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PROJECT Liberty Lake Together Community Statue Installation
SUBMISSION DEADLINE January 8, 2021 through March 31, 2021
The Liberty Lake Parks and Arts Commission is accepting submissions for the installation of a statue of the artist’s interpretation of ‘person’ Liberty Lake Together logo, to be installed in Liberty Lake. Below are pictures of the Liberty Lake logo for artist reference. As our community adjusted to life amid a global pandemic, one clear take away was that our community stepped up to help those in need and was stronger together. The Parks & Arts Commission would like to build off of that momentum using the Liberty Lake Together logo to represent this time and togetherness in our community. The statue should embody the ’person’ in the logo. It may be abstract, but identifiable. The artist shall recommend the medium and installation requirements. ARTWORK LOCATIONS The final location for the statue(s) has yet to be determined. The commission is considering locations at Orchard Park, the Liberty Lake Library or other highly visible locations. The long term vision for this project is to continue to install statues that reflect the things we love about our community. Similar projects for reference include: Spokane Hearts Liberty Lake Parks and Arts Commission 22710 East Country Vista Drive Liberty Lake, WA 99019 (509) 755-6700 Prepared by the Liberty Lake Parks & Arts Commission January 2021 Campaign, Virginia’s LoveWorks campaign, Berlin’s Buddy Bears, St. Paul’s Peanuts Statues, etc. The artist is encouraged to make an installation location recommendation with their submission. The sculpture installation will take place in late spring/summer of 2021. Installation date shall be coordinated between the artist and the Parks and Arts Commission Representative. ELIGIBILITY This project is open to all professional and amateur artists and other creative individuals and groups. PROPOSAL Public art can promote a sense of community and offer a unique identity for the City of Liberty Lake. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and helps to enrich the quality of life in Liberty Lake. The statues will be installed in public spaces and artist should plan for the statues being interacted with. Sculptures shall be safe, appropriate for all audiences and durable. All submitted works shall be constructed from materials that withstand constant exposure to weather elements and temperature variances typical of the area. The works will be displayed in an unprotected public forum, so all submitted works shall be structurally sound enough to withstand handling, touching, and possible physical stress. The statue(s) should be ‘life size’, are intended to be interactive, and suitable for photo opportunities. All sculptures shall be in ‘intended condition’ when delivered. Where applicable, material shall be sealed, repainted, or other appropriate measures taken to protect the structure surface. INSTALLATION Sculptures shall be delivered with a steel (preferred) or stainless steel base on the bottom, a minimum of half inch (1/2”) larger than the sculpture at the base. This will allow for welding the sculpture(s) to a pedestal for a more secure installation. Other installation methods may be recommended by the artist. STIPEND The Parks and Art Commission does not have a set stipend allocated for this project. The selection committee is looking for the installed sculpture to be $10,000 or less, but may be willing to consider more for the right work of art. The artist shall be responsible for all materials and suppliers required to complete a sculpture suitable for exterior installation and able to withstand exposure to the outdoor elements. Artist shall detail sculpture material and recommended installation method in proposal. SCULPTURE REQUIREMENTS AND SUBMISSION DETAILS Artists are invited to submit up to four (4) files for consideration. Artists may submit photos and/or sketches of the proposed piece. The submitted artwork may be a new or existing piece created by the artists. Submitted designs must be original works of the artist and in compliance with all existing copyright laws. Due to the public nature of the project, artwork shall not contain advertising, religious art, sexual, violent or other content unsuitable for all ages and cannot convey political partisanship. Liberty Lake Parks and Arts Commission 22710 East Country Vista Drive Liberty Lake, WA 99019 (509) 755-6700 Prepared by the Liberty Lake Parks & Arts Commission January 2021