Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Call to Artists: Decorate City Hall Plaza (Montpelier, Vermont)

Poster for Art Contest city Hall Plaza 

Montpelier Alive seeks proposals for a set of banners or banner-like works of art to be hung on the light poles in front of Montpelier City Hall from June 1 through October 15, 2011. City Hall Plaza is a highly visible location in the heart of Vermont’s bustling capital city that has displayed a variety of solid color and photographic banners over the past eight years. The successful new design will be a creative response to the plaza, the city and its surroundings. Designs will be judged on their creativity, visual impact from the street, and durability.

DETAILS:
The plaza has six light posts, each with two sets of horizontal banner arms. The twelve pairs of arms are 43.5” from the top of each arm to the bottom of each arm and are each 18” wide. The new work of art should fill the available space on all six light poles (individual arms may be removed) and must be able to withstand summer weather conditions for five months. It may be mechanically reproduced or hand-crafted. The design must not include any words or graphic references that can be construed as advertising and must be appropriate for a public place. Montpelier Alive can provide information on dimensions of past banners and on past mechanical reproduction methods upon request.

PRIZE:
One winning artist will receive:
$800 fee for materials and honoraria
One month to complete and install the new work
Completed project will be on display from June through October 2011

More details and submission guidelines: http://www.montpelieralive.org/cityhallplaza

Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2011