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The City of Westerville (Ohio) and the Westerville Parks Foundation are seeking an artist(s) to create a site-specific original artwork as part of the Cleveland Avenue Retail Development, which includes three restaurants/food and drink retailers (BruBurger, Local Cantina, and Starbucks) and potential space for other retail opportunities.
Eligibility: Established, professional artists living in the Midwest. Artists are allowed to apply in teams. Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Deadline: 09/04/2017 3:00 PM Central Time
Artwork Location Description
The Cleveland Avenue Retail Development is situated on a lot near the corner of Cleveland Ave and Polaris Parkway. The site is a part of desirable land parcels, already home to corporate headquarters and businesses in the healthcare, technology and financial services sectors. Just east of the development is a newly developed hotel property, the Marriott Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center, expected to attract more than 3,000 new jobs to the Westerville community. To the west, the development is adjacent to HealthSouth, a healthcare provider. The development is situated south of Polaris Fashion Place, a popular retail and restaurant destination.
The commissioned artist(s) will work with City staff, the Westerville Parks Foundation, an Arts Council of Westerville representative, and the developer of the site to create a site-specific, durable piece for outdoor installation.
The vision for this project is for an original, signature artwork (sculpture) of exceptional quality and enduring value located in public space that serves as a major thoroughfare through the city. The artwork should provide recognizable identity and signature presence for the retail development with a distinctive aesthetic experience highly visible and welcoming to both pedestrians and those traveling in passenger vehicles.
A maximum of $7,500 commission for the artist(s) selected to realize their work. The selected artist will receive a Contract for the Commission in the amount of $7,500 which must be sufficient for all elements of the project including the artist’s design and management fees, travel expenses associated with the project, production of all design documents up to and including construction documents, costs for fabrication, transportation and shipping, and installation of the artwork, structural base/foundation, mechanical and electrical requirements, fees for permits, insurance, licenses, taxes, and all other applicable costs related to the project shall be included in the project cost proposal.
The City of Westerville, the developer, and a representative of the Arts Council of Westerville will review submissions and select an artist to create an original site-specific artwork or oversee the purchase of a previously created artwork fitting within the criteria outlined below. Applicants should have experience working within the public process, in public settings, and well as a proven ability to fabricate their own work or work with fabricators and installers. The artwork must reflect the project description as outlined above.
The commissioned artist will be required to provide evidence of appropriate liability, property damage, and workers compensation insurance while working on site.
The City of Westerville is under no obligation to award a Commission for Artwork based on the Conceptual Design Proposals submitted. Beyond formal notification of selection, the City of Westerville and the Selection Panel will not enter into any correspondence regarding their decision.
How to Submit
Mail complete application packages to:
Westerville Parks and Recreation
ATTN: Derrick McPeak
350 N Cleveland Ave
Westerville OH 43082 USA
1. Scale. The artwork may not have a structural base of more than 6 feet in diameter .
2. Location. Must be an original art piece appropriate for outdoor installation able to withstand severe weather, graffiti, vandalism, etc. and be adequately and safely displayed and secured as permissible under Ohio Building Code. The artwork must reside on the green space between Building A and Building B (see attached landscape and architectural drawings).
3. Context. Must be contextual with the architecture and landscape in which it is to reside (see attached landscape plan and architectural drawings for more information)The artwork should create an an engaging and exciting atmosphere for the space.
4. Theme. The proposed artwork should express movement, energy, and height while being colorful, expressionistic, and organic in nature. The commissioned artwork should engage and challenge the public, be distinctive, and inspire curiosity and conversation.
In addition, competitive applications will present:
QUESTIONS? Contact Derrick McPeak, firstname.lastname@example.org
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