RFQ: Founders Memorial Valdez Alaska

  • Commissioning Entity: The City of Valdez, Office of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and The Port Valdez Company
  • Budget: $200000
  • Open Date: 2021-03-28
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2021-03-31

Brief Description

We are seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install this memorial artwork as a tribute
to its founders George Cheever Hazelet and Andrew Jackson Meals, an entrance gateway to the newly formed conservation easement identified as Meals Hill. The chosen artist will have a voice at the table to help shape the aesthetics of the entrance with community engagement as a central component of the transformation process. The sculpture should ultimately have some relationship to the history of these two founders. The selected artist or artist group will be asked to consider how their design is specific to the location and celebrates the lives of the founders and the spirit of a true Alaskan partnership. Artists with experience in creating site-specific sculptures and wishing to engage and work with communities as a component of their practice are encouraged to apply.

  • Contact Name: John Clark
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (502) 693-1506