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Plano Portal Project call deadline May 9


City of Plano Portal Project


The City of Plano has seven designated locations on 15th Street between US75/Central Expressway and G Avenue as you approach the historic Downtown Plano Arts District. Six of the locations are lining the newly renovated north and south sides of 15th Street, and there is one larger area in the landscaped median at 15th Street and the Frontage Road. Each location has power available. The City of Plano is seeking original artwork at these locations to declare the entrance of the arts district. Consideration should be given to traffic sightlines and pedestrians.

Selected Artist compensation: $300,000 includes design, implementation and install

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Call for public art in Wylie


Call for Artists- City of Wylie. Submissions due May 11, 2016.



The Public Arts Advisory Board of the City of Wylie, Texas, seeks to commission an original, exterior, site-specific, functionally, philosophically, and artistically integrated space(s) for the New Walking Trails and Disc Golf Park. There are two spaces available for art located at each entrance of the walking trails..

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Public Art on the Chisholm Trail Parkway: Trinity Water Fowl and Water Crossing Markers by Norie Sato


Dedication Ceremony
Public Art on the Chisholm Trail Parkway:
Trinity Water Fowl and Water Crossing Markers by Norie Sato 
This Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 10:00 am
Near the intersection of N. University Drive and W. Vickery Boulevard
Parking at 1300 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Free and Open to the Public
Join artist Norie Sato, Mayor Betsy Price, City Council Members Ann Zadeh and Jungus Jordan, and North Texas Tollway Authority officials to celebrate the completion of the Trinity Water Fowl and Water Crossing Markers. Afterwards, join us for a bus tour of the artwork on the parkway led by the artist, Norie Sato.
Located along an eight and a half mile stretch of the Chisholm Trail Parkway, these stunning glass and stone mosaic murals were inspired by images of Trinity River wildlife taken by eighteen local photographers.  Commissioned by the City of Fort Worth through Fort Worth Public Art, the artwork is a visual reminder to motorists of the rich natural ecosystem that exists alongside the built human environment.
The ceremony will be held on the Old Vickery Bridge, near the intersection of N. University Drive and W. Vickery Boulevard.
Parking is available at 1300 S. University Drive. A shuttle bus will be available starting at 9:30 am to transport attendees to the ceremony; attendees please arrive early for shuttle service. Pedestrian access also available from 1300 S. University Drive.

Visit the FWPA website to see pictures and learn more about this project: www.fwpublicart.org

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  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.  In addition, over 60 public art projects are currently in progress. 
Fort Worth Public Art
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Call for SCULPTURE – ART ON HENDERSON 2016 – deadline March 31


Dear Artists,

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

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for AOH16.WE HAVE ADDED 3 ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS FOR A TOTAL OF  10 SCULPTURES IN 2016.

Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 10 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, in Dallas, Texas.

click here to view the 2016 locations
7 x Henderson Ave + 2 x Knox + 1 x Fitzhugh Ave

The 10 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

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

Jeff Levine


Applications accepted through March 31st, 2016:

10 Finalists Announced April 04th, 2016

Art installed May 31st, 2016

Winners Announced June 04th 2016

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Art 4 Dumpsters deadline March 18



Artists will be able to showcase their artwork on a City recycle dumpster.

Submissions of art work DUE by 5PM, March 18, 2016.


The five chosen artists (or teams) will paint the recycle dumpsters on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7am to 5pm at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.

The five winning artists will receive:​
$2,250.00 and $250.00 (for art supplies)

See the Project Overview and Call for Artists for more info.

Art for Dumpsters

Art for Dumpsters

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Calls for Artists – Texas & Neighboring States


Calls for artists – exhibits, art competitions, residencies, festivals, and public art. Compiled from the entry services CaFe (callforentry.org) and Zapp (zapplication.org). Both services are free for artists to join and both provide email updates on calls for their users.

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Deadlines for these calls are coming up soon, so check them out!



Celebration of the Arts 2016 (COA)

Midland, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2016
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/6/2016 – 5/8/2016

This weekend tribute to the visual and performing arts is designed to benefit the entire community, to increase tourism, and to raise funds for Arts Council’s operating budget. COA includes a Friday evening Preview Party (typical attendance is 500 people); Festival activities, 65 visual artists, Arts Experience area for children and people of all ages with hands-on activities, take away projects, demonstrations and displays and performance stages.

$3500 Prize money for 2016:

First Place $1500
Second Place $1000
Third Place $750
Honorable Mention $250
Award-winning artists will be automatically accepted into COA 2017. (coupon code AWARD)
Artist must submit an application for space reservation by deadline and are required to pay applicable booth fees.



1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 7/1/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/22/2016 – 10/23/2016

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 60 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot air-conditioned room 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, and social media throughout Texas. The website page dedicated to The SHOW will be www.TheShowSpotlight.com



Lubbock Arts Festival 2016 – 38th Annual

Lubbock, Texas
DEADLINE: 3/1/2016
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 4/15/2016 – 4/17/2016

Come give Lubbock a try!  Look what one artist has to say about us . . .

“This is just a note to let you know I’ve participated in your show the last 3 years . . . I think you do a great job promoting your event the customer base is knowledgeable about art & I thought the event was well attended. This is my 31st year doing shows & I believe a lot of events could take a lesson from your show on how to treat artists . . . I will continue to do your show enjoy it and it has been more profitable each year.  Thank you.”  Steve B.

We want you to join us at the 38th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, April 15-17, 2016.

Show venue is completely indoors (Lubbock Memorial Civic Center) with indoor plumbing (no porta potties for our artists). Lubbock is a college town with a medical and law school. Friendly people, well organized. Other great shows in Texas before and following the Lubbock Arts Festival.



2016 Santa Fe Plein Air Festival
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 2/28/16
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Plein Air Festival in the Land of Enchantment. Fifty (50) artists will be selected to participate in a seven day event from Friday, June 3 through Friday, June 10, around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico (within a defined zone). InArt Gallery will display the participants’ best two works along with special award winners. The show will hang through July 4. Daily guided paintouts will be provided for those who want to paint in a group setting. Events will include a Kick Off Fiesta, an Enchanted Skies Award Event, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.

Over $17,000 in awards available. Participants will need to become PAPNM members to participate.

Frank LaLumia will be the Judge of Awards and will offer a four-day workshop, “Two Big Concepts” after the paintout – June 10-13 (separate registration fee applies).


