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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.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/calls-for-artists-around-texas-3/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/42-murals-project-stevie-ray-vaughan-murals-by-steve-hunter/

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.

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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

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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

–from Arts District News – August issue. You can subscribe to the free email newsletter.

 

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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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Rockwall’s Kaufman Street Mural call for artists

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM – CITY OF ROCKWALL
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS & PROPOSAL
PROJECT: 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – DT Rockwall, TX
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artist residing in Texas
OPPORTUNITY: The Rockwall Art Commission is seeking qualifications and proposals from artists skilled,
experienced and interested in creating a large scale mural in Downtown Rockwall. Please read and
consider all conditions of this project prior to submitting your qualifications and proposal.

pdf: RFP 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – Rockwall, TX

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CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers – volunteers needed

EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with “Daybreak” and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.
Please sign up at the link below:
BACKGROUND:
Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to at-risk and underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social’s new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the “ground·swell,”. CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20′ mural for Savor Dallas.
For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit www.creativeartscenter.org

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Call for Sculptures – Arlington Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – Phase 4

DUE DATE: JULY 20,2017

The City of Arlington is seeking 2-3 sculptures for purchase to be placed within the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail located between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park.  A total 18 sculptures have already be placed to date.

Please consider submitting a proposal.  RFP for Phase 4 of the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail: Phase 4 Call for Submissions June 2017

Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, feel free to forward to fellow artists that may be interested.

Gary Packan
Assistant Director
Arlington Parks and Recreation Department

817-459-5477  •  Fax 817-459-5495

717 West Main St  •  Arlington, TX 76013

Nationally Accredited Agency and Gold  Medal Finalist

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2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2017)
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 10/28/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear. The exhibit will be held in the Llano County Historical Museum, located at 310 Bessemer.

 


New Braunfels Fall Into Art Festival 2017 – Gruene/New Braunfels, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/30/2017

Fee (Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

Join us for the Second Annual Fall Into Art Festival sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council (GNBAC). Last year’s event went incredibly well benefitting the artists, the GNBAC and the community too!  The Second Annual Fall Into Art street festival will be held again in the same locale as our first year,  Gruene Lake Village just blocks away from the 25th Annual Clay Festival held in the historic section of Gruene in New Braunfels and happening on the same weekend. This was advantageous for both the Clay Festival and the Fall Into Art Festival as many patrons enjoyed the abundance of art located in the Gruene section of New Braunfels on this happening weekend.



Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017
 
Richardson, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!


Name of Call: England Airpark/Alexandria Int Airport – Public Art Sculpture – ALEXANDRIA, LA

Budget: $125,000
Deadline: 9/8/17

England Airpark and Community, home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.


Name of Call: Richard Greene Linear Park Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – ARLINGTON, TX
Budget: $140,000
Deadline: 7/20/17

The City of Arlington (“City”) and Entertainment District Sculpture Trail (“EDST”) Committee are seeking a response to this call for public art submissions from artists interested in providing professional services needed for the placement of a sculpture(s) to be located in Richard Greene Linear Park.


 

Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).


Art @ Discovery Green 2017Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/4/2017 – 11/5/2017

Art@ Discovery Green along the Avenida  – A juried Art Festival featuring up 10 150 contemporary craft and fine artists selling their original and series works, located in the heart of Downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park.  Discovery Green, an Urban Greenspace, opened in 2008, encompasses 12 acres and is surrounded by the George R. Brown Convention Center, hi-rise living, luxury hotels and downtown sports arenas.  The park, which welcomed 1.5 million visitors in 2015, was named 4th best urban park in America in 2016 by USA Today.

Booth Fees Have Been Lowered For 2017!

Art@Discovery Green is produced for The Discovery Green Conservancy by festival director Lynette Wallace, with over 26 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team.   Artists needs are a top priority, offering continued hospitality with food/beverage and booth sitting.

Our festival this year will offer artist booths both on the Avenida and inside the park giving the artist easier load in and out as well as wonderful access for Houstonians and the 60,000+ visitors of the International Quilt Show going on in George R Brown.  November in Houston is traditionally one of the nicest months of the year, with comfortable temperatures and people enjoying outdoor events.  Discovery Green, always a destination for Houstonians, will be transformed into a celebration of Art and the independent artist including demonstration stage and cultural performances on the Avenida.


 

Art @ The Domain Austin – Fall 2017 Austin, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017

Art@The Domain in Northwest Austin is a small boutique Art Festival featuring 85 fine artists and contemporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street, Century Oaks Terrace in the middle of The Domain

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the sixth year for the fall show and the tenth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 50,000+ residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 7 years ago and is growing rapidly.

Austin is also a major center for high-tech industries. Apple, Intel, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Google all have offices here. It’s eclectic and diverse and Austinites have a reputation for being supportive of the arts and of independent businesses.

For the touring artists Art@The Domain offers a weekend to fit into your Texas tour.    Also offered within the fall Blue Lotus Art Show Tour areaThe Shops At La Cantera October 7th & 8th and Art@Discovery Green, November 5th &…


 

The SHOW of Dripping Springs | 20171042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/19/2017

Fee (Application Fee – Non-Refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/30/2017 – 10/1/2017

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 56 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot well-lit, air-conditioned ballroom with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, television, and social media throughout Texas. Go view photos of last year’s art event at www.TheShowSpotlight.com. This page will be updated with the invited artist’s name, photos and website link.


 

Name of Call: Montana Rapid Transit System – EL PASO, TX
Budget: $350,000
Deadline: 7/7/17

This public art project will commission a total of 1 or 2 artists or artist’s teams to design and develop original artistic designs and/or images to be placed on each RTS station across the length of the corridor.


