ITNA: I Took No Action 


Following reservoir of artist opportunities some of which occur yearly. These are dumped here after being ignored in the WHAT'S NEW page but there is gold in them tailings, you betcha!

4/27/02 deadline  Juror David Leffel $7500 in awards: Oil Painters of America.

11/30/01 deadline  Call to participate in MUSEUMS and the WEB 2002 in Boston Mass, 4/17-20/2002  Deliver a paper, demonstrate your site, host an online activity, or present a workshop.

11/19/01 deadline  Oregon Arts Commission seeks artists' concepts  for University of Oregon Tennis Center 140+ lineal wall footage budget $15,500 contact Meagan Atiyeh, 503-986-0084 UofO Tennis-Recreation Center, OAC, 775 Summer St NE #350, Salem OR 97301-1284

11/15/01 deadline  HAINES ARTS COUNCIL accepting entries for The Panhandle Picture Show, an open category video contest any format under 20 minutes. Prizes exceed $600, entry fee $15 to Kim Lehner 907-766-3386 Haines Arts Council PO Box 1185, Haines AK 99827  some artists in Haines

8/21/01 deadline  Municipality of Anchorage SERVICE  HIGH SCHOOL seeks slides to select among for interior science classrooms. $45000 budget. Contact Jocelyn Young 907-343-6473  Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 121 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501

8/21/01 deadline  Municipality of Anchorage BARTLETT  HIGH SCHOOL seeks slides to select among for interior clerestory. $36000 budget. Contact Jocelyn Young 907-343-6473  Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 121 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501

8/14/01 deadline  Municipality of Anchorage CHUGIAK HIGH SCHOOL seeks slides for exterior sculpture and cafeteria window treatment. $140000 budget. Contact Jocelyn Young 907-343-6473  Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 121 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501

8/14/01 deadline  Municipality of Anchorage SAND LAKE FIRE STATION seeks 11"x17" concept sketches for exterior artwork. $28000 budget. Contact Jocelyn Young 907-343-6473  Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 121 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501

8/06/01 deadline  Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks nominations of individuals, organizations or businesses who have made significant contributions to the arts in Alaska for GOVERNOR'S AWARDS 10/25/01 call 907-269-6610 or for nomination particulars.

7/6/01 deadline  City of Seattle CITY HALL Light Sculptor sought for $125,000 commission. Ruri Yampolsky 206-684-7309     also sound sculptor (?) for elevators

6/30/01 deadline  Pacific Coast competition for annual New American Paintings catalogues. 781-235-2235 Open Studios Press, 66 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

6/29/01 deadline  City of Atlanta Georgia seeks slide & resume submittals for a shortlist of artists held for two years to draw from for projects at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport & in the city. ATLANTA CULTURAL AFFAIRS 404-530-4289 City Hall East, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308

6/13/01 deadline  City of Seattle JUSTICE CENTER ARTWORKS  seeks artists for Jury Assembly room. $40,000 commission  Ruri Yampolsky 206-684-7309    

6/1/01 - 7/4/01 exhibition  2001 All-Alaska Juried Sculpture show and symposium at  Bunnell Street Gallery  with guest Juror Tom Joyce. $1000 in awards, Pratt Museum hosts discussions on community involvement in public art.

6/01/01 deadline  ARTS FOR THE PARKS national competition has $95000 in prizes contact 1.800.553.2787 POBOX 608 Jackson Hole WY 83001 image restrictions on size (>300 square inches and  <616)  and subject (wildlife, landscape, park history) and media (no photos, prints, digital prints) open to all artists nationally, prizes are awarded based on many criteria, mainly connection to particular parks.

5/10//01-5/12/01 lecture tour  CHRISTO   & JEANNE-CLAUDE will be hosted by the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks and the ICGA seeks support to help underwrite the costs. 907.272.1489

5/15/01 deadline  NORTHERN ARTS COUNCIL 14th annual national art competition Jurored by Ed Paschke offering $8500 in prizes. contact Dori Brown, 715.362.3963 NAC, PO BOX 916, Rhinelander WI 54501 or Nicolet College Gallery Director Treatzie Dall    fee for slide submission is $20.

5/1/01 deadline passed ITNA  BARANOF ELEMENTARY % for arts Sitka School District has budgeted $42000, requests proposals, and reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Educating Children to be Tomorrow's Leaders. Contact 907.747.8622, Sitka School District PO Box 179 Sitka AK 99835 

4/27/01 deadline passed ITNA  Center for Contemporary Art seeks submissions for the NORTHWEST ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW $1000 awards. open to artists resident in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington 206.728.1980

4/26/01 deadline passed ITNA  2001 NORTHWEST BIENNIAL at the Tacoma Art Museum seeks submissions in all media. Juror Gladys Nilsson will select among entries for a show in July. 253.272.4258  

