Title Call for Artists: Traffic Box Art
Organization Odessa Arts Council
Closing Date Thursday, February 28, 2019
Location Odessa, TX

Odessa Arts announces a call for Artists for Traffic Box Project

Odessa, TX – Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes. The boxes will become part of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining twenty already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Summer 2019.

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes.
These four boxes are located at the intersections of 52nd & Tanglewood, 52nd & JBS Parkway, and the East and West entrances of Music City Mall. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.
Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Odessa artists, residents, and business owners and three finalists will be selected, based upon the criteria below. Finalists will be paid a stipend to develop a proposal and present it to the panel. One artist or designer will be awarded the commission, based upon their proposal, presentation, and references.
The criteria for selection of finalists are:
• Artistic excellence as demonstrated by past work and shown in the submitted materials.
• Understanding of the project and ability to create work that responds to the goals of the project.
• Ability to create a work that will be durable and easy to maintain for an expected life span of at least five years.
Anticipated Timeline
Applications due – 5PM, February 28th 2019
Finalists Selected – April 1st 2019
Finalist Proposals – May 2019
Commission Awarded – June 2019

Submission Requirements
• A typed Letter of Interest, no longer than 1 page.
• Current Artistic Resume, no longer than 3 pages, including contact information.
• Up to 10 Digital Images of previous work, submitted electronically. Images must be JPEG file format and should be labeled with a number indicating the viewing order and the artist’s last name. Images must be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side and must be “high quality” JPEG file format at 300 dpi.
• A corresponding Image List with image number, title, medium, dimensions, brief description, and date of work.
• Three References with current contact information including phone numbers and emails.

Visit https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=2125 to apply.
Photos of original 12 boxes can be found at http://odessaarts.org/publicart
Call or e-mail OCA&H with questions: 432-337-1492 or asst@odessaarts.org.

Website http://www.odessaarts.org