The City of Ashland Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks qualifications of artists, or artist teams, experienced in the creation of original, three-dimensional outdoor public art work.
The PAC intends to commission an art piece to be permanently installed on the Gateway Island between the Library and Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Ashland, Oregon.
The deadline for submittals is Friday, March 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. “There are numerous phases to this process,” says vice-chair Sandy Friend. “In phase one, the PAC will review the submittals, and select up to five artists from this initial process. In phase two, the selected artists will travel to Ashland to meet with PAC representatives, get a sense of the community and the location for the public art. Each artist will then be asked to create a concept drawing and to develop a formal proposal for their original piece. Later, the artists will return to Ashland and present their concepts to the community and the art selection panel. One artist will then be commissioned to realize their work based on the formal art work concept proposal.”
The competition is open to artists living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and California. For more information and to review the Request for Qualifications visit www.ashland.or.us/gateway