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Library Atrium Project

The Cedar Falls Public Library seeks to commission a site specific, one-of-a-kind, artwork designed by an individual artist or a team of artists/designers to serve as an inspirational focal point for the library’s multi-story atrium.

Up to $50,000 has been budgeted for artist fees, design, fabrication, shipping/transportation, engineering review & approval, travel to and from Cedar Falls, and installation costs. The artwork is to be an indoor public work and is funded by the Cedar Falls Public Library. The artwork must be completed and permanently and securely installed by December 31, 2014.

The proposed artwork can be created in any medium that will permanently withstand the environment and the natural and artificial light in the library’s atrium. Multiple object and environmental work is acceptable. Style may vary from literal to abstract. The artwork may or may not be functional. The size or scale of the artwork is not limited, but should complement the space. 

Site

The atrium of the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa. The atrium is approximately 20’ in height, and irregularly shaped. However, it is approximately 30’ wide, and 24’ deep. Two walls consist of glass panels, 2 walls are primarily solid, but with some doors and windows into the library.


Timeline

March 15, 2014Proposals due at the Library, in-hand date, not postmarked date
April 15, 2014 Artists notified about finalists (Due to a delay in the process, this date has been changed to May 8, 2014. Sorry for any inconvenience)
May & June, 2014 Presentation of Maquettes
August, 2014 Winning proposal announced (Due to delay in process, this decision will be delayed to August)
February 28, 2015 Latest date for final installation (Due to delay in process, this date was altered)


Submit

  1. Professional resume (3 pages maximum)
  2. Between 5-10 electronic photos of past work
  3. A short type-written proposal. Drawings are optional, but may not exceed 14” x 18” in size and should be mounted on matboard. Materials submitted with a stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size will be returned to artists immediately following announcement of the selection committee’s decision.

Selection Process

The selection and administration of this commission will be made by the Cedar Falls Public Library Board of Trustees, with the assistance of the Library’s Art Committee and advisory representatives from the Cedar Falls Public Art Committee. The Board and Committee are made up of community and business members and professional artists. After an initial review of preliminary proposals the library’s art committee will select up to three semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will receive a $500.00 stipend to develop their proposal for formal presentation. Formal presentations will include drawings and/or scale models to accurately present the proposed materials, scale, and structure of the intended art work. Maquettes should be substantial enough to be placed on public view. After the formal presentations, the Library’s Board of Trustees will select the project. The Board reserves the right to reject or suggest modifications to any or all parts of proposals. Upon selection, a contract will be negotiated between the artist and the Cedar Falls Public Library Board of Trustees.

Semi-finalist Update:

The Library Board of Trustees is announcing three semi-finalists, who will be invited to present drawings and/or scale models:

 

  • John Rogers
  • Koryn Rolstad
  • Stu Schechter

These presentations will be on display in July, 2014.

For Additional Information Call, Write, or E-mail:

Sheryl McGovern

Cedar Falls Public Library

524 Main St

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

319-268-5541

Mcgovern.sheryl@gmail.com

 

Submit Proposals To:

Sheryl McGovern

Cedar Falls Public Library

524 Main St

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

319-268-5541

Mcgovern.sheryl@gmail.com


Click here to access the Library’s Art Policy.
 

 

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