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The City of Emeryville is requesting proposals from emerging and professional artists working in two-dimensional media, or in other art media that can be photographed for use as twodimensional art, for reproductions as posters for placement in four bus shelters in Emeryville. Examples of alternate materials may include, but are not limited to: metal, textiles, sculpture, and installation art. Art works must be a proposal for four images related to the newly expanded theme of the program: “FROM FERTILE GROUND – ART AND INNOVATION.” This more expansive theme allows for a broader response and a more liberal artistic interpretation, while being inclusive of the prior theme FLORA AND FAUNA. We encourage artists to submit work that expresses this expansive view of “Fertile Ground” to include literal images related to flora and fauna; imagery tied to local or regional ecological systems and biodiversity; human impact on the environment; ecosystems related to our regional shoreline; science and genetics, etc., as well as more traditional interpretations. The expanded theme also allows for a more metaphorical interpretation of the artistic, cultural, scientific and technologic innovations based in or founded in Emeryville. The Bus Shelter Temporary Art Program has been successful both for the strength of individual works and for the diversity of the submittals received.
Each selected artist will be asked to submit four (4) different images for installation in four (4) bus shelters throughout the city. The installation period for each artist will be four (4) months. A written description of the proposal for the project and sketches or photos of preliminary works or newly completed work specifically created for the project must be submitted. Artists may present rough sketches, completed digital artwork, or photos of finished two-dimensional work. The goal of the program is to creatively enliven the bus shelters with a diverse group of temporary artworks. Up to SIX (6) artists (four images each) may be selected. The total time period for current phase of the project is two years. The City of Emeryville reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted in response to this request for proposals.
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