RFQ: Centerpiece Artwork for Merschel Park

  • Commissioning Entity: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission
  • Budget: $225000
  • Open Date: 2019-03-18
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2019-05-10

Brief Description

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission is seeking an artist to design and create a permanent centerpiece artwork for Merschel Park in downtown Winston-Salem. The park is named after Wanda Merschel (1950- ), a Winston-Salem City Council Member from 1997-2013. Always a consensus builder, Merschel struck a balance between citizen services and capital investments to help revitalize downtown Winston-Salem and ensure the city’s future prosperity. As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated career in finance and politics, Merschel has continuously been a strong advocate for women. “I have been fortunate to learn from women in all walks of life who taught me that calmness, patience, and serenity will always yield a better outcome.” It is her hope that this namesake park will be a place where people can reflect on the inspiring roles and qualities that women have brought to public service.

  • Contact Name: Kelly Bennett
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (336) 747-7062