RFQ: Maryland District Court, Catonsville Courthouse Call for Public Art

  • Commissioning Entity: The Maryland State Department of General Services (DGS) and the Maryland State Arts Council
  • Budget: $208000
  • Open Date: 2021-04-26
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2021-06-07

Brief Description

The Maryland State Department of General Services (DGS) has completed construction on the new Catonsville District Courthouse. New public artworks, both visual and literary, will be incorporated for the interior and exterior of the building. Creating artwork for the new Catonsville District Court is an opportunity to interpret and convey the principles of the American justice system: the rule of law, equal justice under the law, due process, access to justice in the criminal system, the right to an attorney for those who cannot afford one, as well as the presumption of innocence. In doing so, every person’s human dignity, intrinsic self-worth, and autonomy can be respected throughout all stages of the justice system. The artwork created for the new courthouse will interpret these concepts from a contemporary perspective. In general, the artwork should avoid relying solely on literal and traditional symbols of justice (e.g., the allegorical figure of Lady Justice).

  • Contact Name: Ryan Patterson
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (443) 721-3085