ArtScape Public Art on Loan
Entry Deadline: 1/15/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Media Images: 3
The City of Alamosa is accepting entries for the second annual “Alamosa Artscape” Art on Loan Program. This public art program is open to all professional and amateur artists. Artists may submit up to three works. Judging will take place on January 22-28, 2018 and 15 pieces will be selected based on their originality and suitability for outdoor display. Submissions are recommended to be more than two feet in height and valued at no more than $25,000. Applications are due by January 15, 2018.
The 2018 unveiling will be the second year Alamosa will conduct the “Alamosa Artscape” public art display. Public art instills meaning; a greater sense of identity and understanding of where we live, work, and visit – creating memorable experiences for all. Alamosa seeks to display 15 pieces of artwork throughout the downtown in the second year of the program. Artwork will remain on display for a one year period. Throughout the display period, community members will be asked to vote for a “People’s Choice Award.” A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the Artist whose work is selected.
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Alamosa is the central trade community of the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado – a region made up of six rural counties covering 8,193 square miles and bordered by two mountain ranges, the Sangre de Cristo on the east and the San Juan on the west. The population of the City of Alamosa (2014) is approximately 9,115 people and Alamosa County‘s population is 15,870 (2014). We are located approximately four hours southwest of Denver and four hours north of Albuquerque. The Valley, the largest alpine desert in North America, sits at an elevation of 7,800 feet. In the 1850s, Hispanic families from New Mexico were the first to establish permanent settlements in the Valley and the area is home to third and fourth generation Spanish settlement families. Alamosa is a close-knit rural community built on agriculture, health-care, and education economic sectors. A "strong sense of community" is consistently cited as the top reason why residents like living in Alamosa.