Public Art RFP Noyes Laboratory’ Artwork Purchases
U.S. National Deadline: October 6, 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 West Classroom Renovation at the Noyes Laboratory in Urbana, Illinois. The project is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018.
Project Name: Noyes Laboratory – West Classroom Renovation
Project Number: U15001
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017
This RDPA is open to all professional artists, artisans or artist-led teams currently residing and legally permitted to work the United States. Faculty, instructors and staff of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as well as degree-seeking fine art students are ineligible to apply.
This project includes the renovation of general and department classrooms, corridors and ancillary spaces in the existing west wing of Noyes Laboratory Building. This will include the creation of a new Flexible Classroom.
The building is located on the east side of the Main Quad of the Urbana-Champaign Campus. The address for the existing property is 505 West Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL. and is designated Building # 12. The original building was completed in 1902 and contained 77,884 sf of usable space. An addition was constructed in 1915 – 1916 adding 86,396 sf of usable space. The building then had 164,280 sf of usable space and was the largest chemistry department in the United States at that time.
The committee has created the objectives for these specific areas to complement and celebrate the building’s 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: Interior public corridors on the first floor running north and south. See attached floor plan. The ceiling in the main corridors are wood with exposed wood beams and are 13’ -6” above the floor. Light fixtures will be suspended below the wood ceiling at 11’ – 6” above the floor.
Medium: Two or Three-dimensional pieces mounted from either the ceiling or walls.
Theme: A celebration of chemistry as it informs and enhances our life, or work that in concept addresses the close relationship between the arts and sciences, specifically as it pertains to material transformation or processes, or the historical affinity between chemistry and arts.
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, in consultation with the artist.
The budget to cover both pieces of artwork shall not exceed $15,000. Submitted pieces must fit within the budget. If more than one pieces of artwork are selected, then 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.
HOW TO APPLY
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.
- Images of the artwork along with sizes of the artwork
- Artist Resume (if a team- one from each team member) with current contact information
- Artist Statement of intent (one page maximum)
- 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.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Interested artists must send images of the material by Friday October 6, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com