City of Reno Call for Artists - Attention All Artists!
Reno Art Fest on the River
Reno Art Fest 2017 Call for Artists:
- 20-30 Artists for 2-day juried art fair
- 10x10 booths provided
- Curated exhibition at Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery
- $1000 Best of Show award
- People’s Choice Purchase prize (up to $2000)
Summary: The City of Reno and Sierra Arts Foundation is seeking artists for the 6th annual Reno Art Fest. The Reno Art Fest features a juried art fair at the City Plaza in Downtown Reno, a gallery show of selected works, and the Best of Show prize (selected by the jurors) as well as the People’s Choice Purchase award. Art Fest was formally Art BLAST but has rebranded because the show is now partnering with CWB Events (cwbevents.com) to grow the event with recruitment of national artists. The art fair will be August 19 and 20, 2017 with a reception on Friday the 18th at Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery. The booth fee for selected artists is $75 for a 10’ x 10’ booth; $195 for a 10’ x 20’ booth and; an additional $25 for a Corner Space. There is no fee to apply.
Awards: The Best of Show prize of $1000 is selected by the Reno Art Fest jurors. The People’s Choice Purchase award will be determined by the public through popular vote only during the fair. The City of Reno will purchase the selected artwork (up to $2000) and add it to the public art collection in City Hall.
Selection Criteria: All artists are invited to submit applications to participate. In evaluating artists for participation, jurors will consider the overall quality of the work. Artwork that is inappropriate for public display by the City of Reno will not be considered. (Examples of inappropriate work would include, but are not limited to, pieces that are sexually explicit, or potentially offensive in nature.) Artists must demonstrate they have a sufficient amount of high quality original artwork available for sale in an art fair setting.
Artist Expectations: To be considered, artists must be able to attend both days of the art fair (Saturday, August 19, 10a.m.-6p.m. and August 20, from 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.) Artists must be able to deliver selected work to Sierra Arts Foundation – address below - before August 10, 2017, for inclusion in the Reno Art Fest gallery show at the Sierra Arts Foundation Gallery. Artists will be notified in early May.
Submission Process: Artists must provide the following
- A brief statement describing your artwork
- An artist’s resume
- A portfolio representative of work for sale during the art fair. Portfolio requirements: 10 images, JPEG format (72dpi/1000 pixels on longest side)
- Image inventory with TITLE/MEDIUM/DIMENSION/YEAR/PRICE
- An image or written description of booth setup
Portfolios may be submitted as .pdf or .doc files by email or mail:
Reno Art Fest Submissions
Sierra Arts Foundation
17 S Virginia St #120 , Reno, NV 89501
Send questions and email entries to: email@example.com
Deadline for entries is Friday April 21, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Project Intent: In an effort to improve transportation infrastructure and to enhance the visual aesthetic throughout Carson City, this project will support and encourage bicycling within Carson City while building the city’s public art collection.
Project Details: Each freestanding, sculptural bicycle rack must be designed to accommodate a locking mechanism for bikes. Finish must be low maintenance, ie: stainless steel or powder-coated, durable, weather-resistant coating.
Design Award: Selected artists will be contracted to design one to three (1-3) bike racks. The award for each unique and functional bike design is $500. Artists will be required to visit their assigned installation site(s) in Carson City to take pre-design measurements, gain valuable site-specific inspiration from Muscle Powered sponsors,and ensure compliance with the Carson City Public Right-of-way Policies. Final designs will be reviewed by a Public Art Project Panel for engineering feasibility, aesthetics, and relevance to location prior to award payment.
Fabrication Budget: Local welders will be contracted through a separate process with a budget of $1000 per bike rack to cover all bike rack materials, welding labor, and possible coating/painting. Artists will be paired with welders directly in order to comunicate their designs. Carson City Public Works will be responsible for the transportation and installation of all bike racks.
Artist Eligibility: This RFQ is open to all Northern Nevadan artists and design professionals or teams. Applicant(s) must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. The selection criteria used by the Public Art Project Panel to select applicants includes, but is not limited to:
Contact Person / Questions:
Mark Salinas, Arts & Culture Coordinator
Carson City Visitors Bureau
716 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701