Call to artists living within a 300 mile radius of El Paso, TX

Request For Qualifications

Public Art Project – Fire Station #513

Deadline September 16, 2011

The City of El Paso Public Art Program seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install an artwork or artworks for an upcoming fire station in Central El Paso. Open to all professional artists residing within a 300 mile radius of El Paso, Texas are eligible to apply except for employees of the City of El Paso, their spouses, or members of the Public Art Committee. The City of El Paso does not accept qualifications from undergraduate students for Public Art Projects.

For detailed information please visit www.elpasoartsandculture.org and click on the “Public Art” Tab and/or visit CAFÉ www.callforentry.org to submit application.

Adopted by City Council in 2006, The Public Art Program for the City of El Paso was established under the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department in the effort to integrate public artworks throughout the City of El Paso. Since its inception, the Public Art Program has strived to offer our local communities and neighborhoods insight, repose, delight and a distinctive sense of place in the essence of achieving the following Public Art Policy Goals; to enhance the quality of life of residents through the thoughtful infusion of artists at a neighborhood level and in the design of publicly financed infrastructure, promote economic revitalization by adding value to municipal facilities, creating ongoing opportunities for artists and artisans to enhance the visitor experience, define and improve authentic images of El Paso as a unique place, community and destination, and administer, maintain, and conserve the City’s public art collection.

For questions or concerns please contact Patricia Dalbin Public Art Coordinator at 541-4894 or dalbinp@elpasotexas.gov Alejandra M. Carrillo, Public Art Program Specialist at (915)541-4257 or carilloam@elpasotexas.gov

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