The State of Nebraska has announced a Request for Qualifications with the intention of selecting an artist/team to create a larger-than-life statue of Willa Cather to represent Nebraska in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
Budget: $150,000 (includes shipping to Washington, DC)
Eligibility: Professional artists and teams living in the United States
Deadline: 11/30/2018 5:00 PM Central Time
The National Statuary Hall Collection, established by Congress in 1864, houses two statues representing historical figures from each state. Statues of Julius Sterling Morton and William Jennings Bryan currently represent Nebraska, and due to Federal legislation passed in 2000, both are being replaced by Willa Cather and Standing Bear, respectively. The site for the final, over life-size bronze statue is in the U.S. Capitol and National Statuary Hall, upon approval from the Joint Committee on the Library at multiple stages of completion.
The Willa Cather National Statuary Hall Selection Committee (Selection Committee) is comprised of members of the Nebraska Hall of Fame commission. The Selection Committee, in consultation with the Nebraska Arts Council, will oversee the selection a sculptor (Artist) for creation and placement of the Willa Cather statue.
The goal of the selection committee is to place in the Nation’s capital the best representation of Willa Cather to magnify her successes as a renowned writer of American stories and skillful harnesser of concepts and actions for leading a full, meaningful life. The requirements set by the Architect of the Capitol include:
The Willa Cather National Statuary Hall Selection Committee, in consultation with the Nebraska Arts Council, has full oversight for the selection and placement of the Willa Cather statue. The committee will review RFQ submissions on SlideRoom. Three to five artists will present proposals in Lincoln, NE. Proposals should include a concept, design, budget and a two-foot maquette. Finalists will receive proposal and travel stipends.
What to Submit
How to Submit
SlideRoom is the online review system used for the application process; applications received in any format other than SlideRoom will not be considered in the selection process.
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