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Art in Public Buildings RFQ: Sheridan College Technical Education Center
2301 Central Ave.
Barrett Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Entry Deadline: 7/13/18
Application Closed

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6


Long Description 

Request for Qualifications

Submissions to the RFQ are due July 13, 2018 and must be submitted via CaFÉ. Artists are asked to submit the required documents and images to demonstrate their interest and expertise.

In reviewing submitted RFQ materials, the committee will consider the following:

  • The quality of the artist’s portfolio or previous work samples submitted
  • The artist’s cover letter and how well it addresses this particular project
  • The artist’s experience working with the public art process and demonstrated ability to work with the project architect and facility managers

Following review, select artists will be asked to submit a complete formal design proposal, including a budget, timeline, and references. Proposal packets and budgets for finalists must include additional lighting needs, signage, and plans for a foundation (if needed) or other structural support, design fees, material costs, labor for fabrication and installation, and all necessary costs involving planning, completion, delivery, and installation of the project. It is the responsibility of the artist to budget accordingly.

If decided by the committee, in-person presentations may take place in Sheridan. There will be modest financial compensation for final design proposals and presentations. All other travel is the responsibility of the individual artist.

About the Building

Sheridan College is part of the Northern Wyoming Community College District and is one of seven community colleges in the state. Nestled at the base of the Bighorn Mountains, Sheridan College provides a wide variety of academic offerings, a modern state-of-the-art campus, and a breathtaking location for year-round active lifestyles. The community of Sheridan often receives accolades, such as nominations by Outdoor Magazine for Best Town in America. In recent years, several new buildings have been added to campus.

Scheduled to open in August of 2018, the Technical Education Center houses four programs: Machine Tool, Construction Technology, Welding, and Diesel Mechanics. The floorplan of the building is laid out in four corresponding sections. The new facility will have the capacity to serve up to four times the current number of students. The building is located at the south end of campus, with the Student Center located to the north. The northern entrance to the building is the most visible and the most connected to the rest of campus.

For additional information about Sheridan College, please visit their website. Floorplans and images of the building are available on the Arts Council website

Artwork

The selection committee for the Art in Public Buildings project has identified several possible locations for artwork and is interested in proposals for artwork both inside the building and outside. Grassy courtyard areas outside the main northern entrance and the western entrance could accommodate outdoor sculpture. Kinetic or interactive pieces for the exterior of the building are encouraged.

There is minimal room for small sculpture inside the building. Several hallways and student common areas are available for 2D work. Wall mounted relief sculptures for the interior of the building are of particular interest.

The selection committee is interested in themes and subject matter that reflect the programs housed in the building, and the overall industrial approach to the architecture and design finishes.

Additional drawings, site plans, and information will be provided to the artists invited to submit complete proposals. All styles, conceptual approaches, and mediums will be encouraged. The committee is interested in a blend of traditional, contemporary, and abstract work. Artwork should enhance and compliment the architectural elements and visually support the purpose of the Technical Education Center. All proposed artwork must be durable, structurally sound, secure, site appropriate, and easy to maintain.

Project Budget

Up to $58,500 is available for artwork. This amount may be allocated for multiple artists/artworks for various locations in and around the building.

Timeline

The selection committee will review the submissions to this RFQ in mid-July. Following review, select artists will be asked to submit a complete formal design proposal. A decision will be made in September 2018. A specific timeline for development, production, and installation will be established upon selection of the finalist(s). This timeline is subject to adjustment.

The Committee

Artists’ submissions will be reviewed and final selections will be made by a committee appointed by the Wyoming Arts Council and Sheridan College. The committee for this project includes Sheridan College faculty and staff, including those who will be using the building, community members, artists, architecture and construction project managers, and a Wyoming Arts Council board member.

If you have any questions about the project or need more information on the selection process, please contact Rachel Clifton, Wyoming Arts Council, 307-777-5305, Rachel.Clifton@wyo.gov.