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The Creative Arts Center Announces Mural Opportunity At The Cedars Backyard


Themed “ground·swell” Mural Competition Will Serve as Membership Drive for the Creative Arts Center
DALLAS – December 19, 2016 – Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) invites artists to submit proposals for “ground·swell”, a public art partnership with The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard, that will conclude in a 10′ x 40′ site specific mural on the backside of the container (facing the Dallas Police Department Headquarters). CAC members are invited to submit up to three total color renderings encompassing the artist’s interpretation of the theme. Jurors for the project are Todd Hedrick, CAC board member; artist Cynthia Mulcahy; and Jeffrey Yarbrough, co-owner of The Cedars Social.  The deadline for submission is February 17, 2017.
According to Diana Pollak, CAC’s Executive Director, the mural competition is an exciting opportunity for artists throughout North Texas to have their work seen in such a prominent location. “This public art partnership will also increase our membership base and impact the community through its theme, ground·swell,” said Pollak. “This announcement is a great way to end our 50th anniversary.”
The competition is open to all artists and there is no application fee, however, entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission.  A one-year individual membership is $45 and $35 for seniors, educators, students and veterans.  Artists must submit a short bio and up to three color renderings to info@creativeartscenter.org in the form of 72 dpi digital images in JPEG format.  All proposals submitted must be original works of art and include a written statement of the artwork.  Artists will be notified by February, 2017 and the mural must be completed by March 12, 2017. Download the application HERE.
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 developed by one of the nation’s leading barmen Michael Martensen and a modern comfort food menu created by award-winning chef John Tesar.  In November, it opened Dallas’ first container bar The Cedars Backyard.

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City of Frisco Public Art Calls


The City of Frisco, Texas has released calls for artists for fun and interactive site-specific artwork for 3 new parks.


City of Frisco Public Art Program

RFQ #1711-019 Call to Artists Plum Creek Park

Deadline: Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 4:00 p.m. CST (Application received) Apply online at www.callforentry.org  PDF:  1711-019-final-call-to-artists-plum-creek

RFQ #1710-009 Call to Artists Ruff Range Dog Park

Deadline: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 4:00 p.m. CST (Application received) Apply online at www.callforentry.org  PDF: 1710-009-final-rfq-call-to-artists-ruff-range

RFQ #1710-008 Call to Artists Wranglers’ Range Neighborhood Park

Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m. CST (Application received) Apply online at www.callforentry.org  PDF:  1710-008-final-rfq-call-to-artist-wranglers-range

The City of Frisco Public Art Program promotes cultural, aesthetic and economic vitality in Frisco

by integrating the work of artists into public places, civic infrastructure and private development.

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More Art Calls around Texas & Neighboring States


Conroe Art League 2nd Invitational Show (2017)



Fee: $25.00

Event Dates: 2/1/2017 – 2/24/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/2/17

You are invited to enter the second Conroe Art League Invitational. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Cynthia K. Reid. This national call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork. Entry closes Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time.

Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of February 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four selected artworks. Certificates of merit will be given to 3 works.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 1,2017 thru Friday, February 24, 2017

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone

Women & Their Work 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series. Austin Texas



Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 12/16/16

Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery. Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered.

Southern Futurism



Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 1/6/17

Like the Futurists of the early 20th century, we live in a world immersed in technology, urban trappings, speed, information, connectivity and change. Viewing it through a southern lens, tinted by tradition, can result in modern dissonance. For many, the narrative of the American South, will be informed and confined by its history, but how is its future to be portrayed? This exhibition seeks,  in the broadest sense possible, to showcase contemporary artists’ depictions of the schism and reconciliation of what might be called the New Southern Futurism.

Shifting Landscapes


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fee: $40.00

Entry Deadline: 1/4/17

Members of the Surface Design association are invited to submit work for the 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition, Shifting Landscapes. The exhibition will be held in partnership with form & concept gallery at their location in Santa Fe, NM from February 24 2017 – May 20, 2017 . The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online October 24, 2016 – January 4, 2017.

RFQ – Public Art Project at East Library Branch, Norman, OK


Call Type: Public Art

Eligibility: Unspecified

City: Norman, Oklahoma


Entry Deadline: 12/16/16

Norman Arts Council on behalf of The City of Norman and Norman Forward Percent for Art, for Norman Public Library East, is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a significant work of art for the new Norman Public Library East to be located at 3001 East Alameda Street, Norman, Oklahoma.

Art City Austin Festival 2017  – Austin, Texas

DEADLINE: 12/4/2016

Jury Fee: $40.00

Event Dates: 3/31/2017 – 4/2/2017

Art City Austin is located in downtown Austin, Texas at the Palmer Event Center grounds and under the shaded canopy. 2017 marks the 67th year of this event, but just the second at this extraordinary new venue that received rave reviews from guests and artists alike. Art City Austin is unique in its pairing of an art festival with a boutique gallery art fair all as a single art experience. Approximately 125 artists will exhibit outdoors and under the canopy and 25 galleries will exhibit inside the Palmer Event Center (separate application process for indoor booths, there is a limited opportunity inside for self-represented artists.)