4/24/01 deadline passed ITNA  ANCHORAGE DOWNTOWN FIRE STATION has budgeted $60,000 and will pay three finalists to more fully develop proposals.  jury requests 11"x17" concept for artwork in 3 areas. contact Curator of Public Art Jocelyn Young 907-343-6473 AMHA 1% for Art, 121 West 7th Ave, Anchorage AK 99501 for a list of surplus materials to incorporate into your plan contact Paul Urbano 907-267-5001 or here is what he sent me: Anchorage Fire DepartmentNew Fire Station #11% For ArtSurplus Fire Equipment List as of 4-2-01(1)    24 foot (2 section) aluminum extension ladder(1) 1 1/2" chrome plated hand nozzle with bale (lever to open and close)(1) 2 1/2" chrome plated hand nozzle with handles and bale (much larger than 1 1/2" nozzl e)(2)    50 foot sections of 2 1/2" hose with brass couplings (hose is cotton jacketed and gray in color)(1) 2 1/2" brass double female coupling(1) 1 1/2" brass double female coupling(1) 2 1/2" gated valve(1) 10 foot wooden handle pike pole (pole with hook at the end)

3/17/01 deadline  Girdwood Center for Visual Arts seeks clay art for CUP SHOW II.  Contact Kathy Peters 907.783.2276 or

3/16/01 deadline  FLINTRIDGE FOUNDATION offers grants of $25000 to West Coast artists with the exception of those in the Alaska 'region' working 20+ years. inquiries to FF Awards for Visual Artists, 1040 Lincoln Ave. #100,  Pasadena CA 91103

3/12/01  OUT NORTH Contemporary Art House seeks curatorial proposals for 2001-2002 season. proposal to 1325 Primrose Street Anchorage AK 99508

3/09/01 deadline  ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY invites proposals for solo or collaborative new work for its Grant Hall   and Carr-Gottstein Galleries. contact Jannah Atkins 1536 Valarian Street, Anchorage AK 99508

2/26/01 deadline  KING COUNTY COURTHOUSE seeks  letters of interest  in two opportunities with $100000 budgeted for entrance artwork on wall and $235000 for floor tile design (w' $25000 to artist for design, balance to build)  contact Cath Brunner, 206.296.8680 KCPAP  506 Second Avenue #200, Seattle WA 98104-2307   open to professional artists nationwide who are immediately willing and available to start March 15 and be done by June 4.   Entrance artwork panel will select four finalists at $5000 to prepare complete designs from which they will select one   May 4.

2/23/01 deadline  KETCHIKAN Art Council's MAIN STREET GALLERY invites proposals for solo or group exhibitions 907.225.2211 338 Main Street Ketchikan, AK 99901

2/23/01 deadline  HUNTER ELEMENTARY % for Art committee has $34000 budget and is seeking 2D or 3D proposals of reasonable size. contact Barbara Short  907.452.2000x417, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99701-4756

2/22/01 deadline  AKVerve seeks contact info, art medium & 150 word bio from Literary, Musical, Performance, and Visual artists who wish to be included in it's second annual comprehensive guide, also seeking other submissions.  907.27-VERVE   PO Box 91972, Spenard AK 99509-1972

2/16/01 deadline  Alaskan Arts and Artisans Galleries invites submissions on the theme of RAVEN for March show. 907-272-9011

2/09/01 deadline  NATIONAL PORTFOLIO REVIEW COMPETITION has scholarships at the Arts Institutes as prizes for students.

2/08/01 deadline  TimeFrame COMPUTER CLIP ART Contest solicits graphics for their collection, with over $600 in prizes.  1-907-562-3822   Winners announced 2/16 during  Fur Rondezvouz.  Entries become public domain and you must be willing to give up copyright protections.  I have added some things to this collection in the past, they do credit the contributors.

01/01/01 deadline  ALASKA FOLK FESTIVAL seeks theme graphic for poster/t-shirt/mugs merchandise for their 27th annual. $400-$2000 "depending on what is provided in addition to the design. details 907.272.1589  AFF, PO Box 21748, Juneau AK 99802

12/29/00 deadline passed ITNA  SEATTLE ARTS COMMISSIONS seeks glass artists to submit slides and materials to be considered for $200,000 + glass commission at McCaw Hal.  Seattle Center Project Manager Cynthia Gould Brown 206.296.8692 AC, 312 First Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109-4501

12/22/00 deadline  passed ITNA  KING COUNTY Public Art Program seeks letters of interest from artists in USA to be included in the Design Team Artist Registry. Cynthia Gould Brown 206.296.8692 506 Second Avenue #200, Seattle WA 98104-2307

12/8/00 deadline  passed ITNA  SEATTLE COLLECTS   Printworks 2001 has $20,000 to spend on existing prints open to artists working nationwide. One step purchase from slides by the panel. Beth Sellars 206.684.7312 SAC, 312 First Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109-4501

12/1-20 deadline  passed ITNA  OUT NORTH Contemporary Art House seks small 2&3-D visual art from Alaskans for a show titled "Under 30 (Inches)" that will accompany the "Under 30 (Minutes)" performances in January. Submissions must have total perimeter dimensions under 30" (including frame). Smaller than 8" square, basically. Ready to hang, labelled on back, priced to sell works to Out North 1325 Primrose Street Anchorage AK 99507 contact Gene Dugan 907-279-8099   Out of towners include cost of return shipping. ALL submissions will be hung.

11/10 deadline  passed ITNA  EARTH FIRE AND FIBRE XXIII Alaska biennial Juried Craft Exhibit at Anchorage Museum. Juror Alan DuBois of the Arkansas Arts Center will award $4000 in prizes and the museum generally finds something it would like to add to its collection from among the objects in this show. Alaska residents only may submit slides of up to four works with $20 to Anchorage Museum, 121 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501

10/23/00 deadline  passed ITNA  SALMON in the CITY seeks to commission a minimum of 11 artist to create new site specific works for the Seattle Public Arts open to professional artists living in the USA. Budgets ranging from $1000, $5000, & $25,000  .   Helen Lessick   206.615.1877 Don't know what a salmon is?

