Call Detail
Art in the Atrium 23 - City of Frisco, TX
Entry Deadline: 8/31/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas

CALL

The City of Frisco seeks original, 2-Dimensional artworks by artists from Frisco and the surrounding area for the 23rd installment of Art in the Atrium in celebration of 15 years of the program. The exhibition will showcase artistic excellence in the region by bringing unifying, community-centric and family-friendly artworks to Frisco and enhancing Frisco’s cultural identity.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022:  The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 23

Art in the Atrium 23 is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2022 through Tuesday, January 17, 2023. 

ELIGIBILITY and SUBMISSION

  • All artworks must be delivered and picked-up in-person. Shipped artworks will not be accepted. Return shipping will not be provided.
  • All artworks must be original and not infringe on the copyrighted content of any other party.
  • Artists may submit two (2) images of original artwork, available for loan Wednesday, September 28, 2022 through Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Exhibited works will be selected by the Public Art Board based on the criteria listed below. Not all submitted artwork may be chosen for the exhibition.
  • All artwork must have been created within the past 2 years.
  • All artwork must be framed and suitable for hanging with wire securely attached when dropped off on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Unframed canvases with wire securely attached are acceptable but must have finished edges.
  • 3-dimensional artwork will not be considered.
  • Photographs must be printed on quality paper at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  • The maximum artwork size is 60 inches (vertical) x 60 inches (horizontal).
  • Submissions will be accepted only through www.callforentry.org. Interested artists must submit the following items on or before Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
  • Current contact information
  • An artist statement describing your artistic vision/process
  • Art displayed in the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center shall be appropriate to an office setting and for viewing by public officials, City employees and citizens, including children, visiting and transacting business in the buildings. 

IMAGE FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

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

 2.    Include the following annotations:

  1. Artist’s name
  2. Title of artwork
  3. Date of completion
  4. Medium/Media
  5. Size in inches: Vertical x Horizontal
  6. Description that would help the Public Art Board and City staff understand your motivation, themes and/or process
  7. Price of artwork, if for sale

SELECTION CRITERIA

All artwork submissions to the City of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium 23 exhibition will be reviewed by the Frisco Public Art Board and City of Frisco staff. All artists will receive written notice of acceptance or rejection of their submission.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Does the artwork comply with the Eligibility and Submission requirements listed above? Failure to follow any of those requirements will result in immediate disqualification from consideration.
  • Appropriateness of content as determined by the Public Art Board and City staff.
  • Uniqueness and originality
  • Visual impact
  • Demonstrated excellence of technique
  • Does the artwork reflect the shared values of the City of Frisco?

DISCLAIMER

Display of art as part of the Frisco Public Art Program is not intended to constitute a public forum; rather, it is intended to be an expressive activity of Frisco as a governmental entity and the City Council. Art selected for participation in the Frisco Public Art Programs shall reflect the shared values and views of the City Council.

By submitting artwork for consideration as part of the Program, you agree that the Program and display of selected artwork constitute government speech and that the City has final authority over all aspects of the manner and location of display of selected artwork.

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS and LIMITATIONS

Placement of artwork is at the sole discretion of City staff and will be limited to the following areas inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. Artists may not request that their artworks be moved to another location.

   First Floor:        Atrium Lobby 
   Second Floor:  Atrium and Stairwell 
   Third Floor:      Atrium and Stairwell 
   Fourth Floor:    Atrium and Stairwell 
   Fifth Floor:       Commons Area

SALES

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. Early removal may be approved by City staff with prior written consent, but the artist must provide a suitable replacement of similar size and content without delay.

The artist is responsible for all aspects of the sale. The City of Frisco does not receive a commission on or compensation from the sale of artwork in Art in the Atrium 23.

PURCHASE FOR PERMANENT COLLECTION

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 23 may be considered by the Public Art Board 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.

LOAN AGREEMENT

Selected artists will be required to sign a loan agreement for their artworks. All loan agreements must be signed and delivered with the artwork on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  Artists under the age of 18 must have the loan agreement signed by a parent or guardian.

 SCHEDULE (Subject to Change) 

  • Monday, August 15, 2022, 4 pm:  The deadline for accepting questions for Art in the Atrium 23. All questions should be directed to sross@friscotexas.gov
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022:  The deadline for accepting submissions to Art in the Atrium 23
  • By Wednesday, September 13, 2022:  Selection process and notification to artists
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 7 pm:  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), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). Artists are encouraged to keep a copy of the signed agreement for their records. NOTE: This is the only day artwork will be accepted. Shipping artwork to the location is not permitted. If the artist cannot deliver it, please arrange for delivery by another party. The City of Frisco will not provide return shipping of artworks.
  • Monday, October 3, 2022:  Exhibition opens and Artist Reception
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023:  Exhibition closes
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – 10 am to 2 pm, and 4 to 7 pm:  Artists pick up artwork at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034), 1st floor Executive Conference Room (Rm C130). NOTE: This is the only day artwork can be picked up. If the artist cannot retrieve it, please arrange for artwork pick up by another party.

All artists must provide an artwork description that would help the Public Art Board understand your motivation, themes and/or process.

This opportunity is open to all artists. The City of Frisco does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, or disability.