Pump House Program 2024-2025 "Expressions"
The Town of Fountain Hills Public Art Committee is accepting applications for an outdoor 2D- Exhibition themed “Expressions,” with the artists interpretation on a facial expression that portrays an emotion. The origin of the face can be human, animal or plant.
Seven finalists will have their art be digitally transposed onto 4’h x 8’w (horizontal) Dibond panels to be installed on a 100’ stucco wall located at our iconic Fountain Hills Fountain Park.
All submittals must have a written paragraph describing the inspiration and explanation of the piece. High-resolution images 7200 x 14400 pixel minimum will be requested from the finalist. To apply for this program click on this link.
The park attracts thousands of visitors each year and the stucco wall is located on the main sidewalk with high visibility both from pedestrians and motor vehicles.
All mediums will be considered with the correct proportioned dimensions (4’h x 8’w).
All costs associated with the fabrication and installation of the panels will be the responsibility of the Public Art Committee. Artists chosen for this project will receive a $200 honorarium and the artwork will be featured on the Public Art Committee website.
Call to Artists – Jan 6th, 2024
Deadline – February 15th, 2024
Jurying & Winner Notification– February 14th – 20th
Installation – March 2024
Display – March 2024 – March 2025
This project would be for a one-year period. The benefits of this project will allow for professional art to be on display, changing every year offering a fresh, new visual perspective and theme.
Pump House Pilot Program 2023-2024
Legends & Lore of the Valley of the Sun
Pump House Program 2023-2024
The Public Art Committee formulated a national call to artists to create a new and exciting outdoor art gallery exhibit for the mural wall at Fountain Park. This projects theme is “Legends and Lore of the Valley of the Sun” and will be on display for one year. The 7 finaist’s art will be transposed onto 4’h x 8’w (horizontal) Dibond brushed metal panels which will be secured by a locked bracket system. There are no sharp edges and the metal will weather well and will not fade in our climate.
Each panel will have the artist’s name, title of the piece, a small descriptive paragraph and a sponsor of the panel.
The Public Art Committee is excited to promote this new visual experience for the Town of Fountain Hills and its many visitors. The benefits of this project will allow for professional art to be on display, changing every year offering a fresh, new perspective and theme. We would like to thank our sponsors for being a part of this exciting and new outdoor art interaction.
Meet our Finalists!