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The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams with experience in the design, fabrication and installation of artwork in the public realm to apply for the Matsui Waterfront Park public art project.
Budget: $234,686 including design, fabrication and installation.
About Matsui Waterfront Park: Located on the Sacramento River, Matsui Waterfront Park is approximately 6.5 acres in size and planted with native grasses, trees and vegetation. The site is bordered on the west by the Sacramento River and Parkway bicycle trail and to the east by Interstate 5. One of Sacramento’s major Water Intake Plants is adjacent to the park. A major bike trail provides access to Discovery Park, one of Sacramento’s only public beaches to the north of the park. Additionally, Old Town Sacramento, the Crocker Art Museum, the California State Railroad Museum and other cultural amenities are located along this trail. Old Sacramento is the site of several historic mid-nineteenth century landmarks. Once home to gold rush businesses, the area now houses numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The park is also the future home of the Powerhouse Science Center (PSC), which will include a new facility and the redevelopment of an historic PG&E building. The PSC will provide an informal environment where visitors of all ages can encounter hands-on learning experiences in the areas of science, math, technology, engineering, space and specifically water conservation, treatment, and intake.
Artist Selection Criteria
Criteria for the selection of the artist include, but are not limited to:
1. Quality and artistic excellence of past work and proposed designs;
2. Artist’s technical abilities as demonstrated in previous commissioned artwork;
3. Artist’s ability to address site?responsive public art projects;
4. Willingness of the artist to consult and work with City representatives and Arts Commission staff to ensure efficient integration of artwork into the site;
5. Artist’s ability to carry out the commission, keep the project within budget, and to complete and install the work on schedule; and
6. Artist’s knowledge of, and ability to, work with durable materials that are appropriate for exposure in a public environment and that require minimal care and long-term maintenance.
Application Deadline and Submission
Application materials must be received at the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission offices no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, May 16, 2016. Postmarks not accepted.
Mail or drop off application packets to:
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
1030 15th Street, Suite 240
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Public Art Application
Submit electronically to:
Subject line must be: Public Art Application
SMAC staff will not be held responsible for lost electronic applications with a different subject line. It is recommended that applicants follow up with SMAC staff via phone or a separate email to make sure an application was received.
Review full opportunity listing and download the RFQ document for complete information and instructions.