Call For Artists Phase V Public Art In The Woodlands Arts District

By: The Woodlands Arts Council
| Published 03/10/2022

Pictured is 'Mystical Senses' by Gaston Carrio, resides in Houston, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Woodlands Arts Council invites local, national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Public Art outdoor permanent collection located in The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Phase V of this public art project will feature six (6) individual new art benches and six (6) individual new bike racks to be installed along The Woodlands Waterway adjacent to The Cynthia Woods-Mitchell Pavilion (Ranked #3 Best Music & Outdoor amphitheater in the world) and in the Hughes Landing mixed-use upscale “lifestyle” development adjacent to Lake Woodlands.

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents. Located 40 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands has a strong history of public art. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.

All artists, including, but not limited to, sculptors, architects, and other builders are eligible to submit up to three applications per location site. There are no geographic limitations. Artists from any state or country are encouraged to respond to this Call to Artists. Artists are encouraged to visit the artwork location but are not required to do so.
Up to three (3) semi-finalists will be chosen for each artwork location in a preliminary selection process. One (1) finalist for each location will be chosen to construct an art bench or art bike rack. Each art bench finalist will receive $8,000 for bench selected and installed. ($4,000 upon execution of Artist Agreement and the final $4,000 when Bench is delivered and accepted). Each art bike rack finalist will receive $4,000 for bike rack selected and installed. ($2,000 upon execution of Artist Agreement and the final $2,000 when Bike Rack is delivered and accepted).

The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc. (TWAC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide regional, cultural, and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts.

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