Name:             Ballpark of The Palm Beaches Integrated Public Art

Budget:          $800,000

Location:        West Palm Beach, FL

Deadline:        June 15, 2015 Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. (EST)


This national Call to Artists is for artwork to be installed at the Ball Park of The Palm Beaches, the construction of which is being led by HW Spring Training Complex, LLC (HW), a Florida Limited Liability Company comprised of representatives of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals baseball teams, in conjunction with Palm Beach County. The selected artist(s)/artist team(s) will contract with HW for the design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork.

Eligibility:       Open to all professional artists/artist teams who:

  • Are available to commence design in August 2015 and for commencement of installation in Fall 2016.
  • Demonstrate experience in creating artistic environments and architecturally integrated elements.
  • Demonstrate experience with projects of a similar scale, scope and function.
  • Demonstrate experience creating durable, low maintenance artworks with materials that withstand intense environmental conditions such as sun, rain, humidity, salt air and high winds.
  • Demonstrate experience working with a multi-disciplinary project team comprised of architects, engineers, landscape architects and contractors.
  • Sign and submit the “Acceptance of Contract Terms” form included in the Call to Artist.

To review full Call to Artists visit

Please direct questions via e-mail to Marty Minor at Include the words “Ballpark of The Palm Beaches Integrated Public Art” in the subject line. All questions shall be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on June 8, 2015.


The Salt Lake Art Design Board announces a new public art opportunity, funded by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, to be located on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

A new state-of-the-art performing arts center, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, will open in downtown Salt Lake City in the fall of 2016. The theater will become the region’s premier entertainment venue and a contemporary landmark for Utah’s capitol city. The redevelopment of Regent Street, one of downtown Salt Lake City’s most interesting streets – both historically and culturally, offers an opportunity to merge history with the contemporary to create a welcoming, dynamic urban environment unlike any other found in Salt Lake City. Regent Street will become a hub for festivals, unexpected experiences with permanent and temporary public artwork and installations, locally-owned restaurants, clubs, bars and boutiques as well as a mixture of surprising micro-shops and specialty food carts.


The Call for Artists is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams, based in Utah, nationally and/or internationally.


The commission budget is $1,400,000 USD. Budget is inclusive of all artist’s fees, travel, design, engineering, insurance, permits, fabrication, labor, shipping and installation.


This project, including the selected integrated artwork, will serve as a catalyst for positive economic and social change and enhanced quality of life in the downtown business and cultural district. The artwork is considered a part of the architectural whole and requires cooperation with architects, project partners and others. The artwork should exemplify strong, imaginative design and content and should contribute to a visually stimulating environment that lends itself to thought and adds character to the site. Artists are encouraged to consider an element of interactivity in their artwork to extend the spirit of performance art and/or street theater. The artwork should be prominent at all hours and proportionate to its surroundings. The artwork could be suspended and/or attached to existing, permissible buildings. Permanently installed or integrated elements on the street may be considered as long as access to and the function of the street is not compromised. The artist will likely work with the Design Board and project design team to further conceptualize the project including determining preparation of the site, i.e. structural, electrical requirements, city codes, etc. and the method in which the work will be installed or integrated.


The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight (MDT), Monday, June 22, 2015.


The Salt Lake City public art program uses the CaFÉ digital application and selection process. Full application information can be found at

For the complete Request for Qualifications and additional information please visit:

from NPR:

Once the scene of tragedy, a school in the West Point slums of Liberia is now a work of art — and it’s an international affair. Street artists from Baltimore collaborated with Liberian artists to create murals on the Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School.

A glimmering sunset, a vibrantly colored butterfly and a roaring hippo welcomed students last Friday when the school reopened.

Hundreds of parents, teachers and students in brand-new uniforms proudly paraded through crowded streets to celebrate. A marching band led the way, greeting onlookers with trumpet fanfare.

At the peak of the Ebola outbreak in August, the school served as an Ebola holding center. Angry residents raided the school, forcing the patients to flee and bringing blood-stained bedding out on the streets.

Weeks of rioting left the school in shambles. But after months of disinfecting and major renovations by a coalition of aid agencies and nonprofits, the school is a school once more. It’s even got a new face to inspire its returning pupils.

With funding from German Agro Action, one of the organizations that helped rehabilitate the school, street artist David “Nanook” Cogdill, who’s worked on murals in Baltimore and other U.S. cities, traveled to West Point to give the building a face lift.

He began by outlining a large and intricate design on the front of the building. Then over the past weeks, Nanook worked with three local artists to fill in the intricate details with colorful paint.

To paint a pygmy hippo, he worked with 14-year-old Abel Dassin, who likes to call himself the youngest artist in Liberia. Nanook coached him on how to paint the skin so that it would look realistic.

Dassin says he wanted to be part of the project to remember Shacki, a 16-year-old boy who was shot during the riots and later died. “Shacki was of my age. I feel sad for his family. I paint for him,” he says. “I also hope that when other children see the painting they feel motivated to go to school.”

At the front gates of the school courtyard, Nanook worked with Kingston Sylla, an artist from Guinea who’d moved to Liberia years ago, to cover the concrete wall with shapes of all sizes and colors. The pattern was designed by Baltimore artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn and brought to life by the team.

Unlike the other mural, this one faced outward. The idea is that the community should also be able to enjoy the art as well — not just the students.



Saturday, May 23, 2015: Art Law Clinic, Newborn Holistic Ministries/Jubilee Arts (1928 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217), 1-4pm. Artists (of all mediums) may receive a FREE 30-minute consultation with an attorney to discuss their short-form legal issue. Have a question about copyright? Starting a business with your art? Maybe you need someone to help you look over a contract? Our volunteer attorneys will be able to help you start addressing the legal issue related to your work as an artist. To schedule your 30-minute appointment, please email

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence. Grant recipients are selected through an anonymous, competitive process. Awards are highly competitive.

A limited number of awards of $1,000, $3,000, and $6,000 will be offered this year in:

Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction

Media/Digital/Electronic Arts

Theater: Solo Performance

Visual Arts: Painting

Visual Arts: Works on Paper

MSAC Individual Artist Awards are aimed at benefiting all Maryland residents regardless of political or religious opinion or affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, age, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or geographic location within the state. Who May Apply: Individuals who are Maryland residents, 18 years of age or older may apply. Applicants must have established residence and be living in Maryland at least six months prior to the application deadline, and must be residents living in Maryland at the time the award is granted by MSAC. Proof of residency may be required. The applicant must be the artist whose original work is represented in the work samples.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015: MdVLA Meet and Greet Happy Hour! Atomic Books (3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211), 6-8pm. The fine proprietors of Atomic Books are hosting an evening where artists and lawyers can mingle, share a drink, and get to know each other better. If you want to learn more about how MdVLA helps artists, and can possibly help you, this is the perfect event. All artists should attend! The event is FREE but please RSVP to


Deadline: July 15, 2015

Exhibit Dates: October 5-28, 2015
Title: Shades of Pastel
2015 Sponsor: Maryland Pastel Society
Venue: Hill Center Galleries at the Old Naval Hospital
Awards: Over $6,500 in cash and merchandise
Awards Juror: Doug Dawson
Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 or older residing in the USA and Canada. All paintings must be artist’s original work and at least 80% soft pastels (no oil pastels). Work cannot be produced whole or in part in an instructor-led class or workshop, or from photo reference materials belonging to others. All manner of subject and style are eligible.
Fees: MPS member $35.00 for 1-3 digital images. $40.00 for non-members
Commission: Hill Center Gallery retains 30% commission
Send SASE to: 3706 Whispering Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-409-5126