RFQ: Veteran’s Memorial Public Art Installation- Suwanee, GA

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Suwanee Public Arts Commission

  • Application Open Date

    07/14/2022

  • Application Deadline Date

    08/19/2022

  • Minimum Budget

    $

  • Maximum Budget

    $200000

  • Location of Commission

    Suwanee, Georgia, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Toni Shrewsbury

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    770-904-3389

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The City of Suwanee’s Public Arts Commission (PAC) seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a sitespecific Veterans Memorial in our new park, an expansion of the existing Town Center Park (construction slated to begin the last quarter of 2022). The specific area selected in the park will be within a body of circulated-water to be constructed as a component of the new park design.


    Open to professional public artists or artist teams, over the age of 18 who have demonstrated the ability to execute a public art project of this scale and budget. The selected artist(s) will be required to comply with the Federal E-Verify process.


    The memorial will be installed in an active area in the new park, as opposed to an isolated, somber location. Keeping this in mind, the commissioned artwork should serve as a physical connection for visitors to feel and to experience their own particular emotions, whatever they may be. The commissioned artwork should be highly durable in a fountain-type of setting, unique, sustainable, appropriately scaled, and theft and damage resistant.


    Budget Description – The budget for this project is up-to $200,000 which is inclusive of all artist’s fees, materials, travel, and installation costs. The PAC reserves the right to either select an artist or artist group directly from the RFQ process, or to narrow down the submissions to semi-finalists. If semi-finalists are selected and invited to submit a proposal, a stipend will be offered.


    Application Requirements
    • Name(s) of artist(s), along with contact information, email address, and website
    • Resume(s)
    • Artwork Samples – preferably still images. Videos can be submitted, however, should be no longer than 3 minutes each. It is not recommended to submit photos in a collage-type manner – please allow a full page for each artwork sample. Include all relevant information (scale, materials, year, budget, location, commissioning agency, etc.) in the ‘artwork description’ area.
    • References, to include contact information
    • Statement of Interest – One statement may be used collectively for an artist team
    • Visual or narrative artwork proposals, specific to this project, are not required; however, they will be accepted.

    *All submissions to be sent electronically to Toni Shrewsbury at [email protected] by or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022. For questions contact Toni Shrewsbury at 770-904-3389 or [email protected] or Denise Brinson at 770-904-3385 or [email protected] For full project information and application instructions, please see commission link document.