The City of Raleigh invites artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to create public art for up to three bioretention basins as a part of the road widening project on Sandy Forks Road.

Public art at Sandy Forks will create a striking visualization directly tied to the historic development of water in Raleigh, the modern treatments of storm water and water conservation, and will tie in to the aims of the project’s Greenroads certification.

Project budget:  $71,250.

Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and paid a $1,000 travel stipend.

See attached for full details, or visit the Office of Raleigh Arts Public Art webpage for application guidelines.

Additional information on the Sandy Forks road widening project can be found here.

Qualifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST Friday, February 27, 2015.

Call to Artists/Request for Qualifications

Urban Youth Academy at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center
Project Budget: $11,000


The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, announce a competition to commission a site-specific artwork at the forthcoming Urban Youth Academy at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center.  This commission is in conjunction with Major League Baseball and is part of a $1.1 million facility expansion of the South Philadelphia recreation center.

The complete Call to Artists can be found here:

Competition & Exhibition Overview

Sculpture artists from across the nation are invited to participate in the 10th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. Up to 14 sculptures will be juried into the 11 month exhibit and will compete for cash prizes totaling up to $16,250. Accepted artists will receive a $1000 honorarium check to assist with transportation, installation, de-installation, and incidental expenses. Once all pieces are installed, the juror will award Best in Show, Outstanding Merit and Honorable Mentions.

Organized by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department and presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, this unique exhibition has been recognized in local, regional, and national publications. Established and emerging artists are given the opportunity to display their inspiring and extraordinary sculptures throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park, set along the banks of the Cooper River. An estimated 50,000 people visit this public park annually to enjoy the amenities located in the heart of the city’s arts community.


A $35 entry fee allows artists to submit up to four entries. The competition is open to US residents ages 18 and older.  Sculptures are categorized in two divisions:

Division I – Sculpture that can be secured to a concrete pad (sized 52″x49″, 65″x62″, 65″x102″, 74″x78″, 74″x96″), into ground, or other pre-approved anchor method

Division II – Sculpture that can be secured on a 2’w x 3’h concrete pedestal

About the Juror 

We are pleased to announce the Juror for this exhibition is Jeffrey York, Public and Cultural Arts Administrator for the Town of Chapel Hill, NC, will jury this year’s exhibit.   York heads the Cultural Arts Division of the Parks & Recreation Department where he oversees the Town’s Percent for Art Program.  In addition, he administers the Artist-in-Residence, Community Arts, Downtown Arts, temporary gallery exhibition, and yearly outdoor sculpture exhibition programs, as well as community festivals. Formerly, York was the Director of Public Art & Community Design for the North Carolina Arts Council where he assisted communities with public art planning/implementation and cultural facility design through an annual grants program he developed.  He has been an advisor to the Art-in-Transit Program of the Charlotte Area Transit System and the City of Raleigh Arts Commission.  Prior to his involvement with public art, Jeffrey spent 18 years as an art museum educator, curator, and director.  He has been a selection committee member or juror for dozens of public art projects, gallery exhibitions, and arts festivals throughout the south.

The deadline for submission of entries is Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Please note that our application process has moved to an online platform (SlideRoom).

The 2015/16 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition application may be accessed by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button below, or by visiting the Exhibition’s page at

Carroll Museums 2015 Call for Submissions:

Deadline: March 25, 2015 at 11:59PM
Notice of Acceptance: April 2, 2015
Drop off: April 16 from 12PM-8PM
Opening Reception: May 1, 2015

Carroll Museums is happy to announce an open call for submissions for its upcoming Transformation show. Transformation will be a collection of artwork reflecting the title, be it transformation of space, place, or self.

Once selected, work will be on display throughout the historic Carroll Mansion from May 1 – June 14.


Open to all 2D and 3D artwork with the following limitations:
2D artwork
• Must weigh less than 20 lbs
• Must be able to hang from a single nail or wall molding
• No adhesives allowed
• No painting on the wall of any kind
3D artwork
• Cannot exceed 20 lbs

All artwork must be for sale

Submission Guidelines:

• All submissions must be emailed to
o Artists must submit a short biography and short statement about their piece(s) and its connection with the Transformation theme.
o Artists can submit up to 5 pieces of art for review
o Artwork for consideration must be submitted as a high resolution photograph or through a link to an artist’s website.
o Include Title, Medium, Dimensions, and Price
o Carroll Museums will collect a 30% commission on work sold
o All submissions for consideration must be received by March 25, 2015

For more information visit

Former MICA students Max Guy and Miranda Pfeiffer, who have moved on to Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, have recently begun an art-based podcast, Human Eye. While not available on iTunes yet, it is worth checking out on their website, which contains links to things discussed on the podcast, and a drawing worked on by Miranda while talking with Max on the show. Definitely worth a listen!

From the site: “Human Eye is a bi-weekly podcast series hosted by Miranda Pfeiffer and Max Guy. Episodes are part candid, part structured phone conversations about art and life–about living as artists. We share insecurities, talk about working independently, about graduate school, time, money, and what we are/not going to do over the weekend. Each episode is accompanied by a reading guide, with links to criticism, short stories, Instagram accounts, and other resources mentioned in the show.

Occasionally diverging from this format, we interview peers, people we admire and invite guests to contribute audio-experiences.

We have known each other since 2007 when we met at the Maryland Institute College of Art where we both received undergraduate degrees in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. Shortly after graduating, we shared a studio in Miranda’s living room, but then proceeded to collaborate together on larger exhibitions, text-heavy publications, and late night phone calls.

Max Guy is an artist living in Chicago, IL. He has collaborated on projects such as Szechuan Best, Spiral Cinema, and Devil, a creative space for art and exhibition, previously located in Baltimore (with Rock512Devil), and recently relocated to Chicago. He has contributed to the Temporary Art Review, ACRES and What Weekly. Currently, Max is a MFA candidate of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.”

Now Accepting Entries for CANSTRUCTION 2015

CANSTRUCTION is a national event that gathers teams of architects, engineers, contractors, students, and the public to design and build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10’x10’x10’ space. Afterwards, all the canned goods are donated to the Maryland Food Bank. The Baltimore CANstruction Build Day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at the White Marsh Mall.

Interested in participating with your firm, community, or as an individual? IDP credits available! Fill out the Call for Entries form below. An introductory meeting will be held on Monday, March 2 at 5 p.m in the AIABaltimore Gallery at 5:00 p.m

CANstruction rules are available as a PDF,  Find out more about CANSTRUCTION through See this year’s schedule below the call for entry form.