Shiloh Museum seeks local artists for public space project

A bird’s eye view of an illustration of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History’s planned public space area by its front entrance. (Courtesy)

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is inviting local quilters, artists, and crafters to submit letters of interest for designing an outdoor shade canopy for a new stage and seating area near the museum’s entrance.

The selected artist will create up to three quilt-inspired designs that reflect the history, ecology, and cultures of the Arkansas Ozarks. The designs will be digitized and printed on canopies.

The total design fee is $2,500, which includes the canopy design, technical drawings, and meetings with museum staff.

Applicants must be based in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, or Washington counties and be ages 18 or older. Creatives of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 10, with the selected artist notified on July 17.

Initial submissions should include contact information for the lead artist, a 500-word description of interest and approach to artmaking, a bio or resume, and a PDF with descriptions and images of up to seven work samples. The selection committee will review submissions based on the quality of the letter of interest, work samples, and the artist’s ability to complete the project, according to a news release.

Fabrication and printing expenses will be covered by the museum, which will retain image rights for the designs. The museum will also assist with digitizing fiber-based designs, such as quilt squares, if needed.

For more information and to apply, visit Shiloh Museum’s website.