Art Springs 2016
Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 2/26/16

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 7 and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

El Paso Eastside Regional Park Plaza
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/26/16
The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Public Art Program and Parks and Recreation Department seeks to commission a professional artist to design and develop a public art piece for the Plaza as the first phase for the Eastside Regional Park.

The City of El Paso is working with the design consultants to develop the design of the Eastside Regional Park Community Center/Natatorium, and seeks a professional artist with proven experience in developing public art to join the design team.


Prospectus #235 Fantase Fest 2016
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/29/16
Number of Applications Allowed: 20

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and Creative Santa Fe seek artists or artist teams to create a site-specific temporary commission projects in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Prospectus #238 Currents New Media Festival 2016
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 3/1/16

The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) of New Mexico Arts (NMA) and Parallel Studios seek artists or artist teams to create outdoor new media installations and/or architectural mapping installations as temporary commissioned projects in the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the opening weekend, June 10-12, of the 2016 Currents New Media Festival, June 10-26.
The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection.


Oso Bay Biennial XIX: Design Symposium + Juried Show
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Corpus Christi
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 3/1/16
Hosted bi-annually at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, the Oso Bay Biennial XIX International Juried Show brings together the best and brightest in visual communication. James Victore, juror. $1,000 cash prize for best in show professional, $500 best in show student. Entries accepted January 27-March 1, 2016. A variety of categories are open to participants, click here to see the entire list:  http://www.osobayxix.com/juriedshow/

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2016
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
City: College Station
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Entry Deadline: 3/4/16

Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2016 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 2016 competition is “Renaissance”. The European Renaissance occurred between the 14th and 17th century, during which advances in art and science flourished – both of which happen to be necessities for winemaking!

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.

Farmington Museum Gateway to Imagination
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Farmington
State: New Mexico
Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 5/7/2016 – 7/9/2016
Entry Deadline: 3/12/16
Attention artists!  Get your work prepared for entry into the 2016 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition.  The show will take place at the Farmington Museum from Saturday, May 7 – Saturday, July 9, 2016.  All media accepted, open to artists 18 years and older, artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2015.  This annual show attracts fine artists from across the country and will feature approximately 100 accepted works of art, including paintings, watercolors, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media.  The show will award up to $4,650 in cash prizes. The cost of entry is $45 for a total of three works of art. The entry deadline is March 12, 2016.

The Paseo 2016
Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: International
City: Taos
State: New Mexico
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 9/23/2016 – 9/24/2016
Entry Deadline: 3/15/16
Days remaining to deadline: 21
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

The PASEO is a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico, engaging the community in the art making process. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico, is in its third year, and scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 23rd and 24th, 2016.

The PASEO is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival, 5pm-10pm. PASEO 2015 brought 10,000 people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration of the Taos Arts Festival. Artists are also invited to present at our daytime forums, lectures and learning labs (10am – 5pm).

As part of the application process new media artists are invited to submit proposals for STEMarts LAB @ The PASEO, an innovative educational program that allows schools, youth and their families to become part of the STEM-art making process at The PASEO. The artists are asked to share their process of art making with the students who then perform/install at the event.

This is a juried and invited event with an entry fee. With this call, artists have the opportunity not only to be invited to present atPASEO 2016, but become eligible for invitation to opportunities for additional year-round events and collaborations.

Louisiana Percent for Art Program – Call to Artists – Nicholls State University Culinary Institute
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Baton Rouge
State: Louisiana
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 3/15/16

The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement a site-specific, large-scale sculpture of original design for the exterior of the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Building at on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The artwork will be subject to direct sunlight and must be unique, permanent, discourage vandalism, and require very minimal long-term maintenance. Finalists are required to attend 2 meetings, in person, at the site in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

The project budget (inclusive of all expenses) is $70,000. The call closes March 15, 2016. This is an open call, and all eligible artists (local, national and international) are welcome to apply. This is a call for submission of samples of previous work and qualifications only.
Please read the full call for eligibility requirements and submission guidelines: http://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/percent-for-art/call-to-artists/index


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McKinney Juried Art Competition & Exhibition – Call for Entries

juried art collage

The 4th Annual ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition & Exhibition is hosted by the City of McKinney’s McKinney Performing Arts Center with help from volunteers of the Arts and Music Guild. The competition and exhibition is sponsored by the McKinney Arts Commission, Orisons Art and Framing and citizen leaders dedicated to the growth of the arts in McKinney. All of the activities occur at the McKinney Performing Arts Center at the Historic Collin County Courthouse in Historic Downtown McKinney.

Cash and purchase prizes totaling $8,500 will be distributed as follows:

  • One large scale work will be awarded a $6,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. Eligible pieces must be 36″ or more in one dimension. To be considered for the purchase prize, artists must submit an online application. There is a $25 application fee to submit 3 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.
  • $2,500 in prize money will be divided among 5 works of art chosen by the judge including one Young Artist Award. Size restrictions apply.



Other Considerations:

  • 2016 Purchase Prize submissions will be juried by a four-person panel. 10 semi-finalists will be selected in consideration for the Purchase Prize.
  • Prize winners will be chosen by 2016 judge, Will Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • All 2D and 3D media are allowed. More specific information included in prospectus. Works will be juried according to original and engaging artistic vision, effective use of media, and professionalism of presentation.
  • ‘Unique by Nature’ is open to professional and emerging artists who are legal residents of the United States and at some point have been residents of Texas.
  • Entrants must be at least 17 years of age by April 2016.
  • Artists wishing to be considered for the large work purchase prize must submit an online form.
  • Artists interested in submitted work for the cash prize aspect of the show should refer to the full prospectus.
  • Artists may price their work for sale during the exhibit. Sales will be handled by MPAC minus a 25% commission. All commissions collected by McKinney Performing Arts Center will be used to purchase additional art work or to fund future competitions.
  • Staff and volunteers will use care in handling the work; however, we are not responsible for losses or damages. Artists may consider insuring their work based on its value.


Feb 01 – Online ‘Call for Artists’ Open – Purchase Prize entries only
Mar 25 – Online entry submission deadline at 7 p.m. – Purchase Prize entries only
Apr 01 – Acceptance notifications emailed – Purchase Prize entries only
Apr 02 – Hand-delivered entries received at McKinney Performing Arts Center
Apr 08 – Awards Reception
Apr 08-23 – Exhibition
Apr 09 – Downtown McKinney’s Arts in Bloom – Spring Arts Festival
Apr 24 – Pick-up of all entries

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FWPA Call for Entry Deadline Jan. 7 – Tarrant County Artists Only

Signal Control Box pics

Fort Worth Public Art is issuing a call for artwork from Tarrant County artists. Chosen artwork will be used to wrap fourteen traffic signal control cabinets on East Lancaster Avenue.

