The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) invites all professional artists living within driving distance of Philadelphia to apply for a public art commission. Artists are asked to submit qualifications to design permanent artwork for historic Womrath Park, located in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

Womrath Park is envisioned as a gateway to Frankford. The selected artwork will serve as a central focus of the park and will help create a unique identity for the Frankford community. Thematic and visual connections to Frankford’s history, culture, people, and heritage will be encouraged. Interactive elements that engage both adults and children are desirable.

Individual artists or creative teams with experience in public art projects are eligible to apply.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Submissions due by November 1, 2013.


The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites artists to submit proposals for Lake Oswego’s Gallery Without Walls exhibit. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year period starting in the summer of 2014.

Fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to provide a work of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego. In recognition, the Arts Council will provide each selected artist with an honorarium of $850. One artist will be selected to receive the People’s Choice Purchase Award of $15,000.

Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon

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Submissions due November 4, 2013.

The City of Carlsbad seeks to commission an artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install a permanent piece of original art to be located in the center of a roundabout at the intersection of Carlsbad Blvd and State Street. The design of the roundabout is complete and the plans are being finalized. The project will begin construction in January and completion is expected by June 2014. The total project budget is $100,000, all inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs.

As a prominent gateway to the city, the public art element of the circle will enhance the cultural environment for Carlsbad visitors and residents. The roundabout is designed to improve the safety and connectivity of all modes of transportation at the intersection and across the Buena Vista Lagoon with a new trail, bikes lanes, and sidewalk to connect two cities (Carlsbad and Oceanside, CA).  The project site represents a significant entry location into the city.  It is expected that this artwork will become an important symbol welcoming residents and visitors to the community.

Location: Carlsbad, California

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Submissions due by November 8, 2013.

The City of Raleigh invites artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for provide site-specific public art at Raleigh’s Critical Public Safety Facility.  The 95,000‐square‐foot, four‐story building will serve as the hub for emergency communications and operations.

Public art at the Critical Public Safety Facility should define the public safety aspects of the building and be a strong visual gateway for the staff, visitors and media who visit the facility.   The project budget is $180,500, inclusive of all expenses including design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and fees.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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Submissions due by November 8, 2013.

The City of Emeryville, CA has issued a Request for Qualifications to solicit applications from teams comprised of artists, lighting designers, and landscape architects to:

1) design, fabricate and install a multi-media public art installation incorporating a lighting component and other artistic elements on the Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge and the nearby public right-of-way areas and,

2) provide two written documents that suggest themes, locations, and unified concepts for art installations and landscape improvements on both adjacent private property and public rights of way.

Location: Emeryville, California

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Submissions due by November 15, 2013.

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific artwork for the 23rd Avenue improvement project. The artwork will be located along the 23rd Avenue arterial corridor extending from John Street to Jackson Street.

The selected artist or artist team will begin design work immediately after selection in early January 2014 and deliver a final design proposal by June 2014. Construction of this project is scheduled to begin in fall 2014.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Submissions due by November 18, 2013.

The Port’s Bayview Gateway Project will create a new one acre public open space along the southern bank of Islais Creek in San Francisco’s south east waterfront. The Port of San Francisco in consultation with the community has determined that this site offers an opportunity for a large scale permanent signature artwork, which will represent the entry to the Bayview neighborhood. Artists and artist teams are invited to apply to be considered for the project opportunity.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Submissions due by November 18, 2013.