The City of Glendale announces a public art opportunity for an artist to design, fabricate and install a public artwork for the new Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center in Glendale, Arizona.
The City of Glendale is embarking upon the process of constructing a new recreation and aquatics center. The multi-generational center will link with the existing Foothills Regional Park to create a unified campus-like environment. Foothills Regional Park currently includes children's playgrounds, shaded picnic areas, trails along Skunk Creek Linear Park, a lighted ballfield complex for softball, youth baseball, soccer and flag football, and a skate court for in-line skating and skateboarding. Outdoor volleyball and basketball courts will be added in 2005. The site is highly visible from the intersection of Union Hills Road and 57th Avenue in the North West Valley. The character of the project will be in concert with the overall architectural design of the new Recreation and Aquatic Center building.
ART Architects will be designing the Center. This project is on a fast track with expected completion to occur in April 2006.
Original and one-of-a-kind artist-designed bollards and other art features for the building's exterior will be the primary area of emphasis for the Center's public art project. The art features are to represent the various activities that will occur at the Center, such as swimming and diving, kayaking, tubing, basketball, volleyball, weight-lifting, running, racquetball, culinary classes, dance, painting and other art-making classes, as well as other activities in the Foothills Regional Park, such as the picnicking, bicycling, baseball, soccer, in-line skating and skateboarding.
The selected artist will work with City of Glendale Staff, the architectural
design team and stakeholders in the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center
to develop the art concept.
This project is open to all professional artists who are residents of the United States. The ideal candidates for this project will have:
- Experience and expertise in durable three-dimensional media, such as bronze
or other metals.
- Previous public art experience and expertise is desirable, but not mandatory.
- Public involvement and community interaction experience.
- Ability to successfully deal with public issues and concerns.
The art budget is all-inclusive and will not exceed $100,000 for the total project and must cover all expenses including:
- Design and fabrication of proposal(s) for presentation of concepts to the
City Council, citizen advisory boards and staff.
- All costs, including supplies and materials, necessary for design, fabrication, footings and installation for completing this project. Artist will be responsible for engineering fees and lighting for artwork.
- Taxes and insurance.
- All costs for transportation for the artist, proposal and the artwork, including attendance at several public meetings and working with the City's staff.
A selection panel will be convened to review all submissions meeting the application requirements and deadline. The artist will be selected on the basis of submission materials evidencing artistic quality of past work and experiences with similar public art projects. The panel may make a recommendation based upon preliminary submission materials or invite semifinalists to be interviewed and submit more detailed proposals. Once recommended by the panel, the Glendale Arts Commission and the City Council must approve the artist before the project may begin. The panel may recommend alternate artists for this project.
The following application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2005. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DATE. Send attention to: Carrie Brown, Glendale Arts Commission, Glendale Public Library, 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale, AZ 85302.
For each panel member to receive a copy of your application materials please submit ten, three hole-punched copies of a statement, resume/contact information and slide and public art projects lists. Materials should be held together with paperclips (no staples or folders please).
- A statement (not to exceed two pages) of interest, qualifications and project
- Current resume and contact information (not to exceed two pages). Be sure to include mailing address, telephone and FAX numbers, e-mail and website addresses.
- Up to ten 35mm duplicate slides of representative artwork in a protective plastic slide sleeve. Each slide must be clearly labeled. Submit only one set of slides. Digital submissions will also be accepted. Please send images on CD in jpeg format.
- A slide list with the title, medium, dimensions, date completed and a short annotated description of the artwork pictured in each slide.
- List of public art projects currently underway or completed over the past three years including names of contacts, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. If new to public art, a list of references, including names of contacts, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
- Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have your slides/CD returned.
Carefully consider the project description and budget when proposing ideas.
For Additional Information: contact Carrie Brown, Public Art Coordinator, Glendale Arts Commission, Glendale Public Library, 5959 W. Brown Street Glendale, AZ 85302, 623-930-3526 (phone) or email@example.com (e-mail).
This Call to Artists does not commit the City to enter into an agreement, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of the proposal to this request or
in subsequent negotiations, or to produce a contract for the project. The City
reserves the right to reject any or all applications, reissue the Call to Artists
or procure any service by other means. The City is not responsible for loss
of or damage to materials included with applications.
Glendale Arts Commission
Glendale Public Library
5959 West Brown Street
Glendale, AZ 85302