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Happy Valley is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of
Oregon, located just minutes from the Portland metro area and scenic Mt. Hood.
Residents of Happy Valley enjoy a high quality of life, complete with beautiful
parks, meandering trails, safe neighborhoods, and attractive commercial centers.
As Happy Valley continues to grow, the City Council is devoted to preserving
and enhancing the community’s character and livability. One way the Council is
preserving livability is through arts and culture.
In 2016 the City Council approved the formation of a permanent
Happy Valley Public Art Committee to advise City Council in the creation,
development and implementation of official public art activities. The Public
Art Committee cordially invites artists to apply for consideration to be
featured in the 2017-19 City Hall Rotating Sculpture Garden program.
The Sculpture Garden program was established in 2013 to enhance
the public environment and promote understanding of public art by inviting
artists to exhibit their art on a temporary basis outside of City Hall. The
program was subsequently renewed in 2015 and 2017.
Up to six artists will be selected by the Public Art Committee to
display sculptures around the exterior of City Hall (view locations and pad specifications). The exhibition period is July 2017 through June 2019. Submissions may include proposed, partially or fully completed sculptures.
The City will provide each selected artist a $750 honorarium per sculpture.
- Enhance the environment
around City Hall by integrating outdoor art into public spaces.
- Promote public
participation and interaction with artists and artwork.
- Preserve and enrich Happy
Valley's cultural environment and livability.
This call is open to experienced artists who reside in Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California. Artists must be able to transport
sculptures to and from City at their own cost.
- The sculptures may be available for purchase and will be
promoted as such.
will be introduced and honored during an Opening Reception, date and time
to be announced. All selected artists are encouraged to attend.
plaques will be created for each sculpture and installed by the City.
installation and de-installation will be provided by the City.
Artwork Specifications and Sites
- Six locations have been identified for outdoor sculpture installation. View locations and pad specifications.
- The sculpture must be of
suitable scale for outdoor public art, free standing and of high artistic
- Artwork cannot exceed 10
feet tall. Sculptures exceeding 1,000
lbs. will be assessed based the ability to install without requiring special
- The artwork must require
minimum maintenance and withstand the effects of weather, be as resistant as
possible to vandalism, able to safely withstand pedestrian contact and must not
impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- Accessibility restrictions
will be considered in reviewing sculpture(s).
- Concrete pads, with a 30-inch steel plate for welding sculpture
to pad, are provided by the City for display of each sculpture.
- Sculptures must be fitted, before delivery, with a ¼-inch (minimum) steel plate - ranging
in size of 24 – 28 inches in diameter.
- Each artist shall enter
into a two-year lease contract with the City of Happy Valley.
- Artists selected for the
program who submit proposed or partially
completed sculptures shall provide completion timeline and progress updates
via digital photos, video and/or studio visits by the CCAA project manager.
- It is the artist's
responsibility to deliver, and be present, during installation of the sculpture
at the specified time and date agreed upon in the summer of 2017.
- Artwork must be delivered
by artist at their own expense and cannot be shipped; the City does not have
the capacity to store sculptures.
- The City reserves the right
to reject work that differs from the selected sculpture or does not meet
standards of durability, safety and quality.
- Upon completed installation
and during the exhibit period, the City will maintain liability insurance to
cover any damages incurred.
- The City will provide
support at installation, and it will have a crane and welder available for
unloading, placing and welding sculpture plate to the pad plate.
- The Artist is responsible
for removing and storing/disposing of all packing and/or crating materials.
- If a sculpture sells, the
artist is responsible, at their own expense, for replacing the artwork with
another sculpture of the same quality and scale at the time of removal of the
sold artwork. The replacement sculpture must be approved by the Public Art
Committee before the sold sculpture is moved. The replacement sculpture will be
on exhibit for the remainder of the two-year loan period.
- In the event a sculpture on
display is sold, the City of Happy Valley will act as fiscal agent for the
sale, and shall be entitled to a 20% commission of the total sales price.
- It is the artist's
responsibility to be present at the removal of the sculpture from the site at
the end of the exhibition period in summer of 2019. The City will provide a
welder and crane to detach and lift the sculpture for transportation.
partially or fully completed artworks will be considered. If an artwork is
in process, it must be completed by June 1, 2017. Images of completed
artwork will be required by June 1, 2017 to be considered eligible for
artworks must be ready for exhibition and installation on or about July 1,
with overt nudity, religious symbols, death, and drug/alcohol-related
themes will not be considered.
artwork that cannot be installed by the installation deadline will be
disqualified and artist will forfeit the honorarium.
will be selected based on the following criteria:
context - including appropriateness within the public realm and its
ability to be accommodated on one of the sites.
Merit - including design, craftsmanship and artist's experience.
- including safety, structural and surface soundness, materials,
durability, resistance to vandalism and weathering.
and weight criteria, and ability to mount to steel plate on pad per
Interested applicants will need to
complete this online application
be prepared to provide the following information:Current Resume
- Complete contact information
should appear on all pages of documents submitted
(PDF or Microsoft Word Doc format).
Submit up to three (3) JPG or PDF images of sculptures or concepts with for
consideration. Three (3) views of each sculpture is desired (front, back,
side). Images should accurately represent the work, both in scale, media and
color. The City of Happy Valley and the Clackamas County Arts Alliance reserve
the right to use images of selected artwork and/or exhibition for publicity.
Artist must install the artwork that matches the dimensions as submitted in the
entry. For example, if an artist has created duplicate works in more than one
size, only the artwork identified in the application shall be installed.Sculpture Information - Include
- Short paragraph (50 words or less) describing artwork and
inspiration for the sculpture. Consider language that would appropriate to use
in promotional materials
- Title, Height, Width, Depth, Weight, Finished Color
- Materials used to create sculpture (be specific)
Timeline* Dates are targets and may be subject to slight adjustment
of RFQ: February 3, 2017
for application: March 1, 2017 – 5pm Pacific Time
- Notification of Selection: March 20-24, 2017
July, 2017 (exact date TBD)
For questions about the Call for
Sculptors, please contact:
Klein - email@example.com - 503-655-0525