Tuesday, November 28, 2017

AIPP Call to Artists!

Art in Public Places seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to create a permanent public artwork for Colony Park District Park. Located between Loyola and Decker Lanes, and adjacent to the community’s Turner Roberts Recreation Center, the park is being developed in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation and St. David’s Foundation, with planned improvements including a multi-purpose field, nature–based play area, pedestrian bridge and other amenities. The selected artwork will reflect the unique history and values of the neighborhood and serve as a visual marker to help identify Colony Park District Park. The total project budget is $39,500, and professional visual artists, or artist teams, at least 18 years of age who live in the Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. The deadline is January 4, 2018. Applications must be received online via www.PublicArtist.org/AustinAIPP.

Click here to read the complete Request for Qualifications.

2017-2019 Local and National Pre-Qualified Artist Pools


Local Pool: Individual project budgets projected to range between $20,000 and $250,000

National Pool: Individual project budgets projected to be $300,000 or more

Apply now to be part of the AIPP 2017-2019 Local and/or National Pre-Qualified Artist Pools. The Pre-Qualified Artist Pools are a streamlined application and selection process for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects through the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program. Artists living in Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet, and Blanco counties are eligible for both the local and national pools.

Visit www.PublicArtist.org/AustinAIPP for more information. Deadline to apply is 5:00PM (CST) on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Learn more about this opportunity at an Artist Information Meeting:

(Click here to view presentation from a recent Artist Information meeting.)

Pre-Qualified Artist Pool Information Meeting (East)

Where: Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin, Texas 78741

When: Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pre-Qualified Artist Pool Information Meeting (South)

Where: Pleasant Hill Branch Library, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, Texas 78745

When: Saturday, December 2, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Pre-Qualified Artist Pool Information Meeting

Where: Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin, Texas 78702

When: Thursday, December 14, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Open Application Hours:

What: Come get some help with your application, including available public computers for your use.

Where: African-American Cultural Heritage Facility, located at 912 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78702. Parking is available under the facility, access the parking from Juniper Street.


Wednesday, December 13, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Artist fee $15,000

Interested in a career in public art? Through the LaunchPAD program

Visit www.PublicArtist.org/AustinAIPP for more information. Get your application in now! LaunchPAD artists are commissioned after a selection process that begins on the 16th of every month.

(Image: LaunchPAD artist Christine Angelone at work on her project with New American Public Art.)

Public Art Commissions

Artists interested in being considered for a public art commission for the City of Austin must apply through PublicArtist.org. All professional artists, with a consistent body of work in any visual art media, are eligible to apply.

Watch Now: How to Apply for Public Art Projects using PublicArtist.org

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Special Edition 2018 - Monaco’s Premier Art Event

Special Edition 2018 - Monaco’s Premier Art Event

| ART MONACO | 2018
Bursaries offered to galleries & artists promoting
World peace & high impact Ecologic and
Social project installations.

Entrepreneur, art collector and philanthropist Johnessco Rodriguez who seats as C.E.O. for Opus Eventi; has announced, Art Monaco will provide 25 bursaries for emerging galleries & artists willing to present an out-of-ordinary installations with themes projecting powerful messages that promotes World-peace, high impact Ecologic and Social projects.


September 27 – 30 - 2018

The sumptuous Principality of Monaco, will be host once again to one of the most exclusive and highly anticipated art events along the French Riviera. Art Monaco is proud to be a platform truly promoting international cross-cultural exchange where esteemed galleries, artists, collectors, art enthusiasts and brand-makers alike, get reunited and had the opportunity to network in a ravishing setting.

This artistic four day event is today a synonymous with glamour, given that Monaco is a timeless jewel in Europe’s proverbial crown and a playground for the rich and famous along with the wealthy, cultured and sophisticated. Art Monaco is simply an extension of its surroundings: an event of the highest quality, frequented by a slew of elegant guests. Over the years, Art Monaco has hosted an exclusive and eclectic mix of socialites, philanthropists, members of the world’s most esteemed royal families and Hollywood glitterati.

The Special edition of Art Monaco 2018, maintain its focus in contemporary and modern art, presenting renowned galleries from the globe and yet giving the opportunity to emerging galleries to present new concepts and introduce the most acclaimed artists in the making.

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Miranda Ratner's "We Are Love", art show and love-in at Hubbell Street Galleries opening Dec 7th

Miranda Ratner
We Are Love
Solo Exhibition and Love-In
Hubbell Street Galleries
151 Hubbell Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
December 3 - 10, 2017
Opening Reception: December 7, 5:30 – 7:30pm

San Francisco) - For her BFA graduate exhibition at Hubbell Street Galleries, Miranda Ratner presents mixed media works that emit a bright chromatic energy. In her artist statement she talks about her desire to "actualize a spirited chromatic universe, indulging in a creative process that is childlike and free." By presenting her solo-exhibition reception as a “Love-In,” Miranda aims to enliven in people's hearts and minds the ideas of universal love, healing, and connectivity.

Her vibrant and saturated work are created through an interweaving of shapes, brush-strokes and layers of color that evoke the dynamic flow of the process of life that can be extracted and interpreted from the wonders of nature. In each work, Ratner thinks about the relationship between patterns and shapes and creates an energized surface that has otherworldly and dream-like qualities. She wants to transport her viewer into a positive
realm that dances with color and indulges in the positive forces of creation.
Ratner creates rectangular as well as circular paintings and often incorporates found materials into the compositions. In one tondo-shaped piece a colorful array of strings hang from the bottom edge akin to a Native American dream-catcher; in another she surrounds the work with pom-poms made from yarn, suggesting celebration. Ratner is a daring artist who is not afraid to experiment and expand from the flattened canvas. This is evident in her sculptures where she wraps irregular forms made from chicken wire with
gestural abstractions juxtaposed with the occasional tassel or pom-pom.
As Ratner continues to develop her personal aesthetic, her works will of course begin to change. At this moment in time the works are a burst of light, suggesting hope in times of change.

Miranda Ratner attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts from 2009-2013.

She studied art at Hampshire College from 2013-2015 before receiving a BFA from California College of the Art in San Francisco. She has exhibited her works in Los Angeles and San Francisco since 2010.

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Location:San Francisco

Monday, November 20, 2017

Shoebox Projects Presents Chenhung Chen "I Ching In America, Hexagram #32" on December 2

(Los Angeles) - We are pleased to present Chenhung Chen’s I Ching In America, Hexagram #32 an installation created as an artist-in-residence at Shoebox Projects. The completed work will be on view during the reception on Saturday December 2nd from 3-6pm.
Chenhung Chen’s artistic language utilizes the physical and suggestive capabilities of line, material and space. She uses repurposed and discarded cables and copper wire to convey a sense of the force whose original function was to harness electricity and transforms its potential, bending it to the will of man. This function has always fascinated Chen, so she utilized these man-made materials to create sculpture and installations.
Interested with the dichotomy of order and chaos, Chen is able to touch on the pursuit of and embrace of balance. She is inspired by the innovation and perseverance of mankind to create the technological phenomenon of the information age.
In her artist’s residency at Shoebox Projects, Chen will be working on her hexagram series entitled, I Ching In America, based on the hexagrams by I Ching. This three-dimensional
installation will be composed of a “skeleton,” which will consist of a computer desk and a large crocheted piece of electronic fabric, made from electric wires and components.
Touching on the subject of continuity and un-ending change within the natural cycle of creation and destruction, Chen’s I Ching In America, Hexagram #32, refers to I Ching’s hexagrams

Each one represents the human condition and its consequences and acts as an oracle to provide insight and understanding.
Chenhung Chen is a visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Born in Beigang, Taiwan, Chen graduated from the Chinese Cultural University. She received her MFA at the School of
Visual Arts in New York City where she studied with Ursula von Rydingsvard and Jackie
Winsor. She has traveled the world as a volunteer for The Prem Rawat Foundation, working for global peace. Her artwork has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. Chen has exhibited at the PS1 Museum, Hwa Kang Museum, UVU Woodbury Art Museum, Marin
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Art Institute, Crafton Hills College Art Gallery,
Fullerton College Art Gallery, Torrance Art Museum and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles. She has
been written about in The Creators Project, Konbini, Art and Cake, Diversions LA

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Location:Los Angeles

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Call for Art - 2018 El Corazon Exhibition - Bath House Cultural Center

Exhibition Dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Entries Deadline: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone, on deadline date.

All entries must be submitted online at www.callforentry.org

Direct Link:

The Bath House Cultural Center and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, invite visual artists to submit entries for the 24th Annual El Corazón art exhibition.
Since 1993, Mr. Vargas has organized the El Corazón art exhibition in Dallas. This popular exhibition is a beloved annual tradition at the Bath House Cultural Center that gives artists an opportunity to create various artistic interpretations of the human heart. This passionate and eclectic exhibition features a variety of ideas, styles, and concepts inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and universal symbol in art.

