The Public Arts Advisory Board of the City of Wylie, Texas, seeks to commission three original, exterior, site-specific, functionally, philosophically, and artistically integrated artworks for the Municipal Complex’s walking trails and disc golf park.
The Municipal Complex has a three-story City Hall, a two-story Recreation Center and a single-floor Library. The Municipal Complex is set on a 253-acre green belt which has walking and nature trails and a meadow behind the buildings for public gatherings. The one-mile long, 12-foot wide concrete trail traverses the property from the north, at Brown Street, to the southeast, at FM 1378 (Country Club Road). The trail meanders along the existing tree line and crosses two creeks. It is the first phase of a more expansive trail system envisioned in the near future. The facilities will provide education, recreation and public service. There are two spaces available for art located at each entrance of the walking trails.
Opportunity #1 and #2 (budget: $130,000 each, including artist’s fee, travel during fabrication and installation, engineering, materials, fabrication, transportation, documentation, insurance, permit fees, and lighting): Art for the Entrances to the Municipal Walking Trails.
Artwork at these two sites will be the focal point for community engagement from vehicular and walking areas adjacent to the site. They will relate somewhat to each other. These commissions may be offered to the same artist or to two different artists.
Opportunity #3 (budget: $52,000, including artist’s fee, travel during fabrication and installation, engineering, materials, fabrication, transportation, documentation, insurance, permit fees, and lighting): Artwork for the entrance to the disc golf park and parking area. Location must be adjacent to the parking lot to remain clear of any easements. This site will be the focal point for community engagement from vehicular and walking areas adjacent to the disc golf park.
Eligibility – The project(s) are open to all professional artists located in the continental U.S.A., age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Applications will be accepted only from artists whose work is being submitted in response to this RFQ. Applications submitted by third parties such as galleries, art consultants, family members, etc. will not be considered. City of Wylie employees, as well as selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation.
Timeline – These dates are subject to change
Submissions will be taken ONLY through the CaFE system: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3411