King William Fair 2017 (San Antonio, TX)

DEADLINE: 12/15/2016

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/29/2017 – 4/29/2017

In it’s 50th Year (!), the King William Fair is a one-day event to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Approximately 45,000 visitors attend the Fair which is held on the final Saturday of the 11 days of “Fiesta”– San Antonio’s biggest and most well known festival. This event consists of approximately 185 Art and Craft exhibitors, live music and dance performances on five stages, food and beverage booths, a Kids Kingdom play area and a quirky parade. Set on the streets of the historic King William District of San Antonio, Texas, among the beauty of its stately homes and gracious gardens, the King William Fair has long garnished the reputation of San Antonio’s Best Family Friendly Fiesta Event with the Quirkiest Parade.

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The Brickyard’s Water Tower Brings Artful Touch to DFW


Dallas-based Billingsley Company is bringing an iconic structure by way of urban art to its new multifamily community, The Brickyard, with the unveiling of its new stain glass water tower. The water tower was designed by Joseph Shortell of Shortell Design, a Dallas-based designer who works in stone, glass, iron and other primary materials, and whose creations have been featured in restaurants, lounges and other locations from coast to coast. Lauren Stout, an independent artist working with Shortell, laid out the color schemes with direction and approval directly from property developer, Lucy Billingsley.

The water tower accompanies other urban-inspired design elements on the property, such as arched windows, brick detailing and old-style painted signs, reminiscent of Brooklyn style-walk ups.

Among the features of the Brickyard Water Tower:

  • Internally lit with 24 LED flood lights
  • Agricultural silo-style metal roof
  • 24 3’x6’ curved panels, each with individual colored acrylic panes in varying shades of yellow, orange, red, blue and green
  • Panel and pane frames made of powder-coated metal to withstand the harsh Texas elements

“We could not be more thrilled with how the Water Tower has turned out,” said Sumner Billingsley, managing partner on The Brickyard project. “I think it fully encompasses the thoughtfulness and unique attention to detail that went into this development – inspired by elements of the past, but infused with the creativity and energy of our community today.”

The water tower sits on the edge of the property – a perfect viewing location for both residents and passersby. The official unveiling and lighting of the water tower was October 5th. Farmers Branch dignitaries and guests attended a lighting party to see the new addition to the property and welcome a local piece of art to the community.


The Brickyard is the first phase of apartments and townhomes in Mercer Crossing, the newest multi-use Billingsley development, located at the crossroads of Interstate 35E, Interstate 635 and President George Bush Turnpike. The Brickyard is a blend of one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes that embody romantic industrial architecture with abundant use of brick, metal-framed windows and old-style painted signs on building walls. Residents have been moving into the community since May 2016.

For more information, please visit www.BillingsleyCo.com or www.TheBrickyardApts.com.

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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.

Houston Contemporary Art Show


What peaks our interests:
fine art painting, fine art drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, fine art/nature/concept photography, sculpture, metal works, unique handcrafted jewelry, textile/fabric art, folk art, pottery, wood crafting, upcycled/repurposed art and glass works

Please visit www.conceptionarts.com and select the Submit your Work button, then select Artist Registration.

To be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 @ Spindletap Brewery located at 10622 Hirsch Rd, Houston, TX 77016 // 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm!!!

Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal, Dallas Patron Magazine and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

One artist will be presented with our prestigious Award of Excellence by a private panel of judges!

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/conceptionevents as well as Instagram at www.instagram.com/conceptionartists/


San Antonio Contemporary Art Show


What peaks our interests:
fine art painting, fine art drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, fine art/nature/concept photography, sculpture, metal works, unique handcrafted jewelry, textile/fabric art, folk art, pottery, wood crafting, upcycled/repurposed art and glass works

Please visit www.conceptionarts.com and select the Submit your Work button, then select Artist Registration.

To be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 @ Blue Star Brewery located at 1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210 // 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm!!!

Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal, Dallas Patron Magazine and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

One artist will be awarded our prestigious Award of Excellence by a private panel of judges!

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/conceptionevents as well as Instagram at www.instagram.com/conceptionartists/



Contact Sunshine Divis
: Fort Collins
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THEME | Singular/Signature
Singular/Signature: A single image has the power to tell stories, impact the viewer, and change the way we see. Often, a signature image comes to define an artist/photographer or a body of work. Show us your most impactful images. All artist renditions on the theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.
Entries Due | October 26, 2016
http://www.c4fap.org | Email: coordinator@c4fap.org 970.224.1010


2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition


Contact Rebecca Prince
: Irving
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Call for Entries

The University of Dallas invites you to participate in a juried ceramic competition featuring artists living in the central south region of the United States. Please share this information with ceramic artists you think might be interested in this important opportunity.

Internationally recognized ceramic artist Virginia (Ginny) Marsh will be selecting artists for the 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition. From a selected field of artists, Virginia will issue distinctions of “Awards of Merit” and present two deserving artists with “Best of Show” awards. Solo exhibitions will be scheduled in the following academic year for the “Best of Show” award winners.

This show is open to ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Submitted functional or sculptural works must use clay as the dominant material and must have been created within the past two years.

The Application deadline for entering this show is November 18, 2016.

