Reminder — submissions for Mauldin Public Art Trail due Feb. 29

Reminder — submissions for Mauldin Public Art Trail due Feb. 29

South Carolina artists encouraged to apply.

The City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Cultural Council in Mauldin, S.C., invite all South Carolina-based visual artists, working solo or as a team, to submit qualifications for the Mauldin Public Art Trail. The selected artist/team will create work in any medium that reflects the specific theme “South Carolina Strong.” The maximum budget for the project is $15,000 – inclusive of all artist fees, materials, travel, and construction. The selection committee will choose two finalists who will then be asked to develop conceptual designs.  The final artist will be selected by mid- to late-April and given no more than 12 months for project completion, but with a target of a December installation.

View the complete application online.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 29, 2016, at 5 p.m.

The Public Art Trail lines the perimeter of the outdoor amphitheater at the Mauldin Cultural Center.  The first work, The Depot by artist Joey Manson of Central, was installed in December 2015. A new work will be commissioned each year to fill the nine pre-approved sites along the perimeter.  All nine sites will be filled within 10 years.  For each year after the first 10 years, the oldest artwork will be replaced, resulting in a new slate of nine pieces of artwork every 10 years.  Retired artworks will be relocated to other areas around the community.

The program is a partnership with the Mauldin Cultural Council, a nonprofit organization that supports the Office of Cultural Affairs.  The Mauldin Cultural Council will lead the selection process with City input and present one artist and design for final approval.

Via: Mauldin Cultural Council