Artwork application deadline is October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
AUSTIN, TX - The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department invites Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations to apply for The People’s Gallery 2020 exhibition. This annual art exhibition showcases local artists throughout the first three floors of Austin City Hall. Applications for the exhibition are currently being accepted for 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium until the deadline: October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
Eligibility extends to artists 18 years or older, who reside or work in one of the following Austin-area counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson.
This year, in addition to our standard application, we are pleased to announce that we are again hosting an additional call, titled “Install The Wall”. We are seeking artists to propose site-specific installations for display in the Mayor’s second floor stairwell at Austin City Hall. The budget is $3,000, and will go towards insurance, materials, installation, and deinstallation of the work.
Each applicant may submit up to five artworks, for free, for consideration. All applications must be submitted online. Both calls for artworks may be accessed at: www.cityofaustin.submittable.com. Applicants are welcome to apply for either or both calls.
A selection panel of local arts professionals will review the submissions and recommend artworks for the 2020 exhibition, which will be on display at Austin City Hall from February 28, 2020 through January 1, 2021. This year’s selection panelists are Exhibiting Artists: Meena Matocha, Dave McClinton, and Kemi Yemi-Ese.
Deadline to Apply:
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
2020 Exhibition Opening Reception:
Friday, February 28, 2020 (6:00-9:00 p.m.)
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
The 2019 exhibition, now on display, can be visited through January 1, 2020. The public is invited to visit the gallery Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on City holidays. To take a web tour, visit www.austincityhall.oncell.com.
Vote for your top three favorite artworks, in person, by October 25th, 2019. The winning work will be purchased by the City for its permanent collection, and the winner will be revealed at the 2020 opening reception. Ballots may be found in the second floor elevator lobby.
About the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin.
About the People’s Gallery
The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.