Thursday, March 29, 2007

Nashville Call-to-Artists

Hurry! Deadline is soon!

Request for Qualifications, Nashville, TN

Deadline Monday, April 2, 2007, 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time: Project Budget: $45,000.

Nashville Children’s Theatre seeks artists to construct a large sculpture of a dragon that will welcome visitors to the renovated and expanded theatre facility on 2nd Avenue South in downtown Nashville. This project, open to Southeastern Regional Artists, will be located in the courtyard directly across from the front entrance to the expanded lobby, acting as an icon and representation of the Theatre’s history, mission and values.The complete Call to artists is available on Nashville Children’s Theatre website – The direct link to the Call to Artists is

For more information, please contact Nashville Children’s Theatre at or visit the website

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Art in the Airport - Nashville

The deadline for Arts at the Airport’s 2007-2008 Flying Solo Call for Proposals is FRIDAY, APRIL 6th at 4:00pm. The Call for Proposals can be found at:

If you have any questions, please contact Curator Andee Rudloff at:

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Public Art Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 5
3:00-5:00 P.M.
University of Memphis, Jones Hall Room 212

This panel discussion is geared toward art students, faculty and anyone who might be interested in hearing more about public art including how it can be used to engage students on college campuses. The panelists will include artists who have completed UrbanArt Commission projects as well as arts professionals who will comment on the importance and effectiveness of public art in our community.

And don't forget about the Tom Otterness lecture!
Thursday, April 5
7:00 P.M.
University of Memphis, Rose Theater

Tom Otterness, a high profile public artist from New York, will be presenting a slide lecture about his artwork and his successful career as a public artist.

Both events are free and open to the public, seating will be limited based on first come first serve. If you have additional questions about these events (including where to park) please contact Mel Spillman 525.0880, or by email
We hope to see you there!

These programs are sponsored by an ABC Grant from the Greater Memphis Arts Council.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Alonzo Davis

Just received an email from Alonzo Davis, formerly at MCA, now residing in Washington, DC, announcing his show "Sky Ladders" at the Resident Artist Gallery at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD.

Alonzo completed a couple of public art projects for the UAC, including the terrazzo floor in the vestibule at the Central Library, which was a collaboration with Pinkney Herbert.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Opportunity in New Mexico

New Mexico Arts, Art in Public Places Program & the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Budget: $225,000.000
Receipt Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2007, 5:00 p.m. MST

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the University of New Mexico seek to commission artwork for the new Architecture Building located on the main campus in Albuquerque, NM. The committee seeks a timeless, highly visual original artwork that will enhance the exterior of the building. The committee is interested in artwork that makes use of light in any or all of its forms including but not limited to projected images, LCD, neon, and natural light. While the selected artist may make use of any or all of the building’s exterior, the focus of the work should be on the main 25’ x 48’ wall that has been designated for this purpose.
The project is open to all artists residing in the United States. Artists must receive a prospectus to apply.

For more information or to receive a prospectus, visit the website at or contact New Mexico Arts, PO Box 1450, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1450, telephone 800-879-4278 (in-state) or 505-827-6490 or email Please request prospectus #186.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Sculpture on the Move

Local artist Mark Nowell reports that his well-known sculpture "Open Container", located at the corner of Union and McLean will soon have a new home with a "local eccentric and lover of contemporary art."

Mark has created 2 City of Memphis Projects, "A Center in the Universe" at the Katie Sexton Community Center, 1235 Brown Street,

and "Sparks" at Hickory Hill Police Precinct, 3840 Ridgeway Road.