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Odessa Regional Medical Center - Entrance


Budget: $20,000
Activated: 11/01/2020
Deadline: 12/15/2020
Call Summary
Odessa Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Odessa Arts, invites professional artists or artist teams, to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the entrance to the newly remodeled West Campus of Odessa Regional Medical Center.
Budget Description
The funds for this project are derived from the construction budget from ORMC’s corporate office or Steward Health Care. The budget covers all project- related costs including, but not limited to, project design; foundation engineering; permitting; labor; fabrication; project management; materials; tools; subcontracted services; lighting, if it is an integral part of the particular artwork; travel to complete the artwork if necessary; shipping; delivery of
the artwork to site; and installation – to include structural/ mounting costs. Any expense that exceeds the contracted amount will be the artist’s responsibility. Odessa Arts and ORMC will facilitate the entire art selection process, up to coordination of the installation of all artwork.
Project Description
The art work submitted should be prominent and proportional to its surroundings – please see detailed “Artwork Description Location”. The artist should incorporate the theme of Maternity and/or newborns into the artwork. The piece can be created through a kinetic sculpture, stationary sculpture, a sculpture that is abstract or through other means. The art work should be designed to hold-up through the extreme weather conditions of West Texas, including intense sunlight, heat and wind. The piece should be designed to last at least 20 years with minimal maintenance.
Artwork Goals
ORMC is committed to using this opportunity to enhance public art in Odessa, through private means, and continue the objectives of the Public Art Master Plan for the City of Odessa. ORMC and Odessa Arts seek works by professional artists to add to and integrate with the City of Odessa and its growing collection of public art. This piece has a scheduled installation date of June 2021 and should achieve the following criteria:

1. Meet the needs of the hospital.
2. Reflect a quality that will stimulate and engage the community.
3. Reflect a quality that will enhance the reputation of
Odessa to the external art community.
4. Reflect a quality that will contribute to making Odessa an arts destination.
5. Allow the community to use the artwork as an example of exceptional public art.
6. Be durable, sustainable and easy to maintain.
Artwork Location Description
The sculpture will be located within the planter located in the circle drive of the West Campus
• The West Campus is the original building for ORMC that was opened in 1975 as a 100 bed Women and Children’s hospital. The hospital has grown to a full service hospital today with 3 campuses and 225 beds.
• ORMC has always been known for its excellent maternity, newborn and neonatal care. Current achievements and distinctions include a Designated Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Healthgrades awards for L&D Excellence for 3 years in a row, and most recently Excellence in OB/Gyn Care which
puts ORMC. These awards put ORMC in the top 5%
in the nation of hospitals surveyed by Healthgrades.
• The West Campus currently houses Labor and Delivery, Antepartum (high risk obstetrics), Post Partum, Pediatrics, Newborn Nursery, and a 49 bed Neonatal Intensive Care.
• In order to compliment excellent Maternity Care, ORMC has provided Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists, or high-risk OBs, through their Perinatal Centers since the mid 90’s. In addition, Invitro Fertilization services have been offered since around the year 2000 to help those couples with difficulty conceiving be able to realize their dreams of having children.
• The Renovations include a new front entrance (including this art piece), new front lobby, a new Obstetrics Emergency department including treatment rooms and 2 operating rooms. Labor and delivery, Antepartum (high risk obstetrics), Post Partum, and the Pediatrics Unit will all be
renovated. This includes corridors, waiting rooms, and patient rooms throughout the West Campus. The result will be a spa like feel that helps our expectant Moms relax yet feel confident that Mom and baby will receive the best possible care.
This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar such projects. All 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, 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.” 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: 3 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 1 - 10
Letter of Interest: 500 word maximum
Please state the reasons for applying to this commission and any experience you have with artwork in the health care field.
References: 3
Artists are NOT allowed to apply in teams.
Selection Information
Selection Process
RFQs will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of stakeholders and arts administrators. Three finalists will be selected and an RFP will be assigned.
Finalists will present their proposals in person.
Commission will be awarded within 7 days of presentations.
Selection Criteria
Selection committee will be looking at artist ability to adhere to a budget and schedule, creativity and applicability of work to a healthcare setting.
RFQ Deadline - December 15, 2020
Finalists notified - January 1, 2021
Proposals Due - February 15, 2021
Commission awarded - February 22, 2021
Artwork installed - June 2022
Additional Resources
Unnamed Resource (PDF)
Contact Information
Randy Ham
Executive Director
PO Box 7195
Odessa TX 79760 United States



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