March 15th Deadline for Local Artists to Submit Proposals for Public Art on the Coastal Trail

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County is partnering with the City of Fort Bragg to solicit public art for the Coastal Trail. Local artists with established community reputations who reside in the northern section of the Mendocino Coast (Elk to Westport) are invited to submit ideas. Deadline: March 15, 2016.
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12238366_865450603571513_6574343937270099122_o-768x415Imagine taking a blissful walk along our recently opened Coastal Trail, perhaps with your family or friends, and gazing at the extraordinary ocean views. Perhaps you’ll stop to rest on a lovely, handcrafted bench at Otsuchi Point, which honors Fort Bragg’s Sister City in Japan. Then, in carefully selected spaces along the trail, imagine beholding some new works of Public Art, created by local Mendocino Coast artists. One of our county’s abundant natural resources is our amazing and diverse artist community!

We wanted to make sure that coastal artists are aware of an important deadline on March 15, 2016 — or, if you have neighbors or friends who reside in the northern section of the coast who might qualify, please let them know about this opportunity to make a significant artistic  impact on the experience of enjoying our Coastal Trail.

The announcement below was originally posted on January 29, 2016, on the City of Fort Bragg web site:

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Local Artists Invited to Submit Ideas for Public Art on the Coastal Trail

In 2016, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County is partnering with the City of Fort Bragg to solicit public art for the Coastal Trail. Local artists with established community reputations who reside in the northern section of the Mendocino Coast (Elk to Westport) are invited to submit ideas for:

1) a bench (either large or small);

2) a three-dimensional sculpture; or

3) a mural on one side of the Noyo Center restroom (located on the South Trail).

Total funding available through the A.D. Abramson Endowment Fund for the Visual Arts is $10,000; range per work of art, $2,500 to $5,000. The grant proposal submission deadline is 5:00 PM on March 15, 2016. Notification and awards will be made by April 15, 2016. Award checks will be presented shortly thereafter in April 2016.

Guidelines are here, and the online application is available at this location.

Here is more information from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County web site:

A. D. Abramson Visual Arts Award for Art in Public Places
Created by A.D.’s wife and daughters in his memory, the fund recognizes the importance of artistic expression in all of our lives with grants that encourage artist-community partnerships and support works by accomplished local visual artists in public places located in the northern section of the Mendocino Coast.

More information is available here, including information about past public art projects and grants.

For artists living and working on the northern Mendocino Coast, this is a great opportunity. After this year’s award-winning artists are chosen, we’ll publish another blog post about their exciting projects!

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