The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts and City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission invite you to submit your proposals for a bike rack to be installed on the E.L. Cord Plaza at the Pioneer Center in Reno, Nevada.

Submit your proposals online through Submittable by January 31, 2023 to be considered for this commission.

The Pioneer Center is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams for up to 2 artistic bike racks. These pieces will be creative placemaking streetscape elements. Materials proposed must be able to withstand weather and urban environment. Purchase price for each bike rack will be $2,500 each. Up to 2 artists may be selected for 1 bike rack each, or 1 artist for 2 bike racks. Artists/teams are allowed to submit up to 2 different designs.   

General Area:

The Pioneer Center is located at 100 South Virginia Street between Mill and State Streets. This area of downtown Reno features four historic buildings across from one another and includes a variety of restaurants and shops. The Pioneer Center opened for business in 1968 and has been the premier facility for the performing arts in northern Nevada ever since. We host over 100 live performance events, with attendance of approximately 100,000 patrons, each year. A local landmark of mid-century modern design, the Pioneer Center is listed on the National, State, and City of Reno Historic Registers. Our unique geodesic gold dome was intended to express an unbounded optimism in Reno’s future by the original designers. The Pioneer Center is often referred to as “The Golden Turtle” but takes its name from the statue “Humanity” on the northwest corner of the plaza, which has stood on this block since 1939 (this site was previously home to the State Building).

Location:

The artistic bike rack will be attached to the planter/stairwell wall on the southwest corner of the E.L. Cord Plaza, to the right of the concrete bench. It cannot be bolted into the ground.


Colored concrete plaza showing the corner of a low concrete wall and structure behind it 


Dimensions:

The entire bike rack should not exceed 130 inches in length, 32 inches in height, and 24 inches in width.

Artistic Bike Rack Qualities:

· Must be an original, artist-designed bike rack created for permanent installation

· Must be functional

· Must be sturdy and deter vandalism

· Must fit in the designated location and not impede the bench, awning, or walkway

· We are open to considering all designs. The design does not have to be “performing arts” themed or “dome” themed, though it may be if the artist chooses to take inspiration from those themes.

The Artist Selection Process:

  • Artists/teams submit proposals.
  • A Committee will select up to 2 specific bike racks to be commissioned.

Timeline:

  • January 31, 2023 - Submission due online through Submittable.
  • Mid February 2023 - Bike rack submissions are juried and a winner is recommended by the Public Art Committee & Pioneer Center members. The Pioneer Center Committee will make the final selection.
  • February – April 2023 – Artist will fabricate bike rack.
  • April 2023 - Artwork installation.


For more information about City of Reno programs, visit www.RenoCulture.com. For questions on submitting through Submittable, please contact system administrator. For questions regarding the call, please contact City of Reno Arts & Culture Manager, Megan Berner, at bernerm@reno.gov or (775) 326-6333.

The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is seeking video/digital media art to be displayed on a large-scale video wall facing Virginia Street in downtown Reno. This call is open to all artists working with video, regardless of location.


Description:
The RACC is seeking electronic artworks from artists to be displayed on a video wall located inside of the Canyon Flats off-campus student community in downtown Reno. The wall is visible to the public from Virginia Street, the main thoroughfare through downtown Reno. The video wall is approximately 12’ x 6.75’ and has sound projected outside along the sidewalk.


The RACC is looking for video/digital media art that is appropriate for all audiences. Due to the transitory nature of the audience, works up to 5 minutes in length are preferable. All rights of artwork remain property of the artist. Each artist may submit (1) one completed or proposed artwork for consideration.

Up to twelve artists will be selected and each artist’s work will be presented on its own for a period of one to three months. Selected artists will work with the program manager to adapt selected work for optimal presentation. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium.


Selection Criteria:
The Public Art Committee will review submissions based foremost upon demonstrated or potential artistic merit. Artworks should be innovative, engaging, and compatible with the exhibition location in terms of scale, medium, and format.


If applicable, selected artists must ensure that they have secured necessary talent releases and use rights. Works must respect and adhere to copyright and intellectual property law.


Location and Technical Info:
The video wall is located inside of the Canyon Flat Apartments, an off-campus student community, in downtown Reno. The video wall faces Virginia Street, which is the main artery from the University of Nevada Reno campus through the heart of downtown.


The video wall is made up of nine (9) LG 55LV35A-5B LED screens that display the video as one large image (single channel).
There are two directional speakers mounted on the outside of the building. However, due to the urban setting and traffic noise, video should not be highly dependent upon sound.


Timeline:
January 31, 2023 - Submission due online
Mid - Late February  2023- Public Art Committee and Reno Arts & Culture Commission review
Late February -  Artists notified
For more information about City of Reno programs, visit www.RenoCulture.com. For questions about Submittable or technical assistance, please contact Submittable. For questions regarding the call, please contact City of Reno Arts & Culture Program Assistant, Ashley Gottlieb, at gottlieba@reno.gov or (775) 689-8459.


Image of video screen inside windows of a building.  


The Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is seeking qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity in Reno, Nevada. This opportunity is open to artists living and working in northern Nevada and northern California.


