Colorado Sculpture Opportunities

Call for Artists for 2 Different Colorado Public Art Projects

Denver Arts & Venues Denver Public art Program

Denver River Vision Public Art Project

Summary: Colorado sculpture opportunity in Denver:

The City of Denver’s Art & Venues Public Art Program and The River Vision Art Selection Panel have released a Request for Qualifications for artists who wish to work on a public art project for the River Vision Project. The goal of the River Vision Project is to make the South Platte River corridor the premier outdoor recreation destination and an environmental educational resource for the city and the state. River Vision includes four related projects: Grant Frontier Park, Pasquinel’s Landing Park, Florida to Asbury Reach, and Johnson Habitat Park. The parks are located from W. Wesley Avenue to West Virginia Avenue in south Denver along the South Platte River.

The selection panel members have set forth goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating a unique and inspiring destination to those who visit the parks and river. The artwork should identify with the river’s environment and history.

potential sculpture location

Budget: up to $100,000 USD to cover all costs for the project

Deadline: 10/31/16 11:59 PM

How to apply: All materials must be submitted online, via the CaFÉ™ website.  Requirements are noted on the website.

Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be Colorado residents

Special Notes: The selection panel is seeking unique, one-of-a-kind sculpture(s). They are open to artwork in all media and materials, including light and sound, with the exception of 2-D artworks and murals. They seek Colorado artists who can demonstrate experience with integrating artwork into the built environment, and into the surrounding landscape.

Location: The artwork or artworks can be located in multiple sites along the River Vision Parks, above the floodplain of the river.

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Colorado State University – Chemistry Building and Science Quad Request for Qualifications

rendering of new Chem Building

Summary: Qualifications are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in this Colorado sculpture opportunity, a site-specific exterior public artwork or series of artworks for Colorado State University’s new Chemistry Building and Science Mall.

Budget: $284,000

Deadline: 11/7/16 11:59pm

How to apply: All applications for this project are being accepted through the online platform, CaFÉ™ ( ). No hard copy or emailed submissions will be accepted. The applicant will be asked to submit six digital images of art (see below for more information), a resume, and a brief statement of interest. There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system.

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be legal residents of the United States. The artists or artist teams must have the skills and experience commensurate with the responsibility of successfully completing a major public art installation.

Special Notes: The committee is open to considering artworks that incorporate technology, kinetic elements, and electrical components. The committee is open to both a single, large scale artwork and multiple artworks in a series engaging with multiple sizes.  The artwork(s) should speak to the science quad as a whole, and the entirety of CSU’s Natural Sciences programs, so an artwork that can engage within a space with multiple buildings, up to 4 stories, is preferred. Construction of the Chemistry building is slated for April 2017, with site work on the exterior happening in March-May 2017.

The Selection Committee will consider the following:

Artistic excellence
Technical competence
Conceptual compatibility
Scale, material, form and content
Appropriate relationship to the function of the site and the campus as a whole
Structural and surface integrity
Resistance to general wear, vandalism, or theft
Ease of maintenance, minimal and low cost maintenance
Ability of work to withstand the intense sun and snow, wind and temperature extremes and fluctuations characteristic of Colorado’s climate.

CSU Chem Building call for entries potential sculpture location

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