Artworks and Services UO Black Cultural Center
|Agency:||University of Oregon|
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Feb 18, 2019|
|Due Date:||Mar 30, 2019|
Artworks and Services UO Black Cultural Center
Solicitation Number : CP17-139
Opportunity closes on: March 30, 2019 5:00pm
The University of Oregon seeks artworks for installation at the Black Cultural Center, soon to be under construction on the Eugene campus, at the Southeast corner of 15th Avenue and Villard Alley. The RFQ may be a proposal to purchase a preexisting artwork (s) or a proposal to create a new artwork (s). Submissions of preexisting artwork (s) must follow submission procedures in Application Section Option 1 (preexisting works); submissions for proposed works must follow procedures in Application Section Option 2 (proposed works).
CPFM Design & Construction - 410170
The commodity codes listed here have been identified as applicable to this opportunity.
912 Construction Services, General
The University of Oregon is issuing this RFQ for the procurement of Artworks and Services as described
The University of Oregon seeks artworks for installation at the Black Cultural Center, soon to be under
construction on the Eugene campus, at the Southeast corner of 15th Avenue and Villard Alley. The RFQ may
be a proposal to purchase a preexisting artwork(s) or a proposal to create a new artwork(s). Submissions of
preexisting artwork(s) must follow submission procedures in Application Section Option 1 (preexisting
works); submissions for proposed works must follow procedures in Application Section Option 2 (proposed
All submissions must meet document requirements below in order to be considered. The University reserves
the right to select individual works from future proposals based on the University’s review process.
Request for Qualifications
This is a request for artist qualifications demonstrating professional standing and capacity to work on this
project as well as proposals for preexisting artworks suitable to this site.
The total budget for the artworks and all associated costs is not to exceed $16,000.00; this budget amount will
include all development, fabrication, delivery, installation, permitting fees and related costs. The request is to
commission artworks or purchase preexisting artworks in some or all of the proposed installation locations.
Works of art should contribute to a safe and welcoming environment for students, visitors and the University
community. The Black Cultural Center is envisioned as a center for community, cultural and academic
enrichment for the University of Oregon’s Black community and supporters. Artwork proposals should
reinforce the sense of community. The Art Committee encourages artists and works that support this vision.
For specific plan details see supporting documents.
$16,000.00 is allocated to commission a work or works of art or to purchase preexisting work or works of art
for the designated installation sites surrounding the Black Cultural Center. The art project budgets which will
be submitted during the RFQ/RFP process must include all fees, fabrication or purchase, insurance, permits,
engineering fees, shipping, travel, installation, documentation and any other project costs.
The Black Cultural Center will be located at the Southeast corner of 15th Avenue and Villard Alley in Eugene,
Possible installation locations include:
Possible art installation locations:
Entry Path: 24' (long) x 9.5' (wide) - Suitable for possible integral concrete-based artwork
Planting area adjacent to Entry Path: 15' (deep) x 16' (wide) - Suitable for possible sculpture
Sliding Perforated Metal Wall Panels: two 8' (high) x 12' (wide). So
8' (high) x 24' (wide) when together. Suitable for applied surface decoration.
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Interior Lobby wall: 8' (high) x 15' (wide). There will be a bench seat here so assume any art piece
would be at least 2' above finish floor. The ceiling height is 10'.
Areas are identified in Appendix A.
Again, artists may submit proposals for any site or combination of sites. Proposals may be for any
combination of commissioned works or preexisting works. See Appendix A for dimensional information of
each location and general renderings of the site.
Applications may be submitted via email, DVD or shared link (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive)
Option 1 (preexisting works):
Applicants with preexisting artwork(s) may propose this work(s) for Installation Site(s). Applicants must
1. Statement of interest and qualification. Not more than 2 page narrative describing either
your interest (if Applicant is the artist) or the artist’s appropriateness (if Applicant is not the
artist) for this Project and qualifications to complete the work. Include a brief narrative
description of the artwork(s), proposed location(s) and appropriateness to the site.
2. 2 references attesting to professional credentials and workmanship.
3. 2 page CV and documentation of the artist’s previous work.
4. Not more than 10 images of the proposed artwork, identifying title, location, dimensions and
5. Proposed budget for project including; purchase cost, insurance, permits, engineering fees,
shipping, travel, installation, documentation and any other Project costs. A separate budget
must be completed for each proposed artwork and location.
6. Anticipated maintenance requirements including general description of maintenance,
anticipated longevity of work.
Option 2 (proposed works)
1. Statement of interest and qualification. Not more than 1 page narrative describing your
interest in this project and qualifications to complete the work.
2. 2 references attesting to your professional credentials and workmanship.
3. 2 page CV
4. Not more than 10 images of previous work, identifying title, location, dimensions and details.
A Selection Committee appointed for this project will review applications and select finalists for interview.
Final candidates will be selected to participate in a request for proposals in which they will submit a complete
document of their proposal suitable for evaluation and completion of the contracting process. If proposals are
requested, an appropriate fee will be extended to finalists for proposals and proposal presentations.
3/30/2018, 5PM PST
On or before 9/1/2019
Finalists selected, notifications sent
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Artist Selection Committee
Chris White, Committee Coordinator
Martina Oxoby, Owner's Representative, Campus Design and Construction
Brian Cavanaugh, Project Architect - ABC
Kevin Marbury, Vice President Student Life (Admin.)
Morgan Chance, Development Assistant (Staff)
Elexus Greene, (UO Student)
Lisa Abia-Smith, Dir of Educational Outreach (Museum Staff)
Tannaz Farsi, Associate Professor (Art Department Faculty)
Paul Semonin, External Artist
or representative, Campus Planning
For More Questions or to Submit Applications
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply directly through the CaFE online platform at:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals.php?reset=1&apply=yes where this project can be found under ‘UO
Black Cultural Center’
Christopher White, Collection Manager
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon
1223 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
By email or to submit by file link:
email@example.com Subject line:”Black Cultural Center Art Proposal”
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