RFP: Sentara Brock Cancer Center Public Art

  • Commissioning Entity: The Norfolk Public Art Commission and Sentara Healthcare
  • Budget: $100000
  • Open Date: 2021-02-01
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in state of installation
  • Close Date: 2021-02-25

Brief Description

The Public Art Planning Committee seeks to hire an artist to design and create exterior artwork that represents healing, hope, and resiliency. The work should be elegant, sophisticated, and visually stimulating. We hope the artwork will convey a sense of peace and serenity and lift-up the patients, families, and staff who come to the building. Artists may want to explore organic, natural themes and shapes that are tactile and engaging.

The beautiful, contemporary glass and stone building was designed as a place of healing. Artwork, plants, and furnishings embellish a light-filled interior that evokes calmness. There is a healing garden and fountain on the side of the building, adjacent to the parking garage currently under construction. Artists should consider the dialogue between the architecture, the local area, and the artwork to complement the building and the building’s use. The artwork will mark the Main Entrance and will serve as a visual point of reference.