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Keep Midland Beautiful Call for Artists - Public Art - "Wind"






This opportunity is open to all artists emerging and established artists, individuals and artist-led teams, and artists working with a wide variety of media, who have completed projects for private clients, public agencies, or for grassroots/community projects.  Artist teams of any size may apply.  Prior Public Art experience is not a requirement to submit information to KMB.  Artists with West Texas connections are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process:

Information and materials submitted in response to the RFP will be evaluated by the KMB Board of Directors Beautification Committee.


Keep Midland Beautiful is accepting proposals from artist or teams of artists who wish to be considered for a permanent art installation in Midland at Island off W. Wall St, W. Front St, and Williams St, in Southwest Midland.  The site is in a busy business area with heavy traffic.  The artwork will be installed permanently on the Island in advance of native, drought tolerant plants being installed.  This installation will be the first in a series of art projects to be led by Keep Midland Beautiful.

Scope of Project:

KMB is seeking an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art that expresses “Wind” as a theme.  KMB is looking for applications showing artists conceptual plans and preliminary designs in advance of fabrication and installation of the work of art to be located at traffic island formed by W. Wall St, W. Front St, and Williams St, in Southwest Midland, illustrated in the Location Map below..  Because of the nature of business conducted by KMB, use of natural products and materials is recommended.

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The project budget is estimated at $50,000.  The amount budgeted for an artist or team of artists is all inclusive for the commissioned art project, including design; materials; fabrication; delivery; installation, including the pedestal (if necessary); insurance; and travel expenses.  Keep Midland Beautiful will separately fund promotion associated with this project.  KMB intends, and will have right, to use submitted concepts (models, illustrations, etc.) for project fundraising.


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“Bird Houses and Nests”





“Bird Houses and Nests” Exhibition September 26th – January 3rd, 2021

SculptureTucson (ST) and Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) are hosting a joint exhibition of outdoor sculpture related to “Bird Houses and Nests.”

All work will be on display in outdoor garden spaces, so artists are encouraged to create work that is large-scale in size.  While there is no maximum size restriction, works smaller than 5 feet high will not be considered, unless the piece is mounted on a base, and the entire sculpture plus base is equal to 5 feet.  Sculptures must be secured to the base.

To be considered for this exhibition, artists are invited to submit digital images of previously completed works.  Based on those images, artists will be invited to create a new work for the exhibition. Each chosen artist will receive a $500 honorarium. This is a financial gesture, in addition to a possible exhibition sale, and should not be expected to cover the cost of fabrication.


The “Birdhouses and Nests” Call to Artists is open to artists 18 years and older working in all sculpture media. All works must be original works of art.


All completed applications must be received by ST by 5:00 p.m., May 15th, 2020.

Selected artists will be notified on June 1st , 2020.


All sculptures selected will be available for sale with the artist receiving 70% of the sales price.


Entrants are responsible for delivery and installation of their work prior to the show as well as, deaccession and return following the show. ST will cover up to $250 of the expenses involved in returning unsold work.

Works must be exhibition ready, appropriately free-standing and ready for display.  TBG will not accept works that are damaged.

All accepted work must be delivered to the Tucson Botanical Gardens by Wednesday, September 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBG will exercise professional care in handling accepted artwork. Works delivered in good condition will be insured by the TBG during the exhibition from time of delivery until the pick–up deadline.


SculptureTucson will not be responsible for works left after the pick-up deadline and will charge a $10 per day storage fee. Only artists who have made previous arrangements have the option of leaving their work at ST headquarters for up to a year.   If an artist sends a representative to pick up his/her work, TBG must be notified in advance.


SculptureTucson reserves the right to use all images for publicity and/or educational purposes.


Submitting an entry constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this prospectus.


May 15th:          Entry form and images must be emailed to ST no later than 5:00 p.m.

May 22nd:          ST selects works.

June 1st:            Notification of selections sent.

August 31st:       Accepted artists receive first half of their $500 honorarium.

Sept. 23rd:         Sculptures delivered to TBG from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sept. 26th:         First day open to the public, opening reception. Artists receive second half of their $500 honorarium.

January 3rd:       Last day of exhibition.

January 5th:       Artist pick up of all works, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Questions regarding the application and exhibition process should be sent to:


Only complete applications will be reviewed by SculptureTucson. Incomplete or partial applications will not be considered.

SculptureTucson has the right to accept or reject any/all applicants.

Submission of an application does NOT guarantee or constitute acceptance to participate in the  show.

SculptureTucson does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

ABOUT SculptureTucson is a non-profit organization committed to being a hub for the creation, visibility, and appreciation of sculpture. Proceeds from the annual SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale are used in part to purchase, donate and exhibit sculpture in public settings. Our education programs foster engagement, dialogue, and appreciation of sculpture for the public and access to professional opportunities for artists.

Our goals include sustaining the annual Sculpture Festival; establishing a public sculpture park; placing art in public spaces; creating hands-on art education programs; and becoming a resource for diverse artists and patrons, local and international communities.

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Each chosen artist will receive a $500 honorarium. This is a financial gesture, in addition to a possible exhibition sale, and should not be expected to cover the cost of fabrication.



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Call for Indigenous artists for permanent sculpture at the Dairy Arts Center





The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado invites artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for a permanent public art sculpture dedicated to Indigenous people in our community and region. The intent is to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land occupied by the Dairy.

“Acknowledgment is a critical public intervention, a necessary step toward honoring Native communities and enacting the much larger project of decolonization and reconciliation. Join us in adopting, calling for, and spreading this practice.” – Honor Native Land: a guide and call to acknowledgment, US Department of Arts & Culture

A selection committee of Indigenous community members, artists and activists will lead the Dairy in the review and selection of the proposals. When a final proposal is selected, the Visual Arts curator will work with and support the selected artist(s) in the production of the project, from
technical development to engagement. The completed work shall be installed in time to honor Indigenous Peoples Day, 2020. This call is open to Indigenous artists only. The selected artist will receive up to $10,000 for time and materials. Additional funding for installation or other needs will be considered.

Prizes Details: 

The selected artist will receive up to $10,000 for time and materials. Additional funding for installation or other needs will be considered.

The artist or collective selected will collaborate throughout the project with the Visual Arts Curator and selection committee. Artists’ responsibilities will be defined in a written commission agreement, which may include, but will not be limited to agreeing to:
● Work with curator and staff, along with possible consultants (for example, structural
engineers or art conservators) to finalize material specifications and fabrication plans
(including technical drawings), to ensure the artwork’s durability for display in an outdoor
● Work with curator and staff to develop final fabrication budget.
● Adhere to established schedule and deadlines for the project.
● Participate in periodic presentations with various community constituencies.
● Participate in documentation of the project’s development with Dairystaff.
● Work with the Dairy staff and contractors and being present during the installation of the piece.
● Communicate regularly with Dairy staff throughout the development, fabrication, and
installation of the project.

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