Current LPAC Calls

See below for current, past and upcoming public art opportunities in which artists can apply and/or the general public can participate

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Skatepark File Folder Artist Call - Summer 2019

 Project Site

Laramie Public Art Coalition, Relative Theatrics and Friends of Laramie Skatepark are working in partnership to seek one artist or artist team, to paint a mural on the File Folder near the Skatepark in LaBonte Park, Laramie, WY. The selected artist/artist team will create work on the front and back of the File Folder. The approximate size of each the front and back surfaces are 16’ x 20’ for a total of 320 sq. ft.

 Project Intent

The File Folder was installed in LaBonte Park as a contained site for muralists. It has been available for anyone to paint on their own time with their own paint and materials since 2004. LPAC and its partners are working with the Laramie Parks and Recreation board to identify an artist who would create a new mural to renew and transform the File Folder in response to the Skatepark Stage event by Relative Theatrics on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The intention being that the newly created artwork be displayed for the long-term (possibly up to one year).  The artwork will be created live during a theatrical reading of a scene of a play on the above date. This will require some communication with the director of Relative Theatrics in advance of the event. The concept and design of the mural may be inspired by the performance; however, the mural should reflect the unique opportunity for Theater in the Skatepark, as well as, the energy and identity of community using the area around the File Folder.

RFQ DETAILS

Eligibility: This is an invitational call to individual artists or artist teams residing in Laramie and Albany County regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

Deadline: Required materials submitted for consideration by 11:59 p.m. on May 9

Project Budget: up to $1,919 inclusive of materials and time spent in collaboration with the Relative Theatrics director.

 Artist Responsibilities

  • Artist will be responsible for purchase of materials.

  • Artist will be responsible for prepping and priming the surface.

  • Artist will be encouraged to check in on mural for an agreed upon amount of time to ensure tagging is positive and to maintain artistic excellence.

  • This mural painting will be live.

Design Guidelines

  • The concept and design may be inspired by the performance.

  • The design should reflect the unique opportunity for Theater in the Skatepark and reflect the energy and identity of community.

  • Designs must be appropriate for display in public spaces and viewing by a general audience.

 RFQ Materials

  • A letter of interest

  • A resume listing relevant prior experience

  • A budget for the project ie., artist fee, materials and supplies, etc.

  • Five to seven representative images of previous mural work saved in JPEG or PDF format with an included image list. Must correspond to the numbered images with artist’s name, title, date, materials, size, and any relative information that selection committee should know.  Digital images are required to be under 4MB, 180 dpi and no less than 1200 pixels on the longest side and RGB color. Label all images 1-5 with the title of the artwork and last name of the artist.

  • References. Submit three professional references who have direct knowledge of the artist’s work and working methods. List must include name, title, company/organization, email address, and phone number.

  • Contact details. Include a phone number and/or email address where you can be reached.

 Selection Criteria

Artist or team of artists will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of design and creative concept of past work

  • Proven ability to organize, manage, and complete the project in a timely manner

  • Appropriateness of artwork in scale and imagery to be visually effective

  • Appropriateness of artwork for site and community context

  • Ability to relate to multiple types of viewers

Project Timeline

  • Artist applications deadline: 11:59 p.m. on May 9, 2019

  • Selection committee review by May 16

  • Finalist interviews week of May 20th - Because of the nature of the project, selected artists would meet for an interview rather than submit a second round of proposed artwork.

  • Artist selection announced Tuesday, May 28

  • Preparation of File Folder for new mural, by Saturday, June 22

  • Mural creation during event on Saturday, June 22

  • Mural to remain in place throughout the summer with an intention of checking in on the work to maintain positive tagging.

Please submit to the RFQs by 11:59 on May 9 to LPACsubmissions@gmail.com.  Final selection of the artist will be made by May 28.

Please contact Michelle Visser at publicartlaramie@gmail.com with any questions.

 Funding for this project is provided by Laramie Parks, Trees and Recreation Advisory Committee.




Past Calls

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Laramie Mural Project 2018 Downtown Clinic Mural RFQ:

Click here for full call

 

Coffey Engineering RFQ:  Link to full RFQ.

Coffey Engineering is holding a call to hire an artist/artist team to create a public art piece in their Right of Way strip north of their building.  Click here for the full call details.

 
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Monthly Artist Meet Up

Laramie Public Art Coalition is hosting a monthly artist meet up.  All artists and those interested in art are welcome.  Come meet other local artists and art groups, learn about public art opportunities, give suggestions on future professional development workshops, geek out on possible projects, share ideas and projects you like, suggest future meeting topics, have fun with other creative types.  

All meetings are the first Tuesday of every month, 6pm, The Durlacher, 203 S 2nd St, north alley entrance, 1st door on the right.  Please note that our April meeting will be at the 5 x 5 Slideshow at O'Dwyers Public House.

 

Stay tuned....

More to come...

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