Project Description:

The Reno Arts & Culture Commission is looking for an artist/artist team to design and create a large-scale mural on the exterior of the activity center at Teglia’s Paradise Park. This project will add vibrancy to the building and surrounding area and reflect the character of the neighborhood. Part of this project includes a community engagement component. Selected artist(s) will be expected to work with City staff to conduct community engagement sessions with users of the building, the surrounding neighborhood, and the elementary school located adjacent to the activity center. The final design of the mural will be created from input from these sessions.

The mural will be painted on the exterior south wall and west walls of the activity center. Approximate square footage to be painted is around 2,000 square feet (see attached drawings).

The goals for the project include: creating a unique character for a specific area of town, increasing public awareness of art, engaging with the community to create something that reflects the neighborhood, and broadening visitors’ perspectives of public spaces within the City. The artist(s) selected should have demonstrated experience working in public locations subject to vandalism and weather.

The RACC seeks artists with public art experience. The $20,000 commission will cover all services from design through final installation/implementation, including artist fee, fabrication, insurance, transportation, travel fees, and installation.

Final selection of one artist or team will be made by the PAC, RACC, and stakeholders and approved by Reno City Council based on proposal and qualifications.


Budget:

Project budget is $20,000 for the entire project. This budget is inclusive of all costs associated with the design, planning, materials, installation, and completion of the project. The budget includes all travel costs and insurance. This project is funded by the City of Reno’s 2% for Public Art Ordinance / Public Art Fund.


Location:

Google Maps link to Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center.


General Area:

Teglia’s Paradise Park is Reno’s second largest park with 38.39 acres of open space, retention ponds, community garden, play areas, newly installed futsal courses, walking trails and an activity center.  Located in Northeast Reno just off Oddie Boulevard, and built in 1986, Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center features a kitchen and a large multi-purpose room for a variety of recreation activities. The Activity Center is programmed with a variety of classes and activities throughout the year for all ages.

The neighborhood surrounding Paradise Park is in CDBG Eligible block group 1 with this area having an estimated population of 1,499. From this population, 79.53% of this group is considered as having low to moderate income, 43.72% of which are considered low income. The Activity Center is located adjacent to Bernice Mathews Elementary School, a Title I school. The surrounding community is diverse and predominantly Spanish-speaking and visitors will find multiethnic businesses, restaurants, and activities.


Submission Requirements:

  1. Resume or CV: Current professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV), detailing professional artistic accomplishments, list of relevant past projects, and references from previous public art projects.
  2. Digital Images: 5 digital images of previously completed artwork. Include image list with date, size, location, and description of work.
  3. Letter of Interest: This letter should address how the applicant’s previous experience and current artistic direction will result in a successful public art project for this space. Include information on how you would approach this project, particularly the community engagement portion.


The Artist Selection Process:

  • Artists/teams submit qualifications, past work examples, and a letter of interest online through Submittable (see below).
  • The Public Art Committee, with input from stakeholders, and RACC will select an artist/artist team for the commission.


Timeline:

  • January 31, 2023 - Submission due online at 11:59 pm PST
  • February 2023 - One artist/team selected for commission
  • March/April 2023 - Community engagement and mural design
  • May/June 2023 - Artwork installation


How to Submit Your Qualifications:

Submit images of past work, resume, letter of interest and biographical information in Submittable at:

For more information about City of Reno programs, visit www.RenoCulture.com. For questions on submitting through Submittable, please contact the Submittable Support Team. For questions regarding the call, please contact City of Reno Arts & Culture Program Assistant, Ashley Gottlieb, at gottlieba@reno.gov or (775) 689-8459.

Images of Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center: 

Full details with images of the site can be found on the project PDF


  • View of south side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center
South side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center 


  • View of west side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center
View of west side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center 
  • View of south and west sides of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center
View of south and west sides of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center 


  • Dimensions of south side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center
Dimensions of south side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center 


  • Dimensions of west side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center
Dimensions of west side of Teglia’s Paradise Park Activity Center 






La Comisión de Arte y Cultura de Reno (RACC por sus siglas en inglés) está buscando calificaciones de artistas para una oportunidad de arte público en Reno, Nevada. Esta oportunidad está abierta a artistas que viven y trabajan en el norte de Nevada y el norte de California.

Descripción del proyecto:

La Comisión de Arte y Cultura de Reno está buscando un artista o equipo de artistas para diseñar y crear un mural a gran escala en el exterior del centro de actividades en Teglia's Paradise Park. Este proyecto agregará vitalidad al edificio y sus alrededores y reflejará el carácter del vecindario. Parte de este proyecto incluye un componente de participación comunitaria. Se espera que los artistas seleccionados trabajen con el personal de la Ciudad para realizar sesiones de participación comunitaria con los usuarios del edificio, el vecindario circundante y la escuela primaria ubicada junto al centro de actividades. El diseño final del mural se creará a partir de los aportes de estas sesiones.

El mural se pintará en la pared exterior del lado sur y las paredes del lado oeste del centro de actividades. Los pies cuadrados aproximados a pintar son alrededor de 2,000 pies cuadrados (ver imágenes adjuntas).

