Release Date: 02.05.2016 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | SCAD
AMB Sports & Entertainment and SCAD Seek Local Artwork for Mercedes-Benz Stadium
AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE), comprised of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, along with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), today announced an open call for Georgia artist portfolio reviews as part of an effort to identify and acquire leading edge local art for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium collection.
Artists of all levels and experience are eligible to submit work, which can explore a variety of themes including, but not limited to, football, soccer, the history and culture of Atlanta and Georgia, fan excitement, and community activity. This call is limited to Georgia-based artists.
“We are looking for local talent to bring a unique perspective to the stadium,” said Laurie Ann Farrell, SCAD’s Executive Director of Exhibition Initiatives. “If your art has game, we want to see it.”
AMBSE announced a partnership with SCAD in November 2015 to incorporate world-class art into the new multi-purpose stadium. The agreement includes commissioning, acquiring and installing original artwork, as well as the selection and installation of memorabilia.
Mike Egan, Senior Vice President of AMBSE, a subsidiary of AMB Group, parent company of Arthur Blank’s businesses, is organizing the art initiative. “We’re excited to partner with SCAD to enhance Mercedes-Benz Stadium with locally sourced art,” said Egan. “This will be an iconic building for the city of Atlanta and we are proud to support Georgia artists who will bring a unique perspective to the fan and guest experience.”
To submit work for consideration, artists are asked to email a portfolio of up to five JPEGs representative of their style, along with an artist statement and CV including contact information. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, February 12, 2016. Submissions should be sent to ATLstadium@scad.edu. Please ensure that email attachments do not exceed 10 MB, and note that only portfolios received via email will be considered.
Artists selected during this review will have the opportunity to put forward formal proposals for potential commissions to display in the stadium’s interior public and private spaces. The final selected Georgia-commissioned works will be exhibited alongside memorabilia and original art from around the world.
Friday, February 12 - 5 p.m. deadline to submit portfolios
Friday, April 1 - Accepted artists notified via email
Medium for Submission
Painting and Drawing
Mixed Media and Installation
“The aesthetic design of any space, public or private, has the power to teach, influence, and inspire,” said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. “By collaborating with the Mercedes- Benz Stadium development team, SCAD has a unique opportunity to elevate the guest experience through unforgettable, dynamic art in Atlanta’s new superlative stadium.”
The multi-purpose Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United and will also serve as host venue to global, marquee sports and entertainment events. The artwork and memorabilia will be installed prior to the stadium opening in 2017.
About Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a multi-purpose venue featuring flexible capacity; a retractable roof structure inspired by the oculus in the ancient Rome Pantheon; views of the Atlanta skyline; a 360-degree HD video halo board that, at nearly six stories tall and 1,100 linear feet in diameter, will be the largest in the NFL and the world; an exterior fan plaza that will provide fans with pre- and post-game entertainment; and a technology lounge offering a unique game-day experience full of media content and full game-day immersion.
For more information on Mercedes-Benz stadium and to view project renderings, photos and construction progress, or to learn how to secure seats in the stadium, visit www.mercedesbenzstadium.com and follow #MBStadium.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive global locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. With 32,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation.
At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of more than 12,000 students, from across the United States and over 100 countries. The university, students, faculty and alumni have garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications worldwide including four consecutive years of No. 1 rankings for the undergraduate interior design program by DesignIntelligence, recognition as one of the 2015 Red Dot Design Rankings’ Top 5 Universities in the Americas and Europe, and the No. 1 graduate fashion program in the U.S. as determined by London-based Business of Fashion. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.
Contact Name: Elena Cizmaric
Company: Mercedes-Benz Stadium