Walk around Riverdale Park and you’re sure to come across a cool sculpture or five – depending on how far you walk! (Recall this awesome “Sweet-Hearts sculpture just off of East-West in Riverdale Park?) That’s right; these town-wide, yearly-rotating public works of art are made possible by the artists, of course, and the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative.
Recently, the Initiative put out a call for 5 sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement in Riverdale Park. The stipend for selection in this Call is $2,000 per selected work. Know an artist whose work might fit the bill? Great! The deadline is apply if March 19th – so get this info their way ASAP!
Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative
From the Hyattsville CDC:
“Please consider and share word of this call for area sculptors, metalworkers, and artists of all forms. Geared for artists with existing or nearly-completed work.
Call for Artists
Deadline to Apply: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 5:00pm
On behalf of the Town of Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville CDC is announcing a Call for Artists for the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative. The Initiative seeks five (5) sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement, at pre-determined, publicly-accessible sites within the Town of Riverdale Park. As part of The Town’s plan to create an engaging, publicly accessible outdoor sculpture gallery across its many neighborhoods, we seek site-appropriate sculptural work fitting of each chosen location. All sites have an existing installed concrete footer/pad, specifically designed to accommodate a range of sizes of work and a variety of bases.
Submittals may be of any durable, easily-maintained, exposure-ready media, and, due to the planned temporary nature of the initiative’s installations should be of existing or nearly completed work. Following a jurying process, the works will be installed by the selected artist for year-long exhibition. At the end of the exhibition term, the works will also be made available for purchase through the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative website.
Artists across the greater metropolitan region are welcome to apply, especially those who live or have studios within Prince George’s County.
Local established and emerging sculptors, woodworkers, metalworkers, and artists of any durable media are welcomed.
At this issuance, the stipend for selection in this Call is $2,000 per selected work, to include all artist fees, costs for installation, documentation of the installed work, transportation, and insurance.
About the Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative
The Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative is a collaborative program sponsored and enabled by the Town of Riverdale Park. The Initiative is facilitated and implemented by Hyattsville Community Development Corporation.
The Initiative offers the Riverdale Park community with a rotating, year-round outdoor, town-wide sculpture gallery to bring public artwork to delight and enliven the Town, its residents and its visitors. In addition, the Initiative emphasizes the creation of promotional opportunities for local artists to extend their audience and their boundaries.”