Call for Entry: City of Greeley needs some public art (Greeley, CO)

Entry Deadline: 3/3/17


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

The City of Greeley is currently in the final planning stages for the new City Center/Municipal Campus. Phase I of the building will house Municipal Court, the IT Department, Council Chambers, GTV8, Central Records and the Water and Sewer department administrative offices. This Civic Building will serve as the center of municipal government to deliver key services to citizens and will eventually contain all city offices.  Its architecture is intended to be open, transparent and welcoming. Phase I will be located on the cleared portion of the city block located at the Northwest corner of 11th Avenue and 11th Street.  Images of the projected City Center model and building renderings can be viewed at  by scrolling down and clicking on ‘Fire Station #1 and City Center Phase 1 Update’.

The main entrance of Phase I will be located at the north east corner of the new construction and will serve as such until Phase II of the project is funded, constructed and attached to Phase I.  The Phase I entrance will open up into a long hallway that will have great open ‘canvases’ for indoor wall art that will face the northern windows of the building. The wall will be separated into three sections that will measure approximately 20’Wx12’H; one or more of these sections may be utilized by the artist.  

To attach Phase II the north wall of Phase I will be removed and a large portion of the Phase I hallway with the indoor wall art will open up into a grand atrium with a large lobby space; this will become the new main entrance. Artwork will be requested for this area at a later date that must be cohesive in nature to the artwork in Phase I.  A second call to artists may be posted for Phase II artwork or the Phase I artist may be retained with no further posting.

Design materials for the exterior building will be brick and glass as used in the new Fire Station #1, limestone panels cover the east exterior wall facing 11th Ave., and dark bronze colored formed metal frames the Court Room entrance. The building architecture will exhibit a highly civic presence.

The budget for artwork design, fabrication, delivery and installation is not to exceed $60,000.

One artist will be selected to work with a project team of architects, engineers, and managers to work together in developing a design for art to be incorporated into the new building. This approach requires good collaborative skills, creativity, flexibility as well as an open mind. The artist will be selected based on past experience with collaborative projects and past work that exhibits style and materials appropriate to the site.

A minimum of two progress reports will be required showing the evolution of the artists design. Final design work must be original and must include all details necessary for the fabrication and installation of actual artwork. Once the final design is accepted by the Greeley Art Commission and payment made for the design, the City will retain all rights of the final design. The building construction may be ready for art installation as early as July 2018.

More info is available at this site or by emailing