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Public Art Sought for Parking Garage Wall Panels

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Public Art Sought for Parking Garage Wall Panels




Ogden City’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to work with the Ogden City Arts staff and the Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee to explore public art opportunities for the Grant Ave Junction Walls Project. The selected artist or artist team will help design and create public art that will be placed at five separate wall panels along the Grant Ave Promenade.

BUDGET: $175,000

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18 who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents

DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

Project Context

The Grant Ave Promenade was built to be a pedestrian and bike-friendly link from the Ogden River Parkway trail system to Historic 25th Street and Downtown Ogden. The Promenade spans from 18th Street to 23rd Street but will eventually stretch all to way South to 26th Street where the central
public transportation hub exists.

Project Description

The Public Art selection committee’s goal is to integrate public art on the five West facing walls of the Junction Parking structure. Each wall is roughly 30’ x 50’ and the parking structure spans two blocks.

Artwork Goals

  • The selection committee is seeking to commission work that is timeless and forward-thinking.
  • Artists are welcome to propose work that is abstract in concept or may incorporate components relevant to the diversity of the Ogden community and history.
  • The selection committee is open to proposals for work of any media that is durable, low maintenance and weather resistant. The west-facing walls will receive a significant amount of sun exposure.
  • Artwork should have a significant presence in daylight and at night. To that end, the lighting of the artwork, or lighting that is integrated into the artwork is significant. This will further enhance the Grant Promenade at night and increase walkability.


  • Submission Deadline – August 31, 2020
  • Finalists Notified- September 21, 2020
  • Finalists Presentation – October 26, 2020
  • Artist Selection and Notification – November 6, 2020
  • Artwork Installed – Fall of 2021 to Spring of 2022
  • Official Unveiling – Fall 2021 or Spring 2022

Selection Process

The Public Art Selection Committee will review all material properly submitted. Up to three artists or artist teams may be selected to share preliminary concepts, research, and how they may be integrated into the site. Artists will be paid an honorarium for this work. This honorarium will be applied toward the commission amount for the artist(s) awarded the commission. From these submissions, one artist or artist team will be selected to create public
artwork for the site. The final recommendation of the Public Art Selection Committee will be presented to the Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee, and the Mayor of Ogden for final approval. All decisions of the City of Ogden are final.

The Public Art Selection Committee reserves the right to not choose any of the artists or artist teams if they are deemed unacceptable. Once selected as the winning proposal, Ogden City Arts will provide as much information and access as possible to assist in the artist’s research while developing their artwork/project.

What to Submit

  1. Letter of interest of not more than 700 words. This letter should include the artist’s reasons for interest in this project in particular. In doing so, the artist should also describe how his/her work and/or experience relates to the project. For instance, the artist may include a description of how your past work informs how you would approach this project.
  2. CV/Resume. Submit a current resume (no more than two pages in PDF format) that highlights your professional accomplishments as an artist. If applying as a team, please submit one resume with one page per team member.
  3. Professional References (up to three). Provide the contact information for references that have experience working with you, or in-depth knowledge of your art and working style in the public realm.
  4. Up to ten (10) images of previous site-specific public work. All image formats must comply with the CaFE specifications and sizes.

How to Submit

Submit ONLINE ONLY through the CaFE system.

Ogden City Arts will not be responsible for applications delayed or lost due to technical errors. Faxed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Lorie Buckley at 801-629-8718 or


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