Some interesting opportunities are on the horizon for Atlanta artists and designers. For the rest of us, they’re a sneak peak at coming events.
PUBLIC ART: Proposals for the third annual “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” an exhibition along the rail line featuring installations, sculptures, murals and performances as well as artist-designed visitor amenities, fences and plantings, are due April 16. The exhibit will open in September 2012. Visit the BeltLine website for information on making proposals.
NOTE: The BeltLine is conducting artist walks on Saturday and Sunday. Check the website for details.
INTERIOR AND OBJECT DESIGN: The Museum of Design Atlanta has put out a submissions call for “The South’s New Wave: Design Challenge,” an exhibition to be curated by Tim Hobby, former owner of Space Modern, and David Goodrowe, associate dean of SCAD’s School of Design. They will pair designers of interior spaces with designers of all kinds of objects (fashion, furniture, jewelry, home accessories, etc.) to create vignettes for the exhibit, which will open September 29.
Southeastern object designers interested in submitting work should send a bio, artist statement and medium resolution (150 dpi) images of objects they have designed to designchallengeMODA@gmail.
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: The Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is hosting a competition to design a gallery space on the first floor of 72 Marietta Street, the former Atlanta Journal-Constitution building, which the city now owns. The cost of construction is an estimated $100,000. The gallery, which will replace City Gallery East, is expected to open in October 2012. Submissions are due May 15. For more information, contact PublicArt@AtlantaGa.gov or click here.