Call for Large Art
Global Spectrum, operators of the MassMutual Center, in coordination with the Massachusetts
Convention Center Authority (MCCA), seeks large scale 2D artwork from artists, artisans and/or
designers to develop interior public artwork(s) concepts for long term display within the downtown
Convention Center. The nine (9) month display will highlight five (5) local artists. There are a variety of
spaces within the Center where the art could be displayed with an initial focus on a large pre-function
space located near the exhibition hall.
Standing in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, the MassMutual Center is the most diverse function space in
Western Massachusetts. Boasting 100,000 square feet of flexible space, the MassMutual Center is the
perfect back drop for any event. All under one roof, the MassMutual Center offers an elegant ballroom,
five fully-functional meeting rooms, a 40,000 square foot exhibit space, plus a totally renovated 8,000
The MassMutual Center hosts hundreds of events per year. With approximately 300,000 annual visitors
between the two venues, the convention center is host to conventions, trade shows, concerts,
meetings, galas and other special events.
BUDGET: Currently, there is no specific budget for the placement of the artwork(s). It is envisioned that
the budget would be secured through various underwriters and partnering opportunities. We may elect
to do one or more of the spaces identified based on ideas and subsequent cost considerations.
ELIGIBILITY: Artists, artisans, and/or designers must be at least 18 years old. Applicants must also be
residents of Western Massachusetts; priority will be given to artists and/or designers within the Pioneer
Valley. Springfield, MA www.MassMutualCenter.com 413.787.6610
2D artwork (paintings, framed photographs, etc.) will be mounted high on interior walls for
security purposes via anchors in grout) or an art hanging system and can be of any media.
All artwork will need to withstand exposure to sunlight over the 1-year period.
Artists are responsible for the delivery and return of work, including all costs.
o September 27, 2013 Deadline for entry (postmark)
o October 18, 2013 Jurying of entries, notification sent
o November 4, 2013 Deadline for delivery of work
o November 4-8, 2013 Installation of artwork
o November 18, 2013 Display open to the public
o TBD Artist Reception
o August 15, 2014 End of display period
o August 20, 2014 Pick-up of work begins
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit the following:
Résumé with contact information included
4-6 images of current work (images should be saved as JPEGs, no larger than 3MB and
saved to a CD, readable by both Mac and PC formats). Jurying will be done by digital
Image list with title, media, year, etc. for each image on disc
A description or additional documentation of the proposed work(s) for exhibition.
Please list an e-mail address where you can be contacted or include a self-addressed
stamped envelope for notification purposes. Submitted materials will not be returned.
There is a $25 entry fee
Mail of deliver entry materials to:
Attn: Art Committee
1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103