Art Opportunity Alert: Silicon Valley Art Loan

A residential Silicon Valley community is on the lookout for small public sculptures to showcase.

Los Altos, Calif. (where Steve Jobs was born and built the first Apple computer, apparently) is accepting applications for its Public Art Loan Program. Selected works will be displayed by the City for two years.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 15.

Per the call for submissions:

The city… currently looking to display new works representing a variety of media, including sculpture, mosaics, electronic and interactive art, and other forms of visual expression. Special consideration is given to art that reflects the city’s agricultural past and/or the community’s current ties to developments in technology, though this is not a requirement

Project requirements specify that sculptures should have bases measuring between 3-feet by 3-feet and 6-feet by 6-feet; other installations need to leave enough space for bikes and pedestrians to pass by.

Artist payment is modest – a $1,000 stipend – although the City also promises local media exposure and promotional materials to the winners.

More information and application documents are available here.

Featured Image: “Door Sculpture to Talk About the Idea of Different Possibilities You May Have to Process Your Life,” Chris Johanson. Los Altos. Photo: Andria Lo.