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City of Odessa - Community Art Gallery


Budget: $1,000
Activated: 05/02/2018
Deadline: 06/19/2018 5:00 PM Central Time
Call Summary
The City of Odessa and Odessa Arts are collaborating to select artwork by local artists to be displayed in the Community Art Gallery, located on the fifth floor of City Hall in Odessa. Selected works will be displayed in council chambers and various other locations on the fifth floor from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. Artwork must follow guidelines adopted by City Council, must be assembled and ready to hang on delivery to the City of Odessa. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the City of Odessa may exercise it's privilege to purchase one of the pieces to grow it's permanent collection.
Budget Description
Budget reflects possible purchase of artwork by the City of Odessa as part of a permenent collection.
Project Description
The City of Odessa and Odessa Arts are proud to launch a community gallery at City Hall. This project will not only beautify one of our municipal buildings, but will also bring attention to the robust artist community here in Odessa. Selected pieces will be displayed on the fifth floor of City Hall from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the City may choose to exercise the option to purchase one of the pieces to build it's permanent collection.
Artwork Goals
1. To beautify City Hall
2. To draw attention to the community of artists in Odessa & Ector County
3. To build a percent art collection for the City of Odessa
Artwork Location Description
The fifth floor of City Hall houses city council chambers, City Manager's office and various other department heads.
All residents of Odessa and Ector County are encouraged to apply.
Application Requirements
Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 5
Artist Statement: 500 word maximum
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Selection Information
Selection Process
Artwork will be selected by a committee comprising of Odessa Arts staff, City of Odessa Staff and community members.
Selection Criteria
Artwork must be appropriate for public display in a government building and comply with the Community Gallery Guidelines adopted by City Council
May 2 - June 15, 2018 - Submissions open
July 1, 2018 - Chosen artists contacted
July 25, 2018 - Artwork due to City Hall for installation
August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019 - Artwork displayed
Additional Resources
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Contact Information
Randy Ham
Executive Director
PO Box 7195
Odessa TX 79760 United States
Submission Instructions