This is a multi-faceted project for a new middle school in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast, Washington, D.C., including the following works of art:

1) Entry Plaza work – Themed:  environmental sustainability (with possible connections to storm water tanks and geothermal loop):  $50,000

2)  3 Story Atrium suspended work of art – Themed:  Diversity:  $50,000

3)  Outdoor Classroom – Themed:  environmental sustainability (interactive, educational and didactic works of art to highlight wind, solar and other renewable energy sources):  $50,000

4)  Banners and pavement wayfinding on the Michigan Avenue side of the school – Themed:  Brookland  $50,000

5)  Main Lobby – Themed:  Performing Arts :  $30,000

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline: December 12, 2013

Click here for more information or to apply.

The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking proposals for an art project that incorporates identifying signage for the new Founders Park retention pond project in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. The artwork must withstand varied environmental conditions, including occasional high water. Johnson City is distinguished as a community that embraces art, the environment, commerce, science, community, and education. The budget for this project is $50,000.

The park will eventually become integrated into what is envisioned as a greenway plan, a zone of property between downtown Johnson City and the campus of ETSU that would include patches of pollinator plants, sites for public art, as well as functional art – benches, planters, educational kiosks and bike racks. Opportunities for community events include art workshops and workshops on native plants and animals, using Brush Creek as an outdoor classroom for children. Nearby is the future home to the Johnson City Farmers Market. The greenway plan is envisioned as both symbolic and practical: feeding ideas and commerce between community and university, supplying exchanges between town and gown, as well as physically nurturing the environment and providing a habitat for beneficial birds and insects.

Location: Johnson City, TN

Deadline: December 20, 2013

Click here for more information or to apply. 

The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, Tennessee is seeking proposals for an exhibit to be located along the State of Franklin Street corridor that connects downtown Johnson City and the campus of East Tennessee State University.

This exhibition is part of a larger greenway vision plan. The greenway will include areas of pollinator plants, sites for public art, as well as functional items including benches, planters, educational kiosks, bike racks, etc. The greenway plan is visualized as both symbolic and practical: feeding culture and commerce between the community and the university, as well as physically nurturing of the environment by providing a habitat that is beneficial to all.

Location: Johnson City, TN

Deadline: January 24, 2014

Click here for more information or to apply.

Early Bird Registration for Maryland Arts Day
Opens Dec. 4th.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Arts Day early bird registration will open 12-4-13. Watch your email for the registration link on Dec. 4.

Join us and Keynote Speaker Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  Help us honor Governor Martin O’Malley with the MCA Outstanding Leadership in the Arts Award for his extraordinary dedication to the arts in Maryland.

Also, coming up soon after the holiday weekend ….

Webinar Reminders

Pre-Legislative Session Briefing – Thursday December 5th, 10:30am

MCA and its partners (YOU!) will discuss a forward thinking strategy for arts advocacy that needs your participation to help mobilize. Submit your registration by clicking on this Pre-Legislative Briefing FORM  to save your spot and receive instructions about how to log-on to the webinar.

Bond Bill Trainings – Wednesday, December 11th, 10:00am

Each year, the Maryland General Assembly considers Bond Bills to help fund capital projects for non-profit organizations all over Maryland. Join us for an informative walk though the application process. Submit your registration by clicking on this Bond Bill Training FORM to save your spot and receive instructions about how to log-on to the webinar.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork on the public piers of the Seattle Central Waterfront. These piers will be rebuilt as part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the potential of 26 acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the project design team to create an original artwork or series of artworks on Union Street Pieror Pier 62/63. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront.The artist will join the Waterfront Seattledesign team in February 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork over the first half of 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork.Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $1,000,000 all-inclusive of design, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.Location: Seattle, Washington

Deadline: 11 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).

Click here for more information and to apply.

Info: Eric Fredericksen, public art project manager, (206) 733-9838.

This project is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the reconstruction of the Elliott Bay Seawall in downtown Seattle, part of a larger project of redeveloping Seattle’s Central Waterfront.

Attention Artists! University of Maryland Baltimore County ( UMBC) has issued an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for an original, site-specific artwork that enhances and compliments the newly constructed Performing Arts & Humanities Building.

The project budget is $397,000 and the deadline to submit an RFQ is December 19, 2013.

More info at: http://www.msac.org/detail.cfm?nid=651

Attention Artists! University of Maryland Baltimore County ( @[111748990906:274:UMBC]) has issued an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for an original, site-specific artwork that enhances and compliments the newly constructed Performing Arts & Humanities Building.  

The project budget is $397,000 and the deadline to submit an RFQ is December 19, 2013.

More info at: http://www.msac.org/detail.cfm?nid=651

A Regional Exhibition at Flag Ponds Nature Park – on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.  June 7 – June 29, 2014.  Indoor Gallery. $2,000 in Prize Money.

Curator:  Margaret Dowell, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, College of Southern MD.

Prize Jurors:  Jayme McLellan, founder/director Washington DC’s Civilian Art Projects and Tom Horton, author and former environmental editor for the Baltimore Sun.

Artwork may be any aesthetic, size and year of completion.  Artworks should in some way reflect the natural world typical of the Southern Maryland Region.

Information at www.calvertparks.org/ARTcade.

Questions – call Anne Sundermann (Executive Director Battle Creek Nature Education Society) at 301-204-4730.    Deadline:  May 1, 2014.