Call For Artists
2018 MacNider Outdoor Art Market
Temporary Public Art Installations on East Avenue
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) seeks proposals for site-specific, temporary public art that will enliven the East Avenue
neighborhood. RoCo encourages proposals for incisive, surprising, and unique sculpture and installation art of all forms, including media-based works. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors to the location, buildings, park landscape, community and/or history of the neighborhood. Proposals for works that prompt visitors to return multiple times to experience changes in the piece are encouraged. RoCo welcomes visual artists, sculptors, sound artists, performing artists, photographers, filmmakers, and others to submit a proposal.
RoCo’s public art program will give one artist the opportunity to envision, produce, and exhibit a sculpture or multimedia work adjacent to
RoCo. The completed work will be exhibited to the public 24/7 for one to four months. The duration will be determined with RoCo staff based on the seasons and circumstances. Works may be offered for sale during the exhibition period. The artwork, if not sold by the end of the exhibition period, will remain the property of the artist. Artist will receive a $2,000 - $3,000 grant to support their project (50% materials, 50% artist stipend).
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Deadline: 5pm (EST) Thursday, February 15, 2018
Dickinson Law Iowa Artists on Display
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. attorneys have long been proud patrons of the arts in the community through their patronage efforts of various organizations, and service on arts organization boards over the years. In 2013, they launched "Iowa Artists on Display" to give Iowa artists another opportunity to display their works at their downtown Des Moines headquarters. Now in its fifth year, the program has become an exciting part of the vibrant, growing Des Moines arts scene.
They are now taking applications for the 2018 program. Artists that apply and are selected will have the opportunity to display their artwork for at least nine months; including their June 22, 2018 Iowa Artist Open House event. Artwork that is on display is available for sale and all proceeds go directly to the artist.
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DEADLINE: Thursday, February 15, 2018 (All day)
Clive Mural Project
The City of Clive Public Arts Advisory Commission is seeking an artist or artistic collaboration to design, fabricate, and install a mural at Swanson Memorial Park. The mural project is a collaborative venture between the Clive Public Art Commission and the Clive Historical Society and should be iconic to Clive. The Historical Museum facility in Swanson Memorial Park, is located at 8614 Swanson Blvd and includes several buildings and displays that share the message of Clive’s history.
The mural may be of any appropriate material and form as long as it is durable for the outdoors, safe, resistant to UV fading/damage, weather and vandal resistant, and requires a minimal amount of maintenance over a 10 year period. The mural needs to be created on panels which will be attached to a wooden building on the site. The project area is limited to up to two sides of a designated building. The two sides of the building measures 10’5” H x 7’5” W and 12’ H x 7’5” W.
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DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15TH
15th Annual Garden Art Fair Application Form
The 15th Annual Garden Art Fair at Reiman Gardens provides an opportunity for artists to share their garden and nature inspired art with the public. Visitors can browse from a variety of artists and buy products including jewelry, watercolor, pottery, woodwork, glass, and more. Food vendors will provide food throughout the day.
Call for Artists
Objective: An opportunity for artists to share their garden and nature inspired art with the public through sales and display in a beautiful garden setting.
Who can apply? Artists incorporating gardening, nature, or natural materials into their work (including art that can be placed in the garden, worn, or used in the home) are encouraged to apply. Work created with the use of commercial kits, molds, patterns or pre-fabricated forms will not be allowed.
How do I apply? Fill out an application and submit images of your work before April 30, 2018 (or until all booths are filled).
Submit your application one of two ways:
1. Via online application here: after providing the requested information, click the button at the end of the document.
2. Via printed application: print this form, fill out the requested information and mail your application to Reiman Gardens; Attn: Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, Events Coordinator; 1407 University Boulevard; Ames, IA 50011.
Submit 2-5 digital images* of your work one of two ways:
1. Via email: send digital versions to Beth Wessel-Kroeschell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Via post mail: send a CD with digital files to the following address: Reiman Gardens; Attn: Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, Events Coordinator; 1407 University Boulevard; Ames, IA 50011.
*Images should be high resolution JPEG or TIFF files. Images must be labeled with artist's last name, first name, and image number. (Example: JonesBob01.jpeg). For promotional purposes, a list of accepted artists and images of their art will be added to the Reiman Gardens' website. Reiman Gardens reserves the right to exclude an artist's images on the website or other promotional materials due to poor image quality.
Artists will be notified by May 14, 2018 regarding acceptance into the 2018 Garden Art Fair and informed of their booth fee. Once notified, accepted artists will have until June 4, 2018 to submit rental fees to reserve a booth. If rental fees are not received by June 4, booth space cannot be guaranteed.
In an effort to diversify the art available for purchase and ensure quality product, Reiman Gardens reserves the right to exclude any artist. Display booth preference will be honored whenever possible, but Reiman Gardens reserves the right to assign booths as needed for improved variety and traffic flow.
Five different artist display options are available for the 2018 Garden Art Fair. Each accepted artist will have an assigned booth. Tables and chairs are available for an additional fee and artists must provide their own display units and tents within the booth assignment dimensions. Reiman Gardens has the authority to adjust booths for visual or safety reasons.
For more information, please contact Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, Events Coordinator at (515)294-8981 or
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018 (or until all booths are filled)
360 Xochi Quetzal 2018 Fiber Residency in Mexico
This year's theme is FIBER! International fiber artists working in all fiber media are welcome to apply as well as writers working on fiber-related projects and
musicians/composers whose focus is stringed instruments.
For more details about our free 1-month residency: www.360xochiquetzal.com/
Applications for the 360 Xochi Quetzal 2018 Fiber Residency are due July 29, 2018 through CAFÉ www.callforentry.org
Residency Dates: December 15, 2018 - January 14, 2019
We also have a personal residency program for artists and writers (not limited to fiber) who need longer periods of creative time (1 - 4 months) beginning April 2018. For descriptions of live/work spaces:www.360xochiquetzal.com/personal-residency-overview/
Expressions of Clinician Well-Being
The National Academy of Medicine has recently convened a group of health professionals to address the issue of clinician burnout and clinician well-being. Clinician burnout is a widespread problem in the health and medical fields, and can lead to reduced job performance, medical errors, and clinician suicide. Addressing this issue is critical to ensuring the safety of health providers and a high standard of health care in the U.S.
In order to provide alternative avenues to address this issue, the NAM has opened a nationwide call for individuals and organizations to submit artwork of any type expressing what clinician burnout and clinician well-being means to them.
Deadline to submit artwork is Feb. 16, 2018.
Startup Art Fair
stARTup is a contemporary art fair for independent artists, April 27-29, 2018 at the Hotel Del Sol taking place at the same time as the nearby Art Market SF gallery fair.
stARTup Art Fair connects artists with thousands of collectors, curators, dealers, consultants, art writers, and designers who come to discover and buy art from some of the best independent artists working today. Your work will be reviewed by a prestigious and diverse selection committee of art world professionals so you can exhibit your work with confidence, sell on your own terms, and enjoy 100% of the sales.
Deadline to apply is February 19, 2018.
Directors Lab West
The Directors Lab West Steering Committee has announced the 19th annual Directors Lab West will take place from Saturday, May 19-26, 2018. Each year, Directors Lab West brings together dedicated emerging and mid-career theatre directors and choreographers with master artists for an eight-day intensive, enabling them to inspire each other to dream and create the future of the American Theatre.
Attendance is by application only. Applicants should have experience as a professional director and/or choreographer; students are encouraged to apply for internships.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Drake Community Library Art Installation
The Art Advisory Committee of Drake Community Library, the public library in Grinnell, Iowa, is issuing a Request for Qualifications from artists to design, fabricate and install a piece of public art in a large and highly visible space in the library.
The Drake Community Library, completed in 2009, is located in downtown Grinnell and serves more than 6500 patrons during an average month. It is a beautiful contemporary building with lots of natural light.
The artwork we seek will be installed above the library’s central space and will be the focal point for library patrons entering the building.
The piece should be original and eye-catching. It will be a permanent installation and should require only minimal maintenance.
The building’s central hall extends the entire length of the library. It is a total of a 192.5’ with 18.9’ tall ceilings. The high ceilings are surrounded by windows and visible structural rafters. The art will be installed in the large open space above the main central hall. The artist shall determine the amount of space to be used for the installation. The artists can develop a piece that uses the entire space, or a combination of sections A, B, and C can be used for a piece/pieces.
The project budget of $17,000 is for all expenses associated with the artwork. This includes, but is not limited to, the artist’s compensation, materials, fabrication, travel, transportation of the piece and its installation.
Up to four finalists will be selected by the Art Advisory Committee. They will be notified that they are finalists by 3/9/18. A stipend of $250.00 will be awarded to each finalist for the time required to develop a specific and detailed proposal. These proposals are due 4/13/18.
An in-person or Skype presentation by each of the finalists will be scheduled.
Deadline to apply is 2/28/18