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Madison, WI

Pinney Library: Call for Public Art

PUBLIC ART PIECE #1:

Project budget:
not to exceed $10,000 must include artists fee, supplies, travel, fabrication, installation and all related costs
Dimensions: maximum size of 6’-0”W x 8’-4”H

  • Installed as a two or three-dimensional mounted artwork for the new library’s Reading Room, a space intended for contemplation

  • Maintain a strong connection to the natural world and incorporate a sense of warmth and light

  • Emphasizes organic forms and relates to the wood and glass elements that are prominent in the architecture of the space

    Application is currently CLOSED; finalists listed here.


PUBLIC ART PIECE #2:

Project budget:
not to exceed $25,000 must include artists fee, supplies, travel, fabrication, installation, coordination with architects/contractors and all related costs.
Dimensions: 46’-0”W x 6'-0"H*
*the piece must incorporate the top of (or around) the existing bike pavilion knee wall and will need to extend the entire length of the knee wall (46’-0”) to completely enclose the outdoor area and should be at least as tall as the adjacent fence (6'-0"H) but could be taller.

  • Installed as a sculptural element for the outdoor courtyard, creating a fence, wall, or other demarcation of the library’s exterior courtyard space, primarily used by children and families

  • May be two or three-dimensional, but must be a self-supporting piece

  • Be a part of the library’s PlayLab, an area dedicated to exploring early literacy skills through interactive play

  • Brighten this active community space and reflect the cultural, linguistic and/or environmental diversity of Madison, seen from both sides, and be safe for all ages to interact with.

    Application is currently CLOSED; finalists listed here.