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Statue of Thaddeus Stevens in Gettysburg

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Budget: $55,000
Activated: 02/12/2019
Deadline: 04/12/2019 5:00 PM Central Time
 
Call Summary
The Thaddeus Stevens Society is seeking proposals for a metal statue of Thaddeus Stevens to be installed in Gettysburg, PA. A location is being sought. The proposal should be able to complete the statue, transport it and install it for $55,000. We have secured pledges of $55,000 and now wish to see proposals for the statue.
 
Budget Description
The budget is for a statue of Thaddeus Stevens to be installed in Gettysburg.
 
Project Description
The Thaddeus Stevens Society is seeking proposals for a metal statue of Thaddeus Stevens to be installed in Gettysburg, PA. A location is being sought. The proposal should be able to complete the statue, transport it and install it for $55,000.
 
Artwork Goals
We wish that the statue be life size, i.e. 6 feet tall, if possible within the budget. The pose should illustrate some aspect of Steven's personality such as his dedication of equality and education.
 
Artwork Location Description
The location of the statue has not been identified. We expect it to be within the town of Gettysburg. We hope to find a location by the end of 2019.
 
Site History
A site has not been identified yet.
 
Eligibility
We are seeking sculptors who have done at least one large human statue and can provide examples.
 
Application Requirements
Biography
Resume: 1 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1
Artist Statement: 300 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 200 word maximum
Please give your experience and your knowledge of Thaddeus Stevens and why you capture the importance of Thaddeus Stevens.
References: 5
 
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
After the proposals are received, the selection committee will evaluate the submissions and make a decision sometime after the middle of 2019. Artists will be contacted for further information depending on the needs of the committee.
 
Selection Criteria
1. Statue should be life size, i.e. about 6 feet tall since that was Stevens height. A smaller size will be considered if it is necessary to fit in the budget.

2. Made of metal. The type of metal will be to the sculptor

3. Should be cast, transported and installed for approximately $55,000.

4. The statue should provide space for listing a couple of dozen donors.

5. Assuming award is made by the end of 2019, the statue must be completed by March 2022, which is a month before Stevens's 230th birthday.

6. The statue should reflect some aspect of Stevens's accomplishments such as equality and/or education

7. List qualifications of sculptor and past projects.
 
Timeline
April 12 -- Deadline for submitting proposals.
After middle of 2019 -- Decision to be made by selection committee
Beginning of 2020 -- Location statue should be determined
2020 -- March 2022 -- Production, transport and installation of statue.
 
Additional Resources
thaddeusstevenssociety.com
 
Contact Information
Ross Hetrick
President
PO Box 3484
Gettysburg PA 17325 United States
contact@thaddeusstevenssociety.com
717-253-0099
 
Submission Instructions
Mailing Address
Thaddeus Stevens Society PO Box 3484 Gettysburg, Pa 17325-3484
Mailing Submission Instructions
None found.
 
Email Address
contact@thaddeusstevenssociety.com
Emailing Submission Instructions
None found.
 

 

 

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