Jennifer Parker
Since 2009
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OPPORTUNITY

ArtHERE.org announcing DOT'S URBAN ART PROGRAM: OPEN CALL FOR ASPHALT ART IN THE LES


Deadline:
Fri Nov 01, 2013 23:55

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

SPACE AVAILABILITY

The artist that we select with this Open Call will then be presented to DOT as part of our grant application for the Urban Art program. The grant application deadline is November 16th, as such, our artist will be selected by a panel of judges in the fall and if our application is chosen, we will set our sights on a spring installation. We are planning to implement this installation as part of a larger public art narrative that will be taking place throughout the greater Lower East Side over the coming year.

LOCATION SPECS

Well, it's asphalt. A triangular patch of it, to be specific. It is located at the intersection of Division/Ludlow & Canal Streets, which is a stone's throw from the East Broadway F Train and is also right around the corner from Seward Park, so there will be tons of foot traffic. Right now, parallel sets of traffic stripes already exist currently on this patch of asphalt and there is a smaller platform triangle within the triangle that is not part of the asphalt. The site dimensions of the full space are 125 x 90 x 52 (2006 sq ft) with the smaller inserted triangle having dimensions of 40 x 36 x 20 (288 sq ft), giving the "canvas" a total of 1,718 sq ft. The procedure to paint the street, which will not include painting the interior smaller triangle, will begin with the creation of as flat of a white surface as possible via a layer of Thermo-Plast, which will serve as the Asphalt Art canvas. Then the pattern will be stenciled and filled in by a team of artists/volunteers on top of said Thermo-Plast.

GUIDELINES / RESTRICTIONS

Concepts should be design or pattern-based, as opposed to character-based; designs which can be repeated and installed simply by stencil. Any sort of design that either consistently and methodically repeats itself, or one that invites the visitor in to explore via optical illusion will work best. Any color palette can be used, but keep in mind that this is the street, so the purpose is to brighten it up. The best designs are those which can be enjoyed both close up and from far away. DOT's Urban Art website encourages designs that:

-Consist of a simple, bold pattern that can be painted using stencils.
-Consider the palette where these actual designs will be taking place. It is a street so there will be uneven asphalt patches.
-Are 100% authentic and original and do not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
Applicants must also provide examples of past artwork that demonstrates proficiency in design. Also, previous experience with large agency collaborations is a plus.

BUDGET / STIPEND

As mentioned, all of this is dependent upon receipt of the DOT Urban Art grant. According to the DOT website, if acquired, each artist will be awarded an honorarium in the amount of $2,000 to accomplish the following tasks:
1. Complete final design
2. Produce stencils
3. Oversee implementation process
Additionally, each artist will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover the cost of materials to produce stencils to translate the design onto the asphalt. DOT will be provide all of the paint, materials and tools to paint the design.

Lastly, DOT will provide signage for the project and feature the project on all DOT social media outlets.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

This project will bring the artist or designer extreme exposure in not just one of Manhattan's most creative neighborhoods, but will also offer exposure through DOT's Urban Art program, which features installations throughout the five boroughs.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Your proposal has to not only be compelling and strong enough to be selected by our panel of judges, but also compelling enough to then receive the grant from DOT. Keep in mind that this proposal will eventually be competing with folks around the city that are applying for opportunities in all five boroughs.

If you have specific questions about the opportunity, please contact Project Curator, Natalie Raben, at nraben@lowereastsideny.com or (212) 226-9010


EVENT

OpenLab: Creating Art + Science Platforms to Engage Citizens and Grow Community Workshops, Exhibits, and Talks


Dates:
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:00 - Fri Jul 26, 2013

Location:
San Jose, California
United States of America

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PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS!
Learn about Phytoplankton, Desalination and Bike Mechanics. Create CB Radios, Discover How to Build DIY Water Rafts and Play Yahoo Answers Jeopardy Game Show

Join artists Gene Felice, Laura Wright, Matthew Jamieson, Kyle McKinley, Wes Modes, FICTILIS and Blue Trail for a series of innovative, creative and collaborative workshops combining art, community, design, technology, and science. Bay Area participants of all ages welcome to attend!

Wednesday, July 24th: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Friday July 26th: 6:00-9:00pm


Also swing by during artist office hours and spend some time meeting the artist Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm

The OpenLab is a new research initiative at the University of California, Santa Cruz for interdisciplinary and collaborative projects across fields. For this program OpenLab is creating a series of innovative, creative and collaborative workshops combining art, community, design, technology, and science that attract participants of all ages from around the Bay Area.

Workshops and events are free but we'd love to know you are coming: RSVP HERE!

