The City of Grants Pass has recently renamed City-owned parking lots on a wildlife theme. Process is underway to place City-branded wayfinding signage in an effort to improve the appearance of downtown and enhance the tourist experience.
The intersection at 5th and I streets is at the core of the Grants Pass Arts District and close to the site of multiple events throughout the year including Art Along the Rogue and First Friday Live. The proposed sculpture should reflect the salmon theme chosen for the lot, though other concepts may be considered.
Large trees occupy this space and will remain in place. The City’s new Salmon Lot signage is in place at the corner of 5th and I. The site of the proposed sculpture lies in the middle of the lot, there is a grass area that has a bench and two light poles.
The sculpture should be placed on a base (concrete, stone, or other appropriate material) not to exceed 4 ft. x 4 ft. Any extension of the artwork beyond the perimeter of the base must occur above 12 ft. in height.
The City of Grants Pass will fund the project. Proposals up to $15,000 will be considered. Proposals must include a budget detailing materials, project costs and artists fees. The budget must also include installation fees and any permits and or engineering needed to complete the installation. The City will cooperate with the selected artist for the development and placement of the base.
Artist Eligibility and Application
Proposals are solicited from professional artists. Artists currently living and working primarily in Southern Oregon are preferred. Proposals shall include renderings and complete description of the proposed sculpture including installation requirements.
Applications should include a resume/curriculum Vitae, a short biography and a statement of interest regarding the project and the proposed site. Up to four examples of recent work should be included as prints or digital images.
Proposals can be submitted by standard mail or by e-mail. Questions regarding the project and the application can be directed to Susan Seereiter (contact information below).
City of Grants Pass
101 NW A St.
Grants Pass, Oregon firstname.lastname@example.org
541 450 6014
Proposals must be received by November 10, 2017. The intention is to complete the project during the 2017-2018 budget year ending on June 30, 2018.