Golden Valley Requests Artists’ Submissions For Display In City Buildings
The City of Golden Valley is sending out a call for artists to submit their original work to be considered as part of the rotational art display at Brookview and Golden Valley City Hall.
Artwork on display in both buildings will be rotated every three months at the start of each new season (winter on Nov 30, spring on March 1, summer on May 31, and fall on Aug 30). The rotations will include opportunities to display both two- and three-dimensional pieces of art.
Twice a year, the City will send Requests For Art (RFA) to the art community and art facilitator groups. Art will be selected in advance for each term of the next year.
The City is currently taking artist applications for the first and second rotation of art. The deadline to apply for the first two rotations is Sept 29, 2017. Applications are reviewed, artists will be selected and notified in October.
Artists must be local, the artwork itself must not be offensive or condescending to any race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, and the artwork must not be used to promote or oppose any political views (see full list of criteria).
The City’s rotational art project is part of its commitment to promoting and integrating arts, culture, and community aesthetic throughout Golden Valley, says Carrie Anderson, recreation supervisor.
First Exhibit Will Be “Families Of Planet Earth”
The City’s first rotational art exhibit at Brookview and City Hall will be the “Families Of Planet Earth” photo gallery. Golden Valley will be the first United States stop for this globally touring show.
Families Of Planet Earth is based on the award-winning book “1,000 Families” by Uwe Ommer, which documents the diversity of families from more than 150 countries. The photographs are designed to create awareness and understanding across cultures about what is different and similar in communities everywhere.
The outdoor/indoor exhibit has been displayed around the world and is coming to Brookview and City Hall courtesy of Golden Valley Arts leader David Berry. It will be on display Dec 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018 before moving on to other metro locations and a national tour.