2023 Call to Artists

The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) is now opening the 2023 search for artists with a call for two-dimensional paintings, photographs, mixed media, small, three-dimensional sculptures, and large outdoor sculptures. This request is open to all artists in the State of North Carolina and southern Virginia Counties who border the Piedmont Triad (see list below).

Information can be found online here:

The Sites: The 2-D exhibition sites include a 36’ wall on the lower level, north baggage claim area as well as two 8-foot walls at the bottom of the central escalator. Each site has a secured hanging apparatus for safe and easy installation.

Four Plexiglas pedestals are 48” high. Two with a cover that is 24”w x 24”d x 30” h. One that is 36”w x 36”d x 36”h and one that is 29”w x 26”d x 15”h. The pedestals are in the Meet & Greet Areas of the departure level and the main terminal ticketing area.

Eight (8) Outdoor Sculpture Spaces have 6” deep cement pads. Five that are approximately 4′ x 7′ and two larger pads (10’x10’ and a 15’ Triangle) and one site where the sculpture would rest on the ground. Work to be delivered and picked up by the artist. Work to be installed by an airport-provided professional installer. An artist must provide all hardware for installation. A stipend of $2000 will be given for each sculpture for the delivery and pick-up transportation costs.

The Budget: The artwork will be on loan to the PTAA for one year. Each 2D and small 3D Artist will be paid an honorarium of $100 for the loan of their artwork. The work will be insured by PTAA while exhibited at the PTI Airport. Your name and contact information will be on each label so that the public can call to inquire about your work, and you may trade out a work that is sold for another similar work.

Artist Eligibility: The Call to Artists is open to all artists who live or work in the State of North Carolina and southern Virginia (PTI’s market area). Artists within the Piedmont Triad Area will be given preference. The Piedmont Triad consists of the 12 counties of Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin. Artists from the Virginia counties bordering the Piedmont Triad are invited: Grayson, Carroll, Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Halifax.

Application Process: The Airport Authority will manage the application and selection process.
Timeline for Applications: The deadline for submissions is March 17, 2023, the first selection panel will be held in April 2023, selected artists will be contacted by May 17, 2023, installation of interior spaces will be May-July 2023, installation of large, outdoor sculpture by August 2023, brochure of art walking tour completed by September 2023.

To see the art walking tour go to: https://flyfrompti.com/art-walking-tour/

Application Requirements:
• Information sent via email with a set of 5 to 10 digital images of works of art available for exhibition. Accompany all submissions with an annotated image list, preferably with a photo of the image, name of the artist, title of work, media, and size. A PC-compatible thumb drive sent via mail is also accepted.
• A professional resume and an artist’s statement (a one-page letter stating interest in the project, outlining the artist’s approach to art and public art. Please include any connections you may have to the Piedmont Triad area.)
• A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your materials, if necessary.
• All materials must be postmarked no later than March 17, 2023.
• Notification of Artist Selection Panel results and the return of materials will be made by approximately May 17, 2023.

Emailing information is preferred: Please send it to Cheryl Stewart, Public Art Consultant at ccstewart44@gmail.com. Also, contact Cheryl with any questions about RFQ and the selection process through the same email address.

If you prefer to mail information to:
PTI Public Art Project
c/o Stephanie Freeman
1000A Ted Johnson Parkway
Greensboro, NC 27409

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