Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists for ARTsites 2014, its third multi-site public art initiative.
Artists with public art experience may submit up to six existing works for consideration, or propose new work with proper concept drawings and/or models. Sculpture should have a strong visual impact and must be of a scale suitable for outdoor display; of sound design, free-standing, and suitable for public viewing; and able to withstand an outdoor, high-traffic, unmonitored environment with little or no maintenance. Selected artists will receive a grant of $2,500 for the temporary loan of the work, insurance, installation and de-installation. There is no fee to enter.
ARTsites 2014 is a year-long public art exhibit that will take place at up to 12 sites throughout Howard County. Sites and artwork will be selected from submissions by a panel of arts and public art professionals. The goal of ARTsites 2014 is to make art more accessible to the entire community by placing sculpture at sites throughout Howard County. The sculptures will serve as visual anchor points that will enhance and activate community spaces.
Complete guidelines and submission information are available on the HCAC website, www.hocoarts.org, at the Howard County Center for the Arts, or by calling 410-313-2787. Deadline for all submissions is October 25, 2013.