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Kearns Library Public Art

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Entry Deadline: 10/31/18
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Utah

DEADLINE:   October 31, 2018 at 11:59p.m. Mountain Time Zone

PROSPECTUS: The County plans to contract with an artist or artist team to create unique artworks that will be installed at the new Kearns Library. The artist or artist team selected for this project should have some experience working with community members in the design development process as well as fabrication.

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LOCATION/CONTEXT: 5350 South 4220 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.

GOALS:  The artwork selected for this project should address one or more of the following goals:

 §  Artist must be willing to work with the community in the design development process as well as fabrication.
§  Continuity in the exterior and interior artworks.
§  Reflect the spirit of the diverse community of Kearns.
§  Reflect the history of Kearns (Camp Kearns).
§  Fit in scale to the project site.
§  Be aesthetically compatible with the buildings architecture.
§  Be a quality work of art.
§  The work must be able to hold up and be easily maintained in a public setting.

It is the intent of the County to enter into a contract with an artist or artist team for this site to assure the project requirements are met, to assure the best value for the project, to assure the project budget is not exceeded, to expedite the project to completion and to encourage a unified approach by all members of the project team.

MEDIA/STYLE/SIZE: Exterior & Interior artworks

BUDGET: Up to $117,000

PROCESS: 2-Stage Process. The Selection Process is designed in two phases.  For the first phase, artists are requested to submit a letter of interest including a brief written statement about how they would approach the project, up to ten images of relevant work, and biographical information. For the second phase finalists will be invited, with expense compensation, to travel to Salt Lake City to meet with the Selection Committee. They will have an opportunity to ask more detailed questions of the committee and will be asked their initial observations and response to the site.

Eligibility: Open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams, based in Utah.  Interested artists must demonstrate a proficiency in executing work of similar scope and scale.