“Each year, ACP commissions a temporary public art project that is a highlight of the ACP Festival. ACP’s Public Art program is significant in its ability to bring photographic or lens-based projects to audiences that might not ordinarily visit a traditional arts venue. These projects encourage viewers to consider photography in fresh new ways. Do you have a great idea for an exciting Public Art project? We’d love to see it!
Our Open Call for Proposals for the ACP 2013 Public Art Project is now accepting your creative ideas. We look forward to your proposals exploring the intersection of photography and public art in Atlanta for this year’s Festival!
Our 2013 Public Art Project has a $9,500 budget, and it’s free to apply. It is a requirement that your project involve lens-based or photographic media as an integral part of the piece (this includes images and/or video captured by a lens, or media in which light sensitivity is a primary element of the material, or reimagining the uses of photography, or possibilities of imagery made with light).”
For full details and to apply, visit CallforEntries.org.
Early Entry Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Final Deadline: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
“Nature, Undisturbed (TM) is a celebration of the natural world. The show brings together a diverse collection of photography showcasing the wonders of nature that many don’t take the time to see. It is the hope of the show creators that after viewing the photography, you are inspired to get out on the not-so-beaten path.
This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit three local conservation groups: Flint Riverkeeper, a non-profit corporation with the goal of protecting the Flint River in its most natural state for future generations to enjoy; Southern Conservation Trust, a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving natural areas in the Southern Crescent for enjoyment today and future generations; and the Chattahoochee Hill Country Conservancy, a non-profit organization which seeks to preserve the natural fields and forests in a 65,000 acre area south of Atlanta.
Amy Miller, Executive Director, Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
This is a juried photography exhibition with two categories:
- Open Category -includes all nature photography at any location (landscapes, animals, etc)
- ‘Site Specific Category – includes photos taken at the Flint River , the Trust properties (including Line Creek Nature Area, Flat Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City and Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary in Fayette County), or within the boundaries of the Chattahoochee Hill Country.
The categories are open to all photographers 18 and over, amateur or professional. Black and white, sepia, color, and manipulated images may be entered in any category. We also ask that photos that are submitted have not been accepted to any other juried photography show in the year prior to Nature, Undisturbed 2013.
Early Entry: Postmarked on or BEFORE December 1st: $25 for one category or $35 if entering both categories.
Regular Entry: Postmarked on or AFTER December 2nd: $25 for one category or $45 if entering both categories.
Photographers may enter up to 4 images per category.
- All photos entered must be on a CD. Files must be:
- JPEG, no larger than 2MB in size.
- The longest side may be no larger than 1280 pixels.
- Files should be named as follows: Category – Photographer Name – Title.
- All entries must arrive no later than January 8, 2013.
- If you wish your CD to be returned, please enclose a self- addressed, stamped envelope.
- Mail all materials, including the Entry Form, to:
Serenbe Photography Center
Attn: Nature Undisturbed
9110 Selbourne Lane, Suite 220
Palmetto, GA 30268
- Make checks payable to Serenbe Photography Center.”
Visit natureundisturbed.com for the full prospectus.
“Added in 2005 at the request of photographers, the ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the United States and beyond. The Portfolio Walk (following the review sessions) gives participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to the general public at an evening reception, open to all.
The event is only one day. It is a long, intense day, but you do not have to take a week out of your life or empty your checking account to have a career-changing moment. Every year we have many more applicants than available slots, so each application will be evaluated by ACP and a third-party judge to determine if the applicant may participate in the Reviews (it is FREE to apply).”
“Any artist as an individual or team may apply, provided that the person(s) or firm who will be responsible for the actual fabrication and/or construction of the piece(s) have had previous experience in the medium(s) proposed, which must be disclosed in detail in the application form.
