Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Carnegie Call to Artists: Regional Photo Competition

Carnegie Regional Photo Competition October 2012

The Carnegie is pleased to announce its participation in FOTOFOCUS, a biennial, month-long celebration of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art slated for October 2012.

The Carnegie’s regional photography competition aims to showcase the best photographers from our region. Approximately 50 photographers will be selected by a panel of judges for the show. Cash and purchase awards will be presented. Additional information can be found on The Carnegie’s website at Deadline for entries is March 16, 2012.  

A catalyst for unprecedented regional inter-institutional collaboration and community engagement, FOTOFOCUS will bring together museums, galleries, and universities to showcase world-renowned artists and national and regional standouts. The event will also feature emerging talents and students in “pop-up” exhibitions at alternative spaces, community art centers, and other grass roots organizations. More information is available at



Any artist 18 years of age or older living in Kentucky, Ohio, or Indiana

$25, non-refundable. Includes up to five images. Artists may submit more than one application.

Friday March 26, 2012

Images, a maximum of five per application, should be submitted on a disk as JPEGs with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
The disk should also contain a WORD document with the artist name, title, size, and medium for each image.
Work may include other media as long as the photo is the primary focus of the finished work. No video or electronic media will be accepted.
Work previously shown at The Carnegie is not eligible.
All images must have been created within the past three years.
All work must be professional framed and presented.

A panel of distinguished judges will review all entries. Judges will be kept anonymous until the opening of the exhibition. Finalists will be notified and invited to a second judging session, using the actual works. Judges reserve the right to eliminate entries during the second round if the work does not meet the quality they seek.

Cash and purchase awards will be presented. All purchase awards and sales are subject to a 35% commission. Cash Awards are exempt. All work must be for sale. The retail value should include the commission rate.

Artists are responsible for the delivery, installation and removal of their work. Accepted work may be shipped or dropped off at The Carnegie. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs, including post-exhibition.

All work will be fully insured while at The Carnegie.

Contact Bill Seitz, Gallery Director at (859) 957-1944 or by email at

The Carnegie Call to Artists: 2013 Exhibition Season

2013 Exhibition Application Guidelines

Any artist living in the United Sates. All styles and media are eligible. Note: Any artist who has been previously awarded a solo show at The Carnegie must wait three years before applying again, however, you may apply for a group and/or themed show during that period.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Solo Exhibition: Ten images of a consistent body of work submitted on a disk as JPEGs with a resolution of at least 300 dpi; $25 entry fee (Carnegie Members $20) and completed 2013 Exhibition Season Application.

Group Exhibition: (Two or more artists) – Twenty images representing all artists who will be showing in the exhibition on a disk as JPEGs with a resolution of at least 300 dpi; $40 entry fee (Carnegie members $35) and completed 2013 Exhibition Season Application. A one-page typed statement may be submitted to convey the purpose or details of the show. Please list one primary contact person.

The Art of Food: A special exhibition celebrating food as an art form. Artists are asked to submit proposals pertaining to art created form or inspired by food. Drawings or short written statements on the proposed creations may be included. There is no entry fee.

A WORD document containing artist name, titled, size and medium for each image submitted should be included on the disk.

A panel of three distinguished anonymous judges will independently evaluate all entries submitted for solo and group shows. Scores will be combined from the individual ratings. Top scoring artists will be awarded show contracts for the upcoming season. Artists who are awarded shows will be notified by mail. A contract will shortly follow outlining details of the awarded show.

Artists are responsible for the delivery, installation and removal of their work. Work may be shipped or dropped off at the Carnegie. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs, including post-exhibition.

All work will be fully insured while at The Carnegie.

Contact Bill Seitz, Gallery Director at (859) 957-1944 or by email at

International Juried Photo Show: Through a Lense, Vibrant

2012 Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show Through a Lens: Vibrant!
Hosted by the Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, California

Scott Atkinson - Landscape photographer and Sierra Club Calendar Editor
Michael Collopy - Preeminent Portrait photographer
Kate Jordahl - Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging

First Prize: $2,000 (Over $3,500 in total prizes) (prizes in US dollars)
Entry deadline: February 29th, 2012 (received by)
Exhibition: July 2012 ?
Eligibility: Open to all photographers internationally using any photographic style

About this year's theme Vibrant and vibrate have the same latin root word: “vibrare” meaning to move rapidly and rhythmically to and fro. While vibrate means virtually the same thing in English, vibrant has additional connotations as it applies to brightness of light or color, or as in how liveliness or energetic is the given subject. Through a Lens: Vibrant! gives the photographer several options. Vibrant could apply to a light or hue in the composition, or it could apply to the subject, as to a person or in a street. It could even be stretched to apply to the process – check out the vibrance adjustment layer in photoshop. Which definition of “Vibrant!” will you choose?

