RFQ Issued: February 27, 2015



Monday, April 6, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


PROJECT SUMMARYProject owner, Monogram Residential Trust and managing agent, Urban Preservation Foundation are seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific permanent public artwork for their OM – On Mission development located at 1401 Mission Street in San Francisco.The work should activate and enliven the façade(s) and/or lobby area of the striking, contemporary residential building, and appeal to both building residents and to the public.

This is a high profile opportunity for an imaginative and innovative artist to create a large scale artwork in a very prominent location.

This project is open to all professional artists and artist teams, based locally, nationally and internationally. Demonstrated experience completing and coordinating exterior art installations with construction project managers, and related contractors, engineers, and architects is preferred. Interested artists should apply only if they are able to complete the project in accordance with the schedule. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines shall be withdrawn from consideration.

The total budget for the commissioned artwork is $225,000, inclusive of all artistic elements, artist’s fees and expenses associated with the project, including but not limited to: artist’s travel, design and fabrication costs, transportation, insurance, documentation, presentations, and installation. Budget will be allocated appropriately based on artwork scope and scale.


The OM – On Mission development is located at 1401 Mission Street in the SOMA/Mid-Market Corridor bordered by music clubs, the colorful Mission District, and lively Hayes Valley neighborhood. The beautiful 12-story building utilizes metal panels and generous areas of glass to create a dramatic new residential development that will serve as a tranquil urban oasis in the vibrant heart of San Francisco. The project will feature 121 contemporary lofts available for lease, and an abundance of outstanding amenities including, a north and south facing roof deck with a grilling area, fire pits and fitness center, a stunning entry lobby, and enclosed garage parking. The building is owned by Monogram Residential Trust, and designed and developed by Martin Building Company in collaboration with Arquitectonica.

Arquitectonica’s design for On Mission reinterprets residential building design with an innovative contemporary point of view within the parameters of timeless principals of balance and proportions. The façade is made of two-story window bays framed by metal panels. This concept is further articulated by treating each bay as a whole entity, with “cubes” that are slightly pushed in or pulled out to animate the façade and give additional depth and dimension. This gives the building the appearance of playfully stacked living pods, each individually expressed. The color varies slightly for each cube to reinforce the depth of the articulation.

The On Mission development is on the corner of 10th Street and Mission Street. The building is designed such that a vertical expression is set forth to break the building mass and mark the street corner. On Mission’s design corresponds to its immediate neighbors by providing a plane break in the façade that relates to the height of the neighboring building. At the rear of On Mission, a corner has been sliced away to provide a landscaped courtyard and to allow for windows to overlook the landscaping.

Meridian International Center – a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. – is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists. Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Programs Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with programming support from Meridian, four American artists will travel abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based projects in the mural arts. Artists will design, implement and administer a 3.5-week, in-country program based on local community issues for the country specified. Projects should be designed to advance U.S. foreign policy goals in that country by addressing a local community issue, as youth or women’s empowerment, gender-based violence, social inclusion, regional stability, and the environment.

Meridian is currently accepting applications for projects in Brazil, Cuba, India, and Turkey. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2015.

Apply online at:

June 6 – July 12, 2015

Artwork Entries Due: April 19 (Postmarked April 18)
Global Online Preview Begins: May 22 at 10am
In-Gallery Preview (no purchasing): June 1-5, 1-9pm
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 6, 4-10pm ($10)
7:30pm raffle for buyer position 1-20
8:00pm purchasing open for all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 9 at 10am
Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each
Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed Online: July 3
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 12-15, 12-8pm

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Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 8th year! Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU.
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Each artwork must be 6×6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6×6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries will be accepted and exhibited in the gallery and online. All artworks will also be offered for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks will remain on display through July 12, 2015. Sold Out artists’ names will be revealed next to their work online on July 3. Artists may enter up to 4 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. Thank you for your participation!

Mail or deliver your artwork before April 19, 2015 (Postmarked April 18) to:

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604 USA


Exelon/Constellation Baltimore Headquarter’s General Entrance Main Lobby Art Project  

DUE: March 23, 2015

Exelon Corporation is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $23.5 billion in annual revenues. The Exelon family of companies participates in every stage of the energy business, from generation to competitive energy sales to transmission to delivery.

Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The company is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 34,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Its Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).

As a recipient of this Call, Exelon invites you to prepare and submit your proposal for qualifications. Exelon Corporation seeks to commission an artwork or artworks for their Constellation business unit headquarters which will be located in a newly constructed building at Harbor Point in Baltimore, Maryland.  The artwork(s) will be sited in a prominent location(s) in the general lobby of the building’s main entrance floor. The primary audience will be comprised of: Exelon employees and contractors; Exelon executive leadership; prospective Exelon employees; visitors, customers, and other Exelon stakeholders; the general public.

Neither this Call nor your response to it shall constitute a binding agreement, and Exelon reserves the right to terminate the Project or modify the Project’s objectives, schedule, or activities at any time during the Project.

Apply here:


The only subsidized artist residency program specifically designed for undergraduate artists.

Summer Session: 6/15/15 – 7/11/15 | Applications Due: March 10, 2015

· Open to writers, visual and performance artists
· Individual studio + bedroom + $200 stipend
· Culminating gallery show, performance & reading at Stewart Art Gallery

During the summer, Grin City invites eight college level writers, visual or performance artists for a special, subsidized 4-week residency. Artists accepted into the Emerging Artist Residency receive individual housing and studio space. The residency ends in a final group show and reading in the downtown Stewart Art Gallery.

Ideal candidates for the Emerging Artist Residency have a strong portfolio and are serious about pursuing a career in their field for which they are applying, but do not need to have majored in it. They embrace artistic and work-based collaboration and feel they match Grin City’s creative mission. Those eligible for the Emerging Artist Residency are juniors or seniors in college at the time of application and must be 21 or older on or before June 15 (please do not email asking about age exceptions).

Grinnell College students are strongly urged to apply. Sponsored by Grinnell College, Grin City Collective will select one eligible Grinnell College student of exceptional quality for its 2015 EAR residency.

If you are interested in applying to the Emerging Artist Residency please read our Residency Guidelines to make sure Grin City is right for you. RESIDENCY GUIDELINES

Application Fee: $25.00


Phone: 641-236-3203

Physical and mailing address:
Grin City Collective, 3633 Highway 146, Grinnell, IA 50112

Congratulations to all the Baltimore area artists who received 2015 Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Art Council!

The complete list:

Non-Classical Music Composition

David Bach Baltimore City $1,000.00
Timothy Gordon Jenkins Carroll $1,000.00
Mark Meadows Montgomery $1,000.00
Timothy James Nohe Baltimore City $1,000.00
Mark Louis Schatz Anne Arundel $1,000.00
Christopher James Shump Carroll $1,000.00
Anne Hambleton Watts Dorchester $1,000.00
Alan Blackman Baltimore City $3,000.00
Patrick Ryan McMinn Baltimore City $3,000.00
Joel Nygren Baltimore City $3,000.00
Michael Formanek Baltimore $6,000.00
Todd Simon Prince George’s $6,000.00
Ian Kristopher Sims Baltimore City $6,000.00

Non-Classical Music Solo Performance

Khadijah Zakia Ali-Coleman Prince George’s $1,000.00
Carrie Lynn Grochowski Baltimore City $1,000.00
Russell Kirk Baltimore City $1,000.00
Iraida Poberezhnaya Baltimore City $1,000.00
Nia Simmons Prince George’s $1,000.00
Valerie Leonhart Smalkin Baltimore $1,000.00
Akua K. Allrich Prince George’s $3,000.00
Jennifer Ann Blades Baltimore $3,000.00
Michelle Herring Baltimore City $3,000.00
Gregory P. Latta Allegany $3,000.00
Carolyn Malachi Prince George’s $3,000.00
Marcy M. Marxer Montgomery $3,000.00
Dave Ballou Baltimore $6,000.00
Harold Paul Carr Montgomery $6,000.00
Mark Gerald Edwards Baltimore City $6,000.00
Cathy Ann Fink Montgomery $6,000.00
Todd Marcus Baltimore City $6,000.00
Blake Meister Baltimore City $6,000.00