10/13/00 deadline passed ITNA   Seattle Arts Commission SAC seeks six semi-finalists at $500 from whose proposals two will receive $11,000 and $6,000 respectively for installations at the SEATTLE HOME SHOW  and the NORTHWEST ENVIRO EXPO.  Go out and art em where they live! Contact Helen Lessick 206.684.7076

9/18/00 deadline passed ITNA  Environmental Laboratory $30,000 The King County Public Art Program, working in partnership with the Wastewater Treatment Division, is seeking an artist or artist-led team to create a site-specific public artwork for the office space addition to the Environmental Laboratory on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. contact Cath Brunner 206-296-8680 KCPAP seeks artist "who can tell the story of the region's water quality."

9/18/00 deadline passed ITNA  Overlake Transportation Oriented Development   $125,000.00  The King County Public Art Program, working in partnership with the Metro Transit Division, is seeking an artist or artist-led team to create an integrated public artwork for the transit center portion of a new moderate-income apartment complex, which is designed to allow people to become less dependent on cars. The Overlake Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is believed to be the first project in the nation to combine housing with metropolitan bus service. contact Barbara Lueke 206.296.4137

10/2/00 deadline passed ITNA  The Washington State Convention & Trade Center Art Foundation is soliciting slides from artists who wish to compete for the design and execution of an exterior work of art to be sited at the Pike Street entrance of the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in downtown Seattle.  The budget for the completed project (design, fabrication, installation and any related mechanical, electrical or plumbing support, as required) is $200,000. Three to five finalists  will each receive a $5,000 stipend to develop a site-specific work of art.  They will be brought to Seattle in April 2001, at Foundation expense, to present their proposal to the panel.  contact Sharon Ducey 206-694-5000 WSCTC Art Foundation 800 Convention Place   Seattle, WA  98101-2350

10/1/00 deadline passed ITNA  Washington State Department of Transportation   Calls for Projects A grant program for project proposals to improve Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities; Safety & Education for Pedestrians & Bicyclists;   Scenic & Historic Highway Programs; Landscaping & Other Scenic Beautification; Historic Preservation; Rehabilitation & Operation of Historic Transporting Facilities; Control & Removal of Outdoor Advertising; Archaeological Planning & Research;

9/1/00 deadline passed ITNA Seattle Arts Commission ARTSUP seeks slides,etc of artists capable of involving the community in conceptual site-specific art in all disciplines and has an unknown number of $15000 residencies which they will award to someone from among the 'pool' of artists juried in. Additional funds of from $25,000 - $100,000 are available to develop art concepts produced with these residencies, and SAC is spending funds to develop community interest and involvement as well. Go out and art em where they live!   contact Lisa Richmond Public Art Project Manager 206-684-0998   ARTSUP, Seattle Arts Commission, 312 First Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109-4501 a wonderful program and an astounding example of newspeak.

9/1/00 exhibition ITNA  07SEAS Toronto Ontario

8/31/00 deadline passed ITNA Seattle Arts Commission SAC Multiple Projects HATCHCOVER DESIGNS seeking two artists to design drawings &/or mold for manhole covers and five eighty-minute classroom presentations at Cleveland High School, $10,000 each contact Marcia Iwasaki  206-233-3946

8/30/00 deadline  Liquitex provides Internet exposure for artists working with acrylic paint. Each month 1 artist will be selected and featured on the Liquitex website. INFO: Liquitex Artist of the Month, P.O. Box309, Whitehall, PA 18052 or

8/25/00 deadline passed ITNA     Seattle-Tacoma International Airport    Central Terminal Expansion Project $500,000 The Port of Seattle is seeking an artist to create a significant artwork for the Pacific Marketplace at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This artwork has the potential to be a signature statement for both the Central Terminal Expansion (CTE) public space and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and an unforgettable icon for the Pacific Northwest region. This commission could be created from a variety of materials; however, the successful artist will understand how to dynamically activate space and use the changing light quality of this environment in both day and night. 206-205-5435

8/21/00 deadline passed ITNA    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport    South Terminal Expansion Project $8,000 for original design per column, transportation costs not to exceed $1500 per artist The South Terminal Expansion Project (STEP) seeks nine artists to create original designs for nine prominent architectural columns. 206-205-5435

8/18/00 deadline passed ITNA  MAT-SU School District seeking proposals for SWANSON Elementary ($69500 literacy, love of books and reading), WASILLA Middle ($73600 historic Iditarod dog mushing) PALMER Junior ($46000 sun across cultures and time) GLACIER VIEW ($36420 Matanuska Glacier and surrounding terrain) Contact Bob Doyle 125 West Evergreen, Palmer, AK 99645 for prospectus 907.746.9249

8/15/00 deadline passed ITNA ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS seeking plans and schedules for Visual and Performing Arts events to put in their special section on the arts. contact Mike Dunham, ADN 1001 Northway Drive, Anchorage AK 99508 no phone calls no attachments to

