New Call for Art for Spenard Road! This is a local call for art and provides lots of options for interventions! Individual artists, artist teams, and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.
Project construction began in summer 2017 and is planned to be completed by Fall 2017. The landscaping of the project will take place in summer of 2018. The installation of artwork will be negotiated with the project team and is intended to take place during summer of 2018 to coincide with the finalization of the landscape.
The art selection jury intends to commission two, or multiple art installations totaling $85,000 to be permanently installed at various locations along Spenard Road in Anchorage, Alaska 99503. There are 2 approaches to this call for art. Approach 1 is for two interventions, one at the Photo Avenue location ($55,000), and the other is at the Bsoco’s location ($30,000) totaling $85,000. Approach 2 is for one progressive art installation at various locations identified along Spenard Road, for $85,000. Artists can apply for one or multiple locations. Please see the location information below and visit Café for more information and to apply.
Location 1: Photo Avenue Location $55,000
Location 2: Bosco’s Location $30,000
(1) Photo Avenue Location $55,000
Photo Avenue is located on the East side of Spenard Road at the intersection of Spenard and Benson Blvd. Once a closed road, Photo Ave. will be open to allow access. Currently a grassy area, Photo Ave. will be transformed into a circular plaza with landscaping. The location identified for art is currently set to receive landscaping. Any base or footings needed for artwork will be the responsibility of the artist. There will be no seating and the jury is not interested in concepts that include seating. The jury is interested in seeing a variety of concepts for this area that transform and highlight the space. The jury is interested in many different types of sculptural interventions for this location. There is potential for artworks that require electrical components at this location. The dimensions available for this site are varied, but the general area measures 100' x 40' for approximately 3000 square feet of available space. If interested, the plaza location may be available as well. Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zxxj3rgxne1n6ro/AADV6VrfwvcZezuO-mKaJ96sa?dl=0 for site plans and graphics.
See themes for more information on the jury’s vision for the works.
(2) Bosco’s Location 2301 Spenard Road $30,000
Located at 2301 Spenard Road, this location shares grounds with Bosco’s, a beloved comic shop in Anchorage that specializes in comics, games and the paraphernalia of pop culture. The Bosco’s location is on the East side of the street and faces Spenard Road. It will be landscaped and any base or footings needed for artwork will be the responsibility of the artist. The jury is interested in seeing a variety of concepts for this area that transform and highlight the space. The jury is interested in many different types of sculptural interventions for this location. There is potential for artworks that require electrical components at this location. The dimensions available for this site are varied, but the general area measures 40' by 25' with approximately 900 square feet of space available. Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zxxj3rgxne1n6ro/AADV6VrfwvcZezuO-mKaJ96sa?dl=0 for site plans and graphics.
Multiple locations identified along and throughout Spenard Road: From Hillcrest to Benson Blvd. $85,000
Please see page two of the graphics for the identified locations. There are 5 areas identified in red markers that are available for art interventions. For this approach, the jury is interested in seeing an intervention along the road that incorporates multiple pieces that are a part of one cohesive design. The locations identified include: the artwork site location at Bosco’s, the landscaped area in front of the parking lot adjacent to W.23rd Ave., the landscaped area bordering the sidewalk between W. 25th and W. 26th, the North East corner of W. 27th and Spenard Road, and the east side of W.27th, and the Photo Avenue artwork site. The jury would like to see artwork that ties one side of the road to the other and creates visual consistency for commuters, walkers, and bikers. The dimensions and measurements for these sites vary, and at this stage the jury is interested in concepts for the locations. Please visit the link below to see measurements of all locations. There is possibility to integrate electricity at the Bosco’s and Photo Avenue locations.
Individual Artists, artist teams, and emerging artists are encouraged to apply and the jury is interested in art concepts that, "Tell the story and capture the cultural essence of Spenard."
Apply to this call!
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