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Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan Public Art Tribute Approved – Call for entry Coming

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PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION HONORING
STEVIE RAY AND JIMMIE VAUGHAN
APPROVED FOR KIEST PARK IN OAK CLIFF

The Dallas Park Board has approved a contract with the Oak Cliff Foundation confirming contributions of $68,000 for a new public art installation honoring Dallas natives and world-renowned blues musicians, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan to stand at Kiest Park in Oak Cliff, near the brothers’ childhood home. The move came just two days before Saturday’s induction of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, OH. A call for artists will be issued this summer.

“We are pleased to be able to develop a public art commission to honor the lives and contributions of Dallas’ own Vaughan Brothers,” says Office of Cultural Affairs Interim Director, David Fisher. “Placing the work at Kiest Park, near their childhood home, is exactly the right location.”

The project will honor the Vaughan Brothers as important contributors to the history and culture of Dallas. The sibling blues guitarists Jimmie Vaughan (born in 1951) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) were born and raised in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. They began playing guitar during their childhood and by their mid-teens were semi-professional musicians. The brothers relocated to Austin in the mid-1970s, forming individual bands that influenced the blues revival of the 1980s. Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash in August of 1990.

“The Dallas Park Board enthusiastically supported moving ahead with the contract for the Oak Cliff Foundation to contribute partial funding for the project,” says Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Manager, Kay Kallos. “I think everyone felt this kind of recognition in Dallas is long overdue.”

The total project budget of $142,000 includes $74,000 from the 2006 Bond Program for public art projects in parks and $68,000 from the Oak Cliff Foundation. Of that, $87,200 will be allocated for the artwork, $40,000 for maintenance and $14,800 for administrative costs.

Oak Foundation Board Member, Kirby Warnock helped move the project forward. “We’re pleased the Oak Cliff Foundation could help bring this project to fruition,” says Warnock. “Now we’re calling on the public to join the campaign.” Donations to the Vaughan Brothers Art Project can be made online at http://vaughanbrosart.com/donate/

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Dallas Zoo Public Art Project – Aug. 8, 2014 deadline

DALLAS ZOO PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Public Art Budget: $262,000
Submission Deadline: August 8, 2014
City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA)
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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
SCOPE OF PROJECT

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists and/or artist teams to work with the Park and Recreation Department, and the Dallas Zoo to participate in the design, fabrication and installation of a work of public art near the entrance to the Dallas Zoo.

The Dallas Zoo is a 106-acre zoo located 3 miles (5 km) south of downtown Dallas, Texas. Established in 1888, it is the oldest and largest zoological park in Texas and it is home to over 2,000 animals representing 406 species.

A panel of arts professionals and community representatives will review qualified submissions in August. A small group of artists will be short-listed for the project and will be contracted to develop a site specific concept for artwork. Each artist selected will receive a stipend of $3000 to cover the costs of producing a site specific public art concept proposal for the Zoo. The stipend must cover all costs of site visits, site research, production of a site-specific public art concept, shipping of the maquette (where applicable) and travel to make a presentation of the proposal to a selection panel.

The short-listed artists will prepare a conceptual design proposal comprised of drawings, digital renderings or, where applicable, a maquette, for a site-specific work at the designated location that will be responsive to the following:

Artwork should include visual references to the Zoo and Zoo wildlife.

Artwork must support the Dallas Zoo’s mission: “Inspiring Passion for Nature and Conserving Wildlife.”

This location will serve as a gateway to the Dallas Zoo and the artwork design should reflect this.

Artwork should welcome visitors to the Zoo.

Artwork should serve as a “way-finding” element to alert visitors to the entrance to the Zoo.

Artwork must complement the existing artwork at the site. The giraffe has served as the defining image of the Zoo for many years and will continue to a be prominent icon for the Dallas Zoo.

Artwork must be highly visible in the landscape.

Movement and interactive qualities can be considered.

Due to the overall topography around the proposed location, land form elements are of interest.

