The Carnegie Center for Art and History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association are accepting proposals from artists for the 2012 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. Artists may download complete submission guidelines at the project website: www.napublicart.org (click on “For Artists”). The postmark deadline for artist proposals is January 3, 2012.
The New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series is a multi-year outdoor exhibition of temporary art installations that interpret New Albany’s rich history and heritage through the eyes of artists. In the spring of 2010, five temporary works of art were installed in the downtown historic district. Because of its importance to the founding and development of New Albany, the Ohio River was the basis for the historic themes that served as inspiration for the first five works of art. Each spring, new art installations concerning new historic themes will be unveiled, culminating in 2013 with New Albany’s Bicentennial Commemoration. In 2011, three works of art interpreting the theme of Industry & Agriculture were installed and will remain in place through 2013.