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The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Art in this area should help to “activate” the area by creating an element to draw people in and keep them seated in this area for studying, socializing, etc. See renderings in RFQ attachments or additional resources for the proposed location.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand daily foot-traffic of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Facility. Ideal submissions should be made out of stone or another organic material. This piece should be outdoors and available to the community. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist will have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

Current pieces on the ASU campus include “Kinesis” by Joaquin Palencia, “SunHelix” by Roger White Stoller, and “San Angelo Heritage Mosaic” by Julie Richey (see photos in additional resources at https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=1427). Please keep in mind that this piece should help add to the diversity of the collection on the ASU campus. Artists should keep in mind that this will be an environment that supports the intellectual and emotional growth of students. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

Selected finalists will receive a maximum of $2000 for travel and design fees following the submission and presentation of a Design Proposal and a model in San Angelo, TX.

Location: Angelo State University (Member, Texas Tech University System), San Angelo, TX

Budget: $135,000

Application Deadline: June 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. (central)

See full RFQ here: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869
Apply online here: https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=1427
View our current collection on our website: http://texastech.edu/publicart
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