To access this year’s prospectus, view the show history, and apply online, please use the following link:

We are proud to host The University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition for ceramic artists in our region. Please join University of Dallas in representing the best ceramic work our region has to offer.

Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017


Contact John Handley, PhD
: Nacogdoches
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Event Dates: 4/8/17 – 6/10/17
Entry Deadline: 1/22/17

Call for entries for the Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017 is now available online. This year’s juror is Benito Huerta. Exhibition dates are April 8 – June 10, 2016 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Cash prizes.



2016 Fall Release Expo


Contact Ty Bishop
: Dallas
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Get exposure, win cash, and sell your work. We invite painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artists to apply for the Fall Release Expo at FOA. By submitting your art will be considered to appear before an international community through our online exhibition and social media exposure.Each accepted artist will have multiple pieces shown in our online art space, an individual artist profile, the option to sell works, and social media exposure. Additionally FOA offers prizes to the top applicants. Our desire in offering published interviews and the cash stipend, alongside exposure, is to create unique opportunities for your career as an artist.AWARDS
Top applicant: $100 stipend and published artist interview
Two Runner Ups: Published artist interviewDETAILSDeadline: November 12th, 2016FEE
3-5 Images – $15
6-10 Images – $20SELLING WORK
If selected to be a part of the Fall Release Expo, artist will receive 90% of the profits of any sold art work and FOA will keep 10%. In addition,artist is responsible for transportation and handling on the piece the the buyer.

APPLY: http://www.friendoftheartist.com/submissions2016/



MFA Publication Fellowship 2016


Contact Scott Gleeson
: Dallas
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Peripheral Vision Arts is now accepting submissions for the inaugural Master of Fine Arts 2016 Publication Fellowship in preparation for the publication of journal Issue No. 4. The MFA Publication Fellowship is open to US visual artists working in all genres currently enrolled in MFA studio degree programs, or who earned the MFA degree within the last 18 months (since May 2015). Top applicants will be paired with a professional critic in their genre for the publication of an Interview. A second tier of applicants will complete our Interview Questionnaire, selecting from nearly 30 questions addressing a range of topics from influences, training, and studio methods to time travel, student debt, identity politics, and obstacles facing women artists. All Publication Fellows will receive a custom Artist Profile page and an Instagram Takeover (4 posts) @peripheralvisionarts. Fee: $35 (early apps by Nov 11, $30)Deadline: November 30, 2016www.peripheralvisionarts.org/mfa-fellowship


Central Texas Art League Judged Member Show

: Temple
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All current and new CTAL members are invited to enter the first CTAL Judged Member Show. Artists can enter in five award divisions including: professional, semi-professional, non-professional, adult student and high school student. Best of show receives a $200 cash prize and ribbon, and first place ribbons are awarded for each division.Works will be judged in eight categories ranging from oil and acrylic, watercolor, drawing, pastel, mixed media, sculpture, photography and digital art. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each category, and anyone attending the exhibit can vote on the People’s Choice Award to be announced at the end of the exhibit.This show is open to all CTAL members. The entry fee is $25 and includes the first three entries. Each additional entry is $10 each for a limit of five entries per artist. High school students’ additional entries are $5 each. If you are not a current member, become a member today! As a support organization of the Cultural Activities Center (CAC) in Temple, TX, all CTAL members must be CAC members. Membership is $40 for current CAC members and $65 for new CAC and CTAL members. CTAL 2016/17 membership is good through June 2017.Download the complete guidelines and entry form at http://www.cacarts.org/ctal-judged-member-show. Pay online at: http://goo.gl/tcIrCG. Submit form and images by Nov. 30 to visualarts@cacarts.org. For more information or questions, contact Charles Wallis, Show Chairperson at 817-235-2137 or Kristen Reichert at the CAC, 254-773-9926.


Outdoor Sculpture, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, AR

Budget: $45,000
Deadline: 11/1/16

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – Thompson Library Sculpture The Central Arkansas Library System is seeking to commission a qualified artist to create a permanent outdoor artwork for the Thompson Library located at 38 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, AR


The Galvez Streetscape, New Orleans, LA

Budget: $15,000
Deadline: 11/4/16

The Arts Council New Orleans, through the City of New Orleans Percent for Art Program, seeks to integrate impactful art into the city’s public space by illuminating the culturally artistic traditions inherent to our community. We believe that public art, serving in the best interest of public good, can be profoundly uplifting, help to build an appreciation for public space, and strengthen the creative, political, intellectual, and cultural tendencies that define New Orleans communities.




New Orleans Fire Department Murals, LA

Budget: $15,000
Deadline: 11/4/16

The Arts Council New Orleans’ Place + Civic Design Department is requesting mural proposals to replace public art installations at two New Orleans Fire Department locations. The department, through the City of New Orleans’ Percent for Art Program, and in partnership with the New Orleans Fire Department, will decommission existing public art banner installations and replace them with contemporary murals at the 801 Girod Street Flying Squad and Basin Street stations. The call is open to experienced artists, artist teams, or community groups working with muralists. Proposals may be submitted for both sites; however, only one artist or artist group will be selected for each site. While the installation should connect the fire department to the larger New Orleans community, themes should reflect broader sentiments that transcend specific references to fire, safety, and the departments’ history. Example sentiments include, but are not limited to: • A deep connection to, and congruence with, the surrounding neighborhood; • Specific historical references from the surrounding community; • Celebration of contemporary art’s transformative energy; • Collective empowerment and representation through creative expression in urban spaces; • Excitement and interest for the community’s current growth and energy; • Celebration of the neighborhood’s identity, and rich heritage.


Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017


Fee: $15.00
Entry Deadline: 10/31/16

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2017 is a juried show featuring contemporary art by Texas artists.


32nd Annual International Exhibition (UT Tyler)


Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 11/18/16

The 32nd 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


Emerging Excellence (Grapevine TX)


Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 11/21/16Number of Applications Allowed: 5

“Emerging Excellence” is an annual juried art show open to undergraduate and graduate art students in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. Work will be on display in the Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Visitor Information Center from 12/3/16 – 1/15/17. Prizes of $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd place will be awarded based on the juried results.

This year we are issuing an open (no theme) call for any medium of two-dimensional art, which will be judged individually based on the quality of the composition and technique, overall impression of the art, and the effect of the artwork in general. There is no fee to participate.

Important Dates:

  • 11/21/16: Submission Deadline
  • 11/30/16: Artwork Delivery Deadline
  • 12/3/16 – 1/15/17: Show
  • TBD: Awards
  • 1/16/17 – 1/30/17: Artwork Pickup






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Public Art call – Oklahoma City Courts Exterior


Name of Call: MUNICIPAL COURTS EXTERIOR PUBLIC ART City of Oklahoma City and its Trusts, OK

Budget: $114,000
Deadline: 10/25/16New public artwork is sought for the exterior of the new Municipal Courts building in downtown Oklahoma City. The artwork should address the judicial system with a theme of justice, order, and the well-being of the community. Materials must withstand outdoor weather and vandalism. Good design and exceptional quality is the ultimate goal for the project. Budget not to exceed $114,000. Deadline for qualifications is October 25, 2016 at 4:00:00pm. Artists at least 18 years of age are eligible. For more information go to: http://bit.ly/2cCNGEU

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CALL for ARTISTS: 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit


The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2017 – 2018 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Now in it’s fourth year, the location of the exhibition will be along the Broadway Corridor, a nine-block span in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Downtown is where we find our history, sense of individuality, and the mighty Mississippi – where the river turns a thousand tales! It is also home to locally owned businesses that bring flavor and matchless experiences. Places such as the city hall and federal courthouse, as well as Southeast Missouri State University and Media Row, are also found in Cape Girardeau’s Downtown. Together, these entities keep us connected and informed.

The Public Art Exhibition has been identified as yet another dynamic revitalization strategy to elevate the arts community within the region, as confirmed by the success of the past three years of exhibits. Missouri Main Street Connection has named the exhibit a finalist and semi-finalist for two State Awards in 2015 and 2016, and a piece was sold for permanent placement on Broadway!

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. All work entered must be freestanding and “suitable” for long-term outdoor public display within the space provided. The durability of the work and safety of the public will be a consideration for selection.

For more information, and to download the full prospectus, visit: www.capearts.org/2017CapeSculpture.aspx

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Misty Oliver Foster talk on Public Art at VAGF Sept. 13


McKinney Mural; what I learned about public art
Misty Oliver Foster- speaker

Join VAGF members at Expedition Frisco (9073 Berkshire Dr. Frisco, TX 75033) for the monthly meeting.  September 13, Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Misty Oliver-Foster, owner of the working studio Fresh Paint, teacher, lecturer and artist will take us through the process of making public art. She plans to relate to us how she did it , why she did it and how long it took to create a public art mural in McKinney, Texas.

We also will have a mini-critique. Bring a piece of artwork (framing not necessary) and it can even be work-in -progress for a friendly feedback. We will draw for a prize at the meeting for participating artists.

Come join in for a fun, creative night. Members and visitors are welcome.




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Fort Worth Kroger Mural Project call for artists – new deadline Sept. 9


Request for Qualifications – Fort Worth Kroger Mural Project




Fee: $0.00 Entry Deadline: 8/14/16 EXTENSION September 9, 2016


The Arts Council of Fort Worth, in partnership with Kroger Company, invites professional artists to submit qualifications for two indoor mural projects for new Kroger stores in north Fort Worth.  The new stores, located at 1653 Basswood Boulevard and 4750 West Bailey Boswell Road will open to the public in early November and December 2016, respectively.

Prominently displayed in interior public gathering areas as part of the Kroger Company’s commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in Fort Worth, the murals are expected to celebrate the spirit of community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and its surroundings. The murals will measure approximately 18’ wide by 5’ high and be fabricated on portable panels of a durable material that can be attached directly to the wall.

Artist Eligibility:  Professional artists, who live in North Texas, with the ability to design and fabricate a large scale mural are encouraged to respond to this Request for Qualifications.



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Interior Floor Mural call in Amarillo


A new call for which you may be eligible has been posted at PublicArtist.org!

Name of Call: TTUHSC Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center

Budget: $89,500
Deadline: 9/14/16

Interior floor mural to be located at the Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center, located on Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Amarillo campus. See RFQ for full project description.

