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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Fine Arts Commission Looking for Artists for Public Art Program

The Village of Deerfield is soliciting artwork loans from artists as part of the fourth year of the Deerfield Public Art Program. Artists must be willing to loan works of art for public display for up to one year. The Deerfield Fine Arts Commission will review artwork proposals submitted by artists interested in having their works displayed in the community.

The program is soliciting paintings, murals, drawings and other pieces to be displayed in Deerfield Village Hall, the Public Works Facility, Deerfield Park District facilities, the Deerfield Public Library, and other government buildings. The art is displayed for one year in public buildings and new pieces are selected each year. Applications for the next year of the program are now available on-line here and at www.deerfield.il.us.

The Deerfield Fine Arts Commission’s Public Art Program has placed 16 pieces of art on display in public buildings throughout the Village this year.

Artists from Deerfield include Caren Kaplan, Sara Kenward, Wayne Rhodes, Kris Van Stockum, Barbara Wagner, Brenna Wagner, Penny Weinberg, and Susan Willis. Other artists include Suzette Bross of Chicago, Neil Cohen of Buffalo Grove, and, Janet Poppe of Highland Park.

The Deerfield Public Art Program is open to all visual artists who meet the following criteria:

  • Artists who are professional and of serious intent
  • Artists working in any permanent media
  • Art students working with practicing artists/teachers may be considered
  • Artists must have knowledge of public art. While previous experience in public art is not required, artists should be knowledgeable of materials, techniques, and public art processes.
  • Appropriateness of an artist’s work for public display. (Appropriateness in terms of scale, material, content and placement).
  • All selected artwork must be delivered to the Village “ready-to-hang” for immediate display.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of art for consideration.

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