Fort Tryon Park

EMERGING ARTISTS: NYC PARKS ISSUES CALL FOR ART PROPOSALS FOR OUTDOOR SCULPTURE IN FORT TRYON PARK

EMERGING ARTISTS: NYC PARKS ISSUES CALL FOR ART PROPOSALS FOR OUTDOOR SCULPTURE IN FORT TRYON PARK
Thursday, November 21, 2019
No. 114
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

NYC Parks invites outdoor sculpture proposals for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. The winning artist will receive an award of $10,000 to create their proposed artwork, to be displayed on the upper plaza of David Rockefeller Linden Terrace at Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan.

The Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award will be granted to one emerging artist who submits the most compelling proposal for an outdoor sculpture in Fort Tryon Park. The award is open to New York City-based emerging artists who are at an early stage in their career, with specialized training in their field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution) and a modest independent body of work.

The proposal deadline is February 2, 2020. Award recipients will be announced in March 2020, and the sculpture will be installed in Fort Tryon Park in the Fall of 2020.

Full guidelines are available here.

Clare Weiss (1966-2010) was the Public Art Curator for NYC Parks. During her tenure she curated more than 100 outdoor public art installations throughout the city and organized complex, thought-provoking, and visually compelling thematic exhibitions for the Arsenal Gallery. Clare’s passion, humanity, energy, courage, and collaborative zeal were valued by all who knew her.

The Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award has been previously awarded to Ruth McKerrell for Ancient, Goatie Boy, and Goat as Wolf in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn in 2011; Katherine Daniels for Ornamental Paths in Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx in 2012; Karlis Rekevics for All-Too-Familiar Tangle in Tappen Park, Staten Island in 2013; Jarrod Beck for Uplift in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Manhattan in 2014; and Wendy Klemperer for Shadow Migration in Court Square Park, Queens in 2015.

This year’s award was made possible with support from Janet and John Koehne.

Art in the Parks
For over 50 years, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program has brought contemporary public artworks to the city’s parks, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. The agency has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with arts organizations and artists to produce over 2,000 public artworks by 1,300 notable and emerging artists in over 200 parks.

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