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Art in the Atrium 13 deadline August 22


The City of Frisco seeks current, 2-Dimensional works of art by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 13th 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 13 is scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2016 through Friday, March 10, 2017.

PROSPECTUS: Art in the Atrium 13 CALL

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

Monday, June 20 – Monday, August 22, 2016: Call for Artists for the Art in the Atrium 13 open

 The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 13 is Monday, August 22, 2016. Upload your submissions, including a statement with up to 5 images and an annotated list of artwork to: https://friscopublicart.wufoo.com/forms/art-in-the-atrium-13/

Late Summer 2016: Selection process and notification of artists

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 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, October 7, 2016: Installation of artwork

Monday, October 10, 2016: Exhibition opens

Monday, October 17, 2016: Artist Reception

Friday, March 10, 2017: Exhibition closes

Monday, March 13, 2016 – 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.


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San Antonio call for Public Art Qualifications


New Public Art Call At PublicArtist.org

Name of Call: FY2017 Call for Public Art Qualifications: Public Artist

Budget: $0
Deadline: 9/2/16

The City of San Antonio seeks professional qualifications from local, state, and national artists for potential public art projects. The FY2017 Pre-Qualified List is used to select public artists for upcoming commission opportunities to create new public artworks in conjunction with City-funded capital improvements.

To better diversify our pre-qualified list and select artists with a wide range of qualifications, applicants are required to identify as either an emerging public artist, mid-career public artist, or established public artist.

***Cultivating local 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 ten local applicants to participate in a Local Public Art Mentorship Course. The course will be led by experienced artists and administrators to advance the applicant’s professional public art development. Artists must attend twoSaturday sessions (Oct. 8 and Oct. 22), and complete an interim assignment. Completion of the course will result in two year pre-qualification, this is a one-time opportunity.***

Once approved by City Council all pre-qualified artists remain eligible for contract opportunities over a two-year period. Artists who were approved in March 2016 need not apply.

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

* Please don’t wait until the last minute to apply! We strongly encourage you to submit your application early to lessen the traffic load on the site.

** Please be aware that you have been notified about this call based on your location and notification preferences. You may not be eligible for this call. Please review the Eligibility Description area of the call page to determine whether or not you are eligible before applying. If you would no longer like to receive these emails please adjust your notification preferences in your user profile. **

More info at http://www.getcreativesanantonio.com/OpportunitiesResources/Opportunities.aspx

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Fort Worth Public Art – Request for project proposals


Request for Temporary Public Art Project Proposals
Part of the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update
Deadline: September 6, 2016
The City of Fort Worth is embarking on an update of the original Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan, which sets forth a vision for public art in Fort Worth and makes recommendations of future projects and guidelines for artist selection and design review.

Master Plan Update Consultants Barbara Goldstein and Jessica Cusick are seeking a diverse team of socially-engaged arts professionals to develop a project that will reach people of all ages and cultural backgrounds in Fort Worth in a lively and compelling way. Projects should actively reach the public and result in measurable information that can be used in the update of the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan.

Eligible projects should take place in various locations throughout Fort Worth over a six month period from October 2016 through February 2017. The Public Art Master Plan Update consultants and FWPA staff will work with the selected artist team to finalize locations and to create a framework for capturing information that can be incorporated into the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update.

The budget for this project is $30,000.

This call is limited to North Texas Artists living in Tarrant County and surrounding counties.

Artist Team applicants must submit proposals and other submission materials on-line via www.publicartist.org. Start by creating a free account.  

Questions? Please contact us at talkto@fwpublicart.org. More information is also available at www.fwpublicart.org

  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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A YEAR ON THE PLAZA art competition deadline Aug. 25

2015 winner: Paint the Town by Stuart Hausmann

2015 winner: Paint the Town by Stuart Hausmann



Winning work displayed on art wall in Dallas Arts District for one year, no entry fees 

DALLAS – Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter A Year on the Plaza Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 25 at 3:00 p.m. for an exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist.

Presented by The Catholic Foundation, the unique competition is accepting original work, searching for a piece of art to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year. Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches, and the winning work will be digitally enlarged to cover the wall. The winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend and honorable mentions receive $250 each.

“A Year on the Plaza Art Competition presents a unique opportunity for talented individuals in Texas to express themselves artistically and showcase their work in the Dallas Arts District,” said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.

Submissions must be appropriate for the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme. There are no entry fees. The Request for Proposal is available at catholicfoundation.com.

Once the winning piece is selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community, it will be unveiled during a public dedication ceremony in October 2016.

“Words can’t describe how exciting this is. If you are thinking about entering, go for it! What do you have to lose? As long as you enjoy art, then it’s worth it,” said 2015 winning artist Stuart Hausmann.


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About The Catholic Foundation Plaza

The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900-square-foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall. The Plaza is in a highly visible location to visitors to the Dallas Arts District and is also one of the sites on the “Public Art Walk Dallas.” Dedicated in 2006, the Plaza was a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The wall currently displays last year’s winning piece, “Paint the Town” by Stuart Hausmann. Smaller replicas of all past winning artwork are mounted on the wall as well.

