Open Artist Calls

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Request for Qualifications- R.F.Q.

OGX BRT Line Art on UTA Stations

Ogden City is seeking qualifications from artists/designers and artists/design teams for the creation of 2-Dimensional artwork to be installed on the glass windscreens at the new Ogden Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Stations. This project will create a vibrant experience at each BRT Station stretching from Downtown Ogden to Weber State University and McKay Dee Hospital.

Through this process, the selection committee is seeking artwork that tells the story of our city and connects people through creativity. It is the desire that this creative engagement project will enhance, inspire, and interact with the community, the BRT riders, the local neighborhoods, and Ogden’s visitors. Competitive artists/designers/teams will have a demonstrated ability to create work that is site-specific and/or inspired by community engagement.

Budget $50,000 for 10 stations (up to $5,000 per art location)

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Click here for the full RFQ Packet

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Community Art Show - Holiday Culture Show

Community Art Show is hosted quarterly at Ogden’s Historic Union Station, welcoming artists of all skill levels and people of all backgrounds.

This initiative is designed to build the confidence and resumes of local creatives. Community members will have the opportunity to experience art in a safe and comfortable setting. 

Community Art Show focuses will rotate, highlighting a new genre and/or theme with each new show.  

ELIGIBILITY

Community Art Show is looking for artists who work with any medium, but specifically artworks or crafts that depict holiday traditions celebrated by different cultures from around the world. Two- and Three-Dimensional works will be accepted. Literary artists may submit poetry or written word works about a cultural holiday tradition. Written works must fit onto one displayable page. The show is open to all artists of any age or skill level who presently reside in the state of Utah. Original works in any medium are eligible. REPRODUCTIONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

Work must have been completed within the past two years. Artists are limited to three entries. The maximum surface size is 60” x 60”. Large scale sculpture pieces must be able to stand alone and be stable on the floor.

Entries must be ready to display.  If the piece needs to be displayed in a hanging position, it must be mounted, matted and or framed, or otherwise ready to display in exhibition condition. A wire hanging system installed on hanging artwork is required.

Works must be presented in a manner that is acceptable for public viewing of all ages. Works that may be offensive, derogatory, or pornographic will not be accepted.

Submission will be due via online submission process by:

Monday, November 2, 2021
 by 4:00 p.m.

Submission application available at: Ogdencity.com/artistcall
 

Submissions will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2021
 

Art call/Show Schedule

Call open- September 6 – November 2, 2021
 Jury Selection- November 2- November 12, 2021
 Estimated installation- Week of November 15, 2021
 Opening of the Exhibit- December 5, 2021
 Show ends- Feb 11, 2022

*These dates are subject to change.

To view full artist call packet click here:  Holiday Cultures information packet

Please contact arts@ogdencity.com with any questions.

FUTURE Community Art Shows

September-2021- Sustainable Planet- a show depicting artwork made with recyclable materials, or artwork about sustainability.

December-2021- The Holiday Cultures Show will highlight works depicting how different cultures celebrate their holidays.

March-2022- Youth Artist Show, Highlighting works of the young artists of the community.