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Artists Sought for Law Enforcement Memorial in SW Ohio

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Artists Sought for Law Enforcement Memorial in SW Ohio



The Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Association is seeking design proposals from professional artists to  build a memorial to help the families and coworkers of this county’s officers tragically killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

BUDGET:  $150,000 (plus up to $75,000 for site prep and landscaping)

ELIGIBILITY:  Professional artists living within a 6-hour drive of Dayton, Ohio

DEADLINE: December 1, 2020

Review full RFP here.

NOTE: This opportunity requires applicants to provide a concept sketch and narrative description of the artwork as part of the application process. Applicants are not compensated for this up-front design work.

The Memorial Association’s long term goal is to build a permanent outdoor memorial in honor of those whose ultimate sacrifice helped keep their communities safe. Its plan calls for this to be a unique, awe inspiring work of art that will ensure these fallen heroes are never forgotten.

Design Requirements

  1. Create a poignant and inspirational year round visitor attraction that functions as a place for reflection
  2. Incorporate the names, agencies, and end of watch dates for this county’s 40 fallen officers, with room for expansion
  3. Incorporate the Memorial Association name and names of its top contributors
  4. Include electronic access to information about each officer and the Memorial Association
  5. Incorporate a reference to the Thin Blue Line
  6. Integrate lighting for nighttime visitation
  7. Provide seating for visitors
  8. Include space for official ceremonies
  9. Include appropriate landscaping
  10. Ensure that design is durable and easy to maintain

The artists’ submissions will be judged by the Memorial Association’s Juried Arts Committee, a panel of jurors comprised of arts professionals and Association board members. After reviewing all the submitted materials the Committee will select three semi-finalists. Those artists will be compensated $1,500 each to further develop their designs, which should reflect any revisions suggested by the Committee. They will then present their revised designs to the Committee, including a detailed project budget. One artist will be selected to realize their proposal.


Interested artists must submit the following (in the exact 1-5 order as indicated), combined together into a single .pdf file that does not exceed 20 MB, by December 1, 2020.

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Images of at least 3 previously installed large-scale works (including titles, dates, mediums and budgets)
  • Narrative description of the proposed memorial (to include types of materials, basic dimensions, construction detail and process, and surface treatment)
  • Conceptual sketch of the proposed memorial


Upload materials via the online application form here.

QUESTIONS? Contact Steve King at


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