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Downtown Traffic Boxes, Odessa, Texas

THIS CALL HAS CLOSED.

 
Budget: $4,000
Activated: 02/06/2018
Deadline: 03/10/2018 5:00 PM Central Time
 
Call Summary
Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along Golder Avenue. The boxes will become part of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining sixteen already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2018.

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. This project will expand the original 16 traffic boxes that were commissioned in 2016. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes.
The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.
 
Budget Description
Budget includes Artist Fee for design, Artist travel (if applicable)
 
Project Description
Odessa Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and promoting the Arts in Odessa and Ector County through Cultural Tourism, Arts Education, and Arts Advocacy. This project will expand the current 16 traffic boxes that were commissioned in 2016 & 17. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes.
These four boxes should also be be considered an expansion of the current 16 boxes, as part of an 'outdoor gallery,' and should compliment those designs (images of which are in the Additional Resources)
 
Artwork Goals
This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program & the redevelopment of Downtown.
 
Artwork Location Description
These four boxes are located near Medical Center Hospital and the Texas Tech Health Science Center (who is a sponsor of one of the boxes). A design that compliments the health mission will be encouraged.
 
Site History
These four boxes are located near Medical Center Hospital and the Texas Tech Health Science Center (who is a sponsor of one of the boxes). A design that compliments the health mission will be encouraged.
 
Application Requirements
Biography
Resume: 3 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 10  
  • Image dimensions: 1200 x 1200 pixels
  • Video submissions are not permitted.
Artist Statement: 100 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 500 word maximum
References: 3
 
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
 
Selection Information
Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Odessa artists, residence, and business owners. Three finalists will be selected based on the criteria below. Finalists will be paid a stipend to develop a proposal and present to the panel. One artist or designer will be awarded based upon their proposal, presentation, and references.
 
Selection Criteria
The criteria for selection of the finalists are:
Artistic Excellence as demonstrated by past work and shown in submitted materials.
Understanding of the project and ability to create work that responds to the goals of the project.
Ability to create a work that will be durable and easy to maintain for an expected life span of at least five years.
 
Timeline
Applications due 3/10/18 by 5pm
Finalists selected by 4/1/18
Finalists proposals by mid May 2018
Artist Commissioned by June 1, 2018
Artwork Installed lateJuly 2018
 
Additional Resources
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Contact Information (for questions about the details of this call. For site questions email us.)
Randy Ham
Executive Director
PO Box 7195
Odessa TX 79760 United States
randy@odessaarts.org
432-337-1492
 
Delivery Information
Applications will NOT be accepted by Postal Mail
Do NOT send applications by email.

 

 
 
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