Tag: RFQ

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project call deadline March 27

Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center Public Art Project


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

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

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

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


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West Dallas Veterans Tribute


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

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

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a public artwork in the median at the intersection of Canada Drive and Coronet Boulevard in Dallas, Texas 75212.

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


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More Calls for Art Around Texas


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

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

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

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


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Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017

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

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas, which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The residency period is six (6) months from mid-August 2017 to mid-February 2018.

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



TPS National Photography Award

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

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


2017 Western Trappings on The Llano

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

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


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

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

The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 48th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Budget: $0
Deadline: 6/1/17

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


Call is through PublicArtist.org

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South Lamar Gateway RFQ deadline March 1


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

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

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



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


Request for Qualifications – Fort Worth Kroger Mural Project

Fort Worth Kroger Murals 2016



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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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/.

Submitted by Kim Alexander. Email: kalexander@urbanartcommission.org

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Texas State University Moore Street Residential Building Public Art


Texas State University Moore Street Residential Building Public Art


Contact – For questions about the details of this call.
Hank Hancock
Project Manager
Skyline Art Services
Deadline 1/15/15
Budget: $358,508
Location: San Marcos, TX
Eligibility: International

Applicants will submit their materials through callforentry.org.

Texas State University invites professional artists, or artist teams, to submit qualifications to design and fabricate sculpture or sculptures for an exterior and/or interior public space on its campus in San Marcos, Texas. The site is a new residence hall complex, currently under construction on Moore Street.

The Moore Street residence hall complex serves undergraduate students at Texas State, nearly all of whom are freshmen. Their first experience of college life begins on this site, meeting new friends, and preparing for new and life-changing experiences, and meeting the challenge presented by new fields of knowledge and learning. At the west end of campus, the new building’s main entrance will face east toward the unique grounds of Texas State University, built into the hills above San Marcos, characterized by expansive use of brick, stone, and dozens of buildings joined together by stairways, ramps, and terraces. The campus also includes the headwaters of a stunningly clear and cold-spring fed San Marcos River. The area’s visually striking geology and ecology are unique to this part of Texas.


This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist-led teams with experience in similar such projects.

As this is a Request for Qualifications, not a Request for Proposals, we are providing only an introductory look at the site with the rendering provided at this link: https://www.callforentry.org/fair_plans/2259.jpeg. The Texas State University Public Art Committee will provide complete plans to the artists that are invited to submit proposals, as described in Section 6 of the RFQ.


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