Daily: Public Art Opportunity


The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent art feature at the new Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem.

According to the RFQ, the art feature will be positioned in the library’s new reading garden and should celebrate and enhance the positive impact the library has on the community. The piece will be in an area highly visible to library patrons and passing pedestrians and motorists. It will also be visible from inside the library auditorium and from its third story balcony.

As you pull together your proposal, here are a few pointers from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission: Create a focal point of excitement and interest for the community; emphasize the library’s role as a “community living room” and lifelong learning center; and avoid tropes and stereotypes of libraries. Your submission must be an original, site specific, standalone design, and be engaging and enjoyed in all seasons. The art feature should require minimal maintenance and not pose any safety risks to the viewing audience.

The budget for all costs associated with the project, including design, fabrication, materials, labor, transportation, insurance and installation is $60,000.

This project is open to artists living in the United States, age 18 and over. Submissions are due no later than 5pm on December 9. Three finalists will be selected to present final proposals to the review committee during the week of January 9, and the project will be fabricated and installed in late spring 2017.

Click here for the full RFQ.

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