21 Aug 2019

Public Art RFP Hollywood/Highland Metro Station Artwork Commission

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityLos Angeles, California, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: September 16, 2019 – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites visual artists residing in the United States to submit qualifications for an opportunity to create a 2D artwork for the entrance of the existing Hollywood/Highland Metro Rail Station. The Hollywood/Highland station, which opened in 2000, is served by the Red Line and offers multiple connections to Metro Bus Lines.

The selected artist will design a site specific and original artwork to replace the ceramic tiled walls at the station entrance. Artists who have a practice in painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, textiles, photography, still digital or other 2D media will be considered. The artwork design must be digitized and delivered as high-resolution files in full scale for translation into glass mosaic. In addition to developing the artwork, the artist will provide fabrication and installation oversight. The artwork will be executed on three adjacent walls. The primary wall, measuring approximately 70 feet long and 12 feet high, directly faces the escalators and stairs leading to the concourse. Perpendicular to each side of the primary wall are two additional wall sections, each measuring 25 feet long and 12 feet high. The total area is approximately 1,300 square feet. Final dimensions may be subject to change and are to be verified.

This call is open to emerging and established professional visual artists who are legally authorized to work in the United States (per U.S. Department of Labor). Please note that artists who have completed a permanent Metro Art commission may apply, but are ineligible for new commissions if they are currently working on a Metro Art commission or have completed a Metro Art commission within the last three years. Employees and contractors involved in constructing rail and bus lines for Metro are ineligible.

An all-inclusive, not to exceed budget of $95,000 shall include the design fee, community engagement, insurance and other administrative costs associated with the development and delivery of the artwork design and oversight of fabrication and installation.


Please forward any questions regarding this RFQ via e-mail to Mayen Alcantara, Senior Manager, Metro Arts and Design at alcantaram@metro.net

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Public Art RFP. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Purchase.

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