The Foundry Parking Garage
Request for Qualifications Sought – Application Deadline October 19

The City of Loveland Art in Public Places is accepting Requests for Qualifications for artists working in two-dimensional media to design and create artworks for The Foundry parking garage in downtown Loveland.  The commission has a strong preference for artists working with dynamic and colorful media (painters, multi-media, mosaic artists, etc.). The Foundry is a sweeping redevelopment of nearly three city blocks in southern downtown Loveland which will provide a strong foundation for the revitalization of Loveland’s historic downtown.  Public artwork will be prominently featured throughout this development through permanent installations, annual public art projects and temporary installations.  Two areas have been identified for public art installations on the City’s public parking structure:

1)      Lincoln Avenue:  The Lincoln Avenue side of the parking garage is highly visible as it faces Highway 287, the main highway through downtown Loveland.  The art installation will be supported upon a concrete wall measuring 30’ x 54’.
2)      Second Street:  Second Street side will be the main entrance into the parking structure and will face an adjacent hotel.  This location measures approximately 108’ wide x 44’ tall.  All or part of this surface could be used for public artwork.

A maximum of $150,000 has been allocated for The Foundry parking garage.  This budget includes all design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, installation, equipment, travel, contingency and incidental costs.  The City of Loveland reserves the right to withdraw from the project prior to such time as a contract is formally entered into with the artist.  Contract provisions will apply subsequent to the agreement to such by both parties. The application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018.  (Photos of Artwork Installation Sites)

Project details and the application is available through the CAFÉ website:   https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5832.   This RFQ is requesting only artist qualifications as demonstrated by professional samples of past works. Please DO NOT send proposals as they will not be considered by the Artwork Selection Jury.

The Foundry Electrical Cabinets

Five on-site electrical cabinets will be painted by local artists. Artists will begin their work in spring 2019 once the construction allows artists’ access.  All cabinets are expected to be completed by late spring/early summer 2019.  Congratulations to The Foundry Transformations artirts:  Katherine Collier, Lyse Dzija, Diane Roeder, Kirsten Savage, and Werner Schreiber.

Mountain Lion Avenue Roundabout Sculpture, Artist James Johnson
Installation expected in Early October 2018

Artist James Johnson was selected from 119 artists nationwide to create a large, sculptural work for a new 100′ roundabout at the intersection of Mountain Lion and North Boyd Lake Avenues. The monolithic Cor-Ten steel sculpture will be installed in mid-September 2018.

Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park Memorial
Request for Qualifications Sought – Application Deadline October 26

The City of Loveland seeks an artist/artist team to design art concepts for the Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park located in the Big Thompson Canyon in Loveland.  The park has been closed since September 2013, when a devastating flood scoured away many of the park’s major elements, and will reopen to the public in September 2018.  Reconstruction has focused on making the park more resilient to future floods, which has dramatically changed the park’s character from a manicured, urban park with irrigated turf to a foothills mountain park with non-irrigated native grasses.

The intention of this public art project is to create a feature that honors the 50+ memorials that were previously on-site but washed away by the flood.  The City is open to an artistic interpretation of a memorial and is not expecting the artwork to call out a list of names per se, or provide the opportunity to accumulate additional names over time.  Deadline for submission is Friday, October 26, 2018.  Installation of the memorial artwork is desired by July 2019.

Project details and the application is available through the CAFÉ website:  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5628.  This RFQ is requesting only artist qualifications as demonstrated by professional samples of past works. Please DO NOT send proposals as they will not be considered by the Artwork Selection Jury.