Monday, December 28, 2009

Maine Arts Commission Seeks Proposals for Peaks-Kenny State Park $20,000 Art Competition

The Maine Arts Commission is seeking proposals for a Percent for Art project at Peaks-Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. The project, which gives preference to Maine artists, has a budget of $20,000 and a submissions deadline of January 29, 2010.

The art selection committee overseeing the process is interested in commissioning art that deeply responds to, rather than competes with, the park’s natural environment. In addition, the committee would like the art to enhance or heighten visitors’ experience of the park’s natural surroundings.

The committee is open to all art forms and all media with the exception of two-dimensional work; there is no facility at the park in which this artwork can be installed or exhibited. The art can be sited anywhere in the park, as long as it is sensitive to the environment and to the manner in which visitors use the park.

Visit for full details of this competition, or contact Alison Ferris at,207/287-2710.

Those interested in all Percent for Art competitions available through the Maine Arts Commission should visit and bookmark the Percent for Art section of

Photos courtesy of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands who are celebrating 75 years of Maine State Parks in 2010.

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