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Posted on: February 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Calling All Artists for the Sharon Wilchar Temporary Art Bus Shelter Program

Submit a Proposal for Arts and Innovation

Calling for Artist Proposals for Temporary Art Bus Shelter Program

Sharon Wilchar Temporary Art Bus Shelter Program, Phase VII
"From Fertile Ground - Art and Innovation"
Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, by 5:00 PM

The City of Emeryville is requesting proposals from emerging and professional artists for the Temporary Art Bus Shelter Program, Phase VII.  We are seeking artists working in media that can be photographed for use as two-dimensional art, for reproductions as posters for placement in four bus shelters throughout Emeryville. 

Examples of alternate materials to two-dimensional works may include, but are not limited to: metal, textiles, sculpture, and installation art. Art works must be a proposal for four images related to the theme of the program: “From Fertile ground – Art and Innovation.”  The theme allows for a metaphorical interpretation of the artistic, cultural, scientific and technologic innovations based in or founded in Emeryville. 

The Sharon Wilchar Temporary Art Bus Shelter Program has been successful both for the strength of individual works and for the diversity of the submittals received. Artists may submit work that express this expansive view of “Fertile Ground” to include imagery tied to local or regional ecological systems and biodiversity; human impact on the environment; ecosystems related to our regional shoreline; science and genetics, etc., as well as non-traditional interpretations. 

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit our website at

Entering its seventh cycle, this long running, successful program for local artists was recently named for the long-time art activist and program leader Sharon Wilchar after 30 years of chairing the Public Art Committee for the City of Emeryville. 

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