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Art Around the Clock Outdoor Public Art Gallery
411 SW 9th ST
Redmond, Oregon 97756

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Oregon
Event Dates: 10/8/19 - 1/10/19
Entry Deadline: 1/10/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

The City of Redmond has been supporting a public art program since 2006, with the successful procurement of numerous pieces of public art assessed at approximately $865,300.  

In 2011, the City of Redmond initiated an Outdoor Public Art Gallery program, Art Around the Clock "art on loan" program.  The first round of sculptures were installed in July 2011 and were extremely well-received by the community, resulting in the purchase of a People’s Choice sculpture.  Marketing is provided through the City of Redmond, Redmond Chamber of Commerce, and local media outlets, as well as promotional material and collateral provided by the City of Redmond. Art pieces will on loan for 2 years, 2019 - 2021. Selected artists will receive an honorium of $750. RCAPP will have a budget of $9000 to purchase the "People's Choice" winner. 

The objectives of the Art Around the Clock program is to continue to build a permanent art collection for the City of Redmond while providing an opportunity for artists to market their art.  Additionally, the program is intended to create a sense of identity, place and culture for the community of Redmond and provide an opportunity for the community to interact with artists and public art.   

Concrete pedestals to support the Art Around the Clock have been designed and installed throughout Redmond and include the pedestrian friendly downtown core. 


Entrants may be individuals or artist teams. 


A Selection Committee comprised of RCAPP members and city staff will evaluate all proposals based on overall strength of design concept. 

From this process, pieces will be selected for the program’s 6th installation. 


The following listed criteria will be used in the evaluation of the proposals.  Evaluation criteria will be weighted as described.

1.)  Overall strength of design concept –75 Points

·         Appropriateness of the artwork to the program in terms of scale, form, context, and materials.

·         Appropriateness of design solution for the climate and outdoor site.

·         Appropriateness of materials selected.

·         Feasibility and ease of installation.

2.)  Sustainability and durability of the design – 25 Points

·         Dependability of artwork relative to theft, vandalism, and the environment.

·         Ease of maintenance and safety.

Design, construct and transport public art piece(s) to the City of Redmond for installation on a specific date.  Artist must be on site for installation.


The selected artist or artist team will bear the entire risk of loss or damage to the work during design, fabrication, packing, shipping and installation.  When the work is completely installed and formally accepted by the City of Redmond then the City of Redmond assumes the risk of loss.

The artist or artist team will also agree to warranty the material and workmanship of the commissioned work for a period of two years after the date of acceptance by the City of Redmond.

The selected artist or artist team will provide and maintain and require all subcontractors to provide and maintain insurance to cover claims for damages for personal injury, bodily injury and property damage.  The coverage will provide protection for all operations by the artist and/or artist teams or any subcontractor, or by anyone directly or indirectly employed by either of them.


These dates are subject to change

            RFP Published and Distributed                                         October 8, 2018

            Responses Due                                                                     January 10, 2019

            Finalist Notification                                                             January 17, 2019

            Installation                                                                            May and June 2019 


All artists and/or artist teams responding to the RFP must submit complete responses to the information requested in this section.  Applicants shall present information in a clear and concise manner with the applicant’s name, phone number and email address on each page of the proposal.  If applying as a team, identify one member who will serve as the primary contact and include that person’s contact information on each page unless applying through Cafe Artist.

Submissions must include the following information if mailing proposal:

1.)  Statement of Qualifications:  Biographical information, including previous experience, for all team members (limit one page per team member).  This should include the name and contact information of all person(s) who will be responsible for the completion of the project with a description of each person’s experience in performing the type of services being requested.  Include up to 3 images of previous work, or related projects, accompanied by a brief description of each project.

2.)  Representation of Previous Experience:  A total of at least three examples are required.

3.)  Proposed Art Piece: 

Incomplete Piece: A drawing or sketch of your concept.  Include dimensions and material that will be used for the piece.  Please provide at least two different perspectives of the piece.

Provide Progress Updates: Provide progress updates of incomplete piece. Provide digital images if significant changes are made from the concept sketch during the construction phase.

Completed Piece: Include clear photographs of the completed art piece at least 30 days before installation date for final review and acceptance by RCAPP. Include dimensions and material used for the piece, including maintenance and durability. 

4.)  Statement of Interest: Statement indicating why you are interested in Art Around the Clock.

5.)  Narrative/Description of Piece: Provide a written statement of where your inspiration came from for this piece and what this piece means to you.

6.)  Provide Marketing Language:  Provide marketing language and a photograph of the piece for marketing material to be produced and distributed by the City of Redmond. 

SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS if mailing submittal:

Provide three hard copies of your proposal and one electronic version in PDF format.  All proposals should be submitted in an envelope clearly marked “Art Around the Clock Proposal – City of Redmond”.  All CD’s must be labeled with the applicant’s name and “Art Around the Clock Proposal – City of Redmond”.  All images must be in JPEG format.  Incomplete submittals will be denied.


Proposals are due by 5:00 PM, January 10, 2019 to:

Kelly Morse,
City Recorder,
City of Redmond
411 SW 9th Street
Redmond, OR  97756

Please contact Jackie Abslag at the address provided above or at 541-923-7763,

The City of Redmond reserves the right to cancel or modify the terms of this RFP and/or the project at any time and for any reason preceding contract award and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted pursuant to this request for proposals.  The City of Redmond will provide respondents written notice of any cancellation and/or modification.  Furthermore, the City shall have the right to waive any informality or technicality in proposals received when in the best interest of the City.  The City of Redmond will retain all rights to the final product and the right to use images of the work.

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