Name of Call: ASU Centennial Village – Phase II (Member, Texas Tech System)
Budget: $135,000
Deadline: 6/22/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Please see the full RFQ and image attachments at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869

Make sure all images submitted include work that you have created or that is in progress. Do NOT include proposed pieces that were not accepted. Also, include budgets of past projects.


 

 

 

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West Dallas Veterans Tribute

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Name of Call: West Dallas Veterans Tribute – DALLAS, TX

Budget: $75,000
Deadline: 6/26/17

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 public artwork in the median at the intersection of Canada Drive and Coronet Boulevard in Dallas, Texas 75212.

The project is a citizen-initiated proposal led by residents, veterans, and veterans advocates from West Dallas neighborhoods with the support of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program.

http://dallasculture.org/category/public-art/call-for-artists/

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The Grove at Frisco Commons
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/22/17

The City of Frisco, Texas Public Art Program is issuing this Request for Qualifications for a public art opportunity at The Grove at Frisco Commons. Budget: $84,500.00

The Grove at Frisco Commons – an active adult center opening in early 2019 – will add a new social and educational destination to the already popular park. With a primary goal of serving adults 50 and over, this 30,000+ square-foot facility will include a diverse array of multi-use spaces for activities of all kinds including learning opportunities, fitness and games. Additionally, The Grove at Frisco Commons will serve as a meeting and special event space for the citizens of Frisco and beyond.

The name ‘The Grove’ was inspired by an existing grove of trees at the park and the desire to emphasize the importance of natural forms and themes for the development. The public art project will be located in an exterior courtyard with the many glass walls of the building on one side and the green spaces of the park on the other, accessible to audiences of all ages. The highly visible artwork will be displayed in an elevated planting bed, surrounded by landscaping and built-in benches.


 

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Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17
Days remaining to deadline: 12

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-August 2017 to mid-February 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 supply purchases.

 


 

TPS National Photography Award
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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: National
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 5/8/2017 – 6/23/2017
Entry Deadline: 6/23/17

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce a new award program for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize; a solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery, a new Participating Space during FotoFest 2018 in Houston, Texas; a solo exhibition at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas; and international exposure in the photo community! This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.


 

2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2017 – 10/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.


 

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2017 El Paso, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/9/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/18/2017 – 11/19/2017

The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 48th 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!


Septemberfest at the Museum of the Southwest 2017 Midland, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/5/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2017 – 9/10/2017

This show is produced with the aim of providing an exposition of high quality arts and crafts by national artists and craftspersons, to benefit the Museum of the Southwest. Annual attendance 10,000.  Best in Show wins $1000. The 2017 event will mark our 48th successful year!


 

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 6/4/2017
Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.

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Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2017 Granbury, Texas
DEADLINE: 8/21/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/21/2017 – 10/22/2017

A Friendly, Beautiful, Charming, Small Town That Supports The Arts In A Big Way……
Working closely with the Granbury Arts Alliance, the Historic Granbury Merchant’s Association has given full support and commitment to this 39 year old popular arts festival showcasing fine and contemporay craft artisan made works.

We are looking for 80 to 90 artists with unique and diverse works to partner with us in this celebration of the arts in our vibrant, historic downtown square!

Along with the amazing works of art all around the square, there will be featured an interactive arts area for all ages, in addition to fantastic food and local musicians!

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday evening from 7:30 to 9pm after you close your booth.

The Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts promises to be a weekend full of Artful adventure!!!
Please consider joining us and start creating!

Festival Chairperson   Cynthia James
Historic Merchant Coordinator Brenda Hyde


 

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Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).


Name of Call: Two Indoor Mural Commissions in Spring, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $9,000
Deadline: 5/31/17

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

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $9,000 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

To submit, visit https://houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit


Name of Call: Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, Texas – Call for Entries

Budget: $400
Deadline: 6/5/17

The City of Cedar Park Arts Advisory Board would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for a year-long period of display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden. Additional information and an application can be found here: cedarparktexas.gov/sculpturegarden


 

Twin Falls Park Project Honoring Artist Arthello Beck
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/1/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists for consideration to design, fabricate and install a free-standing, outdoor public artwork that will be a tribute to the life and work of Dallas artist Arthello Beck, Jr.

Arthello Beck, Jr., Dallas African-American artist, was born in Dallas on July 17, 1941. He was the first African American to own and operate an art gallery in Dallas. Arthello believed his art was a means of communication, a vital therapeutic form of expression for the young and old. His paintings reflected positive images of African-American people and culture; congregations at river baptisms, ladies at a beauty shop, children learning, sports scenes and dads reading to their babies are just some of the everyday scenes Beck captured on canvas.

Artwork should create a space or environment that invites community interaction with the artwork and incorporates themes central to Arthello Beck’s work.  Themes include references to positive African American experiences appropriate for children and adults in the surrounding neighborhoods. The Project Budget is $81,488.


 

Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17

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-August 2017 to mid-February 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


 

Asian American Monument
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/2/17

The Asian American Monument Committee of New Mexico requests artists or artists’ teams to submit qualifications for designing a public art sculpture in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882).  The site for the sculpture is the urban environment in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Second Judicial District Courthouse.  The budget for the project is $265,000 Eligible artist or artist teams must reside in the United States.


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Crossing Borders postcard show

San Antonio. Deadline to enter: June 1, 2017 (works must be received by this date)

The Cat Art Show

Houston. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 6th.

TPS National Photography Award

Houston. Entries due June 23, 2017

photographic call for entry “black/white”

Johnson City. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “black/white” to A Smith Gallery by June 19, 2017

Open Call for National and International Artists

Blue Star Gallery in San Antonio. Application Period April 1 – May 31, 2017

 

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Twin Falls Park Project honoring artist Arthello Beck – call for artists

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Name of Call: Twin Falls Park Project Honoring Artist Arthello Beck – DALLAS, TX

Budget: $0
Deadline: 6/1/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists for consideration to design, fabricate and install a free-standing, outdoor public artwork that will be a tribute to the life and work of Dallas artist Arthello Beck, Jr.

http://dallasculture.org/publicart/

Call is through PublicArtist.org

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May Fair Arts Festival 2017 Norman, Oklahoma
DEADLINE: 4/21/2017

Fee (application fee- non-refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/6/2017 – 5/7/2017

SATURDAY, May 6, 9am – 6pm | SUNDAY, MAY 7, 11am – 5pm
May Fair Arts Festival is a program of Assistance League® of Norman and is their gift to the community, now in it’s 44th year. Assistance League is a non‐profit organization serving the Norman community by giving time & financial support to a variety of philanthropic programs to help improve our community and the people in it. During 2015, chapter members provided more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service.


 

Nü Iron Age
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 4/21/17

Blacksmiths: Those that shape steel through fire and force. The blacksmith has often taken a backseat in the realm of modern art and design, deferring instead to function and tradition.  The last 2 decades have seen a new generation of blacksmith’s evolve.  They express openness, with a desire to engage with the art and design world. By organizing a show of contemporary forged iron work, we aim connect blacksmithing with a wider conversation – One of contemporary art, craft and metal work. This show will create a platform for relevant work within a fresh context.


 

Prospectus #242 NMSU Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 4/14/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior, site-specific commission project in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HLULC) on the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, 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 $180,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.


After Dark 6
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Taos
State: New Mexico
Fee: $40.00
Entry Deadline: 4/27/17

After Dark 6 is a show celebrating darkness and the varied reactions emblematic to this subject matter…nighttime, dark humor, dark fantasies, dark matter, etc. Greg Moon Art of Taos hosts this national show with guest jurors Matt Kennedy (La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles) and Stuart Ashman (Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe). The show will run June 24th – July 15th with an opening reception on the 24th. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, glass, digital printed media, and assemblage. Entry deadline is midnight April 27th.


Name of Call: Asian American Monument, Bernalillo County – ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Budget: $265,000
Deadline: 6/2/17

The Asian American Monument Committee of New Mexico requests artists or artists’ teams to submit qualifications for designing a public art sculpture budgeted for $265,000 in honor of the landmark civil rights ruling from Territory v Yee Shun (1882) which affirmed the competency of Chinese Americans to testify in court and have their testimony accepted.


 

Name of Call: 300 TriArt Program RFP, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $0
Deadline: 4/14/17

The San Antonio Tricentennial, through the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture, seeks proposals from community artists and art agencies for pop-up art projects to occur during 2018, the year of the city’s 300th anniversary. The intent of the 300 TriArt Program is to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio and Bexar County that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflects the vibrant pulse of the community. “The 300 TriArt Program will produce a diversity of art in our community that is accessible and open to the public,” said Faith Radle of Three Chord Media and member of the Tricentennial Commission. “We encourage both seasoned and emerging artists to embrace the tricentennial anniversary and create expressive works that showcase the culture, history, and unique beauty of San Antonio and Bexar County.” All art types (visual, literary, performance, filmmaking, etc.) and media will be considered for the program, and each project should be site-specific for a location open to the community. Arts partners are encouraged to implement their projects in non-traditional art venues to highlight unique and creative spaces in San Antonio. The projects that are ultimately selected will be reflective of the city and county’s rich heritage, taking into account our 300 years of history, and encouraging active community participation. The 300 TriArt Program will incite creative passion in the community and create a cultural legacy that commemorates the tricentennial anniversary. Individual awards granted through the 300 TriArt Program range from $1,000 to $20,000, with a total of $300,000 available to support local artistic talent. Proposal submissions are due on Friday, April 14, 2017 by 10 a.m. CST. Community, arts, and cultural organizations and artists that operate, work, or live in Bexar County can find the complete RFP at http://www.sanantonio.gov/purchasing/biddingcontract/opportunities and www.sanantonio300.org


 

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“ground·swell” Mural Dedication @ Cedars Backyard

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CREATIVE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MURAL WINNER FOR THE CEDARS BACKYARD

Dedication will be April 6 for Mural on Dallas‘ First Container Bar 


DALLAS – March 21, 2017 – Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) announced artist Dallas artist Rebekah Shamsa the winner of “ground·swell”, the mural opportunity for The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard.  Rebekah is a graphic designer who specializes in motion and animation. A graduate of CalArts, she has maintained a passion for working in a variety of mediums outside of computers, including weaving, photography, painting, metal and clay.  This is the artist’s first mural project and there will be mural dedication on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30pm in celebration of Dallas Arts Month.
Mural Concept for Dallas first container for The Cedars Backyard
Themed “ground·swell”, the site-specific mural will be 10′ x 40′ on the backside of the container (facing the Dallas Police Department Headquarters).  CAC members were invited to submit up to three total color renderings encompassing the artist’s interpretation of the theme. The chosen artist was awarded a $1,000 gift to The Cedars Social as well as a $1,000 gift certificate to the Creative Arts Center.  There was also a $500 stipend for materials. Jurors for the project were Todd Hedrick, CAC board member; artist Cynthia Mulcahy; and Jeffrey Yarbrough, co-owner of The Cedars Social.
According to Shamsa, the interpretative, abstract pattern features a series of eyes to remind us we are all accountable and all one. “Using multiple strokes to complete the shapes is suggestive of a current, similar to that which flows unseen in our environments and bodies,” said Shamsa.  “The downpour of rain from the heavens, the uproar of fire from the earth’s core, and the rush of air between are symbols for our societies shared opinions and conflicting views. Yet, they intertwine seamlessly.”
According to Diana Pollak, CAC’s Executive Director, the mural competition is an exciting opportunity for an artist to have their work seen in such a prominent location at the heart of the city. “This public art partnership with a private business will impact the community through its theme, ground·swell,” said Pollak.  “We were very pleased with all the submissions.”
ABOUT CAC:  Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors.  Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offeringmore than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica.  CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
ABOUT THE CEDARS SOCIAL:  The Cedars Social, located at 1326 South Lamar, is a cocktail den and kitchen that features an adventurous list of handcrafted cocktails and a modern comfort food menu created by executive chef Justin Box.  In November, it opened Dallas‘ first container bar The Cedars Backyard.
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Call for SCULPTURE – ART ON HENDERSON 2017 – last call

