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a call for entries for a commissioned art work at | $5000 commission project

Call for Visual Art Proposals
The Department of Counselor Education
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

In the spring of 2016, the Department of Counselor Education
received the UW System Regents Teaching Award for Programs. This
was a huge honor for our program, faculty, staff and students, and
brought with it a $5000 check. As a department, we have decided
that we would like to commission artwork that represents our
mission and vision as a department and can be visible in our
Counseling Lab. Our counseling lab provides free counseling services
to university students and community members while serving as an
initial training ground for counselors-in-training. The artwork will
serve as a reminder of our values as a department and the work that
is central to our teaching and service. Those values are reflected in
the statements below:
Our mission: To prepare professional counselors who advocate for
social justice and apply their knowledge and skills to develop
effective counseling relationships that serve to improve the human
condition.
Our vision: We strive to educate leaders and advocates who will
transform the profession of counseling and the schools and
communities we serve.
Application Process
Artist Proposals will be accepted until the deadline of 4:30 pm on
Friday, March 2, 2018. Proposals should be submitted on a portable
storage device, not through an on-line link or website. Proposals
should contain a description of the artwork to be created along with
renderings of the completed project. The deadline for completing
and submitting the completed project is May 11, 2018.

Submissions should include a copy of the artist’s professional
resume, the proposal, five images of previously completed art work
and up to five images (overall and details) of the proposed artwork
to be completed for the project. Images should be high quality
JPEGs and may be on CD or on a flash drive. Materials may be
returned if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the
proposal. Projects must take into consideration the installation site,
a counseling lab.
Proposals should be sent to:
Brenda O’Beirne
Department of Counselor Education
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Entries will be judged by members of the Department of Counselor
Education, representatives from the Department of Art + Design and
community members. The artist selected for the project will be
notified following the completion of the jury process.
The purchase award of $5000 will be given upon delivery of the final
project. Questions about the project may be submitted to Brenda
O’Beirne via e-mail at obeirneb@uww.edu.

Posted by: Michael Flanagan
1/27/18

Michael Flanagan
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