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St. Louis Lambert International Airport (“the Airport”), owned and operated by the City of St. Louis, is seeking qualifications from artists and artist teams to create an original work of art for a highly visible two-story wall in the C-Concourse Checkpoint/Exit area of Terminal 1.
Eligibility: (none indicated)
Deadline: 08/26/2019 11:59 PM Central Time
The project coincides with the 100-year anniversary of aviation at the current Airport site. Major Albert Bond Lambert, a World War I veteran and student of the Wright brothers, first leased 170 acres of Missouri farmland in 1920. The land was initially used for hot air balloon flights, a National Guard base, mail delivery, air races, and even early transcontinental flight. Lambert later bought the field and sold it to the City of St. Louis in 1928, to establish one of the first municipally-owned airports in the country. Throughout its history, the Airport has influenced significant aviation milestones: Charles Lindbergh; impact on the Space Race through the growth of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation (later Boeing); and the historic Minoru Yamasaki-designed Terminal. The Airport continues to meet the ever-changing challenges of air travel and the aviation industry, connecting the St. Louis region to the world for nearly a century and thinking innovatively into the future.
The Lambert Art and Culture Program builds upon the culturally rich legacy of St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Our mission is to elevate the visitor experience and uplift regional pride through the presentation of artwork created by local, national, and international artists. To date, the Lambert Art and Culture Program has commissioned ten permanent public art projects. In addition to public art, the Lambert Art and Culture Program has a growing temporary exhibitions program throughout the Airport. The exhibition program currently boasts more than ten locations throughout the Airport, which highlight the efforts of local artists, cultural and historic institutions, and curators on a rotating basis.
Artwork Location Description
The site for the 2020 Legacy Project is a wall located post-security in the C-Concourse area of Terminal 1. Prominent to the C-Concourse security checkpoint, visible from the pre-security area on the level above, and a potential milepost for arriving passengers exiting the C-Concourse, the wall has the potential to help define the experience of passengers arriving and departing, visitors awaiting friends and families, and TSA and Airport employees moving through their day.
A two-dimensional or low-relief artwork can be applied to the selected wall within the light-filled atrium. The artwork could be a painted or mosaic mural, a large-scale painting, or a wall installation using glass, tile, wood, plastic, fabric or other materials. The selected artist should make use of the multiple sightlines and the height of the space to create a unique and engaging site-specific two-dimensional artwork.
The selected artist will work with Airport staff to determine weight limitations and appropriate wall surface preparation. The site is located near the Security Checkpoint, therefore artists should avoid projects which have distracting technology, including flashing lights, sound and moving imagery.
The selected artist will be responsible for designing, fabricating, and installing the artwork, including:
The project will provide a new focal point for visitors, passengers, and employees as the Airport celebrates its extensive past and bright future.
The goals for the Lambert Art and Culture Program are to:
The goals for the 2020 Legacy Project are to:
The Lambert Art and Culture Program is advised by the Airport Art Advisory Committee (AAAC), consisting of seven highly qualified local arts professionals appointed by the Mayor of St. Louis. The AAAC will serve as the Selection Panel for the 2020 Legacy Project. The AAAC will recommend the selection of an artist based upon qualifications, interview and references. Upon all necessary approvals, the selected artist will be placed under contract to develop a two-dimensional concept proposal, narrative description and budget.
Artist qualifications will be reviewed by the AAAC based on the following criteria:
What to Submit
You will be asked to submit the following response in your online submission, via the CaFE system:
PLEASE DO NOT SEND SPECIFIC PROPOSALS AT THIS TIME.
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