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Dear Artists,

It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson has been going on now for SEVEN years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for AOH17. DEADLINE: March 31
Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 8 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, Knox Street and Fitzhugh Ave, in Dallas, Texas.The 8 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

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.

PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS!

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

Thanks
Jeff Levine

SCHEDULE
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Applications Accepted
through March 31st, 2017
8 Finalists announced April 04th , 2017

Art Installed
May 31st, 2017May31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winnersWinners Announced
June 04th 2017

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Sculpture by Nathan Mabry launches Public Art Program at Victory Park

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VICTORY PARK LAUNCHES PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

Sculpture by Nathan Mabry is the first of several public art pieces to be unveiled over the coming months

DALLAS (March 27, 2017) – Victory Park is putting the “V” in Victory with the unveiling of the first work in its new public art program: an eight-foot hand in the “V-sign” gesture. The steel sculpture, titled Heavy Handed (Symbol), is the latest work in California-based artist Nathan Mabry’s Heavy Handed series.

The work was commissioned as part of the district transformation efforts focused on evolving Victory Park into a more authentic, walkable and soulful urban neighborhood. Owners Estein USA and retail partner Trademark Property Co. selected the work for its historic symbolism as a gesture of solidarity, victory, and peace used by figures like Winston Churchill, and more recently, even Siri.

“The V-sign is an unmistakable gesture with a common understanding that spans generations and an important, sustainable message that we are proud to spread. Its meaning has evolved throughout history, just as Victory Park is doing, making it the perfect piece to launch our public art program,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Embracing public art and the impact it can have on a space is a major initiative in our efforts to create a more vibrant, soulful Victory Park. By bringing creative, relevant public art to the district, we hope to enhance the emotional connection with the community and make Victory Park one of Dallas’ most interesting destinations.”

The sculpture, now perched at the intersection of Victory Park Lane and Olive Street, was completed in four months and is the 10th Heavy Handed work. Mabry’s Heavy Handed series launched in 2012 and includes similar corten steel hand sculptures, each of which is a different, often universally recognized, gesture, ranging from playful, like “fingers crossed,” to contemplative, like hands in a prayer-like position.

“The Heavy Handed works pay homage to minimalist and industrial sculptors like Tony Smith or Richard Serra,” said Mabry. “However, upon further inspection, these sculptures reveal themselves as symbolic hand gestures. This particular work references the very site it sits on, Victory Park.”

Victory Park’s Heavy Handed sculpture is Mabry’s first public installation in Dallas. He was also the subject of a solo exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2013.

Heavy Handed is the first piece in a series of public art installations planned for Victory Park.  A large sculpture by Las Vegas artist Tim Bavington is set to be installed in spring 2017 near the W Dallas – Victory Hotel, followed by additional works by local and national artists to be announced in the coming months.

Visitors to Victory Park will already see some of the results of district transformation efforts, which include 85,000 square feet of new retail space, reworked streetscapes, sidewalks and storefronts, district identity markers, wayfinding elements, public space amenities, two-way traffic on Houston Street and Victory Avenue, and a dedicated bike lane extending the Katy Trail. Additional parking and valet options, as well as lighting and technology upgrades will also roll out in 2017.

As part of the redevelopment, Victory is also undergoing a full remerchandising to include Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park, a collection of best-in-class local food and beverage operators, and select local and national retailers.

Earlier this month, Victory Park announced that three of Dallas’ top food and beverage operators all will open concepts at the mixed-used district later this year: This & That Concepts, the team behind High Fives, So & So’s and The Standard Pour, will open a restaurant and bar; Elias Pope’s company, 8020 Hospitality, which is responsible for HG Sply. Co., is teaming up with Brooke Humphries, the mind behind Barcadia, Beauty Bar, Mudsmith, It’ll Do Club, and Pints & Quarts, to open a 24,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment concept in Victory Plaza; and Brooke Humphries will also open a bar and tavern in an out-of-the-box location inside the parking garage on Victory Avenue.

Other 2017 openings include Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park and three unique concepts by Dallas entrepreneur Tristan Simon’s new venture, Rebees, including a modern Texas saloon, a retail emporium showcasing local artists and makers, and a creative workspace with a seasonally-minded, day-focused café. In addition, The 23, a new 285-unit mixed-use apartment community by LMC, will begin preleasing late this spring with move-ins beginning in August.

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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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Calls for art around Texas

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Name of Call: Luminaria 2017, Contemporary Arts Festival, San Antonio, TX

Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 5/10/17

San Antonio’s multi-arts festival is scheduling programming from November 9th-11th, with the epic night festival on Friday, November 10, 2017. Luminaria invites you, your gallery, your collective, or other creative organization to submit work for this highly competitive showcase. Submit your proposal by May 10th to be part of this edgy celebration of contemporary arts in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Project Proposals will be evaluated on their overall professionalism, creativity, originality, and innovation. There is only one application form to submit, whether your work is visual, performance, literary, musical, environmental, fashion, comedy, film, dance or a combination of artistic genres. Cross-discipline works are encouraged. All artists are required to be present at the festival and open to interacting with the public.

