Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Clark County Parks and Recreation Department’s Public Art Office is seeking artist or team to facilitate an engaging arts education workshop to youth, and design, fabricate and delivery a sculpture. This is an entry level public art project. This project is open only to artists over the age of 18, who are not part-time or full-time Clark County employees or currently under contract for any Clark County Public Arts project larger than $50,000. The selected artists will be required to provide their Social Security number or Federal Tax ID Number as well as have a current State and County business license.
The Von Tobel neighborhood is rich in tradition as well as culture. Over many years, the families who have come and gone have helped shaped Von Tobel into a diverse environment. The community holds family values in high regard. They are known to support each other through thick and thin. Given the opportunity, the people of the Von Tobel community will demonstrate their drive and spirit, making this neighborhood a valued part of Las Vegas. The Von Tobel Middle School Park is active, the hub of the community, with the Ed Von Tobel Middle School at the West of the property and surrounded by houses and churches. The middle school is committed to student learning and achievement in a safe environment, which embraces diversity to build the leaders of tomorrow. The youth programming modular building that the artwork will adorn will be an afterschool community center for children of all ages.
This park revitalization project aims to renovate certain areas of Von Tobel Middle School Park. The County will install new lighting, a jogging track, and fitness stops along the track. An outdoor gym will be placed on the premises, as well as a restroom and a modular recreation building. The ball fields will be replaced with a floating football field, soccer field, baseball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, and pickleball courts. There will be an area in front of the youth programming modular building dedicated for the parks and recreation staff to conduct movie nights and other activities. In addition, there will be another artist call for a sculpture to be placed in front of the building.
The sculpture will be located in front of the youth programming modular building in the middle of the Von Tobel Middle School Park. The sculpture should have focal points within all directions. The design should not be created until after working with the children. The selected artist will provide a workshop with children ages 8 through 18 at the Walnut Community Center.
The sculpture must be made from steel, ceramic mosaic tile, high quality fiberglass, or lightweight concrete. A pedestal with inground lighting is provided by the park contractor. The lighting will be in the pedestal to create the most luminescence. The sculpture will be constructed to be attached to a pre-made pedestal. The plans for the pedestal are attached (see Attachment A Sculpture Footing Details). The pedestal is 1’8” above grade. The total height of the artwork and pedestal can be 16’4” with a max 96” wide. The sculpture can weigh no more than a max of 36 tons. With some of the pedestal under grade the sculpture can only be 9’8” above the pedestal.
Please see commission document for full project info, and find the application form link here.