ARRES LOOKS FOR ARTISTS TO SHOWCASE LEGACY PROJECT
The Airdrie Regional Recreational Enhancement Society (ARRES) has teamed up with Creative Airdrie (CAS) to create a legacy project to enhance the new lobby area in Phase III of Genesis Place (the twin arenas).
“We want to create a strong visual focal point to recognize our founders and our donors,” says Megan Raaflaub O’Reilly, Fundraiser Support Specialist with ARRES. “We thought working with Creative Airdrie would give us the exposure to the arts community and their expertise and guidance to make this project a reality.”
The legacy project is envisioned as a large wall mounted “tree” covered in leaves that are purchased by donors. 200 leaves engraved with donor names are the target for the fall of 2013. (ARRES anticipates the sale of a further 200-400 leaves in the following year.) ARRES and CAS are looking for artist submissions on how the tree and its leaves would be designed, manufactured, and incorporated into the lobby area. Artists are asked to submit a concept for the trunk design and the individual leaf attachments in an area 10 ft high by 8 ft wide.
“The trunk could be a painting or sculpture, a carving or some other form of fabrication – we are looking to the arts community for their input,” says CAS Executive Director Linda Bruce. “The leaves themselves will have to allow for engraving and the use of multiple metallics to recognize donor levels.”
ARRES will cover all of the costs of the design and installation of the legacy tree. Artists must submit a full cost projection that includes their own design time, material costs and installation costs.
The full artist submission form and details are available online at creativeairdrie.ca. The deadline to submit a design proposal is June 15, 2013. The winning bid will be announced June 30, 2013. The successful project must be completed and installed by September 1, 2013. The ARRES Board of Directors will select the winning proposal.
For more information contact:
Megan Raaflaub O’Reilly , Fundraiser Support Specialist, Airdrie Regional Recreation Enhancement Society (ARRES) firstname.lastname@example.org 403.510.8151
Linda Bruce, Executive Director, Creative Airdrie Society email@example.com
ARRES Legacy Tree Artist Request for Proposal
All proposals must be received by noon June 15, 2013. The winning proposal will be notified June 30, 2013.
Artists may be contacted for further interviews.
The approved proposal must be completed and installed no later than Sept 1, 2013.
The final artwork must be designed to be installed on a cement wall 10 ft high x 8” wide
There are two design components, the tree trunk and the individual leaves
The design must incorporate the installation of 200 individual engraved leaves and an additional 200-400 leaves early 2014. Each leaf must be a minimum of 1 ¾” x 3 ½” to hold three lines and 60 characters.
The trunk design needs to incorporate the four major founders (roots) of the Genesis Place project: Airdrie Regional Recreation Enhancement Society, Airdrie Minor Hockey Association, Airdrie Skating Club, and Airdrie Ringette Association
Artist may choose to submit the costs of engraving the individual leaves or request a third party involvement.
Artist must submit the following:
A full description of the design and techniques used including several sketches/drawings depicting the tree from several angles.
A detailed list of materials to be used.
A budget for design, materials and installation. (Note installation may be completed by Genesis Place staff).
A detailed project timeline.
A resume and three references.
Electronic samples of previous work (jpeg or pdf).
The tree would be unveiled to the public September 8, 2013.
The final design is the decision of the ARRES Board of directors.