Sculpture artists sought for Great River Landing Plaza project in Onalaska

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - The Onalaska Sculpture Group is looking for artist concepts for a public art sculpture at the Great River Landing plaza in Onalaska.

Artists may present a sculpture concept on Monday, April 30, at Mary Cody's Restaurant, 205 Main St., in Onalaska.

Artwork proposals will be considered by it's creativity, movement, interaction, site integration, river views, materials and ease of maintenance.

The Onalaska Sculpture Group is asking for the following:

•  5-6 examples of past work complete with references.
•  Your proposal including description of your preliminary concept for the GRL plaza, including:
•  Illustration of your concept.
•  Material recommendations and maintenance considerations.
•  A preliminary budget for the project.
•  GRL site recommendations and location of the artwork.

The proposed time line on the project is:

•  May 2018-artist selection
•  June 2018 through August’s 2018-design collaboration and development with Onalaska Sculpture Group.
•  July and August 2018-any adjustment to that final idea. Final drawings or a possible model.
•  September 2018-presentation of final concept to philanthropists for funding and City Council approval.
•  October/November 2018-Contract awarded.
•  November 2018 through April 2019-construction of sculpture.
•  May 2019-installation

Interested artists will be assigned a 30 minute time slot for a presentation on April 30. Call Joyce Diveley at 608-780-6233 to confirm a time slot.


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