RFP: Provincial Call to Artists – City of Woodstock Public Art Opportunity Bruce Flowers Sculpture Garden Commission

  • Commissioning Entity: The Woodstock Art Gallery
  • Budget: $55000
  • Open Date: 10/02/2021
  • Commissioning Location: Canada
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 10/26/2021

Brief Description

The Woodstock Art Gallery is pleased to invite artists residing in Ontario to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create a permanent public artwork in the City of Woodstock. Woodstock City Council approved the renaming of the west side of Vansittart Park to Florence Carlyle Park, with a portion designated as the Bruce Flowers Sculpture Garden. Flowers, who was a passionate and inspirational art educator in Woodstock for many decades, passed away in 2018 and left the residual of his estate to the Woodstock Art Gallery with the provision that the funds be used to establish an outside figurative sculpture garden. The Woodstock Art Gallery emphasizes the request for a contemporary response considering the human form to address one or more of the following thematic options as related to this concept: Love & Acceptance, Mentoring & Teaching, and Community & Connection.