Lakefront Sculpture Exhibit
The 11th Annual Lakefront Sculpture Exhibit seeks professional sculptors whose work will be installed throughout Chicago's Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods. The work will be installed in June 2012 and will remain on display for one year. A cash award of $1,500 will be given to artists chosen to participate. Artists and their work will be promoted in project materials and as part of the media outreach strategy. Artists may be asked to participate in media events and interviews at the time of installation or throughout the year. Assistance with the installation of work will be provided upon request. Only the highest quality work will be considered for installation. There are several locations in the Wrigley Field area and sports related works are encouraged. Remember that many pieces are located on city streets and must fit into limited space.
Application Deadline is February 17, 2012
Professional sculptors who reside in Illinois are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Artists must be experienced with the design, construction and installation of outdoor sculpture and must have a documented track-record of this experience.
HOW: To apply, artists must submit:
· entry form
· one-paragraph biography
· artists statement
· 3 to 5, high resolution digital images that best represent their work
· a detailed to-scale maquette - no oversized/overweight maquettes
· artists previously selected in this program may substitute a to-scale drawing/digital image of the piece (in lieu of a maquette) intended to be installed. - Note: Jurors tend to regard maquettes more highly than drawings or digital images.
· SASE (with adequate postage) for the return of entry materials.
Entry forms and guidelines are available for download at www.chicagolse.org; or call (312) 208-9591/email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request applications be sent in the mail.
Belmont Underpass Mural
In 2011, Alderman Tunney committed funding towards a community-involved mural at the Belmont-Lake Shore Underpass. The mural's design came from ideas and pictures generated from Lakeview neighbors and was completed by the Chicago Public Art Group. Photos of the completed mural and its installation are below.