All works must be created specifically for Luminaria, unless Luminaria is also its Texas or US premiere. Art work sales are not permitted at the festival.

All proposals must be submitted via this online application process.

 


 

Ruidoso Art Festival 2017

 – Ruidoso, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/7/2017

Fee (Application Fee, non refundable.): $40.00
Event Dates: 7/21/2017 – 7/23/2017

The Ruidoso Art Festival is in its 46th year and is a perfect reason in the perfect season for artists, art lovers and collectors to escape to the mountains!  This event draws at least 5,000 people over the 3 day period and is held the fourth weekend of July each year. Featuring the works of over 100 Artists from a variety of art disciplines, it is an event not to be missed!  We hope you will consider participating in this outstanding art show.

Nestled in the cool mountain pines of southern New Mexico, in Lincoln County, Ruidoso offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives. Our beautiful alpine setting is surrounded by over one million acres of wilderness and national forest.  Ruidoso’s cool, mild summer creates an irresistible atmosphere and draws thousands of visitors wanting to escape the hotter climates.

Lincoln County, New Mexico is home to The All American Futurity (the world’s richest Quarter Horse race), The Mescalero Apache Native American Tribe (owners of the beautiful Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino and Ski Apache Ski Resort), Historical Fort Stanton (one time housed the Buffalo Soldiers of the Civil War Era), Smokey Bear Historical Park and Museum (where the famed bear is buried) as well as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid; (much of that history is located in the historical town of Lincoln, NM).  Rich in history coupled with wonderfully diverse cultures, Ruidoso, New Mexico is truly one of the best places to be!

 


 

 

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 29th Annual Balloon Fiesta Show – 2017

 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/1/2017

Fee (Required Fee. Only one fee, whether applying for single wknd. or both wknds.): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/6/2017 – 10/15/2017

Rio Grande’s Balloon Fiesta Show has endless potential to attract an affluent crowd of tourists looking for an authentic New Mexican experience – and ring in stellar sales for the 200 chosen artists & craftsmen!

Now in its second year at the beautiful Sandia Resort and Casino, this long-time favorite festival will showcase a national selection of fine artists and craftsmen – in a completely unique setting.  Each October, Rio Grande’s famous “Big White Tent” becomes home to a bustling art marketplace a full acre in size!  This is the largest art event of its kind in New Mexico. The new site, set in the heart of the action at I-25 & Tramway, makes it more attractive and accessible for tourists than ever before.

The festival location equally blends the beauty of New Mexico with logistical ease for attendees.  Promoters focus on creating a successful sales environment for artists; working hard to attract affluent art buyers and bring in the crowds.  In 2016, tourist attendance increased significantly, visibility was better than ever… and having the balloons floating overhead was nothing short of ‘enchanting’!  Join in on this exciting, top-rated art festival!

RANKED #10 IN THE NATION! – SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE 2016


 

 

Name of Call: Gateway to Downtown – Odessa, TX

Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 5/1/17

The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities (OCA&H) invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the structure on the corner of 8th street and Maple avenue, know colloquially as the ‘Cloth World Sign.’ This piece will be an addition to the City of Odessa’s public art collection.


 

Name of Call: University Health System, The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center Lobby, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $30,000
Deadline: 4/23/17

University Health System is pleased to announce a call for artists to be considered for inclusion in our new clinic, The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center. Dr. Hilliard, who passed away in 2014, had deep and profound ties to San Antonio’s East Side community where he practiced throughout his life — delivering more than 14,000 babies. He also had deep ties with University Health System and the San Antonio Housing Authority, the two organizations that came together to build this state-of-the-art medical facility on the city’s East Side.

Artists in this call are being considered to create a hanging or wall mural art installation for a large two story atrium lobby that will greet patients and the public in the new space. The 12,000 square foot building will have general health care outpatient services, with focus on pediatric and women’s health services.

Artists are asked to create a welcoming, colorful, engaging art work that related to any of the following: human form, nature, color, cultural diversity, abstract shapes, and history. The goal within our University Health System, “Salud-Arte: Art of Healing” program is to create a peaceful, positive distraction environment for patients and their families.

Installation and completion is scheduled for the week of November 13, 2017.


 

City of El Paso Art Windows
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City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 3/31/17

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in collaboration with El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seek to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.

Art Windows provides an exhibit space for local artists to display their work for a three month period. The designated space is intended to showcase El Paso as an international cultural destination through high quality art and visual experiences.


 

Prospectus #242 NMSU Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 4/14/17

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior, site-specific commission project in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HLULC) on the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, 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 $180,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.

 

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Old Town Keller West Rotating Sculpture Program – New Deadline!

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The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,000 honorarium shall be awarded for each of five 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 newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will 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 May 31, 2017, 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. Deadline for submittals is April 7, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

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FORT WORTH PUBLIC ART: Public Presentation: Master Plan Update April 27

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Public Presentation: Master Plan Update

Public Art experts Barbara Goldstein and Jessica Cusick will present the results of their research on public art in Fort Worth and the proposed vision for the next 15 years on April 27, 2017. Join us to learn about their process and provide feedback. More information about the Master Plan Update is available on the FWPA website. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017  | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Central Library | Tandy Lecture Hall 
500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102  

The Fort Worth Art Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Fiscal Year 2018 Public Art Fund Budget request. More information.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program advised by the Fort Worth Art Commission and managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. In this 15th Anniversary Year, the FWPA Collection includes over 100 commissioned, acquired, and donated artworks located throughout the city.

