Call Detail
Wylie Municipal Walking Trails-History of the Blackland Prairie

Entry Deadline: Rolling
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 9, Maximum:Max. 15
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 9, Maximum:Max. 15
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Budget: $40,000.00 each

The walking trails are located in a portion of the Texas Blackland Prairie region.  The Blackland Prairie region extends from Sherman to New Braunfels, Texas. 

The Municipal Walking Trails are expansive and currently encompass tree miles. There are plans to extend the trails into additional areas and add a dog park and splash park for children. Placement of the proposed entry piece will be behind City Hall.

Works should include creativity, resilience, hope and remembrance through REALISTIC sculptures of the items used by the Native American Tribes (specifically the Caddo tribes) that hunted the area; This will be a multi-year project with sculptures scattered throughout the trails.

The two proposed pieces should specifically reflect the Caddo Native American Tribes and the items used by their people. An archeological dig was performed in 2009, prior to the city complex construction and reports from that research are available to assist artists.

Budget – The budget for each of the two projects is $40,000. The fee includes: artist’s fee, travel during fabrication and installation, Texas Certified Engineering Plans, materials, base construction, fabrication, transportation, documentation, insurance, permit fees (waived), and lighting. Artists applying should indicate if they are applying for one or both commissions.

Application Requirements

Submission Requirements

Remit all submissions to:

✓      Letter of interest indicating interest in and potential approach to the project. The letter should provide a description of how your professional background relates to this art project and materials you usually utilize

 ✓       A current resume, per applicant, not to exceed 3,000 characters that highlights professional accomplishments, particularly as relates to this art project. Applicants working as a team will also be limited to 4,000 characters total.

 ✓      Images of previous, relevant work within the same budget and final cost. Minimum of 10 images, Maximum of 15 images. Please send each image as a .jpg and label with artist’s last name, image number and image title.

 ✓      Annotated Image list, Including:  image number, title, medium, dimensions, date, budget, location, commissioning agency (if applicable) and brief description if necessary.

 ✓      Three professional references including phone number and e-mail contact information.

 Please do not send specific proposals; the panel will not consider them.  You may refer to completed artworks or projects submitted in your application that exemplify the aesthetic direction you might consider for the project if you are a finalist.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility – The project(s) are open to all professional artists located in the continental U.S.A., age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Applications will be accepted only from artists whose work is being submitted in response to this RFQ. Applications submitted by third parties such as galleries, art consultants, family members, etc. will not be considered. City of Wylie employees, as well as selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation.