The Hagerstown Cultural Trail has released two fast track calls at the links below:

http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/hct-s — interactive sculpture project, Submission deadline is one month away on 2/15/17 and we hope to have sculptures in place by June; open to artists who work or live within 75 miles of Hagerstown; this includes Baltimore and Washington DC and much of Maryland.

http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/hct-foh — a photography project, Submission Deadline is 4/1/17, and the winners will have their photos on the Trail when it opens officially in June, open to all photographers anywhere (novice to pro), but the subjects must be people who live or work in Hagerstown and the photos must be taken in Hagerstown.

The information meeting is only a week away — Thursday, January 19 at Hagerstown City Hall. It looks like the meeting will be streamed live (Facebook and on the local cable channel) for those who can’t make the trip, and a video of the meeting will be posted on YouTube the next day. That said, for many artists it is usually preferable to be in the room.

Cycling Class at the Central Park Recreation Center in Denver, Wednsday Dec. 5, 2012. (Photo by Barry Gutierrez)

Cycling Class at the Central Park Recreation Center in Denver, Wednsday Dec. 5, 2012. (Photo by Barry Gutierrez)

CENTRAL RECREATION CENTER, AURORA, CO                    

The city of Aurora, CO is seeking an individual artist or team of artists to join the design team for a new recreation facility.  Integrating art elements that create a warm, welcoming and transformative experience as people enter the building is a primary interest. Especially desired is art work that encourages patrons to leave their busy lives at the door and to transition to a focus on their health and wellness. Opportunities include but are not limited to entryway glass treatments, floors, walls, suspended artwork, kinetic art, interactive art, interior and exterior architectural elements.

Please note the deadline for completed applications: 11:59 pm on January 8th. All applications must be submitted through CAFE.

Site Description
The new Central Recreation Center is the first new recreation center to be constructed in Aurora in several decades.  It is located at the intersection of East Vassar Place and South Telluride Street, adjacent to Vassar Elementary School and the neighborhoods of Tower Park, Lakeshore, Sterling Hills, and Seven Hills.

Unnamed Creek Trail defines the southern boundary of the site, and West Toll Creek Trail to the west connect the site to the Aurora regional trail system.  Views across the creek and a pond capture the Front Range and Rocky Mountains, providing a strong connection to Colorado’s beautiful landscape. Future plans for the 20 acre site also include a community park. With this prime location, it is anticipated that the new site will become a community focus for both indoor and outdoor recreation.

The Facility
The Central Recreation Center facility will encompass approximately 55,000 square feet.  It will include a lobby, locker rooms, a large contemporary indoor aquatics area, a gymnasium, elevated track, fitness center, group exercise studio, multipurpose fitness studio, multipurpose meeting rooms, and a short- term child care area for patrons using the facility.

It is anticipated that exterior shell building materials will include a combination of wood, stacked stone, cementitious panel walls, concrete masonry walls, metal panel walls, and glass.

Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department
The Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department (PROS)’s mission is to focus on “Encouraging active lifestyles and creating healthy environments for people, nature and community.”  The mission is achieved by providing excellent programming in top notch facilities designed and priced to encourage use by Aurora’s diverse population.

PROS’s vision is to “Connect with the community and be acknowledged as an essential service defining the quality of life in Aurora.”  In fulfilling this vision, PROS staff ensure that community input and participation is a key component of everything they do.  This has never been more evident than in the planning process for the new Central Recreation Center.  The three public meetings were well advertised and promoted and the result was nearly 200 citizens participated in each meeting, providing their personal “wish list” for amenities within the new facility, as well as their preferred appearance of the building’s exterior. .

Aurora, CO
Aurora is Colorado’s third largest city, and the safest large city in Colorado, spanning three counties in the eastern Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. Aurora embraces a highly diverse population of over 350,000 residents who enjoy access to quality education, Colorado’s natural beauty and active lifestyle, and an array of cultural amenities within the context of a vibrant and growing community.  Aurora is home to top national employers in aerospace and defense, bioscience, healthcare and alternative energy.

Situated on prairie grasslands, rolling hills and the northern tip of the Black Forest, Aurora offers a unique quality of life that blends an old-fashioned sense of community with a range of outdoor and leisure activities. Residents enjoy a wealth of opportunities and are proud to call Aurora home.

Project Budget
$400,000

Selection Process and Materials
All applications will be handled through the CAFÉ System of the Western States Arts Federation.  This application process is free. No hard copies or emailed applications will be accepted.

The ideal artist is comfortable working in the public sphere, enjoys working with people, and has experience working on a design team and creating permanent integrated interior artworks.  Applicants must be legal residents of the USA.

Submission materials include:
·         8-10 images of relevant past work (Proposal images or concept sketches will not be reviewed.)
·         A written resume, not to exceed two pages
·         A statement describing why this project is of particular interest, and the skills and experience the applicant will bring to the table, with particular attention to design team experience.
·         Names and contact information for three professional references.

TIMELINE
1/8/2017 (11:59 pm) – Deadline for submission of completed application materials
Mid-Late January – Finalists will be notified
Mid-Late February – Finalist Interviews
Early March – Notification of Selected Artist/Team

QUESTIONS
Questions should be directed to: Roberta Bloom, City of Aurora Public Art Coordinator. Publicart@auroragov.org.

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The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a site integrated or site specific artwork that is reflective of Coast Salish historic and cultural connections to the Salmon Bay and Shilshole areas for SPU’s Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SCWQP) Pump Station. The new pump station will be located at 24th Ave NW and Shilshole Ave NW in the Ballard neighborhood along the shoreline of Salmon Bay.

Eligibility

The call is open to established professional artists residing in the United States and the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Students are not eligible to apply.

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The Maryland State Arts Council and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are now accepting applications for the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building public art project. Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. The permanent public artwork will be two-dimensional, integrated on three large interior walls viewable from the first and second floors in the main hallway – student commons area.

The artwork Concept Design Development fee is $20,000. The artwork project budget is $180,000. The Artist Selection Committee will select up to three to four artists or artist teams for in-person interviews. One final artist/artist team will be selected and enter into a Concept Design Development contract to develop the design for the artwork. When final design is approved, the artist or artist team will enter into a fabrication and installation contract with UMBC.

For Project Guidelines and floor plans please link to our website: https://www.msac.org/programs/public-art. Background qualifications and a Statement of Interest are being requested only, not artwork proposals. Artists apply online at www.CallforEntry.org.

Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 5:00 PM ET.

For questions about the project contact MSAC, Director of Public Art, liesel.fenner@maryland.gov. For technical questions regarding the online application, contact CaFÉ at info@callforentry.org

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport Concourse A Expansion–Phase I

An Arts & Science Council project for the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Submission Deadline    

DECEMBER 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. E.S.T. Applications will be received via (https://asc.slideroom.com), an online application system. There is no fee to submit qualifications.

Project Background

The Arts & Science Council (ASC) is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a significant public art opportunity at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has undergone remarkable growth over the past decade with an increase from 28 million total passengers in 2005, to 44.9 million total passengers in 2015. CLT Airport ranked 5th Nationwide in scope of operations and 9th Nationwide in passenger volume by the Airports Council International’s 2015 rankings.  Accordingly, CLT recently initiated a $2.5 billion capital investment program called “Destination CLT” that encompasses several terminal and airfield improvement and expansion projects intended to accommodate passenger growth forecasts through the year 2035.

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