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Posted on: June 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS: Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020

Electrify Amherst Artist Pam with her Artwork

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020 continues to increase the presence of public art in Amherst and the Amherst Center Cultural District by inviting artists to create unique and imaginative paintings on designated utility boxes in one of three village areas in Amherst.

“Electrify Amherst! 2020 builds upon the success of our 2018 and 2019 projects and continues to be a great opportunity to bring additional public art into Amherst. It has proven to be a great way for artists and the Amherst community to connect, and continues Amherst’s growth as a public art community,” said Amherst Public Art Commission member Amy Crawley.

This year, three selected artists will receive a stipend of $500 each.

Artists can submit proposals for Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020 until the August 1, DEADLINE. The three selected artists will be determined by a 5-person jury that will consist of two members of the Amherst Public Art Commission, 1-2 downtown business owners, and 1-2 local artists.

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020 continues to build upon the success of the Public Art Commission’s two previous projects which showcased original designs painted by local artists Jeff Wrench, Kim Carlino, and Vincent Frano in 2018 and Pamela Acosta, Lauren Anderson, and Melissa Pandina in 2019. Their designs were inspired by Amherst’s literary history, Amherst’s art and culture, organic imagery, and the State’s wildflowers.

The three utility boxes that will be painted this year are located in the village areas in Amherst.

Artists interested in submitting a proposal should visit www.amherstma.gov/electrifyamherst or email ElectrifyAmherst@amyacrawley.com

The deadline to apply is August 1, 2020. 

Electrify Amherst! The Electrical Box Makeover Project 2020 is a public art project funded by the Amherst Cultural Council. The project has also received an in-kind donation from Cowls Building Supply.

Contact: Amy Crawley, member, Amherst Public Art Commission, amy@amyacrawley.com

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