Tower Road Call for Artwork
Entry Deadline: 6/29/18
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 8
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 8
REQUEST FOR AVAILABLE SCULPTURE
The City of Commerce City and the Commerce City Cultural Council are seeking to purchase sculpture(s) from Colorado artists, or artists who reside in Colorado Region (determined to be Colorado and neighboring states of Wyoming Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona). The artwork is for possible placement along Tower Road, in Commerce City, CO.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL: Friday, June 29, 2018 11:59 p.m. MST
SUBMITTALS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY: www.callforentry.org
TOTAL ART BUDGET: up to $135,000 for multiple sculptures
Sites are not specified yet, but artwork should be of the size, scale and materials to be sited along a roadway, in a median or alongside a multiuse path. At present, the area is undeveloped prairie land, but increasingly, the area will fill in as Commerce City continues to grow.
The road improvements were funded by the voter-approved capital improvement program.
PUBLIC ART BUDGET: up to $135,000 for multiple sculptures
The budget for each site shall be inclusive of all costs associated with the public art project including, but not limited to: delivery of artwork to the site, installation. The artist is expected to work with the City to determine the specifications for a concrete footer, to be engineered and built by the City.
MAINTENANCE AND DURABILITY
It is strongly recommended that the artwork be tall (at least 5 feet) and larger-scale to be able to “stand out” in this area. It is strongly suggested that the sculptures be constructed of materials that can stand up to snow, spray from the roadway (salt and other de-icing chemicals) as well as the scale of the area (now it is very open prairie land, but in coming years, it will evolve into homes, shops and a commercial zone). Acceptable materials: steel (stainless or Corten) and other strong metals, cast metals, stone, wood. Unacceptable materials: glass, ceramic, mosaic and other fragile artwork.
The art selection committee for Tower Road seeks artwork that is evocative of the natural history of the area, evokes joy and delight and has a pleasing and calming effect on the commuters who see it. It should be appropriate for all ages to enjoy.
SELECTION PROCESS AND SCHEDULE
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 29, 2018 11:59 p.m. MST Deadline for Submissions
Week of July 9th, 2018 Notify semi-finalists
August 2018 Cultural Council review
September 2018 City Council review
September/October 2018 Execute purchase contract
Fall 2018 Installation
All applications for this project must be submitted through CaFÉ™ (www.callforentry.org) no later than the deadline for submission identified above. No hard copy or e-mail submissions will be accepted. There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.
The applicant must submit the following:
Digital Images. A maximum of five digital images of sculpture available for purchase through the CaFÉ™ system. Please include sculpture materials, dimensions and cost for each work of art.
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.
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.
Response to questions: Please also include answers to the following questions in the CaFÉ™ application.