Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) in collaboration with the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) has announced a call for entries for the Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project (CAP-UP), a series of installation window displays by area artists. GCAC and SID are looking for proposals for specific windows in the Capitol Square area.
Artists will be challenged to celebrate the city’s Bicentennial as well as the area’s diverse character for the benefit of its residents, visitors and businesses. The window displays will help sustain and promote the prosperity of downtown and encourage the community to explore the exhibits as a walking tour.
Artists taking inspiration from 200Columbus’ themes of Innovation, Design, Education and Art as well as thinking in terms of installation, rather than 2-D image/mural art, will have a competitive advantage.
Entries must be received by the end of the business day on May 22. The installations will be on view from September 1 through January 3. Artists must be 18 or older to participate.
Entries must include full contact information, a proposal describing the intended work, a current resume, a two paragraph artist statement, 10 images of past work, an image list and an action plan for installation. Entries should be mailed to GCAC c/o CAP-UP, 100 E Broad St #2250, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
The week of the artist selection by jury is June 11. The jurors for the project include: Michael Bongiorno, DesignGroup principal and senior designer; Mary Gray, Riffe Gallery director; Nannette Maciejunes, Columbus Museum of Art, executive director; Priscilla R. Tyson, Columbus City Council; and representatives from GCAC and SID.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support.
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein