Call Detail
2022 Art Around Town, Carbondale, CO
Entry Deadline: 2/7/22
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 8
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 6/2/22 - 5/15/23

Marble bases and sculpture installation:  All sculptures will be placed on random sized blocks of Colorado Yule Marble. Each piece of marble has a custom steel plate adhered to the top of the marble. Sculptures will be tack welded to the steel plate on top of the marble, so it is imperative that every sculpture arrive for installation with a steel plate attached to the bottom of the sculpture. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for installation. 

A Public Works installation crew will assist the artist with welding, lifting, equipment (loader), labor and placement of the sculpture. Artist must be present for installation and deinstallation of the sculpture. The Town of Carbondale is not able to receive sculpture shipments on behalf of an artist, and each artist must attend the installation/deinstallation of the sculpture.

All applicants are expected to consider durability of materials and weather-proofing issues while on display in Carbondale, which fluctuate from intense cold and snow, to heat. Materials of the sculpture should be fabricated of highly durable, low maintenance materials. The sculptures will be located in high pedestrian/biking areas so consideration must be made for height, shape and sharp objects protruding. The Town of Carbondale has a strict outdoor lighting code so sculptures will not be allowed to be illuminated. The sculptures will be on display for one year. 

The Public Art Commission and invited jurists will be the selection committee for the show. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 honorarium at the installation of the sculpture in May.

Tentative Timeline: 
CAFÉ public release – November 15, 2021
CAFÉ deadline to submit entry February 7, 2022
Notification to selected artists February 28, 2022
Contract due March 18, 2022
Install dates May 16 – June 1, 2022
Artists Reception & Art Walk June 2, 2022
Removal dates May 1 – May 15, 2023


Application Requirements

Materials to be Submitted:
All application materials must be submitted online, via the CAFÉ website ( There is no application fee to apply or to use the CAFÉ online application system.

Installation Information/Requirements: (Detailed information Required)
• Height of sculpture
• Width at narrowest point of base
• Weight of sculpture
• Dimensions of the base of the sculpture from point to point (include photo of the base with steel plate for installation)
• Describe in detail the distance of each point of contact the sculpture will make with the base
• Provide a sketch of the base shape/dimension of the base of the sculpture.

Digital images: To be considered for the show, the applicant must electronically submit up to five (5) digital images of completed work through the CAFÉ online system. The images must show all angles of the sculpture, and the base of the sculpture, with steel plate at the base of the sculpture. The photos should be of the submitted sculpture only - not a representation of the portolio.  Please do not submit photos of any body of work that is not being submitted for the show. Submitted entries must be of completed work or a maquette with exact representation.

Resume: Submit a one page resume via CAFÉ of previous work and locations of display. Please also include all current contact information.

Please direct all questions about this project to Laurie Lindberg, Town Liaison, Town of Carbondale Public Art Commission   970/510-1325   Visit the Town of Carbondale, Co website ( and the "Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission" Facebook page for updates.

Eligibility Criteria

All sculpture artists may apply who have met the requirements of CAFE.