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Prospectus #250 Bureau of Geology

Entry Deadline: 7/23/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

AIPP Mission Statement
The Art in Public Places program enriches New Mexico’s public spaces through an innovative and diverse public art collection.
Since its inception in 1986, the program has placed more than 3,000 works of art in all of New Mexico’s 33 counties. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of the arts in New Mexico, the Southwest, and the nation while building a dynamic public art collection for the State of New Mexico.
Through a fair and open public process, the committee is made up of local representatives and work with New Mexico Arts staff to select artwork for their communities.
Project Intent
The objective of the Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources Purchase Initiative is to curate the Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources in Socorro with artwork that thematically and conceptually reflects the work done at the Bureau of Geology. All media in all genres, suitable for both interior and exterior display, will be considered for purchase. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low-maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
Please throughly read the following information for full details on how to properly submit artwork.
The project is open to artists who reside in and galleries that are located in New Mexico. Galleries may submit qualifications on behalf of any artist represented by the gallery, regardless of the artist’s residency.
Site Information
Artwork will be purchased for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources. The facility encompasses a broad range of use including, but not limited to, research, mapping geologic infrastructure, geological data, mineral and energy resources, and geohydrology, etc. It also provides public education and outreach through college teaching and advising, a Mineral Museum, and teacher- and student-training programs.
Project Amount
$1,000 - $20,000, all-inclusive.
Purchase contracts will be limited to a $1,000 minimum for each piece.

Upon submission, the price of the artwork is all-inclusive of the following: materials, labor, insurance, taxes, commissions, fees, delivery, all installation costs- travel, museum quality framing under Plexiglas, security-hangers, pedestal/base for small and large 3-dimensional works, Plexiglas bonnet for small 3-dimensional works, project plaque, as well as written and professional photographic documentation of the artwork. Account cost of travel to Socorro, NM.  The price of large exterior 3-dimensional work should include site preparation and foundation.​

 Museum quality framing, installation and project plaques must adhere to AIPP guidelines.

Please remember to price the work accordingly!

 Selection Process and Criteria
A Selection Committee from the Bureau of Geology will select artwork based on the following criteria. All New Mexico Arts public art projects are fair and open competitions; therefore not all applicants who apply will be included in the final pool of artwork the Selection Committee. Artwork included in the final pool is not a guarantee of sale.
Artwork submitted for consideration does not need to be removed from other sale opportunities. However, if a submitted piece is sold through another venue, the artist or artist’s representative is required to notify New Mexico Arts immediately so the work can be removed from the final pool prior to selection meeting.
Artwork installed at the site must be the same piece selected for purchase by the Selection Committee. Substitutions and/or price fluctuations will not be allowed after the submission deadline.
Artists/galleries whose work is selected for purchase will be required to enter into a purchase contract with the State of New Mexico. A sample purchase contract is available on New Mexico Arts website.
Payment will be made upon completion of the terms of the purchase contract and a site visit has been conducted by an Art in Public Places staff person to verify that contract requirements have been met and that a project plaque was provided.
The selection criteria shall include, but is not limited to:
  • The professional qualifications of the artist as evidenced by the supporting materials.
  • Ability to create art of unique vision and of the highest caliber.
  • A developed and consistent style.
  • Artistic merit and superior caliber craftsmanship as evidenced by the images.
  • The final pool of artwork will reflect the work done at the Bureau of Geology.
Submission Requirements
Please read the following information carefully as incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted. Supplemental information beyond what is requested will not be reviewed by the Selection Committes. Failure to provide any of the published requirements will result in disqualification from the competition. All materials must be submitted according to the specifications outlined on CaFÉ. Please note that only one application per artist will be considered. Galleries are able to create multiple accounts for various artist they represent. 

Artist's statement that provides an introduction to your art, the medium, and an explanation of your techniques. You might discuss your conceptual approach and inspiration; the statement should be used as a marketing tool relevant to the artwork being considered. There is a 2000 character limit, including spaces.