8/11/00 deadline ITNA don't qualify by residence but this is an excellent program for an arts council to emulate.  King County Arts Commission  Gallery Program 2001 The King County Gallery Program seeks professional artists to mount solo exhibitions in their gallery space on the 2nd floor of the Smith Tower.  Professional artists living in King County and who are not currently represented by a commercial gallery may apply.   This program particularly encourages exhibitions by early-career artists, and artists whose chosen medium or genre is under-represented in commercial and mainstream galleries.  Each selected artist or exhibition group receives a $400 honorarium. 206-296-7580

8/05/00 deadline ITNA i'm forced to represent my paintings to people with photographs... should be an excellent show though, with the local subject matter! RAREFIED LIGHT 2000 photography exhibition open to Alaskan residents. original works , $100 best of show award. Juror Barry McWayne, curator of art at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks. Exhibit travels. Contact, Hal Gage, Alaska Photographic Center, PO Box 243514, Anchorage AK 99524-3514  907.272.4356

8/4/00 deadline passed ITNA    Seattle Arts Commission Multiple Projects Visual Art Purchase  206-615-1801 

7/31/00 deadline ITNA who the heck are these folks?  Enumclaw Arts Commission         Artists in Education Roster The Enumclaw Arts Commission in collaboration with the Enumclaw School District request applications for participation in a roster for artists in theatre, dance, visual arts, music and literary arts. call for application 360-825-3594    or visit their website

7/31/00 deadline:ITNA these are images for what we call 'cans' in the sign trade.. MTA Metro, Los Angeles seeks artist to decorate seven 3'h x4'w  Photographic Light boxes $2500 per light box. The artist and works will be changed out annually, two artists may be selected. Contact Leo Woodinton 213-922-4ART  MTA Metro Art One Gateway Plaza, 99-19-4  Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952  Congratulations to Eileen Cowin, whose photos of mouths and eyes were chosen to initiate this continuing public art series.

7/30/00 deadline ITNA this is an important venue HALLWALLS Contemporary Arts Center seeks proposals for solo or group exhibitions in 4,000 sq. INFO: HCAC, 2495 Main St., Ste. 425, Buffalo, NY 14214 or 761/835-7362

7/28/00 deadline  Wow what a lady! every artist should have several Betty Bowens type people in their lives...   Twenty-Second Annual Betty Bowen Memorial Award Competition $10,000 open to artists in WA OR and ID only. call for details   206-654-3131 administered by the Seattle Art Museum

911 Media Arts Ctr. seeks artwork for its highly visible exhibition windows. Honorarium and material reimbursement is offered. INFO: 911, 117 Yale Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 or 206/682-6552 or

Public Art Fund Inc., has periodic calls for artists interested in public art comm. INFO: PAF, One East 53rd St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10019 or 212/541-8423

6/30 deadline  ITNA with no excuse  HALLIE FORD MUSEUM of ART seeks to enhance the exterior of its building and raise its visibility through signs, lights, banners, artwork, the possible addition of color and the like. Ms Maribeth Collins has made a generous grant of $25,000 for this project to cover all phases etc. Three finalists paid  $500 for proposals chosen from slides. Inquiries to John Olbrantz, director.Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301   503.370.6854   Open to artists architects, designers who are Oregon or Washington residents I guess its ok to be from elsewhere if you must ...     or

6/15/00 deadline  ITNA these folks need to check how they commission prints and editions in Seattle  ARCTIC COUNCIL seeks Alaskan artist to design a limited edition poster. $1000 commission from 8-1/2"x11" concept sketch.

6/14/00 deadline ITNA this is perfect for YOU ARTS at MIAMI outdoor sculpture competition at Miami University in Oxford OH 45056 $4000 honorarium, $2000 materials, additional residency and travel expenses for the winning site specific sculpture. William and Dorothy Yeck Award.

5/20/00 deadline ITNA  NORTHERN NATIONAL JURIED ART Competition $8500 in prizes Juror Betsy Damon of St Paul, MN. Entry $20 for up to two pieces.Northern Arts Council, PO Box 916, Rhinelander WI 54501 at the Nicolet College Gallery contact Treatzie Dall or Dori Brown coordinator 715.362.3963

5/8/00 deadline  SEATTLE ARTS COMMISSION Pioneer Square Arts and Legends plan seeks artist/team to develop$15000 plan for public art in this neighborhood renovation.   Lisa Richmond 206.684.0998

5/1/00 deadline ITNA THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE 2000 Competition $16,000 cash prizes, feature in magazine  513.531.2690x328   1507 Dana Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45207

4/10/00 deadline ITNA SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY seeking an individual or team to use $50,000 to develop a detailed public art plan with a budget of   approximately $900,000. Contact Lisa Richmond at the Seattle Arts Commission 206-684-0998  Page about the Library Capital Plan at

4/10/00 deadline ITNA  1% for Arts McLAUGHLIN YOUTH CENTER $25-55,000  proposals for art glass, exterior art forms for this detention facility. Walk through faciity March 8. Contact Chet Halcomb ADOT&PF Project Manager 907.269.0826  or Shannon Planchon, Alaska State Council on the Arts 907-269-6605

4/7/00 deadline ITNA to submit slides, photos, or items   to a jury that selects artists and authors to participate in a sort of baxaar in the atrium at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art during the summer months.25% commission on art and craft sales, 20% on books. 907-343-6195   Anchorage Museum Shop 121 West 7th Avenue Anchorage AK 99501

3/31/00 deadline ITNA  to submit slides AIM FOR ARTS International Competition $50,000 Cdn. Cash Awards ($25,000 1st  Prize) Federation of Canadian Artists in partnership with AIM Funds Management Inc. present an international open juried painting exhibition in Vancouver, September 1 through October 6, 2000.   Prospectus: send SASE (Canadian postage or international postage coupon) to the FCA, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC  V6H 4B7; contact: Ellen Poole,  ITNA except to bitch when I realized that Seven Sisters exceeded size limitations...