Each applicant can submit up to eight images, which if selected, will be printed on vinyl and adhered to a traffic signal control cabinet for up to 5 years. Artists will be paid a $500 licensing fee for each image selected. Artists may have more than one of their images selected for use. The call is limited to artists 18 years or older who reside in Tarrant County.

If you are eligible, we encourage you to participate. The application is free. The deadline is January 7, 2016.

Submissions can be made through CAFÉ (callforentry.org) and you can read more about the requirements and history of the East Lancaster Public Art Plan on the FWPA websitehttp://www.fwpublicart.org/nu_site/page.php/id/trafficcontrolbox

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Dallas Love Field Airport – Phase II Public Art deadline Jan. 7


Dallas Love Field Airport – Phase II

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists and/or artist teams to work with the Love Field Modernization Program team and the Public Art staff to participate in the design, fabrication and installation of public art at Dallas Love Field.

New public art will be the commissioned at Dallas Love Field to be completed by September 2017 – the 100th Anniversary of the Airport.

Locations for new public art commissions include:

  •  Spirit of Flight Park: 10,000 SF open space at the entrance to the parking garages A  and  B created by the relocation of the Spirit of Flight sculpture/fountain.
  •  Ticketing Hall Entrance: 2 story wall space with high visibility from pedestrians.
  •  Pedestrian Walkway: walkway from the new parking garage C to the  Ticketing Hall.
  •  Pedestrian Bypass Corridor: pedestrian corridor to bypass the Ticketing Hall directly to  concourse.
  •  Atruim at Building A:  public entrance atrium at Administration Builiding

The public art budget for new commissions will be $1.6 million dollars. Each location will be assigned a budget commensurate with the scope and size of the location.


Entry Deadline: 1/7/16

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Trademark Property’s Fort Worth Public Art at Waterside and WestBend

Devon Nowlin, Westbend

Devon Nowlin, Westband


Art programs at Waterside and WestBend underscore Fort Worth-based developer’s commitment to local talent

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 7, 2015) – Trademark Property Co. today announced new public art programs underway at the developer’s two Fort Worth properties, Waterside and WestBend. The art programs are intended to support Fort Worth culture and arts through historical tributes and commissions by local artists. They are a part of Trademark’s Conscious Place initiative; a stakeholder driven development model that aims to ensure that its properties are more than just places of commerce, but also places of community and meaning.

“At Trademark, we truly believe that in order to fulfill our Conscious Place vision, we must make sure that each project is a reflection of the community in which it exists,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “One of the ways we accomplish this is through a commitment to the local and artisan. We have spent months working with artists to ensure that these public art programs add soul and character to each property, and we hope that the art inspires and engages visitors for years to come.”


Trademark has commissioned Texas artist Bob Wade to lead the public art program at Waterside, the company’s first ground up Conscious Place mixed-use development. Currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive, the 63-acre site previously served as the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association (LMRA). As part of the program, which will be a combination of sculpture and murals, Wade will repurpose amusement rides and play equipment located on the original site into public art that will be located around Waterside. In addition, Wade is giving new life to vintage black and white photographs that tell the history of the property over the past 75 years by hand tinting the images and transforming them into on site murals. The art is slated for installation in spring/summer 2016.


At WestBend, located in Fort Worth’s University District, two local artists with ties to neighboring Texas Christian University (TCU), Devon Nowlin and Cam Schoepp, have been selected for public art commissions at the property.

Fort Worth native Nowlin created five photographic murals that capture the shopping and dining experience, health and fitness, and the natural surroundings of the WestBend property. Installed in early December, Nowlin’s murals are displayed throughout the property, focusing on the areas facing the scenic Trinity River and Trinity River Trails. Schoepp, an associate professor of art at TCU, will install a ten-foot tall sculpture in spring 2016 which will incorporate a water feature into the welcoming green space near the valet area.

About Waterside

Waterside is a 63-acre mixed-use development currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive in Fort Worth, Texas. Phase I, which is slated for completion in 2016, includes retail and restaurants, signature public space, The Grove, 383 multi-family units and a number of Conscious Place amenities. Tenants will include Whole Foods Market, REI, Taco Diner, Zoes Kitchen, Blaze Pizza, Sleep Train, Massage Heights, Envy Nails, Amazing Lash Studio plus many additional retail and restaurants. At full build out, Waterside will be a walkable, dynamic district including 200,000 square feet of retail space and riverside restaurants, 800 multifamily residential units, two to three hotels, office buildings, and potential for additional high density single family housing, much of which will be situated along the Trinity River. For more information, visit watersidefw.com or follow Waterside on Facebook and Twitter. 

About WestBend

WestBend is located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District, one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s strongest infill retail corridors. WestBend is undergoing a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants and WestBend 2, a new 81,150-square-foot building that includes The Fresh Market on the ground floor and 57,000 square feet of new Class A office space directly above. Current tenants include The Fresh Market, Zoes Kitchen, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Silver Fox and the River Plaza office tenants. Upon completion in spring 2016, WestBend will include 278,000 square feet of retail, dining and office space. For more information, visit westbendfw.com or 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. Since 1991, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 100 employees is responsible for more than 6.2 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.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at Highland Village (Highland Village, Texas), 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.

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Fort Worth Public Art Call deadline Jan. 7


Fort Worth Public Art Call for Entry!
East Lancaster Avenue Traffic Signal Control Cabinet Artwork – Tarrant County Artists – Deadline January 7, 2016


Fort Worth Public Art is looking for artwork by local artists for 14 traffic signal control cabinets on East Lancaster Avenue. Artists will be awarded $500 for each image selected, and the application is free! 

Apply Now

For more information, please visit the Fort Worth Public Art website: www.fwpublicart.org 

Fort Worth Public Art
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107


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Vaughan Brothers Tribute at Kiest Park – call for artists

Vaughan Brothers Tribute at Kiest Park
1925 Elm Street, Suite 400
Dallas, Texas 75201


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The City of Dallas Public Art Program seeks qualifications for a new art project that will celebrate and honor the contributions of Dallas musicians Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan. The selected artist(s) will create an artwork that is integrated into the selected site at Kiest Park and enhances the experience of visitors to the park.

