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PERMANENT PUBLIC ART, KNOXVILLE, TN

The City of Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee seeks proposals from artists or artist teams for a permanent work of art to be located on the east wall of the 500 block of Gay Street, at the intersection of Gay Street and Union Avenue, in downtown Knoxville. The selected artist or team will receive up to $10,000 to complete the project, including design, materials, equipment rental, insurance, site preparation, and installation. Preference will be given to artists residing in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, or Union counties.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to all artists or artist teams over the age of 18.

Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017.  All materials must be received no later than 5:00 PM.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Information: https://knoxvillepublicart.com/rfp-500-block-of-gay-street/
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CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER, AURORA, CO

Budget:  $400,000 for integrated art at Aurora’s new Central Recreation Center.  

Information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3999

Deadline: Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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PUBLIC WORKS & PARKS MAINTENANCE FACILITY, LAKE OSWEGO, OR

RFQ for City of Lake Oswego’s Public Works & Parks Maintenance Facility Administered by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego, OR.

The City of Lake Oswego’s public art program, administered by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, invites regional artists (those residing in Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho) to submit qualifications for the design, fabrication and installation of functional outdoor public art for the new Public Works & Parks Maintenance Facility in Lake Oswego, OR.

Information:   http://artscouncillo.org/permanent-art-collection/
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 TEMPORARY SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, ROANOKE, VA

The Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) is seeking up to nine artists to exhibit in the fourth AIR: (Art in Roanoke), a temporary sculpture exhibition running May 16, 2017 through November 15, 2018.

Deadline:  The RAC is accepting submissions now through 5:00 PM February 6, 2017 from experienced artists for freestanding sculpture.

Artwork may incorporate interactive as well as functional elements. This invitation is extended to all artists 18 and older regardless of where they live. In addition to finished pieces, proposed work will also be considered. There is no entry fee.

Budget:  Artists chosen to participate will receive a stipend of up to $4,000 per selected artwork. In addition, one artist will receive a $1,000 Best in Show Award.

The RAC will also produce publicity materials and will promote the exhibition with local media. All artwork will be sited in Elmwood Park, a pocket of nature and vibrant urban space, in downtown Roanoke. The theme of the show is City in Motion. To view the current exhibition go to http://www.artinroanoke.org.

Application:  http://www.roanokeva.gov/808/Current-Calls-to-Artists

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12 S.E. STREET BRIDGE, CALGARY, CANADA

The City of Calgary Public Art Program and the Transportation Department are seeking a professional artist(s) with established public art experience for a permanent public art project at the new 12 Street S.E. Bridge.

 Budget: All-inclusive $220, 000 (CDN).  

Deadline:  January 13, 2017

Dean Scott, Buyer The City of Calgary should be contacted for further information (dean.scott@calgary.ca)
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7/20 MEMORIAL, AURORA, CO

The 7/20 Memorial Committee and the city of Aurora and are inviting applications from professional artists interested in creating a memorial to the to honor those whose lives were lost or changed forever as a result of the tragic events of July 20, 2012. During a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” a lone gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 at a movie theatre in the heart of the community. This tribute is planned in the form of a memorial situated within a reflection garden and is intended as a place where the community and those affected by loss can remember loved ones, seek comfort, strength, peace and hope.

Budget for this commission is $200,000

Information:  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3997

Deadline is 2/6/2017 (11:59 pm mtn. time).
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PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING, OREM, UT

Utah's Public Art Program in partnership with Utah Valley University has just released a call for interested artist or artist team's qualifications and letter of interest for the creation of site specific public art for the new performing arts center on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

Budget: $193,000

Deadline: January 30, 2017

The Performing Arts Center will be an iconic building that serves as the gateway to the east side of campus. It will become a gathering place and hub for the arts in the valley. The Committee hopes that the modern, elegant and timeless beauty of the building can be complemented with innovative, engaging, immersive and/or interactive art.

Information: https://heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/public-art

Applications accepted via CaFE at https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4030.
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INTERACTIVE, SITE-SPECIFIC ARTWORK, FRISCO, TX

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

Information:  http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/1352/Calls-to-Artists

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