Call Detail
Logan Library Plaza Sculpture
Entry Deadline: 4/3/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Utah
Budget: $30,000 - $40,000

Request for Qualifications

Logan Library Plaza Sculpture

Posted: March 6, 2023

Deadline: April 3, 2023


Project Overview

Logan City is seeking qualifications from artists/artist teams interested in creating a site specific sculpture for the public plaza near the west entrance of the new Logan Library.

Link to Site Renderings


Logan Library

The Logan Library has a long history of serving the community of Logan. A new Logan Library is currently under construction at the same location on Main Street it has resided for the past 35 years. Our new facility will be a community centered library where all are welcomed in a public gathering place.  We will have a large community room as well as two smaller conference rooms and five study rooms which will provide access for library programming and community events. The first floor will invite patrons to relax in the lounge area and enjoy the new children’s area.  The second floor will have a maker space area for creativity and exploration, collections of our fiction genres of books and audiovisual materials including Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Gentle reads. Teens will also have a space on this floor for gathering and entertainment.  Quiet study areas will be found on the third floor where patrons can search local history as well as nonfiction titles in our collection. Lovely outdoor terraces on the second and third floors will enhance the library by providing garden areas of local flora and fauna. The new Logan Library will provide the citizens of Logan a gathering space as well as a place to get the latest information in today’s changing world. 


Children’s Area

The sculpture will be installed on an 8’ x8’ concrete pad located near the western entrance to the new library. In addition to the sculpture pad, the plaza will include gathering spaces, raised and ground level planters, and pathways connecting the library to the other municipal buildings to the west of the library. The sculpture pad will serve as the focal point of the plaza.


Sculpture Theme

The desire of Logan City is to commission a sculpture that highlights the library as a place of learning and community and is complementary to the architecture of the new library.

Application Requirements


Selection Process

The selection committee consists of members of the Logan City Public Art Advisory Board (PAAB), and other members as established by the PAAB. The committee will review application materials and select a list of semi-finalists who will be invited to submit a design proposal to the committee. All semi-finalists will be awarded an honorarium of $500 to help defray the costs of the development of the proposal. The honorarium will be applied toward the commission amount for the artist awarded the commission. Reference Application Materials section for application requirements.

The selection committee is not responsible for lost or delayed applications. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any or all entries at any time in the review and selection process or to re-release the call for entries. The Logan City Mayor and Municipal Council give final project approval. 


Selection Criteria

Artists/artist teams will be selected based on artistic excellence and demonstration of skill and quality craftsmanship conveyed in examples of past work, resume, and the strength and originality of concept conveyed in the Vision Statement and Design Proposal.



Upon selection and final design approval, the artist/artist team must complete a contract with the City of Logan. All finished work must be faithful to the drawings, design, and concept as approved by Logan City (Link to Contract and Insurance Example).


Application Materials

RFQ Application

  1. A Vision Statement that describes the artist’s interest in and ideas for the project. (Maximum 2000 characters)
  2. Description and digital images of similar public art projects. No more than 10 images.
  3. Current resume outlining professional accomplishments as an artist. Team resumes can either be 2 pages for the team or one page per team member and should outline each participating artist’s proposed role. Please do not include images on resume.
  4. Three (3) References: Names, professional titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references who can speak to the artists’ experience and past public art projects.


Design Proposal Application (to be submitted by selected semi-finalists)

Artists selected as semi-finalist will be invited to submit the following materials:

  1. Project Proposal
  2. Timeline
  3. Budget
  4. One to six images or renderings of proposed work.

Eligibility Criteria



This call is open to all artists, but preference will be given to artists/artist teams including regional artists residing within 500 miles of Logan. Artists/artist team members must be at least 18 years of age, and legally residing and authorized to work in the United States.