Current resume or curriculum vitae demonstrating relevant employment, exhibition record, fellowships, grants, publications, public and privately funded commissions, residencies, etc. Please note that a biography or an autobiography will not fulfill the requirement of a current resume.

Up to Three images of previously completed work that is currently available for purchase rainging from $1,000- $20,000. Complete image citations shall include the title, media, dimensions, price, year of completion, description and if applicable, edition size and print/casting number.

Diptychs and Triptychs are elgible for purchase. 

Please review and follow the Image Preparation page on CaFÉ when formatting your images. Tutorials can be downloaded using the links near the bottom of the page.
Project Timeline
July 10th, 2018.............................................................................Project announced
July 23rd, 2018.............................................................................Deadline for submission
July 24th, 2018..............................................................................Notification of finalists
August, 2018 ................................................................................Notification of purchases
October 2018 - October 2019.......................................................Artwork installed

Artwork must be ADA Compliant. For more rescources of ADA and Accessibility click here.

Non Discrimination Policy

 New Mexico Arts shall not discriminate: 1) On the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.); 2) On the grounds of disability, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") (42 U.S.C. 12101-12213). The ADA's requirements apply regardless of whether you receive federal funds; 3) On the basis of age, in accordance with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.); 4) On the basis of sex, in any education program or activity, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.).

New Mexico Pay Equity Initiative
Effective July 1, 2010, businesses seeking new contracts with any Executive Branch state agency will be required to comply with the requirements of Executive Order 2009-049, to aid in identifying and combating pay inequity and job segregation in the State of New Mexico, as a condition of being awarded a contract.
For all contracts solicited on or after July 1, 2010 and before October 1, 2010: If the offeror has ten (10) or more employees OR eight (8) or more employees in the same job classification, offeror must agree to complete and submit the required reporting form (PE10-249 or PE250, depending on their size at the time) within thirty (30) calendar days of contract award.
For contracts that extend beyond one (1) calendar year, or are extended beyond one (1) calendar year, offeror must also agree to complete and submit the required reporting form annually within thirty (30) calendar days of the annual contract anniversary date and, if more than 180 calendar days has elapsed since submittal of the last report, at the completion of the contract.
Should offeror not meet the size requirement for reporting at contract award but subsequently grows such that they meet or exceed the size requirement for reporting, offer must agree to provide the required report within ninety (90) calendar days of meeting or exceeding the size requirement.
Offeror must also agree to levy these reporting requirements on any subcontractor(s) performing more than 10% of the dollar value of this contract if said subcontractor(s) meets, or grows to meet, the stated employee size thresholds during the term of the contract. Offeror must further agree that, should one or more subcontractor not meet the size requirement for reporting at contract award but subsequently grows such that they meet or exceed the size requirement for reporting, offeror will submit the required report, for each such subcontractor, within ninety (90) calendar days of that subcontractor meeting or exceeding the size requirement.
Questions/Follow Up
Questions regarding the project should be directed to:

Naomi Gibbons
Public Art Project Coordinator | New Mexico Arts
Department of Cultural Affairs
407 Galisteo St, Suite 270 | Santa Fe, NM 87501
phone 505.827.6490 | toll-free 800.879.4278
fax 505.827.6043

Deadline for Submission: 11:59pm (Mountain Time), July 23th, 2018
Legal Agreement:
All New Mexico Arts public art projects are fair and open competitions pursuant to section 13-4A-8 (1997 Repl.) of the Art in Public Places Act (Section 13-4A-1 through 11, NMSA 1978).
It is unlawful for artists to solicit opinions or viewings from individual members of the Submission Review or Regional Buying Committees prior to set committee reviews and will result in disqualification from the competition. New Mexico Arts reserves the right to refuse submissions, to refuse any finalist, to waive formal procedures, or to withhold the award of a purchase or commission should it be determined that submissions are not acceptable. Application to this project constitutes agreement to abide by all applicable AIPP program guidelines.
The artist or artist's representative certifies that the information contained in the submission, including all supporting documents is true and correct to the best of his or her knowledge.  Any fraudulent statement made in the submission will result in disqualification.