Calling all artists!!!!

August 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Calling all artists!!!! Artists (both student and professional) are needed to help design and fabricate lighting elements for Living Lights, a new winter event at the Butterfly Pavilion. Living Lights, an indoor/outdoor lighted experience celebrating the magic of invertebrates (animals without backbones), will be nightly 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. December 11 – 19. The Butterfly Pavilion needs student and/or professional artists to create invertebrate shaped sculptures / structures that can support LED rope lighting for display during Living Lights.

· Sculptures must be at least 3 feet tall and freestanding. They must be an invertebrate shape (Invertebrates are animals without backbones such as insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes or crustaceans.) Preference will be given to 3D sculptures.

· 10 artists will be chosen based on proposals and provided a $200 advance for cost of materials.

· Both individuals and groups can submit proposals.

· We promote sustainable products and design, and encourage creative use of durable materials.

· Proposals should include the following: the artist’s name, address, phone, email, name of art piece, picture/rendering of proposed

piece, proposed materials and one paragraph as to why conservation is important.

· Proposals are due September 10, 2010 and should be emailed to (Selected artists will be notified by September 17, 2010).

· Finished art pieces due by December 1, 2010. Artist will be responsible for transportation of art piece to and from the Butterfly Pavilion.

· The sculptures / structures will be displayed at the Butterfly Pavilion from December 9 – 20, 2010. Artists must pick up their art piece by December 24th.

· The ten entries will compete in a contest to win a “visitors” choice award. First place will be rewarded $500 gift card in addition to the $200 for materials.

This call for public art is open to all artists! Please forward to family and friends to help spread the word. Join us this season to make Living Lights an amazing display of art for the public. For more information, contact Katie Schultz at 720.974.1878 or at email at


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