Request for Qualifications: Colorado State University – Chemistry Building and Science Quad

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Deadline: November 7, 2016
Applications can be submitted via CallforEntry.org, here.

Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific exterior public artwork or series of artworks for Colorado State University’s new Chemistry Building and Science Mall. Opportunities for this call include the exterior grass area to the north of the building along Pitkin Street, a main campus artery, and on the south side of the building in the science mall area. The committee is interested in an artwork or artworks that operate on campus scale and can activate the green space in and around the science quad. Upon completion, the science quad will be one of the few green quads on campus, and will be highly trafficked and active. The committee is open to both a single, large scale artwork and multiple artworks in a series engaging with multiple sizes.  The artwork(s) should speak to the science quad as a whole, and the entirety of CSU’s Natural Sciences programs, so an artwork that can engage within a space with multiple buildings, up to 4 stories, is preferred.
More images of the project can be seen here and full call is attached.


Request for Qualifications: Public Art for the Enoch Pratt Hampden Branch

Due: November 6, 2016

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Baltimore City Department of General Services seeks a professional artist or artist team to design and produce unique, site specific public artwork for the interior of the soon to be renovated, Enoch Pratt Hampden Branch.  The planned renovations will retain the historic nature of building while bringing a more contemporary library layout and increasing accessibility. The renovations also include the addition of a community meeting space on the lowest floor of the building. This request for qualifications, seeks to identify an experienced professional artist to design and create new work to be permanently installed at the branch, and become part of the City of Baltimore’s public art collection.

To Apply: Click here for the RFQ and application link

The Overlook

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), in collaboration with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc. and the Baltimore CityDepartment of Recreation & Parks seeks artists and artist groups to develop unique and original artwork to be included in a new overlook section of Rash Field, as a part of the Rash Field Improvement Project. The overlook will serve as an important physical connection between the Inner Harbor, the improved Rash Field, Federal Hill and the communities south of the park. Selected artist(s) will work closely with the project design team to identify proposed park elements that may be enhanced through the integration of art. Any artist or artist team over the age of 18 living or working in the United States is eligible to apply. Interested artists should apply by Friday, October 7, 2016. 

Click here for the RFQ and application link.

The Maryland State Arts Council and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) are now accepting applications for the Health Sciences Facility III public art project. Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. The artwork will be a three-dimensional sculpture sited on the exterior public plaza of the Health Sciences Facility III on the downtown UMB campus, located adjacent to the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Project completion date: September 2017. Up to four semi-finalist artists or artist teams will be selected for proposal development and receive a $2000 honorarium. One artist or artist team will be selected. Total project budget: $400,000.
Request for Qualifications deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, NOON EDT. For project guidelines and application instructions click here. To apply online: CaFÉ,www.callforentry.org
For project questions: Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Director, Maryland State Arts Council,liesel.fenner@maryland.gov. Technical questions related to CaFÉ: https://www.callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml orcafe@westaf.org.


The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City PUBLIC ART PRIZE: Call for Entries

Application deadline – Friday, September 30, 2016

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is proud to announce the first edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Public Art Prize, sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASOB). The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016 the MASOB embarks on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City. This prize will award $30,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living and working within 100 miles of Baltimore City.

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On Wednesday July 6th the youth artists of the mural artist apprenticeship program, Art @ Work: Upton, led a community design presentation where they presented their ideas for murals and mosaics, heard community feedback and shared how they came up with their designs.

This summer, eight teams comprised of a lead artist, an artist intern, and ten youth apprentices enrolled in Youth Works will create public art projects along the Pennsylvania Avenue cultural corridor.

For their design presentations, each team presented a team name, project location, and design inspiration and proposals.

Check out the teams and some of their wonderful mural and mosaic design ideas!



Youth Apprentices: Daisia Savage, Daria Young, Ishay Singletary, Qeyara Evans, Larnar Conway, Sam Fissell, Antoine James Maliyah Johnson, Asia Skinner

Master Artist: Gary Mullen

Artist Intern: McKinley Wallace III

Mural Site: 

  • Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore MD
  • Business type: community market, farmers market
  • History: “It’s a big deal. This is a historic market, and the improvements are fantastic,” said the mayor. The Avenue Market was originally built in 1951.
  • It’s the heart of the Upton, the different colors of the building brings joy to the community.

Design Proposal: 

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Youth Apprentices: Najae Adams, Parrish Anderson, Martaja Baskerville, Tyrek Brown, Ariel Goldberg, Tykiera Lewis, Tykeria Owens, Malia Pinkney, Shydi Richardson-Griffin, Tailyn Robinson, Chad Taylor, Tionnebray Thompson

Master Artist: Iandry Randriamandroso

Artist Intern: Chauna Krauss

Murals Site: 

  • Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary is located at 1624 Eutaw Place.
  • Today our the site has 2 functions: an elementary school & a recreation center

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Team 3 – NO LIMIT 


Youth Apprentices: Katelyn E, Shamarr E, Jaché H, Raquwon R, Cameron H, Marcellus H, Jazmine C, Kennedy T, Lance G

Master Artist: Julie Horton

Artist Intern: Amelia Carrol

Mural Site: Etting Park // 1200 WILSON STREET

Design Proposal:

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Picture6Youth Apprentices: Justin Price, Moenira Baker, Quincy Burton, Terence Purvis Jr., Noah Howard, Audacious Hopkins, Destinee Williams, Sonarda Glenn, Kierra Ledbetter, Sierra Barns, Danae Bell

Master Artist: Herb Massie

Mosaic Site: 

  • 1900 block of Division St.
  • Our inspiration as a team was to beautify the neighborhood one house at a time showing hope, peace and that anything can be renewed. We want to take pride in our work and our hope of making new life.

Design Proposal:

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Youth Apprentices: Daryl Chatman Jr., Ruthvin Elbourne III, Jordan Miller Mack, Dejai Padgett, Sha-Shonna Rogers, Rodregues Ross, Cameron Wiley, Chyna Williams, Jariya Wimbley

Master Artist: Mike Thomas

Artist Intern: Alexis Dixon

Mural/ Mosaic Site: 

  • Location: Upton Avenue Market
  • Function: community market
  • Business type: variety of shops and businesses including chicken places, Chinese food places, healthy smoothie shops, and check cashing places.

Design inspiration:

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Team 6 – MELANIN 


Youth Apprentices: Asia C, Donna L, Kaliyah D, Rickeira R, Kaiylah P, Malachi P, Deshawn R, Mya D

Master Artist: Ernest Shaw

Artist Intern: Hee Jun Ahn

Mural Site:

  • Crazy Mart – 1705 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
  • We propose to portray a number of historic African Americans in addition to patrons and residents along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor.

Design Proposal:


Team 7 – UPTON 12


Youth Apprentices: Asantewa Augustus-El, Antonio Beads Jr, Travon Burton, Katia Crawford, Kayla Harvey, Akia Jones, Leah McCollum, Diamondnae’ Richardson, William Walker

Master Artist: Ignacio Marino Larrique

Artist Interns: Tariq Sabur , Simon Jackson-forsberg

Mural Site:

  • Both sides of the storefronts on the 1800 Block of Pennsylvania.
  • These stores include: Penn Mart, Cricket – Appliance R US – Mel’s Liquors – Lucky Shop  – Vacant storefronts – Urban Jewelers – Panda Carry Out – Sissy’s Seafood – Lafayette Market – Discount Store
  • Design elements  are inspired by the businesses that line the block and by the block itself.

Design Proposal:


Team 8


Youth Apprentices: James Bagley Jr, Corzeck Carlton Jr, Roshay Gaskins, Autumn Huges, Kevin Johnson, Tracy Tafts Jr, Antione Williams , Avery Williams, Arjene Wilson, Kenneth Clemons

Master Artist: Megan Lewis

Mural Site:

  • Shake & Bake Family Fun Center on 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
  • Local activity venue offering a roller skating rink, 32-lane bowling alley & video game arcade. Plays a large role in the community.

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The projects will be completed by the programs end on Friday July 29th, and the final products can be seen and celebrated by trolley tour that night at Shake & Bake from 6-9pm!