Seeking Sculpture for Park Entry Circle

Seeking Sculpture for Park Entry Circle

Posted by Brownsburg Parks

Posted: Sep, 12, 2019

Public Art - Visual



 402 E. Main St., Brownsburg, IN, 46112

Brownsburg Parks seeks an artist(s) with a passion for creating interactive outdoor sculpture who can envision how such art would fit into a park setting. This will be the first piece of public art to be located on a Brownsburg Parks site.

BUDGET: $12,500

ELIGIBILITY: Artists must be at least 18 years old. Preference will be given to artists based in the Hendricks County area or in Indiana.

Email for the full RFQ.

DEADLINE: October 4, 2019 4:00 p.m.


The objective of this public art project is to provide a unique piece of art that not only compliments the Williams Park entry circle, but becomes a conversation starter that draws visitors specifically to the park. The selected artist(s) should create a sculpture that will:

  • Complement the overall aesthetic of the site.
  • Highlight the importance of health, wellness, nature and/or environmental stewardship.
  • Be made of durable materials that are suitable for continuous outdoor display.
  • Encourage the public to interact with the artwork.


In fall 2019, Brownsburg Parks will break ground on a new feature on the entry circle to Williams Park (located at 840 S. Locust Lane). At the heart of the space is a serpentine path lined on one side with boulders. Along the path will be various plants that bloom in each season. Near the center of the circle will be a zero-depth water feature. The selected sculpture will be located directly in the center of the pathway. Boulders and benches will provide seating, while shade will be provided by two pavilions. The purpose of this new design is to create a relaxing place to stroll, gather for family photos, participate in bird watching, or just chat with neighbors.


This timeline represents the project as it now appears.  Changes may be necessary as the project progresses.

  • Release Request for Qualifications: September 11, 2019
  • Deadline for qualifications submissions: Friday, October 4, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Selection panel review: late October 2019
  • Selection notification: November 15, 2019
  • Design phase: December 2019-April 2020
  • Sculpture installation: before May 22, 2020


A Committee made up of Brownsburg Parks representatives and local professional artists will review the RFQs and will make a recommendation to the Brownsburg Park Board regarding artist selection.


The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • Visual/conceptual compatibility of the design with overall site.
  • Aesthetic properties of the proposed piece(s).
  • Appropriateness of scale, form, content, materials, textures, colors and design to the site and surrounding environment.
  • Durability of the material(s) and ease of maintenance.
  • Compliance with requirements contained in this Request for Qualifications.
  • Price of proposed design.


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must submit their completed entry packet(s) on or before 4 pm EDT on October 4, 2019. Please submit one completed entry packet per design.

Entry Packet Should Include:

  • Completed Qualifications Entry Form.
  • Artist’s current professional resume (no more than 3 pages).
  • Project timeline/progress update milestones/completion of work.
  • 5-10 examples of previous work, including an annotated image list stating the title of the piece, project budget, date, medium, dimensions and commissioning body.
  • A sketch/schematic with two points of view of the proposed sculpture.
  • List of materials to be used.
  • Approximate dimensions of the sculpture (width, height, depth).
  • RFQs should be submitted by Google Form via here.

No emailed applications, please!