PLEASE NOTE - This Call for Art originates from the San Francisco Arts Commission, not Xanadu Gallery. Submissions and questions should be made according to their instructions below. Comments and questions left on this page will not be seen by the Arts Commission.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
AT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SFO)
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
NEW CONTROL TOWER BUILDING
TERMINAL 3 BOARDING AREA E and CHECKPOINT REMODEL
RFQ DATE: 5/28/12
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 27, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PDT
Applications are available through SlideRoom (https://sfgov.slideroom.com), an on-line application system for calls for entry. There is no charge to artists for using SlideRoom. If you are a first time user of SlideRoom, please allow adequate time to learn the use of this system. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
This call has opportunities for both national and local artists (see eligibility restrictions for each project below). All artists, regardless of geographic location, should apply through this same call.
The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking artists for consideration for a variety of public art projects located at San Francisco International Airport. We encourage artists using a variety of artistic approaches and media to apply.
SCHEDULE: The remodeling and opening of these new projects is a fast track capital project. Artists selected for this project must be available to being work no later than August 1, 2012.
BUDGET: Project budgets will be between $100,000 and $350,000.
San Francisco International Airport’s public art program offers travelers and residents a permanent collection of paintings, sculptures, mosaics and environmental works that reflect the Bay Area’s vibrant and diverse culture. In all, the collection comprises more than 80 pieces in a diversity of styles and media by artists of local, national, and international acclaim. The works were commissioned in accordance with San Francisco’s percent-for-art ordinance, which provides for an art enrichment allocation equivalent to 2% of the construction cost of a new or renovated civic structure.
Control Tower Building:
The Airport is building a new Control Tower, with a supporting building and connector, which will join Terminals 1 and 2. The major art opportunity is the non-secure connector wall between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. This wall is approximately 70’ long and 30’ high. This location affords high visibility to both ticketed and non-ticketed visitors, and will provide a more human scale and articulation to the corridor wall.
High light levels in the corridor will necessitate the commissioning of artwork in colorfast materials that will not need protection from being touched by the public. Ideal materials are glass or tile mosaic, relief in terra cotta, bronze, cast aluminum, etc. The size of the panels will be dimensioned so that the bottom of the panels begin approximately 1’ from the floor and have the same dimensions as the 5’ x 10’ wood panels they would replace. Therefore, the ideal height is 10’, with length being in 10’ modules. Panels will be set into the wall so that they are flush with the wood paneling.
Project Budget: $325,000
Geographic Eligibility: Nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties
• Architectural Design Development Complete: July, 2012
• 100% Construction Documents: January, 2013
• Construction Complete: July, 2014
Terminal 3 Projects (T-3 Checkpoint and Boarding Area E):
These two related capital improvement projects include the complete remodeling and expansion of Boarding Area E and an expanded security checkpoint for T-3, which will necessitate the expansion of the building, including the construction of a new gate room. Project opportunities for these projects include:
1. Boarding Area E: Light sculpture
2. Boarding Area E: Children’s play area: Possible interactive artwork or otherwise “child friendly” sculpture
3. Terminal 3 Checkpoint: Walls in front of Checkpoint
4. Terminal 3 Checkpoint: Suspended sculpture above escalator
Project Budgets: Budgets for these projects will range between $100,000 and $350,000.
• BAE Light Sculpture: National
• All others: San Francisco Bay Area
Architectural Design Development Complete: June, 2012
100% Construction Documents: September, 2012
Construction Complete: November 1, 2013
Schedule T-3 Checkpoint:
100% Construction Documents: February, 2013
Construction Complete: January, 2015
ARTIST SELECTION CONSIDERATIONS
• Artistic excellence, innovation and originality as evidenced by representations of past work and other supporting material
• The artist’s work is judged to strengthen the existing art collection at SFO
The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project
• The artist is available to participate in the design, approval and implementation of the project as required
• Assessed ability to meet project deadlines, and to perform work in a timely and professional manner
• Results of reference checks
All application materials must be submitted online via SlideRoom. Application materials include:
• Letter of Interest
• Professional Resume
• 10 images of previous work; artwork represented must be work in which the applicant was the creative author. In the case of collaborative work, please identify on slide list your role in the project
• Annotated image descriptions with purchase/commission amounts
There is no application fee to apply or to use the SlideRoom online application system. To view the application, go to https://sfgov.slideroom.com/ (no “www”) and sign up for an account. Applicants can receive support by emailing: email@example.com or by accessing a help desk here:http://slideroom.zendesk.com.
PLEASE NOTE – FOR ARTIST TEAM APPLICATIONS
Artist teams must submit one application and are limited to 10 images total.
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS
After the application deadline the Arts Commission Public Art staff will screen applicants to establish a qualified candidate pool to be considered for these commissions. These pre-qualified artists will be presented to an Artist Selection Panel consisting of arts professionals and one representative each from the Arts Commission and Airport Commission and in some cases the project architect. The panel(s) may select finalists, who will be paid an honorarium to either develop a site proposal, and/or attend an interview. After interviewing the candidates and reviewing proposals (if requested), the Selection Panel will recommend candidate(s) to the Arts Commission and Airport for approval.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please call Susan Pontious, Public Art Program Deputy Director at (415) 252-2587, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Zoe Taleporos, the Public Art Program Associate, at (415) 252-3215; email@example.com.
STAY IN TOUCH: Artists interested in other public art commissions are encouraged to visit the San Francisco Arts Commission’s the Public Art Program websitehttp://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/. Information is updated whenever new opportunities arise.