Sibling blues guitarists Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray Vaughan were born and raised near Kiest Park in Dallas, Texas. The Vaughan brothers are recognized as two of the greatest blues musicians and as important figures in the of blues revival of the 1980s. The brothers earned the praise of Muddy Waters, Albert King and Eric Clapton as well as other international pop stars such as Nile Rodgers and David Bowie. 

 SUBMISSIONS TO CaFE at www.callforentry.org

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  January 15, 2016


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Downtown Bastrop 2016 Sculpture Project – deadline extended to Dec. 15


Bastrop Art in Public Places
City of Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop, Texas is a unique blend of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a delightful selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Nearby neighborhoods have over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored. A Texas Main Street City since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character, promote heritage tourism and extend its welcome. Bastrop is a designated Cultural Arts District by the Texas Art Commission.

The Bastrop Downtown 2016 Sculpture Project (“Sculpture Project”) is an annual program of the Bastrop Art in Public Places Task Force and the City of Bastrop. The 2016 Sculpture Project is the second time the City has produced such an outdoor visual arts exhibition.  This highly visible and accessible sculptural exhibition will serve as an art destination for the residents of Bastrop County and Central Texas, as well as, visitors to the area.  Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry and creativity unique to this exhibition.  Sculptures submitted are selected through the juried process and will be installed throughout the historic downtown Bastrop corridor for one full year.  The sculptures will vary in theme, construction and materials and may be on sale while on loan.

The winning sculptures will be presented at a ‘Sculpture Stroll’ on March 19, 2016.  An awards ceremony will follow.

2016 Call for Entries

You are invited to submit your work to be displayed for the year-long public exhibit that showcases large scale, outdoor sculptures.  [Note: The intent is that all sculptures will be displayed outdoors, and the artists should anticipate a year-long outdoor exhibit.  However, on occasion, the sculpture may be displayed indoors, at the City’s sole discretion.]

The following criteria are required:

1.  The call is open to all artists without geographic distinctions or restrictions.  A sculpture currently owned by an individual other than the artist may be submitted by the owner (“Owner”), along with a certification of authenticity from the artist.

2.  Large scale sculptures can either be secured on a 3’ wide X 3’ deep X 6” tall pad or be of a free standing nature with no pad required. Sculptures are required to be durable to withstand exposure to the elements for one year.  Interactive sculptures with sound, lights, or movements are admissible, however, electricity will not be provided therefore an alternative power source is required.

3.  The sculpture may be identified by the Artist/Owner as being ‘for sale’.  In the event that a sculpture is purchased during the exhibit year, the Artist/Owner is requested to keep the sculpture in place until the expiration date established in March of 2017.  If the sculpture is removed, the Artist/Owner providing the sculpture will install the same or a new sculpture subject to the committee approval and at that individual’s expense.

4.  Each artist may submit up to three works.  Jurying is based on the originality and creativity of the sculpture, as well as, its safety, durability, and suitability for an outdoor public exhibit.  A $300 stipend per each accepted artist’s sculpture will be issued for delivery, set up, and removal of sculptures.  Insurance is provided.

5.  A high resolution digital photograph of at least 300 dpi and 5×7 size is required to be juried, as well as, for marketing collateral. Please note that the quality of the photograph can influence the jury process.  Send all photos, including an artist’s photo by email.  Submit applications by email with digital photos to baippcalltoartists@gmail.com or mail to BAIPP c/o Deborah Johnson, 908 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602 with photos on a CD or flash drive.

6. Pending City Council approval of the selected artist exhibitors, the BAIPP will install up to twelve (12) sculptures.  Selection will be done by a blind jurying process by a pool of jurors chosen by BAIPP.   The judging for awards will be done after the installation of the sculptures by another panel of jurors.  Prizes will be $1500 for “Gold”, $1000 for “Silver” and $500 for “Bronze”.  The remaining artists who were selected will receive Honorable Mention and $200.

7.  Pending available funds, and approval by the City, BAIPP may purchase one or more sculptures to be added to the City’s permanent collection.

8.  Participating artists will meet with a BAIPP representative and City staff in Bastrop by appointment between March 14th and 18th, 2016, to install their sculpture.  The sculpture must have steel tabs or plates attached to the bottom for purposes of bolting to a secure concrete slab unless the sculpture is freestanding and large enough to not require bolting to a pad for security.  Installation is the artist’s responsibility but BAIPP and City staff will provide assistance.  Insurance against damage, theft and the elements will be the responsibility of the City of Bastrop.

9.  All artists selected to exhibit a sculpture will be required to sign an Artist’s Agreement with the City of Bastrop that will detail the rights and responsibilities of all parties related to staging, installation, security, materials, liability and removal, etc.


   Dec. 15, 2015:     extended  Submission Deadline
Confirmations of receipt of submissions
February 1, 2016:       Notification of Acceptance
      February 15, 2016:       Signed contract and W-9 due
     March 14-18, 2016:       Installation by appointment
March 19, 2016:       Tentative times for events
1-3 pm – Sculpture Stroll
               3-4:30 pm – Awards Ceremony and Reception

March  1, 2017:       Uninstall Work by appointment

For artist or event information, please contact Dianna Rose with the Bastrop Art in Public Places Committee at 512-585-4610.

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Smither Park 2D & 3D Permanent Mosaic Installations

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As a project of The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Smither Park is designed to be a permanent, family friendly, “folk art” or “outsider art” installation and community gathering space located in an underserved area of southeast Houston, adjacent to the world famous Orange Show – considered one of the most important folk art monuments in the world. Set on a ½ acre lot, Smither Park runs 400’ wide by 50’ deep, and includes an amphitheater for performances, a covered pavilion for special events, a meditation garden, a set of three oversized bench swings, and an interactive tower. Running along all 400 feet at the back of the park is a memory wall, covered in mosaic sculpture by over 50 different artists. The park was designed by visionary artist and builder Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion, based out of Huntsville, TX. He is known for his innovative techniques in home-building, utilizing 80% of his resources from salvaged materials. Artists selected to work on Smither Park projects will be working directly with Phillips throughout completion.

Artists interested in submitting proposals for consideration should note that materials used within the mosaic sculptures at Smither Park are generally donated and/or repurposed. We encourage all of the artists to utilize this type of material as it promotes sustainability and compassion towards the environment.


