Site-Specific Art Installation at Woskob Family Gallery / Deadline: March 16, 2018

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Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific public artwork(s) for a one-year project at The Pennsylvania State University’s Woskob Family Gallery, on the gallery’s dramatic 22’ high, 30’ long curving wall.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 16, 2018
TOTAL BUDGET: $10,000

PROJECT SUMMARY

The Woskob Family Gallery is a contemporary arts and culture in downtown State College, PA, operated by the College of Arts and Architecture Research Office. The gallery is housed within the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. Viewable from the street, the panoramic, curving wall is the entrance way to the gallery space. Now in its third year, the wall has hosted artworks by artists Katie Bell (’16-’17)  and Keith Lemley (’17-’18).  The wall and artwork are visible from the street day and night, and the gallery is especially interested in works that respond to and make innovative use of the existing architecture while activating the wall throughout the day and engage passersby. For past examples of work, please click here.

Applicants are encouraged to submit images of previous work, created within the last five years, demonstrating experience working site-specifically and at a similar scale to the wall. Statements of interest should outline an understanding of our space and the nature of the project. The gallery seeks projects that foster active viewer engagement and are designed for repeat viewing, while remaining coherent with the artist’s regular studio practice. Applicants should consider that the selected artist will be required to independently fabricate and install their work, and that the work must be durable and not require maintenance over the one-year period it will be on view.

Please note that this is a Request for Qualifications; artists are invited to submit images of previous work, not to propose specific ideas at this point. After reviewing applications, gallery staff will invite a small group of semi-finalists to propose specific artworks.

For more information please visit their website: https://thewoskobfamilygallery.submittable.com/submit/107343/rfq-site-specific-art-installation