Art Around Town 2018
Carbondale Public Arts Commission
c/o Town of Carbondale
511 Colorado Ave.
Entry Deadline: 2/4/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 5
The Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission is seeking fifteen (15) outdoor street sculptures for its annual rotating “Art Around Town” public art. The sculptures are located throughout the Town of Carbondale, with several locations on Main St, the library and along the Rio Grande Trail. The annual show begins Thursday, May 31, 2018, at which time the Carbondale Public Arts Commission will host a public/patron artist reception and for all new artists selected for the 2017-2018 show.
Selected artists will be awarded a $750 honorarium, and the sculpture that is voted “Best-In-Show” will be awarded an additional $1,000 bonus.
All selected sculpture for Art aRound Town will be mounted on marble bases. The Carbondale Public Arts Commission received 40 tons of marble in 2015 and 2016, donated by Colorado Stone Quarries in Marble, CO. The marble bases are an artistic statement in itself, as it represents the cultural environment of the Roaring Fork Valley. It enhances the uniqueness of each sculpture that is placed on the marble. For more information about the marble and the Quarry, please visit the Colorado Stone Quarries documentary.
Interested artists must submit two (2) high resolution views of one image marked “Proposal Image”, which is an image of the piece being submitted for display, along with three (3) additional images showing other examples of artist’s work. Please sumbit seperate aplications for additional proposed pieces. Submitted entries must be of completed work. Please describe sculpture materials in detail and durability to withstand outdoor, year-round conditions.
Please provide contact information including phone, email, mailing address, and current location of proposed sculpture. Installation requirements must be included (please see attached questionnaire for installation requirements). The Town of Carbondale is not able to receive sculpture shipments, on behalf of an artist, and each artist must attend the installation or have an artist representative attend on their behalf.
Selected artist’s will be required to sign a contract with the Town of Carbondale, CO identifying liability requirements, installation and de-installation requirements, and specific information related to the sculpture being on location for one year.
Deadline for entries through CAFÉ is February 4, 2018. Notification of selected artists will be made by March 6, 2018.
For CAFÉ questions, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sculptures must be safe for pedestrians, of appropriate scale for street display, able to withstand high winds and/or substantial temperature changes, easy to maintain in an outdoor mountain environment; freestanding, but attachable to marble pedestal, steel base, or mounting plate (provided by CPAC) for exhibit purposes.
Contact information for Public Works installation crew:
For additional information please visit the Town of Carbondale, CO website or the
“Town of Carbondale, CO Public Art Commission” Facebook page