The eight projects to be commissioned include:
(click on the links below to read full descriptions of each project)

1. Park Sidewalk South of Pavilion: $25,000
2. Park Sidewalk North of Pavilion: $12,000
3. Outdoor Covered Pavilion: Long East Gallery: $4,000
4. Outdoor Covered Pavilion: Long West Gallery: $4,000
5. Outdoor Covered Pavilion: Short North Gallery: $3,000
6. Outdoor Covered Pavilion: Short South Gallery: $3,000
7. Swingset: $15,000
8. Marble Roll Tower Base & Stairs: $5,000

Proposal Requirements include:
1. Maximum 1,000-word exhibition proposal describing the work and imagery that you propose.
2. Ten (10) digital images of past work and sketches of proposed work.
3. All submissions must include a numbered image list.
4. Project Expense Budget must cover all related expenses of this commission(s) including, but not limited to: artist fees, fabrication, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation, etc.
5. Schedule of work to completion within the timeframe of February 1 – August 30, 2016.
6. Artist résumé (include contact information).

IMPORTANT:  Submitting this application represents ONE category, with 3 to 10 images of past work & proposed work. If you wish to apply for more than one category, checkout and submit the first application, then return to “Apply to Calls” and choose APPLY AGAIN TO THIS CALL. Repeat the process for up to all eight categories. 

Rules & Regulations
· Artists involved with the park are not allowed to pull ideas from inventory, copy anyone else, or otherwise create works that are not in the spirit of visionary art.
· Because The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is a publicly supported entity, political, sexual, religious, or other personal agendas are not allowed in the design of the projects.
· It is a family park, and therefore must be family friendly as well. While nudes are allowed, for instance, they must be so abstracted that they will not become offensive to even the most conservative of park visitors.
· Donated materials are often agenda-specific objects, which are allowable, provided they are repurposed and placed in a different context.
· Words are allowed, but only sporadically, and one at a time.

Questions regarding submitting entries can be directed to Kat Mims, 713-926-6368, kat@orangeshow.org.
Questions regarding proposals can be directed to Dan Phillips, 936-581-5028, marshajp@att.net.

All specifications, information, photos, and a site plan of commission opportunities may be found by CLICKING HERE

Selection Criteria:
· Artists will be selected by a panel of jurors made up of curators, artists, and Orange Show Center for Visionary Art stakeholders.
· Selections will be made based on examples of past work and the strength of their proposal for new work to be created.
· Finalists will be interviewed by Dan Philips, Stephanie Smither and Marilyn Oshman.
· Funds will be distributed as follows: first ½ upon acceptance, second ½ upon completion.

October 27 – December 30: Open Call to Artists
November 7 & 14, 1 to 3 PM: Q&A with Dan Phillips at Smither Park
December 30, midnight: Proposal Deadline
January 20, 2016: Artists Notified
January 31, 2016: Artists’ contracts signed and delivered
February 1 – August 30, 2016: Artists work onsite and complete project by 8/30

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Dallas Artist Stuart Hausmann wins 2015 “A Year on the Plaza Art Competition”

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

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

DALLAS (Oct. 21, 2015) – The Catholic Foundation has announced professional mosaic artist Stuart Hausmann as the winner of the 2015 ‘A Year on the Plaza Art Competition.’  His mural, “Paint the Town,” is now on display in the Dallas Arts District on a 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza.

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

“Stuart Hausmann’s mural brings a youthful and vibrant perspective to The Catholic Foundation Plaza,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “We congratulate Stuart and hope that his work will inspire the next generation of local artists and be appreciated by all the visitors to the Dallas Arts District throughout the year.”

After Hausmann moved to Dallas three years ago, he began volunteering with local nonprofits in the Arts District. He was inspired by their ability to help young artists develop their talent, and therein create an even richer and more vibrant city for the arts.

“Since living in Dallas, I have had the honor and privilege of working and volunteering for a number of organizations within the city’s Arts District that offer the public wonderful resources for enrichment and entertainment,” Hausmann said. “I have also witnessed firsthand how these places help to foster, nurture, and inspire learning and creativity with Dallas’ youth. I used this observation as the main source of inspiration when creating my mural.”


Hausmann’s work has been exhibited throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and was featured in Craighead Green Gallery’s New Texas Talent exhibition. In 2012, he was chosen as a finalist for Texas’ prestigious Hunting Art Prize award. He is currently working on his second children’s picture book after publishing his debut title last fall, School Day with a Zombie.

Two honorable mention winners were selected as part of the 2015 ‘A Year on the Plaza Art Competition’: Laura Moore with “All Bright Under the Texas Sky” and Kay Wyne with “Stop and Smell the Flowers.”

A panel of highly respected members of the local arts community chooses the winning piece each year. This year’s Selection Committee included: Father Rudy Garcia, rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki.

Winners of the ‘A Year on the Plaza Art Competition’ receive a $2,500 award in addition to the year-long public display.  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; and Barbara Dybala’s “The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” in 2014.

The deadline for the 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition will be in August.  For more details, please visit www.catholicfoundation.com.

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 25 years, the Foundation has provided more than $94 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $200 million in assets and houses more than 370 charitable funds and trusts.

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2015 State Fair of Texas: Visual Arts Highlights


Fried food, carnival rides, the animal barns, and Big Tex are the mainstays of the fair experience, but don’t forget the arts! The 2015 State Fair of Texas opened on Friday, September 25 and extends through October 19. For more information see the website: http://www.bigtex.com

Artwork from the annual Creative Arts contests are on display in the Creative Arts Building. Results are already posted for the Arts: http://bigtex.com/creativearts/handbook/

The Fall Garden Program also includes an outdoor sculpture exhibit with pieces placed along First Avenue from the lagoon to the Band Shell.  25 local artists loan the State Fair sculptures so visitors can enjoy and interact with the artwork.  For a list of artists click here: http://bigtex.com/fun/gardenshow/

Fair Park has a long history of spectacular art and architecture: for an overview see http://www.fairpark.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=199&Itemid=31. A recent book Fair Park Deco, published by TCU Press, is the first in-depth look at the design of the Texas Centennial Exposition.

The Texas Discovery Gardens, located on the Fair Park grounds, hosts regular art exhibits. The current exhibit is Meditation: A study with mandalas with Brenda McKinney.

The African American Museum of Dallas has a small but rich collection of African masks, folk art, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles. It also hosts art exhibits – for the current list see http://www.aamdallas.org/#!exhibition-schedule/c1kp5

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Leap Frogs in North Lakes Park – Denton Texas


Four bronze frogs completed by Karmien Bowman, TWU graduate, in Denton’s; now installed in North Lakes Park in Denton.

