Percent for Art Opportunity: Vare Recreation Center 

Percent for Art Opportunity: Vare Recreation Center 

This Deadline Expired: Friday, August 5, 2022

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Vare Recreation Center is a Rebuild construction project, consisting of a new recreation center building, football field, playground, and outdoor plaza. The purpose of this Percent for Art opportunity is to create a beautiful and enduring work of public art that is permanent, site-specific, and reflects the culture, values, and diversity of the Vare community. This public art project will be an outdoor sculpture located near one of the main entrances to the new recreation center building. Artists will be encouraged to propose sculptural works that reflect the themes and values that are important to the community in meaningful and engaging ways, using materials that are appropriate and durable for exterior use.

This Call for Artists is Part 1 of the Percent for Art Process for the Vare Recreation Center opportunity. Artists will need to provide contact, demographic information, artist statement and resume for each artist applying and examples of previously completed works of art and response to short answer questions.

This competition is open to artists and artist teams from the Greater Philadelphia region. Artists who live or work in the local community around the Vare Recreation Center will be prioritized but any artist may apply. Priority will be given to artists who reflect the diversity of the community and who propose to work in collaboration with community members. Minority and female artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

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RA Friedman
RA Friedman
Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting more. That's what glass does for me. It's my first love. It's given me life and joy.
Eva E. Glassworks (Eva Shelley)
Eva E. Glassworks (Eva Shelley)

Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting…

Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting more. That's what glass does for me. It's my first love. It's given me life…

Once you find something that truly moves you, if can enhance your personal life, encourage you to grow, and leave you wanting more. That's what glass does for me. It's my first love. It's given me life and joy. …

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty I see around me. I’ve traveled the world documenting all types of subjects and experienced many extraordinary people and places.
Richard W. Gretzinger
Richard W. Gretzinger

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty…

Ever since I could remember I was always attracted to people and places, but I was not always good with words or finding connection. Photography was my way of fitting in--my way to communicate the beauty I see around me.…

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…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes.
Jennifer Brinton Robkin
Jennifer Brinton Robkin

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

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