Los objetivos del proyecto incluyen: crear un carácter único para un área específica de la ciudad, aumentar la conciencia pública sobre el arte, comprometerse con la comunidad para crear algo que refleje la comunidad del vecindario y ampliar las perspectivas de los visitantes sobre los espacios públicos dentro de la Ciudad. Los artistas seleccionados deben haber demostrado experiencia trabajando en lugares públicos sujetos a vandalismo y clima.

El RACC busca artistas con experiencia en arte público. La comisión de $20,000 cubrirá todos los servicios desde el diseño hasta la instalación/implementación final, incluidos los honorarios del artista, la fabricación, el seguro, el transporte, los gastos de viaje y la instalación.

La selección final de un artista o equipo será realizada por el PAC, el RACC y las partes interesadas y aprobada por el Concejo Municipal de Reno en función de la propuesta y las calificaciones.

Presupuesto:

El presupuesto del proyecto es de $20,000 para todo el proyecto. Este presupuesto incluye todos los costos asociados con el diseño, la planificación, los materiales, la instalación y la finalización del proyecto. El presupuesto incluye todos los gastos de viaje y seguro. Este proyecto está financiado por el 2% de la Ordenanza de Arte Público / Fondo de Arte Público de la Ciudad de Reno.

Ubicación:

Enlace de Google Maps al Centro de actividades de Teglia’s Paradise Park.

Área general:

Teglia’s Paradise Park es el segundo parque más grande de Reno con 38.39 acres de espacio abierto, estanques de retención, jardín comunitario, áreas de juego, campos de fútbol sala recién instalados, senderos para caminar y un centro de actividades. Ubicado en el noreste de Reno, justo al lado de Oddie Boulevard, y construido en 1986, el Centro de actividades de Teglia’s Paradise Park cuenta con una cocina y una gran sala de usos múltiples para una variedad de actividades recreativas. El centro de actividades está programado con una variedad de clases y actividades durante todo el año para todas las edades.

El vecindario que rodea a Teglia’s Paradise Park se encuentra en el grupo 1 de bloques elegibles de CDBG y esta área tiene una población estimada de 1,499. De esta población, el 79,53% de este grupo se considera de ingresos bajos a moderados, de los cuales el 43,72% se considera de ingresos bajos. El centro de actividades está ubicado junto a la escuela primaria Bernice Mathews, una escuela de Título I. La comunidad circundante es diversa y predominantemente de habla hispana y los visitantes encontrarán negocios, restaurantes y actividades multiétnicas.

Requerimientos de entrega:

  1. Currículo o currículum vitae: currículum profesional actual o currículum vitae (CV), que detalla los logros artísticos profesionales, una lista de proyectos anteriores relevantes y referencias de proyectos de arte público anteriores.
  2. Imágenes digitales: 5 imágenes digitales de obras de arte previamente completadas. Incluya una lista de imágenes con fecha, tamaño, ubicación y descripción del trabajo.
  3. Carta de interés: esta carta debe abordar cómo la experiencia previa del solicitante y la dirección artística actual resultarán en un proyecto de arte público exitoso para este espacio. Incluya información sobre cómo abordaría este proyecto, particularmente la parte de participación comunitaria.

El proceso de selección de artistas:

  • Los artistas o equipos envían cualificaciones, ejemplos de trabajos anteriores y una carta de interés por línea a través de Submittable (ver más abajo).
  • El Comité de Arte Público, con aportes de las partes interesadas, y el RACC seleccionarán un artista/equipo de artistas para la comisión.

Cronología:

  • 31 de enero de 2023: entrega por línea antes de las 11:59 p.m. PST
  • Febrero de 2023: un artista o equipo será seleccionado para el encargo
  • Marzo/Abril 2023 - Participación comunitaria y diseño de murales
  • Mayo/Junio ​​2023 - Instalación de obras de arte

Cómo enviar sus calificaciones:

Envíe imágenes de trabajos anteriores, currículum, carta de interés e información biográfica en Submittable.

Para obtener más información sobre los programas de la Ciudad de Reno, visite www.RenoCulture.com. Si tiene preguntas sobre la entrega de solicitud a través de Submittable, comuníquese con el equipo de soporte de Submittable. Si tiene preguntas sobre la llamada, comuníquese con la Asistente del Programa de Arte y Cultura de la Ciudad de Reno, Ashley Gottlieb, en gottlieba@reno.gov o (775) 689-8459.

Imágenes del Centro de actividades Teglia’s Paradise Park:
Los detalles completos con imágenes del sitio se pueden encontrar en el PDF del proyecto.


  • Vista del lado sur del centro de actividades Teglia’s Paradise Park

 

  • Vista del lado oeste del centro de actividades Teglia’s Paradise Park

 

  • Vista de los lados sur y oeste del centro de actividades Teglia’s Paradise Park

 

  • Dimensiones del lado sur del centro de actividades Teglia’s Paradise Park

 

  • Dimensiones del lado oeste del centro de actividades Teglia’s Paradise Park

 







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