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Art on the Move 2009-2010

Art in Public Places

City of Longmont, Colorado

Request for Proposals

Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2009

Please note: submissions for this project will be taken exclusively through This call will be posted to that site in mid-December 2008. Please check back!

Call to Artists:

The Art in Public Places Commission of the City of Longmont, Colorado, announces a Call to Colorado Artists for artwork to be considered for the Art on the Move Program. Art on the Move was implemented in Longmont in July 2006. It enables artists to submit artwork that will be on loan to the City of Longmont and displayed for eleven months in various City locations, giving artists exposure within our community as well as giving the public a chance to see an annually changing “gallery” of art.

Three-dimensional artwork will be considered for each of two hexagonal pedestals located in St. Stephen’s Plaza at 5 th Avenue and Main Street in downtown Longmont. Additional pieces will be considered for other sites. Up to five pieces of artwork will be selected and installed for AOTM 2009 - 10. Each of the two pedestals is a 15” tall hexagon with six 2’ sides. Currently each pedestal has a steel top on which to affix artwork (see link to drawings of pedestals and dimensions). Other sites may include Eco-Cycle ( 140 Martin Street), Civic Center plaza ( 350 Kimbark Street) the "circle" at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center or other sites as selected by the Art in Public Places Commission.

A stipend of $750 per piece will be awarded to each of the selected artists; additional funds may be available for transportation of artwork upon prior request. The City of Longmont will be responsible for all installation and costs associated with such.

Criteria: The AIPP Commission is seeking work that is of high quality, durable, and will be able to withstand varying weather conditions. Colorado’s extreme conditions often include intense sunlight and freezing temperatures mixed with ice and snow. “Sunlight” considerations will not be made for individual pieces that might fade. The Commission is seeking to display artwork of a diverse and unique range. All artwork will be mounted to a concrete or steel base surface and must be “transportable” after the eleven-month period. All media appropriate for outdoor locations will be considered. Artwork must be appropriate for public display. The selection review panel will consider the following criteria in its review of submitted artwork: appropriateness, durability, uniqueness, compatibility with site, and safety. Artwork to be considered may be work that is completed and available or work to be fabricated before the installation date of July 2008. Artists may submit up to three works of art for consideration. In addition, artists may submit up to four images of “other” (completed) work.

Janurary 30, 2009: Deadline for submissions (midnight MST)
March 2008: Selected artists will be notified
July: Delivery of artwork
July 17: Artwalk/kick off of 2009-10 Art on the Move
All works will remain on display until June 2010.

Entries: Entries are being accepted through and must be received by midnight MST on January 30, 2009.

Art in Public Places

Art in Public Places has a collection of more than 40 pieces in its permanent collection. Media range from whimsical and colorful steelworks to realistic bronze to sand-blasted glass, and the pieces are spread throughout the City, inside buildings as well as outside. For more information on the Art in Public Places program or the City of Longmont, please visit the AIPP homepage.



pedestal 1

Pedestal base at Eco-Cycle site

pedestal 2

Hexagonal base at St Stephen's site

pedestal 3

Pedestal base at Civic Center