The Nampa Public Library is looking for a local artist to create a mural for the 3rd floor Spanish Language Area.
CONTACT: Claire Connley, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 208.468.5806
DEADLINE: Tuesday April 4th 2017, 2:00 PM (mst)
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all visual artists, giving preference to artists with “Treasure Valley ties”
BUDGET: $2,800 (including all supplies and the cost of installation which shall include all costs related to labor, equipment, travel, parts and all miscellaneous costs including but not limited to liability insurance.)
Artists submit by Tuesday April 4th 2017, 2:00 PM (mst) the following:
o The Completed Application Form (included at the end of this document)
o Letter of Interest (describe ties to the Treasure Valley, maximum one page)
o Resume (maximum two pages) with 3 references
o Visual Representation of Examples of Past Work. Digital Images (artists may submit up to 10 images of past work examples)
- Standard jpeg format under 1 MB in size
- Title each image with first and last name and sequence number (IE: sallyjones01.jpg, sallyjones 02.jpg)
- Provide an image list describing artwork (title, date, medium)
o Mail or deliver application on a cd or thumb drive to:
Nampa Public Library Call to Artists – Spanish (Language) Area Mural
Attention: Claire Connley
215 12th Avenue South, Nampa, ID 83651
Please note: No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.
This call is for qualifications and past experience only. No design concepts need be presented at this time.
A selection panel representing the Nampa Public Library will meet, review applications and will choose two finalists who will be paid $100 each to create site-specific proposals for consideration. Preference will be given to artists with ties to the Treasure Valley. Chosen finalists will then prepare proposals on a 24” x 36” board.
About the library:
The Nampa Public Library and the Library Foundation want to enhance the library experience and celebrate our community with art. Operated by the City of Nampa, the Nampa Public Library provides access to information, as well as educational and cultural opportunities, regardless of means. As an added attraction to the downtown community, the library also helps build Nampa’s economy. The Nampa Public Library is a place for literacy and an environment for art.
This mural is financed through the Nampa Public Library Foundation will be funded by a Hispanic (Spanish) grant from Key Bank. The mural will be located on the third floor of the library building in the Spanish (Language) area. The design of the installation is open to interpretation, yet the selection panel will encourage artwork that feels welcoming to all ages. Chosen art should reflect the library’s character. The library’s “guiding principle” is that of a rooted tree.
The Mural Should…
- Be of cultural and/or historical importance to the Hispanic community of the treasure valley.
- Reflect the struggle of Hispanics in Idaho to balance a desire for educational success and the demands of working in the agricultural industry.
- Provide excitement and interest for the community as a whole.
The artist should be aware of other art elements in the building:
- The three-story Feature Wall entitled “A Wider World” by Boise artist Leslie Dixon
- The ‘main donor wall’ in the lobby (Four panels of an abstracted tree in a landscape by artist Jerri Lisk and surrounded by birds cut out of aluminum)
- The hanging lobby sculpture entitled “Planting Seeds” by Boise artist Matt Grover
The new mural should complement these existing art elements. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that all artwork is of a permanent nature, meets safety requirements and adheres to building codes. Artwork must be durable and must require minimal maintenance.
The wall space is approximately 13’ 5” high and 8’ 7” wide. Installation of the artwork is to be coordinated with library staff, and not to exceed the $2,800 budget. The two finalists will be able to tour the site and meet with staff to ask questions.
January 18th Call to Artists
April 4th Application Deadline
April 6th 2 artists notified as finalists
May 18th Finalists proposal boards due
May 24th Artist chosen
May 25th to July 25th Artist to produce and install mural.
Questions:Contact Claire Connley, email: email@example.com , phone: 208.468.5806
For more information on the Nampa Public Library go to: http://nampalibrary.org