Call to Artists!! Due May 2nd

Posted: March 11, 2011 in Call to Artists
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Request for Qualifications & Proposals
Traffic Signal Box Painting
Fallon, Nevada

Deadline for Submission: Materials Must Be Received
by 5:00 PM May 2, 2011 (late applications will not be considered).

Eligibility: Open to professional artists in the western United States.
Project: This is a project of the City of Fallon in cooperation with the Churchill Arts Council, which seeks to provide visual enhancement to the City’s traffic signal boxes. We seek to provide improvements to the aesthetics of the City of Fallon—transforming mundane infrastructural elements into appropriate public artworks that enhance and celebrate the local environment.
The project will involve painting two-dimensional renderings on up to ten (10) traffic signal utility boxes at a fee of up to $1,000 per utility box.
The artist(s) selected for this project will work closely with agencies of the City of Fallon and the Selection Committee to design and paint utility boxes in the City of Fallon. Goals of the project include: increasing public awareness of art all around us; broadening viewers’ perspectives of public spaces within the City; and fostering a sense of place in and around the Community.
Preference will be given to designs that emphasize color and form, use the illusion of three-dimensional space, are aesthetically pleasing and relate well to the site(s) in which they will implemented. Black and dark colors are discouraged due to the risk of overheating the signal boxes. Materials, colors used and visual content are subject to the approval of both the Selection Committee and the City of Fallon
Criteria: Artists should have previous experience creating art for public places and will be required to work collaboratively with the Committee and agencies of the City of Fallon as noted above.

Budget: The budget is up to $1,000 per traffic signal box which is inclusive of artist’s fees and all materials and supplies necessary for implementation of the proposal.

Submission Requirements:

• Current resume detailing professional previous public art experience, artistic accomplishments and references, including awards if applicable.

• High resolution images on CD (min. 10, max. 20). Images must be numbered and labeled on an accompanying list. This should include title, media, size, date, location, description of work and, if appropriate, related budget information.

• Project Approach (including provisions for maintenance) should be limited to one page, typewritten, with artist’s name, phone and return address.

• An itemized budget including all fees, materials and supplies.

• Self-Addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage for the return of application materials.

Application Information:
Valerie Serpa
Churchill Arts Council
775.423.1440, charts@phonewave.net

Submittal Address:
Valerie Swirczek
City of Fallon
55 W. Williams Ave, Fallon, NV 89406

Selection Process:  The artist selection committee shall consist Rachel Dahl, Councilwoman, City of Fallon; Valerie Serpa, Executive Director, Churchill Arts Council and Christine Fey, Arts & Culture Manger, City of Reno.
Rights and Responsibilities:  The City of Fallon reserves the right to decline any and all submissions or cancel this Request for Qualifications at any time.  The completed artworks shall be owned by the City of Fallon.

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