Community Calls to Artists

AiOP 2021 NORMAL Call for Artists – Art in Odd Places
Deadline: October 29, 2020 (11:59pm EST)

Art in Odd Places (AiOP): NORMAL, curated by Furusho von Puttkammer, invites proposals for its sixteenth annual public art and performance festival taking place from Avenue C to the Hudson River along 14th st in Manhattan, NY. AiOP welcomes innovative multi and interdisciplinary hybrid projects including installation, sculpture, and performance which can be presented in the public realm. We encourage projects that explore & expose the American Mythos, and that actively engage the public.

TUS Temporary Art Exhibits – Tucson Airport Authority
Deadline: October 31, 2020

Tucson Airport invites southern Arizona artists to submit and Artist Interest Form for (7) temporary art exhibits planned for 2021 in the passenger terminal, 7250 South Tucson Blvd. Apply using the easy online application; email ; call 520.573.8187.

Two Public Sculpture Commissions Opportunities – SculptureTucson
Deadline: November 1, 2020

Sculpture 1. A monumental sculpture to be placed at the intersection of Campbell Ave. and Sunrise in Tucson, AZ. The outdoor sculpture should be outdoor and 15 feet or more tall. Commission: Approximately $15,000.
Sculpture 2. A monumental sculpture to be placed at the intersection of Grant Rd. & Tucson Blvd. in Tucson, AZ. The outdoor sculpture should be “funky” with a ‘mid-century Palm Springs feel.’ Commission: Approximately $10,000.
Artists can apply with existing and proposed work. Photos, drawings and project renderings are acceptable for proof of concept and design. Please send an introductory email and digital file to Ryan Hill at by November 1st.

Murals for outdoor nonprofit space at ranch – Child Health & Resilience Mastery (CHARM)
Deadline: n/a (Posted on 10/01/2020)

We are seeking local muralist(s) to help CHARM set the tone for empowered healing in an outdoor space being prepared to serve local families grieving the death or separation from a close family member. Murals would be on corrugated metal siding and would ideally incorporate the surrounding Amado, AZ landscape of Elephant Head and Mt Wrightson, horses, and the nearby observatory. The mission of CHARM to empower children and families to strengthen their resiliency in health-promoting ways should be central to intention of the creative expression. The process could ideally be featured/organized as a community engagement event to include local families and stakeholders in a socially distanced manner, including virtually.

Fire Station 308 Public Art – Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission
Deadline: November 12, 2020 (11am)

The City of Surprise, in conjunction with the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission (SACAC) is seeking qualified artists to propose artwork that will be placed at the new Fire Station 308 facility being constructed at the southeast corner of Litchfield Road and Cactus Road (see included architectural renderings). This feature will serve as an artistic enhancement to the public-facing spaces within the site. This 14,000 square foot multi-bay facility will house an Engine Company, Hazardous Materials Response Team and future ambulance. The artwork is intended to pay tribute to the critical operations that occur within this facility and the men and women that provide these services. This Call is open to all professional artist and artist teams whose body of work and skills or combined skill set are proven for a project of this magnitude and type.

“Self Reflections” Exhibition – Foundry Art Centre
Deadline: November 26, 2020

The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Self Reflections” an exhibition asking all artists how artists reflect on themselves and create self portraits? Whether it’s through abstract expression, photography, sculpture, or traditional portraiture, we want to see how artists recognize themselves in their work and portray themselves to others. Open to all mediums, this exhibition will feature works that explore the world of portraiture in classic and nontraditional forms both online and physically in our gallery space. All two and three dimensional work will be considered for this physical and virtual exhibition.

The 3rd Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition – New York Art Competitions
Deadline: January 12, 2021

New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition. Fine artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora, and artists residing in any of the above, are invited to submit their works for a chance to be selected for promotional awards designed to boost their careers. This year’s awards include a participation in a collective exhibition in New York, an Art Fair, cash prizes and online promotion. Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, printing, and mixed media are eligible. All submitted artwork must be available for sale.

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