Canal Convergence 2020: Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals (RFP)

Canal Convergence 2020: Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals (RFP)

This Deadline Expired: Friday, March 20, 2020

Scottsdale Public Art seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in, around, and suspended above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from November 6–15, 2020. Some projects may be selected to stay installed for an additional 1–2 months after the Canal Convergence event dates.

This call is specifically targeting interactive and/or light-based installations.

Canal Convergence’s mission is to provide an authentic and immersive art experience in and around the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale. All local, regional, and international artists— including architects, designers, and multimedia specialists—are invited to submit proposals for installations that take into consideration one or more of the themes below:

• Coming Together, Shared Values, and Open Dialogue
• Water + Art + Light
• Interactivity
• Day and Night
• Sustainability and Water Conservation

*Download the PDF file for more in-depth descriptions of themes listed above.

Budget
We will accept budgets between $5,000 and $30,000 (USD), with a limited number of larger budgets being awarded to major works of a larger physical scale.

To find out more information about Canal Convergence, themes for 2020, site specifications, how to apply, etc., visit https://canalconvergence.com/call-for-art-2020/ and download the RFP PDF file.

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be the entry point for viewers, but the essence of the elements and ambiguity demand individual interaction with each painting. Layering is both revealing and concealing, creating a balanced tension and suspension which is really what painting is for me. I use the elements to speak for me and I wish to open doors to new dialogue within and between viewers.
Kelly Gadsby
Kelly Gadsby

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means…

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be…

The intentional physicality of my paintings is as much a result of my dialogue throughout the process as it is the means with which I invite viewers to experience the work viscerally. Iconography may be the entry point for…

Gwen Gunter
Gwen Gunter
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Brian Palmieri
Brian Palmieri

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate…

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching,…

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching, a technique…

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.
Gina Michaels
Gina Michaels

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.…

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.…

Gina Michaels explores the structural and emotional relationship between humans and plants.…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise small creatures comes from reality and fantasy of the prehistoric world."
John W. Parker
John W. Parker

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large…

"The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise…

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