhibitor Booths: 150Juried: yesPrize Money: No

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft, crafts, flea market, antique/collectibles
We host a fun and eclectic market event with local, creative and unique exhibitors offering handcrafted, vintage, retro, and junky-cute furniture, art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, and more. Vendor product must be at least 80% crafted or vintage. No DS or MLM. This is a ONE DAY event, so you don’t want to miss it!

Artfest
May 26 – 27, 2018
Jerry McDonald Field – Port Aransas, TX
Deadlines:   Art & Craft: 04/15/2018   Music: until full

Phone: (361) 749-7334Email: portaransasartcenter@gmail.comWeb: http://www.portaransasartcenter.orgExhibitor Booths: 60Juried: yesPrize Money: na

What’s allowed: fine art, fine craft
May 26 & 27, 2018 from 10am-7pm Saturday & 10am-6pm Sunday – 10X10 Booth Space Fee: $150 Your set-up, no electric. Application deadline April 15th. Your Original Fine Arts & Crafts (any reproductions must be from your original work) A Photo of your Booth with merchandise & 2 Photos representing your work must be submitted with your application, Photos can be emailed NO resale items will be permitted -Artist must be present

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Call for Entries for Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project!

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.
Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.
SCOPE OF PUBLIC ART PROJECT

The natural beauty of the environment surrounding Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is the most noted feature identified by community members. There are lots of spectacular trees and the Recreation Center is widely used by community members.

  • Artwork should reference and celebrate the area’s natural environment
  • Artwork must be visible in the landscape
  • Artwork must welcome visitors to the recreation center
  • Artwork should reference the area’s history, it’s diversity and family life
  • Artwork must require little maintenance for the expected lifespan of 20 years
  • Be free of safety hazards.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  March 27, 2018

CALL DETAILS: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals _unique_info.php?ID=5187

Questions? Please Contact
Drema Chavez, Public Art Coordinator
drema.chavez@dallascityhall.com

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Calls for Artists around Texas

Rockport Art Festival 2018 (Rockport, TX)Rockport, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2018

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 7/7/2018 – 7/8/2018

Event Website
Since 1969, this Annual Art Festival has made Rockport the best place to be on July 4th weekend in Coastal Texas. Located on Aransas Bay and showcasing high-quality artists, live music, a kids’ activity tent and more, the Rockport Art Festival is the premiere festival for artists looking for an enthusiastic audience, with over 10,000 attendees in 2016.


Name of Call: Downtown Traffic Boxes, Odessa, Texas
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $4,000
Deadline: 3/10/18

Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along Golder Avenue. The boxes will become part of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining sixteen already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2018.

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. This project will expand the original 16 traffic boxes that were commissioned in 2016. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.


Art on the Creeks 2018Rogers, Arkansas
OPEN DATE: 2/19/2018
DEADLINE: 5/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/29/2018 – 9/29/2018

Event Website
The 7th 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! Tent provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place. Continuous growth with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience in an affluent area that is primed to buy and appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!


Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2018

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 ((Make any checks payable to The Arts Council))
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18Days remaining to deadline: 9
Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2018 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.

Messina Hof takes great pride in making wine with Texas Soul – so this year we want to see what the “Heart and Soul of Texas” looks like. When searching for inspiration, think of what Texas means to you. What about Texas has filled your heart and soul? Whether it be late nights at the rodeo, picking wildflowers, or scootin’ across the dance hall, put our grand state on canvas and create a masterpiece!

The top finalists’ entries will be on display at the spring Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite piece. Top finalist artists will also be invited to the Wine & Roses VIP reception, and have the option to host a booth at the festival to display and sell their work, free of charge.


Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 46th International Art Show

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $40.00 (46th International Art Show)
Entry Deadline: 3/7/18
Event Dates: 4/25/18 – 5/26/18

DETAILS:

Welcome to the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art’s 46th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year. This is a Brownsville tradition and an inspiring exhibit that unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.


Summer 2018 College Station Artist in Residence

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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $10.00 (Summer 2018 CSAIR Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/28/18
The Arts Council is excited to present its sixth summer Artist in Residence opportunity, open to students or recently-graduated artists. The Artist in Residence will have an opportunity to live in College Station, create artwork in a studio, receive mentoring from area artists, and have their own gallery show at the conclusion of their residency. Twin City Properities will provide a 2-bedroom apartment free of charge, and The Arts Council will provide a $500 stipend and access to a studio space free of charge.


Women & Their Work 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $30.00 (Women & Their Work’s 2019-2020 Solo Exhibition Series Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 3/30/18
(Austin TX) Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We strongly encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands an approximately 1,700 square foot gallery space. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past ten years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considere.


 

Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists …

 


Fort Works Art Fourth Annual Betsy Price High School Art Competition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 4/9/18
Event Dates: 5/9/18 – 5/26/18

High School artists in Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas are invited to a special art competition. The top selected students will be featured in a 2-week art exhibition at Fort Works Art Gallery from April 25 – May 12, 201. Mayor Betsy Price will be presenting three final awards May 12th at 4pm. The top Final Grand Prize Winners work will be featured in City Hall at the Mayor’s office for the duration of one year. FORT WORKS ART will be awarding a $500 first prize, a $300 second prize and a $100 third prize for best 2-D (including photography) or 3-D artwork to a 9-12th grade student in the selected area.  Jurors are to be announced.

Important: To apply you must use a personal email to sign up for a CaFÉ account. Do not use your teachers email address, unless absolutely necessary. Please be sure to include your schools name, your grade, e-mail and phone number with your application. Be sure to review the instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications. Detailed info…

 


Call for Entries: The 35th Annual Party Art Sale & Exhibition

“The 35th Annual Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART in Kerrville TX

It’s time to ROUNDUP our artists, members, art purchasers and supporters for another show and party. The Museum of Western Art (MoWA) is pleased to invite you to submit images for the “The Party Art Sale and Exhibition” at THE MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART. The date for the exhibition and sale is Saturday, September 15, 2018. The museum is extremely excited to have this opportunity to exhibit your recent works of art. Images of all art to be juried and the artist’s registration form need to be submitted by email to the museum by June 1, 2018. Each image submitted must have a resolution of at least 300dpi and be no smaller than 1000 pixels (or 3.3 inches) in the smallest dimension, in order to use for advertising. The email address is as follows: mshepherd@mowatx.com. The exhibition will remain on view and available for purchase thru Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

To have your work juried for possible inclusion in the exhibition, please email the images of your art and artist’s registration form to the museum by June 1, 2018. By completely the enclosed registration form and returning it, you will greatly help the museum in planning the installation of the exhibition and sale. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the museum by September 8, 2018.


A Smith Gallery in Johnson City TX

“the photographic performance 2018”

 In the Salon

Juror | Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully

Entries Due | March 16   MORE

“still life”

In the Main Gallery

Juror | Kate Breakey

Entries Due | April 2, 2018

Exhibition dates | May 18 to July 1, 2018

Receptions | May 26 and June 30, 2018

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Mantle Art Space’s 2nd Annual Juried Show

MANTLE ART SPACE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS SECOND ANNUAL JURIED SHOW.
Excavations; Shindig.
Mantle will be accepting a limited amount (based on exhibition space) of pieces for exhibition at the gallery in San Antonio, TX in April 2018. Best in Show will be awarded a solo show at Mantle Art Space in 2019.

Juror: Saralene Tapley is a visual artist located in Houston, Texas.

GUIDELINES:
Artists of all levels and media accepted. We are looking for contemporary work with any interpretation on the theme.

Submissions will be accepted digitally. Photographs of 3-D or alternative medium works encouraged. Pieces must be able to be delivered and displayed in San Antonio, TX.

Images should be labeled with the artist’s name and title (ex. SLawrence_Muse01). Email must contain the following: Image Name, Dimensions, Year, Medium and any special exhibiting details. Artists may choose to include a statement.

Artists are welcome to submit up to 5 images, $30 for the first three and $5 for each additional image.

Please submit images via email (mantlestudios@gmail.com). Submissions correctly labeled/received will be invoiced for payment.

DEADLINES: Submissions: March 16

 


Lawndale Open Call for 2018-2019 Exhibitions

For over 36 years, Lawndale has dedicated itself to the support of contemporary art with a particular focus on the work of Houston and Texas-based artists.

Lawndale is pleased to announce an open call for submissions from artists and curators locally, regionally, and nationally for our traditional galleries, Mural Project, Sculpture Garden, and other non-traditional sites including the elevator, stairwells, windows, and other forms of intervention.

Proposals for the 2018-2019 Exhibition Program are due Sunday, March 18th by 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time) http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/exhibitions/proposals.shtml

Exhibitions selected through this open call will be programmed through September 2018 – June 2019. Applicants will be notified by April 3, 2018


Friends of the Artist magazine – space in Volume 6

Friend of The Artist (FOA) is publication dedicated to promoting the work of emerging and professional artists from around the world. Our quarterly publication includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles that provoke conversations, and 3 artists interviews. Accepted artists will have a four page spread of their work, information, and artist statement. http://www.friendoftheartist.com/future-submissions


Blue Star Contemporary exhibition space call for Texas artists

Application Period February 15 – March 31, 2018
Review Period April 1 – May 31, 2018Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to offer this open call opportunity to Texas residents. Artists are invited to submit a portfolio of their work and be considered for a studio tour and future exhibition opportunities. Exhibitions in development draw from the top 20 highest rated artists. Additionally, new exhibitions concepts arise from trends and themes that surface through the open call. Please note being rated in the top 20 does not guarantee and exhibition. http://bluestarcontemporary.org/open-calls/open-call-for-texas-artists/Contact information: Direct questions regarding the submission process or the open call to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at jack@bluestarcontemporary.org.

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Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project call deadline March 27

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 3/27/18

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a work of public art at the Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center (PORC), 8701 Greenmound Ave, Dallas, TX 75227.

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center is located in the heart of Southeast Dallas in the Pleasant Grove community and is the only recreation center with an official indoor soccer gymnasium. It has multiple athletic fields, a tennis court, a newly renovated playground, large picnic area with shade trees, walking trail, and a large pool open during the summer.

The neighborhood surrounding the recreation center is diverse and home to the many families who visit and attend the activities offered. This area of Dallas is known for its beautiful examples of nature, numerous oaks trees and parks.

 

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Downtown Arlington Mural Project call for applications

Downtown Arlington Mural Project

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (Downtown Arlington Mural Initiative)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
The Downtown Arlington Mural Project, a new public art initiative to create a complementary series of murals throughout the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.  Artists will be inspired by mural themes related to the past, present, and the future of Downtown Arlington and more broadly, the City of Arlington.

WE ARE INTERESTED IN MURALS THAT:

  • Bring energy and color to the Downtown Arlington Cultural District.
  • Are inclusive towards the entire Arlington community.
  • Attract tourists to the area.
  • Beautify Downtown Arlington and enhance its sense of place.

SUGGESTED MURAL THEMES FOR THE PROJECT:

  • Encore!:  A salute to arts and culture, in honor of the Arlington Cultural District.
  • Innovation: A salute to Big Ideas, risk-takers and change makers.
  • Education: A salute to education, kids, our future, STEAM, etc.
  • Entrepreneur: A salute to those who built and are building our City.
  • Empathy: A salute to Arlington’s diversity and the City’s “Choose Kindness” designation.
  • Entertainment: A salute to those who have provided Arlington with amusement or enjoyment.
  • Extraordinary: A salute to the wonder and beauty surrounding us.

PROSPECTIVE MURAL LOCATIONS: Prospective Mural Locations

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Coppell Art Splash public art call deadline March 2


Coppell Art Splash at Andy Brown Park – Deadline Extended

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Fee: $15.00 (Coppell Art Splash)
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18
Event Dates: 2/18/18 – 3/31/18

The City of Coppell Arts Council (CAC) is proud to announce a call for entries for Andy Brown Art Splash, a biennial outdoor public art exhibit. This exihibit is an extension of Phase I which was implemented in Old Town Coppell.   CAC will select up to ten sculptures to be exhibited for a 2-year period.  Coppell is a family friendly, community centric town. Andy Brown has recently been renovated and the city is utilizing this new area for community wide events and festivals.  The location promises great exposure for the artist.  In addition to this the Coppell Arts Council will host a Meet the Artist event and promote the exhibit throughout the DFW region.   Citizen’s will vote for their favorite sculpture and CAC will consider purchasing a sculpture from the Old Town and Andy Brown exhibits.  Selected artists will be provided a stipend of $1500 for the exhibit and winner of the People’s Choice will receive an additional $500.

 

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Art Selection Committee call for Sculpture proposals (North Oak Cliff Greenspace)

The North Oak Cliff Greenspace in Dallas has put out a Call for Proposals for a new sculpture that will be adjacent to the Coombs Creek Trail in the Kessler Park area. Details available on http://www.stevensparkgolf.com/projects/. Applicants limited to the north Texas area. April 1st deadline.

Submitted by Bryon Adinoff. Email: bryadinoff@gmail.com

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Art in the Atrium 16 deadline Feb. 19

Frisco Public Art Program

Exhibition Call for Artists

RFQ #1801-027

Art in the Atrium 16

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to enrich Frisco’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by bringing dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience of residents and visitors.

In keeping with that mission, the City of Frisco Public Art Board initiated the ongoing Art in the Atrium series at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. With its open atrium design and tall limestone walls, City Hall has proven to be an exceptional venue for showcasing the artistic excellence of local and regional artists.

CALL

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 16th installment of Art in the AtriumArt in the Atrium 16 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 16 is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 through Friday, September 7, 2018. 

ELIGIBILITY and SUBMISSION

·         All artworks must be original and not infringe on the copyrighted content of any other party.

·         Artists may submit up to three (3) images of original artwork, available for loan Friday, March 23, 2018 through Monday, September 10, 2018. Exhibited works will be selected by the Public Art Board based on the criteria listed below. Due to space limitations, not all submitted works may be chosen for the exhibition.

·         All artworks must have been created within the past 2 years.

·         All artworks must be framed and suitable for hanging with wire securely attached when dropped off on Friday, March 23, 2018. Unframed canvases with wire securely attached are acceptable, but must have finished edges.

·         No 3-Dimensional artworks will be considered.

·         Photographs submitted must be printed on quality paper at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

·         The maximum artwork size is 60 inches (vertical) x 60 inches (horizontal).

·         Submissions will be accepted only through www.callforentry.org. Interested artists must submit the following items on or before Monday, February 19, 2018, before 4:00pm CST.

·         Current contact information

·         An artist statement describing your overall vision and working process

·         No more than three (3) digital images of artwork following the image format requirements listed below

IMAGE FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

1.    Submit images in .jpg format. Only submit images with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the shortest side.

2.    Include the following annotations for each image:

a.   Artist’s name

b.    Title of artwork

c.    Date of completion

d.    Medium/Media

e.    Size in inches: Vertical x Horizontal

f.     Description that would help the Public Art Board understand your motivation,
themes and/or process

g.    Price of artwork, if for sale

SELECTION CRITERIA

All artwork submissions to the City of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 16 exhibition will be reviewed by the Frisco Public Art Board. All artists will receive written notice of acceptance or rejection of their submission(s).

Selection criteria includes:

·         Does the artwork comply with the Eligibility and Submission requirements listed above? Failure to follow any of those requirements will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.

·         Appropriateness of content as determined by the Public Art Board and the City’s Public Art Coordinator.

·         Uniqueness and originality

·         Visual impact

·         Demonstrated excellence of technique

DISCLAIMER

While the City of Frisco respects the freedom of expression in the visual arts, the City reserves the right to remove or relocate artwork at its sole discretion.

 

 EXHIBITION LOCATIONS and LIMITATIONS

Placement of artwork is at the sole discretion of the Public Art Board and the Public Art Coordinator and will be limited to the following areas inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. Artists may not request that their artworks be moved to another location.

     First Floor: Atrium Lobby
     Second Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Third Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Fourth Floor: Atrium and Stairwell
     Fifth Floor: Commons Area

SALES

Artwork on display at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center may be for sale by the artist loaning the artwork provided that any artwork sold remains on display until the conclusion of the exhibition. Early removal may be approved by the Public Art Coordinator with prior written consent, but the artist must provide a suitable replacement of similar size without delay.

The artist is responsible for all aspects of the sale. The City of Frisco does not receive a commission on or compensation from the sale of artwork in Art in the Atrium 16.

PURCHASE FOR PERMANENT COLLECTION

It is the intent of the City of Frisco to enhance its permanent public art collection through acquisitions. Artwork submitted to Art in the Atrium 16 may be considered by the Public Art Board for purchase into the City of Frisco’s permanent collection. If the City chooses to select an artwork for purchase, a contract will be negotiated between the artist and the City.

