Artist Sought for Gateway Artwork

Artist Sought for Gateway Artwork


 Baltimore, MD, Unknown

Artists are sought to create public art to serve as the gateway to the new College of Business at Coppin State University, a residential HBCU in Baltimore, Maryland.

BUDGET: $190,000

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18 living in the U.S.

DEADLINE: November 24, 2020

Review full RFQ here.

Located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore, Coppin provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. An HBCU (Historically Black College and University), Coppin has a culturally rich history as an institution providing quality educational programs and community outreach services. Coppin offers 53 majors and nine graduate-degree programs. Through renovations and a new addition, the existing Percy Julian Science and Art Building will be transformed into the new home of the College of Business.

The commissioned artwork will be the first public artwork on the Coppin State University campus. Given its importance to the University and its prominent high visibility location, the artwork should honor the history and presence of the University as an urban HBCU with an open door to the Baltimore community. The artwork should reflect the overall values of the University to connect, inspire and empower the residents of Baltimore and the state.


  1. Application Form
  2. Statement of Interest: Explain why you (or your team) are interested in creating an original artwork for the Coppin State University College
    of Business. 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.

QUESTIONS? Contact Ryan Patterson, Public Art Project Manager,