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Dayton Visual Arts Center-Kroger Store RFQ

Entry Deadline: 4/15/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 8
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 8

Entry Fee (Dayton Visual Arts Center Fred Meyer/Kroger Company Artwork): $10.00

Kroger Stores RFQ

APPLICATION FEE: Free for Current DVAC Members; $10 for non-Members

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Proposal Summary

DVAC, in partnership with the Kroger Company, will commission a professional artist to create an indoor artwork for a new Kroger grocery stores located in Fairborn (E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd). 

The artwork will be prominently displayed on a wall inside the store as part of the Kroger Company's commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in the Miami Valley and throughout the nation. The artwork will be expected to celebrate the spirit of the community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and its surroundings.

The artwork will be mounted on panels of durable material that can be attached to the wall. The wall space for the artwork is to be 12 1/2 feet wide by 5 feet high.


·       Any amateur or professional artist or designer ages 18 and older is eligible to apply. Artists under the age of 18 may apply if they are part of a team of artists or a collective with at least one member 18 or older.
·       Applicant must have primary residence within a 40-mile radius of Fairborn, OH
·       Artists must be the maker, designer, creator and producer of the work.
·       Submission images should exemplify representative works, but do not need to include prospective proposal design.

·       Current resume/ curriculum vita
·       3-5 images of recently completed work that demonstrates ability to design, create, and/or scale up your image to a 12 x 5 foot mural. Each image no larger than 5 MB (CaFE standard)
·       An annotated information sheet with title, date and brief description of project in each image. 

Semi-Finalist Proposal Award - $300. Up to three artists will be selected to prepare a design/drawing of the proposed artworks. 

Project Budgets - $5,000. This amount includes all artist fees and the cost of the design including fabrication and installation onto panels, and will include transportation and insurance to deliver artwork to site. (The general contractor of the Kroger store, along with the guidance of DVAC and the artist will install artwork.) 

Subject to the terms and conditions of an Artist Agreement entered into between Kroger and the Artist, Kroger will own the artwork and copyright to the image.

RFQ Deadline: April 15
Semi-Finalists Notified: April 21
Semi-Finalists Design/Drawings Due: Fairborn May 12
Finalist Chosen: June 1
Project Delivery: September 8