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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

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


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

VASSAR | REVIEW: Call for Submissions

Camp & Kitsch:
Modes of Cultural Appropriation and Resistance

For this edition of the Vassar Review, we take up the theme of Camp & Kitsch: Modes of Cultural Appropriation and Resistance. We are looking for works that speak to the present moment, that think seriously (or playfully) about writing and art, that cast a critical eye on whatever has been seamlessly and unconsciously folded into our everyday consumption of the world.

Camp and kitsch are categories that both depend on and contend with normative aesthetics, but are also used independently to assign value. This complexity moves out into many different modes and genres, from art to literature to film to fashion, to whatever arts, in fact, we surround ourselves with. Accordingly, we invite works that resist easy categorization or mere fetishism, master the art of camouflage, and look for the space between familiar and unique, enjoyment and judgment, reality and representation. Our theme is not meant to constrain, but instead, to expand!

For complete requirements and submission details visit our website.


Deadline 2/1/2017
Contact Name Vassar Review
Contact Email vassarreview@vassar.edu
Website http://review.vassar.edu/submissions/