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Open Call to Artists for Proposals - Roadside Attraction

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The Avondale Municipal Art Committee is seeking to purchase a “Roadside Attraction” sculpture for permanent display along 107th Avenue and Crystal Gardens Parkway by the Public Safety Facility, Fire Station 172. Professional artists are invited to submit examples of their work for consideration.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTION PUBLIC ART SELECTION

An Artist will be selected to display a public art sculpture (Roadside Attraction) to be viewed from 107th Avenue for the purpose of showcasing and promoting public art. The public art piece will be located at the median area of 107th Avenue and Crystal Gardens Parkway as motorists pass-by during their commute. The committee requests the theme blend in with the surrounding environment.

Crystal Gardens Wetlands Development

The City of Avondale Wetland project consists of a series of treatment cells designed to treat the City’s Salt River Project (SRP) and Central Arizona Project (CAP) water allocations to aquifer water quality standards.  The area is surrounded by the Crystal Gardens residential development but is open to the public.  The development was designed to be an amenity to the community as well as a source of drinking water.

The Avondale Municipal Art Committee is looking for a public art piece to enhance the north area of the city and to highlight Avondale’s commitment to public art, building upon the public art collection already on display throughout Avondale. Please review the City of Avondale Public Art Masterplan at http://www.avondale.org/publicart (located on left).

ELIGIBILITY

This project is open to all professional artists.

SELECTION PROCESS

The members of Avondale Municipal Art Committee are residents of the community, many of whom are artists and art professionals. The Committee will select art pieces for approval by the Avondale City Council.

The selection process will take into consideration the artist’s past projects, professional experience, and will give careful consideration to the submitter's statement describing the project and the drawings and/or photographs submitted. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of five and maximum of ten photographs of work completed within the past five years work, including the dimensions of each piece.
  • Copy of a current resume
  • Contact information
  • Three to Five images either photograph(s) or drawings and dimensions of the work to be considered, including any environmental considerations or restrictions
  • Artist statement regarding the work to be considered 
  • Artist’s installation requirements

To be considered artists must submit the following information in both formats:

  • paper (sealed envelope) 
  • electronic format (disc or flash drive)

BUDGET ?

The project budget is not to exceed $40,000 and submittals will be juried by the Art Committee. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Media Area (no pads) : please see exhibits        

Lighting:   Solar uplighting

Weight or Height Restrictions: Design should not obstruct traffic circulation or impact site visibility.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be received at the Avondale City Hall by 5:00 p.m. M.S.T. on 11/30/2016.

Submissions will be received at the Avondale City Hall, c/o Pier Simeri, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323

For Questions please contact (623) 333-2787, .

Disclaimer: The Avondale Municipal Art Committee reserves the right to make the final decision as it best represents the view of the City of Avondale.

Avondale Public Safety Facility/Fire Administration building is located at  1825 N. 107th Ave.

The media area directly in front of the building on 107th Avenue just north of McDowell Rd.