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2021 Art on Loan - South Suburban Parks and Recreation
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Entry Deadline: 3/8/21
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado

The 2021 Art-on-Loan Program administered by the South Suburban Public Art Committee (SSPAC), a committee appointed by the South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) Board of Directors, is accepting proposals to promote and highlight local and Colorado artists and their work. The program is a year-long outdoor exhibit designed to promote public interest in art, develop community pride, and enhance the visitor experience around the Goodson Recreation Center (Centennial) and The Hudson Gardens & Events Center (Littleton). Additional information about SSPRD and SSPAC can be accessed at and about The Hudson Gardens at 

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE:    Monday, March 8, 2021

A $500 Exhibitor’s Honorarium is provided to each artist after the artwork is installed in June 2021.  In order to receive the honorarium,
 the artists must provide SSPAC with the signed Art on Loan Agreement and their current W9.

2 EXHIBITION AREAS: Goodson Recreation Center:  6315 South University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121 OR The Hudson Gardens and Event Center: 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120

APPLICATIONS:  Each artist’s application represents ONE artwork, and should include three different images of the same work. (Artists can submit up to three different pieces of art for consideration, one per application). To present different works of art to the committee, please re-submit the first application, then return to "Apply to Calls" and choose APPLY AGAIN to this call – up to only two more times.

To avoid having to enter all application questions three separate times (if submitting three different works of art), we suggest copying the application form into a Word Document and save your answers. You can then copy and paste your answers for each new application without losing information.


The project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience, and reputation for completing such a project.

SSPAC seeks applications for up to three (3) sculptures to be placed outdoors at Goodson Recreation Center and up to two (2) at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center. Please see attached maps.

Goodson is visited annually by over 400,000 people of all ages. It offers fitness facilities, a swimming pool, dance classes, a licensed preschool, gymnasium, gymnastics arena, racquetball courts, cultural arts classrooms, and meeting rooms. The site is located adjacent to the High Line Canal Trail, a popular regional trail, and deKoevend Park. Many trail users utilize Goodson Recreation Center as a trailhead or rest stop.

At Goodson, the sculptures will be displayed on the three existing concrete pads available (36” in diameter and approximately 18” in height), which are located near the main entrance to the center. Each pad has an embedded steel plate (24” x 24” x 1/2”) for the artwork to be welded in place. Sculptures must be of a size to fit on the provided concrete pads, and cannot exceed 4,000 pounds in overall weight.

In a normal year, over 130,000 people of all ages visit Hudson Gardens year-round for the popular outdoor concerts, walking areas, garden tours, weddings, a holiday light show, and other events. The site is located adjacent to the Mary Carter Greenway Trail and South Platte River.  At Hudson Gardens, two outdoor display pedestals will be constructed before the exhibit period. There is no size restriction for sculptures at Hudson Gardens, but the overall weight cannot exceed 4,000 pounds.

Proposed sculptures must be appropriate for outdoor public display at a public facility and of high artistic quality. Sculptures must be an original work of the selected artist, durable, non-breakable, relatively maintenance-free, meet or exceed standards for public safety and structural integrity, and composed of parts not easily damaged by weather or vandalism.

Sculptures will be loaned to SSPRD or Hudson Gardens for a one-year exhibition period. The piece of artwork must be available for sale, and if sold, must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition period.

The artist will transport the artwork to and from Goodson or Hudson Gardens on a date and time agreed upon by SSPRD.  If required for proper display, the artist will supply an appropriate pedestal for the artwork.  If necessary, the artist will make modifications to the artwork and pedestal so that it can be mounted by welding to a steel plate embedded in a concrete pad or other stable foundation. The artist will be responsible for all sales transactions, payment of applicable taxes, and payment of a 20% commission to SSPRD should the artwork be sold as a result of this exhibit. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work.

SSPRD will assist the artist in offloading of the artwork at Goodson or Hudson Gardens on a date and time agreed upon by the artist. SSPRD may provide and operate a piece of equipment to lift and move the artwork from the artist’s vehicle or trailer to the SSPRD provided pad. Under the artist’s direction, SSPRD will provide equipment and an operator to weld the artwork to the SSPRD provided pad. SSPRD will similarly assist the artist at the time of de-installation. SSPRD will supply a durable plaque adhered to the concrete pad identifying the title, artist, artist’s contact information, and price of work.

The SSPAC, with the support of SSPRD staff, will select the artwork to recommend to the South Suburban Park and Recreation District Board of Directors for final approval.

Deadline for submittal:                   Monday, March 8, 2021
Finalists Presentations to PAC:     Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Recommendations for approval to
SSPR Board of Directors:               April 2021
Finalists notified:                             After Board approval
Documentation to finalists by:         After Board approval
Art installation:                                Early June 2021, exact time and date negotiated with the artist
Art dedication:                                 June or July 2021, TBD
Art de-installation:                           June 2022, exact time and date negotiated with the artist


Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria