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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Artscape: Call for Artists
Public Art in Downtown Pittsfield
Artscape is a volunteer-led committee in the city of Pittsfield that sponsors an annual outdoor juried exhibition of public art. Artscape’s mission is to enhance the downtown’s character and attract visitors by installing and promoting works of art in various outdoor locations throughout the downtown.
Artscape was also a lead organizer of the 2004 Sheeptacular public art project, as well as the 2006-2007 Art Of The Game public art project that brings art and baseball together in unexpected ways.
Call to Artists for Work
Public art can be monumental and powerful, or diminutive and subtle; it can be painted, assembled, constructed, synthesized or sculpted. Public art is any work created with the specific intent to be placed in a public space; they can be magnets for attention, raise questions, bend our perceptions of a space and place, and alter how we experience our cities.
With this spirit, Pittsfield’s Artscape invites artists to submit proposals for new work in the 2010-2011 exhibition season. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2010. Artists will receive a $1000 honorarium. For more information on how to apply please call 413-499-9348. Click HERE to download a copy of the Proposal Guidelines.
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