Call for Artists Request for Proposals (RFP) for Barons Market North Park Art Column: GROWING COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOD & ART Project Overview: Barons Market North Park seeks applications for the commission of public art on a prominent store display column. Barons Market is a neighborhood market and we want to share our love of food and community through the vision of a local artist. The completed art will be a lasting feature inside the new North Park community grocery store to be displayed and admired. The proposed designs shall be accomplished with visual art describing, “Growing Community Through Food & Art.” The art submissions will be reviewed by Studio H2G, Mixte Communications and the Barons Market Management Team (Project Team) and finalists may be interviewed by the panel. Through a three stage process, the review team will select an artist to create original sitespecific artwork. Due: August 25, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eligibility: The competition is open to artists living in San Diego – ideally in North Park and immediate surrounding Uptown communities. Only artists with reviewable portfolios are eligible to apply. The Commissioned Artist(s) will work with Project Team to create a site-specific, durable piece for this indoor installation. Applicants who wish to be considered for this project should have experience working in public settings, as well as a proven ability to fabricate their own work. The artwork for this site must reflect the Project Overview as described above. Theme: Barons Market is an organic, natural and specialty food, neighborhood market. We are passionate about good food at good prices. We are committed to being an active part in the local community because we believe that partnering with local businesses, schools and organizations is what makes neighborhoods thrive. And there’s no better way to connect people than over great food. The Award: $2000 + supplies. Artist is responsible for working with the Project Team to adjust selected design to meet zoning and building specs and approve final design before installation begins. Artist’s name and the name of the piece will be prominently but discreetly near or on the art work. Location: Application of designs will be made at the Barons Market North Park location at 3231 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104 during construction hours. Specifications: Four-sided Interior Column, with approximate dimensions of: Side A & C – 8’-11 ½” wide x 12’ high Side B & D – 3’-7 ½” wide x 12 high 1
A rendering of this project area is attached. Artists selected for Stage Two of this project will receive the full architectural renderings of the project and shall then submit one to three proposed designs. The quality and completeness of the artist’s proposal is most important. Artists should keep the dimensions of the area in consideration while designing submissions.
Timeline: August 15 August 25 August 29 September 15 September 19 September 21 September 30 October
RFP Announced DEADLINE – RFP stage one Stage Two finalists chosen DEADLINE – RFP stage two Winner chosen Installation begins Installation COMPLETE Store Grand Opening
Submission Requirements: Please note: This RFP is the first step in the three stage selection process. Stage One: The Project Team will evaluate applicants past work and resume, and select the Stage Two finalists. Please note, submitting a proposed design will be in Stage Two. Stage Two: Two - Four artists will be selected to review the new store renderings and design criteria, and then submit designs to be considered for the project. Stage Three: One artist will be selected to execute selected designs and awarded the commission. Selection Criteria: The selection panel will select the artist based on the following criteria: Artist: Must be a resident of San Diego – ideally North Park or immediate surrounding Uptown communities Artistic Quality: Effective use of principles of design and design elements Comprehension of color usage to enhance design The medium used needs to be permanent and more durable than fragile Ability: Artist’s ability to carry out the commission To remain on schedule 2
Value: The quality and scope of the proposed work in relation to the commission paid to the artist Collaboration and Coordination: Willingness of the artist to consult with Project Team to assure smooth integration of the artwork into the site and to make necessary adjustments in relation to structural codes and other issues Applications: To be considered for this commission, artists must prepare and submit their responses to this request for proposals by August 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM. 1. A short letter of interest – no more than one page in length in .pdf format. The letter should address: a. The defined concept or approach for creating site-specific public art for the project b. Why is this project of interest? And how will it expand your growth as an artist? 2. Five digital images of relevant past work: a. Limit images to artwork created in the past 10 years. (Digital files should be jpgs less than 1 MB in size each) b. Annotated image list in .pdf format that corresponds to the numbering of digital still images. Include your contact information at the top (name, address, phone number and email address), and information about each example of past work including title/project name, budget, location, owner or commissioning agency, completion date (or indicate if not completed), medium, and dimensions. 3. A current resume – no more than two pages in length, in .pdf format a. Limit your art project list to work completed in the past 10 years. A completed digital application may be emailed to: Barons Market North Park Art RFP [email protected]
NOTE: The Project Team will acknowledge receipt of each application via email. Additional questions may be directed to: Barons Market North Park Art RFP - [email protected]