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City of Reno Call for Artists - Attention All Artists! 

Reno Art Fest on the River 

 Reno Art Fest on the River flyer that has 3 ombre circles with event information and 7 blue lines with event features: event will be on August 19 and 20 from 10:00-6:00 pm on the City of Reno Plaza, featuring 60 artists, live music, a beer garden, wine tasting, and food trucks

Reno Art Fest 2017 Call for Artists:

Call for Artists - Reno Art Fest 2017

  • 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 ( 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)
  • 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:

Deadline for entries is Friday April 21, 2017 4:00 p.m.  

Carson City Bike Rack Call for Artists flyer, muscle powered logo, carson city logo, application requirements

Overview: The Carson City Visitors Bureau in partnership with Muscle Powered is seeking artists’ qualifications for the design of five (5) bike racks at high visibility locations in Downtown Carson City. Five (5) locations along Carson Street have been selected for immediate design and fabrication to debut at Carson City’s Off-Road Epic Rides June 16-18, 2017. All bike racks will become part of Carson City’s public art collection.

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:

1. Demonstrated experience in design, fabrication, or installation of public art
2. Demonstrated experience and in working collaboratively
3. A developed and consistent body of work
4. Artistic merit, conceptual innovation, design
Request for Qualification Requirements:
1. One (1) page letter of interest and introduction (pdf)
2. Resume with two (2) references (contact email and phone) (pdf)
4. Up to ten (10) images (jpegs/pdfs at 1MB max each) demonstrating artistic eligibility
5. One (1) page image descriptions (pdf)
Deadline: The deadline for receipt of all materials is April 30, 2017.
Send to: Subject line: RFQ Application
Confirmation receipts will be sent within 24 hours.

Contact Person / Questions:
Mark Salinas, Arts & Culture Coordinator
Carson City Visitors Bureau
716 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701

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