Call Detail
City of Loveland, CO - Madison Avenue Corridor
Entry Deadline: 1/15/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Jury Dates: 1/16/23 - 2/7/23
Budget: All inclusive budget: $49,000

Madison Avenue is a critical north-south transportation corridor in the central part of Loveland. This project is a large-scale infrastructure project that will transform the current roadway into a multimodal corridor that improves and expands transportation for all roadway users. In addition to roadway improvements, the scope includes the replacement of aging storm pipes, waterlines, and gas lines and undergrounding of dry utilities.  The City of Loveland is seeking a sculpture for the roundabout to be located at the intersection of 37th Street and Madison Avenue (see photo).

A maximum of $49,000 has been allocated for the roundabout sculpture, including design, fabrication, insurance, installation, travel, contingency, and incidental costs. The City of Loveland reserves the right to withdraw from the project before a contract is formally entered with the Artist. Contract provisions will apply after the agreement by both parties.

Pedestrian access to the roundabout is not desirable; therefore, the sculpture should have an immediate visual impact that does not require an “up close and personal” inspection of the art. The sculpture will be located in the line of sight for motorists and passersby. The art scale should be appropriate to the scale of the site. 

Selected finalists for this project will be paid an honorarium to present artwork design concepts intended for installation within an outdoor setting that meets the following preferences:

  • reflects the animals and plant life of the northern CO plains (design does not have to be representational)
  • design concepts that work “in the round”
  • makes use of silhouetted or negative space
  • easily identifiable from a distance (will not require close-up inspection)
  • suitable for general public viewing
  • design could not be construed as traffic or wayfinding signals

A maximum all-inclusive of $49,000 has been allocated for this project.


  • Assigned Personnel: Do the person(s) working on the project have the necessary skills to execute the project? Has the artist/artist team completed on time and on budget a project of similar scope? Are there sufficient people with the requisite skills assigned to the project?
  • Scope of Proposal: Does the proposal show an understanding of the project objective, appropriate scale and desired results?
  • Materials: Are the materials safe and durable enough for the Colorado climate (including winds of up to 120/mph)?
  • Aesthetics: Does the artwork meet the aesthetic preferences as stated within the RFQ?
  • Availability: Can the work be completed within an acceptable timeframe?

Artwork Jury Overview

  • AIPP staff will oversee operations and administer the decisions of the jury panel.
  • Artwork Selection Panel: Members of the City of Loveland Visual Arts Commission, one/two Public Works representatives and up to 4 Loveland residents will serve as jurors for the project.
  • Each finalist will present a scaled maquette and any additional information the artist feels appropriate for the jury panel’s review.
  • A detailed budget will be required of the finalists. The detailed budget must include all expenditures in connection with the execution of the project. (Prior to submitting a proposal, it is recommended that artists prepare such a budget to ensure the project can be executed as presented.)
  • Selected finalists may present sculpture(s) within their inventory, provided there is no other work in that edition installed within a 60-mile radius of the installation site.
  • The selected artist/artist team will enter into a contract with the City of Loveland and will be required to carry general liability insurance of $1 million, and execute the design as presented. Stamped, engineered drawings are required before acceptance and installation.

Application Requirements

The Commission requests qualifications and professional samples of past public artworks to be considered for this project. From this RFQ, up to three finalists may be selected to present design concepts for this project. Finalists will be paid an honorarium to develop and present their artwork design concepts. Please do not submit proposals to this RFQ, as those proposals will be removed from the jury process.

All applications must be submitted through the CAFÉ website at: and must include:

  • a preliminary statement of approach for the project, which communicates experience with projects of similar scope and scale
  • at least 5 images of fabricated and installed public artwork completed within the past five years that highlights your previous accomplishment(s) with public art installations of similar appropriate scale.  No more than 2 images per project are permitted. Do not submit images of past proposals that have not been executed. Minimum: 5 Maximum:  10 images
  • your professional resume specifically highlighting public artwork commissions and/or sculpture installations
  • 3 professional references

Eligibility Criteria

All sculptors that meet the application requirements may apply.