The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of the M-NCPPC Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking proposals for traditional 2D work as well as contemporary digital or projection media artworks from artists for presentation and display in 4-month exhibitions at the Southern Area Aquatic & Recreation Complex (SAARC) for the 2022 exhibition season. SAARC is located at: 13601 Missouri Avenue, Brandywine, MD 20613.

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2022 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. Additional consideration will be given to artists who have not exhibited with any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility in the past 2 years.

ABOUT SOUTHERN AREA AQUATIC AND RECREATION COMPLEX (SAARC)

The Southern Area Aquatic and Recreation Complex (SAARC) is the first Multi-Generational Community Recreational Center in Prince George’s County. The 75,000 square-foot facility includes a natatorium including a pool with recreational water slide, a gymnasium, a fitness room, a running track elevated above the gymnasium, several rooms of flexible programmable space, and noteworthy public art.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other form of application will be accepted. All proposals for art must be family friendly in nature and must be suitable for viewing by all ages.

2-Dimensional artwork proposals: These may include traditional photography, printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed-media works, etc. The availability of space includes 80 linear feet for larger works. The preferred maximum dimensions for larger artwork will be 4 feet x 6 feet, with exceptions made on a case by case basis wherein larger pieces may be considered depending on weight and overall scale. Due to the massive scale of the facility, we are seeking larger works for exhibition in order to create an impressive visual impact in the exhibition spaces provided.

In addition, an area that spans 52 linear feet is available in another area of the facility to accommodate small works and works of standard 2D size (16 x 20, 18 x 24, etc.).

2D proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist
  • Up to 15 image samples of a cohesive body of work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 detail images for 2D works
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal

Contemporary digital media or video proposals: These may include video, projection, web-based, interactive or potentially experimental works.

Digital media/video proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist
  • 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 stills of digital works
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal

EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees and may include the addition of ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and schedule availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.

NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. Artists selected will receive an exhibition fee for participation in a solo exhibition, and must register, if they have not already done so, in the M-NCPPC vendor system in order to receive payment.

INSTALLATION

Exhibitions will be installed and de-installed by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance.

A video exhibit will be created by MNCPPC staff and will be shared during the time of the exhibit via Prince George’s Parks Arts social media platforms and will also be given to the exhibiting artist to share with their own art networks as well.

Samples of previous art exhibition videos in this gallery space can be viewed here: http://www.pgparks.com/2877/Visual-Arts or via ArtsPGParks social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram).

SALES & INSURANCE

M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all artworks sold during, or as a result of the exhibition. All exhibited artworks are insured by M-NCPPC for up to 75% of their value while they are in the organization’s custody.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com

Sara Caporaletti

Visual Arts Assistant

sara.caporaletti@pgparks.com

We are seeking proposals from artists to present exhibitions for available dates in late 2021 through 2022. Solo and group exhibitions are welcome.

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2021-2022 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. Additional consideration will be given to artists who have not exhibited with any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility in the past 2 years.

ABOUT SPORTS AND LEARNING COMPLEX

The Sports and Learning Complex is located at 8001 Sheriff Rd. Landover, MD 20785. It has many multi-use meeting spaces and other areas for athletic uses.

GALLERY DESCRIPTIONS

The Learning Center Gallery exhibition space at Sports and Learning Complex provides approximately 144 linear feet of wall space.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other forms of application will be accepted.

All proposals must include:

· Contact information for the artist applicant

· An artist statement, no longer than one page.

  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist
  • Up to 15 image samples of a cohesive body of work; OR 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 detail images for 2D works or stills of digital works
  • Lightweight (20 pounds or less), wall mounted sculpture will also be considered
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal

EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees or invited arts professionals and may include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.

NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available.

INSTALLATION

Exhibitions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance.

A video exhibit will be created by MNCPPC staff and will be shared during the time of the exhibit via Prince George’s Parks Arts social media platforms and will also be given to the exhibiting artist to share with their own art networks as well.

Samples of previous art exhibition videos in this gallery space can be viewed here: http://www.pgparks.com/2877/Visual-Arts or via ArtsPGParks social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram).

ARTIST RECEPTION

A public reception for the artist will be held during the exhibition. Dates and times will be set according to facility availability, with preference to the artist’s schedule as well. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division will provide light refreshments for guests. This element will depend on COVID regulations and may not be able to happen in person.

SALES & INSURANCE

The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com

The Sports and Learning Complex is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

We are seeking proposals from artists to present exhibitions for available dates in 2022.

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older. If an artist is already scheduled to participate in another solo exhibition during the 2022 exhibition season at any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility, they will not be eligible for consideration for this opportunity. Additional consideration will be given to artists who have not exhibited with any Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation arts center or facility in the past 2 years.

ABOUT WATKINS NATURE CENTER

Watkins Nature Center is located at 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Watkins Nature Center offers close-up wildlife investigation with its resident live animals, hands-on exhibits, interpretive programs, and special events. Live animal displays include insects, amphibians, reptiles, and birds of prey. The nature center also features indoor and outdoor ponds, a songbird feeding area, a butterfly/hummingbird garden, composting area, and an outdoor nest box exhibit. Nature hikes, campfires, animal shows, puppet shows, crafts, summer day camps, and other programs attract over 90,000 visitors each year. Specialty programs are offered for school groups, Scout groups, home-school students, and adults. Volunteer opportunities are offered year-round for teens and adults ages 14 and over. Admission is free, but nominal fees apply for programs.

GALLERY DESCRIPTIONS

The exhibition space at Watkins Nature Center provides approximately 95 linear feet of hallway wall space that provides an intimate and up close viewing experience. Artworks that are 18x24 or smaller are best suited for this space. A variety of mediums, such as works in drawing, painting, photography or printmaking, for example, with an emphasis on wildlife and/or nature, would be suitable for this space. Artworks cannot be mounted directly on the wall and must therefore be exhibition ready to be displayed on a professional hook and wire display system (Walker Display System).

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other forms of application will be accepted. All proposals for art must be family friendly in nature and must be suitable for viewing by all ages.

All proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • An artist statement, no longer than one page.
  • A résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each artist
  • Up to 15 image samples of a cohesive body of work; OR 5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work
  • Proposals may include up to 3 detail images for 2D works or stills of digital works
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal

EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees and may include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.

NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. Artists selected will receive an exhibition fee for participation, and must register, if they have not already done so, in the M-NCPPC vendor system in order to receive payment.

INSTALLATION

Exhibitions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff unless the nature of the work requires special assistance.

A video exhibit will be created by MNCPPC staff and will be shared during the time of the exhibit via Prince George’s Parks Arts social media platforms and will also be given to the exhibiting artist to share with their own art networks as well.

Samples of previous art exhibition videos in this gallery space can be viewed here: http://www.pgparks.com/2877/Visual-Arts or via ArtsPGParks social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram).

ARTIST RECEPTION

A public reception for the artist will be held during the exhibition. Dates and times will be set according to facility availability, with preference to the artist’s schedule as well. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division will provide light refreshments for guests. This element will depend on COVID regulations and may not be able to happen in person.

SALES & INSURANCE

The M-NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com

The Watkins Nature Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

Exploration: Large Scale Art Reproduction for Showplace Arena

ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to all artists in the District/Maryland/Virginia Area who are 18 years of age or older.

ABOUT SHOW PLACE ARENA & EQUESTRIAN CENTER

The Show Place Arena & Equestrian Center is located at 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. The Show Place Arena is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena, which is used for sporting events, concerts, boxing and professional wrestling events, consumer shows, trade shows, religious services, graduations and other events.

MAIN CONCOURSE DESCRIPTION

There are four, large 18’ long walls along the western concourse which have the Walker Display System installed. Because of the overall monumental scale of the Arena’s concourse walls, it makes sense to provide large scale works to compliment the building. This is traditionally a rental facility where average event attendance may range from 3500 to 5000 people and the concourse can become extremely congested with people leaning or being pressed up against the walls. Many rentals typically have used the concourse for vendor booths and food service areas. The risk of damage to original artwork is potentially elevated, regardless of safety measures put in place, and it is important to minimize this risk while allowing the normal event setup requirements to take place.

EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION

As has been implemented at local airports and other large-scale locations, we are seeking artists to submit 2D work samples that would be re-printed to around a 4 x 6 feet reproduction. No original artwork will be displayed at the Show Place Arena, rather a large full color print of the piece will be displayed for a yearly rotation. The printing costs for the artwork production will be covered by M-NCPPC.

We are seeking works that could benefit from being re-sized at a large scale without being affected by pixilation or textures. Smaller works may not be suitable.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

All proposals must be submitted online at m-ncppc.submittable.com. No other forms of application will be accepted. All proposals for art must be family friendly in nature and must be suitable for viewing by all ages.

All proposals must include:

  • Contact information for the artist applicant
  • A brief artist statement, 100-200 words total
  • Up to 4 image samples of a cohesive body of work, 2-Dimensional media only
  • An image list including titles, media, size, and year created for all artworks in the proposal

EVALUATION

Proposal review will be led by M-NCPPC/ACHD employees and may include ad hoc community advisers. Selected artwork proposals will be scheduled according to space and time availability with a goal of presenting diverse forms of artwork of the highest quality, and of engaging a broad range of audiences.

NOTIFICATION

Reviewing of proposals and scheduling of exhibitions will proceed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Artists will receive notification of selected proposals as exhibition dates become available. Artists selected will receive an honorarium of $100 for usage rights for the exhibition time and must register, if they have not already done so, in the M-NCPPC vendor system to receive payment.

If selected, the work would need to be taken into MNCPPC’s possession for a short time. Arrangements will be made for selected works to brought to a location and to be photographed by a professional photographer to allow for the best resolution to have re-sized large.

INSTALLATION

The art print reproductions will be installed and dismantled by M-NCPPC staff.

SALES & INSURANCE

The large-scale reproduction prints will not be for sale, as the artist will retain the original work. The M-NCPPC insures all consigned artworks for up to 75% of their value while they are in our custody.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer

Visual Arts Specialist

301-446-3251

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com

The Show Place Arena & Equestrian Center is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.

PG Parks Arts and Cultural Heritage Division