Hall County Government Center Public Art Program
Hall County Government is reopening its first Call for Artists to participate in the Hall County Government Center Public Art Program.
The County is looking for artists who are interested in displaying their two-dimensional works of art for a period of six months at the Browns Bridge Road campus.
“We originally issued an open Call for Artists in May, but we’ve extended that deadline in an effort to garner a broader selection of pieces for display in the government center,” said Public Information Officer Katie Crumley.
County officials have identified 25 locations on the second, third and fourth floor of the building that are conducive for public art display.
“This facility has been a wonderful investment for the County and has provided a one-stop shop for citizens seeking County services,” Hall County Administrator Randy Knighton said. “We look forward to expanding its capabilities by also utilizing it as a venue for public art.”
The theme of the program’s first show is a play off the County’s slogan, “We have it all in Hall.” Artists are encouraged to submit up to five pieces of art that represent Hall County and its unique history, landscape, offerings and inherent features.
“We want to celebrate Hall County through art and provide local artists with yet another opportunity to have their work displayed to mass audiences,” Knighton said. “I’d like to thank the Board of Commissioners for their support for local art and this new program.”
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 22. Artwork is expected to be installed after the first of the year, and artists will be recognized with a reception prior to a Hall County Board of Commissioners voting meeting.
For more information, including the necessary paperwork to be filled out by interested artists, please click on the links below.
Hall County Government Center Public Art Policy
We want to create an open forum for Public Art to contribute to the visual character of Hall County Government facilities, make public art and artistic experiences available to the public and provide exhibition opportunities for local artists, including students and Hall County employees. In that spirit, the County values art that is suitable for all participants, while respecting a range of opinions and points of view.
Art should not contain advertising, solicitations; advocate illegal activity or violence; promote events not sponsored by the County, services, products or political organizations; infringe on copyrights, trademarks or intellectual property rights of others.
Artwork should not contain vulgar images, sexually explicit subject matter or derogatory or offensive content.
Art should not contain personal or defamatory images depicting a person’s age, education, ethnicity, race, family status, gender, national origin, class, physical ability or qualities, religion, sexual orientation, thought process or personality.
A piece of art represents the viewpoint of the artist and does not imply endorsement or agreement by Hall County Government, its elected officials or employees.
Artwork should not endorse candidates or a particular stance on current ballot measures.
Artists will be responsible for transportation and removal of their art to and from County facilities.
Hall County Government will not be responsible for any damages to the art that may occur during the display period.
The County reserves the right to determine which art pieces are and are not acceptable for its facilities, and any artwork may be prohibited. Submission of artwork constitutes acceptance of this policy, which may be revised at any time.