MOA 2019 Design and Build Competition

  • The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) announces the Design and Build Competition, a new design competition open to any US based undergraduate or graduate student team who is enrolled in a creative field of study
  • MOA is accepting submissions from teams of students through May 31, 2019
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The competition is a new component under MOA’s Design and Build program and solicits design proposals from student teams across the nation in response to a provided theme and challenge. The goal of the competition is to cultivate potential from emerging artists, architecture and design students and to allow them the space to conceptualize inventive ideas within a set of boundaries.

The challenge for the 2019 competition is to design a pop-up makerspace, in which the public can come together and create. The makerspace should be designed through a blend of architecture and sculpture / installation and include a narrative about the type of programming that can occur within the space. Winning entries will be selected through a panel comprised of MOA Board of Trustees, Executive Staff and a professional in the field, guest-panelist.

The top three proposals will win cash prizes totaling to $9,500 and be featured on an upcoming Design and Build concepts and designs website. While the competition generally stays in the conceptual and digital realm, MOA, at its discretion, may elect to provide additional funds to any winning entry to actualize the concept into a physical installation, performance or product.

“Since 1991, MOA’s Design and Build program has provided thousands of students with an opportunity to express their creativity in collaborative art, architecture and design projects,” says MOA President & Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “We are elated to announce the Design and Build Competition as the latest component of Design and Build and to bring the program to a national level.”

As Design and Build has always emphasized collaboration, teams of three to six students are eligible to submit their collaborative design proposal. Competition details are available on the Design and Build Competition website at http://www.moaonline.org/design-and-build-competition. Prospective student teams can download a competition brief document on the website that outlines the full details and scope of the proposal submission process.

 

Call for Artists: Georgetown Plein Air Exhibit & Sale

Application must be received by July 12 at 8pm

  • Plein Air Event: Friday/Saturday, August 2nd and 3rd, 2019
  • Exhibit & Sale: August 3-18
  • Details for artists at http://georgetowntrust.org 
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The Georgetown Cultural Arts Program is pleased to present our second Plein Air event in vintage, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado. Just 45 minutes west of Denver along I-70 at 8,500 ft elevation, and part of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Landmark Historic District, a charming town of colorful Victorian buildings ringed by mountain views, Georgetown has long been a favorite of artists. Registration and exhibition will be held at Georgetown Heritage Center, recently restored 1874 schoolhouse, at 809 Taos Street. Join us for this painting event in the summer mountain air!

Eligibility
All fine arts mediums are acceptable, using plein air technique. All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on August 2nd or 3rd within the defined boundary area. Although not a juried entry process, only qualified plein air artists are eligible for the exhibition and prizes. Plein air artists must submit a resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. Exhibit space is limited, the first 50 qualified artist applicants will be accepted.

Registration
Registration cost is $35 non-refundable, application must be received by July 12 at 8pm. Late registration fee is $45 and will be open until August 3rd if space is available. Price includes all payment processing fees. Apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..