Entry details are available at:

Online entry available at:

More show history:

See last year's show Through A Lens: Inspiration or Desperation

Please read the prospectus at:

Entry process is done online at:

Entry details are avail at:

Request for Qualifications: Public Art for Wake Forest

Public Art for Wake Forest’s Historic Downtown District

BUDGET: $37,000
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 5:00PM EST (This is not a postmark deadline!)
PROJECT: Sculptural Seating in Historic Downtown Business District

The Town of Wake Forest Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks an artist or artist team to create two or more site-specific artworks that offer compelling, contextually sensitive outdoor seating to visitors to our historic downtown business district. The artworks will be located in two prominent outdoor spaces on the recently redesigned streetscape of historic White Street, the heart of Wake Forest, so the commissioned artist must design and produce sculptural seating for two discrete sites. Because of these public artworks’ highly visible locations and importance to the Wake Forest PAC, this project should strive to capture the unique character of Wake Forest and White Street while also providing a practical space for visitors of all ages to sit comfortably and enjoy our beautiful downtown area. The commissioned artist will be expected to collaborate with Town engineers and the design team responsible for implementing the Streetscape II Project, which includes the two sites for artful seating.

For questions, and to submit, please contact: Vivian Jones, Mayor, Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest NC 27587, phone 919 435-9431, email


Deadline for Entry 03/19/12: Forged

Forged - Deadline for Entry: March 19th, 2012
Exhibition Dates: May 19th - June 24th, 2012
For more information or to apply online, visit our website at:

Description: This is a media specific sculptural exhibition that explores the contemporary approaches to forged metal work. The work can range in size with the stipulation that it incorporates forged metal elements. This is open to all artists nationally and internationally.

Juror: Twylene Moyer
Twylene Moyer, managing editor of Sculpture magazine, has published numerous articles and catalogue essays on contemporary art. She has been a featured speaker at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and at SOFA Chicago and has juried and curated several exhibitions, including “Insight Out” and “Disintegration” at the Arlington Arts Center. She is the co-editor of The New Earthwork: Art, Action, Agency, A Sculpture Reader, Conversations on Sculpture, and Landscapes for Art, all distributed by the University of Washington Press.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Upcoming Event: Woodcarving at Eagle Creek

From the Eagle Creek Park Foundation:

More than a dozen woodcarvers from across the state will showcase a variety of artwork depicting wildlife, flora and fauna and/or traditional Native Americans at Eagle Creek Park's 21st annual Woodcarver & Turner Exhibit/Sale at the Earth Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Rd (Indy's northwest side) on Feb. 25-26. Artists will demonstrate how they create their various works and talk with visitors about their craft. A children’s area will also be available where kids can try their hand at carving bars of soap with various kid-friendly tools.

Many of the carvings and sculptures on display will be available for purchase. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Inc, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Eagle Creek Park. In addition to the ongoing monthly artist series, this exhibit is the first of three nature-themed art shows scheduled at Eagle Creek Park for 2012.

If you know anyone interested in participating, you can direct them to call Jay Powell at 327-1196; registration and entry forms are due by Feb. 12.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Request for Proposals: Suwanee SculpTour 2012/2013

Request for Proposal (RFP)/Call to Artists
Suwanee SculpTour 2012/2013
Public Art exhibit of original outdoor sculptures displayed
May, 2012 – March, 2013 in Downtown Suwanee
City of Suwanee, Georgia

The Suwanee Public Arts Commission (PAC) is seeking proposals from artists and/or artist
teams for design, execution and installation of original outdoor sculptures to be displayed from
May 2012 through the end of March 2013 in downtown Suwanee. The objective is to have a
well-balanced exhibit of sculptures with a variety of styles, types, and sizes. Specific locations
will be determined depending upon submissions. The inaugural Suwanee SculpTour was
installed in May 2011 incorporating 15 pieces and was received enthusiastically by residents and
visitors alike. Visit for information on the
current/ongoing SculpTour.
Program goals include:
Enhance Suwanee’s downtown with an exhibit of original and unique pieces of art.
Stimulate interest in Suwanee’s public art initiative and add cultural value to the area.
Serve as an economic development tool by attracting visitors, residents, and businesses to
the area.
Generally, SculpTour locations may include the following:
Suwanee Town Center (including Town Center Park, Town Center Avenue, and side
streets connecting to Town Center Avenue).
Both entrances to the railroad underpass.
Main Street from the underpass to the commercial district near pavilion/Scales Street.

A community of 16,000+ residents, the City of Suwanee is recognized as one of the premier
small municipalities in the metro Atlanta area, Georgia, and the nation. Already an awardwinning
community, recognized twice by Money Magazine as one of America’s best places to
live, the City is committed to continually enhancing our citizens’ quality of life and our
community’s long-term economic vitality.
Believing that public art plays a significant role in helping to create a well-rounded, vibrant
community, the Suwanee Public Arts Commission (PAC) was established in 2008. The PAC
was charged with enhancing the quality of life in Suwanee through public art. The group has
commissioned artwork for Suwanee’s new City Hall: a spectacular suspended sculpture created
by world-renown industrial artist Koryn Rolstad. Leading by example, the City of Suwanee set
aside 1 percent of construction costs of the new City Hall for public art. In turn, Suwanee
encourages developers to commit 1 percent of their new projects’ cost to fund public art on their
property or support public art in other locations throughout the community. This is one of many
initiatives being developed and coordinated through the PAC.
The Suwanee SculpTour was the next step in bringing public art to the area. The SculpTour
program is funded through generous donations from individuals, families, and area businesses
and serves as an economic development and tourism endeavor. The inaugural Suwanee
SculpTour was installed in May 2011 and incorporated 15 pieces.
The City’s Town Center, anchored by Town Center Park (a 10-acre urban-style park), is a
successful and highly visible mixed-use complex. The area includes more than seven acres of
park/lawn area, an interactive fountain, an amphitheater, retail shops and a residential
component. Thousands of people visit the park each year and attend its numerous concerts,
festivals, and events.
The SculpTour program will provide promotional materials marketing the exhibit, artists, and
sponsors. The public will be encouraged to explore each sculpture through walking and driving
tours to be proposed in the promotional materials.
Additional information about the City of Suwanee and downtown, including photos and maps,
may be obtained at and .

The SculpTour program is open to artists (or teams of related disciplines) who submit an
application on time, can meet the various program requirements, and are selected to participate.
Prior experience in public art is not required.

The number of pieces chosen will be 10-20 depending on available funding.
The size of pieces can vary and will be located as appropriate. Potential sites are suited
for small-scale as well as large-scale sculptures (minimum height of about 30 inches).
Generally, market value of sculptures should be in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 in
order to compete in the “People’s Choice” contest (described in section VI of this RFP).
However, more expensive pieces are not discouraged from being submitted for inclusion
in the SculpTour exhibit.
All sculptures will be insured for liability and physical damage through the City of
Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration. There is no fee to the artist for
submitting artwork.
All entries must be original works of the submitting artist or team of artists, however,
they do not need to have been created specifically for this exhibit.
All sculptures need to be made of durable material appropriate for outdoor (and at times
adverse) weather conditions (high winds, low temperatures, high temperatures, snow
storms, high traffic areas). Pieces should be constructed with audience safety in mind for
display in a public setting.
Most of the sculptures will be displayed on steel or concrete pedestals or pads designed to
fit the location and/or the artwork.
All sculptures must be able to be structurally secured to a steel or concrete pad with
anchor bolts or similar devices.
Artists will be responsible for the timely installation and removal of their sculpture(s).
See the timeline/schedule in section VIII of this RFP.
Artists are responsible for shipping and delivering the artwork to and from the installation
Accepted entries will receive an agreement outlining further information including details
regarding delivery and installation/placement of the artwork.

The artists chosen to participate in the SculpTour exhibit will receive a one-time stipend up to
$1,000 per sculpture, of which $500 will be paid within 30 days of delivery and installation of
the sculpture. The additional $500 will be given to artists for sculptures not ultimately purchased
through the program and properly removed at the end of the specified display period. Selected
sculptures must be displayed for the entire duration of the exhibit. Additionally, artists chosen to
participate will be eligible to win cash awards totaling more than $5,000 (depending on available
The artwork remains the property of the artist throughout the exhibit and reverts to the artist’s
custody at the conclusion of the exhibit. In essence, the artwork is “rented/loaned” to the exhibit.
All sculptures will be insured for liability and physical damage through the City of Suwanee.
The PAC may elect to purchase the artwork and has the right of first refusal after the exhibit
period has ended. Artists submitting proposals agree that the City of Suwanee and/or the PAC
may reproduce images of the artwork for non-commercial, educational, and promotional
purposes, with credit given to the artist when artwork is highlighted.

