CALL TO ARTISTS

  • Photograph of PRIDE flag painted on a Boynton Beach intersection in 2021
    PRIDE Intersection 2021

Welcome to the City of Boynton Beach "Call to Artists" 

Opportunities are posted here for new public art commission, exhibitions, jobs and art fairs sponsored by the City of Boynton Beach.  Other opportunities in South Florida and the Treasure Coast can be posted by request.    The Public Art Program strives to enhance the arts by supporting Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County and other Florida artists in the region.   Click here to be on the mailing list for announcements.   https://bit.ly/BoyntonList

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Call to Artists:
In the last 20 years, several Florida cities have utilized a mural program to improve the aesthetics of older buildings in their downtowns and warehouse districts. Miami, Hollywood, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach are a few examples. Miami’s Wynwood District became a national tourist attraction, propelling the careers of many up-and-coming artists.


Murals can inspire collaboration and pride within a community as well as be catalysts for economic growth. As an artist, you will work closely with the City of Boynton Beach, community constituents, and local business owners to celebrate the past and imagine the future of our city.

Mural Specifications:

  • Lifespan of at least 5 years
  • Priority is given to locations that can significantly express and define a neighborhood or district
  • Strong theme that relates to Boynton Beach with a preference for interactivity
  • Experienced and talented mural artist or project manager
  • Materials can be hand-painted, hand-tiled mosaic, carved or etched masonry, digitally printed im-age or digitally display system
  • Community participation is appreciated, but not required
  • The City provides a matching 50% grant of up to $5,000.00

Process:

  • Download documents and call the Public Arts staff with questions
  • Find a wall or other surface and secure the permission of the property owner (BoyntonArts does not provide a list of available walls)
  • Prepare application as required and include resume and illustrations. Submissions reviewed and approved by Art Advisory Board

Application:

  • Artist resume and history
  • Cover letter answering:
    • Does this mural provide any opportunities for community engagement, if so, what are they?
    • How does this mural relate to the location and Boynton Beach in general?
  • Attachments:
    • Illustration of proposed image(s)
    • Image of the overall building and site and images(s) of the proposed location of the murals
    • If using digital displays and projections, sample images, and a policy statement on the owner's criteria for future images

Submit all requirements to PublicArt@bbfl.us by Tuesday, June 7th at 5:00 pm

Download Mural Program Guidelines here: Mural Program Guidelines

Download Mural Application here: Mural Application

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Why Participate:

In the last 20 years, several Florida cities have utilized a mural program to improve the aesthetics of older buildings in their downtowns and warehouse districts. Miami, Hollywood, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach are a few examples. Miami’s Wynwood District became a national tourist attraction, propelling the careers of many up-and-coming artists.


Murals can inspire collaboration and pride within a community as well as be catalysts for economic growth. As an artist, you will work closely with the City of Boynton Beach, community constituents, and local business owners to celebrate the past and imagine the future of our city.

 

Matching Grants for Murals:
To encourage murals in the City, matching grants for excellent murals on privately-owned buildings and sites will be made available based on available city funding. All these murals must be guaranteed by the building or site owner for a minimum of five years with maintenance and repair if necessary. Murals cannot be signs for a business and must follow specific criteria.

As funds are available, the Art Advisory Board will review applications for mural grants. The grants can support a maximum of 50% of the mural costs up to a maximum of $5,000. The other 50% could potentially be matched by the CRA’s Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program:
cra.boyntonarts.org

Application:

  • Contact the Public Art Department for more information 
  • Submit application, images of the wall(s), and dimensions 
  • If you do not already have an artist to work with, send your address, contact information, images of the wall(s), and dimensions to: PublicArt@bbfl.us

Download Mural Program Guidelines here: Mural Program Guidelines

Download Mural Application here: Mural Application

Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center

Annual Affordable Art Show:  Holiday Edition
November 18th to January 3rd
Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center, 125 East Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, 33435

Application Due:  October 28, 2022, 5 PM
Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County and Broward County artists only

Click Here to Apply:  https://bit.ly/holidayshow22

The Public Art Program and the Arts & Cultural Center of Boynton Beach invites you to sell your artwork in the second Boynton Beach Annual Affordable Art Show:  Holiday Edition.  Each adult artist can submit two or three artworks with a sale price from $25 to $250.  Prices should be in $25 increments.  We will display two artworks, and if we have space, the third.   

The artwork must be ready to hang on the wall with one nail, be no larger than 20 x 30 inches including the frame, and weigh less than 2 pounds.   At this time, we cannot accept 3D objects for tabletop display nor fragile objects that may easily break from dropping.  Jewelry or other small objects can be displayed in a frame, box and transparent bag, but the potential buyers will not be able to remove and touch them.  

Artists will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum wall space is reached.  Artists must live or work in Palm Beach or Broward Counties and be over 18 years old.  A section will be reserved for artists living or working in Boynton Beach.   City employees can participate.

The artwork must be handmade or designed by the artist, be well constructed, and meet basic artistic criteria for works of art or craft. There are no restrictions on the type of artwork, but the content cannot offend community standards.  The City reserves the full rights to determine if the artwork meets the criteria for display and to remove any artwork at any time.

The City will handle the sales of the artwork.  The payments for artworks sold will be sent to the Artists at the end of January. A 12% charge will be deducted for sales tax (7%) and credit card processing (up to 5%) from the payment to the artists.  Price your work with 12% in mind. 

Changes from 2021.

  • The artworks will be posted online and people can purchase them directly through our website with a credit or debit card.
  • The City has doubled the size of the exhibition space at the Arts & Cultural Center.

Schedule
Last Day to Apply                                             October 28, 2022
Artists Notified of Acceptance                          November 2, 2022  
Bring Artwork to the Arts & Cultural Center      November 9 - 14
Opening Reception                                          November 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Exhibition Closes                                              January 3, 2023, 5:00 PM
Last Day to Artist Pickup                                  January 6, 2023

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 8 pm.
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm

Additional terms  
The full extent of the City's liability is the declared value of the artwork less 12%.  The City is only responsible for the artwork from the time of delivery to the time of pick-up, but no later than January 6, 2023, at 8 PM.  The artist, not the City, is responsible for the delivery and pick-up from the Arts & Cultural Center. 

The artist stipulates that the artist owns the copyright and grants the City the right to publish images of the artworks for all non-commercial purposes related to promoting the exhibition.   The City will identify the artist and artwork except for overall images of the exhibition space with the artworks.  

Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers to assist with sales and visitor education.  Send an email to publicart@bbfl.us or click the box in the application.

Application Due:  October 28, 2022
Click Here to Apply:  https://bit.ly/holidayshow22

CALL TO ARTISTS

Art in City Buildings

Front building of City Hall at night with blue lights reflecting

Application Deadline: Rolling

BoyntonArts seeks paintings, drawings, prints, photography and other 2D works for display in City of Boynton Beach buildings. Works will be displayed in public lobbies and staff office areas including the Mayor and City Commissioners. The works will be identified with wall text and can be available for sale. BoyntonArts will have a special webpage that shows all the art with links to the artists.

The minimum loan period is six months with a preference for a year commitment. Buildings include City Hall, Carolyn Sims Center, Utilities Headquarters, Intracoastal, Senior Center and historic Women’s Club building, now an event rental facility. Works that depicts the people, events, fishing, sports, cars, businesses, buildings, bridges, canals, landscapes, seascapes, etc. from Boynton Beach are appreciated, but not a mandatory requirement.

Your work will be insured and the artist will receive a $100 honorarium for each work displayed.

The application should provide the following information:

  • 1 to 5 works for consideration
  • Resume
  • Bio
  • Link to website, social media handles, and any other digital media available

The policy of the Public Art Program is to support diverse, equitable and inclusive arts. All exhibitions should include a cultural and ethnic diversity of artists.

Send application to: Veronica Inberg, Public Art Coordinator at InbergV@bbfl.us Questions: Veronica Inberg at 561-742-6757

View current and previous exhibitions at: boyntonarts.org

Boynton Beach Public Art Program
City Hall, 125 East Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, Florida #boyntonarts boyntonarts.org
publicart@bbfl.us 561-742-6757 Glenn Weiss, Manager. Veronica Inberg, Coordinator

 

Call for Volunteer Curators

Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center Gallery
Deadline: Rolling
Released July 29, 2022

BoyntonArts invites experienced curators and individual artists to volunteer to curate the gallery in the Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center (BBACC). Four curators will be chosen to organize 2-3-month exhibitions between in 2022 & 2023. Curatorial responsibilities will include, but is not limited to attending opening receptions, hanging work, provide a curatorial statement, finding artists, and writing wall text. This is an excellent opportunity for both practicing curators and artists to experiment with and develop their curatorial vision, as well as build their audience and portfolios. The curator may include their own art in the exhibition.

With the ongoing development of Downtown Boynton Beach as an arts and cultural destination, the BBACC Gallery has already hosted eleven shows since its opening in 2021 to a diverse and growing audience. All shows will be marketed as a partnership between BoyntonArts and the curator through the City’s social media platforms, newsletters, digital billboards and website.

Second Career Artists Exhibition
Second Career Artists Exhibition


Laura Marsh & Gillian Kennedy Wright Exhibition
Laura Marsh & Gillian Kennedy Wright Exhibition

About the Art Gallery – Located on the first floor of the Boynton beach Arts & Cultural Center (BBACC), the gallery has 12” wide hallways, with a total of 2,112 square foot space. Modern lighting that evenly illuminates artwork on the two 9.6’high X 88’ long walls, which can be adjusted by the curator(s). The Art Gallery is where BoyntonArts has displayed rotating exhibitions and hosted opening receptions in neighboring classrooms and/or event space. The exhibitions feature local and national artists that contribute to thought provoking, intriguing and educational topics that attract visitors to the City of Boynton Beach. Additionally:

  • Space has a flexible wire hanging exhibition system.
  • Space has adjustable track lighting
  • Open to public, City employees, tourists and visitors of the BBACC
  • Can accommodates 2-D and 3-D wall art only
  • Limited display of artwork on pedestals

Location and Hours
100 East Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL
As a public building the gallery is open during business hours as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm
  • Saturday: 9am-1pm
  • Sunday: Closed/ by appointment only

Volunteer Curator Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with artists and arrange for loan agreements to be signed
  • Coordinate the reception, storage, maintenance and return of artwork to artists with staff
  • Install and hang exhibition
  • Develop timeline for exhibition
  • Attend opening reception
  • Recommend any additional events and exhibition events if desired
  • Adhere to the rules and guidelines of the City of Boynton Beach
  • Write wall text, draft press release including gathering images for PR
  • Prepare artwork wall labels

BoyntonArts Responsibilities:

  • Provide the curator with $300 to cover expenses
  • Print marketing materials and exhibition wall text
  • Promote exhibition on City website, newsletter, social media, digital billboards
  • Coordinate exhibition needs with City staff

The application should provide the following information:

  • Resume
  • Brief description of curatorial ideas with a minimum of 4 artist per exhibition. More than one idea can be submitted.
  • Link to website, social media handles, and any other digital media available

The policy of the Public Art Program is to support diverse, equitable and inclusive arts. All exhibitions should include a cultural and ethnic diversity of artists.

Please send application to:
Veronica Inberg, Public Art Coordinator at InbergV@bbfl.us

Questions: Veronica Inberg at 561-742-6757