California Arts Council

State of California

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Artist Designed Bench
For California artists

Mountain Road Artist Designed Bench

Open to California resident artists with demonstrated experience in the design and production of site-responsive pubic art.

Budget: $25,000 (Additional $500 for proposal development and up to $500 for travel costs)

Mountain Road beach access is undergoing renovation. The Arts Commission is seeking: - projects that are constructed of durable materials that are easy to maintain in an ocean environment. - The scope included the design and production of this scenic overlook bench. - The seating portion must accommodate up to 4 people. - Have surfaces that are comfortable and safe to sit on in the hot sun. No shade component is requested. - May include multiple heights for seating with some or all backrests not to exceed 4' in height. - Be securely installed, but also easily moved if necessary. - Artist must guarantee the construction of the work. - Wooden elements are discouraged. - The proposed project may be whimsical and interactive.

Selection Considerations - Artistic excellence, innovation and originality as evidenced by representation of past work and other supporting materials. - Appropriateness of the artist's work to the goal of the project. - Professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project. - Availability to participate in the design approval and implementation of the project. - Assessed ability to meet project deadlines and to perform work in a timely and professional manner. - Artist teams must demonstrate previous collaborations. - The selected art work must have been created by the artist.

March 27, 2017 Selection panel review April 10, 2017 Arts Commission approval of selection panel selection April 17, 2017 Finalists meet with Arts Commission sub-committee May 15, 2017 Deliver proposals and present concept to the sub-committee May 22, 2017 Presentation to the Arts Commission June 13, 2017 Presentation to the City Council Complete installation by or before December 1, 2017.

Deadline: 03-25-2017
City of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA

Contact: Mike McGregor
Phone: 949.497.0722 x 5

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