DCCAH seeks artwork!

Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 5:30pm (This is not a postmark deadline)
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is purchasing artwork to be part of the District of Columbia’s 2009 Art Bank Program. The Art Bank is a growing collection of moveable works funded through DC Creates Public Art Program. Works in the collection are owned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and are loaned to other District Government agencies for display in public areas of government buildings. This collection helps preserve the city’s past and is an important legacy for future generations.
Currently, nearly 2000 artworks are on display in over 150 District government agencies. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work as part of our continued commitment to
supporting our vibrant artistic community and its excellence.

The Art Bank Advisory Committee will select two-dimensional works including prints, drawings, mixed media, paintings, and photographs. The artwork submitted for consideration must be available for purchase and review (see calendar). Artwork must be created with archival materials. Works in series with smaller dimensions will also be considered. Work must have been created within the last five years to be eligible. The Commission is interested in diversity amongst its artists, images of the city and its citizens, particularly the youth.

Selection Process:
The Art Advisory Committee will view the images and make preliminary selections. Artists must deliver works identified for possible purchase to DCCAH for final review by the Art Advisory Committee (see calendar below). All applicants will be notified of final selection in writing. DCCAH will retain selected works for framing. Artists must retrieve works not selected by the committee (see calendar). DCCAH reserves the right to negotiate the purchase price or decline to purchase any artwork selected by the committee.

This competition is open to professional artists who live in the District of Columbia, Virginia and
Maryland. Preference will be given to artists who reside in the District of Columbia.

June 24, 2009 from 7-8.30pm Workshop at Artomatic to assist applicants
(55 M Street, SE; Washington D.C. 8th floor classroom
By Metro – Navy Yard Metro Station; Ballpark exit)

July 8, 2009 at 5:30pm Application Deadline
On or before July 20, 2009 Primary selection and notification
July 20-24, 2009 Drop off work (NOTE: DCCAH office is open during the
hours of 9am to 5.30pm)
July 27-31, 2009 Final selection and notification
August 2-7, 2009 Pick up work that was not accepted

For more information, contact Rachel Dickerson at (202) 724-5613.
Click HERE for DCCAH website