City of Denton Public Art Opportunities

The City of Denton Public Art Committee has been working to rewrite Public Art Policy and to professionalize the process by which work is commissioned. Recent additions to the collection include work from Jesus Morales, James Surls, and the Fire Fighter Bell Tower Memorial designed by Millie Giles.

For the next 30 to 45 days, a list will be compiled of pre-qualified artists that can be eligible for the next 2 years to receive commissions for work under 50K without submitting for each and every project.

  1. To be considered for the pre-qualified list, artists must register at https://artist.callforentry.org/register.php after April 15th
  2. Search for Denton or public art and upload a current resume and up to 10 images of your work

Currently, the city has 4 funded projects ranging from $5,000 to $45,000, for a total of $115,000 worth of projects awaiting this list of pre-qualified artists. Pieces sought for the following locations:

Madeline Wiener was selected for a commission at the MLK Recreation Center at 1300 Wilson St. in Denton. The artist will make several visits to the site and hopes to involve community members in the creation and dedication of the work. The dedication is planned for March of 2020.

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