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Two Upcoming Opportunities for Local Visual Artists

Posted by on 15 March 2013


We'd like to let you know about two fabulous opportunities for local visual artists:


The City Of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program - Phase II


Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm on April 22, 2013

The City is seeking proposals from artists, artist teams and galleries for the selection and commission of artworks for Phase II of the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program. Selected sculptures will be installed for 24 months at eight highly-visible locations within the City of Pasadena, California. Two of the six loaned artworks may reflect sustainability, water, conservation, electrical, or recycling themes.

Launched in 2011, the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program seeks to create an outdoor art gallery that enlivens the urban landscape and produces a dynamic visual experience for residents and visitors. The Program places existing loaned and newly commissioned sitespecific sculptures on public view in neighborhoods representing all City Council Districts. Exhibition sites are unsupervised and include traffic islands, medians and smaller, more intimate parcels.

Artist honoraria are $3,000 for the loaned artworks and $5,000 for site-specific projects. Loaned artworks must be available for installation by June 30, 2013.

The City is hosting a public meeting to review the Program and the Request for Proposals on April 2 at 6:30 PM at the Armory Center for the Arts, located at 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103.

Additional information can be accessed at: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/arts.

The website includes the full RFP; images, a map and brochure of the Phase I installations; and photos of all Phase II sites.

Please contact the Cultural Affairs office at 626-744-7062 with questions.

Feitelson Arts Award 

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAGA) Associates are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award. The Award was conceived by two seminal Los Angeles modernist painters, Lorser and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson, and friends to encourage young artists early in their careers by awarding grants to support their creative potential. The Award is offered with the generous support of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA) in partnership with the Feitelson Foundation. For an application, CLICK HERE.


This year the Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award will be juried by Ciara S. Eliel, director/curator of modern art at LACMA; Pilar Tompkins Rivas, curator and director of residency programs at the 18th Street Arts Center; and Richard Wyatt, a former instructor of drawing and painting at UC Irvine, Otis Art Institute, and the Watts Towers Art Center, produces art for public and corporate spaces and exhibits smaller-scale works in galleries and museums. 

The Feitelson Arts Fellowship award is granted to an individual who works in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre. The 2013 Feitelson Fellowship winner will receive an award of $5,000 and will be given a solo exhibition in conjunction with COLA 2013 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The Gallery and the Associates are proud to provide funding and support to these Los Angeles-based artists. Past award-winners include Emanuel Tet and Kira Lynn Harris (1999); Dana Maiden (2008); Saul Alvarez (2009); Justin Bower (2010); and Nuttaphol Ma (2011).