Description of Project Opportunity: Bayer Park Mural
The Public Art Program is seeking an artist to design and implement a mural installation on the exterior walls of a community pavilion at a new park.
Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens is located at:
1550 West Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Surfaces are available for the installation include the east and west stucco walls, each approximately 9 feet by 16 feet. Other surfaces may be considered, pending approval. Design should make use of available wall space and offer creative solutions to deter graffiti and vandalism.
The maximum project budget is $12,000 and should be inclusive of all artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, materials, travel, installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses. Finalists invited to submit specific proposals will receive an honorarium of $300 for the design of their proposed project.
The Public Art Program is pleased to work with the Parks Division in offering this opportunity. Construction of Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens began in late August 2015 and is projected to be completed by winter 2016. The 6-acre park will include a community kiosk and pavilion, skate park, half-court basketball, farm and nature-themed playground and outdoor nature discovery area, picnic tables, barbeques, adult exercise equipment, parks and open lawn area. The existing community garden area will be expanded with the construction of a farm stand and refurbishing of the existing barn. Goals for the placement of artwork at this site include involvement of the surrounding neighborhood in the implementation of the mural, use of available wall space/surfaces, creative solutions to deter graffiti and vandalism, and design elements that reference the neighborhood and existing farm.
Estimated Completion Timeline
September 15: Deadline to submit qualifications
September 27: Finalists invited to submit proposals
October 3: Project orientation and site visit for finalists
October 24: Deadline to submit proposals
November 7: Selection panel recommendation to Art in Public Places Committee