Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Clark County Parks and Recreation Department’s Public Arts Office is seeking an artist or team to facilitate an engaging arts education program to Clark County School District’s, Von Tobel Middle School students, and digitally design a mural. 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 contracted artist 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 shape 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. 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 digital mural created for the Von Tobel youth programming modular building should reflect a thoughtful approach to the diverse community and should empower the children to realize their full potential. The selected artist will provide a minimum of 20 hours’ worth of workshops with children ages 10 through 14 (Milestone #2). This program will be scheduled between the hours of 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm through Von Tobel Middle School’s After-School All-Stars program. The workshops should teach children about public art and design, and the artist will in turn learn from the children what their interests and experiences are within the community. The artist then will create a digital design that should have elements of what the artist learned from the children to provide to Clark County. The final intent is for the design to be printed on vinyl and adhered to the youth programming modular building. Artists applying should have knowledge of digital design or partner with a graphic designer. The digital mural will be placed on two sides of the youth programming modular building (SEE Number 20: Modular (?) Building Details on page 9) by a vinyl company vendor. Printing and installation of the artwork will be managed by county staff, and separate funding is assigned to this portion of the project. The size of the canvas is 72 feet wide by 15 feet tall on the North wall and 10 feet wide by 15 feet tall on the East wall. The artist will not add any gang affiliated imagery or content such as symbols, phrases, signs, and colors, particularly the color red. The use of the color red in this project is prohibited. Though, lighter, and deeper tones of red such as crimson, maroon, brick, burgundy, vermillion, and garnet will be permitted.
Please see commission document for full project information, and find the application form link here.