From the Walters Art Museum’s ART BITES program last weekend, there is a new blog, http://bmorepublicart.dreamhosters.com/, intended to function as a crowdsourced site to collect images of our city’s murals, sculptures, monuments and artworks and help to make them more accessible. More info to come soon but definitely worth taking a look at!
Great essay by Graham Coreil-Allen at What Weekly about Joyce J. Scott’s Memorial Pool, a public art sculpture in Druid Hill Park, please check out the link HERE.
photo by Graham Coreil-Allen
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
Click here for more information or to apply.
Submissions due by November 8, 2013.
BOPA and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation are pleased to announce a public art opportunity that hopes to brighten and enhance the pedestrian and community experience along York Road.
Artists are invited to design and create original street signs that will be placed along York Road between 43rd and Glenwood Ave. Multiple artists will be selected to participate in the project and can choose from creating an image directly onto a blank steel sign or submitting a design to be professionally printed.
So what do you think is missing from the existing cannon of street sign visual culture? What would you add to the landscape given the opportunity?
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2013 at midnight
For more info check out BOPA’s Call for Artists page or follow this link
RFP York Road Sign Project.