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The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities (OCA&H) invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the structure on the corner of 8th street and Maple avenue, know colloquially as the ‘Cloth World Sign.’ This piece will be an addition to the City of Odessa’s public art collection.

Budget Description
The funds for this project are derived from the OCA&H’s Public Art Budget. The $100,000 budget covers all project-related costs including but not limited to, project design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, subcontracted services, lighting (if it is an integral part of the particular artwork), travel to complete the artwork if necessary, shipping, delivery of the artwork to site and installation. Any expense that exceeds the contracted amount will be the artist’s responsibility.

The OCA&H Public Art Committee will facilitate the entire art selection process up through coordination of the installation of all artwork on behalf of OCA&H and the City of Odessa.

Project Description
Situated near downtown Odessa, the Cloth World sign is visible from much of the city of Odessa. When Cloth World closed down, the lettering was removed from the sign and it has sat for many years in the parking lot of the shopping center unused. With the city focused on the revitalization of the downtown area, this presents an opportunity for the sign to be enhanced with a public art piece that could be considered as a Gateway to Downtown. The mid-century architecture of the sign should be honored as a piece of Odessa’s history. The Public Art Committee strongly encourages the use of lighting in the design of the piece. The work should be prominent and proportional to its surroundings, (and should last for 20 years) …and should hold up to the extreme weather conditions of West Texas including intense sunlight, heat and wind for at least/up to 20 years with minimal maintenance. Due to the fact that this is a pre-existing structure, it is recommended that the artist or artist teams consult with a structural engineer through the design, fabrication and installation process.

Artwork Goals
The Public Art Committee seeks works by professional artists to add to and integrate with the City of Odessa and its growing collection of public art.
The Public Art Committee goals as previously established are:
1. Meet the needs of the community
2. Reflect a quality that will stimulate and engage the community
3. Reflect a quality that will enhance the reputation of Odessa to the external art community
4. Reflect a quality that will enhance the reputation of Odessa, making it an arts destination
5. Allow the community to use artwork as an example of exceptional public art
6. Be durable, sustainable and easy to maintain

Site History
The Rockhill Springs Shopping Center was a destination for community members in the 1950’s and 60’s, and the sign has been an iconic marker for the area of Odessa around Maple Avenue and 8th Street. As the area has been redeveloped and merchants have moved in and out, the sign structure itself has sat neglected for many years. By utilizing the structure as the basis for a new piece of Public Art, we will be honoring the legacy of the community while keeping an eye firmly focused on the future.

Eligibility
This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar such projects. All media will be considered. A professional artist is defined as a skilled practitioner in the original arts with an original self-conceptualized body of work, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional possessing serious intent and ability.
Subcontracts may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including but not limited to construction, fabrication and assembly for portions of a finished product under the direct supervision and control of an artist.
Applications not meeting eligibility criteria will be withdrawn from consideration.
All applications must be submitted through www.publicartist.org. No email or mailed applications will be accepted.
Submission and Application Requirements:
• Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (4 pages max)
• Artist’s statement (500 word max)
• Work examples (10 max): Images-Only
Jpegs accepted up to 5MB with minimum 1920 pixels longest side
• References: 3

Contact Information (for questions about the details of this call. For site questions email us.)

Randy Ham
Executive Director
PO Box 7195
Odessa TX 79760 United States
randy@odessaarts.org
432-337-1492

There are Nasty Women Exhibitions happening all over the world.

Current Studio is happy to organize and host the one in Oklahoma City, because OKC has nasty women also. This call is open to any nasty woman in Oklahoma, the United States, or the world who wants to submit.

This group exhibition, like all Nasty Women exhibitions, serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women.

CURRENT STUDIO IS AN ARTIST-RUN SPACE, PROVIDING EXPERIMENTAL AND EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES.

https://www.currentstudio.org/nasty-women/

Small Works Exhibition at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

Curated by Bill Carroll
About Bill Carroll:
Presently the Director of the Studio Program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Mr. Carroll has been involved with the New York art world for more than 25 years.  In the 1980’s he worked for the Dia Art Foundation and The Brooklyn Museum. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery from 1987 to 1995 and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery from 1996 to 2005.  Bill has curated numerous exhibitions with artists such as Mary Heilmann, Jonathan Lasker, Ken Price, Chris Martin, Marilyn Minter and Juan Usle. He received his BFA is from Pratt Institute, and after completing his MFA at Queens College in 2007, he taught a Professional Practice course to MFA students at Parsons the New School for Design.  At the same time he was consulting for private clients and worked as the Grants Administrator for the Nancy Graves Foundation.  He has lectured at NYFA, Bard College, Cranbrook Academy of Art, NYU, Pratt Institute, and SVA.  Recently he has been exhibiting his own paintings and was reviewed in Art in America.
Submission Guidelines:
– Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on longest side
– You may submit up to 3 works for consideration
– Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side
– CV and Statement must be submitted in PDF form

Trestle Gallery / 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232
trestle@brooklynartspace.org
https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/submit/80747/small-works-2017

Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

Residency Length: Two, three, and five week (September 3rd – October 7th)

Costs: Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application.

The residency provides: • Studio (access to ceramic, printmaking, and painting studios—if you would like access to these facilities make sure this is clearly stated in your application) • Private room • Meals • A community of engaged artists • Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings

Ox-bow is happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents are fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work. To find out more about Ox-Bow’s AIR program and to apply, visit their website: www.ox-bow.org

oxbowfrontofinnOx-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists.

At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

Oxbow is happy to announce that in 2017 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program. All residents are fully funded.

To apply, visit their website: www.ox-bow.org

NARS Foundation is currently accepting applications for our Juried Solo Exhibition. The aim of the Juried Solo Exhibition Program supports an individual artist to present a cohesive and compelling body of work in the NARS Gallery. Open to US and international artists, this juried open call provides emerging and under-represented artists with gallery space, curatorial, and promotional support, in addition to an artist fee, for their exhibition. Proposals should be of new or work produced within the last three years, in dialogue with contemporary art and the world writ large.

The Juried Solo exhibition is scheduled for October-November 2017. Guest juror will be announced shortly. Previous exhibitions and application link can be found at http://www.narsfoundation.org/exhibition-programs/.   Application deadline: May 1, 2017