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.

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy fields.
Chris Curchin
Chris Curchin

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop,…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy…

My figurative work involves eyes, faces and figures decorated with dots of color in motifs of flower, rosette, teardrop, scroll and leaf. For me, they express an allusion to mortality, matter and energy fields.…

Richard Hricko
Richard Hricko
Leslie Atik
Leslie Atik
Rick Salafia
Rick Salafia
Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable virtual-vistas, and a collection of smaller prints that focus on human connection, much like the ripple effect of a stone thrown in water.
Karen Hunter McLaughlin
Karen Hunter McLaughlin

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable…

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