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Orange Beach Arts Center: public art competition for university art students

Published September 1, 2011

2012 Public Art Competition

Sponsored by The Hangout in Gulf Shores

 in association with The Orange Beach Arts Center’s Emerging Artist Exhibit


Any student of art is eligible to submit detailed design and budget proposal for large scale public art to be displayed at The Hangout at Gulf Shores Beach.  Innovative use of materials and concept are encouraged.  The winning submittal will be awarded a $3000 stipend.  Upon installation the work will become the property of The Hangout.

Criteria and Guidelines

The work is to be weather-friendly, large scale (height or width of 5′ & up)

Artwork should be created specifically for this competition and may not have been exhibited previously.

Artists will include a plaque with title, artists name, date, material and brief artist’s statement.

Judging Criteria

Originality, overall artistic quality, competency of execution, conceptualization, understanding of the site and innovative use of materials


Initial proposal/registration is due on or before Monday October 3rd.  Include overall idea with proposed subject matter, estimated size and materials.

Registration insures you will receive all updates, addendums, and other information and materials that will be required to complete the submission.  Please submit this even if your concept is not fully integrated.  An overview of your idea is acceptable.

Final proposal due on or before December 5th.

Include detailed design specification of with budget for materials, construction and installation requirements.  Winning design will be announced no later than January 15th.  Stipend will be awarded in three stages with the first $1000 acceptance of design to purchase materials.  The final installment will be awarded after installation.  Midpoint installment will require proof of progress.


Installation date no later than April 16th.

Send proposals to:  Juli Jordan:

subject:  Hangout Public Art Competition

(copy & paste completed registration and submittal form below)


Questions?  Call Juli Jordan @ Orange Beach Arts Center:  251.981.4111


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2012 Hangout Public Art Competition

Registration and Proposal Form


All entrants must submit concepts via email. Registration ensures that those interested receive all updates, addendums, and other information and materials that will be required to complete the submission. Email this form on or before Monday October 3rd.


Name of Artist:  ________________________________________

Mailing address:  _________________________________________________________________

Email address:  ________________________________________

Phone:  ___________________


Proposed Medium/Materials:


Working Title: