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The Town of Zionsville, Indiana is seeking to commission two artworks for the entrance lobby of its new Town Hall.
Budget: $10,000 (for up to two artworks)
Eligibility: Artists over 18 and living in Indiana
Deadline: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Description of Opportunity
Located a mere 20 minutes north of Indianapolis, quaint and quiet Zionsville provides one of the most enviable lifestyles of any town in Indiana. The excellence of the school system, the strong home values, the highly educated and close-knit community, and the 400+ acres of parks and trails attract families and businesses who seek a small-town atmosphere close to big-city amenities. A visit to Zionsville includes shopping at one-of-a-kind boutiques and stores along the historic brick Main Street, visiting a variety of art galleries of nationally-known artists, and dining choices to fit every taste and budget at locally-owned restaurants.
Town of Zionsville staff moved into a new Town Hall in fall 2017. Zionsville Town Hall is home to the following departments: Administration, Planning & Economic Development, Finance & Records, Information Technology, and Zionsville Fire Department Administration. Also located in the building is the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce and Boone County Senior Services, Inc.
The Town is seeking artwork for the various building walls, most importantly, the front lobby wall. Artists may visit Town Hall to see the space before submitting their materials. Please make an appointment with Amanda Vela via email: email@example.com
In the front lobby there are two sections in need of sculptural artwork or paintings. Each section measures 4’3.5” wide x 9’6” tall. Art needs to be placed in BOTH sections. The artwork could be one artwork that exists as two elements (a diptych), or may be two distinct artworks that coordinate (e.g., could be two pieces from the same series, or may have similar colors or elements). Ideally, if two artworks are selected they will have been created by the same artist; however, artwork by two different artists may be selected if there is some uniformity.
Any style or medium is eligible; however, preference is given to colorful, sculptural artwork that stands out on the cream-colored walls of the building. The artist must be located in Indiana at the time of the sale and must be a resident of Indiana for the foreseeable future.
This is a commission opportunity for one or two artworks with a TOTAL sales, sales tax, and delivery price not to exceed $10,000. The artist will be responsible for creating and physically delivering the artwork to a designated location on or before an indicated date. The Town of Zionsville will install the artwork at its own expense.
A committee made up of Zionsville artists and those in Zionsville interested in the arts will review submitted artist information and will select one or two artists to create custom artwork for the space.
The committee will select an artist to commission based upon the following criteria:
This timeline represents the project as it now appears. Changes may be necessary as the project progresses.
What to Submit
Artists must submit the following information digitally, to arrive before 5 p.m. on November 21, 2018.
How to Submit
Submissions may be mailed, hand-delivered, or shared via Dropbox.
Town of Zionsville
c/o Amanda Vela
1100 West Oak Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
QUESTIONS? Contact Amanda Vela, Town of Zionsville Director of Communications & Community Relations, (317) 873-1585 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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