• February 18, 2019

Seeking Artists to Design Odessa Traffic Boxes - Odessa American: Calendar

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Odessa , TX

Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical along the intersections of 52nd Street and Tanglewood Lane, 52nd Street and JBS Parkway, and the East and West entrances of Music City Mall.

The boxes will become part of the identity of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining twenty already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Summer 2019.

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4,000 to create the artwork. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Odessa artists, residents, and business owners and three finalists will be selected, based upon the criteria below. Finalists will be paid a $500 stipend to develop a proposal and present it to the panel. One artist or designer will be awarded the commission, based upon their proposal, presentation and references.

Criteria for selection of finalists: Artistic excellence as demonstrated by past work and shown in the submitted materials, understanding of the project and ability to create work that responds to the goals of the project, and ability to create a work that will be durable and easy to maintain for an expected life span of at least five years,

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Finalists will be selected in early April. Finalist proposals will be due in May and the commission will be awarded in June.

Submission requirements: A typed Letter of Interest (no longer than a page); current artistic resume including contact information (no longer than three pages); up to five digital images of previous work, submitted electronically (Images must be JPEG file format and should be labeled with a number indicating the viewing order and the artist’s last name. Images must be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side and must be “high quality” JPEG file format at 300 dpi.); a corresponding image list with image number, title, medium, dimensions, brief description, and date of work; and three references with current contact information including phone numbers and emails.

For photos of the original 12 boxes, visit odessaarts.org/publicart.

To apply, visit https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=2125.

For more information, call 337-1492 or email asst@odessaarts.org.

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Website: https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=2125
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