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Sunset Sculpture

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Budget: $38,000
Activated: 09/05/2018
Deadline: 10/01/2018 5:00 PM Central Time
 
Call Summary
Longmont's Art in Public Places (AIPP) Commission is accepting submissions from artists or teams of artists who wish to be considered for a permanent installation to be located in one of two parks adjacent to the Sunset Golf Course/Sunset Pool area.
 
Budget Description
Up to $38,000 is available for an artist or team of artists. This amount includes all fees for the design, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation of artwork; artists’ insurance (see

below); and any miscellaneous expenses that may be incurred relating to site preparation and licensing fees. AIPP may be able to assist with additional landscape costs.
 
Project Description
Funds to complete this project have been generously and anonymously donated by a couple who has deep roots in Longmont. Their wish to continue to enjoy the diversity of public artwork in the community on their daily walks, while providing the many community members and visitors to Longmont to do the same!
The City of Longmont is located approximately ten miles east of the Rocky Mountain foothills, 35 miles northwest of Denver, and 12 miles northeast of Boulder. The population of approximately 97,000 represents a diversity of cultures, including Anglo, Hispanic, Asian, African American, and American Indian. Longmont’s roots are in agriculture. As the City has grown, its economy has diversified to include high-tech manufacturing and many service industries.

Longmont is undergoing a surge of growth, which has greatly increased the real estate values and put it on the map as a true destination. Thirteen craft breweries and several distilleries call Longmont home, and an abundance of restaurants, galleries, and coffee shops provide opportunities for all seeking “indy” experiences and unique opportunities.
 
Artwork Goals
The goal of artwork for this project is to further enhance the community with unique and interesting public artwork that might be a destination or a surprise to those using any of the City facilities in proximity to the artwork, and to further engage the immediate neighborhood in the process of public artwork selection. Buzzwords, or tags for this project might include: pool, golf course, historic neighborhood, grassy park, play.
 
Artwork Location Description
Sunset Pool is the only outside full sized pool owned and operated by the City of Longmont. Typically open from late May to early September, it is bustling with constant activity throughout the summer. Sunset Pool caters to kids of all ages, with lessons, a variety of diving boards and slides and a birthday party room, as well as the many “serious” swimmers who swim laps repeatedly for fitness and Ironman training, and the many who attend water fitness classes. Sunset Pool https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/recreation-services/facility-information-recreation/sunset-swimming-pool

Sunset Golf course, one of three City-owned and operated golf courses in the City provides year-round golfing opportunities to all. Located just West of Old Town Longmont, this golf course offers million dollar views of the front range of Colorado while players can enjoy a fun and challenging course/day for a reasonable tee fee.

Sunset Golf Course: https://www.golflongmont.com/sunset

Price/Sunset Park

This small neighborhood park offer great frisbee, soccer and dog walking opportunities to the many who live nearby or pass it daily. Many neighbors either pass this park enroute to nearby Longmont High School or wait for the (middle school) bus. Younger children may have soccer practices. This small park offers a picnic table/bench and several mature shade trees.

https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/48/56?npage=2

The “Island triangle”:

Longs Peak Avenue splits into a grade-separated one-directional road for approximately .15 mile just West of Sunset Street, splitting much of the gold course and the pool/parking areas. The “triangle” is beautifully landscaped and lined with mature trees, though there is opportunity to add artwork in any number of locations.

 
Site History
Longmont’s City Council proposed and ratified an Ordinance in 1988 which allocates 1% of City Capital Improvement Projects to a special Art in Public Places fund. Since that time, AIPP has built a collection of more than 70 permanent public art installations throughout the City. That collection can be seen here www.longmontcolorado.gov/aipp.

In 2006, AIPP proposed an Ordinance revision to allow for temporary or loaned artwork, resulting in the Art on the Move program. Since that time, Art on the Move has borrowed and exhibited more than 75 works of art from Colorado artists, which has proven extremely successful in exhibiting "more" artwork, attracting more (Colorado) artists and providing greater visibility and diversity to the Longmont community and their visitors.

And in 2011, AIPP added Shock Art to its programs. Collaborating with Longmont Power and Communications, each year five to seven electrical boxes are identified to be painted by local artists, who are selected through a community voting process. To date, there are 41 painted switchgear (“Shock Art”) boxes, with another five scheduled to be completed by mid-October.
 
Eligibility
Any practicing visual artist residing along the Front Range or within 100 mile radius of Longmont is eligible to apply. Students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in fine art are eligible and encouraged. Galleries may apply on behalf of individual artists.

The AIPP Commission encourages artists from all cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds to apply.

Artists will be required to maintain a close working relationship with the City of Longmont staff person, the Art in Public Places Commission, the selection panel(s), and the community. This may include participation in various meetings related to the art project.

Artists wishing to collaborate as a team on a project may do so, submitting up to 10 images total and a resume for each artist
 
Application Requirements
Biography
Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 10  
  • Image dimensions: 1200 x 1200 pixels
  • Video submissions are not permitted.
Artist Statement: 300 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 300 word maximum
 
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
 
Additional Requirements
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Selection Information
Selection Process
A selection panel, which may be comprised of community members, artists, and City staff, will review all submissions. Selection criteria include quality and innovation, timelessness, compatibility with the site, permanence, and public safety. The selection panel, assisted by the AIPP Commission, will select the artwork based on the aforementioned criteria and the budget. Three finalists may be selected in the process and each will receive a $500 stipend after presenting to the selection panel (exact date TBD but likely in November).
 
Selection Criteria
Please note that this is a RFQ; three eligible finalists will be selected from received submissions and invited to propose a site specific presentation to the selection panel/community. Artists residing along the Front Range and/or within approximately 100 miles of Longmont are eligible to apply.
 
Timeline
September 2018 — Call to artists

October 1, 2018 Submissions due

October 2018 – Up to three finalists selected

November – Finalists’ presentations

Summer 2019- Installation
 
Additional Resources
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Contact Information (for questions about the details of this call. For site questions email us.)
Lauren Greenfield
Art in Public Places Administrator
400 Quail Road
Longmont Colorado 80501 United States
lauren.greenfield@longmontcolorado.gov
303.651.8924
 
Delivery Information
Applications will NOT be accepted by Postal Mail
Applications up to MBs can be sent as email attachments to the email address above.

 

 
 
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