Request for Qualifications - Artists 

100% Corner of Beaverton Central District Garage

City of Beaverton, Oregon

P.O. Box 4755

Beaverton, OR 97076

(503) 526-2299

www.beavertonoregon.gov/Arts

RFQ - 100% Corner of Beaverton Central District Garage

Deadline to Apply: Thursdsay, November 21, 2019 by 4:00 PM PDT

The City of Beaverton seeks to identify an Artist to design original 2-D artwork for the 100% Corner of the Beaverton Central District Garage

For project information, contact Chris Ayzoukian, Patricia Reser Center for the Arts General Manager, at (503) 906-7825 and cayzoukian@beavertonoregon.gov, and/or Kristen Ramirez, Public Art Consultant, at (206) 240-6015 and ramirez.kt@gmail.com

1. About the Project

$18,000 Project Budget:

$18,000 artist fee includes design and review services only. Material, fabrication and installation will be covered by a separate construction budget, not incurred by the artist.

2. Scope of Work

The City of Beaverton seeks a regional artist to create a black and white two-dimensional image for the 100% Corner of the Beaverton Central District Garage. Artists of color and emerging artists who have not received a significant public art commission are especially encouraged to apply. The artwork may come from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to printmaking, photography, digital art, graphic design, hand-lettering, and tattoo artists. 

The Selected Artist will provide a high-resolution black and white digital image file that will be translated to metal panels by the General Contractor. The artist is required to coordinate with the fabricator for the metal panels. The Artist will review fabricator’s mock-ups of the artwork image and review installed panels with artwork. Material, installation and process of applying Artist’s image to the material are part of the garage construction budget, not part of Artist contract or budget.

Artwork Opportunity:

This is a required art location as part of the project’s Land Use Submittal. The artwork will be integrated into the elegant metal panels of the architectural facade. This artwork location is urban, set at a major intersection, and highly visible from many approaches. The 100% Corner offers a monumental scale, and is viewed from a distance. The area designated for the artwork is approximately 1910 square feet. 

3. Project Background 

About Patricia Reser Center for the Arts and Beaverton Central District Garage:

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts will be the first performing arts center of its kind to be built in the Portland-metro area in more than 30 years, and will be a state-of-the-art, world class multidisciplinary performing and visual arts center located in the heart of Beaverton. The sixth largest city in Oregon and a flourishing economic hub of Washington County, the City of Beaverton is one of the most racially, ethnically and economically diverse population centers in the state, and is home to global companies such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear, as well as many entrepreneurial pioneers and visionaries. 

Making the arts accessible to all, the new Patricia Reser Center for the Arts will showcase the best in local, regional and national performers. With innovative offerings in the performing arts – theater, music, dance – along with experiential workshops and classes, the center for the arts will be a beacon for civic engagement, creative learning and greater social cohesion. Serving a diverse and growing population, the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts’ welcoming and inclusive campus will offer residents in the region new ways to connect with the greater creative community, the city and fellow visitors via unique presentations and lifelong learning opportunities. 

The facility will include a 550-seat theater, meeting, rehearsal and workshop spaces, lobby, art gallery and outdoor plaza. The Center for the Arts will also be accompanied by the Beaverton Central District Garage, a much needed amenity that will provide convenient and proximal parking. Design development is well underway, with an anticipated grand opening in early Fall 2021. 

Public Art Goals and Opportunities: 

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts (PRCA) and Beaverton Central District Garage (BCD Garage) form an elegant setting for an assemblage of artworks, as numbered in the image above. The Garage anchors the site with an elegant, urban form. The ground plane then extends through the site, around the contained spaces of the theater and offices, through the lobby and across the plaza to the edge of the green. The open, gracious, light-filled architecture of the PRCA is linked visually and experientially to the street and pastoral waterway by an open and inviting plaza. 

