Odessa Arts invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the entrance to the new downtown hotel and convention center on Fifth Street. This piece will be added to Odessa’s public art collection, which includes works by Amy Cheng, Pam Edwards, Joe Barrington, Matt Plummer, and the forthcoming Odessa Spire by Ray King.
Deadline: 01/01/2018 5:00 PM Central Time
Eligibility: All professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar projects. Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
The budget covers all project-related costs including but not limited to, project design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, subcontracted services, lighting (if it is an integral part of the particular artwork), travel to complete the artwork if necessary, shipping, delivery of the artwork to site and installation. Any expense that exceeds the contracted amount will be the artist’s responsibility.
Situated in downtown Odessa, the new $47 million, 217 room, 150,326 sq. ft. Marriott hotel and $30 million, 78,271 state of the art conference center is the anchor for the City of Odessa’s downtown revitalization project. The historic Ector Theater will be incorporated into the center, merging Odessa’s past with its future.
The artwork will be situated at the entrance to the hotel, and should serve to welcome visitors, and to honor the energy industry, which is the primary economic driver for the community. Special consideration will be given to artists/projects that utilize kinetic elements.
Artwork Location Description
The piece will be situated at the entrance to the Marriott Hotel on Fifth Street in Downtown Odessa, adjacent to the Conference Center and the refurbished Ector Theater.
Submission and Application Requirements
Applications must be submitted ONLY through publicartist.org No emailed or mailed applications will be accepted!
Submissions by applicants will be reviewed by Committee to ensure that each application is legible, complete, and meets all requirements. The pool will be narrowed and then reviewed by the committee, who will select a group of artists to produce artwork for the structure.
Artwork will be selected based on the following criteria:
Randy Ham, Executive Director, Odessa Arts
PO Box 7195
Odessa TX 79760 United States
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