Arts Commission seeks submissions

VISTA — The city of Vista is calling all artists to submit their original interpretation of kites for the second exhibit of Kites Over Vista to be showcased downtown. The Public Arts Commission will select eight artworks through a juried competition. The winning sculptures will be on display for 12 months beginning in May 2009. Artists are encouraged to be creative and depict kites of all shapes, styles and sizes.
“The first exhibit was well received by the public,” Bill Fortmueller, acting director of Recreation & Community Services, said. “Two of the sculptures have been purchased and will be donated to the city and Alta Vista Gardens when the current exhibit comes down in May. The Public Arts Commission is looking forward to next year’s submittals.”
Artists will be compensated through a fee of $1,250, which is intended as an honorarium or design fee. Artists loan the city artwork for the term of one year, remaining the property of the artist and can be sold and removed after the loan period has ended.
Interested artists are asked to submit a 3-D model and application materials no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2009. Winning sculptures will be announced March 11, 2009. For more information, visit; keyword search: kites.
The purpose of the Public Arts Commission is to promote and support the public display and public appreciation of art in the city of Vista. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Law Library conference room at City Hall.