Utah Artist Opportunity for Permanent Display

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Utah Artist Opportunity for Permanent Display


I discovered this opportunity for Utah artists to submit their proposals for a permanent installation at SAlt Lake Community College.

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M5078 – Request for Proposals (RFP) for Center for Arts and Media of Salt Lake   Community College, South City Campus, Public Art Installation

The College Art Committee of Salt Lake Community College is seeking an artist(s) with Utah connections only (Preference will be given to those artists with ties to SLCC) to create site-specific original artwork for the Center for Arts and Media at the South City Campus, 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City.

The Award

A maximum $10,000 Commission for the artist(s) selected to realize his/her/their/work.

Project Scope and Intent

The artist will propose an artwork that will be located within the South Entrance of the Center for Arts and Media located at the South City Campus of Salt Lake Community College on or near the North two-story high wall of the intersection between the main entrance hall and the Atrium between Salt Lake Community College and the Salt Lake City School District Building.  The selected art piece will become part of the College’s Permanent Art Collection.

The work should demonstrate artistic excellence and represent an element of the mission and vision of a comprehensive community college, specifically Salt Lake Community College, its diverse students and the community.

Create an original artwork highlighting the importance of the site as both an educational and civic facility open to the community.

The Artwork will strive for diversity, reflecting the social, ethnic and cultural fabric of the community.

Eligibility Criteria

A. Media:  All visual art forms and materials will be considered.

B. Range:  Artwork may be functional or non-functional; conceptual or tangible; site-specific; including folk art, craft or fine art.

C. Character:  Artwork must be appropriate in scale, media, style, and content to the project and environment to which it will relate.

D. Permanence:  Consideration should be given to structural and surface integrity and the use of materials appropriate to the location so as to minimize or eliminate maintenance and repair costs. The work should be portable, in case at a future date it needs to be moved.

E. Public Safety/ Liability:  Artworks must be free of unsafe conditions or other factors bearing on public safety/liability.

F. Utah Connection:  Emphasis will be on artists with Utah connections only, and preference will be given to those with ties to SLCC.

Criteria for Selection:

The proposals will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

Proposal reflects Project Intent as described in this document.

Artist/artists demonstrate a body of work reflecting artistic excellence, based on their qualifications as demonstrated by past work, past experience with public art, and successful completion of previous projects similar in scope and scale.


Proposal reflects the diversity and cultural richness of Utah.

Selected artwork will be original work completed by the submitting artists.


Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

Letter of Interest not more than one page in length, which explains your interest in the competition. Please include your name, contact information and availability.

Artist’s Statement: No more than 200 words in length, describing your work.

Artist Bio: Describe your experience and background (one bio for each artist if submitting as a team.)

A list of at least three professional references familiar with your work and working methods. The list must include complete addresses, email and telephone numbers.

Should include conceptual design drawings, sketches, etc. sufficient to communicate the artist concept and a description of the specifications for the artwork including proposed materials, size, weight, installation requirements and maintenance guidelines.

Should include a budget for the completion of the work.

A reviewable portfolio of a representative sample your similar work submitted on a CD.

Submit 5 five copies of all printed materials single-sided on white 8.5 x 11 paper. Do not use staples, paperclips, folders or report covers on any application materials.

No models will be accepted.

(Optional) Each artist may include up to three selections of support materials such as reviews, news articles, web links and other related information.

Pre-proposal conference: A pre-proposal conference will be held at 1575 S State St. on the site at the South Entrance Lobby of the South City Campus, Center for Arts and Media at 4:00 p.m. MDT, June 3, 2015. (campus map attached)


Mailed or hand deliveries will be accepted at the SLCC Purchasing Department:

SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus

4600 S Redwood Rd

Academic & Administration Building, Room 301

Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Due date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 by 2:00 p.m. MDT

The outside of the envelope or package must list the RFP number, due date and time, as follows:


June 18, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Responsibility of the artist

If selected, the artist will:

A.  Sign and abide by the terms stated within a Personal Services contract with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).

1) Artist retains all rights and interest in the artwork except for rights of ownership and possession, as passed to the College upon final acceptance.

2) Artist retains all rights under the Copyright Act of 1976. The artist, however, agrees not to make an exact duplicate of the work or permit others to do so, except by written permission of SLCC.

3) Artist grants SLCC an irrevocable license to make two-dimensional reproductions for promotional purposes. SLCC agrees to give artist appropriate credit on all such materials, including copyright symbol, name of artist, title of piece, and date of completion.

B.  Warrant that:

1)  The artwork is made of quality materials

2)  The artwork is free of defects.

3) The artwork is original product of the artist’s own creative efforts and does not infringe on any third party’s copyrights or other intellectual property rights.

C.  Execute and complete the work in a timely and professional manner.

D.  Maintain an effective working relationship with the project team and staff.

E.  Advise the SLCC Art Committee immediately of any significant changes to the scope, materials or design of the work after the contract is signed (all changes must be reviewed and approved prior to completion, in accordance with SLCC requirements).

F.  Be responsible for design and execution of the work, including site preparation and installation, unless otherwise stipulated in the contract.

G.  Provide written maintenance guidelines, including recommended products, where appropriate, to guide College staff in the long-term care of the artwork.

Responsibility of the Salt Lake Community College Art Committee:

SLCC Art Committee coordinating with others (SLCC staff as appropriate and necessary) will manage and administer the installation of the artwork as follows:

A. Convene Selection Panel and coordinate its work.

B. Prepare, review, oversee and monitor all documents, including Requests for Proposal, responses, and contracts (Consulting SLCC staff as appropriate and necessary).

C. Coordinate physical and logistical components of art installation.

D. Coordinate preparation of any necessary signage, including identification labels and/or plaques.

G. Serve as an information conduit and link between artists, project and building managers (SLCC staff) and others as necessary to ensure a trouble-free project flow.

Ownership, copyright, reproduction, reciting, resale

A. Work purchased, commissioned or accepted as a donation shall be the property of SLCC.

B. SLCC retains the right to transfer work from one SLCC site to another, as it deems necessary, to place the work in storage, in another facility, or to make a temporary loan to another agency or organization.

C. SLCC retains the right to deaccession of works of art it no longer desires to retain as a component of the College Art Collection.


For questions regarding the Project Scope and Intent please contact Gordon Storrs at 801-957-3125 or gordon.storrs@slcc.edu.

For procurement related questions please contact Martha Wilding at 801-957-4257 or martha.wilding@slcc.edu.


2 Responses

  1. Thank you, Brian. This is a great discovery.

  2. Brian Baity says:

    Lolita, I am Happy to help. When one artist succeeds, we all succeed

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