Category — Competitions
Project Scope: The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission an artist to create an outdoor public sculpture to be located on the lawn at the Northeast corner of the new home to the College of Mass Communications. In light of the building’s new occupants, Texas Tech seeks designs that engage issues of media literacy and the liberal arts education. Media—both digital and more “traditional” forms—have become increasingly important in our lives, encompassing everything from the political process, to entertainment, to quality of life and beyond. Questions to consider may include: What potential effect(s) do media have on people? What is the role of media in a democratic society? How have media affected broader cultural constructs, and how do they continue to do so? Ideal submissions will unify the newly renovated building and the surrounding campus architecture, and will be made of durable, low-maintenance materials. Proposals incorporating color and texture are welcomed. In order to be considered, submissions must attend to the conceptual goals outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.
Project Budget: $235,000 (All Inclusive). This amount is inclusive of all costs associated with this public art project including, but not limited to, artist fees, other consultants’ fees, insurance to cover the scope of the project, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation (including any site modification).
The RFP can be found at:
In the gallery of images below, the “field of green” represents the area proposed for the artwork site.
December 19, 2011 No Comments
The Texas Tech University System Public Art Committee is seeking proposals from artists to create large-scale artwork for the new Rawls College of Business Administration building at the Lubbock, Texas campus. The final product will contribute significantly to the public art collection at Texas Tech and enhance and compliment the newly-constructed 149,000 square foot facility.
Budget: $675,000 (all-inclusive)
Submission deadline: 2:00PM, CDT, Wednesday, May 25, 2011
To view the full RFP, go to http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=94003.
Please forward this URL to all interested parties.
For questions, please contact: Allyson Keslin, Public Art Manager at 806.742.2116.
April 12, 2011 146 Comments
Fourteenth Annual Peace Arch Park
International Sculpture Exhibition
May 1, 2011 – October 1, 2011
Peace Arch International Park is located on the US/Canada border between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. The 40 acre peace park that surrounds the Peace Arch is the location of this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition.
Each year, the park’s picturesque landscape and magnificent gardens host family gatherings, picnics, weddings, and annual events of international significance.Over 500,000 visitors tour this international historic site annually.
The mission of the international fine arts program is to serve as a catalyst in the development of international fine artists, while creating a greater awareness and appreciation of the Peace Arch and the International Park. A self guided tour brochure featuring the exhibition and park history accompanies the six month long exhibit.
Each year, the Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition is featured in 10,000 16″ x 18″ full color brochures that are distributed free to the public during the exhibition.
Download the prospectus at peaceasrchpark.org
November 22, 2010 149 Comments