3/24/00 deadline ITNA  Fairbanks SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL $115,000 1% for Art for a half dozen site specific spots around this new school. The art should be able to visually challenge the community for generations. Two and three dimensional proposals must reach Barbara Short before deadline. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-4756 email to:   telephone 907.452.2000 x417 

3/04/00 deadline passed ITNSITKA HIGH SCHOOL renovation $89,000 1% for Art expenditures project announcements from Sitka School District PO Box 179 Sitka, AK 99835 to link to District office or call 907-747-8622

2/22/00 deadline passed ITNA SALMON CREEK OFFICE BUILDING $4,900 1% for Art purchase and installation. No anchovies and No abstracts please for this health and social services building. Think clinic and case workers. Committee wants to maximize their dollar, prefers serene Alaskan landscapes. oh and they want $3 from  you first. Rosemary Matt, Chief Projects Engineer, 1.907.586.5230

1/28/00 deadline passed ITNA  LIVING ARTIST GALLERY Virtual Gallery in Tacoma WA seeking jpegs 500x500 pixels <=60K for a February Exhibit on the theme of creative process titled "Edge of my Subconscious' or email  

1/25/00 deadline ITNA  JAMES BAIRD GALLERY "In the Presence of Absence, 2000" juried show in St John's, NewFoundland Canada check out the Pouch Cove Residencies.

1/24/00 deadline  ITNA  SUMMIT call for entries for various Annual Awards 2533 NW Pinnacle Drive, Portland OR 97229  503-297-9979  This one is high-tone and not inexpensive: $75 to submit your URL, don't you know.

1/15/00 deadline passed ITNA Alaska Native Heritage Center Native Artist Jurored show call 1-800-315-6608 for information. Juror Ron Senungetuk

1/12/00 deadline passed ITNA  ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB call for entries for various 79th Annual Awards, excellent Judges, high fees, numerous categories. or email to  The Art Directors Club, Inc.,104 West 29th St, New York NY 10001 USA.  212-643-1440     This is a superior contest with a sleeper poster. Put your stuff in front of the decision makers!

12/06/99 deadline passed ITNA    1% for ART purchase Oregon State University Environmental Computing Center in Corvallis, Oregon $12,700 for interior art open to US visual artists. Oregon Arts Commission    503.986.0084  Painter's take note: large existing niche intended for artwork outside a conference room ( 9'x19'x2' )

12/05/99 deadline passed ITNA    1% for ART purchase BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY in Oregon $25,000 for new art to be placed in one or more designated areas.  Project II, Beaverton Arts Commission, PO Box 4755, Beaverton, OR 97076. contact Jane Scott 503-526-2288   or try Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland and the Oregon Arts Commission

11/06/99 deadline  ITNA   ALASKA STATE MUSEUM in Juneau is accepting applications from resident Alaskan visual artists only for solo exhibitions during the 2000-2002 exhibition seasons. 907-465-2901 for prospectus. Email to

11/02/99 deadline  ITNA   1% for ART commissions BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY in Oregon $165,000 for a major work for plaza and lobby. 10 copies of your one page written proposal with three references from past commissions plus the usual SASE, slides, list, bio, etc. to Beaverton Arts Commission, PO Box 4755, Beaverton, OR 97076.  Three semi-finalists will be paid $1000 each to flesh out the proposals.  contact Jayne Scott 503-526-2288 or try Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland and the Oregon Arts Commission

11/02/99 deadline  ITNA  1% for ART commissions CREEKSIDE PARK ELEMENTARY open competition for concept drawings for exterior artwork. Committee has $68,000 would like arty shutters to close during the summertime so the little darlings won't stone the windows. "They do not want art about Alaskan animals they want art that reflects children."  Contact Jocelyn Young, 907-343-6473.  Ask her why this deadline has to be identical to the next opportunity.This one was rescheduled indefinitely at the last minute.

11/02/99 deadline  ITNA   1% for ART commissions OCEAN VIEW ELEMENTARY open competition for concept drawings for exterior and interior artwork.  Art selection jury has $54,000 plus intends to pay three finalists a fee for finished proposals. They want to 'brighten the day' of their students with a child friendly, engaging, inviting to touch  marine life (seals) theme. 11"x17" single page format for concept proposals. Contact Jocelyn Young, 121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501

10/31/99 deadline  ITNA   FAIRBANKS ART ASSOCIATION accepting proposals for solo and group exhibits for the 2001 season. Proposal, ten slides, resume, SASE, as usual to Box 72786, Fairbanks AK 99707.  This active arts association makes Anchorage look lazy. I can't tell you anything about their gallery. Fairbanks is Alaska's second most populated city.

10/31/99 deadline  ITNA   ART CROWD Magazine Juried Competition seeking slide entries 5/$25 to be considered for inclusion in their publication, said to be distributed to affluent art enthusiasts, curators and other gatekeepers. Contact Joel Hochman, Larry Leichman of The Floating Gallery, 331 West 57th Street #465, New York NY 10019  phone 212-399-1961 .  To quote their brochure ‘no costly shipping, framing, storage, and insurance charges; magazine delivered into homes and offices of buyers; kept on display for months; sold at fine bookstores; all mediums and styles are welcome; no censorship---anything goes!’  

10/4/99 deadline passed ITNA for PRINT MAGAZINE Interactive Design Competition, $75 entry fee with diskette or web site URL to Print's InterAction2000 Annual, 3200 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852   212.463.0600  Seems like a lot to pay to tell someone your URL, but very little to pay if your site is selected for inclusion in this prestigious Annual. Impress your colleagues and clients by showing them a magazine with your stuff in it!

09/17/99 deadline passed I Took No Action  SEATTLE ARTS COMMISSION Civic Center Lead Artist/Team for the new city hall at $50,000 to develop an art plan & budget, write technical specs, and integrate the proposals into the construction documents. This is perhaps the coolest job opening in the Northwest right now, and you can apply with contact information and three references. Contact Barbara Goldstein  206-684-7311

09/01/99 deadline passed I took no action. They did ask me to remove them from my mailing list, which I found encouraging, wouldn't you?  MIAMI UNIVERSITY 10TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION Open to all professional U.S. (non-student) artists. One winning sculptor will receive a $4,000.00 honorarium, room and board and artist's travel expenses. Materials up to $2,000 supplied by University. Artist will design and build a site-specific piece and/or installation on the campus of Miami University in September 1999. Student involvement in installation is an integral part of this project. A proposal for the piece will be expected, as well as slides of 4 previously completed works. $10.00 entry fee payable to Miami University. Prospectus required for entry. For prospectus call: 513-529-1883, fax 513-529-1532, email: or write to: Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Art Department, Miami University, Oxford OH 45056

8/30/99 deadline passed, I took no action. This really baffled me, and I had too much to do. Submit resumé and slides to be considered by the committee to add $200,000 of 1% for Art  to the ANCHORAGE REPLACEMENT JAIL.  ‘Persons housed at this facility have not been through court system and are considered innocent. The jail is a serious environment. Occupants are emotionally delicate, depressed, and often suicidal. NO PROPOSALS at this time.’   Committee will select from artists represented by slides  a limited number to submit a ‘conceptual’ proposal outlining materials, installation, budget and schedule.   Something about shaking an ‘ugly stick’ at this building, which is plain as dirt outside and secure and windowless inside. Can't shake an ugly stick at that amount of money though.   contact Jocelyn Young. Curator of Public Art, at theAnchorage Museum. 907-343-6473

08/09/99 deadline VSA arts of Washington    NO BOUNDARIES 2000 open to artists with disabilities who are residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. $10/2 slides + $4/ea addtl slide up to four works of art not larger than 40"x40" or 2ft cubed for this traveling show booked for September 99 through May 00.  Catalog is printed. Good opportunity, but not worth disabling yourself for! I participated in 98, and plan to submit again. Contact Exhibit Director Bitten Duggan, VSAAW, 305 Harrison Street #303, Seattle WA 98109     206.443.1843  

I took no action. I do have works that have been exhibited that are less than the size described. Problem (for me) is that they are pallettes, and I don't take slides or submit slides of them.

07/26/99 deadline passed I took no action, what a wienie!    MULDOON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  (MOA 1% for Art) requests concept drawings on 11"x17" paper for exterior artwork. Total  budget for project is $98,000.     Details from Ms Jocelyn Young   907-343-6473    The jury would like something that says ‘WOW!’ and pretty much have committeed up an idea of what they'd like to see, maybe you can match that. Grab a prospectus this is a plum one.



11/22/99 deadline ITNA     1% for ART purchase University of Oregon, ZEBRAFISH FACILITY in Eugene, Oregon $21,000 for new exterior art open to US visual artists. Oregon Arts Commission    503.986.0084

11/15/99 deadline ITNA   SEATTLE ARTS COMMISSION City Light Portable Works % for Art Purchase and Publication is open to artists nationally. $10,000 for purchase and $3000/half the edition/production costs to the artist selected to produce a commissioned print. City Light is a electric utility. The Commission expects to select no fewer than 10 prints for purchase and to select an artist from among those who submit slides. Additional sums of more than $50,000 are available to residents of Seattle, Washington, Oregon, even California, but not to us Alaskans or the rest of you suckers, but the Print category is open nationally.   Sean Elwood 206-684-7312      This program is a model for those whose job description includes spending public money on art, hint hint.


07/14/99 deadline passed Public Art Projects at Juneau Police Station and Riverbend Elementary School. Worth $125,000 from the City & Borough of Juneau, 155 South Seward Street,  Juneau  AK  99801 Roger K Healy     Open to artists nationwide, but get this; miss any of the criteria and you are not eligible for Local Bonus Points, but are still invited to submit a proposal.  $10 gets you a badly produced RFP with the mjunokids.JPG (1586 bytes)ost extraordinary pictures of children playing in the school yard, with black ovals obliterating their faces. I know you don't believe me, here is a sample:

06/14/99 deadline passed I took no action     Juried Exhibition 1999.   Open to all media. Over $7000 in awards. Aug. 28 - Nov. 7, 1999. Juror - Kinshasha Holman Conwill. Send SASE for prospectus to: Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Box 6438, Newport News VA 23606   

06/01/99 deadline passed I took no action.   ARTS FOR THE PARKS Competition created by National Park Academy for the Arts seeks artistic interpretations of particular National Park Sites for it's 13th annual exhibition.  Over $100,000 in awards and opportunities, including a $50,000 purchase award for top place.  Contact     1-800-ARTS (2787)      PO Box 608, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001        This competition is open to artists nationwide and judges review more than two thousand entries.  Alaska is in 'Region III' and there are seventeen national parks to choose from as subjects to depict.   Many states have contributed individual award prizes to encourage the contemporary creation of works of art about their parks.   My feeling is that Alaska arts funders should step up to the line, but I can't even get the newspaper to publicize the contest at first. Go figure..

