3 Commissions for Denver’s RTD EFR Rail Line Extension
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver, Colorado is the transportation agency for an eight-county area in Colorado serving a population of 2.8 million people. RTD is committed to increasing the number of original commissioned pieces of art throughout its district. RTD is pleased to announce a series of commissioned art opportunities on the FasTracks Southeast (EFR) rail line extension project—which includes Sky Ridge Station, Lone Tree City Center Station, and RidgeGate Station, all of which are currently under construction.
1. The movement, safety and security of pedestrians is a priority.
2. The artwork will be outside and exposed to the elements. It must be able to withstand the constantly changing weather conditions of Colorado which include wide fluctuations in temperature and intense sunlight.
3. Materials used must be durable and require little or no maintenance.
4. Prior approval for use of electricity is needed.
5. Artwork proposed for any location by the tracks must not violate any of the clearance and safety regulations concerning the overhead electrical wires (that power the trains) or impede with any train operations.
Phase one: a small group of finalists will be selected by the Southeast rail extension project art committee, made up of artists, arts professionals, and art commissioners. Finalists will be selected based on their application materials.
Phase two: if selected, artists will then make a site visit and prepare a proposal.
Phase three: finalists will be interviewed by the committee on December 7, 2017.
Sky Ridge Station
Summary: Heading south from Lincoln Station, Sky Ridge is the first station on the Southeast (EFR) Rail extension project to Lone Tree.
The preferred location for artwork at this station is in the center of the plaza.
Summary: This commission is for the windscreen enhancements along the Southeast rail extension.
Windscreen enhancements will be placed at three stations along the extension as a common element. The stations that would be included in this commission are Sky Ridge Station, Lone Tree City Center Station, and RidgeGate Station.
Summary: The City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program is seeking submissions to select an artist/artist team to develop art concepts for the Fossil Creek Trail Project. The trail will begin at the intersection of South Shields Street and Fossil Creek Drive and travel one-half mile parallel to Fossil Creek Drive through a rural-residential neighborhood, and then enter a natural area before intersecting the existing Mason Street Trail and Fossil Creek Trail underpass at South College Avenue.
Deadline: Oct 9, 2017, 5:00pm Mountain Time
How to apply: by mail, email or hand delivery
Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to artists/artist teams within a 150 mile radius from the City of Fort Collins, CO, who are legally residing in and authorized to work in the United States. (Parts of Colorado and Wyoming)
Special Notes: There is a historic site adjacent to the trail that was once a brick factory.
Summary: The Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (SCRAP) offers selected artists access to the waste stream at the City’s Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane. Artists spend 4 months gleaning metal, wood, paper, and just about everything imaginable to make art out of. The finished art is then displayed in a month long gallery exhibit.
The City of Santa Cruz seeks artists interested in working with refuse and recyclables gleaned from the City’s Resource Recovery Facility (RRF)- a $500 honorarium is provided – to cover incidental expenses. Additionally, the City will purchase personal liability insurance for each selected artist through the City’s insurance agent. Artists must make their work available for sale at the final show – and the gallery will retain a 25% commission. We will discuss any installation work that would clearly not be able to be sold.
Summary: The Boulder Office of Arts + Culture is seeking an artist, or artist team, for a site-specific public art commission for north Boulder. This commission will compliment reconstruction of the North Broadway corridor and visually acknowledge the NoBo Art District. The project’s location parameters– roughly .8 miles from Violet Avenue to US-36 – boasts the city’s only formal Arts District, serves as a gateway to Boulder, and is a mix in density of residential and commercial spaces.
Eligibility Requirements: This project is open to all artists, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation or mental or physical handicap. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Preference will be given to regional artists in considering semifinalists.
Special Notes: The selection panel seeks a one-of-a-kind artwork.