Call Detail
Vaughan Brothers Tribute at Kiest Park
1925 Elm Street, Suite 400
Dallas, Texas 75201


Contact Email: drema.chavez@dallascityhall.com
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 1/15/16
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6
The City of Dallas Public Art Program seeks qualifications for a new art project that will celebrate and honor the contributions of Dallas musicians Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan. The selected artist(s) will create an artwork that is integrated into the selected site at Kiest Park and enhances the experience of visitors to the park. 
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nABOUT STEVIE RAY AND JIMMIE VAUGHANn
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  • Sibling blues guitarists Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray Vaughan were born and raised near Kiest Park in Dallas, Texas. They began playing guitar during childhood.
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  • Jimmie Vaughan played in various groups in Dallas before forming the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1974.
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan played throughout Texas before forming Double Trouble. His appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1982 led to a recording contract with Epic Records and the release of his debut album, Texas Flood, followed by Couldn't Stand the Weather (1984) and Soul to Soul (1985).
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  • The brothers produced a duo recording project in 1990 titled Family Style. Just before its release, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990. The album appeared in September and soared into the Top Ten, selling over a million copies.
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nThe Vaughan Brothers’ significance to the history and culture of Dallas:n
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  • Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan were both born and raised in in the Oak Cliff neighborhood where Kiest Park is located.
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  • Their family home was adjacent to Kiest Park, at 2755 Glenfield Avenue, just off of Hampton Road.
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  • Stevie Ray and Jimmie cite the influence of Dallas blues musician Freddy King upon their style.
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  • Nearby Greiner Middle School awards a Stevie Ray Vaughan scholarship, established by Martha Vaughan, their mother, and both Jimmie and Stevie have proudly proclaimed their Dallas roots.
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  • The Vaughan brothers recorded a song, “DFW” honoring their hometown.
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  • The lyrics to their last song, “Tick Tock” are engraved in the walkway at the Hampton DART rail station.
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  • Stevie Ray Vaughan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18, 2015
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nThe Vaughan brothers are recognized as two of the greatest blues musicians and as important figures in the of blues revival of the 1980s. The brothers earned the praise of Muddy Waters, Albert King and Eric Clapton as well as other international pop stars such as Nile Rodgers and David Bowie.

nPARK ENVIRONMENT
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nThe artist (s) must consider the character of the surrounding neighborhood and respond to the park’s specific design and patterns of use. The artwork should also visually engage commuters on Hampton Road and Perryton Drive and visible from the installation site.

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nABOUT KIEST PARKn
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  • Kiest Park was established in 1931
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  • Edwin John Kiest, publisher of the Dallas Times Herald made the land donation to the city in memory of his wife Elizabeth Patterson Kiest who died in 1917
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  • In 1934, stone structures throughout Kiest Park (a stone field house, a picnic shelter, entrance gates) as well as a garden were constructed as part of the Works Progress Administration program
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  • In 2003 Friends of Oak Cliff Parks spearheaded the restoration of the WPA stone structures and the Kiest Memorial Garden
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  • Kiest Park is surrounded by diverse and established neighborhoods and communities much like the Oak Cliff neighborhood itself
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  • Oak Cliff has been home to many musicians including Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, as well as T-Bone Walker, Michael Martin Murphy, B.W. Stevenson and Edie Brickell
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nSITE INFORMATION

nThe location is just past the entrance to Kiest Park from Hampton Road and to the north of the walking trail and parking area.  The location address is 2405 Cliff Teen Court, Dallas, Texas 75233. 
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nThe site is:

n·         Highly visible on an open and level area that is visible from Hampton Road and
n          Perryton Road.
n·         Accessible and near the walking trail and close to parking.
n·         Location does not interfere with electrical, gas, water or other utilities.
n·         Location is not near trees that would be impacted by the installation of a    
n          foundation.
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nELIGIBILITY
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nThe artist (s) will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:n
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  • Quality of concept, design and craftsmanship of professional work
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  • Visually and technically innovative
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  • Creativity
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  • Demonstrated ability to produce durable outdoor art
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  • A proven ability to coordinate and collaborate with project managers, design professionals and community stakeholders
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  • Ability to attend/or participate in meetings with community members, city staff, and others involved in the project. (Participation can be done by phone.)
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  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget
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  • All artist applicants must attest that they are eighteen years of age or older and the materials submitted are authentic representations of their work
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nAll artists are eligible to apply, with the following exceptions:
n·         Artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program,
n·         Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art
n          Committee or the Cultural Affairs Commission, or their families,
n·         Consultants under contract for any phase of this project, 
n·         Undergraduate students.
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nSUBMISSION MATERIALS
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n1.       Resume highlighting relevant previous experience.
n2.       Six (6) JPEG images of previous Public Art, Park or outdoor sculpture project.
n3.       Image list identifying title, date, location, materials, size, budget and  
n          commissioning entity. (where applicable)
n4.       Letter of interest outlining qualifications, interest, and ability to complete the
n          project.
n5.       Names and contact information of three references.
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nSUBMISSIONS TO CaFE at www.callforentry.org
nEMAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT ACCEPTED
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nSUBMISSION DEADLINE:  January 15, 2016

nSEND INQUIRIES TO:
ndrema.chavez@dallascityhall.com

nSELECTION PROCESS

nA panel of arts professionals and community representatives will review qualified submissions in January 2016. A small group of artists will be short-listed for the project and will be contracted to develop a site-specific concept for artwork.  Each artist selected will receive a stipend of $3000 to cover the costs of producing a site-specific public art concept proposal responsive to the scope of the project. The stipend must cover all costs of site visits, site research, production of a site-specific public art concept, shipping of the maquette (where applicable) and travel to make a presentation of the proposal to a selection panel.
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