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Town Center Art Around Avon
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Entry Deadline: 4/3/23
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 6
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 8
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 6/10/23 - 5/31/24
Budget: $2,000 artist stipend



Overview: The Town Center location is the crowned jewel of the Art Around Avon program. This location is of high significance and priority, an expansive space, centered location on Avon’s main thoroughfare, and has mountain vistas as a backdrop, will demand a prominent work with the ability to be seen by pedestrians from across Avon Road.  The proposed work for this location must be a minimum of 12’ tall and a maximum of 20’ tall, be of substantial girth/circumference and fit on a concrete circular pedestal measuring 13’ in diameter. 

The selected artist for the Town Center location will be engaged by the Town and paid a $2,000 stipend. The selected artist’s work will be on exhibition in an outdoor location for up to twenty-four (24) months during which time the artist may make the work available for sale. The Town shall produce and distribute materials regarding the work for marketing purposes, including photographs of the work for publicity or study. The Town shall retain 20% of the gross sale price of the selected artist work on exhibition in the Town through the Art Around Avon program. If an artist’s work is sold during the exhibition period, the work shall be removed after the decommission date. The Town Center location is part of the overall Art Around Avon program which includes up to twenty-six (26) total visual art pieces for installation in pre-determined outdoor spaces in early June 2023.

Project Intent:  To further establish the Art Around Avon Program to become a well-known, two-year exhibition showcasing outdoor sculptures in visible places around the Town.

Project Budget: Selected artist shall be paid a $2,000 stipend. The artist shall perform all services and furnish all supplies, material, and equipment as necessary for the design, execution and fabrication of the work including transportation of the work to and from the installation site.

Site Description: This easterly oriented picture shows the 13’ in diameter reinforced circular pedestal with a large bronze sculpture (no longer in this location) and includes the circular rock wall surrounding the circular pedestal. The Town Center location is on Avon’s main thoroughfare, Avon Road, which contains five (5) roundabouts. The selected work placement and Town Center location is roundabout number four. There are also three flag poles in this roundabout which display the United States, Colorado State, and Town of Avon flags.

Installation & Decommission: The Town is not responsible for assembling or disassembling the work on-site during installation or decommission.  The Town will provide traffic control and assist in maneuvering the piece to the pedestal and anchoring the work to the base or platform.

Application Requirements

Requirements of Work:

1.      Of appropriate scale.

2.      Able to withstand high winds and/or substantial temperature changes.

3.      Easy to maintain in an outdoor mountain environment.

4.      Freestanding but attachable to a reinforced concrete pedestal (provided by the Town) for exhibition purposes. 

Application & Selection Process:  Application shall include:

1.      Artist and/or Artist Team Contact: Upload complete and accurate contact information.

2.      Proposal:

          a.      Artists may submit up to six (6) proposed pieces of work.

          b.      Each proposed piece must include a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of five (5) digital images.

         c.      Project statement describing your approach and intention for the work.

        d.      Special display and installation requirements for each piece of proposed work.

 3.      References Work: Three (3) relevant project references to include the following for each of the three (3) referenced projects:

        a.      Main contact: Name, Organization, Email and Phone Number.

        b.      Scope and description of project.

        c.      Project location.

        d.      Each piece of reference work must include a minimum of one (1) digital image and maximum of three (3) digital images for each referenced work.

       e.      Reference work imagery must be labeled to clearly identify the imagery as referenced work. If not labeled reference work, it will be considered proposed work. For example:

              i.      Reference Work A Image #1; Reference Work A                         Image #2; Reference Work A Image #3.

             ii.      Reference Work B Image #1, Reference Work B                           Image #2, etc.

4.   All selected artists must execute a copy of the Art Around Avon Agreement – See Attachment A.

5.      Anticipated Timeline:

  • Artist Call for entry: December 12, 2022
  • Deadline for entry: March 26, 2023
  • Proposed selection notification: April 27, 2023
  • Installation of work: June 8, 2023
  • Exhibition period for work: June 9, 2023, through May 29, 2025
  • Decommission and removal of work: May 29 through May 30, 2025
  • Disposal deadline: June 6, 2025

Eligibility Criteria


1.      The Request for Proposals is open to all artists and artist teams residing and working in Colorado.

2.      All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal.

3.      Applicants must be able to complete and transport work on June 8th, 2023.

4.      Applicants must be able to pick up work May 29th, 2025.

5.      Applicants must provide a statement regarding any conflicts of interest and listing of any litigation involving the artist in the past five (5) years and lawsuit dismissal and/or termination outcomes.