Call for Public Art: 3D, Sculpture and/or Surface-Based – Kerrville, TX

  • Commissioning Entity

    Kerrville CVB

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  • Location of Commission

    Kerrville, Texas, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Katharine Boyette

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

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  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The Community Arts Program in Kerrville, Texas seeks to commission/purchase a permanent artwork, 3-D, sculpture &/or surface-based public artwork to be sited on the Schreiner University campus, near the Kerrville River Trail. The art should represent the cultures, people, heritage and/or landscapes of the area.

    Artists may present artwork(s) within their current inventory provided there is no other work in that edition installed within a 100-mile radius of the installation site.

    The public art installation will be selected through a selection process which includes two phases. The first phase is a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from artists and/or creative teams. During the second phase, the top three candidates will be asked to submit full proposals and receive a $1,500 honorarium. All semifinalist’s artwork must be designed to be installed on a concrete slab site.

    Budget Description

    Budget: $30,000
    The budget available for this project is up to and not exceed $30,000. Budget may include, but is not limited to, design, artist's fees, fabrication, supplies, material costs, labor, shipping, delivery, documentation, installation as well as well participation in the Schreiner University Visiting Artist Experience. (see further details in project background)
    The following will be provided by the Kerrville Community Arts Program and Schreiner University:

    • Artist fees, materials and installation up to $30,000
    • Schreiner University Visiting Artist Experience stipend, not to exceed $6,000
    • All artist accommodations and travel
    • Site prep and installation
    • Permits and licenses
    • Onsite equipment rental (if needed)

    Project Description
    Situated in Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is rooted in a deep history of the natural landscape along with a legacy intertwined with indigenous cultures, German and Mexican heritage, and a strong identity shaped by the goat and cattle ranching industry.

    The vision is for a permanent large scale art installation should reflect your affection for and attention to place. Rural communities/residents will be living with the artwork for a long time, perhaps generations. Artists are encouraged to investigate.

    The artist will be awarded a residency at Schreiner University with the Summerlin Visiting Artist Experience. The residency includes accommodations, meals, travel, access to studio space, library, and art equipment during the art installation period. There is a public lecture/discussion session for local artists and student development, a community demonstration, and a dedication event all included in the residency.

    For full application information, please email the project contact at [email protected].