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 40 years, the Foundation has provided more $100 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $223 million in assets and houses approximately 390 charitable funds and trusts.


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Burnett Park call for public art


Public Art call for Outdoor Sculpture

Organization: Downtown Fort Worth

Burnett Park Project

501 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Burnett Park is a quiet oasis in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Fort Worth. This beautiful, two-acre urban park was designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker and serves as a Downtown park, special event space, and public art venue.

We are looking for artists to create a large-scale public art piece for Burnett Park in Downtown Fort Worth.

Date, size, and specifications are flexible and open to negotiations.

Contact Taylor at taylorq@dfwi.org for more information.


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New Sculptures at Flag Pole Hill Park in Los Colinas

The Las Colinas Parks Foundation dedicated “Sculpture in the Park” at Flag Pole Hill in the University Hills area of Las Colinas (Irving) on May 10, 2016. The group also debuted a new addition called “New Beginnings by sculptor Dale Lamphere. Video by Irving’s ICTN.


For more information see http://ramblernewspapers.com/2016/06/las-colinas-park-adds-sculpture-new-beginning/

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ART on HENDERSON 2016 Finalists




Art Fairchild – Traction
Art Garcia – TX Blue Stem
Danville Chadbourne – The Inevitable Conclusion
Dasha Wright – Alchemy 3
Elizabeth Akamatsu – Star Fire
Kate Firth – Payback
Nic Noblique – Civilization Unbound
Russ Connell – Stella

Art On Henderson 2016 is a collaborative effort between business and the arts where all stakeholders prosper. The founding idea is our community benefits when the arts are supported and artists are able to pursue their passions. Art On Henderson specifically focuses on the Arts in Dallas.
Eligible applicants are limited to Texas artists. All applicants must be able to produce and install work that is appropriate for public display.

Selected work will be on display for two years on Henderson Avenue. Artists are responsible for appropriate installation. All work is placed in public spaces and must be able to safely endure the social environment.

The ultimate juried show with over $12,000 in award money! 7 artists selected as winners by a panel of Jurors with the top three winners getting:

First Place        $3500
Second Place $2500
Third Place      $1500

All ten winners to receive a $650 installation stipend.


Art installed
May 31st, 2016

May 31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winners

Winners Announced
June 4th 2016


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Calls for art around Texas


Art @ The Domain – Fall 2016

Austin, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/23/2016
DEADLINE: 7/11/2016

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 10/15/2016 – 10/16/2016

A small boutique Art Festival featuring 80 fine artists and contmporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street in the middle of The Domain in the affluent hi tech-corridor Northwest Austin. Art@The Domain in Austin is a great way to expand your Texas art sales in October. We welcome both the national traveling artist, regional artists as well as local Austin artists.

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the fifth year for the fall show and the ninth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 43,000 residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue with more than one million square feet of restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 6 years ago and is growing rapidly.

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

Contact Donna Downing
: Beeville
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Submission Requirements:
Deadline: June 1
Format: Digital or Photograph. Artists may submit up to two entries – only one will be chosen for the exhibition.
Entry Confirmation: June 10
Delivery Dates: July 1 – 11
Exhibition Opening: August 6, Noon – 2:00pm
Exhibition Closing: August 26
Art Work Pick-up: August 27 – September 3Artists do not have to be native Texans, but must be working in Texas. Content should not include nudity, political statements, profanity or other such depictions that may be considered offensive. For other presentation requirements, please see entry form at: http://bamtexas.org/texasartistsexhibit.html


Contact Emily Wilkinson
: Lubbock
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The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a mural to be placed on the wall near the entrance to the newly remodeled Industrial Engineering building, opening in January 2017. Public art needs to take up a large part of the wall shown in the attachments.This project will repurpose the former Petroleum Engineering Building for use by the College of Engineering’s Industrial Engineering Department for relocation and consolidation of their academic and research programs, and the department’s faculty and staff offices.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions.

Ideal submissions will create a mural that celebrates Industrial Engineering. The most distinctive aspect of this discipline is the flexibility it offers. Whether it’s shortening a rollercoaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, these challenges share the common goal of saving companies’ money and increasing efficiencies.

Industrial engineering studies the design and operation of production and service systems and the people who operate in these systems. Industrial engineers use the information and techniques from physical, mathematical, biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences to plan, control, design, and manage complex organizations and systems. Industrial engineering applies the laws of the physical sciences to designing and operating systems in which products are produced and services are provided, as well as to considering the behavior of people as they operate in these systems.

This art installation will not only serve as a beacon to the building’s entrance, but will also give passersby an idea of the use of the facility. Submitting artists should consider lighting and other elements that will draw attention to the mural at various times throughout the day. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist may have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

Artists should keep in mind that this is a public location, visible at all times and exposed to all weather conditions in Lubbock. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.

Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Budget: $33,500

Deadline: June 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Central)

See full RFQ here: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=124369
Apply here: http://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=928
View our current collection on our website at http://texastech.edu/publicart

Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Police Department
Exterior Sculpture at Southwest Police StationDeadline: Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (CST)
Budget: Up to $200,000
Location: Houston, TX
Eligibility: National

1. Summary
Through a contract with the City of Houston General Services Division (GSD), Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is charged with managing the selection process for the commission of an artist or artist team to develop sculpture for the exterior space of the Houston Police Department’s (HPD) Southwest Police Station. HAA is also charged with contracting the finalist to complete the project.

