Eagle Pointe Recreation Center- Exterior
Entry Deadline: 1/8/18
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 8
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 8
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Eagle Pointe Recreation Center Exterior Art Project
Qualifications are requested from Colorado artists and/or artist teams interested in creating site-specific public artworks(s) for the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center Renovation located in Commerce City, Colorado.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL: January 8, 11:59 p.m. MST
The City of Commerce City and the Commerce City Cultural Council seek to commission public art for the newly remodeled Eagle Pointe Recreation located at 6060 Parkway Dr, Commerce City, CO 80022.
The project is to renovate the existing Commerce City Recreation Center and it is the final project to from the Commerce City voter-approved capital improvement bond program. The $10 million project will feature a new indoor therapy pool, an expanded fitness and aerobics area, a new family locker room and expanded and improved men’s and women’s locker areas.
EXTERIOR ARTWORK FOR EAGLE POINTE RECREATION CENTER
The Art Selection Committee is recommending the placement of a site-specific artwork for the exterior of the newly renovated facility. Artwork should celebrate the renaming of this 30-year old facility as the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, which was the only recreation facility in Commerce City (and known as the Commerce City Recreation Center) until voters approved a sales tax increase in 2013 to construct a new recreation center
Eagle Pointe Recreation Center was selected as the new name for the existing recreation center and Bison Ridge Recreation Center was selected as the name for the new recreation center based upon a naming contest that asked residents to submit names around a theme, geographical area, or in honor of an individual/organization. The city received nearly 500 online and paper entries for the contest. The powerful and revered animals of the bison and eagle can be observed locally on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge here in Commerce City and the new names will allow the facilities to operate as a system.
The artwork for Eagle Pointe Recreation Center can be proposed as a free-standing sculpture for somewhere at the entrance of the building, or as a work of art that can be attached to an exterior wall or incorporated into the Eagle Pointe signage at the front entrance. The eagle theme may be interpreted literally representation or in a more abstract manner.
PUBLIC ART BUDGET
The project budget for the exterior artwork for Eagle Pointe shall range from $20,000-25,000.
The budget for each site shall be inclusive of all costs associated with the public art project including, but not limited to: artist design fee, structural engineering, insurance, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, site modifications, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses and any other costs related to the project.
MAINTENANCE AND DURABILITY
SELECTION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE
Semi-finalists will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 for the design and presentation of the proposal. Those who reside outside a 100-mile radius of Commerce City will be offered up to $300 for travel reimbursement.
December 4, 2017 Call for Entry Open
January 8, 2017 Deadline for Applications
January 2018 Committee Review Applications / Semi-Finalists selected
February 2018 Semi-Finalists Proposals
March 2018 Present recommendations to CCCC for approval
March/April, 2018 Present recommendations to City Council for approval
April 2018 Execute artist contracts
The applicant must submit the following:
1. Digital Images. Six digital images of previously completed artworks through the CaFÉ™ system. Artists who wish to submit kinetic may submit video content with their CaFÉ™ application. Digital images are required even if videos are also submitted.
Instructions on how to use CaFÉ™ and format images/video can be found at www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours by calling 3036291166, 18885627232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Résumé: A current résumé that outlines your professional accomplishments as an artist. Your resume may be any length, but the committee members are only required to read to the first two pages. If applying as a team, please submit a resume for each artist, with the lead artist first.
3. Statement of Interest: A statement of interest of 250 words or less briefly outlining the artist’s interest in the specific opportunity and the artist’s experience working on projects of this scope.
4. Responses to questions: Please also include answers to the following questions in the CaFÉ™ application.
In which state do you reside full-time?
Have you completed at least one public art commission for a municipality or state agency?
ABOUT COMMERCE CITY, COLORADO
ABOUT THE COMMERCE CITY PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
Applicants are cautioned not to undertake any activities or actions to promote or advertise their submittal, other than discussions with City staff as described. Proposers are not permitted to make any direct or indirect contact with members of the Art Selection Committee, the Commerce City Cultural Council, the City Council, or media on the subject of this Request for Qualifications, except in the course of City-sponsored presentations or to submit questions. Violation of these rules is grounds for disqualification.
Questions regarding this Request for Qualifications must be submitted by e-mail only to Kendall Peterson, Public Art Consultant no later than 5:00 p.m. MST, Monday, December 22, 2017 at Kendall.Peterson@theresquareddenver.com. Responses to all questions will be posted on the City’s website and CaFE.