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Call for Artists

Sierra Arts Foundation 2020 Exhibition Proposals

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

The Sierra Arts Gallery welcomes artists and curators to submit exhibition proposals for the 2020 exhibition year. Proposals including 3 or more artists are encouraged, but solo and 2 person shows will also be considered.

The Sierra Arts Foundation’s mission as a local arts agency since 1971 is to be the region’s premier arts organization with an emphasis on teaching, nurturing and supporting the arts in our community. Sierra Arts strives to provide education opportunities for artists of all ages, as well as development and training, financial support and promotional and marketing assistance. Sierra Arts creates and manages spaces and venues throughout our community for artists to perform and display their work.

 An application can be found on their website.


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Signal Box 2019 Call for Artists


March 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm


The Project is OPEN to artists in a regional area encompassing Nevada and Northern California with experience in public art projects.


A public art project which creates new artwork for public display within the City of Reno utilizing selected signal boxes located throughout Reno. Goals of this project include: transforming utilitarian structure into an art form, increasing public awareness of art, broadening viewers' perspectives of public spaces within the City, and fostering a sense of place on Reno's streets. The artist(s) selected should have demonstrated experience working in public locations subject to vandalism. Artwork will be selected based on the quality of design and have a 5-year life expectancy.

Download a PDF of further submission requirements.

Download a design submission template.

Submissions must be emailed to the Public Art Coordinator.



Prescott Valley, Arizona Call for Artists

Presott Valley is a quickly growing town of almost 50,000 people located in the high desert of northern Arizona. They have been working to share arts and culture programs with their community through the Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation Department and Prescott Valley Arts & Culture Commission. The Art at the Center program is a free program which invites artists to apply to exhibit their durable, outdoor sculptures for public display at the Civic Center/Library/Police Department campus. Applications are juried by the Arts and Culture Commission and local, working artists. The application is shared with organizations and individuals throughout the southwest and has yielded a beautiful display of sculptures in the town.


March 29, 2019

An application can be found on their website.


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Midtown Public Art Project Call for Artists


Friday, April 5, 2019


The RACC is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in developing a large-scale public art project in the Midtown District of Reno that reflects the vibrancy and community of one of Reno’s emerging cultural districts in conjunction with a street reorientation project led by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County. The Midtown District of Reno is an up-and-coming area just south of downtown Reno with many restaurants, shops, and small businesses.

Submit your qualifications online through CODAWORX by April 5, 2019 to be
considered for this commission.

For more information download a PDF.

For questions contact to the Public Art Coordinator.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by 5:00 pm

The City of Reno is now seeking an artist to serve as the first City Artist. The mission of this program is to promote visual artists living in Reno, to highlight visual art in the community, and to engage with the public through visual art. The City Artist will also have the opportunity to learn about the local government process and engage with constituents about their art.


To be considered for the position of City Artist, an artist must be a Reno resident and be able to
complete the duties listed below. This position is open to visual artists.

Download a PDF with further submissions guidelines.

Submit completed applications packets to the Public Art Coordinator.


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Public Art Proposals 

For artists and constituents who are interested in submitting a public art proposal on City of Reno right-of-way please refer to the Public Art page of this website.  Currently, the Public Art Committee and Reno Arts & Culture Commission is not accepting new project proposals for funding requests outside of City of Reno right-of-way. 


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