All events will be at the ZERO1 Garage, located at 439 S. 1st Street, San Jose


OPPORTUNITY

Artist's Wanted:LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC - $5000 COMMISSION


Deadline:
Wed May 01, 2013 00:00

Location:
New York, , New York
United States of America

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District will be unrolling creative programming in the newly opened pedestrian plazas located at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge on Clinton and Delancey Streets. The LES BID also operates the two square parking lots that border the southern section of these plazas with each having an approximate width of 200’.

The LES BID is inviting proposals from local, national, or international artists and artist teams that would like to devise a creative use of this space via a wrap of fence sections that harks to the storied history of the Lower East Side.




SPACE AVAILABILITY



This is an outdoor public space that is open to the public. Installation for the project will be able to commence as soon as a proposal has been selected and materials have been procured. The installation will be semi-permanent. The LES BID is in contract to program the space for five years with the option to renew with one year extension increments.



LOCATION SPECS


Each side of the fence that will be wrapped is approximately 200’ long, therefore the expected length of this project should span approximately 400’. These fences are located at one of the busiest traffic corridors in all of Manhattan, along the Williamsburg Bridge entrance where nearly 111,000 vehicles and over 200,000 sets of eyes drive by daily. The fences are chain link and approximately 8’ high.



GUIDELINES / RESTRICTIONS


The installation should be designed to highlight and pay homage to the cultural and creative institutions that are home to the Lower East Side (for example, landmarks such as The Eldridge Street Museum). Proposals should be approached in one of two ways. Proposals can include ways to highlight the neighborhood’s cultural institutions through placement of graphics or illustrations combined with an exploration of a creative way to engage the space. Alternatively, proposals can simply explore a singular exploration of art without the inclusion of these actual graphics that pay homage to the cultural institutions. However, this second type of proposal would have to consider space adequate enough to allow for display of these forthcoming cultural institution graphics or illustrations. 

The installation should be a visually pleasing and creative and constructive way to create a barrier between a parking lot and the wide-open space of the plaza that is book-ended by the traffic flow. Proposals should take into consideration these plazas are brand new and serve as a mellow juxtaposition for the never-ending flow of traffic that is constantly moving through this area. 

Drawing on concepts such as stagnation vs movement or calm vs crazy should be considered. Also, inspiration from the idea of exiting and moving on can also be considered since this area is the last location that people will lay their eyes on before exiting Manhattan. 


BUDGET / STIPEND


Approximately $5,000

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

This is an extremely high traffic and high visibility space. Also, there are many new changes and development projects that will be taking place in the Lower East Side. Getting involved on the ground floor via a project of this sort in such an already culturally diverse, dynamic neighborhood has the potential to open many additional doors. 

In conjunction with this artwork piece, we are also in the process of recruiting companies to program the plaza during weekends of the warmer summer months. Over the next year, this space will dramatically change as the vehicular traffic is matched by an increase in foot traffic to this area and the plaza will be comprised of weekend vendors. 
The space is a combination of two sides of two parking lots that are situated next to each other on Delancey Street. The interiors of each of these fences contain parking lots and the exterior is a pedestrian plaza that is approximately 9,000 square feet. See attached Delancy Plaza schematic.



FURTHER INFORMATION


We are in the process of appointing our board of judges who will help with the selection process. The board will consist of reps from the arts as well as community stakeholders.
Final decisions on the winning application will be announced two weeks after the submission deadline. Winners will be notified via phone call. 

Apply on-line at : newyorkcity.ArtHERE.org


OPPORTUNITY

A new opportunity to place your art in a high visibility plaza in the Lower East Side of NYC - $5000 commission


Deadline:
Mon Apr 15, 2013 17:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District will be unrolling creative programming in the newly opened pedestrian plazas located at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge on Clinton and Delancey Streets. The LES BID also operates the two square parking lots that border the southern section of these plazas with each having an approximate width of 200’. The LES BID is inviting proposals from local, national, or international artists and artist teams that would like to devise a creative use of this space via a wrap of fence sections that harks to the storied history of the Lower East Side.

SPACE AVAILABILITY

This is an outdoor public space that is open to the public. Installation for the project will be able to commence as soon as a proposal has been selected and materials have been procured. The installation will be semi-permanent. The LES BID is in contract to program the space for five years with the option to renew with one year extension increments.

LOCATION SPECS

Each side of the fence that will be wrapped is approximately 200’ long, therefore the expected length of this project should span approximately 400’. These fences are located at one of the busiest traffic corridors in all of Manhattan, along the Williamsburg Bridge entrance where nearly 111,000 vehicles and over 200,000 sets of eyes drive by daily. The fences are chain link and approximately 8’ high.