My personal lame excuse for not entering is that I don't have anything small enough to fit their size restrictions..

05/20/99 deadline passed, took no action. Northern National Art Competition: open to all 2-D art, Three $1000.00 Awards of Excellence, over $8500.00 in prizes. Juror/Judge Christopher Brown. Send S.A.S.E. to: Nicolet College, Art Dept, Box 518, Rhinelander WI 54501

05/10/99 deadline passed  MAC 21 International Contemporary Art Fair will take place in the Fairs and Congresses Centre of Marbella (Malaga-Spain) July 14-19.  There is a cool opportunity for artists to participate, check this out...Art-e-mail.- International Art Exhibition of E-mails of Artists is the First International Exhibition   of E-mails of Artists in Spain and will take   place in the Special Stand of Art-e-mail

    For the participation in Art-e-mail you must send us a maximum of two e-mails, each one with an enclosed file of one image/artwork of your creation (drawings, paintings, photographs,  sculptures, etc) (BMP or JPG).    The thematic and technique of artwork will be free. The participation and exhibition in Art-e-mail is free of charge.  The selected artworks will be reproduced, for the exhibition, in colour on A3/B (13,00x 19,0'' - 32,9 x 48,3 cm) in vertical position.   The reproduction of artwork is free of charge. 
     You must remind that the e-mail with the image of artwork (BMP or JPG with 1 Mb max.) should be sent to:  We are receiving a lot of e-mails for Art-e-mail. MAC 21 ´99 will have the participation of exhibitors of: Argentina, Australia, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United States.  We are looking forward to your participation.

contact:   E-mail :       MAC21,  P.O. Box 747,  50080 Zaragoza (Spain)    Tel...00.34.976.29.14.36  Tel...00.34.639.52.49.62   Fax...00.34.976.29.14.36 

05/07/99 deadline passed Alaska Pacific University announces a call for proposals for solo and  collaborative art exhibits to be shown in Grant Hall or Carr Gottstein Galleries. (They are lobbies.) Artists who have not had an exhibit at APU for the past two years are eligible to apply. Jannah Atkins, Curator. 1536 Valerian St. Anchorage AK 99508-3244. Apply with <20 slides, exhibit proposal, resume, and SASE.  Last time Jannah reviewed my slides by eyeball, holding them up to the light, and regretfully advised me that the formerly Methodist Universities trustees would be nonplussed by sexual specificity. I declined to enter this one. If I'm not good enough for them, than they're not good enough for me. So there!

The Carr Gottstein Gallery especially is a prime display space with open glass windows allowing passersby to enjoy the exhibits. Suitable to larger works. Carr and Gottstein are wealthy business people  with a commendable support for their community, including the fine arts. I don't see anything here that excludes artists nationwide from applying, so go for it!

05/03/99 deadline passed  THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE'S 1999 ANNUAL ART COMPETITION. More than $16,000 in Cash Prizes! Open to all artists-amateurs and professionals. Five categories-Portraits (juror  Everett Raymond Kinstler), Landscapes (juror  Kevin MacPherson), Still Life (juror Joe Anna Arnet), Experimental Art (juror  Louise Cadillac) and Animal Art (juror  Guy Coheleach). New for '99-Student/Beginner division! Top award-winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the December 1999 issue of The Artist's Magazine. For complete rules and official entry form, send SASE to: The Artist's Magazine's 1999 Art Competition, Attn: Terri Boes, Dept. AD, 1507 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207, or fax your request to 513-531-1843, Dept. AD

US$ 9.00 per slide entry, slides are not returned, finalists are featured throughout the year in the magazine, and on their calendar. Everything depends on that slide, make it a good one! And pick the right category.  Maybe look at the magazine before entering. I should have, but I sent my $9 and a slide of Portrait Battle to the attention of Ms Cadillac. Wish us luck! (me, van Gogh, Gauguin, et les femmes) My painting involves several portraits, a fantastic landscape, a still life on a table, and a horse drawing a cart, so I entered it into Experimental.

04/23/99 deadline passed.  1999 NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION July 7 - 28, 1999. Juror: Lisa Dennison, Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Guggenheim Museum. All Media. Award: Solo/Group show. Prospectus. Send SASE to: Phoenix Gallery, 568 Broadway Suite 607, New York NY 10012        I  submitted CHANGE OF SEASONS  and   PORTRAIT BATTLE   for Ms Dennison's consideration.  After I overnight expressed my slides I looked closer at the prospectus.  One painting is too wide and the other too 'old' to suit a strict reading of the rules.  Ah well...

ptarmgnp.JPG (3417 bytes)04/22/99   PTARMIGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1% for Arts sorry I never posted it here but I did everything I was paid for! And entered this goofy roller cabinet with lexan lighted display case, I dunno...  

