Art Opportunities

Artists Invited to Think Big for Outdoor Art Installations at Re-imagined Art City Austin 2008
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Art Alliance Austin seeks bold ideas for temporary art installations at their annual outdoor art fair. Art City Austin 2008 (Formerly The Austin Fine Arts Festival) will be a re-imagined outdoor art experience with hundreds of the best independent and emerging artists – integrated with collaborative community projects and outdoor installations. Art Alliance Austin (est. 1956), the organization behind this and other art events, visualize a temporary art utopia where curious and delightful discoveries will await around each corner.
For the first time ever, Art Alliance Austin has committed to raising funds for artist projects to be unveiled and showcased at Art City Austin 2008 held on April 12th and 13th. Art City Austin is a juried show and ranked the top art fair in Texas and 20th in the nation. This is an entirely new opportunity to create temporary art installations for two days at one of six inspiring spaces located along the banks of Lady Bird Lake and including the 1st Street Bridge. Art Alliance Austin challenges artists to create awe-inspiring projects that can become reality within the 10 hour allotted set-up time. Each space is to achieve a specific goal that will enhance the surroundings and build excitement and curiosity. In keeping with the nature of this project, Art Alliance Austin encourages innovation and experimentation.
To download the application please visit http://www.artallianceaustin.org.
PROJECT JURORS
+ Annette Carlozzi – Curator of American and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of
Art
+ Eva Buttacavoli – Director of Exhibitions and Education, Austin Museum of Art
+ Ursula Davila Villa – Assistant Curator of Latin American Art, Blanton Museum of Art
+ Laurence Miller – Founder of Fluent Collaborative
SITES
+ 1st Street Bridge
A project that builds up energy as one approaches the entrance, either visually through installation or physically through community involvement. Must allow easy passage by many people at once.
Approximately .16 miles (845 ft) long, 53 ft wide. If using objects, all must be fixed or semi-permanent. Power accessible.
+ Triangle Island (grassy knoll at intersection of 1st Street Bridge and Guadalupe)
Installation that is passively interactive and draws reference to the children’s area. No sound, no electricity. Seating of some kind.
Approx. 100 ft. on all sides. 7 tree bases within area. No substantial digging due to gas line. 4 sewer drains within area. Height must not interfere with trees.
+ Installation in the Middle of Cesar Chavez
Installation to create a visual conversation amongst the booth arrangement and configuration (site plan available).
Approximately 35 ft. wide and up to 50 ft. long, Median runs down middle of the street. Power accessible.
+ Possible Water/Boat Installation on Lady Bird Lake
Highly visible installation that is meant to be viewed from Cesar Chavez on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake. If interested, please contact Art Alliance Austin to discuss proposals before submission deadline.
Must meet all city permit requirements.
+ Art After Dark Austin
Projections or lighted elements throughout site or using buildings. Power Accessible.
+ Guadalupe Street Entrance
Installation that spans across street in which visitors can pass through easily. Visibility important.
Site Details
Approximately 35 ft. long, up to 20 feet wide, and up to 50 ft. tall
Power accessible.
+ Lamar Blvd. Entrance
Installation that spans across street in which visitors can pass through easily. Visibility important.
Approx. 35ft. long, up to 20 ft. wide, up to 50 ft. tall
ELIGIBILITY & BUDGET
Artists or teams of all skill levels and in all media can apply. Performance art will be considered as part of a visual art installation. Artist’s projects with a budget of $5,000 or more should contact Artist+Member Relations Coordinator, Allison Specter at aspecter@artallianceaustin.org or 512-610-4211 before submitting a proposal.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINES
The application is accessible from http://www.artallianceaustin.org or a paper copy may be requested by contacting Allison Specter at aspecter@artallianceaustin.org or 512-610-4211. The application deadline is January 11th (proposals must be hand delivered or postmarked by 5pm) and selected artists will be notified January 16th. All proposals should be sent to:
Art Alliance Austin
P.O. Box 5705, Austin, Texas 78763
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Friday, January 11th, 2008
Faxed, emailed or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
ART ALLIANCE AUSTIN (Est. 1956)
At the intersection of life and art, creativity and commerce, collaboration and imagination, Art Alliance Austin is a member-powered organization where we make art possible. We do it because art is a force and people need it to thrive. We produce really great art events to inspire our citizens, catalyze artists to create, support the understanding and collection of visual art, and to hasten city-wide collaboration. We stimulate the local economy with collecting, travel, and money in the pockets of our artists. We connect leaders and big organizations to make possible the profitable and the whimsical. With member events throughout the year, our efforts culminate each spring with our annual art fair: Art City Austin. Join the fun. Art + life.
MORE ART ALLIANCE AUSTIN/EVENTS:
+ ART TALK AUSTIN: Quarterly discussions on making and collecting art (starting
November 15, 2007)
+ ART AFTER DARK AUSTIN: Wine, dine, and stroll through the fair after hours (April
12, 2008)
+ ART NIGHT AUSTIN: A night in the galleries (February 23, 2008)
CONTACT:
Allison Specter
Artist/Member Relations Coordinator
aspecter@artallianceaustin.org
(512) 610-4211
315 Congress Avenue, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78701
http://www.artallianceaustin.org

STUDIO AVAILABLE:

Studio square footage: b/w 250-350 sf Cost: b/w $400-500/month.

Women in the studios @ IDEA have 2 studios available for a professional female artist to rent. We are one of the favorite stops on the East Austin Studio Tour which takes place each November. Sublet agreement (1 year) and a deposit.

Our environment is a positive, supportive community of professional female artists, with a contemporary focus. We are located in The Bread Factory at 701 Tillery St., Suite # A-3, and have gallery hours on Saturdays from 12-5pm, or by appointment.
High ceilings, good lighting, clean display walls, ample parking, shared wash sink full size refrigerator, 24 hour access, darkroom under construction. Not a living space.

The Bread Factory is a thriving creative community housed in the former Mrs. Baird’s Bread Factory. We have painters, photographers, sculptors, screen printers, film makers, hand crafted book makers, metal smiths, theatre troops, dancers, and a variety of non-profits. Come and join a wonderful community

If interested, please call 512-699-4811.

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About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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