RFP: M.L. “Red” Trabue Nature Reserve Public Artwork, Dublin, Ohio

  • Commissioning Entity: Dublin Arts Council
  • Budget: $150000
  • Open Date: 2021-07-12
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2021-09-01

Brief Description

Dublin Arts Council has issued a national call for artists to award a $150,000 all-inclusive commission for the creation of a site-specific permanent public artwork installation at M.L. “Red” Trabue Nature Reserve in Dublin, Ohio. Named for “Red” Trabue, a Dublin naturalist, journalist and television pioneer, the reserve is a 90-acre park which features restored wetland and vernal pools, biking and walking paths, a fishing pond, an arboretum, wildflower and prairie grasslands, bluebird nest boxes and an 1865-era log cabin. The artwork will be the latest large-scale permanent artwork of the Dublin Art in Public Places program, which was begun in 1988. The collection includes more than 60 large and small-scale permanent, temporary and interactive projects and is valued at $3.8 million. The artwork is slated for installation and dedication in the summer of 2023.