 

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Keller Old Town West – Rotating Sculpture Program

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

Deadline March 24, 2017

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller. For more information contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or 817-743-4018

For more information and to apply go to
http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

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South Lamar Gateway RFQ deadline March 1

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Name of Call: South Lamar Gateway Public Art, Dallas, Texas

Budget: $63,000
Deadline: 3/1/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications to design, fabricate and install one permanent sculpture to be installed near the intersection of Pine Street and Lamar Street and one site-specific seating element ideally made of recycled, re-used, or redefined materials in keeping with the spirit of the redevelopment of the neighborhood. The bench can be part of the sculpture or stand alone. The sculpture and bench will serve as a gateway into the newly renovated South Lamar Street sculpture garden.

http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

http://documents.ellipseinc.com/doccenter/artcenter/17781/SouthLamarRFQ_2.13.17.pdf

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Downtown Plano Arts District call for Mural Art – deadline extended to Feb. 17

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DOWNTOWN PLANO ARTS DISTRICT SEARCHING FOR MURAL ARTISTS

The Plano Art Association and Historic Downtown Plano Association are looking for artists to paint three large murals in the Arts District. Call: DMP Call for Artists Press Release FINAL

 

PLANO, TX – Jan. 26, 2017 – The Downtown Mural Project began earlier this month with an open call for artists to leave a legacy in Downtown Plano by applying to paint three large murals in the Arts District. Interested artists can apply at callforentry.org under Plano Mural Project. The application is open from now until February 10.

The project has a budget of $68,000, which will cover compensation for the artists’ design and engineering services, materials, fabrication, installation, and any other costs related to the Downtown Mural Project. “This project is an incredible opportunity to use visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history,” said Alex Hargis, the Executive Director for the Historic Downtown Plano Association. “We are so excited to collaborate with the artists to create something that will honor Plano’s heritage.”

All three murals will be inspired by historic photos of Plano that are currently being submitted by citizens, so that the Downtown Mural Project will engage the community and keep the murals current and personal to Plano residents. The project will culminate with a public unveiling ceremony and press event in downtown with city officials, residents, private sector leaders and regional art advocates in attendance.

To assist in the artist open call and overall project management of the mural installations, Plano Art Association has enlisted the help of Joshua King, Dallas-based artist and co-founder of Aurora. An advisory council has also been formed to ensure the historical accuracy and relevance of the murals. For more information on the Downtown Mural Project, visit www.planomural.com

About Plano Art Association The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and continues to be a vital part of the community. Our purpose is to encourage the visual art development of members, advance visual art values in community projects, further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to enhance visual art values in the Plano community and beyond.

About Historic Downtown Plano Association The Historic Downtown Plano Association is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 for the purpose of promoting tourism in the downtown neighborhood, preserving the district’s rich heritage and supporting the arts. The Association produces events and festivals to advance public awareness of the arts district and to encourage community development.

Media Contact for the Downtown Mural Project: Alex Hargis Executive Director, Historic Downtown Plano Association www.visitdowntownplano.com ahargis@visitdowntownplano.com | Phone: 972-948-5916

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

Receiving submissions from Feb. 13, 2017 through Mar. 24, 2017

For more information and to apply go to

http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

 

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Calls for artists around Texas & neighboring states

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Calls for artists — competitions, art festivals, exhibit space, public art, etc.


 

 

Midtown Art in the Park 2017 Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 2/15/2017

Fee (Non-Refundable Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/1/2017 – 4/1/2017

Midtown Art in the Park is held every April on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in centrally located Midtown Houston. The area is known for its many attractions, including picturesque park spaces, long standing arts organizations, public art, and is a State of Texas designated Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

For 2017, we are planning for approximately 5,000 visitors to join us in a beautiful wooded park just blocks away from transportation options and major freeways.

This event is coordinated and underwritten by the Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

Our goals include:

  • Coordinating a well organized festival.
  • Produce a good experience for both artists and visitors.
  • Provide a clean and well maintained environment for exhibiting fine artists and fine craftsmen.
  • Creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April  1, 2017
The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017
***If both of these dates are inclement weather days NO OTHER date will be selected for the 2017 Spring Festival Season.


 

Call for Exhibition Proposals for 2 locations at the College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland Art Gallery is now accepting proposals for installations/exhibitions for:
• Main Gallery
• J. Palmer Exhibition Space
All media is accepted, and site-specific installation is also encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:
Email the following to mgray@com.edu or save these to a CD and mail it to the gallery address, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, 1200 Amburn Rd. Texas City, TX 77591. (The CD will not be returned):
• 10-15 jpegs of sample works
• Artist statement
• CV or resume
• Proposal (optional)

Artist talk/Art lecture:
An artist talk or art lecture may be planned during the exhibition period.

Delivery/ Pick up of works:
The artist will be responsible for the delivery and pick up of the artworks unless otherwise arranged. If it is an installation work, the artist will be responsible for the installation. Some honorarium is available to assist the cost of delivery/shipping.

Liability:
Main Gallery:
The artworks are insured from door to door.
J. Palmer Exhibition Space:
All works are handled with professional manner, and all the exhibition spaces are closely monitored by the campus police. However, College of the Mainland will not be responsible for any damage or loss. If insurance is desired, it must be arranged by the artist while the artwork is in transit and for the duration of the exhibition.

Dimensions:
See the dimensions at www.com.edu/gallery

Contact:
Mayuko Ono Gray, COM Art Gallery director

Email: mgray@com.edu
Website: www.com.edu/gallery
Facebook: www.facebook.com/comartgallery

 


 

Name of Call: Texas State University Health Professions Building #1
Budget: $246,750
Deadline: 2/15/17Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork for the interior walls of a new building on its Round Rock, TX campus. Multiple awards as well as large scale pieces and works in series will be considered and awarded. The site is a new facility for health professions and will be utilized by Texas State health profession students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members visiting active physical therapy, speech-language-hearing, and sleep clinics.


Name of Call: Texas State University; University Events Center 

Budget: $267,350
Deadline: 2/15/17Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate an exterior public sculpture on its San Marcos, TX campus. The site is an expansion of the University Events Center.


 

Celebration of the Arts 2017 (COA)Midland, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2017
DEADLINE: 3/15/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/5/2017 – 5/7/2017

Celebration of the Arts, (COA) now in its 34th year, has been totally re-imagined for 2017, and will take place at the Wall Street Lofts and Main Street in downtown, Midland, Texas. COA benefits the Arts Council of Midland. COA is the longest running, annual event held in downtown Midland. COA has a strong reputation locally – with community support year after year – and draws out of town visitors. Fine Art is the centerpiece of the festival. COA also hosts local entertainers; non-profit arts organizations; a range of children’s activities; regional writers as well as food; and special events each year. Friday night, May 5, a Premier Party showcasing visual artists is an annual party for art lovers; Saturday & Sunday, May 6 – May 7, artists are the focal point of weekend activities for children and adults alike, with many family attractions.
$3,500 Prize money for 2017:

First Place $1,500
Second Place $1,000
Third Place $750
Honorable Mention $250
Award-winning artists from COA 2016 will automatically be accepted into COA 2017. (coupon code AWARD) 2016 winners must submit an application for space reservation by deadline and are required to pay applicable booth fees; not application fees.

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana
OPEN DATE: 2/8/2017
DEADLINE: 6/4/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.


Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 45th International Art Show
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Brownsville
State: Texas
Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 3/22/2017 – 4/5/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/15/17

Welcome to the 45th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year, a traditional and inspiring exhibit unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Color, technique, spirit, interpretation and passion vibrate in the artist and artwork to celebrate this world-class exhibit.


Alameda Recreation Center/Library
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/24/17
Days remaining to deadline: 17The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Public Art Program and the El Paso Parks and Libraries are pleased to invite professional artists/teams living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Alameda Recreation Center/Library.The project is seeking an artist who will work with the design team and the El Paso Parks and Libraries to identify appropriate sites and applications for public art and to subsequently design, fabricate and install artwork at the site.


Lomaland Recreation Center/Library

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/24/17

The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Public Art Program and the El Paso Parks and Libraries are pleased to invite professional artists/teams living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Lomaland Recreation Center/Library.

The project is seeking an artist who will work with the design team and the El Paso Parks and Libraries to identify appropriate sites and applications for public art and to subsequently design, fabricate and install artwork at the site.


 

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2017

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
City: College Station
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Entry Deadline: 3/3/17
Days remaining to deadline: 24Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2017 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.The theme of the 2017 competition is “Celebration!” Messina Hof is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2017 – so what better way to celebrate than with theme of “Celebration!” When searching for inspiration, think of everyday celebrations, not just holidays or anniversaries. The small moments in life that bring quiet tears of joy or shared bursts of laughter. Draw memories… paint milestones… create a masterpiece!

The top finalist 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.


3rd Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Alexandria
State: Louisiana
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 5/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10Give us your best mug, cup or tea bowl!  River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good cups to include in its’ 3rd 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!



30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Lake Charles
State: Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17

MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS Work in any medium using paper as a component part is eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.

JUROR Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans

ELIGIBILITY Open to all artists living in the United States. All artwork should be original and completed in the last two years.

AWARDS $3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the McNeese State University Works On Paper Permanent Collection.


Art Springs 2017
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Call Type: Festivals

Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17

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 Arkansas 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 6 and 10 am4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


 

 

Splendora Gardens is proud to present:
“THE FLOWER SHOW @ Splendora Gardens”
(an open call, every artist gets in art show about Flowers)
located in the beautiful and historic studio of James Surls and Charmaine Locke:
26041 Midline Road, Cleveland, TX 77328
March 25th, 2017 – April 23rd, 2017
Through their quiet beauty and grave symbolism, flowers continually capture the imagination and inspire the passions of artists. Many delight in the delicacy of petals illuminated by a late spring sun, animated by a gentle wind. The complex play of light, color, value, and texture compel the brush and the pen, the lyric and the tone. Others render flowers and gardens, and the myriad elements that complete them, as metaphors for the most profound aspects of human existence. They emerge out of the verdant mire to denote rebirth, fertility, peace, prosperity, purity, and as Juan Ferret notes in “The Power of Flowers,” spiritual liberation from earthly impulses.
Flowers give voice to our feelings. They adorn our most sacred ceremonies and grace our bodies in life’s important moments. They serve as gifts to our closest loved ones and those we wish to draw closer, and memorials to those we will miss. They embellish the commonplace, bringing joy to families on city windowsills and in country planters. And while coloring our days with vibrant and subtle hues, flowers also nourish new life; the flower’s highest value lies in its interactions in the complex of nature. It is a node, a point of collection, of both beauty and purpose. The dynamic essence of an organism, the flower reaches towards the sun as a lofty realization of its inverse, the root. And as one instant within a larger environment, whether garden or wilderness, it provides sustenance to other organisms. The garden in turn provides sanctuary from the commotion of life. Restful meditation or deep contemplation await those willing to release themselves into the order and elation of the garden, however modest. Although an invention, a vibrant balance of science and aesthetics, the garden symbolizes paradise, creation, and the perfection of nature.
Splendora Gardens is pleased to invite artists of all kinds to submit works to be exhibited, presented, or performed at “The Flower Show.” Whichever discipline you work within, no matter your level of “achievement,” or age, we are calling for works that express your unique interpretation of the theme of “flowers” and/or “gardens.” There will be no juror; every piece submitted will be shown. You are welcome to send visual art, read original poetry or prose, perform a song, or anything else for that matter. You can exhibit or perform works you’ve already created or make something new.
Scheduled visual artists (so far): James Surls, Charmaine Locke, Daniel Johnston, The Wheeler Bro’s, Ruby Surls, Alton Dulaney, and you…

