Our Lady of the Lake Children
1670 Lobdell Avenue, Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Type: Public Art
Event Dates: 5/1/18 - 5/1/19
Entry Deadline: 5/1/19
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
All artist submissions should be of original artwork where the artist is the sole creator of the content. Following the art program mission statement, artwork imagery should be appropriate for a public environment, being sensitive to perspectives from individuals of all ages and walks of life. The artwork can incorporate traditional mediums along with contemporary elements like collage, installation, sculpture and fiber arts. The artwork presented to the call for entry must be readily available or able to be commissioned within a reasonable timeframe with the ability to reproduce the artwork to a high degree within specified guidelines.
Applicable artists should submit quality images of artwork that are available or readily able to be commissioned within a reasonable time-period. Photographs should be an accurate depiction of the artwork, with attention given to color correction and realistic presentation. For dimensional or mixed media artwork, it is preferred for artists to submit multiple images of the media from different angles to clearly acknowledge the process and dimensionality of the piece. Images of previously sold or installed work is acceptable for the application as long as those works can be duplicated. Conceptual sketches, drawings and renderings will not be acceptable for the application process.
In addition to photography, the artist should submit an up to date CV or artist resume. The call is open to all professional artists regardless of academic training. Artists who list representation through commercial fine art galleries must be able to work within the state of Louisiana without any prior exclusivity agreements with any other galleries or representing bodies.
The artwork selections will derive from a child-focused thematic story. Artwork presented for the project will need to have special attention given to color, noting recent studies from medical professionals associating colors with positive emotional and physical effects for patients recovering in a healthcare environment. The patient may be experiencing severe illness, disease or disabilities; the artwork component of the Children’s Hospital is developed to provide positive distractions and hopeful interior spaces that create a much needed oasis for patients and their caregiving team of family and hospital staff. Imagery and color selection should contribute to a healing environment and associate with positive themes in nature and the human experience. Artists should view their work through the lens of a child—focusing on themes of discovery, joy, playfulness and wonderment.
The conceptual story of the graphic design and interior architecture of the building is built from themes of the natural world like the serenity associated with sitting under the tree canopy, the joy of budding of flowers and the comfort of our creatures living in our Louisiana environment. Ideas surrounding growth, life, energy and light are all positive associations for the artwork. Artwork can be abstracted forms of these ideas or more literal interpretations that create a positive distraction for patients or serve as a “window” to a happy place. Submissions should follow the mission statement of the art program with a conscious creative approach given to imagery that is appropriate for children ages 0-18.
For a public space, the artwork should not have any negative connotations relating to healthcare (ie: drawing blood, chemicals, or surgery). Artist should be mindful of coloration, taking into consideration the various perspectives in a healthcare environment; ranging from visitors, caregivers, patients and physicians. Special attention should be given to the "voice" of the artwork and how it affects persons from all walks of life. The intention of the architecture and interior design is to engage on a meaningful level with all visitors and staff in the Children’s Hospital. Artwork will need to have longevity and provide a layered approach to create work that promotes a closer look or shows the viewer something they didn’t see before. All submitted artwork should be compliment for a healthcare facility, for example, no sharp edges, no excessively fragile elements, no removeable pieces and archival under daylight or interior lighting.
The project is active and the artwork selections will need to be readily available or commissioned within a 12-15 week period if selected. If the artwork is selected to present for the project, the consultants may ask for the artwork or a sample of the artist’s work to be shipped to the location to be seen in person to validate the appropriateness of the piece for the project. Shipping costs for all samples or artwork shipped to the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Should any artwork or samples need to be returned to the artist, the consultant will be responsible for the shipping costs associated with the return.