The city of Pendleton, Oregon invites artists with public art experience to submit their qualifications for the design and installation of a public art project designed to honor the city’s veterans, as part of the Pendleton Veterans Memorial Park project.
ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists residing in the United States and western Canada; must have successfully completed at least 2 public art projects valued over $50,000
DEADLINE: December 16, 2019
The site is a pre-existing pedestal raised above ground level four feet in a small park near a heavily trafficked intersection in Pendleton, Oregon. The site is near the intersection of a state highway and a busy city street.
Request for Qualifications Issued: 10/22/19
Qualifications Response Due: 12/16/19
Site Visit for semi-finalists: 1/8/20 (approximately)
Concepts, maquettes due: 4/15/20
Concepts review: 4/20/20
Finalist selected: 5/1/20
Artwork produced, installed: 3/15/21
The individuals described under community participation will meet as a committee to review the RFQ responses and select three finalists who will be invited to submit concepts. The finalists will have three months to complete the concepts. The artists will be paid $1,500 for the concept, in addition to travel expenses to visit Pendleton and view the site and meet with the selection committee. The artists would also be reimbursed for any expense to ship concept materials. The purpose of the meeting in Pendleton is to allow the artist to understand the hope the committee has for the final art piece and for the committee members to meet the artist. The artist would also have the opportunity to visit the town and understand its character and inspect the site for the artwork. Members of the VFW would also meet the artist. All sketches, plans, specifications, and reports, including maquettes, submitted as part of the conceptual design proposal will become the property of the City of Pendleton, Oregon upon payment of the concept fee and travel expenses to the artist.
What to Submit
How to Submit
Select one of these application methods:
Via email: Send materials to email@example.com with the subject line “Application from [artist name]”
Via U.S. Mail: Mail applications to:
Pendleton Arts Commission
City of Pendleton
500 SW Dorion Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801
QUESTIONS? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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