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This article was written on 28 Jan 2018, and is filled under Art Department Resources, Exhibition Opportunities and More.

Call for proposals for a commission at UW-Whitewater

Call for Visual Art Proposals

The Department of Counselor Education

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

In the spring of 2016, the Department of Counselor Education

received the UW System Regents Teaching Award for Programs. This

was a huge honor for our program, faculty, staff and students, and

brought with it a $5000 check. As a department, we have decided

that we would like to commission artwork that represents our

mission and vision as a department and can be visible in our

Counseling Lab. Our counseling lab provides free counseling services

to university students and community members while serving as an

initial training ground for counselors-in-training. The artwork will

serve as a reminder of our values as a department and the work that

is central to our teaching and service. Those values are reflected in

the statements below:

Our mission: To prepare professional counselors who advocate for

social justice and apply their knowledge and skills to develop

effective counseling relationships that serve to improve the human


Our vision: We strive to educate leaders and advocates who will

transform the profession of counseling and the schools and

communities we serve.

Application Process

Artist Proposals will be accepted until the deadline of 4:30 pm on

Friday, March 2, 2018. Proposals should be submitted on a portable

storage device, not through an on-line link or website. Proposals

should contain a description of the artwork to be created along with

renderings of the completed project. The deadline for completing

and submitting the completed project is May 11, 2018.

Submissions should include a copy of the artist’s professional

resume, the proposal, five images of previously completed art work

and up to five images (overall and details) of the proposed artwork

to be completed for the project. Images should be high quality

JPEGs and may be on CD or on a flash drive. Materials may be

returned if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the

proposal. Projects must take into consideration the installation site,

a counseling lab.

Proposals should be sent to:

Brenda O’Beirne

Department of Counselor Education

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

800 West Main Street

Whitewater, WI 53190

Entries will be judged by members of the Department of Counselor

Education, representatives from the Department of Art + Design and

community members. The artist selected for the project will be

notified following the completion of the jury process.

The purchase award of $5000 will be given upon delivery of the final

project. Questions about the project may be submitted to Brenda

O’Beirne via e-mail at

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