Call Detail
RTD EFR Rail Line Extension - RidgeGate Station
1600 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 10/6/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 15
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 20
The commission amount for the RidgeGate Station artwork is $150,000.

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver, Colorado is the transportation agency for an eight-county area in Colorado serving a population of 2.8 million people.  RTD is committed to increasing the number of original commissioned pieces of art throughout its district. RTD is pleased to announce a series of commissioned art opportunities on the FasTracks Southeast (EFR) rail line extension project—which includes Sky Ridge Station, Lone Tree City Center Station, and RidgeGate Station, all of which are currently under construction.
This commission is for the RidgeGate Station.
Station Description
The Southeast Rail Line, which opened in 2006, was part of the 2001-2006 Transportation Expansion Project (or T-REX) to widen Interstate 25. The extension project will add 2.3 miles to the current line. It encompasses three additional stations, including Kiss-n-Rides at Sky Ridge Avenue near Sky Ridge Medical Center and the future Lone Tree City Center, and roughly 1,300-slot Park-n-Ride at RidgeGate Parkway. Heading south from Lincoln Station, RidgeGate is the end of line station on the Southeast (EFR) rail line extension project to Lone Tree.  
The completion of the Southeast Rail Line Extension will serve a growing community in the next 20 years as the RidgeGate development is built out. The area, which is about a mile south of Park Meadows Mall, will be home to 3,500 acres that stretch across both sides of I-25. The development will include single-family homes, townhomes, luxury apartments, retail, dining, office centers, health care, recreation and open space.

When the extension is completed residents will be able to travel on one train from the RidgeGate station via the R Rail Line through Aurora to Peoria Station and connect to the commuter train to Denver International Airport; or stay on one train and travel to Union Station in downtown Denver. 
Site Description
The preferred location for artwork at this station is in the plaza and/or on the parking garage.  
Artwork Guidelines
1. The movement, safety and security of pedestrians is a priority.
2. The artwork will be outside and exposed to the elements.  It must be able to withstand the constantly changing weather conditions of Colorado which include wide fluctuations in temperature and intense sunlight.
3. Materials used must be durable and require little or no maintenance.
4. Prior approval for use of electricity is needed.
5. Artwork proposed for any location by the tracks must not violate any of the clearance and safety regulations concerning the overhead electrical wires (that power the trains) or impede with any train operations.
There will be three phases of the selection process.  All artists can apply prior to the October 6, 2017 deadline.   Phase one: a small group of finalists will be selected by the Southeast rail extension project art committee, made up of artists, arts professionals, and art commissioners.  Finalists will be selected based on their application materials.  Phase two: if selected, artists will then make a site visit and prepare a proposal.  Phase three: finalists will be interviewed by the committee on December 7, 2017.
Application Process and Materials:
All materials must be submitted in digital format via the Café™ website at   There is no charge for artists to register and submit entries.
Each application must include:
· Six (6) digital images of relevant work.  Accompanying image annotation (in section where you upload images) must list media, size, title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.
            Note: Six images are required for the application to be accepted.
· Current resume
· Two professional references
· Optional description of initial ideas for the artwork at this location
September 25, 2017    Call goes out of CAFÉ
October 6, 2017           Call closes at midnight
October 20, 2017         Finalist artists notified and asked to prepare proposals
December 7, 2017       Committee interviews finalists/view proposals
December 11, 2017     Final artist notified of selection
Fall/Winter 2018           Artwork to be installed

For questions or copies of site plans and drawings of the station, please contact Christina Zazueta at
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