City of Golden: Hwy 93 Entryway Project
1445 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Entry Deadline: 1/12/18
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 20
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Context and Details Regarding the Entryway Public Art Project
The specific location of the proposed installation is on the west side of Colorado State Highway 93, approximately 1,600 feet north of Pine Ridge Road on property owned by the City of Golden. The probable location is approximately 50 feet from the southbound lane of Colorado State Highway 93. As a result of the high speed auto oriented highway location, we are seeking a piece that makes a highly visible and impressive statement of entry. Ideally visible by north and south bound traffic.
We believe that such a visual landmark or entryway is an element by which people orient themselves and can help create a unique identity for the community. Entryway design treatments can include but are not limited to sculptures, fountains, kinetic activity, or natural feature. Attractive entryways and visual landmarks that signal a sense of arrival to Golden and to one’s neighborhood are important components that contribute to our city’s character.
The artwork should be a prominent, welcoming, but visually impactful enhancement to the entryway and should appeal to a broad range of people and be uplifting and stimulating to the spirit, intellect and physical senses. Artistic creativity and interpretation that speaks to Golden’s heritage and natural setting is encouraged.
The entryway art does not need to follow a theme. Preference will be given to art that is highly visible and visually impactful. Preference will also be given to works that represent 1 or more of the core values articulated in the Golden Vision 2030 plan.
1. An accessible and walkable community
2. Active outdoors and the environment
3. Safe, clean and quiet neighborhoods
4. Support for local business and downtown
5. Convenience and community amenities
6. Support for our history, culture and education
7. A family and kid friendly town
8. Friendliness and appreciation of our neighbors
9. Our sense of community
For more information, download the Golden Vision 2030 plan document at http://www.cityofgolden.net/media/GV2030_%20Final_120910.pdf
Site Details and Images:
The proposed site is located on the west side of Colorado State Highway 93, approximately 1,600 feet north of Pine Ridge Road on property owned by the City of Golden. The probable location is approximately 50 feet from the southbound lane of Colorado State Highway 93. Exhibit A to this solicitation includes a location map, dimensioned sketch of the available area for the art installation and photos.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
The call is open to all artists and artist teams 18 years and older. Experience creating public art is preferred. The selection panel will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or physical challenges. Excluded from participation are Artist Selection Committee members and their families.
Artwork will be selected on the basis of creativity, artistic merit, technical proficiency, and relationship to the aforementioned criteria and site. Long-term maintenance, durability, and public safety, concerns will be major selection criteria.
Budget:The project budget is not to exceed $50,000 including concept design, fabrication and artist fee, travel, installation, and all other project related expenses.