The Maine Center for Creativity announces an open call for a juried design competition for a major public art work using Portland, Maine’s Sprague Energy Corporation 16 of more than 35 above ground storage tanks as a canvas. From land, sea and air, the Sprague “tank farm” is a prominent feature on the Portland Harbor. It is seen by nearly everyone who passes through Portland on travels, and is a familiar sight for those who live here. Viewers see the tank farm from many vantage points and from various speeds.

Time Line

Stage I

Registration Start: March 25, 2008
Submission Deadline: June 25 Midnight – received by
Jury Process: 2 days in June/July
Announcement of 5 semi-finalists: July

Stage II

Submission of additional materials: June/July 2008
Public visits and presentations: July/August
Public exhibition: July/August
Jury for Stage II: September
Announcement of grand prize winner: September/October

The Maine Center for Creativity reserves the right to change the project timeline.