Public art at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts and Creekside Garage should consider the unifying conceptual framework of Manufactured Landscapes as a holistic art experience and a thread of continuity in the site. This concept stems from two main threads that run through this site that tie together the past and present – ideas of performance and ideas of nature and culture. For more information on this unifying concept, please go to the PRCA and BCD Garage Art Framework: 

http://issuu.com/metzchew/docs/metz_chew_art_framework_for_prca_and_bcdg

4. Timeline

Timeline for Selection

Invitation to Apply Available Friday, October 11, 2019

Deadline for Applications Thursday, November 21, 2019 by 4 p.m. PST

Selection Panel Meeting #1 Thursday, December 5, 2019 [selection of finalists]

Selection Panel Meeting #2 Thursday, December 19, 2019 [finalists’ interviews]*

Four shortlisted artists will be invited to present their proposed image for selection by the jury at the time of the interviews. Shortlisted artists will be paid an honorarium of $750 each.

*Applicants should be available in this timeframe to participate in an in-person or video conferencing interview if selected as a finalist. 

100% Corner of BCD Garage Project Timeline

December 2019  Artist Contract Issued

January 2020  Selected artist refines image working collaboratively with contractor toward final design

February 5 2020 Presentation of Final Design for review and approval by Public Art Committee (PAC) and Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC)

December 2020 Garage is scheduled for Substantial Completion

5. Are You Eligible?

This is an open call for 2D artists from a variety of disciplines residing in the Portland metropolitan region. Artists of color and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

City of Beaverton and Patricia Reser Center for the Arts employees and board members, selection panel members, project personnel including design consultants, and immediate family members of all of the above are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria

Finalists will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Quality and strength of past work as demonstrated in the submitted application materials;
  • Availability to begin proposal development work immediately.

Selection Process

Per the requirements of the Beaverton Arts Program administrative guidelines, the Public Art Committee of the Beaverton Arts Commission appoints members to the Artist Selection Committee, which serves through artist selection. This ensures that the city represents diverse expertise, perspectives, community engagement and experience in the field of public art. The Selection Committees must involve 3 artists or arts professionals, 1 Beaverton resident-at-large and the Project Architect as voting members. The Committee will be supported and advised by appropriate City Staff and will preside over all selections for the PRCA and BCD Garage sites. 

The Artist Selection Committee will be identifying approximately 3-5 finalists that the Committee will then interview. After they have completed interviews, they will make a recommendation for the selection of the Artist. Once the Artist Selection Committee has made a recommendation for artist selection, the Public Art Committee (PAC) will review and approve the artist selection. The Artist will then work closely with City Staff and the Project Team to deliver an artwork concept, a final proposal, and eventually an artwork to be installed on site. At each stage of review, the Public Art Committee shall approve, approve with conditions, or reject proposals submitted by the selected artist. Proposals recommended for approval by the Public Art Committee will be advanced to the full Beaverton Arts Commission for formal approval. All proposals must be approved by the Beaverton Arts Commission in order to move forward with fabrication and installation.

The panel reserves the right to make no selection from the submitted applications or finalist interviews.

6. How To Apply

1. NAME, EMAIL, PHONE 

2. STATEMENT OF INTEREST — Write a statement (350 words or less) that tells the panel why you are interested in this opportunity at a new arts and culture hub for the Portland region. More specifically, tell us about how your body of work or approach lends itself to the unifying concept of manufactured landscapes and its threads of nature and culture and ideas of performance. Applicants are NOT asked to submit a proposal as part of the application.

3. BIO OR RÉSUMÉ —Please include a simple one-two paragraph bio document, or if you have a current professional résumé, you can include a two-page (maximum) document. 

4. WORK SAMPLES — Up to15 work samples that best illustrate your qualifications for this opportunity. 

5. ANNOTATED IMAGE LIST 

6. THREE (3) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

7. Help

Submittable is designed to be an efficient and user-friendly submission platform but for first-time users, please allow time to familiarize yourself before applying. We recommend having all content prepared prior to your entry. 

Need help with Submittable? Visit: https://submittable.help/submitters.

Please feel welcome to contact us with questions or for help during the application process.

