Public Art Chattanooga has announced a Request for Qualifications from artists or artist teams for the commission and installation of four trailhead markers for Stringer’s Ridge, an urban forest park.
Located in North Chattanooga, Stringer’s Ridge is a completely forested area in the midst of the urban heart of Chattanooga rich with natural beauty and history. The Tennessee Office of The Trust for Public Land launched a campaign to protect Stringer’s Ridge from development and with the help of many partners conserved the 102-acre undeveloped ridge property to be used as publicly accessible urban forest park. The park will consist of a variety of trail types for hiking, running and mountain biking.
The trailhead markers are being commissioned as unique gateway pieces for the four entrances to this a-typical urban park. The park is slated to open this fall, and the trailhead markers will be installed in spring 2013.
Eligibility: This RFQ is open to all professional artists/artist teams and architects over the age of 18 who currently reside in the United States.
Project Budget: Up to five finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals for this project. Each will be paid a $2,000 proposal fee. The project budget for the selected commission is $90,000.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received (hand delivery, mail or electronically) by Sept. 7, 4 p.m. Complete guidelines and an application can be found at http://www.publicartchattanooga.com/about/callstoartists.htm.
For more information, contact Peggy Townsend at 643-6886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.