Jan 16, 2024

Call For Art: Urban Fibers Dress the Sculptures

Brrrrrr… our sculptures are cold! Help them out! GJ Creates is seeking artists for a temporary fiber-based art installation to promote public art and highlight local artisans. Individual artists may submit a proposal(s) to provide the listed sculptures new winter ‘attire’ using yarn, textiles, various fibers, recycled plastics or combined materials.


  • Installations will be at 10 locations downtown
  • $100 per installation. Artists can apply for multiple installation sites
  • Budget includes artist commission
  • Installation dates – February 15–17

Project Description:

The honorarium price is $100 per sculpture attire. Specific sculptures have been selected to be ‘clothed’. Selected artists will receive payment after February 17, 2024 and the completed installation of their work. All expenses for materials, labor, transportation, installation, as well as any other associated expenses are the sole responsibility of the artist. See image for installation locations.

Environmentally friendly or recycled materials are preferred for the installations. Yarn, cloth, rope, and other fiber-based materials may be used in the installations. The artist may not use glue, wire or any adhesive to attach the work. The materials used for the project are expected to survive all weather conditions, ie; snow, rain, wind and sun.


The artist is responsible for the installation of the ‘attire’ and sculptures must not be damaged during the installation or exhibit. 

Project Timeline: 

  • Call for Art: open January 16 – January 31, 2024 
  • Artists Notified: February 2, 2024
  • Installation: February 12 – 17, 2024
  • Pieces will remain up until Spring 2024

To apply:

This call is open to all Mesa County artists. Artists of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Complete the following form to apply.

Applications will be reviewed and selected by the Creative District committee. Selected artist award covers the cost of supplies, installation, and artist commission for the project.

Project Disclaimer:

GJ Creates reserves the right to accept, award, or reject project applications. Nothing in this program obligates the Creative District to select specific project applications or any applications at all. 

Applicants and awardees, not the Creative District, shall be solely responsible for determining applicants’ or awardees’ tax status and tax implications of applicants’ receipt of funds as well as any and all required local, state and federal tax reporting and payment. By submitting, if selected you agree to complete the project in the timeframe provided. For questions contact Sarah at the creative district, [email protected] .

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