Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Call to Ward 7 & 8 Artists

Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:30pm
Artist Honorarium: $2,500

the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with DC Public Library is seeking East-of-the-River artists, including writers, to submit proposals for four prominent areas inside the new Benning and Anacostia Libraries which are expected to open in the spring of 2010. The proposed artwork sites provide artists and writers the opportunity to display their work in a large-scale format in a public building.

Anacostia Library (18th and Good Hope Road, SE)

1. Transparent Wall: At the entry of the library is a space for a transparent wall that may be rendered in glass or other materials. This art piece welcomes all library visitors and forms the boundary between the main library entrance and the children’s space. The dimensions of the opening are 10’6” x 6’10” and it sits on top of a 1’2” built-in bench. While this wall faces the children’s area on its reverse side, the piece should relate to everyone who enters the library, not just children. In addition, the artwork should supplement the strong architectural language of the building.

2. Adult Area Mural: This wall, 26’0” (wide) by 10’0” (height), runs parallel to the main circulation path of the building and faces the adult book stack and reading areas. The art should be strong and powerful and supplement the strong architectural language of the building. The artwork at this location could be a singular image or a group of images that forms a singular unified composition or concept.

Click Here to download the full Call to Artists

Questions? contact Rachel Dickerson at

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