  My passion is to share the meaning and sometimes joy and beauty which I have discovered through the process of creating. The material of a sculpture can   express  and reveal meaning . 

LeapFrogs are an embodiment of childhood  joy of playing with my two sisters in Clarendon Creek until almost dark and bringing home tadpoles in a mayonnaise jar.

  These ToadFrogs are not a particular species, but two creatures combined from childhood fantasy. These are ones that came out of a hole and had lots of bumps, that melded with the ones that stayed mostly in the water and had strange webby feet and big tight tympanums. Their shiny eyes peered from under Daylilies, or croaked an illusion of music for twilight tea parties with lightening bugs, after coming home from the creek to play hide-and-go-seek or Leapfrog .

       One ToadFrog came hopping on to my pink pinafore from a shoebox as a birthday surprise from two boys all giddy to see how I would jump and spill my  ice cream at the picnic.  Frogs could be scary.  But we three girls played LeapFrog endlessly on summer evenings under great Cottonwood trees with recited rhymes.  I would like to share these carefree memories through my sculpture, LeapFrogs.

During construction,  a little curly headed boy came running headless of his mom’s calling him back, to the playground. He bent to whisper in the Green Frog’s ear. She was still calling him ! Then he stood up and began telling a story while using his index finger to touch each wart- before I could get my camera out !  he ran to his mom’s call.

Maybe “LeapFrogs”  will reignite appreciation though play, and a sense of relative kindred spirit with nature, laughing and running among the gentle mysteries of the North Lakes Park.  



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Call for Public Art in Arlington





Release Date: SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

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.


Gary Packan, City of Arlington Parks & Recreation Office: 817.459.5496 Email: gary.packan@arlingtontx.gov Please email questions

Submission info: Exhibition Arlington Call for Submissions Call-B 9-24-15

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Mustangs of Las Colinas 30+1 Anniversary: Luncheon Sept. 24 with Artist Robert Glen & More


Join the City of Irving and international wildlife artist Robert Glen for a luncheon celebrating the 30+1 anniversary of the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture. http://cityofirving.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=2472

Advanced reservations are required through the Mustang Museum, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, or by phone at (972) 869-9047.

Date: September 24, 2015
11:31 AM - 2:31 PM
Time Details:
11:31am registration; 11:45am luncheon
Location: La Cima Club 5215 N O’Connor Blvd #2600 Irving, TX 75039
Cost: $31.

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2016 – 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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2016 – 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Several locations along the Broadway Corridor in Downtown Cape Girardeau have been selected for public sculpture and yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The exhibition is open to all applicants 18 and older. All entries must be original work and of safe design and construction. Acceptable entries may be existing works, completed prior to the submission, or detailed sculpture proposals. James K. Johnson will jury entries along with a committee of local artists, city, and business professionals from the Cape Girardeau area.

More information, including the full prospectus, is available online at http://www.capearts.org/2016CapeSculpture.aspx

All entries must be entered through our online entry form, and all questions directed to Murielle Gaither at: director@capearts.org


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South Main Village Public Art Meeting August 24


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Public Art Project
Artist Benito Huerta is creating a public art project for the South Main Urban Village. Huerta will present his final design to the community on Monday, August 24 at 6:00 pm at Amphibian Stage Productions. This is your opportunity to meet the artist and provide valuable feedback. For more information, please contact Project Manager Alida Labbe: Alabbe@fwpublicart.org | 817.298.3034
 August 24, 2015 | 6:00 p.m.
Amphibian Stage Productions
120 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Fort Worth South, Inc. | fortworthsouth.org | 1606 Mistletoe Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Fort Worth Public Art Seeks Public Input


Fort Worth Public Art wants to hear from you!

 Where would you put an iconic work of art? What kind of art would you like to see on Montgomery Street? 

The Fort Worth Art Commission is developing the Public Art Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan, which will be presented to City Council in September. Give us your input on proposed new projects and allocations.

Give us your input!

For more information, and to see a complete list of new projects and allocations, please go to the Fort Worth Public Art website: www.fwpublicart.org 

Fort Worth Public Art
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107


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Guided Downtown Public Art Tours – Wings of the City

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Fort Worth Public Art offers a variety of guided tours throughout the year for your group to experience public art. Request a guided tour of the special temporary sculpture exhibition,Wings of the City. Tours are free, but appointments are required.

Email us at Talkto@fwpublicart.org to request a tour today.

Starting Location: North side of Burnett Park, on West 7th and Lamar Streets.

Tour Locations: Burnett Park, Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth Convention Center, General Worth Square, and Sundance Square Plaza

Distance/Time of Walk: 1.3 miles / 75 minutes (Dress comfortably and bring water)


Immerse yourself in the temporary outdoor sculpture exhibition Wings of the City, as well as some of Downtown Fort Worth’s inspiring public art. Presented by Fort Worth Public Art with Downtown Rotary Club of Fort Worth volunteer docents, this tour will take you through the city’s streets, parks and plazas, exploring the artwork and its relationship to viewers and public spaces.  This is your opportunity to learn more about Wings of the City before it closes on August 31, 2015!

Wings of the City is an urban art project by Mexican Artist Jorge Marίn that generates interaction with audiences and creates new experiences in public space. The exhibition consists of eight large-scale sculptures sited in popular Downtown Fort Worth location.

–from Worthgoing.com, a calendar of events for Fort Worth

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The Woodlands Art Bench Project call for artists



Location: The Woodlands, Texas

Artist Cash Prize Awards:
$8,300 to each of the 6 Artist Finalists
Semi-finalist artists receive $300 each (3 semi-finalists/bench)
Up to $55,200 cash prizes awarded in all

Timing: Application deadline is Monday, August 31, 2015 with delivery of bench
by February 22, 2016

Application: Easy online application at www.woodlandswaterwayartscouncil.org
No application fee

More information: Call to artists copy

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THE STAR OF TEXAS Public Art Project artist call – deadline June 30



Attention all artists: there is still time to enter the Star of Texas Public Art Project call for artists. If you’re just now hearing about this fantastic new project, here is a recap:

The Arlington Museum of Art (AMA), along with theArlington Tomorrow Foundation (ATF) and Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP) are currently working on the public art project, The Star of Texas.

