Tag Archives: Santa Monica California
Public Art RFQ
Artists are invited to submit qualifications for exciting art opportunities at 7 future Metro Rail stations in Los Angeles County. One artist will be selected for each station. These are ideal opportunities for both emerging and established artists with a background in two-dimensional media and an interest in public art. Prior public art experience is not a requirement. Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2012
Metro Expo Line: Phase 2 – Iconic Sculpture Opportunity
Artists are invited to submit qualifications for a major art opportunity at the forthcoming Metro Rail terminus station in Santa Monica. This is a prime opportunity for artists with significant experience in public art to create a sculptural artwork in a highly prominent station location. Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2012
Phase 1 of the Metro Expo Line extends from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City and opened in Spring 2012. Phase 2 of the project extends 6.6 miles from Culver City to the beachside city of Santa Monica and provides linkages for transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians. The Metro Expo Line is expected to become one of the most heavily used light rail lines in the country.
To download the Call to Artists, visit metro.net/art and click on Artist Opportunities.
GLOW: Art in the Public Realm
Primal Source for Glow 2008 by Usman Haque
Glow is a dusk-to-dawn art event on the beach and adjacent areas in Santa Monica, California. The first Glow premiered on July 19, 2008 and attracted over 200,000 people. Over 100 artists participated in 27 projects that spanned genres, technology and content–all with some orientation toward engaged participation with the diverse audience, from the most seasoned art world members to the general public, local residents, and international tourists. The context of Santa Monica’s fabled beach, the power and allure of the Pacific Ocean and compelling contemporary art, all savored during the hours when museums and galleries sleep, made for a clamorous poetic experience.
shapednoise for Glow 2010 by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Glow 2010 occurred on September 25 and attracted 150,000 people to the Santa Monica beach. Projects by internationally renown artists (Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Yoshua Okón) and a strong contingent of Los Angeles-based artists included everything from highly advanced technological installations providing for intense audience interactive, to the purely accoustical pleasures of an accordion orchestra playing while riding the historic Santa Monica Pier Carousel. The twenty projects included approximately 100 artists, with 50 musicians and dancers alone participating in a procession and music circle on the beach.
Glow 2011 received a salute from Americans for the Arts.
Glow is produced by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation. www.glowsantamonica.org
ArtLA International Art Student Competition Prizes
ArtLA has a contest open to both US and International art students to win $10,000 in cash and prizes such as Apple MacBooks, Adobe Creative Suite, Epson Photo Printer, an Exhibition at Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica, California, and a $500 Blick Art Package.
Here is the link for full details to enter: http://www.artlastudents.com/index.cfm/contestant