The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art at a new fire station located at the southeast corner of Fountaingrove Parkway and Stagecoach Road. Deadline to submit qualifications is September 11, 2023. Visit srcity.org/3904/Fire-Station-5-Public-Art to download the Request for Qualifications and apply online.
This commission is open to practicing professional artists residing in the United States. California artists are encouraged to apply.
Description of Project Opportunity: Fire Station 5 Public Art
This public art opportunity is for an artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-specific public art at a new fire station (Fire Station 5) being constructed in the Fountaingrove neighborhood of Santa Rosa, CA. The goal of this completed project is to celebrate the resiliency and rebuilding efforts of the Santa Rosa Fire Department and community and to draw positive attention to the new Fire Station 5, which is replacing one destroyed by the Tubbs Fire and previously located on Newgate Court. There are various exterior locations for public art at the project site, and 2D and 3D materials will be considered. The public artwork should consider the proposed landscaping, hardscape, lighting, and viewer’s perspective.
Department and Historical Context
The former Fire Station 5 was lost in the Tubbs fire in October 2017. The new Fire Station 5 will be constructed in a new location that will improve response times to the Fountaingrove neighborhood, can be upstaffed during weather events, and can serve as a forward command post during an emergency. The Fire Department will be actively involved in this project and have input throughout the artist selection and artwork design process. Please see the Request for Qualifications for more information regarding the historical context for this project.
The total available funding for the project is $130,000 (all inclusive – design and construction) and comes from the City of Santa Rosa Fire Department.
Deadline to Apply
5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2023.