Artwork must require little or no maintenance free of safety hazards.

The site for the artwork is near the entrance to the Zoo at the corner of South Marsalis and RL Thornton Freeway access road.

SELECTION PROCESS
ELIGIBILITY:

All artists are eligible to apply,with the following exceptions:

Artists currently under contract with the City of Dallas Public Art Program,

Employees of the City of Dallas, their spouses, members of the Public Art Committee or the Cultural Affairs Commission or their families,

Consultants under contract for any phase of this project,

Undergraduate students.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELIGIBILTY:

Demonstrated successful completion of public art or park project of similar size and scope

Demonstrated ability to work with a design and construction team.

Demonstrated ability to complete work on time and on budget.

Project budget is $262,000.

Ability to attend and/or participate in meetings with design teams, community members and others involved in the project. Participation can be by phone.

SITE INFORMATION
The size of the site is 150ft X 100ft.
There are no height restrictions in this location.

The Marsalis Ave. bridge leading to the site will also have enhancement elements that include images of giraffes.

Existing landscaping will remain. This includes any existing trees or background screening material at the property line.

The site is the high point of the portion of the Zoo campus adjacent to the Main Entry. Land forming and grade changes at the site will generally occur at the rear of the proposed art installation and adjacent to Opera Street.

Site Assessment: Dallas Zoo has conducted a site assessment determining that no barriers exist underground at this location.

For more information about The Dallas Zoo visit www.dallaszoo.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Application for any project advertised by the City of Dallas Public Art Program constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in this prospectus as well as recognition of ordinances and policies of the City of Dallas (including the Good Faith Effort and the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise goals of the City Dallas). The City of Dallas reserves the right to reject all submissions and to terminate the selection process without prior notice.

For more infomation about the City of Dallas Public Art Program:

http://dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

SUBMISSION
Please submit qualifications at https://www.callforentry.org/
Submissions will only be accepted via CaFE
Submission deadline is August 8, 2014.
Send inquiries to Drema Chávez at drema.chavez@dallascityhall.com
214.670.3284

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ARTIST SEEKS BEXAR STREET VILLAGE COMMUNITY STORIES FOR NEW PUBLIC ARTWORK – Sat., May 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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DALLAS: The Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program and the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) announce a public meeting to bring members of the community together to meet artist Leticia Huerta who has been selected to create new artwork for the Bexar Street Village Streetscape. Huerta is seeking community input in an effort to gather stories and learn about the history and character of the Bexar Street neighborhood. The public meeting will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at the Turner Courts Recreation Center, 6601 Bexar Street, Dallas, TX 75215.

The Bexar Streetscape artwork will be located on a brick wall spanning 477 feet of the 6300-6400 block of Bexar Street, at the intersection of Bexar and Carrollton Garrett in South Dallas. The public art project is part of a community development program to revitalize the neighborhood, bringing new housing options, retail and office spaces, neighborhood services and job training to the Ideal and Rochester Park neighborhoods.

“The Bexar Streetscape will serve as a centerpiece for the Bexar Street Village Gateway community,” says Cobbie Ransom with the Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP). “It will create a focal point for all of the exciting development that is taking place in the neighborhood.”

Leticia Huerta was selected for the position through the public art selection process which includes members of the Bexar Street community. She has extensive experience working on public art projects with architects, engineers, city planners and neighborhood groups.

“Leticia is a great choice for the Bexar Streetscape project,” says Maria Muñoz-Blanco, Director of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. “She has completed similar work integrating the environmental and architectural elements on the site and she is sensitive to the cultural and history of the communities where her work is installed.”

For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Margaret Fullwood at 214-670-4428 or by email at Margaret.Fullwood@dallascityhall.com.

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ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT PROGRAM (NIP)

Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) is a division of the City of Dallas Housing and Community Service Department. NIP provides a strategic approach to target and leverage public resources to achieve sustainable and visible community redevelopment in targeted areas.

ABOUT THE PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

The Public Art Program works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. For more information go to: http://dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

 

 

 

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NEW ART INSTALLATIONS GREET HOLIDAY TRAVELERS AT DALLAS LOVE FIELD AIRPORT

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Two new public art installations will greet travelers to Dallas Love Field Airport at the terminal entrance this holiday season. Tom Orr’s “Intersected Passage” and Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s “Luminaria” are the latest additions to the Love Field Art Program, a collection of newly-commissioned, permanent public artworks at the airport.

“Dallas Love Field Airport is an important gateway to the City of Dallas,” says Department of Aviation Director, Mark Duebner. “The Love Field Art Program enriches the public travel experience and complements the airport modernization project.”

“These two new installations by Dallas artists recall the airport’s past and pay tribute to the future of aviation,” says María Muñoz-Blanco, Director of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. “They are representative of the strength and quality of artwork being created by artists in Dallas and throughout North Texas.”

Tom Orr’s “Intersected Passage” was inspired by the original 1958 entrance sign to Dallas Love Field Airport. The sign was restored earlier this year and reinstalled on April 1, 2013 at the corner of Denton Drive and Mockingbird Lane. Orr’s piece is a 17 foot tall structure made of colored and mirrored aluminum that arches over the walkway leading to the airport terminal.

Tom Orr is a Dallas-based artist whose work can also be seen at DFW Airport, in corporate collections in Dallas, and museums in Japan. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and exhibits his work at Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas. Additional information is available at http://www.tomorr.net/

Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s “Luminaria” is comprised of six, 10 foot tall, pierced stainless steel cylinders with fluorescent interior lighting. The Luminaria reflect an illumination of ideas and innovations underlying the technology critical to contemporary air travel. The patterns in each column represent computer technology, weather and mapping, routing, thermodynamics, Bernoulli’s Principle, and physics. The lights of the Luminaria will be in a test phase from dusk to dawn beginning Thursday, November 21 until they are turned on permanently, December 3, 2013.

Diana Goldberg’s background is in painting, printmaking and design. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University. Based in Dallas, her public art projects with husband Brad Goldberg can be seen throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. More information is available at
http://www.bradjgoldberg.com/

Julie Cohn was trained as a painter and print maker. A Dallas resident, she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Southern Methodist University. Her creative path includes work in jewelry, textiles and wall coverings, collaborations with architects, and public art. Both artists are from Dallas. Additional information is available at http://juliecohndesign.com/

The Love Field Art Program is made possible through a dynamic partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Department of Aviation, Southwest Airlines and the Love Field Modernization Program. The pieces in the Love Field Art Program were created by artists living in Dallas, the state of Texas and beyond. All of the artworks embrace themes of flight, the history of Dallas and Love Field Airport. When completed in October 2014, the Love Field Art Program will include 15 works of art, including 11 new commissions and 4 pieces that were original to the airport. The new airport also includes the Art Travelers Gallery, which will feature rotating exhibitions of artwork featuring educational institutions and arts organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. The Love Field Art Program is part of the City of Dallas Public Art Collection.

About the Office of Cultural Affairs
The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

About The Public Art Program
The Public Art Program works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

About Love Evolution
Love Evolution is the ongoing improvement process of Dallas Love Field as it undergoes a dramatic evolution these next few years. The Love Field Modernization Program (LFMP), focusing on construction, will transform our beloved airport and turn it into one of the nation’s premiere and modern airport facilities. The three original concourses will be eventually consolidated into one, centrally located concourse for all airlines. From more efficient travel to an increased number of airport concessions, the modernization program will create tremendous benefits for Love Field travelers. http://www.lovefieldartprogram.com/
Two new public art installations will greet travelers to Dallas Love Field Airport at the terminal entrance this holiday season. Tom Orr’s Intersected Passage and Diana Goldberg and Julie Cohn’s Luminaria are the latest additions to the Love Field Art Program, a collection of newly-commissioned, permanent public artworks at the airport.

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