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Phase VI Art Bench Reference Materials

Public Art Initiative

Call for Entries: Art Bench Sculptures/artists phase vi, the woodlands, tx

The Woodlands Arts Council invites local, national and international artists to apply for the next installation of the Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection located in The Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Phase VI of this public art project will feature four (4) new art benches to be installed in The Woodlands. Through a partnership with The Woodlands Township and the generous funding of underwriters, twenty-nine Art Benches and six Art Bike Racks have been commissioned and installed along The Woodlands Waterway and in the Hughes Landing commercial area adjacent to Lake Woodlands. Designed by local, national, and international artists, these one-of-a-kind art benches add beauty to our community while serving a practical function.

The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents. Located 40 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands has a strong history of public art. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.

The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc. (TWAC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide regional, cultural, and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts.

Three (3) semi-finalists will be chosen for each bench location in a preliminary selection process. Each semi-finalist will receive a $300 stipend. One (1) finalist for each location will be chosen to construct an art bench; each of the four finalists will receive $10,000 for bench selected and installed. ($5,000 upon execution of Artist Agreement and the final $5,000 when Bench is delivered and accepted).

Site 1 Art Bench

North Shore Park- A

Site 2 Art Bench

North Shore Park- B

Site 3 Art Bench

Town Green Park

Site 4 Art Bench

Rob Fleming Park

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