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Posted on: August 29, 2016

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Commerce City seeking artists, applicants for new public art project

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (August 29, 2016) – The City of Commerce City and the Commerce City Cultural Council seek to commission public art for the new recreation center that will be constructed at E. 112th Avenue and Potomac Street as part of the voter-approved capital program. Qualifications are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2016, online through CaFÉ™.

The Cultural Council’s art selection committee is recommending three sites for site-specific designed artwork:
1. A 75-foot-long wall on the north side of the building
2. An indoor ceiling-hung sculpture and
3. Two to three 50-foot-diameter roundabouts for sculpture at the entrance of the recreation center and along the new E. 112th Avenue recreation corridor.
The selected semi-finalists will work with the art selection committee to come up with themes, preferred materials and the aesthetic nature of the artwork. The total public art budget is $300,000, or 1 percent of the project’s total construction budget.

The art selection committee will review all complete applications. A short list of semi¬finalists will be invited to prepare and present a design proposal. A finalist may be selected from the semi-finalists’ proposals and recommended to the Commerce City Cultural Council for approval. The recommended finalist may be presented to City Council for final approval.

The project selection schedule is as follows:
Monday, August 29, 5:00 p.m. MST Deadline for Questions
Monday, September 12, 2016 11:59 p.m. MST Deadline for Submissions
Week of September 25, 2016 Notify semi-finalists
November 2016 Semi-finalists present proposals
November 2016 Cultural Council review
December 2016 City Council review
January/February 2017 Execute artist contract
To be determined Installation

More information and submission can be found at www.callforentry.org and search for Commerce City. For more information and questions contact Deana Miller, public art consultant, at deana@artmanageplan.com.

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