Upcoming Visual Artist Opportunities: Dec/Jan/Feb Deadlines

This list of visual artist opportunities includes public art and other exhibition projects from across the nation.

The group of opportunities provided at the beginning of this article are offered by the online project application service, CaFE™, and are listed together for your convenience in referencing. Please note that to access the CaFE™ projects you will need to register on the CaFE™ site.

The projects following the CaFE™ listings are administered independently and are provided in the order of the deadline date.

Please contact the individuals listed as contacts for each project for any further information. The NAC is providing this list for your information only; our agency is not involved in any of the projects listed below:

The CaFE™ online project application service has posted several opportunities with deadlines over the next few weeks. This first group of opportunities may be found on the CaFE™site. You can register for free and login to CaFE here to apply to one of these opportunities and also have continued access to their other project postings:

Via CaFE™RFP: Artistic Bicycle Racks - City of Littleton Fine Arts Board
DEADLINE: 12/14/2012
Jury Fee: $0.00

The Littleton Museum, acting as the coordinating agent for the City of Littleton and the Littleton Fine Arts Board, publishes this Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, fabricate, deliver, and install artistic (sculptural) bicycle racks for Littleton’s Main Street. Professional and amateur Colorado artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

Via CaFE™Art of Fashion - Photography
DEADLINE: 12/15/2012
Jury Fee: $5.00

This call is open to photographers that reside in the state of Alaska at least three months of the year. We're looking for photographs that illustrate all of the spectrums of art that go into fashion photography, including but not limited to: photography, modeling, hair, makeup, and clothing design.

Via CaFE™ PEORIA CROSSING – PUBLIC ART: PEORIA STREET & E. 37TH AVENUE
Arts & Venues Denver is seeking an artist, or artist team, for a site-specific public art commission to correspond with the Peoria Crossing project, a bridge to be constructed at Peoria Street and E. 37th Avenue in Denver, CO.

The selection panel has recommended a free-standing or integrated artwork for the site. This commission is open to all artists/artist teams working in all media. The commissioned artist, or artist team, will be invited to collect personal stories from the community to shape their final proposal. There is a strong desire from the selection committee that this project invites community involvement and participation. Estimated budget for artwork is $113,000. Deadline is Friday, December 28, 5:00 PM MST.

Via CaFE™SOUTH BROADWAY: ARIZONA AVENUE – YALE AVENUE
Arts & Venues Denver is seeking an artist, or artist team, for a site-specific public art commission that compliments the street improvements made along South Broadway between Arizona and Yale Avenues.

The selection panel has identified a variety of possible opportunities, and invites the artist to think creatively in proposing for this opportunity. This commission is open to artists/artist teams working in all media. Estimated budget for artwork is $250,000. Deadline is Friday, December 28, 5:00 PM MST.

Via CaFE™Diversity in Nature - In:Site|Ex:Site, Pinedale Fine Arts Council, Pinedale, WY
The budget is $12,000
Deadline: January 1, 2013 12 AM mountain time
Jury fee: $25

The Visual Arts Committee a division of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council seeks qualifications from professional artists/artist teams for permanent sculpture installation located on town property adjacent to The Learning Center.

Via CaFE™Alaska State Council on the Arts: Johnson Youth Facility -
DEADLINE: 1/11/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00

The Alaska State Council on the Arts on behalf of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is requesting qualifications from artists for exterior artwork to be commissioned for the recently renovated Johnson Youth Center (JYC) in Juneau, Alaska. Deadline for Entries: Received by January 11, 2013 9:59 pm Alaska Time. TOTAL ART BUDGET $80,000 USD

Via CaFE™Prospectus #221 The Pit
DEADLINE: 1/31/2013
Jury Fee: $0.00

New Mexico Arts Art in Public Places program and the Local Selection Committee at the University of New Mexico seek an artist or artist team specializing in lighting design, multimedia and/or video installation for a public art project at The Pit on the university’s south campus. The artwork commissioned for this project will enliven the stair tower at the northeastern corner of the building through a dynamic nighttime installation programmed to convey the excitement of activities held at the facility, and will have a presence within the City of Albuquerque.

An all-inclusive budget of $200,000 is available for this project. This amount includes all associated expenses and fees.

Via CaFE™Alaska State Council on the Arts Percent for Art - State Library Archives and Museum
DEADLINE: 1/8/2013
Jury Fee: $0.00

The Alaska State Council on the Arts on behalf of the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums is requesting qualifications from artists for interior and/or exterior artwork to be commissioned for the new State of Alaska Library, Archives and Museum (SLAM) in Juneau, Alaska. Deadline for Entries: Received by Tuesday January 8, 2013 9:59 pm Alaska Standard Time. This RFQ is open to all professional artists residing in the United States. TOTAL ART BUDGET $800,000 USD

Via CaFE™CSArt Colorado: Community Supported Art Colorado
DEADLINE: 1/7/2013
Jury Fee: $20.00

Denver Botanic Gardens and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art are proud to present Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado). Through a buy-local, share-based membership, CSArt Colorado brings artists and art lovers together. Selected by curators from Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Denver Botanic Gardens, the featured artworks will be in a range of media and allow for people to easily discover artists.

CSArt Colorado creates opportunities for residents to support their local art community through a share-based collective. Modeled closely on agricultural CSAs that link local food growers with local consumers, the CSArt program has gained awareness thanks to the work of St. Paul-based Springboard for the Arts.

CSArt Colorado creates dynamic opportunities for residents to support their local arts and business communities through a share-based collective that encourages artistic production and creates new economic opportunities.

Via CaFE™Scottsdale Arts Festival 2013 Temporary Public Artwork
DEADLINE: 1/6/2013
Jury Fee: $0.00

Scottsdale Public Art seeks to commission a high quality temporary artwork or display an existing work within the context of the Scottsdale Arts Festival. A stand-alone artwork capable of making a strong conceptual, visual, and/or tactile statement or spectacle is desired.

Via CaFE™ ACP Photo Festival Public Art Project, Atlanta, GA
DEADLINE: 1/21/2013
Jury Fee: $0.00
The Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival and Public Art program, seek photographers to propose temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta for the 2013 October festival.

Via CaFE™Patricia & Philip Frost Museum of Science
DEADLINE: 2/28/2013
Jury Fee: $0.00

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is requesting qualifications from artists for interior and exterior artwork to be commissioned for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science currently under construction. This RFQ is open to all professional artists.
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Sound Transit Downtown Tacoma Gateway Artwork, Tacoma, WA
Eligibility: Open to all USA artists/artist teams
Budget: $185,000
Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2012, midnight PST
Application: tacomaculture.org/arts/opportunities.asp or soundtransit.org/start.
Info: http://tacomaculture.org/arts/opportunities.asp

Sound Transit’s Public Art Program (STart) invites artists and/or artist teams living within the United States to submit qualifications for an $185,000 commission to design and fabricate a site-responsive gateway artwork for a new entry to downtown Tacoma, WA near Sound Transit’s Pacific Avenue Underpass (S. 26th Street & Pacific Avenue).
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Scottsdale Arts Festival 2013 Temporary Public Artwork, Scottsdale, AZ
Eligibility: All USA artists
Budget $11,000
Deadline: January 6, 2013 Midnight CST
Application: http://bit.ly/QNOHZo
Info: Kirstin Van Cleef Project Manager | Scottsdale Public Art | 480.874.4629 o |480.688.0615 c

Request for Proposals (RFP) | Open National Call to Artists: Scottsdale Public Art seeks to commission a high quality temporary artwork or display an existing work within the context of the Scottsdale Arts Festival taking place March 8-10, 2013. A stand-alone artwork capable of making a strong conceptual, visual, and/or tactile statement or spectacle is desired.

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Western Gateway/Columbia Pike & Jefferson Street Public Art Project, Arlington County, Virginia
Eligibility: Open to all artists/teams; must have collaborative team experience with large projects.
Budget: $200,000
Deadline: January 30, 2013 by 5:00PM EST.
Application: The full Request for Qualifications, including instructions on how to apply, is available at: http://arlingtonarts.org/Libraries/Documents/RFQ_590-13_1.sflb.ashx .
Info: For more about public art in Arlington, see www.arlingtonarts.org/public-art

RFQ sought from artists/artists for the design, fabrication, and install a work of art or design enhancement for this street/transportation project. The successful work should exist successfully within current, interim, and planned conditions. Development and implemention of a community engagement plan is part of the project. The entire project is intended to set a high bar of excellence for future transit‐related public art projects planned for Columbia Pike. Project budget, including artist design fee, materials, fabrication, installation, travel and expenses, is $200,000.

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2013 Gloucester MA HarborWalk - Public Art Challenge, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Eligibility: Open to artist/s and/or artist team(s) nationally.
Budget: $47,000
Deadline: February 8, 2013
Application: http://ghwalk.org
Contact: gharborwalk@gmail.com subject line: Public Art

This is an RFP. The Gloucester Committee for the Arts seeks professional artist/s and/or artist team(s) for 3 new public art commissions. Artists are asked to submit proposals to design, create and complete new public art work in downtown Gloucester for the 2012 designed HarborWalk. The total project budget is $47,000 which will be distributed as follows: $20,000 for one (1) permanent project; two (2) additional prizes will be awarded totaling $27,000, at least one of which must be temporary. The minimum project budget is $7500.
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Three New Public Art Projects, Boise, Idaho
1.$200,000 sculptural artwork for Boise City Hall Plaza: Deadline: Wednesday, February 6th, 1:00pm, local time. RFP 13-062-0-2013
2.$30,000 vinyl “mural” work for Boise Airport: Deadline: Wednesday, February 20th, 1:00pm, local time. RFP 13-064-0-2013
3.$50,000 artwork for pedestrian bridge connecting Boise Airport and parking garage: Deadline: Wednesday, February 27th, 1:00pm, local time. RFP 13-063-0-2013

Application: to apply for any of these projects:
•Register as a vendor at DemandStar by going to: http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/DFA/PDF/Purchasing/DemandStar/FreeVendorRegistrationTutorial.pdf and click on the link to DemandStar.
•Once registered, go to: http://www.cityofboise.org/purchasing/ and click on the RFP / RFQ / Bids link and download the project documents for the project in which you are interested, which gives artists instructions on how to apply. It is free to download the project information.

Info: www.BoiseArtsAndHistory.org
Contact: Missy Morrison, Purchasing Specialist, mmorrison@cityofboise.org

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