Artist Call for Astoria Park


JH Public Art and The Trust for Public Land Announce Call to Artists for Astoria

JH Public Art seeks an artist to create one custom illustration that depicts the many native flora, fauna, land, and geothermal features found at Astoria Hot Springs. This primary image will welcome visitors into the main entrance and depict the variety of creatures, plants, and natural features found in this impressive landscape. The artist should be prepared to consult with The Trust for Public Land, Astoria Park Conservancy staff, and local scientists, and to conduct research to identify the different species found on site. The artist will also review the community engagement report and ecology studies. As part of the contract with the artist, Astoria Park Conservancy will have the right to reproduce any imagery created by the artist for large and small installations integrated into the built infrastructure, way-finding features, and other structures located throughout the park. The artwork should complement and be fabricated to match the TPL donor recognition wall.

Artists will find full submission details and will apply at
Contact: JH Public Art Executive Director Carrie Geraci,

ARTWORK LOCATION/CONTEXT: In Jackson, Wyoming, Astoria Hot Springs was once a popular recreation area before it was closed to the public in 1999. Though many unprotected natural wonders have become commercial geothermal spas, Trust for Public Land has worked with the community and its partner, Astoria Park Conservancy, to protect and reopen the hot springs as a part of a 100-acre public park.

The park will include trails, natural play spaces, and iconic hot spring pools. Over 2,000 residents participated in the community design process, which included multiple events coordinated by Jackson Hole Public Art. This process ensures the park will reflect local needs of diverse populations, providing a public recreational area that contributes to community identity and values. The park is located 15 minutes south of Jackson, in a rural area. Astoria Hot Springs Park will be open to the public and serve a wide range of Jackson Hole locals and visitors.

PROJECT GOALS: Overall, the objective of this project is to create an artwork that tells the story of Astoria Hot Springs Park, with its unique flora, fauna, and geothermal features. The artwork will depict a variety of creatures, plants, and natural features found in this impressive landscape, and invite visitors to explore the park beyond the hot spring pools.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: Artists living in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana are invited to apply.  

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: Please submit one attachment labeled your with your name, not the name of the project. For example: Smith.Tom.pdf
Letter of Interest: The letter should articulate the artist’s interest in this project in particular. The artist should describe how his/her work, process, and experience relates to this project. Please limit the letter to 500 words or less.
Resume: A two-page (maximum) current, professional resume. Artist teams should submit resumes for each team member compiled into one document.
Images of Work: Please provide up to 6 images of previously created art that relates to this opportunity. Submit JPEG format, 1920 pixels maximum on the longest size, 72 dpi, and with compression settings resulting in the best image quality where the file size remains under 2MB.
References: Please submit up to 3 current references. Check with your contact to ensure their information is up to date. Please make sure you include the reference name, phone, alternate phone, email, title and one sentence describing your professional association.

TIMELINE (subject to change) :
RFQ released March 13, 2020
Submissions due by April 3, 2020
Finalist announced: April 2020
Concepts Due: May 1, 2020
Final Artwork: June 30, 2020
Fabrication: July 2020
Installation: August 2020


Jackson Hole Public Art is a non-profit supported in part with grants from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Sage Foundation, the Wyoming Arts Council, the Charles Engelhard Foundation and people like you! Thank you.