O'Hare Airport Seeks Artists For Consolidated Rental Car and Parking Facility

O'Hare Airport Seeks Artists For Consolidated Rental Car and Parking Facility

Website: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3416

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ANAP Logistics, LLC is requesting qualifications from experienced public artists wishing to create one of seven large-scale works of art for a new Joint-Use Consolidated Rental Car/Parking Facility and ATS Station (JUF) at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

The JUF will be a multimodal transportation center combining airline, light rail transit, suburban rail, bus, shuttle, as well as both rental and privately owned vehicles at one location to facilitate travel within the Chicago metropolitan area and to destinations throughout the world. It is estimated there will be approximately 1.5 million visitors per month, giving the artist a large opportunity to display their artwork to international travelers. 

ELIGIBILITY:  Application is open to all professional artists worldwide. Artists or teams can submit qualifications for all commissions. An artist who applies as a team member may also apply as an individual. PhD, Undergraduate and Graduate students are not eligible.

BUDGET:  The budget has not been determined yet. The information regarding the budget will not be released until the RFP (Request for Proposal) phase.


Project 1: 2-Dimensional Artwork (3 locations)
Interior façade enhancements to large scale walls where the opportunity for a visual statement makes most impact.

  • Opportunity for two dimensional medium of artwork to span large scale square footage
  • High-quality mural addition
  • Glazing enhancement to the structure designs (paintings, plaster, photographs, language art)
  • Makes the space iconic, sets the language and tone of the public area

Project 2: 3-Dimensional Artwork (2 locations)
Exterior interactive opportunity designated for the outside world wide commuters and visitors.

  • An opportunity for a three dimensional representation of an abstract form
  • Sets the language and tone for the space and zone designated for world wide travelers
  • Sustainable in all types of weather, durable, and have low maintenance requirements

Project 3: Technology-Based Artwork (2 locations)
An interior, visible opportunity for the transition of spaces shown through a substantial digital and / or light-based installation.

  • LED-based artwork, or other light-based installation
  • Digital or technological installation
  • Grand in size, scale, vision, or impact
  • Makes the transition space evident, creates presence, announces building activity


All applicants must digitally submit the following items via the CaFE system (http://www.callforentry.org) .  There is no fee to apply or to register for a CaFE account.

  • Letter of Interest articulating your qualifications, interest in this project, and, if applicable, prior experience with comparable projects.  (1000 character limit.)
  • Images of past work (5-10) that best demonstrate the applicant’s skill and craftsmanship.
  • Resume that clearly highlights the applicant or team’s past experience and education relevant to this opportunity (no more than 3 pages – saved as a .pdf). If you are an individual provide as a resume or curriculum vitae. If you are a team provide equivalent history of projects and experience.
  • Proof of Public Art History highlighting the artist’s past work with public art projects through reputable organizations; evidence of staying within budget, meeting deadlines, and underlining multiple projects by each team and individual.  Provide as a .pdf or .doc document.
  • Support Materials demonstrating professional recognition such as exhibition catalogs, reviews, articles, and other materials showing any awards, honors, or grants received. 

View full call and application link here.