Goals for the Southwest Police Station project include the following:
*To create a world class art collection for the HPD system with high-caliber art by artists from Houston, the region, and the world.
*Artwork reflects HPD’s vision to be a vital member of a dynamic and diverse local, national, and global community; family friendly; art that is suitable for all HPD locations.
*Works that reflect HPD’s mission, values, and guiding principles.
*Works that are regarded as an excellent addition to the City of Houston Art Collection.

2. Budget
The project has an anticipated total budget of up to $200,000 for an exterior sculpture. The contract will be inclusive of all work including, but not limited to, design proposals, artists fees, design, engineering, permitting, insurance costs for each year of the project, lighting and lighting software, studio and project administration, travel, fabrication, materials, installation, and required documentation.

3. Mission of the Houston Police Department
This mission of the Houston Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace and provide a safe environment.

4. Values of the Houston Police Department
*Preserve and advance democratic values.
*Improve the quality of community life.
*Improve the quality of work life.
*Demonstrate professionalism.

5. Guiding Principles of the Houston Police Department
*Life and individual freedoms are sacred.
*All persons should be treated fairly and equitably.
*The role of the police is to resolve problems through the enforcement of laws and not through the imposition of judgment or punishment.
*The neighborhood is the basic segment of the community.
*Because law enforcement and public safety reflect communitywide concerns, the police must actively seek the involvement of citizens and residents in all aspects of policing.
*The fundamental responsibility of the department’s employees is to provide quality services to the citizens and residents of the city of Houston.
*The department’s employees are its most valuable asset.
*Employee involvement in department activities is essential for maintaining a productive working environment.
*Employees shall be treated fairly and equitably in recognition of basic human dignity and as a means of enriching their work lives.
*The department and each of its command, offices and divisions shall strive to reflect the ethnic and cultural makeup of the community it serves.

6. Additional Criteria for Civic Art from the Houston Police Department
*Civic Art should be designed to welcome the visitor and promote a calming and comfortable experience from the moment of arrival. This notion of calming is important for areas outside the building and must continue to the interior space.
*The development of Civic Art projects should consider the Department’s values as stated above and enhance the idea of the facility as a ‘beacon of safety,’ express the dignity of law and convey fairness and access to justice.
*Works will be located in publicly accessible areas
*Works will be sensitive to the local context, geography, culture and history

7. Art Opportunities/Draft Scope of Work
1. Exterior Sculpture: A sculpture located on the landscaped area of the building at the corner of Brookston and Nitida. The work will be a welcoming beacon to the community.
2. Lighting and planters may be an element in the work
3. See the provided site plan for more information. This is also available at houstonartsalliance.com, on the Civic Art + Design page, under Artist Opportunities.

8. Evaluation Criteria
*Artistic quality: artists or artist-led teams are of the highest artistic caliber as demonstrated by examples of past work.
*Responsiveness: proposal successfully addresses the overall goals of the project, including creating an inviting space for visitors.
*Demonstrated Technical Abilities: applicants demonstrate that the artist or artist-led team has the necessary capability to accomplish all artistic, technical, budgetary, and engineering aspects of the project and to have the project meld successfully with the space and the architecture.
*Project Management Ability: applicants demonstrate that they have the ability and the capacity to complete the project on a very tight schedule and within budget. Applicants demonstrate their ability to successfully collaborate with the architects and the contractor and sufficient relationships with potential vendors and manufacturers.

9. Eligibility
*Artists in the United States are eligible to apply. Houston-area artists and artist—as well as artists living in and around the neighborhood of the Southwest Police station—are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Subcontractors may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including but not limited to construction, fabrication and/or assembly for portions or all of a finished product under direct supervision and control of an artist.
*Staff members, board members, advisory board members, City Council members and/or family members of either Houston Arts Alliance or the City of Houston are ineligible to apply.
*Artists or other entities that are currently under contract—or in contract negotiations with Houston Arts Alliance for projects of over $100,000—are ineligible to apply.
*Applications not meeting all eligibility criteria will be withdrawn from consideration.

10. Application Requirements
1. Resumes or company information of artist(s) and team members (3 page maximum each)
2. Letter of intent: including contact information and a description of how the artist or artist team meets the criteria listed in the RFQ (1,000 word maximum)
3. Biography/artist statement (500 word maximum)
4. Work examples: Digital images of works that demonstrate the above criteria (Only JPEGs up to 5 MB in size, 20 maximum)
5. Image list: including artist, title, year completed, dimensions, material, and budget or price (as applicable) for each image selected in your portfolio
6. Contact information for three professional references (no more than one page)

All documents should be in at least a 12 point font, single-spaced, with at least a ½” margin.

