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Wednesday 12.15.10

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artist opportunities

The Museum of Contemporary Craft has extended their call for proposals for a 2 week artist residency program in conjunction with the spring 2011 exhibition, Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. One local artist will be selected to work on site to create a piece based on one of Herrick's designs, which will then travel as part of the exhibition to additional venues. The extended deadline is January 10, 2011. Learn more about it on the MoCC website.

OHSU has put out an RFP, also with an extended deadline, for a portrait photographer for an ongoing diversity project. The selected artist will make two portrait photographs of historical OHSU graduates. The RFP will help establish the contract. The latest deadline is December 20, and you can get more info on the OHSU website.

PNCA is seeking applications for their 2011 Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts. The intensive immersion institute "embraces the hybrid-moving image by combining critical thought, fine art practice and digital technologies." Applications are open to animation practitioners, graduate students and upper division undergrads. Rolling submissions will be accepted through May, 2011 for the July institute. Get more info on the PNCA website.

The Oregon State Hospital (best known as the filming location for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) is seeking submissions for public work that will "create a place of remembering, honoring, and memorial for past patients." Artists can submit individually or in teams, and the maximum budget is $500,000. Submissions must be received by December 27. Get more info on the Oregon Arts Commission opportunities page.

(Interested in public art? Check out RACC's new guide to Portland public art.)

The Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Site is seeking proposals for site-specific art installations during the 2012 season. "Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true 'penitentiary,' a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts." Proposals aren't due until June 16, 2011, but artists are encouraged to attend an orientation first. Orientations begin January 28. More details are available on the penitentiary website.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on December 15, 2010 at 11:51 | Comments (1)


You can find images of Laurie Herrick's notes, photographs of her work, and weaving drafts to use in preparation of your proposal here


Posted by: Namita Wiggers [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 16, 2010 11:38 AM

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