2013 Gloucester MA HarborWalk - Public Art Challenge


Entry Deadline: 2/8/13
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2


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Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6


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Total projects shared budget: $47,000 Application Deadline: February 8, 2013 Open to: National call, all US artists, all media FOR THE COMPLETE AND FULL CALL: please visit http://www.ghwalk.org. Artists who want to apply, keep the complete CALL on hand as you will need it to answer questions in the application. All artist submit application online, via the CaFÉ™ website only (www.callforentry.org) OVERVIEW: The Gloucester Committee for the Arts, on behalf of the City of Gloucester, MA, is seeking professional artist/s and/or artist team(s) for 3 new public art commissions. Artists are asked to submit proposals, design, create and complete new public art work in downtown Gloucester for our 2012 designed HarborWalk. Downtown Gloucester has residents, a vibrant Main Street, a working waterfront, and our famous harbor. The City sees an extraordinary opportunity to incorporate and spotlight the arts with this open Call. This Call is an invitation to all National, Regional and Local artists from the United States. The City of Gloucester encourages artists working in all creative arts to apply. The total project budget is $47,000 which will be distributed as follows: $20,000 for one (1) permanent project; two (2) additional commissions will be awarded totaling $27,000, at least one of which must be temporary. (The minimum project budget is $7500. This flexibility is intended to encourage artists to consider a range of size and scope of projects. The allocation of the $27,000 between these two prizes will be determined by the Jury.) All applicants must identify how their proposed project is significant to Gloucester in content and to the Gloucester HarborWalk in particular. These public art project(s) are opportunities to honor and embrace Gloucester’s long and continued arts legacy and rich cultural diversity, and to celebrate artists. Introducing their ideas into public spaces is a key goal for public art, and what we aspire to for this Call. Public art throughout Gloucester is a means to engage and involve our local community, those who visit for the first time, as well as those who experience Gloucester daily. These public art projects will become part of the identity of Gloucester and contribute to a collection of outstanding public art already in our City. FOR THE COMPLETE AND FULL CALL: please visit http://www.ghwalk.org. SELECTION PROCESS AND JURY PANEL This Call for Entries is limited to 500 entrants. This is a two-step, open-competition, formal review and selection process, administered by the CFTA. Stage One will short list at least nine (9) semi-finalists and Stage Two will produce the three (3) finalists who will be awarded the commissions. We are delighted to announce that the panel for selection of the 3 finalists will include, among others, these distinguished jurors: Andrée Bober, Landmarks Director, The University of Texas, Austin, TX http://landmarks.utexas.edu/ Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA http://www.pem.org/ Peter Sollogub/Chris Muskopf, Architects, Cambridge Seven Associates, MA. http://www.c7a.com/ PLEASE NOTE: You have 6 photographs to describe your concept and project for this CALL. Please refer to the complete Call; do not send images of past work. What 6 images should you include? The photographs can depict your sketches, design board, drawings, rough plans, macquettes, models--- whatever best suits your ideas to describe the concept and project for this challenge only. First Round / The CFTA will conduct a BLIND REVIEW of the images submitted All proposals will be reviewed by the CFTA anonymously. The application requires that submissions—images and text-- be free of any identification as to who is applying (logos, essays, web links, etc) at certain key points within the CALL. Failure to comply with these requests will result in de-qualification. Names and affiliations will be added for semi-finalists and finalists during the CALL challenge. The opportunity to compete for this project is open to all professional artists and/or design teams/professionals, age 18 or older, residing in the United States. Open to all media; artists working in all creative art forms. If you have a good idea, but do not feel that you have the experience necessary in a certain area, consider a team approach so you will qualify. TIMELINE ●CFTA is pleased to announce and publish the opening call: Café: Call for Entry , December 10, 2012 ●Information Sessions: January 12, 2013, 10AM Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library ●Deadline for entries: Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00PM ●Round One: CFTA deliberation, Selection Semi-Finalists: March 2013 ●Exhibition to celebrate Semi-Finalists March/April 2013, TBD ●Round Two: Jury deliberation, Selection 3 Finalists April 2013 ●Finalists notified/announced April 2013 ●Prepare and execute contracts April/May 2013 ●Initial payment issued May 2013 ●Installation As early as June 2013 * Permanent: Installation as early as June 2013, or completed/finished within 18 months from signed contract. *Temporary: Installation/event, and de-installation (where applicable), As early as June 2013-Oct 2014 (opportunity for optimal season per artwork). The temporary nature of the art could be extended for several months, depending on the materials and quality of the installation and any maintenance needs for the artwork. ●Finalist projects officially open: TBD ●Final de-installation if applicable: TBD Dates are tentative and subject to change. Artist agree to sign a contract with the City of Gloucester, carry personal liability insurance, and be willing to meet all contractual obligations. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact: gharborwalk@gmail.com subject line Public Art. The City of Gloucester reserves the right to extend or shorten the period of time that the artists registration is active and to alter any aspect of the selection process in any way for its own convenience at any time. "All projects are for exterior works of art on available PUBLIC space within, on, along or seen from the Gloucester HarborWalk." Please note: erratum/typo, p 16, Available Site Locations, last paragraph should read: For this CALL no building wall surface is available that is PRIVATE FAQs WILL BE POSTED BELOW Q. Have you reached 500? A. No. We would encourage you to submit. We have no idea how many artists will apply. 500 is the default for a package that CaFE offers. We encourage artists to apply early; if the application is incomplete at admin stage there would be time for them to append and still make the deadline. Q: Can I propose more than one concept? A: Yes. The Call specifies that artists may submit up to two (2) concept/proposals.For clarification, a submission may be submitted by a collaborative team, but each Artist may only be associated with up to two (2) proposals. Do not enter two concepts in one proposal. Q: Can I incorporate an interactive element in my proposal. A: Yes. Q: Can I incorporate functionality into my proposal. A: Yes. Q: Is there an award to the 9 semi-finalists to develop the final proposal? A: No. The concept/proposals originally submitted will be what is judged for the selection of the finalists/awards. Q. Are there available site(s) in the harbor? A. Any artists wishing to install artwork in the water will need to be alerted to the fact that they will be required to meet additional conditions (reviews by different city agencies, permitting requirements, a different criteria of responsibility for installation and maintenance). Q. Can I start an application and return to it at a later time? A. Yes. As long as you have not yet submitted the application, you may return to work on it at any time before the deadline. Q. JUROR BIOGRAPHIES? Andrée Bober, Landmarks Director, The University of Texas at Austin, TX Andrée Bober works with some of the most promising and admired artists of our time to build the public art collection for The University of Texas at Austin. As founding director of Landmarks, Bober’s inspired initiative was to partner with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to bring twenty-eight modern and contemporary sculptures on long-term loan to the university’s main campus. Her acquisitions for the public art collection include works by Mark di Suvero and Sol LeWitt. She has led commissions by artists Ben Rubin and James Turrell. Bober curates an ongoing series of video art called Landmarks Video that features a different artist each month. Previously, she was Deputy and Interim Director for the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, leading the project to build Zaha Hadid’s first American building. Prior to CAC, Bober led curatorial and administrative projects for institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and the Bard Graduate Center for the Study of Decorative Arts. Bober’s diverse background includes painting conservation, which she studied in Vienna. http://landmarks.utexas.edu/ Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA Trevor Smith is the inaugural Curator of Contemporary Art at the Peabody Essex Museum. With 800,000 objects, nearly one million photographs, and other holdings, PEM has the 4th largest collection in the country! In 2010 Smith launched FreePort, a program exploring the role of trade, exchange and translation in the dynamics of cultural change. Evoking PEM's 18th-century origins in global trade, FreePort facilitates the exchange of ideas across disciplines critical to the evolution of a 21st century museum. Smith’s FreePort commissions have included Charles Sandison, Marianne Mueller, Susan Philipsz, Peter Hutton, Michael Lin and Candice Breitz. FreePort [No. 006]: Nick Cave opens March 2, 2013. Trevor Smith brings 20 years of expertise as a contemporary curator. Previous highlights include Curator, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC; Biennale of Sydney; Director of Canberra Contemporary Art Space; and the Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2011 Smith co-curated the 3rd Singapore Biennial. http://www.pem.org/ Peter Sollogub/Chris Muskopf, Architects, Cambridge Seven Associates, Cambridge, MA Cambridge Seven Associates, a global architecture and design firm, was founded in 1962. Peter Sollogub has been a principal designer for many of Cambridge Seven’s best-known museum and aquarium projects (Chattanooga, Baltimore, Greensboro, Virginia, Osaka, and Genoa). His recent completed projects include the Gloucester Harborwalk; Virginia Beach District Master Plan; exhibits for the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island; planning and conceptual design for Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Science Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the University of Miami Rosenstiel School Of Marine and Atmospheric Science Master Plan and Laboratories; and the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. Current work includes the new Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Facility for the University of Miami, and the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame. For over thirty years, he has also maintained teaching appointments at Harvard, MIT, the Boston Architectural Center, RISD, and others. Chris Muskopf has been the project manager most recently for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, which features 20,000 square feet of exhibits as part of an overall $30M project in Calgary. He also was project manager for CBS Scene in Foxborough, and design leader for projects including the Gloucester HarborWalk, renovations for the Museum of Science, and the Franklin Park Zoo. Muskopf has prior work experience in a variety of design firms including Stoss Landscape Urbanism & Brian Healy Architects. He received his Masters of Architecture from MIT and has served as a guest critic for various universities including MIT, Northeastern University, Boston http://www.c7a.com/ At the time of publication of the Call on December 8, 2012, the CFTA welcomed the University of Texas Landmarks museum Director, Andrée Bober;the Peabody Essex Museum Curator of Contemporary Art, Trevor Smith; and teaming up for Cambridge Seven Associates, architects Peter Sollogub and Chris Muskopf, to participate on the jury panel. Joining these distinguished experts on the jury panel are Gloucester citizens John Bell, Phil Cusumano, Morgan Faulds Pike and Jeff Weaver. The CFTA is grateful to the jurors for volunteering their time and considerable talent to help the artists and this process! ●John Bell, Business, Civic and Political Leader, Gloucester, MA John Bell is currently active Chairman of the Northeast Seafood Coalition, a board member of Wellspring House, and is also engaged in several volunteer civic and political activities. Third- generation born, raised and schooled in Gloucester, MA, Bell was a co-founder and president of CPS Direct, Inc., for 34 years. CPS was an INC 500 direct marketing services company. Bell served as two-term City Councilor, City Council President, and three-term Mayor of Gloucester. Bell has great appreciation of the Cape Ann Museum and other institutions and organizations in town, and for the community’s ties to art and culture. He comes from a long family line of entrepreneurs with a civic commitment to the City who contributed to its betterment, and who shared great support for the arts. ●Phil Cusumano, Artist and Licensed Captain, Gloucester, MA Born and raised in Gloucester, MA, artist Phil Cusumano focuses on commercial fishing, marine imagery and still life as subjects for his art. He has completed numerous commissions. Cusumano grew up as a second generation commercial fisherman. He continues to captain vessels. At sea when he wasn’t working on deck hauling back the net and working with the fish, he would sketch some of what he saw around him. Cusumano is an active civic volunteer and currently a member of the waterways board. He studied commercial and fine arts at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston. The school’s alumni include Robert McCloskey, John Nesta, and Paul McCobb. Influenced by his study with internationally known Rockport artist, John Terelak, Cusumano worked primarily in watercolors from 1972-1988. Since that time he has concentrated on oil paintings. Cusumano previously owned a commercial sign and graphic business for 12 years; many of those business signs still stand. He also did the graphic work on the St. Peter’s Fiesta altar, Gloucester, MA. http://www.philcusumanoart.com/ ●Morgan Faulds Pike, Artist, Gloucester, MA Morgan Faulds Pike is a sculptor and designer in Gloucester who is best know for her twelve foot high bronze and granite, Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, on Stacy Boulevard. Faulds Pike earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the School for the Arts at Boston University in 1975. She has completed dozens of public and private commissions in wood, bronze, and stone. Her training in human anatomy and the techniques of classical drawing and sculpture has enabled her to design for a wide variety of architectural contexts. Prior to 1981 she was employed by C. B. Fisk, Inc., Pipe Organ Builders, here in Gloucester, Massachusetts, as a cabinetmaker, designer draftsman, and sculptor. She is married to musician and pipe organ builder, David C. Pike, Executive Vice President and Tonal Director of C.B. Fisk Inc. They recently designed and built a timber frame house and studio near Goose Cove. http://morganfauldspike.com/ ●Jeff Weaver, Artist, Gloucester, MA Jeff Weaver has resided and worked in Gloucester since 1972, drawn to its simultaneous state of bridging the present day with pervasive history. Weaver grew up in Framingham and Burlington, Ma, and attended the Boston Museum School. Since a very young age, Weaver was drawing incessantly; one childhood highlight included his father arranging a visit to Norman Rockwell. In his early years in Gloucester he supported himself at various waterfront jobs and numerous commissions including over 30 murals painted throughout the city. Since the 1990s he returned to his fine art pursuits and has a studio and gallery on Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. His work is included in many private and public collections, including the Cape Ann Museum. http://www.jeffweaverfineart.com/



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