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City of Odessa - Community Art Gallery


Budget: $1,000
Activated: 02/22/2023
Deadline: 03/22/2023
Call Summary
The City of Odessa and Odessa Arts are collaborating to select 2D artwork 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 on the fifth floor from April 10, 2023 through March 30, 2024. 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 its privilege to purchase one of the pieces to grow its permanent collection.
Budget Description
Budget reflects possible purchase of artwork by the City of Odessa as part of a permanent collection.

Project Description
The City of Odessa and Odessa Arts are proud to launch a community gallery at City Hall. The project will not only beautify one of our municipal buildings, but will also bring attention to the robust artist community here in the Permian Basin. Artist are invited to present a theme freely through your unique artistic expression. The subject matter should enrich the visual environment of City Hall's council chambers. Selected pieces will be displayed on the fifth floor of City Hall from April 10, 2023 through March 30, 2024. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the City may choose to exercise the option to purchase one of the pieces to build its permanent collection.
Artwork Goals
1. To beautify City Hall
2. To draw attention to the community of artists in the Permian Basin
3. To build a permanent art collection for the City of Odessa
Artwork Location Description
The fifth floor of City Hall houses city council chambers.
All residents of the Permian Basin are encouraged to apply. Works must be created within the past 5 years. You must be a resident of the Permian Basin to enter this competition. All artwork must have been created by the artist making the entry.
Application Requirements
Work examples: 1
Artist Statement: 100 word maximum
Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams.
Selection Information
Selection Process
Artwork will be selected by a committee compromising 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.

Artwork must be ready-to-hang (and not exceed 40’ in the longest dimension). Please make sure that wire or D-rings are attached firmly to the back of the piece ( NO sawtooth hangers permitted). Make sure your frames are gallery quality. Mats are not required although we do ask that you use only white. Clearly label the back of your work with your full name, medium and contact information. Odessa Arts reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not gallery-ready and professional in presentation.
February 22, 2023 - Submissions open
March 22, 2023- Submissions due
March 31, 2023 - Selected artists notified
April 10, 2023 - Artwork due at City Hall
April 10, 2023 - March 30, 2024 - Artwork displayed at City Hall
April 25, 2023- Artists Reception
Additional Resources
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Contact Information
Ramsi Richardson
PO Box 7195
Odessa TX 79760 United States



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