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Public Art Sought for School of Pharmacy

Posted by Maryland State Arts Council ; Posted on 
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Public Art Sought for School of Pharmacy



Artists are sought for public art for two sites (one interior, one exterior) at the College of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a land-grant historically Black college (HBCU) located in Princess Anne, MD.

BUDGET: Interior project (3-story atrium):  $175,000; exterior project (entrance plazas and sidewalks): $85,000

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18 residing in the United States

DEADLINE: November 24, 2020

Review full RFQ here.

Some suggested topics and concepts that may inspire the artwork include:

  • The under-acknowledged history and contributions of African Americans and people of color to the fields of Kinesiology, Pharmacy,
    Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Rehabilitation Services
  • Professors and students working together to strengthen the health of the community as well as the individual
  • Diversity in healthcare and health treatment
  • General well-being and health
  • Empathy for everyone and care for others
  • The history of natural medicine and pharmaceutical research
  • Natural patterns and organizational structures
  • Medicinal plants, plant patterns and botanical illustrations
  • Molecular patterns
  • Data visualization, symbols, notations, patterns, based on medical research, microscopic imagery, etc.

Three semi-finalists will be invited to make proposals for each location. Each semi-finalist artist or artist team will receive a $2,500 stipend to develop a


  1. Application Form
  2. Statement of Interest: Explain why you (or your team) are interested in creating an original artwork for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions project. Explain why you would be a good candidate and how does your experience inform how you will respond to the themes and goals of the project. (1000 characters maximum)
  3. Artist Resume/CV (teams include resumes of all artists applying)
  4. Ten (10) JPEG Images of existing artwork. Applicants may upload more than one photo of an individual artwork (showing different angles or details) but please do not composite more than one image per JPEG file. If applying as an artist team, identify all artists of the work


Apply using the State of Maryland SmartSimple system. Free registration is required. No application fee.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Ryan Patterson, Public Art Project Manager,


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