Morning Star Call For Art

Call to Artists

Morningstar Outdoor Sculpture

The developer of the former St. Mary the Morning Star Church on Tyler Street and the City of Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development invite sculptors to submit proposals for a juried outdoor art installation on the property.  The art will be installed outside in between two of the complexes on the southeast corner of the property.  Passersby on Tyler Street will have a view of the sculpture.

CT Management Group, owned by David Carver, plans to build 29 market-rate apartments at the four building site.  The 2.6-acre includes the former rectory, convent buildings and a school, all of which will be converted into housing.

The artist installation will span a broad spectrum, from decorative to inspirational, functional to whimsical. Artists have a free hand in determining their approach.  Selections will be made by a jury. Submissions for a fall 2019 installation will be accepted through September 1, 2019.

The honoraria participating artist may receive a stipend ranging from $500-$1000.  Artists are responsible for the cost of all materials required to complete and protect their artwork beyond the supply stipend.

Artwork must be original.  Designs may be representational or abstract but must respond to the community’s context and be appropriate given the location and audience.

Please submit designs and an artist application via email to cultural@pittsfieldch.com or mail to Cultural Development, City of Pittsfield, 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA  01201.  The artist application and more information about the Call for Art can be found at DiscoverPittsfield.com.  Call 413-499-9348 for more information.

The City of Pittsfield

The City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is located in the heart of culturally rich Berkshire County, in western Massachusetts. A city of 45,000, Pittsfield is home to Barrington Stage Company, the Berkshire Athenaeum, the Berkshire Museum, the Berkshire Music School, the Colonial Theatre, Hancock Shaker Village and a variety of other cultural attractions. In addition, the city features a winter ski resort, a state forest, two lakes, the Housatonic River, and a Mass Audubon sanctuary within its city borders.

CT Management Group

The CT Management Group is a real estate management and investment company based in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The company has a diversified portfolio of properties that include apartments, condominiums, affordable housing, along with office and retail space.  This will be the fourth church in Berkshire County that the company has turned into housing.  Its most recent project was the transformation of the Holy Family Church on Seymour Street in Pittsfield into Powerhouse Lofts.

Site of Sculpture Installation

Click here for the site plan.