Call for Artists/Galleries in AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX & UT
Call for Artists
New Mexico AIPP 2013 Purchase Initiative
August 9 – September 23, 2013
Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Arts is pleased to announce the 2013 Purchase Initiative. Professional artists and galleries in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah are invited to submit qualifications along with three professional quality images of artwork available for purchase. Artists must currently reside in the states listed above. Galleries located in these states may submit qualifications on behalf of artists represented by the gallery, regardless of residency. Finalists may be required to submit verifiable proof of residency prior to being awarded a purchase contract.
The objective of the Purchase Initiative is to diversify the state's public art collection by purchasing artwork from artists in all stages of their careers. All media in all genres, suitable for both interior and exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance, and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
Artwork will be purchased for publicly accessible buildings throughout the State of New Mexico. The facilities encompass a broad range of use including, but not limited to, amphitheaters, animal shelters, community centers, courthouses, educational institutions, fire stations, healthcare facilities, recreation complexes, rest areas, senior centers, etc. Participating sites will have a total budget equal to 1% of recent capital outlay allocations for new construction or renovation projects. New Mexico Arts will administer a maximum of two purchase contracts per site.
Art work submitted should fall in the range of $1,000 - $40,000, all inclusive. Purchase contracts will be limited to a $1,000 minimum for each piece or each series. Upon submission, the price of the artwork is considered all inclusive of the following: materials, labor, insurance, taxes, commissions, fees, delivery, travel, museum quality framing under Plexiglas, security-hanger installation, pedestal for small and large 3-dimensional works, Plexiglas bonnet for small 3-dimensional works, project plaque, as well as written and professional photographic documentation of the artwork. Participating sites have a predetermined 1% budget so price fluctuations will not be allowed after the submission deadline.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is 11:59pm (MDT) on September 23, 2012. The Art in Public Places Program uses the CaFÉ electronic application and selection process online at http://www.callforentry.org. ONLY applications submitted through the CaFÉ system will be accepted.
About New Mexico Arts’ Art in Public Places Program:
The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through innovative and diverse public art.
Since its inception in 1986, the program has placed more than 3,000 works of art in all of New Mexico’s 33 counties. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico.
Through a fair and open public process, committees made up of local and regional representatives work with New Mexico Arts staff to select artwork for their communities. The Art in Public Places program then commissions large-scale projects that are designed for integration directly into the architecture of a building, or the program purchases existing original artwork to be placed in public buildings permanently or on loan.
The following information will provide a brief overview of the One Percent (1%) for Art legislation and the process employed to select works of art for communities throughout New Mexico. An AIPP Project Coordinator will be assigned to every project and will facilitate the art selection process.
About New Mexico Arts:
New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, is the state arts agency. New Mexico Arts administers the state’s One Percent for Public Art program, awards grants to nonprofit organizations for arts and cultural programs in their communities across the state, and provides technical assistance and educational opportunities for organizations, artists, and arts educators throughout New Mexico.
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