JH Public Art seeks project
If you’re an artist, it pays to think big.
Jackson Hole Public Art is seeking artists to create temporary public artwork with the community. JH Public Art will provide funding for time and materials, assistance in project management and the logistics, site permissions, advertising and use of its MobileStudio.
Projects can take place from spring through the end of 2023. Proposals must involve the community in the art making. Artists are asked to consider ideas that address a community issue (housing, transportation, mental health, environment, sustainability), and projects should be fun, memorable, playful and inviting. JH Public Art encourages use of repurposed materials and supports artists who desire to work with underserved populations as well.
As part of this springs request for proposals, JH Public Art is specifically looking for an artist/team to design and build a hive-inspired work for the sculpture pad at the entrance to the Center for the Arts’ music wing; please consider a music theme.
An info session on the open call is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday. Concepts are due by March 24. Visit JHPublicArt.org/artist-opportunities for the full RFP and for more information, or contact project manager Robin Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to Rock the Ride
After a three-year hiatus, Rock the Ride returns with Rock on Society, a newly incorporated Wyoming nonprofit, and VIM fitness studio owner Julie Guttormson.
Rock on Society invites all ages and fitness levels to participate in the sixth annual Rock the Ride, a high-energy, indoor team cycling fundraiser to benefit the St. John’s Health Foundation Stroke and Cardiac Fund for local patients.
Groups of up to six riders can ride hard, hardly ride, sing, dance and party the night away, all for a valuable cause.
Since its inaugural year, Rock the Ride has raised over $300,000 for local stroke and cardio patients.
The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Virginian Lodge. For more, visit StJohns.Health/blog/2023/february.
Layser deadline nigh
Just a reminder: The deadline to apply for the 2023 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing in Journalism Fellowship is March 15.
Administered by the Wyoming Arts Council, this prestigious annual fellowship of $3,500 is a national call open to creative writers (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) and journalists (writer, photojournalist, videographer, documentary filmmaker, online or print media) who demonstrate serious inquiry and dedication to the Greater Yellowstone region through their work.
The fellowship seeks to intersect science, education, current events and conservation to effectively communicate the Greater Yellowstone’s natural history and singular importance to society through creative and exceptional writing and subject communication.
Applications are accepted via online platformSubmittable. Established and recognized authors are sought, but emerging and midcareer writers are also encouraged to apply. Wyoming state residency is not required.
For information, contact Kimberly Mittelstadt at email@example.com or 307-274-6673.
Treefort welcomes WY musicians
For the third year in a row the Wyoming Arts Council and Treefort Music Fest have partnered to bring an official Wyoming Showcase featuring six Wyoming acts to Boise, Idaho, this March.
The annual festival boasts nearly 500 acts from around the world — film, comedy, food, yoga, literature, technology, drag, skateboarding and more — including a half-dozen musicians from the Cowboy State.
In addition to Jackson Hole acts Box Elder and Aaron Davis and The Mystery Machine, Wyoming performers are Reckless Rooster of Pinedale, Jamie Hansen of Laramie, SGRNY of Laramie and Kalyn Beasley of Cody.
All will perform at a free showcase 3-10 p.m. March 23 at Lost Grove Brewing and also will appear at various venues throughout the long weekend.
The 11th annual Treefort Music Fest runs March 22-26. For the complete festival lineup, tickets and other info, visit TreeFortMusicFest.com.
Crane art wanted
Crazy for cranes? So is the Teton Regional Land Trust, which is deep into planning for the 2023 Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival, set for September.
The nonprofit launched a poster design contest for the sixth annual festival, which aims to inspire people to celebrate and help protect the Rocky Mountain population of greater sandhill cranes. Teton Valley, Idaho, serves as the largest staging area for sandhill cranes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and the fall festival coincides with their presence in Teton Valley.
From its inception, the Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival has incorporated artistic components, which can serve as a means of connecting with cranes. The festival includes photography, drawing and poetry workshops as well as dance performances. Each year, a poster design contest is held, with the winning artwork representing the festival in all outreach.
Artists are invited to submit original artwork. Art must be vertical or square, not horizontal. The art chosen will be printed on posters as well as merchandise such as stickers, hats, T-shirts, sweaters and totes. The winning artist will be awarded $250 and will receive a framed copy of the poster as well as several souvenir items featuring their work.
This year’s submission window is open until 5 p.m. April 10.
For complete guidelines and an application, visit our TetonLandTrust.org.
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