Artist Selected - Unite Two Design
Aritist Concept Statement:
The proposed three-dimensional sculpture is an interpretive piece, a response to Auburn’s rich history of innovators, inventors, industrialists, theologians, builders, agriculturalists, entrepreneurs and free-thinkers.
The human hand is a very strong symbolic form. Human hands are often used to denote power, creation, hope and a sense of yearning. The two hand forms were intentionally depicted in an abstract organic geometry to promote visual interpretation. Strong but also yielding, the two hands gesture together and also individually about a central shape that can be interpreted as the idea, inspiration, creation or source of energy.
The Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) seeks qualifications from Artists and Artist teams for public art to be installed in the corner enhancements on South Street and Genesee Street in the City of Auburn. Winning proposals will be eligible for up to $30,000.
The public art installation is envisioned to contribute to an engaging experience, provide interpretive opportunity, stimulate excitement and thought, and cultivate cultural identity.
This project is part of the Public Art Placemaking Initiative which is funded by the New York Department of State Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The goal of the Public Art Placemaking Initiative is to install public art throughout the area and to celebrate local Artists, beautify the public realm, and attract visitors to a new 'Avenue of the Arts.' Proposed installations include three public art installations, a mural at the Auburn Public Theater, a mural at Nash's Framing and Art, and light pole art panels circling downtown and connecting to the west end 'Avenue of the Arts.'
As part of the Public Art Placemaking Initiative site improvements are also planned for this location. The improvements could include removal of the existing concrete seat walls, replacement of a select pavement area, and rehabilitation of the existing planting bed. In addition, the site improvements will include wiring for site lighting, landscaping and an allowance for a reinforced concrete foundation (if needed) to support the installation of the selected artwork(s).
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October 31, 2022 - Call Released
November 7, 2022 at 2pm - Pre-Submittal Meeting
November 14, 2022 - Questions Due by 5pm (EST)
November 16, 2022 - Responses Posted
November 22, 2022 - Qualifications Due by 9pm
December - Deliberation
January 2023 - Finalist Selection
February 2023 - Finalists Notified
April 10, 2023 - Proposals Due
April 2023 - Public Review Period
May 2023 - Commission Deliberation
June 2023 - Notification to Selected Artist
Fall-Winter 2023 - Fabrication
Spring 2024 - Installation
This project funded by the New York State Department of State funded by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.