LOAN AGREEMENT

Selected artists will be required to sign a loan agreement for their artworks. All loan agreements must signed and delivered with the artwork on Friday, March 23, 2018.  Artists under the age of 18 must have the loan agreement signed by a parent or guardian.

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

•      Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:00pm CST The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 16

•      Early March 2018 Selection process and notification of artists

•      Friday, March 23, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm Artists drop off selected artwork, framed and ready to hang, and original signed loan agreement at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. Shipping artworks to the location is not permitted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please make arrangements for delivery of the artwork by someone else.

•      Friday, April 6, 2018:  Installation of artwork

•      Friday, April 9, 2018:  Exhibition opens

•      Monday, April 16, 2018 – 6 to 8 pm:  Artist Reception

•      Friday, September 7, 2018:  Exhibition closes

 •      Monday, September 10, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). NOTE: This is the only day artwork can be picked up. If the artist cannot retrieve it, please make arrangements for artwork pick up by someone else.

If you have any questions, please send them to the Frisco Purchasing Division at purchasing@friscotexas.gov.  Questions should be submitted by Friday, February 2, 2018 by 4:00pm CST.

 

Submitted by Stephen Ross. Email: msears@friscotexas.gov

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2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Sculpture

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries from Texas artists for the City’s 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,250 honorarium shall be awarded for each of six pieces for the installation, exhibition and removal of their work for a two-year period. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the recently updated Old Town Keller area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, attract a variety of visitors and provides great exposure for art in the area.

The Public Arts Board will select six sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host its second annual Keller Art Walk, an art and music festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The selected sculptures shall be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

All sculptures must be ready for installation by June 1, 2018, be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. https://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

Entry Deadline: 3/16/18

Entrees must be completed at CaFE, https://www.callforentry.org/agreetoterms.php?ID=5013

Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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RFQ – Animal Sculptures call for Heritage Park Nature Trail

The Town of Flower Mound is accepting sealed responses for the following item(s) at the herein stated location until the due date and time stated below:

SOQ No. 2018-54-B – Request for Statement of Qualifications to Produce Animal Sculptures for Heritage Park Nature Trail 

Due Date and Time: February 16, 2018 @ 11:00am (Central Time)

Location to Submit Responses: Town of Flower Mound, Attn: Sabrina Zadow, Purchasing Manager, 2121 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028

Solicitation Packet may be obtained via the Town’s e-procurement system https://flower-mound.ionwave.net/Login.aspx , or by emailing sabrina.zadow@flower-mound.com.

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Muralists submission requested – Forney Arts Council

I am the Gala Chairwoman for the Forney Arts Council Gala and we are looking to hire a muralist for our Public Art Installation, that our organization (Forney Arts Council) is donating to the city.   We are partnering with the Forney Downtown Business Association and are seeking artwork proposals from Texas based artists or artist groups for an exterior wall mural in downtown Forney, Texas.  We are looking for a color palette that should include vibrant active colors and encourage interaction with the public.  The wall has already been prepped, but a visit to the site is encouraged.  The wall is located on 117 E. Main St., Forney, TX 75126.  We would like artists to submit some of their work for references.

Timeline Overview:

  • Call for Mural Project Proposals–Feb 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Mural Project Proposals–March 9, 2018
  • Notification of Final Selection–April 9, 2018
  • Installation of Mural Artwork–May 9, 2018 ( this date may be negotiable)

Please send your email proposals to fundraising@forneyarts.org and if you have any questions please contact Tammy Rosales at this email as well.

Thank you,

Tammy Rosales

Submitted by Tammy Rosales. Email: fundraising@forneyarts.org

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Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 16 deadline Feb. 18

Art in the Atrium 16

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Entry Deadline: 2/19/18

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 16th installment of Art in the Atrium. Art in the Atrium 16 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 16 is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2018 through Friday, September 7, 2018.

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More calls for entry around Texas

Name of Call: DEADLINE EXTENDED: Colony Park District Park-Austin, TX
Eligibility: State: TX
Budget: $39,500
Deadline: 1/25/18

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that establishes a visual marker informing viewers of the district’s park, reflects the history of Colony Park and is mindful of the community’s experiences.


22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 14
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is seeking entries from the United States, Mexico, and Canada of ceramic art for the 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competititon, to be exhibited from April 20 to June 24, 2018.


Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2017

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 14
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life. Wichita Falls TX

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of  April 13-14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation will be featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life. Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry,  saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodworking, and cowboy cartoons. Events for Cowboy True include Friday night Preview Party featuing a world champion chuckwagon and live entertainment by Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Saturday daytime activities and Ranch Rodeo (exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to Arts Council to assist with nonprofit programming and mission fulfillment.


Animal Shelter Public Art Project

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $15.00 (Animal Shelter Public Art Project)
Entry Deadline: 2/5/18
Days remaining to deadline: 18
The City of Wylie is accepting applications for a Call for ARtists for the Wylie Animal Shelter. The theme for this project is: The Power of Rescue, “Adoption”. ARtists will be required to attend a Community Input Meeting if they are chosen as a semi-finalist.  Semi-Finalists (2-3) will be given a small stipend for the creation of their unique art for this site.
More information on this call can be found at the link below.
wylietexas.gov/publicart


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018)
Entry Deadline: 2/5/18
Days remaining to deadline: 18
Event Dates: 4/14/18 – 6/9/18
Texas National 2018 Art Competition & Exhibition

Deadline for Submissions Has Been Extended to February 5, 2018

Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 9, 2018.                         

The Juror: Jed Perl

Nacogdoches, TX Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions.
Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60”. The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs.

 

 


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/18
Days remaining to deadline: 41
Event Dates: 1/1/17 – 2/28/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.

DEADLINE:  DEADLINE EXTENDED FEBRUARY 28, 2018 at 11:59p.m. MST

 


Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2018

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 ((Make any checks payable to The Arts Council))
Entry Deadline: 3/2/18
College Station, TX
Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2018 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.

Messina Hof takes great pride in making wine with Texas Soul – so this year we want to see what the “Heart and Soul of Texas” looks like. When searching for inspiration, think of what Texas means to you. What about Texas has filled your heart and soul? Whether it be late nights at the rodeo, picking wildflowers, or scootin’ across the dance hall, put our grand state on canvas and create a masterpiece!

The top finalists’ entries will be on display at the spring Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite piece. Top finalist artists will also be invited to the Wine & Roses VIP reception, and have the option to host a booth at the festival to display and sell their work, free of charge.


Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $35.00 (Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/18
Days remaining to deadline: 40
The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Contest offers professional judging, exciting sponsors, prizes, and more! The Exhibition & Sale will be held in historic Eureka Springs, AR. The entire Downtown Eureka Springs in on the U.S. National Historic Register, which makes visitng this charming, victorian, and art-infused town in the Ozarks a unique experience. It offers more art galleries than most cities fifty times its size. The show and sale dates will be held in conjunction with the annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts.


Art Springs 2018

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $30.00 (Regular Art Springs 2018)
Entry Deadline: 3/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 41
Event Dates: 5/5/18 – 5/6/18
Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with talented fine artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot


Bridge Art for Interstate 25/ University Avenue Interchange Improvements, Las Cruces, NM

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/22/18
Days remaining to deadline: 3
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-specific design for the Interstate 25 (I-25)/University Avenue Interchange Improvements (see attached design concepts) to be constructed in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Professional artists living in New Mexico and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the bridge art project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity. Approximately $14,000 is available for this project.


Taos Art Insurgency: The New Protagonists

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Fee: $40.00 (Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: 4/5/18
Days remaining to deadline: 76

Taos Art Insurgency is a show that poses the questions: Who will be the artists that lead the way for the new millennium? What will be the movements and issues they champion

 


Prospectus #245 Center for Recreational Excellence Hobbs, NM

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 4/16/18
Days remaining to deadline: 87

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee for the Center of Recreational Excellence (CORE) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior and/or exterior, site-specific commission project on the southwest side of the building, by main entrance in Hobbs, NM. Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity. A total of $250,000 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.


31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00 (31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 2/9/18
Days remaining to deadline: 21

The 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will be juried by Benjamin Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana.

$3,000 is available for purchase awards. The awards will become part of the McNeese’s Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

Eligible for entry are works in any medium that is on or of paper. The artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension.

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist a maximum of three entries. The deadline for entry is February 9, 2018.

The exhibition will be on view from March 22 through May 10, 2018 in the Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

 


4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $25.00 (4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition)
Entry Deadline: 2/24/18
Days remaining to deadline: 36

Give us your best mug, cup or tea bowl!  River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good cups to include in its’ 4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.   We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, tea bowls) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece!

