Artists, artist teams, designers and architects are invited to submit proposals for a new public artwork to be located at the City of Kettering’s Southdale Park and Habitat Environmental Center. The artist will design, fabricate and install a permanent, site-specific piece using approximately 120 aluminum tiles created by Kettering City Schools students. The tiles were created during a special aluminum casting event with the foundry team of Bernie Carreno of Austin, TX.
The Habitat Environmental Center offers numerous programs and events throughout the year, as well as ecologically themed exhibitions to promote environmental stewardship. The center is located in Southdale Park, an eight-acre park that includes a nature trail, picnic tables and a nature-themed playground. The chosen artwork will reflect this site, include nature and sustainability themes and actively support interaction and play.
Interested artists must be based within a 60-mile radius of Dayton. The projects will be reviewed based on aesthetic quality, feasibility, durability in an outdoor setting, experience of artist/team members and adherence to project criteria. Q & A sessions will be held at the Habitat Environmental Center on February 18 and March 18 from 5 – 6pm. Shayna McConville, Cultural Arts Manager, and a representative from the Parks division will be on hand to discuss the project.
The total project budget for the artwork is $15,000 and includes all project costs. Artists may submit their proposals for consideration through March 27, 2015. Proposals must include a resume, artist statement, three references, images, a project narrative and a budget breakdown. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. For full submission requirements, please visit citysites.ketteringoh.org.