Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 16th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline for artists to apply is Monday, February 24, 2014. Applications are now available online at www.callforentry.org.
Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. The 2014-2015 exhibit will be installed June 2014 through May 2015.
Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Selected artwork will be exhibited throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.
Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. The lead juror for the 2014-2015 exhibit is Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Chief Curator for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. In his position at FAC, Milteer oversees the museum’s collection and has curated original temporary exhibitions such as Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop; James Turrell: Trace Elements; William Kentridge: The World is Process, Conflict|Resolution, Mikel Glass: The Discarded, Colorado Springs Abstract, and Colorado Sublime: Selections from the Loo Family Collection. He was also Fine Arts Center curator for the travelling exhibitions NASA|ART: 50 Years of Exploration, Impressionist and Modern Masters from the New Orleans Museum of Art, and The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collection. Milteer has also worked for the Denver Art Museum and has been a lecturer for the University of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
Art on the Streets is managed as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Community Ventures, Inc. The program is presented by Founding Sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from generous corporate and individual donors.