Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chosen For the 2014 Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 at 10:04 am by

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Location of the 2014 Clare Weiss Emerging Artists sculpture; Photo nycgovparks.org

Now in its fourth year, the award commemorating the late Public Art Curator for NYC’s Department of Parks & Recreation, Clare Weiss, is accepting 2014 proposals. Weiss curated a significant number of public art installations throughout New York, paying particular care that each piece inspired. This tributed distinction ensures that her thought-provoking vision continues.

The aptly named ‘Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award’ allows a stipend of $10,000 for the chosen up-and-coming artist. The artist will then adorn a preselected public outdoor space with their unique and compelling sculpture for the ambling public to set eyes upon. This year, the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park will host such sculpture, with installation slated for July 2014.

Eligibility requirements are fairly stringent:

Proposals will only be accepted from New York City-based emerging artists— artists who have specialized training in their field (not necessarily gained in an academic institution), who are at an early stage in their career, and who have created a modest independent body of work. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college or university are not eligible for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.

Better get cookin’ – deadline for proposals is January 31 (but can be submitted earlier). A significant amount of specifics are involved – to find out more, head here.

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2013 Winner, Karlis Rekevics All-Too-Familiar Tangle; photo by Karley Klopfenstein

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