Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Call for Submissions: Watermarks RFQ 11-181 MNAC. Deadline 12-16-11

Call for Submissions:
Watermarks RFQ 11-181

Metro Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) has opened a call for artist qualifications (RFQ) for a multi-site public art installation commemorating the neighborhood impact and citizen response of the historic 2010 floods.
The “Watermarks” project will connect artists with local neighborhoods to create original art works that form a reflective community gathering place inspired by the stories and experiences of Nashvillians during the May 2010 floods. Artists will be chosen through a competitive process to work directly with residents of the six most flood-impacted neighborhoods. The six works will be permanently located in parks within the six areas, which include:

    Delray (West Park)
    Antioch ( Antioch Community Center)
    Bordeaux (Hartman Park)
    Bellevue (Harpeth Knoll Park)
    East Nashville (Shelby Park)
    Pennington Bend (Two Rivers Park)

Art works will vary by location in terms of medium and fabrication and may include, but are not limited to, benches, backdrops, screening and natural features.  Artists will be encouraged to use found materials and appropriate flood related artifacts in the fabrication of their work.

These six works will be commissioned for original design and fabrication and are part of a regional call for artists who reside within a 250-mile radius of Nashville. Submission deadline is December 16, 2011, 4:30 PM CT. The location maps and RFQ are available at http://www.artsnashville.org.

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