3 of 20 proposals were selected to be further investigated, mine was not one of those.  "Intriguing to the jury, I'm not sure they knew quite what to think of all the moving parts.  I think they also wondered if this was the appropriate place for students to stop and fiddle around while walking down the hall." --- Ms Young 

That takes me back to my grade school teaching days.  Except I was a music teacher and would have wanted to encourage 'fiddling' around.  

04/16/99 deadline passed with no action on my part. Oregon State University's Hawley Hall project has $42,000 to spend to enliven a residence hall renovation. Open to artists/teams from Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Contact Leah Wiebe at

04/12/99 deadline passed with no action on my part.  University of Oregon Museum of Natural History in Eugene, Oregon wants to purchase an original piece for an exterior courtyard setting and has $1500  to spend. Open to artists in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.  Public Art Project Coordinator Leah Wiebe at (503) 986-0084

04/10/99 deadline passed with no action on my part.  Ptarmigan Arts Studios & Gallery is soliciting artists with exhibition proposals for the years 2000 and 2001. Contact Sharon McKemie  (907) 235-5345    Proposals to Ptarmigan Arts,  PO Box 1128, HOMER, AK 99603. Homer is Shangri-la of North America, located at the westernmost point of the highway system.

04/03/99 deadline passed with no action on my part.  Peninsula Art Guild will accept original work from artists on the Kenai Peninsula for an open show to be held in the spring. Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Kenai AK.    Maximum four entries at $3 each to enter, and pieces submitted will be jurored by Celia Anderson, art instructor at Kenai Peninsula College. 1-907-283-7040    This seems a little insular, may be mainly fireweed and moose pictures, but hey it's an opportunity for Peninsuloids, anyway.

03/19/99 deadline passed, I took no action on Kenai Peninsula Borough School District rfp for art to be designed  for large walls and open spaces inside of Tustumena Elementary School. Contact Dave Spence (907) 262-9361

03/15/99 deadline passed, I took no action on   PRINT magazine 1999 Regional Design Annual  seeking entries from graphic design professionals. Minimum entry fee $25 for one piece, to PRINT's Regional Design Annual, 3200 tower Oaks Blvd, Rockville MD  20852    or try

03/01/99 deadline passed  01/25/99  An open competition for  $60,000 in 5 separate site specific commissions in North Pole Alaska was announced by contact Ms Barbara Short, Art Coordinator. Percent for Art, North Pole Elementary School, FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH School District, 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks, AK  99701-4756.  Interested,  call Ms Short weekdays 8-4 ADT at 907-452-2000 x417

02/15/99   deadline passed without my taking any action. Hope you did better on this one.  OREGON ART COMMISSION % for ART program  has opened a Request for Qualifications for commission or purchase of $ 67,000 worth of 2-D or3-D art for the Western Oregon University Library. Application . Contact: OAC, 775 Summer Street NE, Salem OR 97310. Questions to Ms Ellen Flacker 503-986-0085 or mailto:Ellen.Flacker@State.OR.US.

01/15/99   deadline   12/14/98    OREGON ART COMMISSION % for ART program  has opened a Request for Qualifications for commission or purchase of $ 50,000 worth of 2-D or3-D art for the Forest Ecosystem Research Laboratory involving Northwest Forest Imagery. Application . Contact: OAC, 775 Summer Street NE, Salem OR 97310. Questions to Ms Ellen Flacker 503-986-0085 or mailto:Ellen.Flacker@State.OR.US.  Very enlightened program in Oregon; short list of semi finalists may be invited to submit specific proposals, for which they will be paid a design fee. No regional or state residency requirement.  ‘Visual artists, both emerging and established, are eligible and encouraged to apply.’  They so nice!

The King County Public Art Program has just issued 4 calls-to-artists.  These calls are limited to a NW geographic region & Washington State. Note the eligibility requirements for each call. Diane Testa, Administration Coordinator of the King County Public Art Program hopes to see your applications! 1115 Smith Tower/ 506 Second Avenue  Seattle, WA 98104 206-296-8676 tel

SOUND TRANSIT ART PROGRAM is establishing a roster of interested and qualified artists to commission public artwork from. Great program for buses, commuter rail & light rail and accompanying facilities in the Puget Sound area (Seattle, WA).  Call 206-689-7439 and/or write STart, 1100 Second Avenue #500, SEATTLE  WA  98101.   Sorry, no link yet that I know of...

Seattle Arts Commission occasionally seeks completed artworks  by regional artists related to the theme of water.    Contact: Sean Elwood (206) 684-7312           They will spend $20G to add to the Seattle Public Utilities Department Portable Works Collection this year. Submittal deadline mid November, over for this year.     Regional restrictions apply, making Alaska  the only neighboring state excluded.. Doggonit!

First & Goal, Incorporated at PO Box 52930, BELLEVUE, WA 98015     is administering commissions worth a total of $1.5 mil for a new sports stadium.  Getting on this short list demands a strong background and presentation, established references, etc.  I wish...  but if you qualify, POW!   Check it out, deadline past but consideration is ongoing.

OREGON ARTS COMMISSION . Contact OAC at (503) 986-0084        Visual Artists and or artist teams nationally are encouraged to apply for Percent for Art Public Commissions. For example, Call to Artists for $120000 in Percent for Art projects at the University of Oregon Fitness Center.  Deadline has passed, but definitely get on the mailing list and respond often!