ORLANDO — If you’ve ever been to Orlando City Hall, you know it hosts the Terrace Gallery, which opened in 1992 and features works from national and international artists. Quite often, the spotlight is on Florida artists.
With Hispanic Heritage Month coming up in the fall, the city government just issued a Call For Artists who want to help celebrate that national event, which is held annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans and their historic, cultural and artistic achievements.
The City of Orlando is seeking local visual artists who want to display their artwork during Hispanic Heritage Month in the Terrace Gallery from Sept. 16 to Nov. 13, 2022.
“The arts are an intrinsic part of the Hispanic heritage and culture, for this reason, the city is offering an opportunity for artists to showcase the richness of Latin American history and heritage through visual arts,” the city noted in a news release.
Anyone interested in having their work displayed during this fall celebration should have their submission sent by Aug. 29 by 11:59 p.m. Those artists whose works get chosen by the city will be notified by email with the date and time to deliver their pieces to City Hall.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK TO ORLANDO
Email your submission to Keith Beasley, the City of Orlando Public Arts Coordinator, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include the following:
- Artist biography or resume
- At least 5 photos of your pieces of artwork in JPG format, and the city has a preference for artworks related to the Hispanic culture
- Descriptions of each artwork
- Each submission must be labeled with:
- Name of artist
- Art Title
- Year created
WHAT IS THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK
According to the City, artwork will be chosen based on the following:
- Appropriateness: Artists are selected based on the appropriateness of their proposal to the project.
- Communication: The artist must have the ability to clearly communicate concepts both visually and through clearly written materials.
- All 2-D art submitted for selection must be ‘Wall Ready’, with D rings or wire.
- Performance: The artist must have a professional history of being able to work cooperatively and finish projects on time.
Michael Freeman is an Orlando journalist, playwright, and author of the book When I Woke Up, You Were All Dead. Contact him at Freelineorlando@gmail.com.