GUIDELINES / RESTRICTIONS

The installation should be designed to highlight and pay homage to the cultural and creative institutions that are home to the Lower East Side (for example, landmarks such as The Eldridge Street Museum). Proposals should be approached in one of two ways. Proposals can include ways to highlight the neighborhood’s cultural institutions through placement of graphics or illustrations combined with an exploration of a creative way to engage the space. Alternatively, proposals can simply explore a singular exploration of art without the inclusion of these actual graphics that pay homage to the cultural institutions. However, this second type of proposal would have to consider space adequate enough to allow for display of these forthcoming cultural institution graphics or illustrations.

The installation should be a visually pleasing and creative and constructive way to create a barrier between a parking lot and the wide-open space of the plaza that is book-ended by the traffic flow. Proposals should take into consideration these plazas are brand new and serve as a mellow juxtaposition for the never-ending flow of traffic that is constantly moving through this area.

Drawing on concepts such as stagnation vs movement or calm vs crazy should be considered. Also, inspiration from the idea of exiting and moving on can also be considered since this area is the last location that people will lay their eyes on before exiting Manhattan.
BUDGET / STIPEND

Approximately $5,000

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

This is an extremely high traffic and high visibility space. Also, there are many new changes and development projects that will be taking place in the Lower East Side. Getting involved on the ground floor via a project of this sort in such an already culturally diverse, dynamic neighborhood has the potential to open many additional doors.

In conjunction with this artwork piece, we are also in the process of recruiting companies to program the plaza during weekends of the warmer summer months. Over the next year, this space will dramatically change as the vehicular traffic is matched by an increase in foot traffic to this area and the plaza will be comprised of weekend vendors.
The space is a combination of two sides of two parking lots that are situated next to each other on Delancey Street. The interiors of each of these fences contain parking lots and the exterior is a pedestrian plaza that is approximately 9,000 square feet. See attached Delancy Plaza schematic.

FURTHER INFORMATION

We are in the process of appointing our board of judges who will help with the selection process. The board will consist of reps from the arts as well as community stakeholders.
Final decisions on the winning application will be announced two weeks after the submission deadline. Winners will be notified via phone call.

Apply on-line at : newyorkcity.ArtHERE.org


OPPORTUNITY

BLUE TRAIL Design Jam Competition


Deadline:
Fri Oct 26, 2012 17:00

Location:
San Francisco, California
United States of America

Imagination + Innovation for Ocean Sustainability

Inspired by the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project, Blue Trail is a “trail” of ten interactive art-design-science-tech installations that will take place along the San Francisco waterfront during the final races of the international America’s Cup sailing challenge in September 2013.

Calling all artists, designers, techies and ocean experts!

Join us for this high energy day of art-design-science-tech collaboration to generate concepts for Blue Trail.

Blue Trail is a trail of 10 commissioned interactive installations that will take place along the San Francisco waterfront during the final races of the America’s Cup sailing challenge in September 2013.

Each installation will be created by a different interdisciplinary team (must include an artist or designer and an ocean expert) and offer a unique and imaginative way to engage the public in the mystery, beauty and fragility of the world’s oceans.
Up to five concepts from the competition will be considered for commission.

Ocean Experts to Speak at Design Jam
Blue Trail welcomes three outstanding ocean experts as presenters and advisors at the Design Jam.

Dr. Terrie Williams: Marine Biologist at UC Santa Cruz’sInstitute of Marine Sciences and Co-founder UCSC Center for Ocean Health

Barbara Benish: Advisor to the United Nations Safe Planet Campaign, Director of Art Mill and an environmental artist

Sarah-Mae Nelson: Ocean Literacy and Conservation Specialist at Monterey Bay Aquarium

TO PREPARE

No formal preparation is needed. However, we recommend you educate yourself as much as possible about issues related to ocean sustainability, particularly these three initiatives:
-Keeping plastics out of the ocean
-Preserving marine sanctuaries
-Promoting sustainable seafood

We also suggest you familiarize yourself with the vision and mission of Blue Trail, particularly our curatorial goals as described on our website: www.bluetrail.us. Also, you may want to "like" our Blue Trail page on Facebook, where we post an ecclectic mix of art, design, science and ocean information.

CREATING TEAMS
You may come with people with whom you want to collaborate. Or you can join with others at the event to form a team. In any case, each team must have an artist or designer and an ocean expert.
You may come with an idea for an interactive installation that you want to pursue or wait to see what emerges at the event.

REGISTRATION
Online registration ends 5:30 pm on Friday, October 26. If space is still available, tickets may be purchased at the door. Check here for an update on the 26th.
Space is limited. If we are sold-out, you will be added to a wait-list and notified when a space has opened up. You will have 5 hours to purchase your ticket from that time.

SPONSORED BY

SafePlant - OpenLab - 7 Story - Adaptive Path
Member of Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco