18 Feb 2017

Public Art RFP CERL Building Addition’ Artwork Purchases

University of IllinoisChampaign, Illinois, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: March 24, 2017 – The Art in Architecture (AIA) Program of the University of Illinois Facilities & Services is pleased to announce a Request for Direct Purchase of Artwork (RDPA). Professional artists are invited to submit images of available work to be considered for the permanent original public art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

This call seeks art for the Main Building Addition at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Campus (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois. The project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2017.

Project Name: CERL Main Building Addition
Project Number: U13024
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017
4:00 P.M.

This RDPA is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work the United States. Preference will be given to Veterans of the military and their family members.

Faculty, instructors and staff of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as degree-seeking fine art students are ineligible to apply.

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) has been an affiliated agency with the University of Illinois since 1967 when the US Army Corps of Engineers co-located CERL at the University. CERL was created by the US Corps of Engineers to support a growing military construction program. The new building is 13,000 NSF and will provide much needed office and conference space.

The CERL campus is located on the corner of Industrial and Newmark Drive in Champaign, IL. The addition is under construction between Main Building No. 1 and Main Building No. 2 (UIUC Building # 0301). The address for the existing properties is 2902 Newmark Drive, Champaign, IL.

Based on the military nature of the facility and its many activities the committee is seeking to purchase artwork in any media to be placed in focal areas of the facility.

The committee has created the objectives for specific areas to complement both the building and its use. Choice of media for the project is broad but should be in material suitable for an interior environment. The committee will consider both two and three dimensional artwork.

Location 1: Interior area on the east side of the building’s first floor known as the “Town Hall” space. The ceiling ranges from 12’ – 14’ high with light fixtures extending down to 10’ above the floor.

Medium: Two or Three-dimensional pieces mounted from either the ceiling, floor or walls.

Theme: Building strong innovative solutions for learning and developing better training environments to keep our armed forces safe

Location 2: Interior area on the west side of the building’s first floor Main Lobby space. The decorative ceiling elements extend down to 14’ above the floor.

Medium: Two or Three-dimensional pieces mounted from either the ceiling, floor or walls.

Theme: Building strong innovative solutions for learning and developing better training environments to keep our armed forces safe

The artwork will be located indoors in public areas of the first floor. Final placement of the artwork will be decided by the committee and, where appropriate, the in consultation with the artist.

The budget to cover both pieces of artwork shall not exceed $21,000. The committee will decide how this budget will be divided between the artwork.

This budget covers all expenses associated with, but not limited to the design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, contracted services, operations and meetings, travel required to complete the artwork installation, installation, permits, licenses, taxes, insurance, transportation and delivery of the artwork to the site.

If special installation requirements are needed for large and/or complex pieces, the artist is responsible for working with the University of Illinois Facilities & Services Art in Architecture Program and other relevant partners to coordinate all aspects of the installation. Facilities & Services will provide reinforced, structured attachment points for the artwork to connect.

Artist and/or artist teams may submit their work for consideration as defined below. The artist’s work that is selected will be announced through the email to all submitters. Letters/emails will be sent to the selected artist with details of the purchase process.
Do not send proposals unless you have been contacted by the Art in Architecture Coordinator.

Artists and artist-led teams interested in the project should email one copy of each of the following criteria. Each item should be labeled with the artist’s name, the project name and project number. Artists and artist-led teams may submit for one or both locations.

  1. Images of the artwork along with sizes of the artwork
  2. Artist Resume (if a team- one from each team member) with current contact information
  3. Artist Statement of intent (one page maximum)
  4. Professional references including contact information

Note: Send images as JPEG files only. Slides will not be accepted nor returned. All submittals become the property of the University of Illinois Art in Architecture Program and will not be returned. The artist retains copyrights to their work.

Interested artists must send images of the material by Friday March 24, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. Submissions received after this date will not be considered for this project but will be kept for possible review and consideration for other Art in Architecture projects.

Submission material may be delivered by Email to fandsartinarch@mx.uillinois.edu

Hand delivered submissions should be addressed to:

Art in Architecture Program
University of Illinois
Facilities & Services/ Capital Programs
1501 South Oak Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Contact: Doug Reddington via dredding@illinois.edu

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Public Art RFP. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 03 March thru April, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Purchase.

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