CALL TO ARTISTS
Old Town Park: Art in the Plaza
City of Moore (https://www.cityofmoore.com/departments/finance/city-bids-1)
The City of Moore announces this call for professional artists for an exterior
inspirational work of art for the Old Town Park in Moore, Oklahoma, to be opened
in spring of 2020. The commissioned work will serve as a luminary exterior
addition to the Old Town Park. The artwork will be visible from Main Street
located in the historic Old Town District. Work sought through this Call to Artists
includes but is not limited to: Architectural elements and/or integrated sculptural
works, landscape or hardscape design, active/interactive kinetic work, two-
dimensional or low relief, free-standing sculpture, light/sounds/new media based
work, glass/ceramic/metal/textile, wood, cast concrete or stone. This public art
project must reflect local custom, styles or cultural attitudes and integrate into
the overall design of Old Town Park.
The City of Moore purchased the property for Old Town Park approximately five
years ago. The development of Old Town Park was made possible by a dedicated
sales tax approved by voters in November 2016. Old Town Park will be
approximately 2 acres in size.
The Park will be located in the historic Old Town District of Moore, Oklahoma
near the Main Street and Broadway intersection. Old Town Park will be a public
park that will include a train depot, small outdoor plaza, public art, and a trail. The
train depot will house a coffee & juice shop and an artist in residence space. This
location of the train depot lends itself to anchoring a town square type area. The
public art will help determine the form of the rest of the space.
The artwork will be responsive to the site and relevant to the community. The
artwork will help beautify the space and will contribute to the unique identity of
the park. The artwork will be formally and thematically appropriate to the park`s
users, employees, and the community.
This opportunity is open to all practicing artists, at least 18 years of age. Artists
with prior public art experience in the State of Oklahoma are encouraged to
apply. Artists residing outside the Central Oklahoma area are eligible, but will be
required to travel and attend meetings within the same budget allocation as local
artists. Artists may apply and be considered independently, as part of a team, or
• Artistic excellence, originality, and ability to produce a consistent body of
work, as evidenced by representation of past work in images and other
• Experience with projects of a similar scale and scope.
• Appropriateness of Artist`s approach and style to the project`s intent and
• Availability to work within project time frame and to be present in Moore,
Oklahoma during the design review.
• Price and current market value of artist(s) work in relation to the scope and
value contemplated for this commission.
• Good work habits: ability to meet deadlines, experience with budgeting,
good communication skills, good problem solving abilities- as supported by
• Important Consideration will also be given to: safety, accessibility,
durability, maintenance requirements, permanence of materials, protection
against vandalism, and timelessness of the artwork proposed by the
Artist qualifications will be evaluated to determine whether artist(s) involved
possess the creativity, technical skills, and discipline required for this public art
Artists shall submit one (1) original in digital format, and five (5) hard copies. The
submission must be clearly marked as RFQ# 1900-05 Old Town Park Call to Artists
and delivered to:
City of Moore Purchasing Department
301 N. Broadway Ave. Suite 142
Moore, OK 73160
No later than 4:00 PM on Monday, April 1st, 2019. Submissions received after the
submittal deadline shall be considered void and unacceptable and shall be
returned unopened to the respondent.
The City of Moore is an equal opportunity employer.
Barbara Furgiani, Purchasing Agent, 405-793-5022
A Complete Submission includes:
o Include a current professional resume’, emphasizing public art
experience, public collections, and public commissions. If you were
part of a team, explain your role on the project.
o Note for group submissions: Submit a single document with all
resumes integrated per formatting instructions above. Each
individual not to exceed two pages. Please order the first resume’ as
the primary contact for your team and include preferred contact
• Artist Statement
o Prepare a brief letter explaining why your work should be considered
for this project. Make sure to address the conceptual approach you
will be taking. One-page maximum.
• Examples of work
o Images should be in .jpg format with a minimum resolution of 800
X600 pixels (higher resolutions like 1900X1500 pixels provide sharper
o The filename assigned to each image must match the following
Artists last name,
Image number that corresponds to the Image ID sheet.
Title of Work (if long, use representative words). If the image is
a detail, indicate so.
Review your image file to ensure that the images are in the same order as on
the Image ID sheet.
o Artwork Examples submitted represent the artist`s own original
creative work. Submissions fraudulently representing the creative
work of others as the artist`s own will disqualify the submission.