Title 2-D Public Art: One-Year Loan
Organization Bastrop Art in Public Places
Closing Date Friday, March 30, 2018
Location Bastrop, TX

2018 2D Artist Call

BASTROP 2018 2-Dimensional Art Project Bastrop Art in Public Places

City of Bastrop, TX
Bastrop, TX is a unique blend of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a delightful selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Nearby neighborhoods have over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored. A Texas Main Street City since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character, promote heritage tourism and extend its welcome. Bastrop is a designated Cultural Arts District by the Texas Art Commission.
The 2018 Bastrop 2-Dimensional Art Project (“2-D Art”) is an annual program of the Bastrop Art in Public Places Board and the City of Bastrop. The 2018 2-D Art is in its second year and was adopted to adorn the City of Bastrop’s public buildings with original art. This highly visible and accessible 2-D Art exhibition will serve as an art destination for the residents of Bastrop County and Central Texas, as well as, visitors to the area. Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry and creativity unique to this exhibition. The 2-D Art submissions will be selected through a juried process and will be on loan to be installed in Bastrop public buildings for one full year.

The addresses for the 3- D call and the 2-D have been merged, so please note the deadline for the 2-call Is MARCH 30, 2018.

The 2-D Art artists will be honored at an appreciation and awards ceremony with the date yet to be determined.

2018 Call for Entries
You are invited to submit your 2-D art to be displayed for the year-long public exhibit.

The following criteria are required:

1. The 2-D Art call is open in regards to theme and can be in any medium including but not limited to painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, fiber art. etc. Artist’s produced wood block, lithograph, and serigraphy are acceptable. No reproductions of original art will be accepted. The framed size must be between 576 sq. inches and 2160 sq. inches. Please note that larger exhibit spaces are more abundant than the smaller spaces at this time. The call is open to all artists without geographic distinctions or restrictions.

2. The 2-D art will be on loan for one calendar year starting on April 23, 2018 in public buildings such as City Hall, the Public Library, and the Convention Center. The public can view the art during posted hours of operation for each location. To view the public buildings visit: www.cityofbastrop.org. The2- D art will not be removed or “for sale” during the duration of the exhibit.

3. Each artist may submit up to two images of original 2-D Art for consideration . A high resolution digital photograph of at least 300 dpi and 5×7 size is required to be juried, as well as, for use in marketing collateral to include by not limited to: websites, social media and print. Please note that the quality of the photograph can influence the jury process. No substitutions will be allowed after the juried process has been completed. Send all photos, including, an artist’s photo by email to baippcalltoartists@gmail.com. Please be sure to fill in your artist interpretation of your art on the Bio Sheet.

4. Pending City Council approval of the selected artist exhibitors, the BAIPP will install up to 16 (sixteen)2-D art projects. Selection will be done by a blind jurying process by a pool of jurors chosen by BAIPP. The judging for awards will be done after the installation of the 2-D art by another blind panel of jurors. Prizes will be : $1000 for “gold,” $750 for “silver”, $500 for “bronze”, and $200 for “honorable mention” for each of the three remaining winners.

5. Pending available funds, and approval by the City, BAIPP may purchase one or more 2-D art projects to be added to the City’s permanent collection.

6. Thirty (30) who have made the first cut will meet with a BAIPP representative at 11:00 a.m at City Hall, 1311 Chestnut Street. The top 16 will be chosen while you are enjoying lunch and a tour of the Lost Pine Art Center at 1204 Chestnut Street. The art must be delivered in person. BAIPP will not accept or return art through the mail or other carrier, such as UPS or Fed-Ex. The 2-D art must be professionally presented with appropriate hardware including a flat D-ring style ring on the back with wire. BAIPP reserves the right to reject any piece at the time of delivery if the framing is not professional in presentation and appearance. Insurance against damage, theft and the elements will be the responsibility of the City of Bastrop.

7. All artists selected to exhibit an art piece will be required to sign and Artist’s agreement with the City of Bastrop that will detail the rights and responsibilities of all parties related to staging, installation , security, materials, liability and removal, etc.

2018 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE ————————————————————————————————————————————-
For artist or event information, please contact ANNE BECK phone 512 581-1505 or baippcalltoartists@gmail.com As your submission is received along with your picture and bio sheet, Anne Beck will send you an email of acknowledgement. Thank you for your interest in our call. Last year we had 70 entries. We hope to have even more this year.

Website http://baipp.org/