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Beltsville-Laurel Senior Activity Center Public Art Donor Wall - CALL FOR ARTISTS Information and Application PROJECT BUDGET: $60,000 Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2010 Introduction The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation invites artists with professional experience in creating public art or site specific commissions to submit an application to design, fabricate and install an original work of art to recognize donors for the lobby of the new Beltsville-Laurel Senior Activity Center, located at 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, Maryland. Eligibility: Individual artists or artist teams from Maryland, Washington, DC, or Virginia are eligible to apply. Project Background Seniors (60 and older) represent a quickly growing population both locally and nationally. Seniors are living longer and, with ample leisure time, have a diverse range of interests, skills and abilities that they want to develop. The Beltsville-Laurel Senior Activity Center was designed to address this phase of life, and allow seniors to explore new interests and pursuits, while being actively engaged and connected to their community. The Beltsville-Laurel Senior Activity Center will be located on six acres at the Laurel Regional Hospital Complex and operated by The MarylandNational Capital Park and Planning Commission. The 23,500 square foot senior activity center will offer various activities to senior citizens, seven days a week, with events to also include the general public during evenings and weekends.

The building has three distinct areas: The Program Wing, Lobby Wedge and the Great Room Zone. The Program Wing will include designated spaces for administrative offices, conference and computer training, an aerobic exercise room, a cardio room with exercise equipment, billiards, fine arts and ceramics. The Lobby Wedge will serve as the main entrance to the facility and contain a snack shop with seating, a reception area and fireside lounge for casual visiting, reading, board games, television watching and socializing. There is a patio located in the rear of the Program Wing and adjacent to the fireside lounge. The Great Room Zone is a large rental event/banquet facility with a warming kitchen, which will also offer seniors a daily hot lunch program provided by the Prince George's County Office on Aging, Food and Friendship program. An operable wall system allows the Great Room to be made into smaller rooms for other purposes. The Great Room will be able to accommodate 600+ standing and 300 seated. Both the Program Wing and Great Room Zone are connected by the Lobby Wedge The building is one level, with the Lobby Wedge having a glass atrium prow with a sloped ceiling. Both the exterior and interior will incorporate rustic stone veneer and corrugated metal, The building's palette includes varying shades of barn red, sage green and natural stone colors. This new facility has had tremendous support from the senior community in Prince George's County, Maryland, and the senior community has advised MNCPPC staff and the project architect throughout the design. The seniors have contributed significant financial support from private individuals for the activity center's furnishings. Facility Construction Schedule: The facility is currently under construction, and is expected to be turned over to M-NCPPC in February 2011 with an opening in the Spring of 2011. Artwork/Design: The selected artist will create a piece to clearly acknowledge approximately 75 individual donors by name within the work of art. The space for the donor acknowledgement work of art will be in the center's Lobby Wedge near the reception desk, where most patrons will check in and out when they visit the center. The work will be attached to a stone veneer wall 10' H x 9' 51/2" W, The work may be in relief. Lighting has been selected and will be installed for the wall where the piece will be. Suggested materials or techniques may include but not be limited to metal, glass, ceramic, tile, installation art, etc. Artwork must: -not pose a risk of injury to the public (example: sharp points) -meet fire codes with respect to flammability

-not interfere with the operation and serviceability of the building and access to the reception desk -require little or no maintenance Project Budget: $60,000 for the total project to include all fees and costs for the final design, materials fabrication, installation, and documentation of the installed work, transport, insurance and artist fee. Honoraria: $1000 will be provided to each finalist or finalist team selected to develop and present proposals. Eligibility: Artists and artist teams residing in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, with previous public art or large scale installation experience may apply. Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2010 Tentative Project Schedule (subject to change) July 30 , 2010 ­ Application Deadline Mid August 2010- 3 Finalists Notified Early September 2010 ­ Community Dialog and Site Mid October 2010 Artists Presentations to Panel Late October 2010 ­ Artist Awarded Commission November 2010­Complete Contract January-March 2011 ­ Artwork Fabrication April 2011 ­ Artwork Installation Application Requirements All applications must include the following: 1. -One completed and signed application form 2. Resume highlighting artistic experience and work, including sitespecific artwork and public commissions. 3. One CD containing 10 digital images of completed artwork formatted as JPEG. JPEG size should measure 8"x10" at 300 DPI (a 20 MB file each). Images must match cue sheet on application form. Only digital images submitted on CD will be accepted as a demonstration of the applicant's artistic qualifications. CD should be clearly labeled with your name and contact information. 4. Three references. 5. Concepts should not be submitted at this time, as they will not be considered. -Applications without the prerequisite components will be deemed ineligible and not reviewed by the selection committee. -If Artist Teams are applying, each team member must include support materials, resume, and references.

-Applications must be received by July 30, 2010 -Applicants may elect to have their CD included in the M-NCPPC Public Art Database or to have their materials return by checking the appropriate box on the application. Should you want your CD returned, please include a self addressed, stamped envelope. MNCPPC will not be responsible for lost or damaged CDs. Application Submission Address: Beltsville Laurel Call for Artists, Attention: Jeneanne Hunter, Arts Coordinator, M-NCPPC 7833 Walker Drive, Suite 430 Greenbelt, MD 20770 Selection Process 1. M-NCPPC will appoint a selection panel to consist of: - Two M-NCPPC Arts & Cultural Heritage Representatives; - One M-NCPPC Special Programs Representative; - One M-NPPC Park Planning & Development Representative; - Two Senior Community Members 2. The Selection Panel reviews applications and evaluates them on: -artistic and technical merit -style -suitability to site -location and project intention -quality of completed work. 3. The Selection Panel will recommend up to 3 Artist Finalists from which full proposals will be solicited. The Selection Panel reserves the right not to select any Finalists. 4. Prior to developing maquettes, Artist Finalists will have an opportunity to gather information about the site through a site visit and a Community Dialog with seniors involved in the project. 5. Finalists will individually present proposals and maquettes to the Selection Panel. The Selection Panel will evaluate all proposals and select one proposal from an artist or artist team as the winning proposal to receive the commission. 6. The Selection Panel will base their decision on: -artistic excellence -artist qualifications

-appropriateness of the artwork to the site in terms of scale, form, content, material -durability of the artwork relative to theft, vandalism, and environment - how it addresses the project scope The Selection Panel will make a recommendation to the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation Director. 7. The Selection Panel reserves the right to request minor modifications to the awarded design. Original Work: The artist or artist teams must guarantee that the artwork is original and does not violate the copyright of another person. The selected artist or artist team will enter into a contract with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. MNCPPC may have the artist make minor modifications to the awarded design, with a final design being included in the contract terms. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency serving Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. In Prince George's County, the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation works in partnership with county citizens to provide comprehensive park and recreation programs, facilities and services which respond to the changing needs of our communities and enrich the quality of life for present and future generations. For more information, visit www.pgparks.com. For more information contact Jeneanne Hunter, M-NCPPC Arts Coordinator, at 301-446-3242 or by email at [email protected] The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County.

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