The exhibit will include 20 fabricated fiberglass stars positioned throughout Arlington’s Cultural Arts District, Downtown and Entertainment District. The sculptures will be individual pieces of art, celebrating the city’s new brand, Arlington: The American Dream City. Artists will be invited to submit their interpretation of how they will paint the sculptures to reflect the American Dream in Arlington. A selection committee made up of community members will pick the final twenty artists to participate in the exhibit.
This is an exciting way to have your artwork put on display for the public to see, and to be a part of project to further the arts and culture in the City of Arlington and the Great State of Texas. The final deadline is June 30, 2015.
If you are interested in joining us for this exciting public art project, the information packet can be downloaded HERE

Visit http://thestaroftexas.org/ for more information.

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Sonia King’s VisionShift


The Dallas Arts District has transformed downtown, offering new life and energy. Mosaic artist and CAC instructor, Sonia King’s VisionShift reflects the possibilities and opportunities that surround us when one is open to seeing them.

Click here to take a look at the progress of this gorgeous mosaic installation at Hall Arts. The plaza will open late summer.

–from the CAC Newsletter

Mosaic artist Sonia King creates one-of-a-kind, contemporary mosaics for gallery, architectural and home settings. Her award-winning mosaic art is exhibited nationally and internationally and represented in private, public and corporate collections. — from her bio at http://mosaicworks.com/


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Jim Woodson Opening Reception June 5


Resolved Coalescing Continuum

by Jim Woodson

An exhibition of paintings by Jim Woodson will be on display at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center from June 5 – June 29, 2015. The exhibition features a large-scale landscape painting, Resolved Coalescing Continuum, a work from the Fort Worth Public Art Community Legacy Collection.


A series of complementary exhibitions in the adjunct gallery, guest curated by Woodson, will include the works of longtime friends and colleagues.  Speaking to the nature of making art and community, the complementary exhibitions will include work by David Conn, Linda Guy, Ron Watson, Susan Harrington, Cam Schoepp, Chris Powell, Dick Lane, and Luther Smith.

Friday, June 5, 2015

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Artist Talk at 7:00

Light refreshments will be served


For more information, please go to the Fort Worth Public Art website: www.fwpublicart.org



Fort Worth Public Art
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107


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Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition deadline May 31


Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition


The City of Boerne, Texas seeks up to ten (10) outdoor sculptures for its Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition.  The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors in and around the City’s downtown Historic District, The Hill Country Mile, and the Boerne Trail system.

Selected works will be loaned to the City for a period of 13 months. Experienced professional Public Artists are encouraged to apply.

Only completed, ready-to-loan artworks will be accepted.  Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will NOT be considered.

Exhibition schedule: September 2015 – September 2016

Installation schedule:  August 15 – August 30, 2015

Stipend:  $2,000 each

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Ivan Navarro’s “This Land is Your Land” at NorthPark


Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro’s work, “This Land Is Your Land,” features three water tower structures, each containing a different neon word or image.

April 22 – May 9, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 9.

Location: NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 214-363-7441

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Original Dallas Pegasus Finds New Home at the Omni Hotel

New Pegasus Artwork

DALLAS: The original Pegasus that once perched atop the downtown Dallas headquarters of the Magnolia Petroleum Co. from 1934 to 1999 will have a new home. The familiar icon of the City of Dallas skyline will soon dazzle residents and visitors from its new location in front of the Omni Hotel, 555 S. Lamar, Dallas 75202. Restoration of the original sign panels began in 2013 and, now complete with a new set of neon lights, the restored sculpture will be installed over the next two weeks.

“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to be able to display this cultural artifact once again,” says Office of Cultural Affairs Interim Director David Fisher. “The original Pegasus that once flew over the Dallas skyline will now serve as an wonderful counterpart to the Omni Hotel. It will become a cultural destination for everyone who visits downtown Dallas.”

The restoration and installation of the Pegasus is the result of a partnership between the Office of Cultural Affairs and Matthews Southwest. In the fall of 2013, the two parties entered into an agreement allowing Matthews Southwest to restore the original Pegasus panels that had been in storage for many years. The agreement outlined the understanding that the Pegasus would be displayed on City of Dallas property in front of the Omni Hotel. The restoration of the Pegasus was done by Van Enter Studios, which has overseen numerous restorations for the City of Dallas. The Pegasus will rotate atop a derrick built by Tony Collins of Tony Collins Art, the company that will conduct routine maintenance on the mechanism and structure for the next 10 years.


The original 1934 Pegasus, fabricated by Texlite Signs of Dallas, is one of the City’s most enduring emblems. The Pegasus became the logo of Mobil Oil when it merged with Magnolia Petroleum in 1959. The Pegasus atop the Magnolia Hotel received Landmark Status in 1973 and became City of Dallas property in 1976. The Magnolia Building was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978 and, in 1997 was converted to the present-day Magnolia Hotel. In anticipation of the City of Dallas’ Millennium Celebration, the original Pegasus, which had deteriorated, was removed and a new one was commissioned in 1999. It was lit for the first time at the stroke of midnight January 1, 2000. The 1934 Pegasus was on view at the Dallas Farmer’s Market and later carefully crated and put into storage. The metal panels were reviewed for restoration in 2013, with restoration taking place over the following two years.



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



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


Image Credits –Van Enter Studio LTD

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Fort Worth Public Art 2015 Call to Pre-Qualify for the List of Public Artists deadline extended to May 7

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Deadline Approaching – Apply Today!
 Call for Artists
 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists

Fort Worth Public Art invites you to apply to be on the 2015 Pre-Qualified List. This list will be the primary source for artist selection for upcoming public art projects in 2015 and 2016.

Creating public art is a unique and rewarding experience because of its impact on the public sphere. Your artwork reaches a wide audience and helps create a sense of place and collective community identity. Artists are at the core of the public art process – evoking the history of a community, revealing our current society, and communicating ideas for the future. Please apply today. The deadline for applications is April 16, 2015 EXTENDED TO MAY 7

Applying is easy and previous public art experience is not required. Just go to www.callforentry.org to create a profile and upload images of your artwork.

Local, North Texas-based artists can apply here. Artists with previous public art experience may choose to apply to the nationwide call by clicking here.

For more information please check out our website or email us at talkto@fwpublicart.org.

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Artist Opportunities through WoCA: Art Instruction & Exhibits


Artist Opportunities from WoCA

I. Artist-led Studio Workshops

Share your knowledge with the community! We have some upcoming art-making workshop opportunities and need teaching artists to lead and teach some exciting workshops.

