Call Detail
City of Loveland Olde Course Clubhouse
Entry Deadline: 2/5/23
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: Local
State: Colorado
Jury Dates: 2/6/23 - 3/7/23
Budget: $27,000

Eligibility: This Request for Qualifications is open to Larimer County artists/fabricators with experience in creating functional artwork.

The Olde Course at Loveland provides a lifelong recreational opportunity and enjoyment for resident golfers, and golfers visiting the course from out of town. On average, more than 40,000 rounds of golf cycle through the clubhouse per year. The original clubhouse was built in 1965 with additions added in 1970 and 2002. In 2022, clubhouse renovations began to create a more modern and welcoming feeling to the facility, which showcases the outstanding Front Range views and the quality of the golf course. This remodel included a complete renovation of the pro shop and food and beverage area, the relocation of the outdoor patios, and the creation of a customer-friendly grand entrance.  

Finalists for this project will be provided an opportunity to tour the Olde Course of Loveland.  Several areas have been identified as key locations for public artwork; however, finalists will have the freedom to present designs for areas of their choice. Preferred locations are:

  • The expanse of the front entryway to the golf course
  • Entry gates to the golf course (embellishment of the existing wrought iron gates)
  • Outdoor fireplace seating area – art tables, etc.
  • Planters and/or benches in the main entry walkway
  • Selective sculpture placement(s)

A maximum of $27,000 has been allocated for the project to include design, fabrication, insurance, installation, travel, contingency, and all incidental costs.

Application Requirements

Qualifications and professional samples of past public artworks are required 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 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 similar outdoor commissions and/or sculpture installations
  • 3 professional references

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 northern CO plains or golf culture (design does not have to be representational)
  • functional artwork
  • suitable for general public viewing
  • design could not be construed as wayfinding signs

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, Golf division representatives, and up to 4 Loveland residents will serve as jurors for the project.
  • Each finalist will present drawings 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. (Before submitting a proposal, artists must ensure the project can be executed as presented.)
  • Selected finalists may present artwork 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.
  • The selected artist/artist team will work closely with Cultural Services and Golf staff throughout the project timeline to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Project completion date will be determined jointly by the artist, City staff, and the Visual Arts Commission.
  • Finalist will (likely) present their design concepts at the May 4 Visual Arts Commission meeting.

Selection Criteria
The primary criteria for selection:

  • 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 for 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?

Eligibility Criteria

This RFQ is open to artists/fabricators living or working in Larimer County.