Wyoming State Capitol Sculpture RFQ
State Parks and Cultural Resources
2301 Central Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Entry Deadline: 12/30/17
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
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Request for Qualifications
In reviewing submitted RFQ materials, the State will consider the following:
Following review, select artists will be asked to submit a formal design proposal, including a budget, timeline, and references. In-person presentations may take place in Cheyenne. Proposal packets and budgets for finalists must include all fees, material and fabrication costs (including casting), and any other costs from planning through completion. Artists will not be responsible for costs affiliated with lighting or signage. Installation expenses including but not limited to: equipment, staff or crew, licenses or permit will not be the responsibility of the artist. The State will be responsible for all aspects of installation upon safe delivery of the statues to the Capitol by the artist. It is the responsibility of the artist to budget accordingly.
About the Building
The Rotunda will be washed with natural light through skylights and a decorative lay light during daylight hours. Original lighting design and historic fixtures in the Rotunda will illuminate the work during evening and night. The spatial impact of this work in the overall Rotunda space is very important.
Site and building tours may be arranged through the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Contact Sara Needles, Administrator, Cultural Resources Division at 307-777-7498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific features of the renovation in the Rotunda include:
Skylights and Lay Lights
Monumental Stair Finishes
Repainting of Rotunda
Complete information about the renovation can be found at the Capitol Square Project website. An addendum with additional images and measurements can be found here on the Arts Council website.
The commissioned sculptures should be appropriate for the period in which the building was constructed and should be shaped and sized to integrate with the niches as originally designed. The niches are approximately 4’10” wide by 9’6” high. Sculptures will be visible from all floors of the Capitol Building in the Rotunda.
All work must be durable, structurally sound, and able to be secured in the niche locations.
The State will review the submissions to this RFQ by January 12, 2018. Following review, selected finalists will be asked to submit a final proposal to include a minimum of one maquette and four sketches as part of the final phase of selection. Final submission shall include cost and timeline. A selection will be made by March 2018. A specific timeline for development, production, and installation will be established upon selection of the finalist(s). This timeline is subject to adjustment but must meet the final completion date for the building restoration and opening.