Baltimore City is looking for artists to submit concepts for permanent sculptures for “Place Making” in a handful of vacant lots in Park Heights. These are some of the concepts I’ve designed and submitted for review.
What I imagine is that people will congregate around these backdrops for selfies and group pictures and post them online. I have a feeling that it could become “a thing”, originating in Baltimore but spanning to a national level.
Indianapolis Art Center
The Indianapolis Art Center is looking for temporary sculptures to install on their grounds for an upcoming event. Here are my submission concepts.
Big Dry Creek Trail Mural, Westminster, CO
The City of Westminster is committed to growing the appreciation for art in all forms within the community. The Big Dry Creek Trail Murals Project will provide public art in a venue that showcases the City’s open space program while encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle. This will be a multi-year project targeting the underpasses along our trail system. This will be the third project along Big Dry Creek. Last year's murals are visible from Big Dry Creek Trail near City Park Recreation Center and under Westcliff Blvd.
The Open Space Program within the City of Westminster originated over 30 years ago. Then only the second municipal open space program in the state, it now has preserved over 3,000 acres of natural areas throughout the City. Residents have valued open space as the top amenity within the City and come to identify Westminster through open space. The Big Dry Creek Trail is the City of Westminster’s showcase trail system and winds 12 miles through the heart of the City. Located on both riparian and upland prairie ecosystems, this trail is used for exercising, commuting, wildlife viewing and connecting with nature.
The City is seeking four artists: two to complete murals, during July, on either side of the underpass along Big Dry Creek Trail that goes under the railroad just east of Wadsworth Parkway (approximately 350 sq. ft.) and two to complete murals, during September, on either side of the underpass along Big Dry Creek that goes under Wadsworth Parkway. All murals will have a theme associated with human connection to nature, wellness, literacy, outdoor recreation and or/ a combination of the four. Artists hired for the RR Underpass will be paid $3,000 commission per side, and materials. Artists hired for the Wadsworth Parkway underpass will be paid $2,000 commission per side and materials.
Demarest Place Walkway Mural
The Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT) and The Hackensack Main Street Alliance are seeking an artist or artist team to design and paint a mural at 135 Main Street on the corner of Demarest Place in Hackensack, NJ.
The Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT) is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders and public officials working to implement a creative placemaking plan for the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking is the integration of arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The CAT works to identify projects that will move forward the Creative Vision Statement it drafted with the input of various members and sectors of the community.
Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway, crossing Main Street, between the Atlantic Street bus stop and the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). This year the CAT is focusing on activating the site through the arts via a large-scale mural.
Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group has granted permission to use the north side wall of its building at 135 Main Street, on the corner of Demarest.
This art application is a recommendation based on the outcomes of the Hackensack Strategy Lab, a joint initiative of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen Initiative, held at
Demarest Place on October 17, 2017. Fifty members of Hackensack and surrounding communities collaborated to brainstorm ideas of art, physical elements (lighting, seating, etc.) and cultural programming to create an enlivened and beautified public walkway that would serve as an attractive gateway to Main Street from the bus terminal and the HACPAC.
MURAL PROJECT’S GOALS
To make Demarest Place more vibrant and attractive to both pedestrians walking from the bus station to Main Street and theater goers traveling from the HACPAC to Main Street.
To inform a future permanent design of the pedestrian walkway at
To beautify and characterize the community of Hackensack by incorporating public art into ordinary elements of the city.
To engage and delight passersby, residents, theater-goers, transit riders, and visitors.
To endorse arts and culture as a powerful tool to transform, connect, and serve the City of Hackensack.
To provide art-based work opportunities for local artists that showcase their work via public outlets.
PROJECT LOCATION AND SCOPE OF WORK
The mural will be painted on the full north-side wall of the building at 135 Main Street on the corner of Demarest Place in Hackensack, NJ. The wall is approximately 1742 sq. ft. with the dimensions of 26’h x 67’w. The selected artist is responsible for the design, wall preparation, painting, and sealing of the mural. Use of a cherry picker lift will be provided.
Please refer to the INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND and MURAL PROJECT’S GOALS.
The CAT is seeking a fresh, evocative and unique interpretation of one of the following themes selected with input from the community:
1. Tribute to Hackensack's Rich Music/Jazz History.
2. The Lenni Lenape Indians, who Originally Occupied Hackensack.
3. Key Events in Hackensack's History.
4. A Contemporary Theme of the Artist’s Choice.
* BONUS: Incorporation of a ‘photo-op element’ where viewers of the mural can
interact with the mural and take pictures is strongly encouraged.
Kingman Alley Art Project, Kingman, AZ
Kingman, AZ is looking for a muralist to design and produce a permanent public work of art in their community along the Beale STreet Theater.