Public Art 101. What is public art?. • Public art is source of community pride and engagement. • Public art is highly collaborative and seeks to engage the community. • Public art can take a wide range of forms.
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Collaborate with/take feedback from:
Project manager, architect, landscape architect, site manager, engineers, staff
Respond to a particular site/context:
Project site, its history, future, challenges “What has the site given me?”
Community: “Who is the community? Who will see my artwork everyday?”
Work with defined budget (stewards of public money)
Commitment to project/community: schedule
Durability, conservation, safety
Highland Hills Library
6200 Bonnie View Lane, Dallas
Asks artists to submit their qualifications to be reviewed by the selection panel
Request for Qualifications for projects over $100,000
Letter of Interest
City of Dallas Public Art Program
BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT RFQ
Deadline: October 31, 2007
Questions for artists
Follow directions: some programs will reject/return your submittal if something is missing or labeled improperly.
Make sure your contact information is included: mailing address, e-mail address, phone number
Visit the website for all the details and submission requirements. OCA Public Art submissions to www.cafe.org (Call for Entry)
Clearly label everything and make sure your name is on every page.
October 9, 2007
Dear Eric McGehearty,
Please include me in the artists’ list for potential candidates for the Bishop Arts District project.
I am very interested in the project and have completed a number of commissions for private clients.
Example: Montage 48/61 Letter
• Be strategic in order of images
• Using Photoshop to Resize Images (in folder)
• CAFE site: www.callforentry.org (in folder)
• Great resource for artists—calls to artists—upload images using their square image format
• Guide on slide conversion, photography, film & lighting, formatting images
Family Tree, 2002
Stainless steel and concrete
6’x24”x9” / 5’x24”x8” / 3’x20”x12”
The project is located at the City of Dallas Beckley-Saner Recreation Center
Commissioned by the City of Dallas Public Art Program
Example: Horowitz Image List
Dallas Executive Airport, Terminal Lobby (formerly Redbird Airport), 2003-2006
“The objective of this project was to work with GRW Willis Architects to identify ways art could be incorporated into the new building. This terrazzo floor design is composed of elements and symbols from aeronautical charts. Curved and straight lines radiate from the design through the glass entryways on both sides of the lobby. The artwork was designed to compliment the angles and lines of this metallic building. This project was designed in collaboration with Carol Wilder.”
• Three academic/professional references
• Contact information only; no letters of reference
• Include mailing address, phone number, and e-mail
1) Public art program staff reviews submissions
2) All materials from artists who meet the published qualifications are are reviewed by the selection panel
While Public Art Program staff encourages artists, please realize that we must keep the process fair for all everyone:
Understand that a completely different artist selection panel is appointed for each project: