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For Immediate Release

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Sandra Wolfe
director@tuscarts.org
205-758-5195, x3

RFP ANNOUNCED FOR PUBLIC SCULPTURE AT EGAN’S IN
TUSCALOOSA, AL

(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) Egan’s Bar, in conjunction with Buffalo Rock Pepsi and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa, is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams for the commission of a site specific outdoor mural to be installed on an existing blank concrete wall on the Egan’s bar building. Egan’s is located at 1229 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Ala., 35401, close to The University of Alabama campus.

The wall measures 62’ x 18’. Site specific artwork will be given the highest priority with the potential to: brand the space, introduce color, serve as a backdrop for photos and provide an invitation for spectators to become part of the art experience. Please do not submit a UA or football themed proposal. Artist proposals are to include all proposed costs such as materials, installation, artist fees, etc. Artists will be asked to develop a line itemized budget as part of the proposal submission.

All artists over the age of 18 are eligible to submit a proposal.

All proposals will be reviewed and considered by a committee representing members of the Tuscaloosa Public Art Committee. Upon award selection the artist must adhere to the installation deadliness outlined in the proposal. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

Schedule and Deadlines:

Deadline for RFP Submissions: March 1, 2019
Winning Proposal Announced: March 15, 2019
Completed Project: May 31, 2019
Total Project: $7,500-$10,000

A link to the complete RFP including details such as Standards, Required Materials and Site Images are available on The Arts Council’s website home page at www.tuscarts.org.

For more information, contact:

Sandra Wolfe, Executive Director, The Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa
205-758-4994, x3 or director@tuscarts.org

Craig Wedderspoon, Professor of Sculpture, The University of Alabama
205-348-1898 or craig.wedderspoon@ua.edu. 

 

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