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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 HUDSON POOLE IN TUSCALOOSA, AL

(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers, a privately-owned local business, in conjunction with the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa, is seeking an already completed work of public sculpture for a two-year lease to be installed in front of the store location at 1111 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 35401.

Accompanying the lease is a $2,000 stipend to be paid upon completion of the installation of the sculpture. Additional funding of up to $500 will be available to assist with transportation and installation costs. The lease will run from March 2019 through March of 2021. All artists over the age of 18 are eligible to submit a proposal. There is no cost to submit a proposal.

The site location is a span of grass seated in between the store lot and Greensboro Avenue and/or the west-facing wall of the building, directly across from the Tuscaloosa County School System offices in downtown Tuscaloosa. Concrete slab, footers, or other anchoring requirements will be considered based upon the chosen sculpture and poured to suit.

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.

Deadline for RFP Submissions: February 1, 2019
Winning Proposal Announced: February 15, 2019
Installation: March 14-15, 2019
Total Stipend: $2,000
Transportation & Installation: Up to $500 upon presentation of receipts
Lease Term: March 14, 2018-March 12, 2021        

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 Tuscaloosa205-758-4994, 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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