SUGGESTED THEME: Hearts and Music
Listening to music can be good for the heart. When you hear music, what feelings do you experience? Well, put those feelings onto a canvas (or other media). Think of this exhibition as El Corazón with a musical slant! Create a piece of art based on a favorite song, or a particular style of music, or musician. Or, perhaps, you can do a combination of a heart and a musical instrument. When it comes to combining the symbol of the heart and the concept of music, the possibilities are limitless.

For more details and to download a PDF version of the exhibition prospectus, visit: http://www.bathhousemedia.com/corazon

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Thursday, November 16, 2017


AUSTIN, TEXAS —November 15, 2017 —Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, announces Wander, a new public artwork that offers an immersive choose-your-own-adventure experience throughout downtown Austin. Created by artists Chris Gannon, Chadwick Wood and Brockett Davidson, with contributions from local authors and illustrators, the work comprises a mobile- optimized web app with four unique digital journeys and a sculptural starting point, entitled “Beacon,” sited near the entrance of Austin’s new Central Library. Wander will debut on December 9 from 3-5PM at a free public celebration at the Central Library, located at 701 Cesar Chavez in Austin.

“Wander perfectly exemplifies the unique and ongoing collaboration between Austin’s art and technology communities,” remarked Meghan Wells, Manager of the Cultural Arts Division. “Through this innovative installation, locals and tourists alike will be transported on literary adventures across downtown and will engage with the City in exciting and unexpected new ways.”

To access the installation, participants will begin at the “Beacon,” a nine-foot steel sculpture (the only physical component of the artwork) located at the 2nd Street entrance to the Central Library. At this location, users can open the mobile-optimized web-app (www.wanderatx.com) on their phones to view four possible narratives, each comprised of a new work of fiction and companion illustrations created by Austin writers and illustrators. Once users select a story, they will receive the first chapter of their chosen adventure. Each chapter ends with a choice of action for participants, which will determine the next locations that they must reach to find out what happens in their story.

Local authors Lucas Schaefer, Jessica Topacio Long, Janalyn Guo, and Fernando Flores were selected to write the stories for Wander through a city-wide competition held by the artists in 2015. Each narrative was then illustrated by artists Brockett Davidson, Matt Rebholz, Hallie Rose Taylor, and Brian Maclaskey.

The Wander stories are intended to appeal to a wide age range, with two that are enjoyable for children and two that are appropriate for more mature audiences. The entire project is available in English and Spanish and the web app is accessible for the blind and visually impaired community. For those who prefer a more analog experience, the team has created a series of printed books of the stories which will soon be available at Austin Public Library branches throughout the City.

The December 9 launch event will include a discussion with the artists, readings from the participating authors, and a demonstration of the project for attendees wishing to begin their journey that day. Select locations will have surprises, and awards will be given to the group that makes it through the most chapters of a story. The event is family-friendly and free to all.

For images of the Wander project, click here.


City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin.

The Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations, and loans for the cultural enrichment of Austin’s community. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.

About the Wander Team
Chris Gannon grew up in East Texas and has lived in Austin since 2001. He is currently designing buildings and interiors at Michael Hsu Office of Architecture.

Chadwick Wood moved from San Antonio to Austin in 1998 to study at UT. After graduating, he spent a few years in San Francisco and then decided to come home. He designs and develops creative software at Coffeeshopped.

Brockett Davidson is an architect, artist, and designer. Earnest in his pursuit of minimalism and honesty in design, the architecture and natural landscapes of the Southwest, Japan, and Mexico have been influential in shaping his approach/work.

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Dubai Design Week DXBDW weekend programme 


17 November | 5pm – 6pm
DXBDW Mainstage – Building 4, Dubai Design District (d3)

A compelling presentation of how design and design thinking is vital to any innovation and growth agenda. Mauro will explore how designers are working side-by-side within businesses to delight audiences and consumers by creating incredible experiences, sharing amazing stories and engaging them in exciting ways.

About Mauro Porcini

Mauro Porcini joined PepsiCo in 2012 as its Chief Design Officer. In this newly created position, Mauro is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands, which include Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Doritos, Cheetos, Quaker, Mirinda, Sierra Mist and SunChips. His focus extends from physical to virtual expressions of the brands, including product, packaging, events, advertising, retail activation, architecture, and digital media.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mauro served as Chief Design Officer at 3M, where his mission was to build and nurture a design sensitive culture in a technology driven and global corporation.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of the company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us.

For further information please visit PepsiCo

17 November, 2017

Dubai Design District (d3)

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