(August 21, 2013) For artists eager to share their vision with both neighbors and strangers, the City of Frisco’s Art in the Atrium offers an ideal opportunity.
The City is inviting artists or arts organizations from the North Texas area to submit two-dimensional works as possible exhibits in the upcoming 8th annual Art in the Atrium series. Selected artworks will be displayed throughout the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, to be appreciated by visitors to government offices or the Frisco Public Library.
Artists are asked to submit their artwork by Sept. 23. A committee will evaluate the pieces, then make selections. The Frisco Public Art Board will review and notify artists in October. Artists will deliver their work for exhibit in late October.
Art in the Atrium 2014 will run through next August. The series is part of the City’s effort to promote appreciation for the arts and highlight talented artists living in and around Frisco. The program is aimed at promoting City of Frisco cultural and economic initiatives.
“We created the Art in the Atrium concept in 2007 in order to provide a space to show off the wealth of art talent in North Texas to the citizens of Frisco,” said Richard Oldham, chairman of the City of Frisco Public Art Board and assistant director of fine arts for Frisco Independent School District.
Jody Wissing, a member of the Public Art Board and curator of this year’s exhibition, said she is always excited to see the variety of talent at work in North Texas. “I think this program is really great because anyone is welcome to participate, whether they’re a professional artist or just someone who has a passion and wants to share their art with the community.”
Artists and art organizations may submit no more than 10 images for consideration. They also must provide a typed artist resume with current contact information. All submissions must comply with specific guidelines, including those listed below:
1. Submit images in .jpg format. Only submit images with minimum dimensions of 1280 x 720 pixels.
2. Number each image and include the following annotations for each image:
· Artist’s name
· Title of Artwork
· Date of Completion
· Cost of artwork
Read more details about the submission requirements and exhibition.
The George A. Purefoy Municipal Complex (City Hall) does not function as a gallery or museum in its ability to exhibit any and all content within its business setting. While the City of Frisco respects the freedom of expression in visual arts, the City reserves the right to remove or relocate artwork at its sole discretion.