Call Detail
2020/2021 Brighton Eye 4 Art Sculpture-on-Loan Program

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 1/20/20
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 8

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 8
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 8
Instructions for artists submitting up to eight separate sculptures:
IMPORTANT: Each application represents ONE artwork, with 1 to 5 images of that individual artwork. If you are submitting additional artwork, check out and submit the first application, then return to "Apply to Calls" and choose "APPLY AGAIN TO THIS CALL."  Repeat the process for up to 8 applications.

The application is due by midnight on January 20, 2020.
  • Sculptures submitted for consideration must be available for delivery and installation by or before May 1, 2020 and remain on display until April  30, 2021.
  • The artist is responsible for the transport and installation of his/her work. The artist must provide tools and equipment needed for installation.
  • Sculptures will be installed outside and exposed to the elements, including harsh sun, high winds, wide fluctuations in temperatures, and moisture.
  • Sculptures should be safe for interaction with the public, especially children. 
  • Maximum weight: 1,000 pounds
  • Fragile, vulnerable or inappropriate work will not be considered.
  • Recommended height minimum: 4 feet tall. Visual presence is essential.
  • Sculptures will be viewed from all angles and must be sized to allow for installation and proper proportion on the existing pads and pedestals.  
  • Open Theme call

Five pieces will be selected for installation at Carmichael Park located within the community. 

  • Carmichael Park - 650 E Southern Street, Brighton Colorado.  (Map attached)
  • Pedestal style:  Black powder-coated steel 
  • Pedestal size: 36 inches high and 36 inches square
  • One 12 inch high and 36 inch square black powder-coated steel pedestal will be available upon request of one artist selected.
  • Pedestals sit on a concrete footing.
  • Raw steel plates allow for bolt installation. 
  • Sculpture weight: 1,000-pounds maximum
  • The plinth is metal, and ideally, we are looking for a way to adapt all sculptures to a single ½ inch stud that can be bolted down from the inside. A single ½ inch threaded bolt coming out of the base of the sculpture is best. for our use with a forklift and straps that will be used to raise and lower them into place.
  • Sculpture height: minimum of 4 feet
  • Sculpture width: base must fit on a 36-inch square
  • Type: Various
  • Maximum weight not to exceed 1,000 pounds.
  • Placement will be made in coordination with the Brighton Parks Department.

The artist honorarium is $500 for each sculpture selected for display.  The Eye 4 Art Program will retain a 20% commission on sculptures sold to support the outdoor public art program. 

A plaque will be provided for each piece which lists the artist, materials, price and contact information for purchasing the sculpture. 

A $1,000 cash award will be awarded to the artist chosen as “People's Choice.” by Brighton citizens.

Although the purchase of an Art-on-Loan sculpture is not guaranteed, the Eye 4 Art Committee is committed to expanding Brighton’s permanent collection. The Sculpture-on-Loan program is used as a resource for potential purchases.  Eight sculptures from the Eye 4 Art Program have been purchased to date.  Current Installations include the grounds in front of City Hall, inside the Atrium at City Hall, Historic Bromley/Hishinuma Farms, and Observatory Park.  Two 2019 acquisitions will be installed at citizen recommended locations in 2020.

The artist is responsible for the transport and installation of his/her work at the designated site between April 25, 2020 and May 1, 2020, to display the sculpture until April 30, 2021 and to de-install soon thereafter. Installation and de-installation are coordinated through the City of Brighton Eye 4 Art Program in cooperation with the Brighton Parks Department.  The artist must provide tools and equipment needed for installation and dismounts.

By submitting a proposal, the artist agrees to the terms of acceptance in the 2020-2021 Art-on-Loan Project.

The application is due by midnight on January 20, 2020.  Artists will be selected on Feb 3, 2020 and notified by the following week. The application is available at CaFÉ.

This Sculpture-on-Loan Project is part of the Art-on-Loan program coordinated by the City of Brighton Eye 4 Art (E4A) Committee and the Public Art Committee. The program is supported by the Brighton City Council since 2011. Through this program artists receive increased public exposure and the opportunity to sell their works. The community has embraced the “sense of place” and community pride that the program has provided for the people who live, work and visit the City of Brighton. 

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