The Suwanee Public Arts Commission (PAC) and the City will promote the sale of sculptures to
the public – either for personal/commercial use or as a permanent donation to the City and/or the
PAC. Artist(s) may sell the work during the exhibition period; however, the work should remain
on site for the duration of the exhibition. The SculpTour would receive 25 percent of the
purchase price on sold sculptures and 20 percent on commissioned works. Should someone wish
to donate the piece to the PAC or should the PAC purchase the piece, the SculpTour would forgo
the 25 percent and discount the sale price by the amount equal to 25 percent.
If SculpTour funding allows, the PAC will organize an on-line voting procedure wherein visitors
of the exhibit can “vote” for their favorite sculpture – the “People’s Choice” award. Provided
funding is in place, the PAC will purchase that piece of public art for its permanent collection.
The chosen sculpture will then be displayed in one of Suwanee’s numerous public spaces or
parks. This is currently being done as part of the 2011/2012 SculpTour (please visit ).

The selection committee will be comprised of the Suwanee Public Arts Commission and
possibly other community members/artists. The committee will make a recommendation to the
Suwanee City Council.
RFP submissions will be evaluated on the following:
Appropriateness (fit, theme, etc.) to the area, City of Suwanee, etc.
General community appeal
Maintenance/longevity of the artwork; preference may be given to pieces requiring less
maintenance and better sustainability of materials
Quality of materials and execution
Ease of installation
Sale price of artwork
Other evaluation criteria not outlined above may be included as necessary

January 9, 2012 RFP distributed to artists
Feb 17, 2012 RFP submission deadline
Feb 17-March 9, 2012 Review RFPs
March 30, 2012 Artist/artwork selection complete; notification via e-mail
May 7-11, 2012 Artwork to be installed
May, 2012 – March, 2013 Public art exhibition and on-line voting
March 26-31, 2013 Artwork to be removed
(All dates may be subject to change.)

Submit two (2) printed copies of all items listed below. (If a three-dimensional or textured
model is submitted, one model will be sufficient.) Each page of presentation (all submitted
materials) should clearly indicate your name and project title.
Additionally, provide one CD containing all of the items listed below in PDF, MSWord, or JPEG
(high resolution, 300 dpi minimum) format.
Present your materials in the following order:
1. Application Form (see attached form on page 6). Application must be completed in full.
2. Artist’s bio.
3. Project/sculpture title and narrative description of proposed artwork (not to exceed two
pages; maximum of about 750 words). Narrative should include origin of idea, theme,
design/creative rationale, etc. Narrative must include approximate dimensions and
weight, installation requirements, proposed materials, and any other special requirements.
4. Color photo/drawing/image/model of proposed artwork.
Artist will not be compensated for RFP submissions regardless of medium presented. All
materials submitted become the property of the Suwanee Public Arts Commission. Items will be
returned upon request. Requests for the return of submission materials must be received in
writing by March 30, 2012.
The Suwanee Public Arts Commission (PAC) reserves the right to accept or reject any and
all submittals, waive technicalities and informalities, change scope of work, and amend said
Request for Proposal as desired by the PAC. The PAC reserves the right to negotiate with
any artists and to select the artists that best meet the PAC’s needs.

Submissions to be received by 4:00 p.m., ET, Friday, February 17, 2012.
Submit qualifications and information to the following address:
Suwanee Public Arts Commission, c/o: SculpTour
City of Suwanee, 330 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee, GA 30024

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Denise Brinson or Toni
Shrewsbury at 770-945-8996 or at or .
Please go to for additional
information/attachments including promotional brochures, selected news clippings, and a link to
the 2011 Suwanee SculpTour podcast (available now on iTunes).

Request for Proposals: OU Children's Atrium Entry Art

Request for Proposal - OU Children's Atrium Entry Art

This call is seeking proposals from an artist or team of artists to create a permanent work of original art for the OU Children's Atrium Entry Drive located in the heart of Oklahoma City, OK.

The artist's fees for this work-of-art has been set at $600,000 and shall include all costs of the artwork, such as travel, materials, the artist’s design, fabrication, insurance coverage, shipping, and installation. The artwork can include sculpture, mosaic and landscaping elements, unique or alternative art media – or any combination that is appropriate to the site.

The artwork must complement the existing facility and reinforce the peaceful and family-friendly environment, which makes a visit to the doctor’s office or a trip to the hospital more pleasant for both patients and their families.

For more a complete list of requirements and more information please visit : or contact Alison Hensal at or 405.235.3915x144.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Call for Entries: Go Red For Women Contest

The American Heart Association and glo magazine are hosting a Go Red For Women© contest to design the cover of the magazine’s February 2012 issue. The contest is open to all female artists. In honor of American Heart Month in February and Go Red For Women, cover designs must include a woman or women and the color red – the rest is up to the artist! Submissions from all professional, original 2D artwork (excluding photography) are accepted and must be at 10”x 3/8” at 300 dpi resolution. Entries should be received by Jan. 11, 2012, but DEADLINE COULD BE NEGOTIABLE.

Besides having their design used on the cover of the February issue of glo, the artwork will also be used on material promoting the 2012 Go Red For Women Luncheon. In addition, the winning artist will receive two tickets to the luncheon and a Go Red gift basket containing a Swarovski pin, $25 Macy’s card and much more - valued at over $150.

For more information, contact Wendy King at

Call For Entries: El Paseo Invitational

Call For Entries 2013/2014 El Paseo Invitational Exhibition, Palm Desert, CA


El Paseo is the premier shopping street in Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley, located in Southern California. The exhibition space consists of eighteen lighted concrete pads located in the median along a one and one half mile stretch of prime retail. The artwork remains on exhibition for approximately two (2) years, with installation planned for October - November 2012 and de-installation planned for November 2014.

DEADLINE: March 5, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. (postmark/email deadline)

HONORARIUM: A $2,500 honorarium will be provided for each selected artwork. Participant is responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork per scheduled date.


• All artists, galleries, museums/non-profit arts organizations, and private collectors are encouraged to apply.

• Artists who have participated in the 2011/2012 exhibition are not eligible to apply.

INFORMATION: For more information contact Deborah Schwartz, Public Art Coordinator, at or 760-837-1664.

Call For Proposals: Art on the Trailways; Greenwood, IN

2012-2014 Art on the Trailways

National Open Call

Art on the Trailways is a project of the Greater Greenwood Arts Council in Greenwood, Indiana in partnership with the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department. This open call is for outdoor three-dimensional art. Awards are for a two-year loan of $3,000.

Polk Hill Trail was built in 2004 as part of a greater Trails and Greenways Master Plan. It is adjacent to Smith Valley Road which is a gateway to the city of Greenwood. Surrounded by a golf course, residential homes, apartments, and condominiums, it leads to a pedestrian bridge and Craig Park. Most viewers of the artwork will be vehicular traffic, however, we would like to encourage utilization of this multi-use trail.

Project Scope and Requirements
Submission of ready to install original sculptures will be accepted through February 15th, 2012 (11 p.m. EST). Works must withstand the weather elements and be appropriate for all ages. Unstable or poorly constructed work will not be accepted. Artwork may be made available for purchase.
The artist is responsible for the following:
-Transportation to and from the site
- Installation & removal
- Insurance
- Artist fees for on‐site installation & removal
- Equipment needed for installation & removal
- Maintenance and repair, if any

Submission Requirements
Artists must be 18 years or older. We require that you submit the following digitally:
- Resume (2-page maximum)
-An Artist Statement for each submission
- Already completed and available works for consideration
- 2 views of each artwork
- Title
- Materials used
- Dimensions (HxLxWxD) including base dimensions
- Weight
- Installation method
- Retail price
- 2-year maintenance plan

Selection Criteria
A panel of arts professionals (professor, artist, administrator, teacher) and a landscape architect will select the artwork. What will be considered will include:
- Highly durable and safe artwork preserved to withstand the natural elements
- Appropriateness and relevance of style
- Compatibility with the site, design, theme and function of the space
- Adherence to submission requirements

Additional consideration will be given to Indiana and Johnson County artists.

Submission deadline—February 15th, 2012 (11 p.m. EST)
Artist notification—March 2nd, 2012
Artist agreement deadline—March 9th, 2012
Site preparation—Until April 15th, 2012
Artwork delivered and installed—April 16th-20th, 2012 (weather permitting)
Exhibition opens—April 28th, 2012
Exhibition closes—March 31st, 2014
Artwork picked up by—April 7th, 2014

We will only accept DropBox submissions. Files MUST be in a folder and the folder should be compressed using a zip program which is native to most operating systems. You may also download a zip
compression program at the following links:
Once your folder is compressed, follow the instructions to send your file at the following link:

Any questions can be emailed to
Thanks for considering this project!