Call Detail
Art Exposed - Outdoor Rotating Art Gallery
250 Highway 101
Florence, OR 97439


Contact Email: Sarah.Moehrke@ci.florence.or.us
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Oregon
Entry Deadline: 1/26/20
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 20
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Art Exposed - Outdoor Rotating Art Gallery): $25.00
Introduction
The City of Florence is pleased to invite emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit work to the Public Art Committee’s program, Art Exposed, a rotating outdoor art gallery. The artwork will be on display throughout Florence’s Old Town district for a two-year period starting in the Spring of 2020. The Public Art Committee believes that this program generates community pride and connectivity, provides artists a creative outlet with high visibility, and benefits citizens with quality and meaningful public art while encouraging economic development and tourism.

Background
The Public Art Committee of the City of Florence is a dedicated group of volunteers comprised of local artists, business owners and long-term supporters of the arts. The committee, since its inception in 2015, has installed 10 pieces of art, including its most recent installation of a large-scale mural at the gateway entrance to Florence from Highway 126.

Art Exposed is a rotating art gallery located along Bay Street, in the heart of Old Town. Currently, the program has four pieces that are on display, which are due to be replaced in May 2020. The pieces, while on display, are for sale to locals as well as the estimated 750,000 people that visit Florence annually. It has been one of the most successful programs of the City of Florence’s Public Art Committee, providing members of the local arts community to display their work, as well as international artists. It is meant to enhance the beauty and livability of our community by regularly introducing original outdoor art to create a unique sense of place and enhance community identity. This is the 2nd wave of calls for art for this ongoing project. The Committee has been successful in selling work during the first wave of Art Exposed.

General Project Information
• Five (5) locations for this art have been selected by the Public Art Committee and are in the high visibility/high traffic area of Old Town along Bay Street. Details of the locations are listed in the Location Information section and visuals are included in the downloadable Supplemental Materials document.
• Artists are encouraged to submit work for all locations if they wish
• There is a $25 fee per artist to submit work
• Art displayed in this program must be available for sale to the public. Initial art displayed will be installed for a period of two years
• Each artist will be provided a stipend for the installation of $1,000.00
• The City of Florence will provide bases for the art and may assist with installation
• Artist agrees to transport artwork to Florence and work with the City of Florence in matters regarding the installation of the art piece
• All artwork must be the original design and artwork of the entrant and suitable for viewing by all ages
• All artists must be over the age of 18 to apply.
• Should art be purchased prior to the end of the two-year period, the artist shall be given first opportunity to replace art with a suitable piece to be approved by the Public Art Committee. If the
artist chooses not to replace the work, the space will be made available to a new artist through a new call-to-artists • The City of Florence will collect a 30% commission on any art sold
• Selected artwork is schedule to be installed in May 2020. This time may be adjusted per location/artist depending on situation.
• The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:59pm Mountain Time (9:59pm Pacific Time)

Reasons to Apply & Participate
• Showcase your talent in a high visibility location to community members and visitors
• Work with an art friendly community
• Media attention throughout the region
• Artist recognition
• $1,000 Stipend
• Create aesthetic impact
• Opportunity to sell your art

General Application Process
1. December 10, 2020: Call-to-Artists opens via https://www.callforentry.org/
2. Friday, January 24, 2020: Submittal Deadline
3. Week of January 27, 2020: PAC reviews Submittals:
4. Week of February 10, 2020: Finalists Notified
5. February 24, 2020: Finalists shown to City Council
6. February 24, 2020: Final art pieces chosen by Public Art Committee
7. Week of March 3, 2020: Artists Notified
8. Early May 2020: Art Installed

Eligibility
o All artists, over 18 years old are eligible
o Entries must be the original design and artwork of the entrant and suitable for viewing by all ages, (see design guidelines)

Design Guidelines
• There is no required “theme” and creativity & innovation of design are encouraged
• Artwork must be the original design, artwork of the entrant and suitable for viewing by all ages
• Artist must be 18 years old to be eligible
• Artists must submit images of the specific work they wish to enter. If work in progress, they must submit their final drawings, current images of work and their completion timeline
• Designs must not include any breach of intellectual property, trademarks, brands, business names, corporate or organizational branding or images of drugs
• An area on or near the work will be specified for use in presenting a plaque that indicates the name of the artist and possibly other information (name of the piece, sponsor, etc…)
• Artists may not submit work that has been sold or re-fabricated in any way
• The artwork created may not be used for advertisement or to promote a business, product, or viewpoint
• Artists may submit work on their own or as part of a team
• Artwork can be of any medium, but artists should consider structural and surface soundness and materials that can withstand coastal conditions as well as inherent resistance to theft, vandalism and excessive maintenance and repair costs. Artists should outline in their proposals their history with the material being submitted as well as a suggested maintenance schedule
• Artwork must not exceed 1,000 pounds in total weight, except for the piece in the Rain Garden (Location #2), which cannot exceed 500 pounds. Artwork must include a 36” diameter plate on the bottom with four 1-inch diameter bolt holes to accommodate 3/4 inch bolts on 22 inch spacing to be used to attach to the base provided by the City (see Supplemental Materials Document and diagram on Art Base Information Page)
• There are five (5) distinct locations along Bay Street in Old Town Florence (see Supplemental Materials Document). When submitting, artist must specify the number and the location for which they are submitting. Please note the unique requirements for each location. Artists can submit one (1) entry for each location
• There is a $25.00 entry fee for each artist
• Each work will be evaluated to require that it does not present a hazard to public safety, and must conform to ADA standards
• The art must be for sale and reflect the artist’s current pricing structure
• The artist will be paid a stipend of $1000.00 for a two-year period and the City of Florence will collect a 30% commission on any work sold during that period. A contract will be signed prior to installation
• Accepted work that differs significantly from work represented will be disqualified

Location Information:
Please visit the City of Florence's website for more information on each location, including pictures of the location. 
Location #1 – River Roasters This work will be located approximately 12 feet east of the edge of the short railing adjacent to the River Roasters Coffee Company patio, which would place it just to the left of the existing stump/planter. This is a very high traffic location. To ensure that the work does not interfere with the view of the bridge, this piece can be no more than 4 feet tall and cannot exceed the 36” plate in size at the base. Artwork must include a 36” diameter plate on the bottom to attach to the base provided by the City of Florence (see details in Supplemental Materials Document and diagram on Art Base Information Page).

Location #2 – Rain Garden This work will be located in the middle of the “Rain Garden” between Bay Street and the walkway in the middle of the Center, which contains a bench. A pedestal will be built in the Rain Garden to be the same height as the walkway, so the piece will be installed on that base. This is also a high traffic area
and the work shall be no more than 6 ½ feet tall and three feet wide at its widest point. Artists should strive for a very “open” look to match the surroundings and the view of the bridge. The artwork for this location cannot exceed 500 pounds, and must include a 36” diameter plate on the bottom to attach to the base provided by the City (see details in Supplemental Materials Document and diagram on Art Base Information Page)

Location #3 – East Side of the Interpretive Center This work will be installed directly in the space in front of the trees, but slightly to the left of center to ensure bridge visibility. This piece shall be no more than 7 feet tall and three feet widest its widest point. It must include a 36” diameter plate on the bottom to attach to the base provided by the City (see details in Supplemental Materials Document and diagram on Art Base Information Page).

Location #4 – Gazebo Park This work will be located approximately 8 feet from the western edge of the brickwork and be located just behind the railing, in front of the larger shrubbery. The work can be no more than 7 feet tall and three feet wide at its widest point. It must include a 36” diameter plate on the bottom to attach to the base provided by the City (see details in Supplemental Materials Document and diagram on Art Base Information Page).

Location #5 – Maple Street Park This Sea Lion that currently is in this spot will be moved across to the West side of the Park and the “Art Exposed” piece will be placed where the Sea Lion is now. The work can be no more than 7 feet tall and three feet wide at its widest point. It must include a 36” diameter plate on the bottom to attach to the base provided by the City (see details in Supplemental Materials Document and diagram on Art Base Information Page).

Information Needed for Each Location Submission:
*To maximize space and ability to provide information, PDFs are recommended. Information for EACH piece and location must include:
• Location Number
• Location Description Name
• Short Description of Work
• Title of Work
• Date Created
• Current Price of Work
• Medium
• Height
• Width at Widest Point
• Width at Base
• Weight
• History of use with Materials used
• Recommended Maintenance Procedures & Schedule (including vandalism repair/cleaning)
• Other pertinent information
• An artist statement for use in marketing materials and signage
• Images of work at different angles
• If work is in progress, include your final schematics, project completion timeline and images of work of where it is at in progress. Please also include examples of other similar work, including location, medium and pricing
• Note: Accepted work that differs significantly from work represented will be disqualified (completed or work in progress submissions)

Evaluation Criteria
1. Visual Impact
2. Interpretation & Creativity
3. Composition & Design
4. Craftmanship
5. Design Criteria & Eligibility Guidelines Met

Appendix/Artist Resources
City of Florence Website
City of Florence Public Arts Program
City of Florence Public Arts Committee
Supplimental Materials (More information on Art Exposed locations)
Interpretive Center Information
Gazebo Park (Old Town Park) Information
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