Call to Artists / Requests for Qualifications – Smith Playground (Philadelphia, PA)

Call to Artists / Requests for Qualifications – Smith Playground (Philadelphia, PA)

This Deadline Expired: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Smith Playground
Project Budget: $25,000
Deadline for Submissions: January 10, 2018
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The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $25,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for Smith Playground, located in South Philadelphia. This commission is part of the $3 million full scale renovation of the park undertaken by Make the World Better Foundation and Urban Roots in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Philadelphia Water and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s Office. The first phase of construction is complete and the second phase, currently underway, is slated for completion by early 2018.

The Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with Make the World Better Foundation and Urban Roots seek to commission a high quality, original site-specific artwork that celebrates the fully renovated playground as well as the cultural vibrancy of Smith Playground’s community. More information, as well as a site visit, will be given at the Pre-Proposal Meeting.

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political, environmental, or mystical. Often inspired from the landscapes from her travels.
Christina Penrose
Christina Penrose

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This…

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political,…

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political, environmental,…

Lauren Sweeney
Lauren Sweeney
Paul Rappoport
Paul Rappoport
Colorful, minimalist  still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture.  Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light and shadow are key elements in these abstracted scenes of everyday life.  Working over multiple sessions result in traces of previous versions and iterations which allow the viewer to engage in the work on multiple levels.
Melissa Husted-Sherman
Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Elissa Glassgold
Elissa Glassgold
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