Friday, September 3, 2010

Artist Opportunity – Call to Entry – Commission Sculpture Opportunity, Oklahoma


Entry Deadline:  September 24

Oklahoma Medical Research Facility will sponsor a competition for a major work of art for their new research building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The artwork will be a donor recognition artwork, incorporating elements of the donors’ names as part of the artwork. 

Who is eligible?
Artists born or residing in any of the following states: Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Artistic excellence is the most important criterion; any sculptural medium will be considered. Durability, ease of maintenance, and sustainability to environment will have a bearing on selection.

Selection of Artists
Jurors will select up to five semi-finalists who will be required to produce a full proposal complete with a maquette of the site-specific commission. Each semi-finalist will receive a non-refundable $500.00 to produce the maquette. The maquettes will then be shipped to OMRC for review.  The finalist will be selected based on the site-specific maquettes.

Estimated Budget
The final budget for the sculpture will be at the discretion of the OMRF, the expected cost range is $20,000-50,000 to produce and install the completed sculpture. 

Before submitting, artists are asked to review the time-line for this project; if they are unable to complete work according to the schedule listed below, they should not submit an entry.

How to Enter
1)       Submit images of artwork. Artists can send up to 20 images. Images should be submitted in jpeg or tiff format on disc and the file names and disc must be labeled with the artist’s name, title of the piece, media, dimensions and date.
2)       Submit a typed list of the images included on the disc. The list must include the artist’s name, the title of each piece, medium, dimensions and date.
3)       Submit a typed resume including artist’s contact information.
4)       Submit all of the above by email or mail to the attention of:

Brenda Locke
Faulkner+Locke Inc.
739 Trabert Avenue, Suite B
Atlanta, GA  30318

Deadline for Entries
September 24, 2010

Timeline for Competition
September 24, 2010      All entries to be received by Faulkner + Locke
October 8, 2010            Jurors to select up to five semi-finalists
October 12, 2010           Semi-finalists notified
November 15, 2010       Maquettes and proposals submitted for review.
November 29, 2010       Finalist to be selected by Jurors
December 7, 2010         Finalist released to begin production
January 7, 2011             Review of artwork in progress – possible studio visit
February 11, 2011          Review of artwork in progress, if necessary
March 4, 2011               Arrange for artwork to be shipped to site; to be coordinated with F+L
March 15, 2011 Unveiling of artwork at site

Please call Faulkner+Locke at (404)367.8300 or email

Faulkner+Locke is a full service art consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia and
has been contracted to coordinate the art competition on behalf of OMRF.  All inquiries should be directed to the offices of Faulkner+Locke.  Please feel free to visit our website at

739 Trabert Avenue, NW,  Suite B / Atlanta, GA 30318 / t 404.367.8300 / f 404.367.8788

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