Suwanee”s Public Arts Commission seeks proposals from artists or teams of artists for original outdoor sculptures to be included in the third Suwanee SculpTour, a public art exhibit in downtown Suwanee. The next SculpTour will be extended to a period of nearly two years, from May 2013-March 2015.
“SculpTour has received an enthusiastic, positive response from visitors and the community,”# notes Economic and Community Development Director Denise Brinson. “The current exhibit has been so popular that we”ll be sorry to see it go in March after only 10 months. So, for that reason as well as to make more efficient use of private funding resources, we”ve decided to extend SculpTour to a 22-month exhibit period.”#
The deadline for submissions is January 25, 2013. The Request for Proposals is available on the Business Matters/Requests for Proposals page at www.suwanee.com.
The Public Arts Commission will select between 10 and 20 sculptures, depending on available funding for the 2013 SculpTour exhibit, which will open in May. Selected artists will receive a stipend for loaning their sculpture to the exhibit. At the end of the exhibit in March 2015, again depending upon funding, the City of Suwanee may purchase one or more of the pieces for display in one of Suwanee”s public spaces.
Submissions will be evaluated based upon originality/creativity, relation to architecture and themes of downtown Suwanee, general community appeal, maintenance/longevity, quality of materials and execution, ease of installation, and other factors.
SculpTour is a component of the City of Suwanee”s commitment to public art as a way to enhance quality of life and economic development as well as to further distinguish Suwanee as a vibrant, creative community.