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Huntington Apartments Courtyard Sculpture


Budget: $115,950
Activated: 09/21/2020
Deadline: 10/12/2020
Call Summary
Richman Capital invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a three-dimensional sculpture for the exterior courtyard of at the Huntington Apartments in Duarte, CA. Preference given to artists who live and work in California.
Budget Description
The funds for this project are derived from the 1% for public art portion of the estimated construction budget. The budget covers all project-related costs including, but not limited to, project design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, subcontracted services, travel for site visits, to complete the artwork (if necessary), shipping, delivery and installation of the artwork to site. Awarded installation artists will be responsible for all project-related costs including, but not limited to: design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, subcontracted services, stamped engineering drawings (if necessary), lighting solutions (if necessary), travel for site visits, site measurements and to complete the artwork, transportation and delivery of the artwork to site, installation, heavy machinery rental, storage, related permits, licenses, insurance, and documentation of the completed project. Any expense that exceeds the contracted amount will be the artist’s responsibility. Art + Artisans Consulting will facilitate the entire art selection process up through coordination of the installation of all artwork on behalf of the Richman Group in collaboration with artist and city planners.
Project Description
The Huntington development is a mixed-use building that features an opportunity for an exterior sculpture located in a small public plaza surrounded by ground level retail, office, and restaurant tenants as well as residential tenants on upper floors. The development is located in Duarte, a picturesque community in LA County about 30 minutes from downtown LA near the San Gabriel Mountains. Preference will be given to artists who live and work in the LA county area. The city of Duarte website can serve as a good resource for thematic ideas. Art + Artisans Consulting is handling the call for qualifications and will manage the design collaboration up through installation of all artwork. Artists will work with Art + Artisans Consulting to finalize design concepts for the project. Artwork must be suitable for exterior conditions as well as interaction with the general public and have the capacity to be securely installed in a public area. The work should be prominent and proportional to its surroundings and must be durable, sustainable and easy to maintain.

This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar such projects. All exterior media will be considered. A professional artist is defined as a skilled practitioner in the original arts with an original self-conceptualized body of work, and who is generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional possessing serious intent and ability. Subcontracts may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including, but not limited to construction, fabrication and assembly for portions of a finished product under the direct supervision and control of an artist. Preference will be given to artists who live and work in the LA county area. Applications not meeting eligibility criteria will be withdrawn from consideration. All applications must be submitted through No email or mailed applications will be accepted.
Application Requirements
Resume: 4 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 10
Artist Statement: 500 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 1000 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
Submissions by applicants will be reviewed by Art + Artisans Consulting to ensure that each application is legible, complete and meets all requirements. The pool will then be reviewed by the Richman Group Art committee who will select a shortlist of artists to invite to submit proposals for works of art to be incorporated into the design of the new building project. Invited applicants will be paid a stipend of $500 to develop and present a formal proposal to the Art committee. The stipend covers the costs of the artist’s time and materials.
Selection Criteria
Artwork will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Artist merit and technical expertise
• Demonstrated successful, innovative, and effective approach to public art projects of a similar scope
• Ability to successfully execute a public art project
• Express interest in creating artwork for the opportunities presented by this request for qualifications
• RFQ released: September 21, 2020
• Questions accepted through: October 5, 2020
• Deadline for submission: October 12, 2020
• Judges to score applicants using online platform: Oct 19th – Oct 26th
• Committee Meeting to Review Results: Week of Nov 2nd
• Shortlist Notification: Week of Nov 9th
• Committee Meeting to Review Site Specific Proposals: Week of Dec 7th
• Proposal to be presented to City: Week of Dec 14th
• Awarded Artists notified: Jan 2021
• Installation Completed: Dec 2021
Additional Resources
Unnamed Resource (JPG)
Contact Information
Callie Chinn
2401 E. 6th St., Ste.2018
Austin TX 78702 United States



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