Kristen Ramirez

Public Art Consultant

ramirez.kt@gmail.com

(206) 240-6015

For more information on the big ideas for this project, please go to the PRCA and BCD Garage Art Framework: http://issuu.com/metzchew/docs/metz_chew_art_framework_for_prca_and_bcdg

Request for Qualifications – Artists and Artist Teams 

North Wall of Beaverton Central District Garage

City of Beaverton, Oregon 

P.O. Box 4755 

Beaverton, OR 97076 

(503) 526-2299 

www.beavertonoregon.gov/Arts 

RFQ – North Wall of Beaverton Central District Garage


Deadline to Apply: Thursday, November 21, 2019 by 4:00 PM PDT  

The City of Beaverton seeks to identify an Artist to design, fabricate and implement artwork for the North Wall of Beaverton Central District Garage

For project information, contact Chris Ayzoukian, Patricia Reser Center for the Arts General Manager, at (503) 906-7825 and cayzoukian@beavertonoregon.gov, and/or Kristen Ramirez, Public Art Consultant, at (206) 240-6015 and ramirez.kt@gmail.com

1. About the Project

$100,000 Project Budget:

$100,000 includes artist fees, engineering fees, materials, fabrication, on-site installation, travel and transportation.

2. Scope of Work

The City of Beaverton seeks an artist or artist team to design, engineer, fabricate and install an artwork on the North Wall of Beaverton Central District Garage

Artwork Requirement and Restrictions:

The North Wall of the Beaverton Central District Garage is an art location in a highly visible location required by the Beaverton Planning Commission. The North Wall of the Garage is not visually linked to the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, yet the artwork will announce the presence of the center from the northern approach -- reminiscent of a marquee that you often find in a cultural district of a city. This location offers a monumental scale visible from a distance, but there is limited close-up viewing. 

It is expected through composition and placement that the artwork will holistically activate the facade. The zone designated for the artwork is approximately 2445 square feet. Of this area, this opportunity calls for dimensional artwork that must cover 20-25% (approx. 489-611 square feet), and which must extend from the surface a minimum of 4” and a maximum of 18“. The artwork will come complete with post-installed stand-offs, to meet the criteria for dimensional artwork. The zone within which the artwork sits is between 3’ above grade to 74.5’. There will be a weight restriction, which will be coordinated with the project team. Two electrical boxes will be provided by base building, but without any fixtures. The Artist may choose to supply fixtures as part of the Artwork Budget.

3. Project Background 

About Patricia Reser Center for the Arts and Beaverton Central District Garage:

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts will be the first performing arts center of its kind to be built in the Portland-metro area in more than 30 years, and will be a state-of-the-art, world class multidisciplinary performing and visual arts center located in the heart of Beaverton. The sixth largest city in Oregon and a flourishing economic hub of Washington County, the City of Beaverton is one of the most racially, ethnically and economically diverse population centers in the state, and is home to global companies such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear, as well as many entrepreneurial pioneers and visionaries. 

Making the arts accessible to all, the new Patricia Reser Center for the Arts will showcase the best in local, regional and national performers. With innovative offerings in the performing arts – theater, music, dance – along with experiential workshops and classes, the center for the arts will be a beacon for civic engagement, creative learning and greater social cohesion. Serving a diverse and growing population, the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts’ welcoming and inclusive campus will offer residents in the region new ways to connect with the greater creative community, the city and fellow visitors via unique presentations and lifelong learning opportunities. 

The facility will include a 550-seat theater, meeting, rehearsal and workshop spaces, lobby, art gallery and outdoor plaza. The Center for the Arts will also be accompanied by the Beaverton Central District Garage, a much needed amenity that will provide convenient and proximal parking. Design development is well underway, with an anticipated grand opening in early Fall 2021. 

Public Art Goals and Opportunities: 

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts (PRCA) and Beaverton Central District Garage (BCD Garage) form an elegant setting for an assemblage of artworks, as numbered in the image above. The Garage anchors the site with an elegant, urban form. The ground plane then extends through the site, around the contained spaces of the theater and offices, through the lobby and across the plaza to the edge of the green. The open, gracious, light-filled architecture of the PRCA is linked visually and experientially to the street and pastoral waterway by an open and inviting plaza. 

Public art at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts and Creekside Garage should consider the unifying conceptual framework of Manufactured Landscapes as a holistic art experience and a thread of continuity in the site. This concept stems from two main threads that run through this site that tie together the past and present – ideas of performance and ideas of nature and culture. For more information on this unifying concept, please go to the PRCA and BCD Garage Art Framework: 

http://issuu.com/metzchew/docs/metz_chew_art_framework_for_prca_and_bcdg

4. Timeline

Timeline for Selection

Invitation to Apply Available Thursday, October 10, 2019

Deadline for Applications Thursday, November 21, 2019 by 4 p.m. PST

Selection Panel Meeting #1 Friday, December 6, 2019 [selection of finalists]

Selection Panel Meeting #2 Friday, December 20, 2019 [finalists’ interviews]*

Four artists will be shortlisted for an interview process by a selection panel comprised of arts professionals and project team representatives. Artist shortlist interview honorariums: 4 artists at $500 each.

*Applicants should be available in this timeframe to participate in an in-person or video conferencing interview if selected as a finalist. If in-person attendance is required, out-of-town finalists will be reimbursed for travel and lodging expenses to attend the interview in Beaverton, Oregon. If applying as a team, the allowance for travel may not fully reimburse all team members.

North Wall of BCD Garage Project Timeline

December 2019  Artist Contract Issued

Jan – March 2020  Research and Conceptual Development; Community Engagement

April 2020  Presentation of Conceptual Proposal

May 2020  Presentation of Final Design for review and approval by Public Art Committee (PAC) and Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC)

June – Nov 2020  Fabrication

December 2020 Installation; Garage is scheduled for Substantial Completion

5. Are You Eligible?

This is an open call for artists, open to artists residing in Oregon and Washington states. 

City of Beaverton and Patricia Reser Center for the Arts employees and board members, selection panel members, project personnel including design consultants, and immediate family members of all of the above are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria

Finalists will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Quality and strength of past work as demonstrated in the submitted application materials;
  • A relevant and recent history of creating artworks that are within the desired and available budget;
  • Strength of demonstrated experience creating significant, permanent public artworks for public agencies and/or in the public realm that are well-situated and scale-appropriate in-situ;
  • Experience in collaborative public processes as well as impactful community engagement at various stages of project development;
  • Availability to begin proposal development work immediately.

Selection Process

Per the requirements of the Beaverton Arts Program administrative guidelines, the Public Art Committee of the Beaverton Arts Commission appoints members to the Artist Selection Committee, which serves through artist selection. This ensures that the city represents diverse expertise, perspectives, community engagement and experience in the field of public art. The Selection Committees must involve 3 artists or arts professionals, 1 Beaverton resident-at-large and the Project Architect as voting members. The Committee will be supported and advised by appropriate City Staff and will preside over all selections for the PRCA and BCD Garage sites. 

The Artist Selection Committee will be identifying approximately 3-5 finalists that the Committee will then interview. After they have completed interviews, they will make a recommendation for the selection of the Artist. Once the Artist Selection Committee has made a recommendation for artist selection, the Public Art Committee (PAC) will review and approve the artist selection. The Artist will then work closely with City Staff and the Project Team to deliver an artwork concept, a final proposal, and eventually an artwork to be installed on site. At each stage of review, the Public Art Committee shall approve, approve with conditions, or reject proposals submitted by the selected artist. Proposals recommended for approval by the Public Art Committee will be advanced to the full Beaverton Arts Commission for formal approval. All proposals must be approved by the Beaverton Arts Commission in order to move forward with fabrication and installation.

The panel reserves the right to make no selection from the submitted applications or finalist interviews.

Find out more about the Beaverton Arts Commission here: www.beavertonoregon.gov/276/Beaverton-Arts-Commission-Board 

6. How To Apply

1. PROFILE — Contact information for yourself.

2. STATEMENT OF INTEREST — Write a statement (350 words or less) that tells the panel why you are interested in this opportunity at a new arts and culture hub for the Portland region. More specifically, tell us about how your body of work or approach lends itself to the unifying concept of manufactured landscapes and its threads of nature and culture and ideas of performance. Applicants are NOT asked to submit a proposal as part of the application.

3. BIO OR RÉSUMÉ —Please include a simple one-two paragraph bio document, or if you have a current professional résumé, you can include a two-page (maximum) document. Keep the formatting as simple as possible. 

4. WORK SAMPLES — 15 work samples that best illustrate your qualifications for this opportunity. You may submit a combination of digital images and/or sound or video samples. Work samples require a brief description (75 words or less). Descriptions should additional include the following additional information if applicable: project location, commissioning agency, project partners, budget, photographer and copyright.

5. THREE (3) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

All RFQ materials must be uploaded to Submittable no later than Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 4:00pm PST. Submissions that are incomplete, late or received by unauthorized means will not be considered, so applicants are encouraged to submit in advance of the deadline so that any unforeseen problems with materials can be addressed.

7. Help

Submittable is designed to be an efficient and user-friendly submission platform but for first-time users, please allow time to familiarize yourself before applying. We recommend having all content prepared prior to your entry.

Need help with Submittable? Visit https://submittable.help/submitters.

Please feel welcome to contact us with questions or for help during the application process.

Kristen Ramirez

Public Art Consultant

ramirez.kt@gmail.com

(206) 240-6015


For more information on the big ideas for this project, please go to the PRCA and BCD Garage Art Framework: http://issuu.com/metzchew/docs/metz_chew_art_framework_for_prca_and_bcdg

Your Art Moment: A daily dose of artwork to give you a break from your day.


The City of Beaverton is now accepting applications for Your Art Moment! This is a year-long, daily series showcasing artworks via social media to inspire the community to take a moment to reflect and appreciate art and artists.  

The City of Beaverton will be selecting artworks for the last quarter of 2019. Selected artworks will be posted to the City's social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) to encourage the community to take an "art break."

One artwork will be posted per day and artists will be credited using the artist's name, title of work, year created and mediums. All posts will be available under #YourArtMoment.

Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. Selected artists will receive a $25 use fee for each selected artwork(s) (up to three). Please include your social media handles in your application, if applicable.

DEADLINE

The deadline to apply for the last quarter of Your Art Moment is Thursday, October 17 at 5 PM

CATEGORIES

The following works will be considered:

  • 2D media
  • Photos of 3D media
  • Literary works
  • Video (up to 30 seconds)

ELIGIBILITY 

  • Artists must reside in Oregon 
  • All work must be original and must be submitted by the creator/author of the artwork. Please do not submit photographs of other artists' work. That is bad form. While you may appreciate that artwork, you do not own the rights to reproduce it.
  • Artwork may be for sale but will not be sold directly by the City of Beaverton
  • Artwork by students is acceptable (and encouraged)!

FEES 

There is no entry fee to apply to this call. 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

For more information, contact the Beaverton Arts Program at artsmail@BeavertonOregon.gov.

In Beaverton, the arts are a part of our identity, helping to build community, attract visitors and drive progress. The Beaverton Arts Program contributes by presenting arts and cultural events and programs that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. 

Emerging Arts Opportunities is intended to provide support for unanticipated events or those responding to specific opportunities or urgent need, especially for emerging artists, students, or organizations new to the grant-making process. Projects could include workshops, art classes, or art activities that serve Beaverton residents. Applicants may apply on a rolling basis for this opportunity.

2019 PROGRAM BUDGET 

In 2019, the City of Beaverton will invest $5,000 in grants through the Emerging Arts Opportunities program. 

  • Funding requests may be up to $500 per applicant 
  • This is not a matching-grant but we encourage applicants to leverage other funds raised to augment their projects.

 2019 PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Call for proposals: Monday, July 1, 2019
  • Submission deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020, or until all grant funds are expended 
  • Award Notification: within 4 weeks of application submission

PROGRAM GOAL

Informed by Beaverton’s Community Vision, the goal of Emerging Arts Opportunities is to support place and activation projects that:  

  • Enrich the lives of Beaverton residents and visitors by integrating arts, culture and creativity into daily life and neighborhoods and making them accessible for all
  • Nurture community collaboration; encourage partnership among artists and creative industries, businesses, cultural and other non- and for-profit organizations
  • Contribute to economic vitality, instigate neighborhood revitalization and beautification, and promote our city as a place that is welcoming, vibrant, responsible, friendly, safe, and active.  
  • Inspire creativity and innovation by providing opportunities for local and regional talent, both emerging and established.
  • Demonstrate cultural diversity, social equity and inclusiveness through the engagement of arts, culture and creativity in neighborhoods
  • Nurture and honor community identity and heritage; preserve and commemorate local and multicultural traditions and histories
  • Animate and rejuvenate public spaces 
  • Increase public safety and awareness
  • Capitalize on community assets and identity
  • Create public spaces that promote health, happiness and wellbeing

Applications must clearly demonstrate how the proposed activity will: 

  1. Build awareness of the role and value of arts in Beaverton and increase public participation; or
  2. Promote access to the arts, to enhance learning and development of art, and encourage public participation in the arts; or
  3. Support ways to celebrate diverse art forms or cultural diversity through art; or
  4. Foster economic development in the community through art

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

All applicants will be considered, but it is advisable that the primary applicant identify as one of the following:

  • Individual artists or artist collectives
  • School groups that fall within the city of Beaverton
  • Individual Students
  • Non-profits

The following INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS may participate through endorsement or partnership with the above eligible applicants, but may not apply directly:

  • Religious organizations, government agencies, political groups, district councils, hospitals, or newspapers. 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Emerging Arts Opportunities funding may be used to cover expenses directly related to the project, such as:

Planning & Personnel

  • Project management, volunteer coordinator, community organizer

Professional Services

  • Insurance (see Insurance & Liability Coverage below)
  • Marketing expenses
  • Permits (parks, construction, etc.)
  • Professional consultants (designer, engineer, artist, etc.)

Material, Supplies & Maintenance

  • Art supplies (paint, printing, etc.)
  • Building materials
  • Equipment rental (audio/visual, tents, tables, etc.)
  • Landscaping (soil, shrubs, plants, mulch, rocks, logs, etc.)
  • Installation/De-installation
  • Maintenance needs

INELIGIBLE PROJECTS & EXPENSES

Project funds may not be used for:

  • Projects on private property that are not publicly-accessible
  • Projects that have restricted participation and public access on the basis of race, gender, creed, origin, age, disability
  • Purchase of facilities
  • Maintenance, operation or retroactive funding of existing projects
  • Activities that are not tied directly to program objectives
  • Re-granting
  • Fundraising activities
  • Surveys or studies
  • Financial awards
  • Cash reserves and endowments
  • Food and beverage (unless demonstrated as a primary need or essential to an artist’s vision i.e. social practice projects involving food)

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Proposals for the Emerging Arts Opportunities grant will only be accepted if the application form is completed and submitted online through www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ArtSubmit with required documentation including:

  • Project narrative
  • Project budget
  • If applicable, up to six images or media files which visualize or demonstrate examples or sketches of your proposed project and/or previous work. Applicants may also submit other supporting material – such as a brochure, newsletter, past review, etc. 

GRANTS STAFF & REVIEW COMMITTEE

  1. Beaverton Arts Program staff and Beaverton Arts Commission board members will review proposals according to the established eligibility criteria. 
  2. Awards will be based on grant panel’s recommendations.
  3. Grant applicants can anticipate notification of grant award status within four weeks of application submission. 
  4. Notification and information on award status can only be given after the grants process is complete.

GRANT ASSISTANCE

For questions about the grant guidelines or application, contact the Beaverton Arts Program at 503-526-2471 or artsmail@beavertonoregon.gov

City of Beaverton