John Becker Montgomery $1,000.00
Martin Blank Montgomery $1,000.00
Andria Nacina Cole Baltimore $1,000.00
Alfred Tyrone Demartino Allegany $1,000.00
Richard Espey Baltimore City $1,000.00
Joshua Ford Montgomery $1,000.00
Alonzo D. Lamont Baltimore City $1,000.00
Patricia Montley Baltimore $1,000.00
John Rowell Baltimore City $1,000.00
Steven Schutzman Baltimore City $1,000.00
Mark Squirek Baltimore $1,000.00
Robert Alexander Prince George’s $3,000.00
Robert E. Bartlett, Jr. Anne Arundel $3,000.00
Nelson J. Ginebra Frederick $3,000.00
William Dean Leary Prince George’s $3,000.00
Stephen Matanle Baltimore $3,000.00
Susan McCully Baltimore City $3,000.00
Mark Scharf Baltimore City $3,000.00
Rosemary Toohey Baltimore City $3,000.00
Kevin Jon Klein Frederick $6,000.00
Aaron Posner Montgomery $6,000.00

Visual Arts: Crafts:

Frances Lachman Abrams Montgomery$1,000.00
Kenneth Girardini Carroll $1,000.00
Shin Yeon Jeon Baltimore $1,000.00
Catherine Rita Kleeman Baltimore $1,000.00
Wendy Lynn McAllister Baltimore $1,000.00
Kyle James Bauer Baltimore City $3,000.00
Susan Marie Brandt Baltimore City $3,000.00
Yoshi Fujii Baltimore City $3,000.00
Hilary Hachey Baltimore City $3,000.00
Maria Karametou (Crowder) Montgomery $3,000.00
Sebastian Martorana Baltimore City $3,000.00
John Thomas Paradiso Prince George’s $3,000.00
Christopher Shea Prince George’s $3,000.00
Stephanie Jean Garmey Baltimore $6,000.00
Kathleen Louise Kretz Montgomery $6,000.00
Anthony Edwin Stellaccio Baltimore $6,000.00

Visual Arts: Photography

Milana Braslavsky Baltimore $1,000.00
David Norman Emerick Calvert $1,000.00
Eleanor Davies Haley Baltimore $1,000.00
Robert M. Hein Allegany $1,000.00
Karen Klinedinst Baltimore City $1,000.00
Nathanael Alan Larson Baltimore City $1,000.00
Janet Jay Matthews Prince George’s $1,000.00
Jaimes M. Mayhew Baltimore City $1,000.00
John Andrew McNeil Baltimore City $1,000.00
Matthew Charles Moore Anne Arundel $1,000.00
Christopher Saah Baltimore City $1,000.00
Michael Hunter Thompson Allegany $1,000.00
Muriel H. Hasbun Montgomery $3,000.00
Elisabeth Lewenz Baltimore City $3,000.00
Mark L. Power Montgomery $3,000.00
John H. Ruppert Baltimore $3,000.00
Geoffrey Lawrence Grace Baltimore City $6,000.00
Patrick Howard Joust Baltimore City $6,000.00
Ben Marcin Baltimore City $6,000.00

Target Gallery / Torpedo Factory Art Center
Deadline: March 9, 2015

This is an Open Call for proposals for a solo exhibition in the summer of 2015. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from July 25 – August 30, 2015. The artist(s) will also receive a stipend and an exhibition catalog. A panel of independent arts professionals will review submissions and select the final proposal. Our jurors this year are John James Anderson, Amy Boone-McCreesh, and Alex Goldstein.

For complete prospectus and online application visit: