Payette Land Trust is looking for an artist to bedazzle/embellish/paint/beautify/decorate the Second Annual Big Heart – a large unpainted heart sculpture – in the theme of “Conserving the Heart of Idaho.” The heart will be displayed at various locations around McCall and the surrounding area for nine months to raise awareness about the artist’s vision of conserving Idaho’s precious open lands.
The “Big Heart” is 38 inches tall, 40 inches wide and 18 inches deep and made of fiberglass. Artists are welcome to submit their concept of “Conserving the Heart of Idaho” by February 28, 2023. The selected concept and Artist will be announced by March 20, 2023, with the Big Heart to be completed by May 20, 2023. The Heart will be on display throughout the McCall area for a 9-month exhibition period starting June 2023 and ending February 2024. Submission of concepts will be evaluated by a Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the submitted artworks. Submissions from all artists, as well as collaborations or teams of artists, are encouraged.
The selected Artist will be awarded a commission amount of $1000 for their work. The $1,000 is for the artwork and required materials the artist will use. The artist(s) are invited to attend the heart unveiling on June 17, 2023 and the SweetHEART Party & Auction in February 2024 where the Big Heart will be auctioned. The artist will be credited in all media coverage.
See the Request for Proposal for full details and instructions on how to apply.
Full details: 2023 BIG HEART RFP
I highly recommend Lauren Hampton for the 2023 Heart proposal. She is a very talented young artist and is working hard to get her name out there. Please let me know if I can offer any more information. I am a 40 year resident here. Also, thank you for what you do.
Thanks, Linda! We look forward to receiving Lauren’s submission.
Hello! I’m Lauren, I’m a local to McCall and an artist. I’m very interested in signing up for the 2023 big heat this year.
Hi Lauren! Information on the project and how to submit a proposal can be found here: 2023 Heart RFP Thanks for your interest.