Artwork application deadline EXTENDED to October 12, 2017
The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, invites Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organization to apply for The People’s Gallery 2018 exhibition. The annual art exhibition showcases local artists throughout the first three floors of Austin City Hall, and encourages public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. Applications for the exhibition are currently being accepted for 2- and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium through October 12, 2017.
Each applicant may submit up to five artworks for consideration and all applications must be submitted online. The complete call for artwork and a link to the online application is available at https://cityofaustin.submittable.com/submit.
A selection panel of local arts professionals will review the submissions and recommend artworks for the 2018 exhibition, which will be displayed at City Hall from February 23, 2018 through January 1, 2019. This year’s selection panelists are Teruko Nimura, exhibiting artist and arts educator; John Sager, exhibiting artist, and preparator for the Blanton Museum of Art; and Tammie Rubin, exhibiting artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward's University.
Deadline to Apply:
Friday, October 12, 2017 at midnight
2018 Exhibition Opening Reception:
Friday, February 23, 2018 (6 -9 p.m.)
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
The 2017 exhibition, now on display, can be visited through January 4, 2018. The public is invited to visit the gallery Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
About the People’s Gallery
The 2018 People’s Gallery exhibition will be the 14th annual installation at Austin City Hall. The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department manages The People’s Gallery, which is designed to showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.
City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701