March 8, 2023
Public Art News and Events!
New Exhibition: Segments
Double Dragon; sculpture mixed media; Troy Tapia
Sister Visions: Queenchild; Watercolor, pencil and silver leaf on paper; 2022; Ellen Babcock
Landscape Installation; Paul Chandler
A new exhibit at the South Broadway Cultural Center invites reflection on one's point of perspective. Segments creates an anchor moving from self-reflection to physical location and showcases the work of artists Troy Tapia, Ellen Babcock, and Paul Chandler.

The show runs March 7 - April 8 with a reception on Thursday, March 9 from 5-8pm.
Job Opportunity with Public Art
Associate Public Art Projects Coordinator Position Application has been Extended!
The Public Art Urban Enhancement Division is looking for an Associate Public Art Projects Coordinator who will be a supporting team collaborator, who is eager to dive into the multi-faceted process of learning public art project management and general arts administration.

This is an entry level position and an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with artists, government staff, board and commissions, and learn about creative project processes. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2023.
Vision Zero Mural
Partnership between the CABQ Public Art Program, artist Andrew Fearnside, Artful Life, and Vision Zero
The Vision Zero Mural is a 200 foot long mural on the eastern wall of Expo New Mexico, along Louisiana Blvd. Painting begins March 15 and ends April 15.

The mural design emerged from a community engagement process, led by Artful Life, that involved a team of youth who live in the International District in collaboration with artist, Andrew Fearnside. The mural project is designed to promote the City's Vision Zero initiative, which is working toward eliminating traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility, and transportation for all.

From March 15 to April 15, one lane of Louisiana Blvd heading south will be closed Tuesdays through Saturdays between 7 am and 7 pm. Two ABQ Ride bus stops at Copper Ave/Louisiana Blvd and Domingo/Louisiana Blvd will also be closed during the painting activity. All other bus stops will remain open during this time.
Sawmill Public Art Dedication
The City's Public Art Program is proud to announce a new installation at Sawmill by artist Thomas Sayre at the end of March.

The installation consists of four earth cast vessels in the shape of water containers from different cultures. Earth casting is a process where very large shapes are dug from earth and filled with concrete mixed with iron oxide, along with structural supports.

More information about the dedication will be coming soon!
Calls for Artists Opening Soon!
Sandia Science & Technology Park
Public Art Project
The Albuquerque Arts Board and Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) have partnered to offer an opportunity to partner artists with scientists and innovators from the SS&TP resident companies to develop technology-based public art for the area.

Founded in 1998, the SS&TP is a 340-acre, master-planned technology community. Associated with Sandia National Laboratories and adjacent to Kirtland Air Force Base, SS&TP resident companies have access to world-class facilities, technologies, scientists, and engineers.

Check the Public Art Opportunities for Artists webpage often for when the call opens!
Balloon Museum Annular Eclipse Temporary Art Project
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Temporary Art Project aims to activate the Balloon Museum's celebration of the 2023 Annular Eclipse which will take place during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, October 7-15. The Balloon Museum is located at the center of the eclipse path where maximum obscuration of the Sun in Albuquerque will be at 10:35 am.

Four primary sites have been identified for digital, light projections, 2D and 3D art and more, but other sites may be available. Conceptual proposals around themes that include science, flight, exploration, and astronomy are encouraged. Four artists and their projects will be selected for an award of $10,000 each.

Check the Public Art Opportunities for Artists webpage often for when the call opens!
Mayor's Creative Youth Corps (MCYC)
City Recruiting for 2023 MCYC
Summer mentorship provides youth arts based leadership opportunities and a chance for local organizations to engage youth
MCYC is a professional development, paid summer internship program for youth interested in arts-based leadership opportunities.

The MCYC application is now open for any interested rising high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates living in the Albuquerque metro area. Each MCYC participant will be assigned to a different host site and work closely with a mentor to develop skills in the creative sector between June 1st through July 28th.

Interested youth should fill out and submit the MCYC 2023 Application by March 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
Artist Opportunities and Resources
Request for Qualifications for Mural Project in Johnson City, TN
The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking qualifications from artists or art teams for the commission of a mural to be located in downtown Johnson City. There are three themes provided for artistic inspiration when developing the mural design: progress, encouragement, and welcoming.

This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18. Applicants must reside within the United States. The selected artist(s) will be paid $16,500 for the commissioned work.

Deadline: March 24, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants

This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in financial need who are creating in the visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography.

Only artists creating their own, independent work, with recent and ongoing opportunities for the public to experience that work, are eligible.

Applications Close: March 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm EDT
Creative Capital 2024 Grant Cycle

The Creative Capital 2024 Grant Cycle "Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact," will award grants up to $50,000 per artist project.

Artists are invited to propose experimental, risk-taking projects in the visual arts and film/moving image, which push boundaries formally and thematically, and/or venture into wild, out-there, never-before-seen concepts and future universes real or imagined.

Deadline: March 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT