2019 People's Gallery Exhibition
Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations are invited to apply for The 2019 People’s Gallery exhibition. The annual exhibition showcases work by local artists, in a range of styles and media, throughout Austin City Hall. Applications for the exhibition are currently being accepted through October 17, 2018 for 2- and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium.
Applicants to the 2019 People’s Gallery exhibition—which will run February 22, 2019 through January 1, 2020—may submit up to five artworks for consideration. Complete information on the call and a link to the online application system is available at https://cityofaustin.submittable.com/submit. Eligibility extends to artists 18 years or older, who reside or work in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson Counties.
This year, the City is hosting an additional call: Install the Wall. Artists are invited to propose temporary, site-specific artwork installations for display in the Mayor’s second floor stairwell at City Hall for the duration of the 2019 exhibition. The total project budget is $3,000 and must include all materials, installation, and de-installation of the artwork.
A diverse panel of three local visual arts professionals serves in the jurying process, with a new panel each year in order to maintain a mix of artistic perspectives and experience in artwork selection. This year, local artists (and past People’s Gallery exhibitors) Vy Ngo, Ric Nelson, and Stephanie Sandoval, will review all submissions and recommend artworks for the 2019 exhibition.
Complete guidelines for the program may be found here.
Artist Information Meeting: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:30PM at City Hall Boards & Commission Room, 301 W. 2nd Street
(This meeting will be video-recorded and available on the Cultural Arts Division website after the meeting for viewing on-demand.)
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm
2019 Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 2019 (6 -9 pm) at Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.
The 14th annual People’s Gallery exhibition at Austin City Hall runs through January 1, 2019.
Each year, the public is invited to vote for their favorite artwork in the exhibition, and a “People’s Choice” is selected from among the top-voted artworks to be purchased and added to the City’s permanent collection. Ballots for the 2018 People’s Choice will be available through October 26, 2018.
Visitors to City Hall can view the People’s Gallery during regular building hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Admission is always free. For gallery and cell phone tours click the picture below. The 2018 exhibition will remain on display through January 1, 2019.