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Art in the Atrium 14

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5


Frisco Public Art Program

Art in the Atrium 14


Exhibition Call for Artists




The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to enrich Frisco’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by bringing dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience of residents and visitors.


In keeping with that mission, the Public Art Board initiated Frisco’s ongoing Art in the Atrium series at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. This facility, with its open atrium design and tall limestone walls, has proven to be an exceptional venue for showcasing the artistic excellence of our local and regional artists.



The City of Frisco seeks current, 2-Dimensional works of art by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 14th installment of Art in the Atrium. The exhibition showcases regional artistic endeavors and encourages public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of visual art. The program’s goal is to reflect the artistic excellence in and around Frisco and to promote the City’s cultural and economic initiatives.


Art in the Atrium 14 is scheduled for Monday, April 10, 2017 through Friday, September 8, 2017. 



The George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (City Hall) does not function as a gallery or museum in its ability to exhibit any and all content within its business setting. While the City of Frisco respects the freedom of expression in visual arts, the City reserves the right to remove or relocate artwork at its sole discretion. 



Visual Artists who live or work in and around the North Texas area and are at least 18 years old, are invited to submit no more than five (5) images of original artwork available for loan beginning Thursday, March 23, 2017 through Monday, September 11, 2017.


Artwork must have been created within the past 3 years. All artwork must be suitable for hanging. No 3-D artwork will be considered. Photographs submitted must be of high quality, printed on quality paper.


Submissions will be accepted only through the online process.


Interested artists must submit the following items online on or before Monday, February 20, 2017.


  • An artist statement with current contact information.

  • No more than 5 digital images of available artwork.

  • Annotated image list.



    Artists may submit no more than 5 available artwork images online at in accordance with the following guidelines.


  1. Submit images in .jpg format. Only submit images with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the shortest side.


  2. Number each image and include the following annotations for each image.

  • Artist Name
  • Title of artwork
  • Date of completion

  • Medium/Media

  • Size in inches—vertical x horizontal

  • Price of artwork, if for sale


    Artists must comply with the formatting criteria to be considered.


    All art submissions to the City of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 14 exhibition will be reviewed and selected by the Frisco Public Art Board (PAB). All submitting artists will receive written notice of acceptance, modification or rejection of their submission(s).


    Selection criteria includes:


  • Demonstrated excellence of submitted works in conceptual, aesthetic and technical terms.


  • Professional qualifications and relevant experience.


  • Appropriateness to the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center as determined by the PAB.





    Placement of the artwork is at the sole discretion of the Public Art Board and the Public Art Coordinator and will be limited to the following areas inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center.


     First Floor:         

Atrium Lobby

     Second Floor: 

Atrium and Stairwell

     Third Floor:       

Atrium and Stairwell

     Fourth Floor: 

Atrium and Stairwell

     Fifth Floor:        

Commons Area





Artwork on display at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center may be for sale by the artist loaning the artwork provided that any artwork sold remains on display until the conclusion of the exhibition. However, early removal may be approved by the Public Art Coordinator with prior written consent. The artist lending artwork for an exhibition must provide a suitable replacement, subject to the Public Art Coordinator’s approval, for artwork removed from an exhibition before its conclusion.


The artist is responsible for all aspects of a sale transaction of artwork on display. The City of Frisco does not receive a commission on or compensation from the sale of artwork exhibited.



It is the intent of the City of Frisco to enhance its permanent public art collection through acquisitions. Artwork submitted to Art in the Atrium 14 may be considered for purchase into the City of Frisco’s permanent collection. If the City chooses to select an artwork for purchase, a contract will be negotiated between the artist and the City.



Selected artists will be asked to sign an agreement of loan and all conditions listed therein.



The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 14 is Monday,

February 20, 2017. Upload your submissions, including a statement with up to 5 images and an annotated list of artwork to:


SCHEDULE (Subject to Change) 

  • Monday, January 16 – Monday, February 20, 2017 Call for Artists for the Art in the Atrium 14


  • Early March 2017 Selection process and notification of artists


  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m. Artists drop off selected artwork, framed and ready to hang, and original signed loan agreement at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 5th floor City Room. Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please make arrangements for delivery of the artwork by someone else.


  • Friday, April 7, 2017:  Installation of artwork


  • Monday, April 10, 2017:  Exhibition opens


  • Monday, April 17, 2017:  Artist Reception


  • Friday, September 8, 2017:  Exhibition closes


  • Monday, September 11, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 to 8 p.m. Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 5th floor City Room. NOTE: This is the only day artwork can be picked up. If the artist cannot retrieve it, please make arrangements for artwork pick up by someone else.



    If you have any questions, contact Leisure Services Manager, Marcy Jones at


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