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Art Around Town 2018-2019
Carbondale Public Arts Commission
Town of Carbondale
511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO 81623

Contact Email:
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 2/4/18
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 5

The Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission is seeking fifteen (15) outdoor street sculptures for its annual rotating “Art Around Town” public art. The sculptures are located throughout the Town of Carbondale, with several locations on Main St, the library and along the Rio Grande Trail.  The annual show begins Thursday, May 30, 2019, at which time the Carbondale Public Arts Commission will host a public/patron artist reception and for all new artists selected for the 2018-2019 show.

 Selected artists will be awarded a $750 honorarium, and the sculpture that is voted “Best-In-Show” will be awarded an additional $1,000 bonus.

 All selected sculpture for Art aRound Town will be mounted on marble bases. The Carbondale Public Arts Commission received  40 tons of marble in 2015 and 2016, donated by  Colorado Stone Quarries in Marble, CO.  The marble bases are an artistic statement in itself, as it represents the cultural environment of the Roaring Fork Valley.  It enhances the uniqueness  of each sculpture that is placed on the marble. For more information about the marble and the Quarry, please visit the Colorado Stone Quarries documentary.


Submission Requirements:

Interested artists must submit two (2) high resolution views of one image marked “Proposal Image”, which is an image of the piece being submitted for display. Please submit seperate aplications for additional proposed pieces. Submitted entries must be of completed work. Please describe sculpture materials in detail and durability to withstand outdoor, year-round conditions.

Please provide contact information including phone, email, mailing address, and current location of proposed sculpture.  Installation requirements must be included (please see attached questionnaire for installation requirements). The Town of Carbondale is not able to receive sculpture shipments, on behalf of an artist, and each artist must attend the installation or have an artist representative attend on their behalf.

Selected artist’s will be required to sign a contract with the Town of Carbondale, CO identifying liability requirements, installation and de-installation requirements, and specific information related to the sculpture being on location for one year.

Deadline for entries through CAFÉ is January 9, 2019. Notification of selected artists will be made by February 5, 2019.

For CAFÉ questions, please contact Sarah at

This document is listed under "View Site Details" on the homepage to be printed and returned with the application.

Sculptures 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.  Random sized marble chunks with steel mounting plates are available for each sculpture.

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.

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:
The sculpture will be tack welded to a stell plate on a marble pedestal. What are the dimensions of the base of the sculpture at each point where the sculpture will sit?

Electrical requirements:
Are there electrical components to the sculpture that need to be addressed for installation?  The Town of Carbondale has a strict lighting ordinance that doesn’t allow upward lighting, constant or direct lighting for art.

Contact information for Public Works installation crew:

Laurie Lindberg
Town of Carbondale Public Art Commission
511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO  81623

For additional information please visit the Town of Carbondale, CO website or the

“Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission” Facebook page




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