Public Wayfinding - Call to Artists
Call to Lane County glass artists
Call to Artists
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on April 3, 2022
The City of Eugene, Travel Lane County and The Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene are working to establish a pedestrian wayfinding program. This presents an opportunity to bring a coordinated and artistic amenity to life and further enrich the cultural landscape of Eugene.
We are currently seeking glass artists with experience working with hot glass, flameworking and cold working techniques to create finials for a series of new wayfinding signs for popular destinations throughout the downtown area. There will be seven (7) signs that each need 8-inch finials. The artist will create a total of 10 initial finials with the option for the city to purchase additional finials of the same design as needed in the future.
The primary outcome of this initiative is to develop and install a well-coordinated, eye catching and effective wayfinding system that orients resident and visitor pedestrians to Eugene’s landscape and brings visibility to Eugene’s arts, culture and natural amenities.
The opportunity is available for any Lane County artist over 18 years of age. Established artists are encouraged to apply. In support of the City of Eugene’s commitment to achieving greater racial equity across the arts sector, submissions from artists of diverse ethnic backgrounds are particularly encouraged.
A selection committee will be facilitated by the City of Eugene Public Art Manager and includes City staff, a project design team member and arts professionals. The committee will review submitted qualifications and select up to three finalists. Finalists will be provided a design stipend of $400 to develop their concept for 10 glass finials. After evaluation of the concepts, one finalist will then be awarded the commission.
- April 3, 11:59 p.m.: deadline for applications
- April 7: finalists notified
- May 1-7: presentation of design proposals
- May 7-14: commission awarded
- May 15-June 30: glass fabrication
- July 1: installation
Follow this link to learn about the design of the wayfinding signs and the vision of how the finials should interact with them.
To apply, email the following materials to Kate Ali at email@example.com
- Letter of interest
- Submit as a single-page PDF or Word document with this filename format: [artist’s last name]+[first name initial]+“letter” (e.g., garciamletter.pdf)
- Describe your interest in this project and how your artwork and art-making process would be a good fit for the opportunity.
- OPTIONAL: if you are an established artist emerging into public art, in your letter of interest explain the reasons why you believe you are qualified for the opportunity, or the steps you would take to ensure successful completion of an architecturally integrated or large-scale artwork commission.
- Submit as a PDF or Word document with this filename format: [artist’s last name]+[first name initial]+“resume” (e.g., garciamresume.pdf). Limit your resume to a maximum of 2 pages and include complete contact information: street address, phone number and email.
- 5 Images of Past Work
Submit in JPG or PNG format. Use this filename format for images: [artist’s last name]+[first name initial]+[unique number that corresponds to the image description in step 4] (e.g., garciam01.jpg). Image requirements:
- Dimensions: minimum 1200 pixels on the longest side
- File size: 5 MB maximum per image
- Image Descriptions
- Provide a list of descriptions for each image and submit as a PDF or Word document with this filename format: [artist’s last name]+[first name initial]+“list” (e.g., garciamlist.pdf). Include these key details for each image:
- Unique number used to identify each image (from image filename in Step 3 above)
- Title of work
- Brief description of project
- Date completed
For questions about the project or the application process, contact Kate Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org