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Call for Art – Art Under Your Feet

The Municipal Arts Commission and the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Development are holding an open call for street art. This project is open to all artists living anywhere in the U.S. Entries will be submitted digitally. See the download form below. For questions: nrpublicart@gmail.com

Artists may submit singularly or as a team. Artists are asked to create a depiction of their proposed street art that closely indicates how they envision their work in real space. Photoshop renderings are preferred.

Purpose of Project

• Add art to the public realm in downtown New Rochelle.
• Create a ‘signature’ on-the-street work that can be replicated at multiple locations around the city.
• Enliven the streetscape in downtown.
• Improve pedestrian safety by alerting drivers to pedestrian traffic.
• Create a welcoming vibrant downtown.
• Create a sense of connection between downtown and North Avenue.

Project Scope

• Create an artwork suitable for placement on a section of road, some samples are shown below along with one generic example of a site.
• Provide a design suitable for replication. Design must take cost of production and installation into consideration, however production and installation are not the responsibility of the artist.
• Design must be scalable to full width of a city street. 
Artists are strongly encouraged to view the city’s website www.newrochelleny.com to understand city goals and initiatives particularly in relation to the arts, downtown development, and transportation before making a submission.

Submission Criteria

• Artists may submit singularly or as a team. 
• Artists are asked to create a depiction of their proposed work that closely indicates how they envision their work in real space. 
• Photoshop renderings are preferred. Please include a flat rendering and also an image of the work overlaid on the photograph provided below.
• Artists are not expected to execute the work on-site however the cost of production and installation will be considered when choosing the winning design(s).
• The selected winner(s) will be awarded $2500. 
• The deadline for submission of entries is February 28, 2017.
The jury of selection reserves the right to choose more than one winning entry depending on the quality and suitability of work received.

The jury of selection will consist of members of The Municipal Arts Commission of the City of New Rochelle, Department of Public Works Director of Traffic Engineering; and the Development Department’s Senior Real Estate Manager. For questions: nrpublicart@gmail.com

SCHEDULE
December 9, 2016: Call for art
February 28, 2017: Artist submissions are due
March 15, 2017: Selected artist(s) are notified

Details

Deadline 2/28/2017
Contact Name Municipal Arts Commission
Contact Email nrpublicart@gmail.com
Website https://nrmuralproject.wufoo.com/forms/pjags9i11lztsr/

CALL TO ARTISTS: NEW Public Art Exhibition

NEW! Open Call: Proposals for Public Art

 

for the launch of the newly redesigned Wolf’s Lane Park in Village of Pelham

The Pelham Art Center is seeking proposals for temporary public art, including solo and group exhibitions to be installed within the five-acre Village of Pelham’s newly redesigned Wolf’s Lane Park. This exhibition will launch a newly created sculpture garden as well as introducing the entire park renovation to the public.  We are looking for work that will be sited for three to six months, activates the park, while considering the scale, landscape and overall use of the public space. We strongly encourage site-specific proposals. Proposals will be selected by our Gallery Advisory Committee on the basis of creativity, interactivity, structural integrity and sustainability. The work will be installed across from the Metro North Railroad Pelham Station, at 1st Street and Wolf’s Lane in the Village of Pelham. 

* Creativity/interactivity: Your work should be visually engaging and invite viewers of all ages to enter the park to experience the work further.

 * Structural Integrity: Your work must be able to withstand three months of exposure to New York weather as well as unsupervised interaction from passers-by and visitors to Pelham day and night.

 * Sustainability: Given the temporary nature of the installation, we encourage the submission of work created with found materials, or from materials that can be temporarily appropriated and then reused after the installation.

Receiving and Removal of Work: The artist will be responsible for transporting their work to and from Wolf’s Lane Park.  Pelham Art Center cannot pay for shipping. 

Installation: The artist will be responsible for installing and de-installing their artwork. Pelham Art Center cannot provide assistance for the installation and de-installation of the work.

Stipend: Pelham Art Center offers a $200 stipend to help offset material or transportation costs.

Publicity:  Pelham Art Center will publicize the installation of the work through notices and stories to over 100 local media outlets, our email database of 10,000 as well as on our website (www.pelhamartcenter.org.) As a newly redesigned park spanning through the heart of Pelham, all community partners including the Village of Pelham, will promote this inaugural public art exhibition.  Wolf’s Lane Park is located directly across from the Southbound entrance of the historic Metro North Railroad Pelham station. The park is used frequently by residents, tourists, and commuters alike, and we can assure a constant flow of traffic and many eyes on the work.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Three proposals will be realized per year.

 

Submission Process:

Email proposals to: gallery@pelhamartcenter.org

1.    Contact information:  name, address, email, phone number

 

2.    Images:  5-10 digital images of work to be exhibited or similar to what will be shown, labeled as follows, 01LastName_FirstName, 02LastName_FirstName…If the work is in the proposal phase- please submit a detailed proposal with to scale drawings, similar images, photoshopped images, etc. so we completely understand your proposal.

3.    Image List: The numbers on the image list should correspond with the digital images. Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and a brief description of the work (less than 50 words for each image).

4.    Project Statement: A brief (250-500 words) with a description of the work and how the work relates to one of the criteria listed above.

5.    Resume:  3 page max – Please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.

 

6.    Artist Statement: 1pg max

 

5.    Installation Plan 

Details

Is Project Ongoing? yes
Deadline 3/31/2017
Contact Name Kate Amato
Contact Email gallery@pelhamartcenter.org