from our friends at AIGA

From Sunday, October 20th through Friday, October 25th, we’re celebrating not just design but also 25 years of AIGA in Baltimore! That’s right, our chapter turns 25 this October, and what better way to acknowledge it than a week of fun-filled events? Check them out at to join the Party!


AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. Visit Our Web site and Meet The Board.


Green in the City is a national design competition to create an urban community space in the 10th and Pacific block of downtown Omaha, Neb. . Green in the City presents an opportunity for a multidisciplinary designer or design team to develop and implement an innovative design for urban open space in Omaha that can inspire other urban communities to follow suit. The winning team will be expected to work with the BLUEBARN Theatre design team and other stakeholders to develop and implement the winning scheme.

A $200,000 design award will be granted to the winner of the competition—the design project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015.  This initial RFQ phase will be followed by a selection of finalists who will compete in a proposal/interview phase.  The award announcement is anticipated in February 2014.

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Click here for more information or to apply.

Submissions due by October 15, 2013. 

The Inglewood Arts Commission has allocated $50,000 for a Public Arts Education Program, guided by the Cultural Arts Master Plan’s Arts and Education Goals, to increase community arts appreciation and provide instruction for citizens and visitors. The City of Inglewood is seeking proposals from a team of arts professionals to research, develop and distribute educational materials about the Inglewood public art collection and other significant City architecture and cultural sites, for a general audience.

Teams consisting of a general arts writer, art educator, and/or cultural organization staff will:

• Research and develop content for community based art appreciation and instruction based on public art in Inglewood.

• Format and develop up to three platforms for experiencing public art for general audiences, all ages and multiple cultures.

• Distribute resulting digital materials online and to City libraries, schools and community centers.

Location: Inglewood, California

Click here for more information and to apply.

Submissions due by October 23, 2013.

Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) is pleased to announce a call for purchases for its permanent collection on Main Street. PAC is seeking to purchase up to three sculptures from artists for permanent inclusion in the Art on Main program.

Art on Main began in 2007 as a biennial temporary rotating exhibition of outdoor sculptures placed along the sidewalks of Main Street in downtown Chattanooga’s urban core and burgeoning art district. Since 2007, Public Art Chattanooga has exhibited over 20 works and has been able to build a permanent collection through purchases from this exhibit. This Request for Proposals will conclude this important program with the addition of up to three new acquisitions that will be chosen for select sites along East and West Main Streets.

Works chosen will be purchased for inclusion in the City of Chattanooga’s permanent collection. Total purchase budget is $44,000.

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Submissions due by October 31, 2013.

The Highlandtown Arts District is looking for an artist to design and complete a mural on a building located at the corner of East and Eastern Ave in Baltimore, MD. The building owner seeks a bright and lively design, relevant to the location being a nexus of socialization to the community. This project is a paid, public art opportunity with a total project budget (materials and artist fees) of $7,500.

The selection committee, made up of members of the Highlandtown Arts District’s Steering Committee and the Southeast CDC, will be judging entries on artistic merit, experience, and relevance to the goals of the project. The committee will present up to three finalists’ proposals to the building owner for final approval.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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Submissions due by November 1, 2013.

Lafayette Cultural Resources is calling for sculpture submissions for the 2014 Art on the Street Sculpture Walk. This program provides artists nationwide the opportunity to showcase their work in this creative, diverse and eclectic community.

Sixteen works will be selected; artists will each receive a $500 stipend upon installation. All sculptures are for sale in this outdoor art display.

Location: Lafayette, Colorado

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Submissions due November 1, 2013.

The Albuquerque Arts Board and Sundowner Art Sign Selection Committee are calling for proposals from an artist or artist team for a light-based artwork to be incorporated into or onto the Sundowner Motel sign structure on Central Avenue.

This is an urban space that suggests a conceptual, off-beat design, one that makes viewers look twice. This project is a rare opportunity to reinvigorate Albuquerque’s urban landscape with a light-based artwork along Route 66.

$30,000.00 is available for selected artist/design team for the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork, including the necessary electrical infrastructure and/or upgrades to safely and adequately light the artwork. Transportation and other project related costs are to be included in this budget.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Click here for more information or to apply.

Submissions are due November 1, 2013.