No media restrictions have been established in order to ensure maximum creativity for participating artists. However, since ACP is an organization that promotes all things photographic, it is a requirement that your project involve lens-based or photographic media as an integral part of the piece (this includes images and/or video captured by a lens, or media in which light sensitivity is a primary element of the material, or reimagining the uses of photography, or possibilities of imagery made with light). We encourage you to think widely and to explore this concept without restraint. Please keep in mind the “Selection Criteria” listed below. Projects that rely heavily on complex or untested technologies or complex audience participation are discouraged – usually, the simpler the better.
$9,000 has been allocated. The budget is all-inclusive, covering design, construction and/or fabrication, transportation, delivery, site preparation, lighting (if applicable), insurance, consultant fees, installation and de-installation at the conclusion of the project. Artist’s travel (if applicable) and all other costs associated with the project (including Artist’s fee) are included in this amount. If the proposed budget exceeds $ 9,000, your application must detail how the overage will be funded.
- Contact information such as name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address, web site as required by CallForEntry.org
- A succinct concept statement for the project (not to exceed 400 words). Statement must also include technical details, material selection, and any additional pertinent information including your suggested project Schedule (site visits, design, fabrication, installation and de-installation timeline). Note: audience experience is the most important part of any public project. Realistically address audience experience in your statement.
- One page budget that lists the costs associated with the project and a list of the materials to be used. Make sure your budget is inclusive of all elements described in “Budget” section above.
- Current Resume (include individual resumes for all team members). Be sure to highlight your previous experience with the materials and technology that you are proposing for this project.
- Up to 6 (six) work samples should be included in your application (jpegs, audio and video files are allowed). Include images that show a sense of your imagery and working process. Include year of project in image title.”
“Martin Schoeller is a NY-based photographer best known for his Close Up series. A former assistant to Annie Leibovitz, Schoeller has since become a contract photographer for the New Yorker and has exhibited his fine art photography at some of the country’s most prestigious galleries. Mr. Schoeller is at the forefront of the photography community, and his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and he has done advertising campaigns for Lexus, HTC, CNN, and Milk, among others.”
Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta
4C Event Space
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 [map]
“Emmet Gowin studied under Harry Callahan at RISD in the late 1960’s. He first gained attention with his intimate portraits of his wife, Edith and family. Beginning with a trip to Washington State soon after Mt. Saint Helens erupted, Gowin began taking aerial photographs. For the next twenty years, Gowin captured strip-mining sites, nuclear testing fields, large-scale agricultural fields, and other scars in the natural landscape. Gowin received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1977 and 1979, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 1993, and the President’s award for Distinguished Teaching in 1997. He retired from the visual arts department at Princeton in 2010. Gowin’s work can be found in museums and private collections worldwide as well as in six monographs on his work published over the course of 30 years. Presented in partnership with the High Museum of Art.”
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit 2 tickets per person. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately (admission is half-priced on Thursday evenings).
Postmark deadline: Extended to March 7, 2011!
Selection notification: Mid to late March
Project dates: September 25th to October 31, 2011
Entry fee: FREE
“ACP produces a Public Art Project as a central component of our month-long, city-wide celebration of photography each October. ACP’s acclaimed program of public art has featured temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta. The program’s significance is in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional art venues and expand the way the audience considers and perceives photography and “lens-based” media. We are looking for proposals that take advantage of public art’s ability to reach new audiences, and to create an experience that is a dynamic hybrid of art in the public sphere.”
Media & Materials
“No restrictions in terms of materials or media have been established in order to ensure maximum creativity for participating artists. However, since ACP is an organization that promotes all things photographic, it is a requirement that your project involve lens-based media as an integral part of the piece….”
“The $10,000 budget is all-inclusive, covering design, construction and/or fabrication, transportation, delivery, site preparation, lighting (if applicable), insurance, consultant fees, installation and de-installation at the conclusion of the project. Artist’s travel (if applicable) and all other costs associated with the project (including Artist’s fee) are included in this amount. If the proposed budget exceeds $10,000, artist must detail how the overage will be funded.”
Click here to read the rest of the prospectus and application checklist (PDF).