Artists Sought for Two Austin Airport Projects

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5:00 pm (CDT)
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS:
Terminal/Apron Expansion and Improvements Project at
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport  
Budget: $1,000,000
Artist Information Meeting: August 29, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 pm 

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design, fabricate, and install artwork for the Terminal/Apron Expansion and Improvements Project at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live in the United States are eligible to apply. The total budget available for this project is $1,000,000.

To view the full RFQ and apply for this project, click here.

An Artist Information Meeting will be held at City Hall (301 W. 2nd Street; Austin, TX 78701) in the Boards and Commissions Room, on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT). AIPP staff, Aviation staff, and members of the design team will be presenting information on the project and answering questions from interested artists. It will be in an interactive webcast format to encourage broad and remote participation, recorded and posted on our website for viewing On Demand. The interactive webinar portal will be accessible here.

For questions, please contact:
Carrie Brown, Art in Public Places Coordinator
(512) 974-9310 or carrie.brown@austintexas.gov 

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DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5:00 (CDT)
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS:
Airport Entrance Project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Budget: $2,000,000

Artist Information Meeting: August 29, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design, fabricate, and install artwork for Airport Entrance AIPP project at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Professional visual artists, or artist team, who live in the United States are eligible to apply. The total budget available for this project is $2,000,000.

To view the full RFQ and apply for this project, click here.

An Artist Information Meeting will be held at City Hall (301 W. 2nd Street; Austin, TX 78701) in the Boards and Commissions Room, on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT). AIPP and Aviation staff will be presenting information on the project and answering questions from interested artists. It will be in an interactive webcast format to encourage broad and remote participation, recorded and posted on our website for viewing On Demand. The interactive webinar portal will be accessible here.

For questions, please contact:
Susan Lambe, Art in Public Places Coordinator
(512) 974-7852 or susan.lambe@austintexas.gov

Power of Ten

Greetings  Members!

I hope your summer is going well-

I had a little meeting a week back with Rene Barilleaux. We touched briefly on this wonder event that we are participating in.

GREAT NEWS  Rene thought it would be wonderful if you all wanted to come!

Tickets are going fast. Please let me know if you want to buy one. It would be wonderful to see your shining faces there and it is a hugely fun event. Plenty to eat and drink. Email me

sylviabenitez@mac.com

hugs

s

LHUCA ‘LUBBOCK UPDATE

HI all,

Charles and I drove to Lubbock Sat and struck the show Sunday. Getting back late last night after a very long weekend. The work is resting at Stefani Spears house and is targeted for the Bihl Haus fundraiser in October.– Aloha Ya’ll.

LHUCA’s Curator Linda Cullum and her assistant, Maise , said they were impressed with the work quality and visions and that the community really enjoyed seeing  our presentation with numerous revisits. However nothing sold.

I was shocked. They were shocked.I must add that I am very disheartened by the lack of sales  -not even a small one- for such a beautiful work- works so reasonably priced.

Another artist– a tex -chicano man sold three.. they were in my humble opinion horribly crafted, poorly and garishly painted with clumsy awkward figures – these sold in the thousands.

And I am left wondering what is wrong with peoples eyes and taste and collecting knowledge

we sold only 6 catalogs- five at the opening and one posthumously.

Perhaps we will have a better response during the McNay event and Bihl Haus–

lets do the rain dance!

s

Did You Know GAGA is on Facebook?

Just wanted to let everyone know that GAGA is on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, go to Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association and Like us. Also, share with your friends. This is a great way for all of our members on Facebook to share our accomplishments with each other and promote GAGA! I think I have it set up that all posts to the Blog will also show up on our GAGA Facebook page. Thanks! Anne

What Has Nancy Wood Been Up To?

In April, Nancy Wood attended the National Art Education Association convention in San Diego and gave a presentation on her doctoral research into the relationships of media and critical thinking in an online tutorial to teach college students to write an art critique.

Nancy is also thinking about going to the Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston Sept 5-7. If anyone else is interested, please contact Nancy (nancy-wood@sbcglobal.net) and maybe you can go together. For more info on the fair, go to their website http://txcontemporary.com/

What is Maripat Munley Up To?

Maripat Munley is a GAGA member, and an Art Therapist. The American Art Therapy Association is holding its annual Conference here in San Antonio – about 800 members will attend. She is on the Local Arrangement Committee and is presenting a Paper entitled “Serving Time – Visual Spiritual Journaling the Inner Witness.”  Here is a brief description of her 1 hour presentation which will appear in the Conference Catalogue.

Serving Time – Visual Spiritual Journaling The Inner Witness
Describes grid approach to write program proposal and outlines a process to establish a spiritual, art-based program within a forensic setting. Short and long-term program goals, art directives, evaluation and ethical issues will be discussed. Inmate’s art and poetry illustrate appropriate art materials for the setting.

Congratulations Maripat. We are very proud of you!!