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Harlow Park Art, Littleton, Colorado - South Suburban Park and Recreation District



Contact Email: mbraaten@ssprd.org
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 1/14/22
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Budget: $25,000.00

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

The South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee (PAC)  requests proposals for permanent artwork to be placed at South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s (SSPRD) Harlow Park, a  heavily used and recently renovated, large  community park located at 5151 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123.  The park amenities include a Public Pool (open during the summers), playground, tennis courts, ball fields and multiuse athletic fields, basketball court, restroom, shelter and parking lot.  The park is bordered by Lowell Boulevard to the east, Belleview Avenue to the north and residential neighborhood streets on the west and south of the park.

The proposed location for the artwork is within the grass and trees of South Lowell Boulevard between the southernmost parking lot entrance and the corner of South Lowell Boulevard and West Latonka Road.  Please see the map provided.   

PROJECT CRITERIA

The proposed art 1) should be appropriate for the surrounding family focused uses; 2) should be an integral part of the site in theme, materials, and scale; 3) should be unique, and be thoughtfully integrated into the existing environment; 4) must meet or exceed standards for structural integrity and durability; 5) must be weather, vandal, and graffiti resistant; 6) and must meet or exceed standards for public safety.   Although not a requirement, the PAC encourages proposals to engage youth artists of the District in the development of any submissions.  Submissions may include existing artist-owned work if appropriate for the site.  SSPRD will provide reasonable care with regard to security and maintenance.  The artwork’s dimensions and design are to be at the artist’s discretion.  It is recommended that artists visit the site prior to submitting a proposal.

BUDGET

Up to $25,000 is available for all expenses related to this commission including artist fees, materials, fabrication, finishes, underground foundation, engineering, insurance, shipping, travel, installation, documentation, and all other associated expenses.  The final artist selected must provide a Certificate of Insurance that will be in effect during delivery and installation. It is possible SSPRD staff could assist the artist with the physical installation, but this will need to be discussed and negotiated with the artist and will depend on the extent to which SSPRD has the necessary capabilities. SSPRD reserves the right to request that the artist, at no additional cost, submit installation plans stamped by a Colorado licensed engineer.

ELIGIBILITY

This project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience and reputation for completing such a project. Commissioned or artist-owned work, if appropriate, will be considered.  The selected artwork may not be duplicated within 200 miles of the site.

SELECTION PROCESS

Artwork will be selected by the nine (9)-member South Suburban Public Art Committee, a group of citizen volunteers with diverse interests in public art appointed by the Board of Directors.  Three non-voting SSPRD employees act as advisors to the Committee.  Final approval is by the SSPRD Board of Directors.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Strong visual presence
  • Creativity of approach
  • Appropriateness of the proposed artwork to the site
  • Aesthetic quality
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Resistant to weather, vandalism and graffiti
  • Materials, construction and durability
  • Public safety
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting
  • References from artist’s clients
  • Probability of successful completion of the project as determined by the SSPAC

FINALISTS

Finalists will be chosen to present design concepts that best convey their ideas. Finalists will be asked to present their ideas to the committee during an interview process and will be paid a $100 proposal fee.  In order to evaluate final concepts properly, the format should be a color rendering and/or maquette.  A detail budget breakdown for the project is required.  The selected artist will enter into a contract with SSPRD which includes a 1/3-1/3-1/3 payment plan for the anticipated schedule of the project.

SCHEDULE

Deadline for receipt of initial submittal:January 14, 2022
Committee meets to select finalists:January 25, 2022
Finalists notified:February 1, 2022
Non-finalists notified by email:February 2, 2022
Finalists present proposals to committee: February 22, 2022
Execute artist’s contract:March 2022
Art Installation: To be negotiated with artist based on the scope of work
Completion:No later than August 2022

SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT

SSPRD is a special district serving over 160,000 residents in the cities of  Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan, Centennial west of I-25 and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties.  Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space and by providing recreational services and programs.  For more detailed information, please visit our website at ssprd.org  

The proposed art 1) should be appropriate for the surrounding family focused uses; 2) should be an integral part of the site in theme, materials, and scale; 4) should be unique, and be thoughtfully integrated into the existing environment; 5) must meet or exceed standards for structural integrity and durability; 6) must be weather, vandal, and graffiti resistant; 7) and must meet or exceed standards for public safety.  Submissions may include existing artist-owned work, if appropriate, for the site.  SSPRD will provide reasonable care with regard to security and maintenance.  The artwork’s dimensions and design are to be at the artist’s discretion.  It is recommended that artists visit the site prior to submitting a proposal.

This project is open to all artists residing in Colorado who have the background, experience and reputation for completing such a project. Commissioned or artist-owned work, if appropriate, will be considered.  The selected artwork may not be duplicated within 200 miles of the site.

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