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Interior Ceramic Mural Sought for Recreation Center

Posted by City of Oklahoma City ; Posted on 
Public Art; Visual - DEADLINE :  
Interior Ceramic Mural Sought for Recreation Center



The City of Oklahoma City (City) announces this call to professional artists to submit their qualifications to be considered for a Project to create an interior ceramic mural with the active participation of selected students attending Frederick A. Douglass Middle School and High School.

BUDGET:  $117,000

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18 (if not local to Oklahoma City, must designate a local project manager)

DEADLINE: October 14, 2020

The subject matter and design of the mural will be determined by a cooperative process including the artist, students, the Oklahoma City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and other participants. The selected artist or artist team will integrate selected students into every aspect of the Project from design, through fabrication, to installation. This will include involvement in Project management, interaction with the architecture and design team, documentation, and public information dissemination. Artists and artist teams should have a variety of skills and experience including ceramic design and fabrication, teaching, public presentation, and budgeting of time and money, as demonstrated by images of previous works and by resume.


  1. Artist Statement. The artist statement is developed by the artist who will be the principal contact and Project manager. Prepare a brief letter explaining why you are the best candidate for this Project. If a team, explain the team members’ roles and why your combined experience makes you the best candidates to be considered for this Project.
  2. Resume. Include a current professional resume for each artist and/or team member, emphasizing public art, ceramics, and teaching experience. Please limit resume to more recent and relevant experience; two pages is generally sufficient.
  3. Six Digital JPG images for each team member. Note: Only digital (JPG or PDF) images of completed work will be accepted. No renderings or proposals may be included. Include six digital images in.jpg format, not to exceed 2MB in size (use image resolution not less than 72 ppi and not more than 200 ppi). Match image file names to image ID sheet, numbered and ordered consecutively (for example: 1.artist.title1; 2.artist.title2; etc). If a team is comprised of more than 3 members, limit images to 3 per team member.
  4. Image ID Sheet. Image ID information for each image consecutively: file name/number, title, medium, dimensions, location (city), year completed (see attached sample)


Proposers must register with BidSync at in order to submit an electronic proposal. The City and its Trusts recommend potential proposers register and become familiar with the BidSync electronic proposal process in advance of submitting a proposal. There is no charge to the proposer for registering or submitting an electronic proposal to the Contracting Entity through BidSync. Instructions on how to get registered to propose through BidSync can be found on The City of Oklahoma City’s website at Look for Bid Number RFQ-OCITY-096 and Bid Title RFQ: PUBLIC ART FOR THE WILLA D JOHNSON RECREATION CENTER AT DOUGLASS PARK.

QUESTIONS? Contact Robbie Kienzle,



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