Call to Artists
PROJECT SUMMARY: Sixteen (16) artists will be chosen by an independent review panel comprised of Laughlin residents, artists, art educators, and arts administrators; each artist will paint a group of utility boxes in Laughlin, NV sometime in March 2016. Boxes will be assigned by the county to the selected artists.
ELIGIBILITY: This project is open only to artists over the age of 18 who reside in Clark County, Nevada, who did not participate in Zap7 along Maryland parkway in 2015 and are not part-time or full-time Clark County employees. Artists selected must be available to attend an open community meeting in Laughlin at a date to be determined, as well as the reception for Zap 8 in Laughlin at a date to be determined. The selected artists will be required to provide their Social Security number or Federal Tax ID Number.
SELECTION: A jury will choose sixteen (16) artists. Selection criteria will include demonstrated artistic excellence, experience with similar projects, and a demonstrated ability to complete the paintings on the boxes within thirty (30) business days.
PROJECT BUDGET: Each artist selected will be paid $2,500 and no other fees or expenses in two payments: $1,500 upon approval of final drawings, and $1,000 upon satisfactory completion of the work. Artists will provide their own paint and supplies, while Clark County will provide graffiti coating and an instructional lesson on application of the graffiti coating. Artists will apply the anti-graffiti coating to the utility boxes once they have completed their art. For artists that do not reside in Laughlin, NV and will need to travel, a travel stipend in the amount of $300 will be provided.
Upon selection each artist must supply her or his Federal Tax ID, which is necessary for payment.
ZAP 7 box by Tatiana Hantig on Maryland Parkway at University Road.
ZAP 7 was anchored along Maryland Parkway. ZAP 8 will send art to the river. A call for artist qualifications has been made for for the next round the Clark County public art project that hires fine artists to paint utility boxes. Titled "Zapped by the River," the boxes of Laughlin, Nevada, are the blank canvases. Here are some of the details:
Seven Magic Mountains
Art Production Fund
Nevada Museum of Art