Applications are currently being accepted for the following projects
Downtown Event Power Cabinet
Request for Qualifications Sought - Application Deadline October 17
The City of Loveland seeks an artist/artist team to design, fabricate and install artwork for a new downtown electrical panel that will support local special events. The artwork design will pay homage to the history of the electrical linemen who have been instrumental in bringing electricity to Loveland for 93 years. The Power Department will provide images and necessary pertinent historical information to the artist. Artists applying for this project must have experience in working with metal (or similar substrate) that can be installed upon the 66” x 66” panel that will support the electrical components. The submission deadline is Tuesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm. More information....
The Foundry Parking Garage
Request for Qualifications Sought - Application Deadline October 19
The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for artists working in two-dimensional media to design and create artworks for The Foundry parking garage in downtown Loveland. The commission has a strong preference for artists working with dynamic and colorful media (painters, multi-media, mosaic artists, etc.). The Foundry is a sweeping redevelopment of nearly three city blocks in southern downtown Loveland which will provide a strong foundation for the revitalization of Loveland’s historic downtown. Public artwork will be prominently featured throughout this development through permanent installations, annual public art projects and temporary installations. Two areas have been identified for public art installations on the City’s public parking structure:
1) Lincoln Avenue: The Lincoln Avenue side of the parking garage is highly visible as it faces Highway 287, the main highway through downtown Loveland. The art installation will be supported upon a concrete wall measuring 30’ x 54’.
2) Second Street: Second Street side will be the main entrance into the parking structure and will face an adjacent hotel. This location measures approximately 108’ wide x 44’ tall. All or part of this surface could be used for public artwork.
A maximum of $150,000 has been allocated for The Foundry parking garage. This budget includes all design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, installation, equipment, travel, contingency and incidental costs. The City of Loveland reserves the right to withdraw from the project prior to such time as a contract is formally entered into with the artist. Contract provisions will apply subsequent to the agreement to such by both parties. The application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018. (Photos of Artwork Installation Sites)
Project details and the application is available through the CAFÉ website: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5832. This RFQ is requesting only artist qualifications as demonstrated by professional samples of past works. Please DO NOT send proposals as they will not be considered by the Artwork Selection Jury.
Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Memorial
Request for Qualifivations Sought - Application Deadline October 26
The City of Loveland seeks an artist/artist team to design art concepts for the Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park located in the Big Thompson Canyon in Loveland. The park has been closed since September 2013, when a devastating flood scoured away many of the park’s major elements, and will reopen to the public in September 2018. Reconstruction has focused on making the park more resilient to future floods, which has dramatically changed the park’s character from a manicured, urban park with irrigated turf to a foothills mountain park with non-irrigated native grasses.
The intention of this public art project is to create a feature that honors the 50+ memorials that were previously on-site but washed away by the flood. The City is open to an artistic interpretation of a memorial. Deadline for submission is Friday, October 26, 2018. Installation of the memorial artwork is desired by July 2019.
Project details and the application is available through the CAFÉ website: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5628. This RFQ is requesting only artist qualifications as demonstrated by professional samples of past works. Please DO NOT send proposals as they will not be considered by the Artwork Selection Jury.