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Mountain Lion Avenue Roundabout Sculpture

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 7/14/17
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 13
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 13

City of Loveland Art in Public Places Program

The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for a sculptural work to be installed in a new roundabout at the intersection of Mountain Lion and North Boyd Lake Avenues, south of Highway 34.  This 100’ radius roundabout will be constructed in fall 2017 and will allow for sculpture installation shortly thereafter. 

 The City’s Visual Arts Commission specifically seeks artwork intended for installation within an outdoor setting that meets the following preferences:

  • non-representational
  • easily identifiable from a distance (will not require close-up inspection)
  • makes use of silhouetted or negative space
  • design concepts that work “in the round”
  • design could not be construed as traffic or wayfinding signals
The Commission is requesting qualifications, with professional samples of past works; however, proposals for sculpture from an artist’s existing inventory is also acceptable.  If the artwork selected must be fabricated, the City will work with the Artist to determine the installation timeline.

Scope and Project Description
There is no pedestrian access to the site; therefore, the sculpture should have an immediate visual impact that does not require an “up close and personal” inspection of the art.  The sculpture will be located in the line of sight for motorists and passengers.  The scale of the art should be set according to the scale of the site.  The project design must adhere to the standards required by Larimer County Urban Area Standards (LCUASS). 

A maximum of $26,000 has been allocated for the sculpture to include all design, fabrication, insurance, installation, travel, contingency and incidental costs.  The City of Loveland reserves the right to withdraw from the project prior to such time as a contract is formally entered into with the Artist.  Contract provisions will apply subsequent to the agreement to such by both parties.

The project is open to any professional artist (or artist team) with demonstrated experience in creating signature artwork of a large scale.

Submission Requirements
All applications must be submitted through the CAFÉ website and must include:

  • a preliminary statement of approach for the project which communicates scope and scale
  • images of artwork completed within the past five years highlighting previous accomplishment(s) with public art pieces of similar appropriate scale; Minimum: 5 Maximum :10 images
  • if submitting a proposal for a specific sculpture, include a conceptual image for the site, which must communicate the scope and scale of the artwork;  Maximum number of conceptual  images:  3
  • 3 professional references

Artwork Jury Process
From this Request, an artist may be selected directly from the initial applications or the artwork selection panel may elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications based upon their conceptual drawings

  • City staff will oversee operations and administer the decisions of the jury panel.
  • Artwork Selection Panel:  Three members of City of Loveland Visual Arts Commission, one Public Works representative and two Loveland residents will serve as jurors for the project. 
  • If multiple semi-finalists are selected, each semi-finalist will present a scaled maquette for the jury panel’s review.  Semi-finalists may be required to develop more specific preliminary proposals prior to final selections.  If so, a stipend will be paid.
  • A detailed budget will be required of artists selected as semi-finalists.  The detailed budget must include all expenditures in connection with the execution of the project.  (Prior to submitting a proposal, it is recommended that artists prepare such a budget to ensure the project can be executed as presented.)
  • One artist will ultimately be selected to develop their design, fabricate and install the artwork.
  • 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.
  • The selected artist/artist team will work closely with Cultural Services and Public Works throughout the project timeline to ensure Public Works’ requirements are met. 

Selection Criteria
The primary criteria for selection:

  • Scope of Proposal:  Does the proposal show an understanding of the project objective, appropriate scale and desired results?
  • Safety and Durability of materials utilized.
  • Aesthetics: Does the artwork meet the aesthetic preferences as stated within the Request?
  • Assigned Personnel:  Do the person(s) working on the project have the necessary skills? Are sufficient people of the requisite skills assigned to the project?
  • Can the work be completed in the contracted time and on-budget?
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