 


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: 225
Event Dates: 12/23/17 – 11/1/18
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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City of Austin calls for artists closing 12/31

The following calls will be CLOSING in 1 WEEK!

Name of Call: Austin Art In Public Places Pre-Qualified Local Artist Pool (2017-19)
Eligibility:
Budget: $0
Deadline: 12/31/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2017-2019 Local Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate potential public artworks for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Certain projects may offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of the sponsor project design team.

Possible artwork opportunities include but are not limited to public art construction projects involving the following City departments: Austin Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Austin Convention Center.


Name of Call: Austin Art In Public Places Pre-Qualified National Artist Pool (2017-19)
Eligibility:
Budget: $0
Deadline: 12/31/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks exceptional established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2017-2019 Pre-Qualified National Artist Pool. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate artwork for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Certain projects may offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of the sponsor project design team.

The City of Austin’s five year Capital Improvement Plan includes, but is not limited to, construction projects involving the following City departments: Austin Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Austin Convention Center. Examples of recently commissioned City of Austin Art in Public Places projects include CAW by Christian Moeller for the new Central Library, Power Picket by NADAAA for the Seaholm District, Time Lines by MikYoung Kim and Tadarida (working title) by Janet Echelman for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.


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Calls for Artists around Texas

Note: this list is compiled from several sources. Most of these opportunities are outside the DFW area.


3rd Annual Conroe Art League Invitational Show (2018)

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Conroe Art League Invitational Show)
Entry Deadline: 12/8/17
Event Dates: 3/7/18 – 3/31/18

You are invited to enter the 3rd Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Peter Andrew, Fulbright Fellow and member of the New York Society of Illustrators. He has been featured in over fifty one-man exhibits and three hundred group shows. His work was exhibited at three Presidential Inaugural Galas in Washington, DC, by invitation of the Texas State Society and displayed in the offices of a Supreme Court Justice. You can view his work at www.peterandrew.net.

This National Call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork created within the last two years. Entry closes Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time. Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of March 2018. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three selected artworks with $1,500 for First Place, $1,000 to Second Place and $500 to Third Place.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 thru Saturday, March 31, 2018. Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone


Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2018

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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council)
Entry Deadline: 12/10/1

Event Dates: 2/16/18 – 8/10/18

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! 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 residency period is six (6) months from mid-February to mid-August 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work. Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with groceries, fuel, and supply purchases.

 


Art Springs 2018

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00 (Art Springs 2018)
Entry Deadline: 12/15/17
Days remaining to deadline: 16
Event Dates: 5/5/18 – 5/6/18
Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with talented fine artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 5 and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

 


Lionel Forti Aquatic Facility

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Dealine: 12/18/17

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Lionel Forti Aquatic Facility.

 


Chelsea Aquatic Facility

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 12/18/17

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific artwork or artworks at the Chelsea Aquatic Facility at 900 Radford St in El Paso, TX.

 


14th Annual Sculpture Garden

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 ( 14th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 12/31/17
Event Dates: 5/10/18 – 5/9/19
The year-long Art On The Green Sculpture Garden Exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts is in its 14th year.  This is the first year we will be opening the event to juried artwork rather than by invitation.    In addition to installation stipends, there will be three cash prizes awarded by the juror/judge at the time of installation.

Artwork is exhibited for 12 months. All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the requirements of the prospectus.  The exhibit space surrounds a large public building; artwork will be placed throughout the site at the sole discretion of the contracted installer and Arts Council staff.

The juror for this event is Isaac Duncan.  Mr. Duncan’s resume and work can be seen on his website here: http://www.duncansculpture.com.


Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Benches Featured in the Art in the Woods)
Entry Deadline: 1/1/18
Event Dates: 1/1/16 – 1/1/16
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. The call is for Six (6) separate Art Benches.

Sites can be viewed at: Bench Sites  Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of the one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.

Three (3) finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.

DEADLINE:  January 1, 2018 at 11:59p.m. MST


Name of Call: Colony Park District Park-Austin, TX
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $39,500
Deadline: 1/4/18

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that establishes a visual marker informing viewers of the district’s park, reflects the history of Colony Park and is mindful of the community’s experiences.


Name of Call: Downtown Conference Center – Odessa, TX
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $150,000
Deadline: 1/1/18

Odessa Arts invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the entrance to the new downtown hotel and convention center on Fifth Street. This piece will be in addition to Odessa’s public art collection, which includes works by Amy Cheng, Pam Edwards, Joe Barrington, Matt Plummer, and the forthcoming ‘Odessa Spire,’ by Ray King.


24th Annual El Corazon Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 1/6/18
Event Dates: 2/4/18 – 3/17/18

The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 24th Annual El Corazón art exhibition.

Since 1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas.  This popular exhibition is a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House Cultural Center that gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart.  This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.

 


41st International Watermedia Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Entry fee for first piece)
Entry Deadline: 1/12/18
Event Dates: 3/4/18 – 4/5/18

The 41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibition will highlight the artistic excellence of its global participants in a gallery exhibit held in Houston’s popular Museum District. In March 2018, selected entries will receive maximum exposure at our juried, month-long exhibit and have an opportunity to win generous awards from our sponsors. This year highly sought after Iain Stewart is the honorary Juror and Instructor. Through media partners, strong public relations and advertising, the 2018 International Watermedia Exhibition is intended to help promote and provide optimal exposure for outstanding international artists who excel in water media.

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) is known for its extraordinary achievements in bringing water media artwork to the greater Houston area. Through exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and educational programs provided by world class instructors, WAS-H’s 700+ members offer ongoing opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to seasoned expert. Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the world enjoy year-round exhibitions at the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.

 


City of Albuquerque- BioPark Botanic Garden

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 12/30/17
Days remaining to deadline: 31

The Albuquerque Arts Board and the High Desert Rose Garden Art Selection Committee have initiated a 1% for Art project open to artists and designers residing in United States. The Arts Board aims to commission an artwork for the City of Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden’s High Desert Rose Garden.


PAPNM 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: New Mexico
Fee: $45.00 (2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival)
Entry Deadline: 1/14/18
Days remaining to deadline: 46
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta in the Land of Enchantment. Fifty (50) artists will be selected to participate in a seven day event from Saturday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 2, around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico (within a defined zone). Sorrel Sky Gallery will display the participants’ best two plein air works along with one studio work. The show will hang from May 4 through May 18. Daily guided paintouts will be provided for those who want to paint in a group setting. Events will include a Kick Off Fiesta, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony. Over $20,000 in cash and merchandise awards. Participants will need to become PAPNM members to participate. Stephen Day will be the Judge of Awards. Stephanie Hartshorn will offer a three-day workshop, Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6 (separate registration fee applies).  Prospectus.


Sawmill Community Public Art Project

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: New Mexico
Entry Deadline: 1/15/18
Days remaining to deadline: 47

The Albuquerque Arts Board and its Sawmill Art Selection Committee have initiated a national open competition, 1% for Art project to commission a large-scale, site-specific outdoor Work of Art for the Sawmill Community Land Trust, located near Albuquerque’s Old Town/Museum district.

The Land Trust is a residential, commercial, and cultural enclave located north of Mountain Road, east of Rio Grande Blvd., and south of the Interstate 40 corridor. The Community Land Trust was founded to assure home ownership and affordable living and amenities for residents.

*More about the Sawmill Community Land Trust can be learned through attachments and Links at the end of the Prospectus.

 


Name of Call: Museum of TTU
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $67,000
Deadline: 1/16/18

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the Museum of Texas Tech University, located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, TX.

 


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018)
Entry Deadline: 1/20/18
Event Dates: 4/14/18 – 6/9/18
Texas National 2018 Art Competition & Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 9, 2018.                         

The Juror: Jed Perl

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

 


Brazosport CenterFest 2018Clute, Texas
OPEN DATE: 11/29/2017
DEADLINE: 1/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/8/2018

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At Brazosport CenterFest, our goal is to fill your booth with art buyers all weekend long! The growth of our festival DOUBLED in attendance between 2015 and 2016! Display your artwork to our growing community of patrons at The Center for the Arts & Sciences, located just 50 miles south of Houston. Outdoor booths will be under a fully enclosed tent so both artist booths and shopping patrons are comfortable. Rain or shine you’re covered. Our festival is ARTIST-FOCUSED and there will be ample pre-event marketing & promotion in national, state, and local media. Crowd-pleasing attractions will include: 2nd annual Art March, full roster of live musicians, quality art activities for children and their families, and local food vendors sure to bring in big crowds! For more information visit brazosportcenter.org or contact Amanda Whitley at awhitley@bcfas.org or 979.256.7661.

 


22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is seeking entries from the United States, Mexico, and Canada of ceramic art for the 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competititon, to be exhibited from April 20 to June 24, 2018.


Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2017

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life.

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of  April 13-14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation will be featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life. Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry,  saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodworking, and cowboy cartoons. Events for Cowboy True include Friday night Preview Party featuing a world champion chuckwagon and live entertainment by Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Saturday daytime activities and Ranch Rodeo (exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to Arts Council to assist with nonprofit programming and mission fulfillment.


Arts For All Festival 2018Lawton, Oklahoma
OPEN DATE: 11/28/2017
DEADLINE: 2/19/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/12/2018 – 5/14/2018

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Celebrating our 44th year, the Arts for All Festival has been Southwest Oklahoma’s largest and most popular cultural outdoor event, drawing people from Oklahoma and Texas for a weekend filled with art, entertainment and tantalizing foods.  The festival is timed to be such that artistis are in the late Spring cycle of festivals.  We hope that this will encourage you to participate since we are in the midst of area festivals without conflicting. The festival is a cooperative effort of businesses, civic organizations and hundreds of volunteers who support and encourage the arts. All profits are contributed to the participating arts organization of Arts for All Inc.

Set up for the festival:  Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. start and must be finished no later than 4 p.m.
Festival hours:  Friday,  May 12 th 4 p.m. to 8 p.m
Saturday, May 13th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 14th 11 a.m. to 5 p. m.

We are proud of our Southwest Oklahoma hospitality.  We provide an Artist’s Hospitality Tent with free beverages and snacks and a Sunday morning complimentary breakfast served on site.

We have 24 hour professional security on the grounds prior to the Festival starting and through Sunday.


31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00 (31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 2/9/18
Days remaining to deadline: 72

The 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition will be juried by Benjamin Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana.

$3,000 is available for purchase awards. The awards will become part of the McNeese’s Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

Eligible for entry are works in any medium that is on or of paper. The artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40 inches in any dimension.

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist a maximum of three entries. The deadline for entry is February 9, 2018.

The exhibition will be on view from March 22 through May 10, 2018 in the Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana


Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit

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Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: National
State: Arkansas
Fee: $35.00 (Eureka Springs National Photography Contest & Exhibit)
Entry Deadline: 2/28/18
Days remaining to deadline: 91
The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Contest offers professional judging, exciting sponsors, prizes, and more! The Exhibition & Sale will be held in historic Eureka Springs, AR. The entire Downtown Eureka Springs in on the U.S. National Historic Register, which makes visitng this charming, victorian, and art-infused town in the Ozarks a unique experience. It offers more art galleries than most cities fifty times its size. The show and sale dates will be held in conjunction with the annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts.

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42 Murals Project – Stevie Ray Vaughan murals by Steve Hunter

For more information about the Vaughan murals, see the Dallas Observer article by Tricia Sims:

Deep Ellum Didn’t Have Any Stevie Ray Vaughan Murals Until an Artist Created 3 This Year

Steve Hunter, artist

For more about the artist who created the murals, see his website:

http://www.huntercreates.com

from his website: Steve Hunter is a full time fine artist. He creates murals, canvas paintings (the bigger the better) and charcoal drawings. His wife Mischelle Hunter is also an artist. She creates handcrafted jewelry, teaches art and technology classes and is a freelance graphic designer. Two Hunter’s that love to create art. That is how Hunter Creates came to be.

Steve Hunter started his business in 2002 as a muralist in the UK. His work has brought him to the states and he currently resides in Dallas. His work includes a variety of mediums and styles. Although he is still passionate about murals he now offers custom large and medium canvas paintings, charcoal portraits, group or corporate art classes and community mosaic projects.

 


42 Murals Project websites:

http://42murals.com

https://www.facebook.com/42murals/

More about the project in a Dallas Morning News article by Michael Granberry:

How a Dallas developer helped artists turn Deep Ellum into a street-art paradise

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Calls for Artists Around Texas


Round Top Winterfest 2018Round Top, Texas
DEADLINE: 11/15/2017

Fee (Application Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 2/9/2018 – 2/11/2018

Round Top WinterFest at The Compound 2018
Join us for our second annual Round Top WinterFest at the Compound. WinterFest is being held in three barn-like buildings, one of which is climate controlled. There will be music and food all weekend, and a special Opening Preview Party on Friday evening, February 9th. Part of the proceeds from the opening party will go to fund Arts in Rural Texas (ARTS) and selected arts programs within Fayette County.


Tulsa International Mayfest 2018Tulsa, Oklahoma
OPEN DATE: 11/1/2017
DEADLINE: 1/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 5/17/2018 – 5/20/2018

Tulsa International Mayfest is now seeking applicants from fine artists and crafts people wishing to show at Mayfest. This lively event is located in the heart of historic downtown Tulsa, nestled among world-renowned art deco buildings, close to the BOK center, and the vibrant night life of the Tulsa Arts District.”

Artists at Tulsa International Mayfest have a history of strong sales. Created to promote the visual and musical arts, our four-day Tulsa tradition invites approximately 100 fine artists to exhibit their work. Entries are professionally judged according to strict guidelines.

Mayfest is an outdoor tribute to the arts and is a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for visual and musical arts.  Offering a wide variety of medium, aesthetics, and price points, this event is suited for serious art connoisseurs, as well as casual art lovers.   Scheduled for May 17-20, 2018.  Tulsa International Mayfest is set to be Tulsa’s first festival of the season, and will feature a variety of arts including dance, music, and visual arts. Always one of the major highlights of spring, Mayfest 2018 will feature some of the very best in both visual and performance arts from around the US.


Name of Call: TTUHSC El Paso Medical Science Building II
Eligibility:
Budget: $790,000
Deadline: 11/16/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a site-specific exterior installation to be placed in front of the new Medical Science Building II, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in El Paso, TX. Construction of the facility will be completed by March 2019.


 

Name of Call: Downtown Conference Center – Odessa, TX
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $150,000
Deadline: 1/1/18

Odessa Arts invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the entrance to the new downtown hotel and convention center on Fifth Street. This piece will be in addition to Odessa’s public art collection, which includes works by Amy Cheng, Pam Edwards, Joe Barrington, Matt Plummer, and the forthcoming ‘Odessa Spire,’ by Ray King.


Name of Call: Art Park 21, Albuquerque, NM
Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $0
Deadline: 11/15/17

The Art Park 21 team and the Open Space Visitor Center in Albuquerque invite artists/artisans to submit a proposal/concept for a temporary outdoor installation with an eco-centric theme. This is a three stage process: (1) Register by November 15th 2017 (2) Initial concept proposals/concepts submitted by –January 15th, 2018, exhibit opens March 3rd, 2018 (3) Developed temporary outdoor installations on the grounds of the center, 2019 Note: Artists and teams that are included in the exhibit of concepts are not required to produce the temporary outdoor installation.


Name of Call: Austin Art In Public Places Pre-Qualified Local Artist Pool (2017-19)
Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $0
Deadline: 11/27/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2017-2019 Local Pre-Qualified Artist Pool. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate potential public artworks for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Certain projects may offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of the sponsor project design team.

Possible artwork opportunities include but are not limited to public art construction projects involving the following City departments: Austin Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Austin Convention Center.


Name of Call: Austin Art In Public Places Pre-Qualified National Artist Pool (2017-19)
Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $0
Deadline: 11/27/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks exceptional established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches for its 2017-2019 Pre-Qualified National Artist Pool. Selected artists or artist teams from the Pool may be contracted to design and fabricate artwork for eligible Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) of various scopes, timelines, and budgets throughout the City of Austin. Certain projects may offer opportunities for an artist to work as part of the sponsor project design team.

The City of Austin’s five year Capital Improvement Plan includes, but is not limited to, construction projects involving the following City departments: Austin Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health Department, Austin Public Library, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Austin Convention Center. Examples of recently commissioned City of Austin Art in Public Places projects include CAW by Christian Moeller for the new Central Library, Power Picket by NADAAA for the Seaholm District, Time Lines by MikYoung Kim and Tadarida (working title) by Janet Echelman for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.


33rd Annual International Exhibition
(UT Tyler)
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (33rd Annual International Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 11/17/17

The 33rd Annual International Exhibition is a juried exhibition of 2D art organized by the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Tyler. Internationally known artists, curators, and scholars have served as jurors selecting works for exhibition created by some of the best contemporary artists working today. The Department purchases three to six works from the exhibition each year; purchased works are added to our permanent collection. The permanent collection serves as an educational teaching resource; much of the permanent collection is exhibited throughout the UT Tyler main campus


3rd AnnualConroe Art League Invitational Show (2018)
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Conroe Art League Invitational Show)
Entry Deadline: 11/30/17
Event Dates: 3/7/18 – 3/31/18

You are invited to enter the 3rd Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Peter Andrew, Fulbright Fellow and member of the New York Society of Illustrators. He has been featured in over fifty one-man exhibits and three hundred group shows. His work was exhibited at three Presidential Inaugural Galas in Washington, DC, by invitation of the Texas State Society and displayed in the offices of a Supreme Court Justice. You can view his work at www.peterandrew.net.

This National Call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork created within the last two years. Entry closes Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time. Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of March 2018. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three selected artworks with $1,500 for First Place, $1,000 to Second Place and $500 to Third Place.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 thru Saturday, March 31, 2018. Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone


Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2018
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council)
Entry Deadline: 12/10/17
Event Dates: 2/16/18 – 8/10/18

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! 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 residency period is six (6) months from mid-February to mid-August 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work. Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with groceries, fuel, and supply purchases.


14th Annual Sculpture Garden
Wichita Falls TX
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 ( 14th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 12/31/17
Event Dates: 5/10/18 – 5/9/19
The year-long Art On The Green Sculpture Garden Exhibition at the Kemp Center for the Arts is in its 14th year.  This is the first year we will be opening the event to juried artwork rather than by invitation.    In addition to installation stipends, there will be three cash prizes awarded by the juror/judge at the time of installation.

Artwork is exhibited for 12 months. All forms of outdoor sculpture will be considered, provided it meets the requirements of the prospectus.  The exhibit space surrounds a large public building; artwork will be placed throughout the site at the sole discretion of the contracted installer and Arts Council staff.

The juror for this event is Isaac Duncan.  Mr. Duncan’s resume and work can be seen on his website here: http://www.duncansculpture.com.


41st International Watermedia Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Entry fee for first piece)
Entry Deadline: 1/12/18
Event Dates: 3/4/18 – 4/5/18

The 41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibition will highlight the artistic excellence of its global participants in a gallery exhibit held in Houston’s popular Museum District. In March 2018, selected entries will receive maximum exposure at our juried, month-long exhibit and have an opportunity to win generous awards from our sponsors. This year highly sought after Iain Stewart is the honorary Juror and Instructor. Through media partners, strong public relations and advertising, the 2018 International Watermedia Exhibition is intended to help promote and provide optimal exposure for outstanding international artists who excel in water media.

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) is known for its extraordinary achievements in bringing water media artwork to the greater Houston area. Through exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and educational programs provided by world class instructors, WAS-H’s 700+ members offer ongoing opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to seasoned expert. Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the world enjoy year-round exhibitions at the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018
Nacogdoches, TX
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018)
Entry Deadline: 1/20/18
Event Dates: 4/14/18 – 6/9/18
Texas National 2018 Art Competition & Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 14 – June 9, 2018.                         

The Juror: Jed Perl

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

 


22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts is seeking entries from the United States, Mexico, and Canada of ceramic art for the 22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competititon, to be exhibited from April 20 to June 24, 2018.


Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2017
Wichita Falls TX
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 82
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life.

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of  April 13-14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation will be featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life. Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry,  saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodworking, and cowboy cartoons. Events for Cowboy True include Friday night Preview Party featuing a world champion chuckwagon and live entertainment by Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Saturday daytime activities and Ranch Rodeo (exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to Arts Council to assist with nonprofit programming and mission fulfillment.


Skyline Art Services General Submissions for Artist 2016-17

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: Rolling

Skyline Art Services welcomes submissions from artists interested in working with us. We wish to add artists to our roster so that our projects are fresh and unique to each client’s needs.

Typical media that we work with include, but not limited to: painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works in two dimensions or three dimensions. Most often, dimensional works are wall-hanging, but we also seek artists creating floor-standing work, mobiles, and kinetic sculpture. We will accept submissions in ceramic, glass, metal, paper, and textile. We also seek work in digital and new media.

 

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Wes Hardin Murals in Plano Completed

On Aug. 28, artist Wes Hardin began painting the district’s second mural on the exterior wall of Vickery Park. All three murals are to be inspired by historic photos of Plano that residents submitted to the Plano Mural Project.

Wes Hardin’s design represents a scene one would have found in downtown Plano in the early 1900s: citizens strolling in period dress, a Texas Electric Railway railcar and the train depot, and a delivery boy riding in a horse and buggy. The whole scene is set in front of a colorful Texas sunset.

For a video about the artist and the murals see https://vimeo.com/238778703

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Winning art from A Year on the Plaza art competition now on display in Dallas Arts District

Created by Adriana Rivera, “The Tree of Life” uses vivid colors to convey the importance of teaching

family values and respect to the next generation

 

DALLAS (Oct. 12, 2017) – The Catholic Foundation has announced Adriana Rivera as the winner of the 2017 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. Her artwork, “The Tree of Life,” was unveiled on the 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza during a ceremony on Oct. 11 and will remain on display for one year.

As a child, Rivera was intrigued by paintings of beautiful landscapes and would create her own imitations with flower petals and stones. Her father first taught her how to draw, and now her husband and son serve as her support system in following her passion for art. Her winning piece, “The Tree of Life,” conveys her emphasis on teaching family values and respect to the next generation.

“I entered the competition because I thought it would be a good way to demonstrate what I do,” said Rivera. “In this case, I realized I had an opportunity to carry a positive message to people through my painting.”

Located on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe across from the Meyerson Symphony Center, The Catholic Foundation Plaza was dedicated in 2006 as a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy at no cost.

“In addition to bringing bright and vivid colors to the Plaza, Adriana Rivera’s piece encompasses an important message for us all,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “We congratulate Adriana, as well as all of the artists who entered the competition, for their talent and creativity. We hope visitors of the Dallas Arts District will enjoy her work as much as we do.”

Rivera’s artwork, along with submissions by other Texas professional artists, was reviewed by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community before being selected. This year’s selection committee included: Reverend Stephen Bierschenk, rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Jim Keyes, 2013 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition winner; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki. Juan J. Hernandez’s “Trinity River Bottoms” and Ron Mabry’s “Flora and Crockett, Dallas” were selected as honorable mentions in this year’s competition.

Former winners include Marty Ray’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” in 2006, Ann Cushing Gantz’s “Trumpeting Angels” in 2007, Pamela Nelson’s “Magic Carpet” in 2008; David Zvanut’s “Music on Parade” in 2009; J. Lynn Kelly’s “Downtown Playground” in 2010; Rebecca Guy’s “Dallas in Wonderland” in 2011; Cornelius Brackens Jr. “When the Troops Come Marching Home” in 2012; Jim Keyes’ “Homage to The Concertgebouw” in 2013; Barbara Dybala’s “The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” in 2014; Stuart Hausmann’s “Paint the Town” in 2015; and Tanya Joiner Slate’s “Trinity River Origami” in 2016.

 

About The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 60 years, the Foundation has provided more than $126 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $220 million in assets and houses more than 400 charitable funds and trusts.

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Keller Art Walk Oct. 14

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 3-8 PM in Old Town Keller


The City of Keller Public Arts Board and the Keller Public Arts Society are excited to host the first annual Keller Art Walk, a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller.
Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Local vendors, musicians and other entertainers will also be featured throughout the event. Enjoy a special performance by Derek Anthony at 6:00 P.M. at Keller Tavern. Thank you to our sponsors: Star-Telegram, CWD, Melissa and Don Reid, Jean Keener, Nikko blu Designs, Keller Town Dental, Frost Bank, Farmers Insurance-Keith Bland Agency.
For more information visit www.cityofkeller.com/artwalk or call 817-743-4000.

Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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UNT Art in Public Places Symposium Sept. 8, 9 & 11

September 8, 2017 to September 11, 2017

A three-day sympoisum kicked off by a keynote panel discussion with experts in the field and featuring lectures by artists selected as finalists for a new artwork commission at the College of Visual Arts and Design. 

For details see:

https://gallery.unt.edu/event-detail/unt-art-public-places-symposium

 

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Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 15 call deadline August 21

Art in the Atrium 15
Call for Artists
Deadline–August 21, 2017

Apply to this call

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 15th installment of Art in the Atrium. Art in the Atrium 15 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 15 is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 through Friday, March 9, 2018.

