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Summary of Art Opportunities:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Sculptures
  • Suspended Sculptures/Mobiles
  • Original Works of art in all media
  • Original Works of art in all media Giclee Prints/Photography Prints
  • Image Licensing for Artwork for a variety of media
  • Digital Artists or Fine Artists who can design quarter scale imagery for large-scale environmental graphics, based on a theme

Description of the Project
Aesthetics, Inc. is currently selecting artwork for a large multi-hospital system in New England. To that end, Aesthetics, Inc. is compiling a catalogue of eligible artists living or working in New England, with an emphasis on Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Artists who work in various media to be considered for future commission or purchase of artwork and whose artwork represents the criteria listed in this CFA will be selected for future purchase and/or commission.

Art Criteria
Aesthetics, Inc. is looking for original artwork in a wide variety of media including sculpture, two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, limited edition prints, giclee prints, mixed media art, glass, mosaics, wall sculpture, fabric art, collages, and photography. Existing and commissioned artwork will be considered. Art will be placed in the gardens, patio terraces, corridors, conference rooms, administrative and staff areas, waiting and consultation rooms, patient rooms, treatment spaces and a variety of other public and non-clinical areas.

Please consider that we are inspiring patients, visitors and staff of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Inventive, uplifting, yet calming works are encouraged. All artwork should be safe to touch, sturdy and made of non-toxic materials. Subject matter that reflects the Massachusetts and New England community is encouraged.

Diversity Statement
As part of our commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the field of arts in health, we aim to amplify traditionally underrepresented voices. Applicants are encouraged to share if they identify with one or more historically marginalized groups (examples include but are not limited to Immigrant, Indigenous, International, LGBTQIA, Person of Color, Person with a Disability, Person of Size, Socioeconomic Disadvantage). Aesthetics, Inc. encourages applicants who come from one or more of these historically marginalized populations. If you feel comfortable, please share how you represent diversity in one or more of these areas.

Artist Portfolios
Please include either professional photographs of your artwork or images of individual works that can be printed (at a 300-dpi resolution) and/or installation or exhibition images that feature your work. Please note; this Call for Artists asks for applications to include a selected portfolio of artists’ existing work, and not new designs or models created specifically for this project.


Art Program Guiding Principles
Create an arts program that supports a healing environment and:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety and  improves satisfaction;
  • Utilizes evidence-based principles to support and reinforce patient outcomes;
  • Appeals to patients of all ages; and
  • Represents the geographic and cultural communities in building and sustaining our high-quality art programs.

Criteria used to select artists for commissions will be:

  • Quality, creativity and strength of artwork concepts and workmanship as evidenced in images of past work and a professional resume
  • Ability to demonstrate the creativity and style that will support the guiding principles of the art program and support the desired population
  • Technical competence as evidenced by images of past work and a professional resume
  • Aptitude for planning, budgeting and individually working on teams as evidenced by a professional resume and professional references
  • Experienced and can demonstrate aptitude for working on art projects collaboratively with design team and stakeholders
  • Accessible to appropriate technology (email/drop box) for communicating efficiently and effectively

Generic Art Themes

This call for artists is open to both representative and abstract realism art that sends a positive message

  • Biophilia
  • Wellness
  • Resilience
  • The New England Experience
  • The Boston Experience
  • The Massachusetts Experience

Art Opportunities
Category A. Indoor and Outdoor Sculptures – between $5,000 and $50,000 each

Category B. Suspended Sculptures/Mobiles– between $15,000 and $50,000 each

Category C. Original Works of Art in all media (20” x 30” – 24” x 36”)– between $500 and $750 each (unframed)

Category D. Original Works of Art in all media (30” x 40” – 48” x 96”)– between $2,500 and $10,000 each (unframed)

Category E. Giclee Prints (16” x 20” – 24” x 36”) – between $200 and $600 each (unframed)

Category F. Image Usage for Artwork Printed on various medial – $150 per each image usage

Category G. Digital Artists or Fine Artists who can create successful quarter scale imagery for large scale areas based on a theme – between $1,500 and $10,000. Artwork/graphics will be printed on a variety of different appropriate healthcare materials.

Project Schedule
This is a multiphase project. Many of the public spaces will be commissioned in 2021 or 2022 as part of new construction or remodeled spaces. Many of the other areas will be commissioned or purchased as departments are remodeled over the next five years..

Aesthetics, Inc. is not obligated to notify artists when incomplete entries are received. Incomplete entries will not be reviewed.

Any individual or professional artist, who was born, resides or works in New England, is eligible to apply. Artists working in all mediums may apply.

Artist Compensation
The actual fee for commission or price for purchase will not exceed the wholesale price customarily charged by the artist for similar artworks when sold through a gallery.


Questions
For all questions concerning this Call for Artists, please contact Julie Lorenz at Aesthetics, Inc. at lorenz@aesthetics.net.

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting to this Call for Artists, you (Artist) agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

Responsibility for Submittals: Although we will make every effort to protect the materials you submit, Aesthetics, Inc. is not responsible for the loss or damage of any submittal materials submitted.

CFA Revision: Aesthetics, Inc. reserves the right to revise this CFA, including, but not limited to, the submittal due date, the number of artists accepted, the timeline, the art budget, and the selection criteria at any time within its sole discretion.

Responsibility for Submittal Costs: Aesthetics, Inc. is not liable for any cost incurred by any person responding to this CFA. The applicant is fully responsible for all submittal costs. Aesthetics, Inc. does not assume any contractual or financial obligation as a result of the issuance of this CFA, the preparation and submittal of a submittal by a respondent, the evaluation of an accepted submittal, or the selection of finalists.

Submittal Acceptance/Rejection: Aesthetics, Inc., at its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received and to accept or reject any or all of the items in the submittal. Aesthetics, Inc. reserves the right to negotiate with any respondent after submittals are opened, if such action is deemed to be in best interest. Aesthetics, Inc. acceptance and review of a submittal and/or submitted artwork concept, or artwork design does not constitute a commitment to award a commission to any artist or team.

Decline to Award: Aesthetics, Inc., at its sole discretion, reserves the right to not award the commission to any artist (or artist team) due to inappropriateness of art.

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