Call Detail
Art in the Park – Mural Program



Contact Email: aaron.smith@loganutah.org
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Utah
Entry Deadline: 11/19/21
Application Closed
Budget: $10,000

REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10

Project Overview - Logan City is seeking submissions from artists/artist teams to create site specific murals in two local parks, Merlin Olsen Park (Site 1) and the Soccer Park Complex (Site 2). The Art in the Park program is designed to meet the goals of the newly adopted Logan City Public Arts Master Plan (Master Plan link), which identifies as a core value a diverse and accessible art program. The Art in the Park program targets parks in in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in Logan and seeks to commission art that will activate the park space and connect with the activities and communities that utilize the space.

Pre-selected surfaces and locations have been identified for each site (view site details link for additional information). Logan City hopes to select at least one project for each site. Formats that may be considered for the murals include painting, mosaic, collage, mixed media, and augmented reality. Other formats will be considered.

Budget - The total contract amount for all applicable expenses, which includes all fees for consulting with the project team, the design, execution, transportation and travel, site preparation, and installation of the artwork selected shall not exceed $10,000.

Selection Process - The selection committee consists of members of the Logan City Public Art Advisory Board (PAAB), and other members as established by the PAAB. The committee will review application materials and select a short list of semi-finalists who will be invited to send or present a full proposal to the committee. Reference Application Material section for application requirements.

The selection committee is not responsible for lost or delayed applications. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any or all entries at any time in the review and selection process or to re-release the call for entries. The Logan City Mayor and Municipal Council give final project approval. Review and comment may involve public participation, potentially including social media participation. Multiple projects may be selected.

Selection Criteria - Artists/artist teams will be selected based on artistic excellence and demonstration of skill and quality craftsmanship conveyed in examples of past work, resume, and the strength and originality of concept conveyed in the Vision Statement and Design Proposal.

Contract - Upon selection and final design approval, the artist/artist team must complete a contract with the City of Logan. All finished work must be faithful to the drawings, design, and concept as approved by Logan City.

Application Materials to be Submitted

Preliminary Selection

  1. A Vision Statement that describes the artist’s interest in and ideas for the project. The Vision Statement should identify which site and location the artist is interested in. (Maximum 2000 characters)
  2. Description and digital images of similar public art projects (if available). No more than 10 images.
  3. Current resume outlining professional accomplishments as an artist. Team resumes can either be 2 pages for the team or one page per team member and should outline each participating artist’s proposed role. Please do not include images on resume.
  4. Three (3) References: Names, professional titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references who can speak to the artists’ experience and past public art projects.

Final Selection – Design Proposal (Not required for initial application - To be submitted after Preliminary Selection)

  1. Project Proposal (concept, site, materials, scale/dimension, etc.).
  2. Timeline
  3. Budget
  4. One to Four images or renderings of proposed work.

Eligibility - This call is open to all artists, but preference will be given to artists/artist teams including regional artists residing within 500 miles of Logan. Artists/artist team members must be at least 18 years of age, and legally residing and authorized to work in the United States.

Preference will be given to artists/artist teams that include Latinx members for proposals for the Soccer Park Complex (Site 2).

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