Permanent Sculptures | Art on the Move program | Upcoming Projects
Call to Artists 2014-15
2005. Art on the Move (AOTM) was created in Longmont, bringing five unique and creative artworks to the downtown area for community members and their many visitors to enjoy all year round. Since that time, more than 50 pieces have transformed Longmont, each year enhancing the sites in which they reside, bringing community members and visitors to experience the works, from sunrise to snowfall and every time inbetween.
2014. The Art in Public Places Commission (AIPP) of the City of Longmont is currently seeking artwork from Colorado artists for Art on the Move 2014-5. Artwork will be displayed in various locations from July 2014 through June 2015. Artwork must be durable and able to withstand all weather conditions. All media will be considered; however, all work submitted for review must adhere to the space criteria as pedestals are of set sizes. This year, all artworks will be displayed outside.
Up to six works of art for the following locations will be selected for Art on the Move in 2014-15:
- St. Stephen’s Plaza (up to three at this venue). On each of three pedestals, circular steel plates have been installed on concrete; each is the same size; steel plate is 36" diameter (shown below).
- Longmont Waste Diversion Center (1) – Special “recycled” category (photo below),
- Kensington Park (photo coming soon)
- Civic center concrete pedestal (dimensions 27" x 36")
Artists are invited to submit up to three different pieces for AOTM projects. Please submit up to three images (or drawings) for each piece proposed. Please only submit images of proposed work. Please provide your website so that we may look at past work if requested by the jury.
Each piece submitted must be accompanied with the following:
- Approximate (exact is okay too) measurements
- Materials used
- Size of base plate (exact measurements, please)
- Approximate weight of piece
- Proposed installation method or sketch of base footprint
In 2014, Art on the Move is seeking work constructed of with recycled materials to be placed the Waste Diversion Center. Please identify any submissions for this particular category with a “recycled” symbol of your choice).
2013 brought about 500 voters out to cast their vote for their favorite piece. The Art in Public Places Commission has allocated $500 again for the 2014-15 Community Choice Award. Details will be posted after installation of selected works of art.
The Commission is seeking to display unique artwork of a diverse range. All artwork must be size/scale appropriate; work will be installed on the various bases/pedestals as described and must be “transportable” after the 11-month period. All media appropriate for outdoor locations will be considered. Artwork must be appropriate for public display, and will not be considered if any offensive, religious or political messages may be interpreted. The selection panel will consider the following criteria in its review of submitted artwork: appropriateness, durability, uniqueness, compatibility with site, and safety. The AIPP Commission is seeking work that is of high quality and durable and can handle extreme weather conditions, which may include intense sunlight, high winds and freezing temperatures mixed with ice and snow. “Sunlight” or "exposure" considerations will not be made for individual pieces that might fade. Artwork to be considered may be work that is completed and available or work to be fabricated before the installation date of July 5, 2014. Artwork may be available for sale and will be referenced as such on the City’s AIPP website.
Artists selected for AOTM 2014-15 will receive a stipend of $750 per piece after delivery and installation of the artwork. No additional funds are available for transport of artwork. The City of Longmont will be responsible (physically and financially) for installation of all artwork, nor damage that may occur while on display..
January 24, 2014 – submission deadline
February 2014 – selections made, all artists notified; contracts written and signed
June 25 - July 5, 2014 – delivery of completed artwork and installation
July 19, 2014 – dedication of all AOTM 2012-13 artworks
June 2015 – Art is deinstalled and art work is returned to the artists
To view current installations, as well as photos of pedestals, please see www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/aipp/art_on_move.htm.