Thursday, May 24, 2007

Public Art Opportunity in New Mexico

Prospectus #187 - RFQ
Palace of the Governors – New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: 5:00 P.M. (MST) Thursday, June 14, 2007
Budget: $ 238,750.00

The Art I Public Paces Program of New Mexico Arts and the Palace of the Governors – New Mexico History Museum seek to commission artwork fro the New Mexico History Museum currently under construction on the north side of the historic Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe.

The committee seeks a timeless, highly visual original artwork that will enhance the visitor’s experience to the museum while addressing the unique connection that exists between the people and place in New Mexico.

The selected artist may use any or all of the available space to illustrate this theme. Available space includes, but is not limited to, the exterior wall and landscaped area near an entrance, the floor in the crossroads gallery, main stairwell walls, and atrium walls as well as a roof top terrace. There is the option of suspended works in some of these locations. The museum also has river cobbles (rocks) used for the foundation from the 18th century available for artists who wish to incorporate them into their work.

Media must be durable, low maintenance, permanent, safe for both children and adults and be ADA compliant. Additionally, the selected artwork may require certification by a licensed structural engineer and a review by a professional fine art conservator at the selected artist’s expense.

Up to five finalists will be selected. This project is open to all artists who are residents of the United States. Artists must receive a prospectus to apply. The prospectus can be downloaded from the web site at or contact AIPP staff at New Mexico Arts, telephone 505/827-6490, 800/879-4278 (instate), or

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