Call to Artists~ Landmark Sculpture, City of Sarasota, Florida

 

“The City of Sarasota, Florida is sponsoring an outdoor landmark sculpture for placement within a future roadway roundabout at the intersection of 10th Street and US 41 in a downtown location. This project is related to a public art initiative that is focused on acquiring public works of art that will be permanently displayed in numerous roundabouts that will be constructed during the next decade. The City intends to construct approximately 16 new roundabouts by 2025 which will incorporate public artwork in the center islands. These projects have many stakeholders including the City Commission, the Public Art Committee, various City Departments and other interested community organizations and individuals. There is no central theme for the overall collection of sculpture in these future roundabouts. This Call to Artists is only for one roundabout to be located at 10th Street and US 41; a separate Call to Artists has also been issued for a roundabout to be located at 14th Street and US 41. A brief description of the area is located in Appendix A of the Appendices A through C document available on the City’s website.”

Outdoor landmark sculpture,
10th Street and US 41 Roundabout, The City of Sarasota, Florida

Deadline for submission: February 28, 2019
Images – Minimum 4, Maximum 8
Total Media – Minimum 4, Maximum 8
Artist Eligibility:
Artists who have successfully completed projects of similar scale and budget

Details here~ https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6058

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

Links to Selected Exhibits and Collections here~ https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/exhibits-and-collections/

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For more information on the artists featured in the slide show:

Judith F. Baca~ http://www.artnews.com/2017/04/19/concrete-history-chicana-muralist-judith-f-baca-goes-from-the-great-wall-to-the-museum-wall/
Daniel Martin Diaz~ http://danielmartindiaz.com/about.php
Carmen Lomas Garza~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/carmen-lomas-garza-6783
Ester Hernandez~ http://artinprint.org/article/ester-hernandez-sun-mad/
Yolanda Lopez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/lopez_y
Soraida Martinez~ https://theartguide.com/artists/soraida-martinez
Manuel Neri~ https://anderson.stanford.edu/programs-exhibitions/manuel-neri-assertion-of-the-figure/
Royal Chicano Air Force~ http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits2/archive/artists.php?op=view&id=3&media=info
Richard Serra~ https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/richard-serra
Patssi Valdez~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/patssi-valdez-7289
Emigdio Vasquez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/vasquez_brochure
Los Four~ https://latinomurals.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/losfour/

Public Art RFP~ University of Illinois Call for Artists

The Art in Architecture (AIA) Program of the University of Illinois Facilities & Services is pleased to announce a Request for Direct Purchase of Artwork (RDPA). Professional artists are invited to submit images of available work to be considered for the permanent original public art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This call seeks art for the West Classroom Renovation at the Noyes Laboratory in Urbana, Illinois. The project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018.

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017, 4:00 P.M.
More information here: http://artdeadline.com/ops/noyes/