• All artists can submit one piece each ready to hang or display. (Not to exceed 36” in any direction). Unframed works are ok and will be tacked to the wall.
• Artists can hand deliver works to Splendora Gardens during their normal business hours (10am-2pm Thursday-Sunday)…

Or send them directly to:
SPLENDORA GARDENS
c/o THE FLOWER SHOW
26041 Midline Rd.
Cleveland, TX 77328
Please include pre-paid shipping label for the return of the work. We will ship work back the week after the show comes down.
Send questions or performance submissions to: Jeffrey_Wheeler@hotmail.com
DEADLINE FOR ALL ART OR PERFORMANCE SUBMISSIONS:
Sunday, March 20, 2017, 5pm
“The FLOWER show” opening celebrations:
March 25th, 2017, 6pm-?
Exhibition/Concert/Dance Party
March 26th, 2017, 12-5pm
12:30-2:00 Old school pot-luck lunch hosted by James Surls, Charmaine Locke, and Ruby Surls
3:00-4:00 Concert by the one and only, Dickie Landry
4:15-5:00 Bryan Wheeler interviews Dickie Landry for the first Splendora Gardens live podcast


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Art in the Atrium 14 Call for Artists

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The City of Frisco seeks current, 2-Dimensional works of art by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 14th installment of Art in the Atrium. The exhibition showcases regional artistic endeavors and encourages public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art. The program’s goal is to reflect the artistic excellence in and around Frisco and to promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 14 is scheduled for Monday, April 10, 2017 through Friday, September 8, 2017. 

Frisco Public Art Program – Art in the Atrium 14

Exhibition Call for Artists

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.

CALL

The City of Frisco seeks current, 2-Dimensional works of art by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 14th installment of Art in the Atrium. The exhibition showcases regional artistic endeavors and encourages public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art. The program’s goal is to reflect the artistic excellence in and around Frisco and to promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.

Art in the Atrium 14 is scheduled for Monday, April 10, 2017 through Friday, September 8, 2017. 

DISCLAIMER

The George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (City Hall) does not function as a gallery or museum in its ability to exhibit any and all content within its business setting. While the City of Frisco respects the freedom of expression in visual arts, the City reserves the right to remove or relocate artwork at its sole discretion.

ELIGIBILITY and SUBMISSION

Visual Artists who live or work in and around the North Texas area and are at least 18 years old, are invited to submit no more than five (5) images of original artwork available for loan beginning Thursday, March 23, 2017 through Monday, September 11, 2017.

Artwork must have been created within the past 3 years. All artwork must be suitable for hanging. No 3-D artwork will be considered. Photographs submitted must be of high quality, printed on quality paper.

Submissions will be accepted only through the online process.

Interested artists must submit the following items online on or before Monday, February 20, 2017.

  • An artist statement with current contact information.
  • No more than 5 digital images of available artwork.
  • Annotated image list. IMAGE FORMAT REQUIREMENTSArtists may submit no more than 5 available artwork images online at www.callforentry.org in accordance with the following guidelines.
  1. Submit images in .jpg format. Only submit images with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the shortest side.
  2. Number each image and include the following annotations for each image.
  • Artist Name
  • Title of artwork
  • Date of completion
  • Medium/Media
  • Size in inches—vertical x horizontal
  • Price of artwork, if for saleArtists must comply with the formatting criteria to be considered.All art submissions to the City of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 14 exhibition will be reviewed and selected by the Frisco Public Art Board (PAB). All submitting artists will receive written notice of acceptance, modification or rejection of their submission(s).

    Selection criteria includes:

  • Demonstrated excellence of submitted works in conceptual, aesthetic and technical terms.
  • Professional qualifications and relevant experience.
  • Appropriateness to the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center as determined by the PAB. 

    EXHIBITION LOCATIONS and LIMITATIONS

    Placement of the 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.

     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. However, early removal may be approved by the Public Art Coordinator with prior written consent. The artist lending artwork for an exhibition must provide a suitable replacement, subject to the Public Art Coordinator’s approval, for artwork removed from an exhibition before its conclusion.

The artist is responsible for all aspects of a sale transaction of artwork on display. The City of Frisco does not receive a commission on or compensation from the sale of artwork exhibited.

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 14 may be considered 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.

TERMS OF LOAN and LOAN AGREEMENT

Selected artists will be asked to sign an agreement of loan and all conditions listed therein.

DELIVERY OF SUBMISSIONS:

The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 14 is Monday,

February 20, 2017. Upload your submissions, including a statement with up to 5 images and an annotated list of artwork to: www.callforentry.org

 

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

  • Monday, January 16 – Monday, February 20, 2017 Call for Artists for the Art in the Atrium 14
  • Early March 2017 Selection process and notification of artists
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m. 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), 5th floor City Room. Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please make arrangements for delivery of the artwork by someone else. 
  • Friday, April 7, 2017:  Installation of artwork 
  • Monday, April 10, 2017:  Exhibition opens 
  • Monday, April 17, 2017:  Artist Reception 
  • Friday, September 8, 2017:  Exhibition closes 
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m. Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 5th floor City Room. 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, contact Public Art Coordinator Becky Deo at MSears@friscotexas.gov.

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