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to enrich Frisco’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by bringing dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience of residents and visitors.

In keeping with that mission, the Public Art Board initiated Frisco’s ongoing Art in the Atrium series at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. This facility, with its open atrium design and tall limestone walls, has proven to be an exceptional venue for showcasing the artistic excellence of our local and regional artists.

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

  • Monday, August 21, 2017, 4:00pm CST: The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 15
  • Early September 2017: Selection process and notification of artists
  • Friday, September 29, 2017 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm: Artists drop off selected artwork, framed and ready to hang, and original signed loan agreement at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. Shipping artworks to the location is not permitted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please make arrangements for delivery of the artwork by someone else.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: Installation of artwork
  • Friday, October 9, 2017: Exhibition opens
  • Monday, October 16, 2017 – 6 to 8 pm: Artist Reception
  • Friday, March 9, 2018: Exhibition closes
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 8 pm: Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). NOTE: This is the only day artwork can be picked up. If the artist cannot retrieve it, please make arrangements for artwork pick up by someone else.

Contact Stephen Ross for more information

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PublicArtist.com – Texas calls

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Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Public Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Eligibility:
Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks professional qualifications from area, state, and national artists for potential public art projects. The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used to select public artists for upcoming commission opportunities to create new public artworks in conjunction with City-funded and bond-funded capital improvements.

To better diversify our pre-qualified list and select artists with a wide range of qualifications, applicants are encouraged to complete the optional demographic questionnaire section of the application.

Once approved by City Council, all pre-qualified artists remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Artists who were approved in FY2017 need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous applications and reapply.

Public Art Mentorship Course: Cultivating area artists’ participation in the City’s pre-qualified list is critical to the success of public art in San Antonio. Therefore, Public Art San Antonio (PASA) will select applicants from the San Antonio area to participate in a Public Art Mentorship Course. The course will be led by experienced artists and administrators to advance the applicants’ professional public art development. Artists must attend two Saturday sessions (Sep. 9 and Sep. 23, 2017) and complete an interim assignment. Completion of the course will result in two year pre-qualification. This is a one-time opportunity.


Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Support Services, San Antonio, Texas

Eligibility:
Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks professional qualifications from individuals or firms that provide a combination of creative and technical services that can support art in public spaces and project delivery. Qualified candidates are required to demonstrate successful experience and technical expertise in providing support services related to art in the public realm.

To better diversify our pre-qualified list and to facilitate the selection of artists with a wide range of qualifications, applicants are encouraged to complete the optional demographic questionnaire section of the application.

The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used to select individuals and business to provide on-call services including, but not limited to consulting, curating, writing, project management, art history, art handling and shipping, art appraising, restoring and conserving art, art fabrication, photo and video documentation, graphic and web-based design, and technical design.

Once approved by the City Council, all pre-qualified individuals or businesses remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Individuals or businesses who were approved in the FY2017 Call for Public Art Qualifications need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous application and reapply.


Name of Call: FY2018 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Collaborative Partners, San Antonio, Texas

Eligibility:
Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/16/17

The City of San Antonio seeks creative non-profit arts organizations with public art experience to submit qualifications to collaborate in the creation art in public places throughout the City. The FY2018 Pre-Qualified List is used as opportunities arise to collaborate on permanent, temporary, or event based public art projects.

Once selected, Collaborative Partners will be engaged to develop and implement projects, community engagement initiatives, and public art residencies based on scope of work and available funding and will remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Collaborative Partners who were approved in FY2017 need not apply.

Those who previously applied to this call and were not selected are encouraged to update their previous application and reapply.


Name of Call: Request for Qualificiations: Indoor Mural Commission in Conroe, TX for The Kroger Co.
Eligibility: City: TX: Houston
Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 8/20/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Indoor Mural Commission in Conroe, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co.

Deadline: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $8,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free

Project Location: Kroger Store #136 at SW corner of 336 S & I-45, Conroe, TX 77304

PLEASE NOTE: Additional open calls will be made for approximately two (2) more murals (to be placed in the Greater Houston area) for completion in 2018.

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA), on behalf of The Kroger Company (Client), seeks local artists interested in creating large-scale indoor murals. Selected artworks will have high visibility, be prominently displayed within Kroger stores, and use local references to evoke a creative, uplifting feeling that 1) encourages community and 2) celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. There is no application fee to enter. Three (3) finalists will be chosen based on their work examples—and their connection to the community in which the store resides—as well as receive a $300 stipend for submitting a proposal. One of the finalists submitting a proposal (Artist) will be chosen to create an artwork for each location. Payment to each selected Artist is $8,000.


Name of Call: Dove Springs Recreation Center, Austin, TX

Eligibility: County: TX: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson
Budget: $44,000
Deadline: 9/14/17

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department (EDD) seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate artwork for the Dove Springs Recreation Center at 5801 Ainez Drive Austin, TX 78744.

The City of Austin requests qualifications from professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties. No artist currently under contract with the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program at the time of application deadline is eligible to apply.


Name of Call: Cedar Park- Public Safety Art Project

Eligibility: Country: United States
Budget: $74,000
Deadline: 8/25/17

The City’s Parks Arts and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board seeks to commission artwork to be installed outside of the City’s Police Department/Court Building. The building is currently undergoing an expansion and the Board wishes to unveil the new artwork when the building is completed in late summer 2018.

The design proposals should: • Honor both the Cedar Park Police Department and the Cedar Park Fire Department. • Contain an element that serves as a memorial for two police officers killed in the line of duty. • Contain a seating element where members of the public may sit and reflect. • Complement the building architecture and the overall aesthetic of the site. • Utilize durable materials that will be suitable for continuous outdoor display. • Have budgets which include all artwork, art installation, delivery, site preparation, any necessary sculpture bases, and should not exceed $74,000.


Name of Call: Art in the Atrium 15 – FRISCO, TX

Eligibility: Unlimited
Budget: $0
Deadline: 8/21/17

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 15th installment of Art in the Atrium. Art in the Atrium 15 will showcase artistic excellence in the region, encourage public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art, and promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 15 is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 through Friday, March 9, 2018.


 

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Victory Park Debuts Five New Murals

DALLAS (Aug. 9, 2017) – Visitors to Victory Park may notice that the district seems a little more colorful than they remember, thanks to a new series of vibrant, geometric murals by local artist Lesli Marshall. The selfie-worthy works are the latest installment in Victory Park’s initiative to bring a renewed sense of energy and individuality to the district through public art.

 

“Victory Park is going through an amazing transformation, and the color and life in these murals reflect the new vibe of the area,” said Marshall. “It’s always exciting to stumble upon art in unexpected areas. In a parking garage, which is usually boring and industrial, people will discover these giant murals and interact with them.”

From goldfish swimming amongst diamonds to a mythical phoenix bird soaring over mountains, each new mural brings personality and a sense of discovery to an unexpected place: inside the parking garage on Victory Park Lane.

 

For inspiration, Marshall and her team members, Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky, looked to five adjectives – radiant, victorious, fierce, strong, and brave – and conceptualized five corresponding murals, each with its own animal and color scheme, painted in bold, bright strokes. Joining the “radiant” goldfish and “brave” phoenix, are “victorious” lions, a “fierce” steer, and “strong” elephants.

Splashed throughout the garage, with one on each level, the intention of the murals is twofold: to bring art into the district and to serve as a creative wayfinding mechanism.

 

“We could just paint numbers on each level like everywhere else does, but the new Victory Park isn’t like everywhere else,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co.  “Art is a powerful medium that can transform a space visually and impact how people experience a space emotionally. It’s one of the most important ways that we are adding texture, character, and soul to the district and fostering a vibe that is completely unique to Victory.”

The murals follow the unveiling of Victory Park’s first public art work this spring: an eight-foot steel sculpture in the “V-sign” hand gesture by California-based artist Nathan Mabry. The district will continue to roll out additional public art in the coming months, including a large sculpture by Las Vegas artist Tim Bavington, set to be installed this fall near the W Dallas – Victory Hotel.

 

The added public art comes as Victory Park owner Estein USA and retail partner Trademark Property Co. continue theirredevelopment efforts to evolve the district into a more authentic, walkable and soulful urban neighborhood.

In addition to the new public art, Victory Park transformation efforts include a full remerchandising, 85,000 square feet of new retail space, and key district enhancements to streets, sidewalks, storefronts, parking, technology and public spaces to promote a more vibrant, user-friendly experience.

