Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Call to Artists - Seeking Proposals for West Main Street Sculptures

Norman Public Arts Board Seeks Proposals
 For West Main Street Sculptures 

DEADLINE: JULY 20, 2012 by 4:00pm 

On behalf of the Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman, the Norman Public Arts Board seeks to purchase two pieces of permanent outdoor sculptures for placement in "traffic bumps outs" at the corners of West Main/ Webster and West Main/ Santa Fe. The two pieces will be selected independent of each other.

The goal of this project is to enhance the heavily trafficked intersections that visually anchor the downtown arts district.  This area also serves as a pathway to several churches in an established neighborhood, the public library, City of Norman Complex, and acts as one of many entrances to the University of Oklahoma.

The installation should embody a theme representative of central Oklahoma.  This theme could relate, but is not to be limited to any characteristics on this list:  Oklahoma weather, Native American heritage, civic character, complexity of a university city, cultural diversity of the third largest city in the state, the pioneer spirit, and the natural habitats or environment of the area.  The style of the sculpture may be a traditional, architectural, figurative, or contemporary interpretation of the theme and may be made of any material.

Send Completed Applications to:
Norman Public Arts Board
c/o Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Delivered to:
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: 
Home of the Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main Street
Norman, OK  73069

All applications for Step One must be RECEIVED by 4:00 p.m., CST, July 20, 2012

To ensure fairness, there are no extensions or waivers of deadlines. Applicants will be notified no later than August 10, 2012 as to the status of their application.

Please contact the Norman Public Arts Board via email with questions: nac@normanarts.org. Please put PAB in the subject line.

Step One Application Deadline: July 20, 2012
Notification to finalists:  August 10, 2012
Finalists' Presentations/Interview:  August 19, 2012
Selection of artists:  August 27, 2012
Installation: October 26, 2012
Dedication/unveiling:  November 9, 2012

For more information on the Norman Public Arts Board and the West Main Street Sculpture project, contact the Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162.

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