11. Submission
To submit, visit houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit.

12. Timeline – All dates are subject to change
*Monday, May 23, 2016: RFQ released
*Monday, June 20, 2016: RFQ submission deadline
*By Monday, June 27, 2016: RFQ notification; RFP released to finalists
*Monday, July 25, 2016 (Final Date TBD): RFP Deadline
*By Friday, July 29, 2016: RFP selection panel (including artists in-person presentations)
*By Sunday, July 31, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Civic Art Committee
*By Friday, August 5, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Board of Directors
*By Friday, August 12, 2016: Selected artist presented to Houston Police Department for approval
*By Friday, August 19, 2016: Finalist notified in writing by HAA
*By Monday, August 29, 2016: Contracting complete
*September 2016 – July 2017: Project development, fabrication, and installation

13. Contact
Sara Kellner, Director of Civic Art + Design
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77019

Submit questions in writing, via email, no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5 p.m. (CST) to civicart@haatx.com. Questions will be answered, as they are received, and no later than Friday, June 17, 2016.

The Southwest Police Station Landscape Plan can be found here:http://www.artshound.com/sites/artshound.com/file/RFQ%20-%20HPD%20Southwest%20Station%20Landscape%20Plan%283%29.pdf


2016 Western Trappings on The LlanoVIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2016)
Event Dates: 10/7/16 – 11/19/16
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16
A 44 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.



Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2016VIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council)
Event Dates: 8/29/16 – 2/20/17
Entry Deadline: 7/5/16

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Fall 2016 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and



Art on the Creeks 2016

Rogers, Arkansas
DEADLINE: 6/1/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/1/2016 – 10/1/2016

The 5th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tents provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place.  Last year’s event doubled in size with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience is primed to buyand appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!

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Marble Falls’ 2016 Sculpture on Main call for artists


2016 Sculpture on Main

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Main Street Marble Falls, Texas

Central Location:  The Lakeside Pavilion

2016/2017  Call for Entries

Marble Falls is the gateway to the Highland Lakes in Central Texas.  It is the regional hub for over 75,000 people living within a 20 mile radius.  Especially in the last two years, our area has continued to see a surge of population and economic growth.  The natural beauty of the Hill Country and lakes combine to make this area ideal for tourism, second homes, businesses, specialty shops and fine dining.  Marble Falls is located about an hour’s drive from Austin or San Antonio and approximately three hours from Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston.  Our area has many top ranked resorts, golf courses and recreational opportunities, including many acclaimed wineries and state parks.

The Highland Lakes Creative Arts, “the arts”, is a new nonprofit organization whose vision is to foster and promote the creative and performing arts. We work to bring an inclusive collaboration together of communities, creative professionals, businesses, education entities and mentor programs to further all of the arts in the Texas Highland Lakes region. “the arts” is organizing “2016 Sculpture on Main” to feature Marble Falls as the centrally located arts destination in Texas.

We invite you to submit your work for our year-long public exhibit.  The sculptures are placed in the Historic Main Street area of Marble Falls, which has wide medians and landscaped corners to make an ideal setting.  The sculptures will be on loan, displayed and extensively marketed, while available to the public for purchase.  The exhibit is open to all professional sculptors.  Included will be a color walking tour guide with photos of the sculptures, artist names, bios and pricing.  There will be a full day of sculpture celebration and demonstration, with an exhibiting gallery for artist small works and an Artist/Sponsor Reception.  Sculpture on Main offers an excellent opportunity for public exposure of your work, while “the arts” marketing and advertising includes print media, website inclusion, email blasts and social media postings.  The “Best in Show” selection will be designated the official logo for Sculpture on Main for a full year.   A nationally prominent judge will present awards as follows:  $2,000. for “Best of Show”, $1,000. Second Place and $500. for Third Place.  An entry fee is required with a $500. stipend offered for the selected entries.


Entry Fee Deadline = Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Notification of Acceptance Deadline = Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Uninstall of Current Work = Nov. 14 – 18, 2016

Install of 2016 Selected Work = Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, 2016

Sculpture on Main Show & Reception = Friday, Dec. 2, 2016


To Register for 2016 Sculpture on Main: http://www.hlcarts.com/sculpture-on-main/
Link to Artist 2016 Submission Form: http://www.hlcarts.com/sculpture-on-main-artist-application/

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Two National Public Art Opportunities Open in Memphis


The Memphis Urban Art Commission is accepting artist applications for two public art projects. These projects are open to all artists in the United States and will include sculptures and other public art pieces. Selection criteria will include previous experience with the design of exterior sculpture projects. The deadline to submit qualifications is May 20, 2016.

The John F. Kennedy Park call is open to any artist living in the United States and has a budget of $71,000. The integrative sculpture will enhance JFK Park and the Wolf River Greenway and will join two other existing projects along points of the greenway. The selection committee is interested in multiple public art pieces that will attract interest in the park and connect the park’s entrance to the greenway. These pieces should be able to withstand flood conditions.

The Army and Navy Parks opportunity has a budget of $90,500 and is open to any artist living in the United States. These historical parks near Central Station, a passenger railroad station in Memphis, are sites where many military said goodbye to family members before leaving for military service. The selection committee is looking for public art pieces for each park that will acknowledge the historical significance of the parks while also benefiting the nearby business corridor and providing visitors with the ability to interact with the art through tactile or auditory elements or other methods.

The requests for qualifications along with contact information for each are available on our website at http://www..org/open-projects/.

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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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