If you have an art-making workshop idea that you would like to propose please send us an email with the following:

1. One-page proposal describing your workshop idea, including an outline of at least 5 sample learning objectives/outcomes,
2. Budget for Materials/Supplies needed
3. Photographs and/or Sample Images of Similar projects
4. 2-page resume/CV
5. Times of availability

Note: All of the above materials should be packaged and sent via email in either a Word doc file or as a pdf.

We will prioritize workshop ideas that:
– Incorporate participants across age groups, including children, youth, and adults.
– Expose participants to both traditional and innovative contemporary studio art practices.
– Employ modest materials/supplies but creative engaging opportunities to learn about art in new ways.

Send your proposal package to:info@wocaprojects.com by April 24th, 2015.

Each artists hired for this opportunity will receive a $150 stipend to teach a 2 hour studio workshop.

II. Exhibitions/Site-specific Installations/Public Art

We have a variety of opportunities for artists in the DFW area to present existing or site-specific work in local art venues, businesses, restaurants, bakeries, public buildings, houses, vacant spaces, and temporary private-public art spaces in Fort Worth.

This opportunity is especially for artists interested in expanding their practice to consider, to re-imagine, and to experiment with new forms spaces for display, including but not limited to exhibiting outside of traditional artspaces.

If you are interested in an opportunity to re-imagine your work in a new innovative spaces in the community please seen the following:

1. Up to 10 images (jpeg)
2. Proposed Location Type (i.e., artspace, businesses, public building, temporary public art space)
3. Resume/CV

Send as Word doc. or pdf toinfo@wocaprojects.com

About WoCA

WoCA Projects is an non-profit, artist-run artspace featuring contemporary artworks by local, national, and international women artists of color, and diversifying the contemporary landscape through exhibitions and community arts programming.

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Art in the Atrium deadline March 28


Submit up to 5 images of artwork for display via this ONLINE FORM. If chosen, pieces will hang at City Hall in Frisco from April 27 and for six months afterwards.

Notification of acceptance is April 7.

For more details, see the Call for Art HERE.

The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to promote cultural, aesthetic, and economic vitality in Frisco by integrating the work of artists into public places, civic infrastructure and private development. In keeping with that mission the public art board initiated Frisco’s 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 to showcase the artistic excellence of our local and regional artists. The City of Frisco seeks two dimensional works of art by artist or arts organizations from the Frisco and the surrounding area for the 10th installment of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium series. This exhibition is part of the city’s ongoing exhibition program series at Frisco’s City Hall to showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage 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. The 2015-2016 Art in the Atrium Exhibition is scheduled for April 27 and runs approximately 6 months.

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New Sculpture Installation by George Tobolowsky March 27 plus iLume Gallerie Exhibit Reception March 28

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Dallas developer Luke Crosland of The Crosland Group is bringing a new major sculptural body of work created by George Tobolowsky to the Cedar Springs/Oak Lawn community this March.

“Targeting” is made from reclaimed steel, found objects and paint.  The lower portion of the sculpture is a steel missile casing and upper circular portion is a steel rondelle painted the ilume Park’s signature purple. It has cobalt painted steel uniting the top and bottom of the piece. The sculpture is 112in. high x 54in.w x 42in. diameter and weighs 2,000 lbs. This custom piece will be installed in the front of ilume Park, which will be visible from the building and Douglas for the community to enjoy. “Our management philosophy for ilume® and ilume Park includes community involvement and promoting social interaction among people,” says Luke Crosland,  ‘We have always believed that art is an integral and essential part of that social interaction.  That’s why we have supported the ilume Gallerie and public art for many years in our community.  The addition of ‘Targeting’ by George Tobolowsky, at ilume Park is just the most recent chapter in that story.”

The dedication of “Targeting” as a piece of public art will take place on Friday, March 27th at 6:30pm at ilume Park, 3109 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 with George Tobolowsky in attendance.
 Art lovers and community members are welcome to attend.

George Tobolowsky is an accomplished artist who primarily uses “found objects” to create his art pieces. These found objects however, are not of the everyday sort, but rather bulky industrial metal castoffs that he scours scrap yards and fabrication plants to find. He rarely alters these metal pieces but instead works to fit the individual scraps together – much like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle – into balanced compositions. Although each component of parts are recognizable to the viewer as a previous use in past life, Tobolowsky skillfully marries them in homage to a new assemblage, often with delight, subtle nuances and original markings and colors.  Titles are typically added upon completion and offer a suggestion for interpretation but mindfully allow room for various readings within each piece.  Tobolowsky’s works represent a logical extension of the welded steel sculpture tradition that can be traced from Julio Gonzalez to David Smith. .

G TOBOLOWSKYilume Gallerie will host a showing of two larger George Tobolowsky signature pieces in front of ilume® at the entrance and exit for sale with additional smaller sculptures inside the gallery on Saturday, March 28, from 7pm-10pm with George Tobolowsky in attendance. The show is free and open to public and will feature cocktails and complimentary valet. The show will run from March 28-April 25, 2015 and benefit AIDS Arms Dallas, Inc., www.aidsarms.org, AIDS Interfaith Network, www.aidsinterfaithnetwork.org and Resource Center, myresourcecenter.org. Donations for the organizations are also welcome. Representatives from the three organizations will be in attendance.

Press Release George Tobolowsky  ilume GALLERIE March 2015

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FWPA Pre-Qualified Artists deadline April 16; Public Art Workshop March 26


Fort Worth Public Art is a City of Fort Worth program managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. FWPA creates an enhanced visual environment for Fort Worth residents, commemorates the city’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity, integrates the design work of artists into the development of the City’s capital infrastructure improvements, and promotes tourism and economic vitality in the city through the artistic design of public spaces. For more information visit: www.fwpublicart.org.

Join us for a Public Art Workshop for Local Artists 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Part of the Call for Submissions to the 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists!
Are you an artist interested in creating public art? Join us at the Public Art Workshop for Local Artists. Hear first-hand accounts about the public art process from other local artists, and discover how a public art project comes together. In this workshop, you will learn about the artist selection process, community engagement, resources, logistics, fabrication, and collaboration. Participants will also get an insider’s look at the 2015 Pre-Qualified List of Public Artists application process.Thursday, March 26, 2015
ART7 Gallery, 2956 Crockett Street, 75107
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 p.m.Tickets are free but space is limited. Please reserve your seats at Eventbrite.com. Light refreshments will be served.

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