Houston Arts Alliance

Opportunities for Artists

Request For Acquisition
Houston Arts Alliance Civic Art + City of Houston General Services Division

2D works and/or photos reflecting the contemporary character of the City of Houston are being sought for placement in the Mayor’s Diplomatic Reception Area.

This commission is open to local, professional artists residing within the City of Houston.

Works will be accessed at market value with a $5,000 cap on each piece.

Selection Process
Artists will submit qualifications as instructed below. An artist selection panel will review submissions and recommend artworks for purchase. Artists whose works are chosen will be contacted to deliver their artworks, to Houston Arts Alliance, on a date to be determined in July 2014. Works must be framed and delivered ready to hang unless otherwise agreed upon.

Submission Instructions 
To be considered please provide the following:
• Letter of interest and description of no more than three artworks (up to 600 words in a Microsoft Word document);
• A short bio;
• Images of the 3 works being submitted for possible purchasing (in PowerPoint slides). Include image identification information within the slides (title, dimension, date, medium and value); and
• Three professional references with current contact information.

Send Submissions To:
Houston Arts Alliance
ATTN: Tommy Gregory
3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77019-1800

Or email submission materials to Tommy Gregory at tommy@haatx.com. Email submissions should not exceed 5MB.

Submission Deadline:
Friday, June 20, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
All submissions must be received by Houston Arts Alliance (not postmarked) by the deadline.

For questions contact:
Tommy Gregory
Civic Art + Design Project Manager


Civic Art + Design Registry

Houston Arts Alliance maintains a partnership with Fresh Arts’ Artist Registry. Artists interested in being involved with future Civic Art + Design projects are invited to create a free profile. Civic Art + Design will use Fresh Arts' Artist Registry as a means for reviewing qualifications when selecting artists considered for future projects.

Entry Deadline: Ongoing