 

Redevelopment efforts are also resulting in a number of new tenants, adding to the more than 20 retailers and restaurants that currently call Victory Park home. A curated collection of seven new local food and beverage tenants will open in the next year, including concepts from Tristan Simon, HG Sply Co.’s Elias Pope, This & That Concepts, Brooke Humphries, and Mesero. Other openings in the coming months include Orangetheory Fitness, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park, and The 23, a new 285-unit mixed-use apartment community by LMC. Additional parking and a state-of-the-art valet program, as well as lighting and technology upgrades, will also roll out in 2017.

About Victory Park

Victory Park is a 75-acre mixed-use development in downtown Dallas surrounding the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Victory Park features more than 220,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space; 621,000 square feet of Class-A office space; the 252-room W Dallas – Victory Hotel; more than 3,300 residential units; and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Victory Station provides access to DART Light Rail and the Trinity Railway Express. The popular 3.5-mile jogging and bicycle path, The Katy Trail, is also directly accessible. Victory Park is a property of UST XVI Victory Park, a German real estate investment fund managed by affiliates of Estein USA based in Orlando, Florida.  UST XVI became an equity owner of Victory Park in 2005 and the sole owner of the majority of the Victory Park buildings in 2009. For more information about Victory Park visit victorypark.com or follow Victory Park on Twitter @VPDallas,facebook.com/dallasvictorypark and Instagram @DallasVictoryPark.

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Catholic Foundation Annual Art on the Plaza Competition entries due August 24

Artist Stuart Hausmann’s winning work on display at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in Dallas Arts District

Call for Professional Artists!!!!
Enter The Catholic Foundation Annual Art Competition before August 24, 2017 at 3:00pm:

For more info:
https://www.catholicfoundation.com/learning/current-events/plaza-art-competition.asp
Texas artists have until August 24th to enter and have their works displayed in the Dallas Art District for one year.
• No entry fee
• $2,500 Grand Prize Award.
• Share the exciting upcoming 2017 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends and go to catholicfoundation.com for more information.
• The public unveiling of the 2017 winner will be in October 2017.
Flyer: 2017 Art Competition postcard
Check out this 2 minute video about our annual Art Competition.

Meghan Donnelly
Director of Marketing and Communications
12222 Merit Drive, Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75251
P: 972-661-9792
F: 972-661-0140
www.CatholicFoundation.com

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Traffic Signal Box Public Art Project call for artists

The Traffic Signal Box Public Art Project Call to Artists was announced today.
DEADLINE: 5 p.m. September 22, 2017 

The City of Grand Prairie Public Art Program invites artists to compete for a public art commission to create art on Traffic Signal Boxes (TSBs) located throughout the city. This project will brighten city streetscapes, enhance community pride and create new, paid opportunities for Texas-based artists.

This project includes up to 20 TSBs and is open to concepts for direct painting on the TSBs or for high-resolution, digitally-printed wraps to be applied to the TSBs.

Examples of projects at Link:  www.gptx.org/publicart/trafficsignalboxproject

Send questions to: 
Tammy Chan
Public Art Coordinator
1102 MacArthur Blvd.
Grand Prairie, TX  75050

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New mural in Plano designed by Will Heron makes Its mark

If you’ve driven down 15th Street these past 2 weeks, you’ve probably noticed the latest addition to the arts district: a colorful mural on the wall of Georgia’s Farmers’ Market.

The mural, a product of the Downtown Mural Project http://www.planomural.com/, uses visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history by incorporating historical elements inspired by Plano’s past. Each of the mural’s five columns is a different color and focuses on elements from historic photos of Plano, submitted by residents earlier this year.

This is the first of three murals to be painted in Downtown Plano this year. Local artist Will Heron is the mural’s designer. He has designed and worked on several other murals in the DFW area since founding the art collective WHERON – http://www.wheronart.com/.

If you haven’t already had a chance, head to downtown to see this new piece of art for yourself!

Don’t miss it at the August 10th Art & Wine Walk   – 2nd Thursday of the Month 5-9:15 pm. For Tickets see http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/?mc_cid=2ce68f77e6&mc_eid=3f53ac9516

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WestBend Debuts Public Art Program with Snap & Seek July 20

Collection of 26 pieces is one of the largest concentrations of public art in Fort Worth

  

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 11, 2017) – Selfies and shares abound with the latest wave of public art at WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development. Twelve new works splashed across the property expand its already impressive public art program, bringing added color, character and a unique spirit to the property.

 

The new works showcase a variety of style and medium by both local and national artists, including 10 murals by Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed, a site-specific “LOVE” sculpture by San Francisco artist Laura Kimpton, and a mural by local artist Lauren Childs. These join prior works by local artist Devon Nowlin and a rotating photography exhibit from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

 

“When it comes to retail places today, it’s all about creating experiences. Carefully curated public art activates a space and makes it unique, all while contributing to the vibe of the neighborhood and the city,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Most importantly, art is to be enjoyed. We invite our guests to interact with the works and share them with one another, and make them a part of their life. We want WestBend to be an extension of the world-class Fort Worth Arts District.”

 

New art at WestBend includes:

·         Kyle Steed:  Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed makes his Fort Worth debut with 10 WestBend murals that include quotes and references to famous Texans. There are a total of nine murals in the parking garage, consisting of five elevator vestibule works; three small works in stairwells, including a Willie Nelson quote, and Happy Trails mural on the exit wall; as well as a Patsy Cline quote near Drybar.

·         Laura Kimpton: Kimpton’s steel “LOVE” sculpture is celebratory and optimistic in spirit, sending a positive message to WestBend visitors. Located in the green space near Woodhouse Day Spa, the sculpture includes hundreds of programmable LED lights that change color at night. The piece is a part of Kimpton’s Monumental World Series that began at the 2009 Burning Man Festival and has since had permanent installations at the Apple store in San Francisco’s Union Square and Santa Rosa, Calif.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; and additional appearances at dozens of art and music festivals across the globe.

·         Lauren Childs: Childs’ first mural, “The Little Things,” depicts succulents with vibrant color and texture, bordering on sculptural, and is located between Woodhouse Day Spa and CorePower Yoga. An advocate for local art, Childs co-founded Fort Works Art, which began as an event-based pop-up organization and has now opened its first permanent gallery space in the Cultural District in Fort Worth.  

In addition to these new works, WestBend also recently unveiled the second iteration in its Amon Carter Museum of American Art series. Thanks to a partnership with the Amon Carter, WestBend is home to a rotating selection of nine, 4-by-6-foot reproductions from the museum’s renowned photography collection, presented on backlit film and displayed in lightboxes. Each iteration of the series is curated by the Amon Carter and is on display at WestBend for six-month intervals. The second iteration launched this month and will be on display through the end of the year.

 

Other public art at WestBend includes five photographic murals by Fort Worth artist and TCU graduate, Devon Nowlin.  The murals, which face the Trinity River and Trinity River Trails and Tom Thumb, capture the shopping and dining experience, health and fitness, and the natural surroundings of WestBend.

 

To celebrate its public art program, WestBend will host a #WestBendLove Snap & Seek on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. with artists Lauren Childs, Devon Nowlin and an Instagram takeover by Kyle Steed. The event kicks off on Level 6, the top floor of the free parking garage located behind Tyler’s, and the first 50 guests to check in will receive a free swag bag illustrated by Steed. #WestBendLove will feature a polaroid scavenger hunt, frozen treats, drinks from HG Sply Co., surprises, and the opportunity to meet the artists in attendances. To RSVP, click here.

 

WestBend’s public art is one aspect of a property redevelopment focused on evolving the University retail district by delivering a walkable critical mass of retail and restaurants, urban-style pedestrian experiences, and Trinity River/Trinity Trails connectivity. In addition to public art, the redevelopment includes newretail, trailside restaurants, office space, and property amenities. Bartaco and Warby Parker recently announced they will open new locations at the property.

 

The redevelopment will continue with phase II, which will include a property expansion onto the adjacent 3.5-acre tract immediately south of WestBend. Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring added ground floor retail, a boutique hotel, and multi-family units.

 

At full build-out, WestBend will include 670,000 square feet of walkable urban retail, restaurant, office, multi-family, and hospitality space.

 

About WestBend

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Silver Fox, Tom Thumb,Tyler’s, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.comor follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 Webmaster’s note: see also the article by Lance Murray on July 13 on Dallas Innovates:

WestBend, Foundry District Bringing Arts to Center Stage

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