Call Detail
2018 South Suburban 7th Annual Art on Loan Program
6631 S. University Blvd.
Centennial, CO 80121

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 2/9/18
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3

Proposals are requested from artists for the 2018 Art-on-Loan Program administered by the South Suburban Public Art Committee (SSPAC), a 9-member committee appointed by the South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) Board of Directors. The program is a year-long outdoor exhibit designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride, and enhance the visitor experience around the popular Goodson Recreation Center and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center (HG). Additional information about SSPRD and SSPAC can be accessed at and about Hudson Gardens at

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE:    February 9, 2018
TOTAL ART BUDGET:       $500 Exhibitor’s Honorarium for each sculpture displayed (W9 required from artist)
2 EXHIBITION AREAS:      Goodson Recreation Center 6315 South University Boulevard, Centennial, CO 80121 
                                            And The Hudson Gardens and Event Center 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120

APPLICATIONS:   Each application should contain only ONE (1) artwork, along with 2-3 images of only your proposed artwork (no images of other your artworks, please). Artists may submit up to 3 different applications for consideration.  To enter additional artworks, submit the first application, then return to "Apply to Calls" and choose APPLY AGAIN TO THIS CALL.

This project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience and reputation for completing such a project.

SSPAC seeks applications for sculptures to be placed outdoors at Goodson Recreation Center and The Hudson Gardens & Event Center. The priority site for placement is Goodson Recreation Center, and provided sufficient quality applications are received, the program will be expanded to The Hudson Gardens and Event Center. Please see attached maps.

Goodson is visited annually by 400,000 people of all ages. It offers fitness facilities, a swimming pool, dance classes, a licensed preschool, gymnasium, gymnastic arena, racquetball courts, cultural arts classrooms and meeting rooms. The site is located adjacent to the High Line Canal Trail, a popular regional trail and deKoevend Park. Many trail users utilize Goodson Recreation Center as a trailhead or rest stop.

At Goodson, the sculptures will be displayed on the three existing concrete pads available (36” in diameter), which are located near the main entrance to the center. Each pad has an embedded steel plate (24” x 24” x 1/2”) for the artwork to be welded in place. Sculptures must be of a size to fit on the provided concrete pads, and cannot exceed 4,000 pounds in overall weight.

Over 130,000 people of all ages visit Hudson Gardens year-round for the popular outdoor concerts, walking areas, garden tours, weddings, holiday light show, and other events. The site is located adjacent to the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and South Platte River.  At Hudson Gardens, three outdoor display pads will be constructed prior to the exhibit period. There is no size restriction for sculptures at Hudson Gardens, but the overall weight cannot exceed 4,000 pounds.

Proposed sculptures must be appropriate for outdoor public display at a public facility and of high artistic quality. Sculptures must be an original work of the selected artist, durable, non-breakable, relatively maintenance-free, meet or exceed standard for public safety and structural integrity, and composed of parts not easily damaged by weather or vandalism.

Sculptures must be loaned to SSPRD and HG for a one-year exhibition period. The piece of artwork must be available for sale, and if sold, must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition period.

The artist will transport the artwork to and from Goodson Recreation Center and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center on a date and time agreed upon by SSPRD.  If required for proper display, the artist will supply an appropriate pedestal for the artwork.  If necessary, the artist will make modifications to the artwork and/or pedestal so that it can be mounted by welding to a steel plate embedded in a concrete pad or other stable foundation. The artist will be responsible for all sales transactions, payment of applicable taxes, and payment of a 20% commission to SSPRD should the artwork be sold as a result of this exhibit. Artists are required to submit a W9 to before receiving their $500 honorarium.

SSPRD will assist the artist in offloading the artwork at Goodson Recreation Center and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center on a date and time agreed upon by the artist. SSPRD will provide and operate a piece of equipment to lift and move the artwork from the artist’s transportation to the SSPRD provided pad. Under the artist’s direction, SSPRD will provide equipment and an operator to weld the artwork to the SSPRD provided pad. SSPRD will assist the artist in a similar manner at the time of de-installation. SSPRD will supply a durable and aesthetically pleasing sign on the concrete pad identifying title, artist, artist’s contact information, and price of work. SSPRD or Hudson Gardens, depending on installation location, will insure the artist’s owned work during the exhibition period.

The SSPAC, with the support of non-voting SSPRD staff, will select the artwork to recommend to the South Suburban Park and Recreation District Board of Directors for final approval.

Proposed:  2018 Art on Loan SCHEDULE
Deadline for submittal:                    Friday, February 9, 2018
Finalists notified
:                             Week of March 19, 2018
Documentation to finalists:              By Friday,
April 6, 2018
Art installation:                                Week of June 4, 2018, time and date to be negotiated with artists
Artist’s reception:                            July or August 2018, TBD
Art de-installation:                           June 2019, date and time TBD

South Suburban Park and Recreation District and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center reserves the right to reject any or all applications, proposals, applicants, or projects, and to modify or terminate the application process or the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.

By applying for this Art-on-Loan Program, artist agrees to the terms and conditions set forth by South Suburban Park and Recreation District.

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