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Carbondale Public Art Commission: Art Around Town 2016
Carbondale Public Arts Commission
c/o Town of Carbondale
511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO 81623.


Contact Email: sarafina1212@gmail.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 2/7/16
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 5

Fourteen sculptures are sought and will be on display for one-year. Installation will be the weeks of May 23-June 2, 2016, by a cracker-jack crew that loves working with our sculptors.  Selected artists will be paid a $750 honorarium to defray travel costs, be offered home hospitality, conduct an art walk for the public, be the guests of honor at a cocktail event, and enjoy and an artist-only gathering where techniques and experiences can be shared. There will also be a $1,000 award for “Best in Show.” The deadline for entries through Cafe is Feb. 7, 2016. Notification of selections will be made by approximately Feb. 22, 2016. Artists must submit two views of one image marked "Proposal Image," which is an image of the piece being submitted for display, along with three (3) additional images showing other examples of artist's work. Please include the weight of piece. Any special installation requirements must be included in application.
Artwork must be: safe for pedestrians; of appropriate scale for street display; able to withstand high winds and/or substantial temperature changes; easy to maintain in an outdoor mountain environment; freestanding but attachable to marble base, steel base, or mounting plate (provided by CPAC) for exhibit purposes.
There are no predispositions toward particular styles or materials, although some large and/or colorful pieces are needed for each show. Carbondale’s commitment is to select high-quality work, from wherever and whomever it comes. In the last few years, our participants have been drawn from both coasts and in between! Here’s one artist/participant’s take: "Truthfully, I cannot think of any part of the event that could have been done better. Starting with the installation that went together without a hitch (thank you, Tony) to the closing brunch and studio tour that were so fun. …The town, the valley, the food, everything was top notch and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of it. Can't forget James, wow! Bigger than life and so down to earth...I want his studio. :)." We look forward to your application.
 
*IMPORTANT NOTES FOR APPLICANTS: 
Artwork must be: safe for pedestrians; of appropriate scale for street display; able to withstand high winds and/or substantial temperature changes; easy to maintain in an outdoor mountain environment; freestanding, but attachable to marble pedestal, steel base, or mounting plate (provided by CPAC) for exhibit purposes.
Artist is responsible for ensuring that work(s) are made to be installed for public display, including identifying to CPAC any and all special display and installation requirements, which include the following: 
 
Please describe detailed installation requirements and a detailed sculpture description for the Public Works installation crew. Please answer the following questions in detail.
Sculpture Description:
Weight ___________
Will a crane, fork lift or loader be necessary to install the sculpture? How many crew members need to be available for lifting requirements?
Height ___________
What is the height of the sculpture?
Width ___________
What is the width at the widest point? Are there sharp edges, points or other design components to consider for placement? The sculpture placement locations throughout Town are in high use public areas so consideration needs to be considered for safety and access concerns.
Base requirements:
Will the sculpture sit on a marble pedestal or a steel plate on the ground? What are the dimensions of the base of the sculpture? Please note that sculptures will be tack welded to a steel plate at the base.
Electrical requirements:
Are there electrical components to the sculpture that need to be addressed for installation?
Steel plate sizes are 4’x4’
Concrete base sizes are 48” in diameter
Contact information for Public Works installation crew:
Laurie Lindberg
llindberg@carbondaleco.net
970-510-1325
 
  Carbondale Public Arts Commission
c/o Town of Carbondale
511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO  81623.
 
 
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