“Artist Call” for Proposals for Lincoln Park Sought in October


By Carol McCracken  (Post # 2,182)

If you are an artist or know someone who is, listen up!

TEMPO, a new temporary public at program in Portland, has announced its intention to install an outdoor art piece – its first – at the corner of Congress and Franklin Streets – at Lincoln Park in the spring of 2015.  The focus of this new venture by a group of local artists in Portland is “Places in Transition” – an excellent description of Lincoln Park as it may face changes in the future as the evolution of the  Franklin Street corridor takes place.  The piece for Lincoln Park is to be site specific and based on the history and “place” of the site.

Curator for the project is Sean Foley, an artist in Residence, Kohler Art Industry Residence, a professor at Ohio State University and chair of the Painting Department at Maine College of Art, Portland, according to information received from Alice Spencer, chair of TEMPO.

A working schedule for the Lincoln Park piece has been established:

Artist Call for Proposals, October 2014,

Selection of Artist,           December 2014

City Public Art Review      February – April 2015

Installation                         May 2015

On View                              June – September 2015

The members of TEMPO are: Victoria Bonebokker, Pamela Hawkes, Alison Hildreth, Pandora Lacasse and Alice Spencer.  Alison Hildreth and Pandodra Lacasse are currently members of the Portland Public Art Committee.

For more information, please email:  TEMPO@gmail.com