City Of Napa Fence Art Project - Call For Artists

City Of Napa Fence Art Project – Call For Artists

The City of Napa has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) from all artists who have demonstrated experience in designing and producing, and/or overseeing the production of site-responsive public art for the City of Napa Fence Art Project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 6 Dec 2016

Through the City of Napa Fence Art Project RFQ process, the City will select an artist (or artist team) to design, fabricate, and collaborate with the local community artwork upon the City’s Corporation Yard fence. This project will be unique in that it encourages a professional artist (or artist team) to utilize members of the community (i.e. young people, seniors, or other groups) to help produce the artwork at the project site.

The City of Napa’s Public Art Ordinance establishes a Public Art Fund in which in-lieu fees are collected from development to acquire, place, and install art in the public realm. In September 2016, the City identified a new public art project, utilizing the City’s public art funds. It is important that the artist or artist team be able to coordinate this effort. The budget for the City of Napa Fence Art Project is up to $40,000. Artists are encouraged to work with members of the community to design and/or install the art upon the City’s fence that is adjacent to a major regional walking/biking trail and the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

About the City of Napa

Napa is an old City by California standards, founded in 1847. It’s a place with a colorful past – a jumping off point for 49ers bound for the gold rush, birthplace of famous leather, and neighbor to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world.

For the past 30 to 40 years, the City of Napa has been in transition. The City that was once known for its tanneries, prune processing, and State hospital is now more known for its hospitality, fine food, and luxury hotels. While yesterday’s jobs came largely in heavy industrial pursuits at Kaiser Steel, Basalt Rock, Napa Pipe, and Mare Island Shipyard, today’s workforce is mostly white collar and the economy is increasingly based on tourism.

As the County seat for one of the world’s Great Wine Capitals, the Napa name is synonymous with quality. We think that applies to our community and the people who make it what it is.

Today Napa is becoming a vibrant and modern town with a respect for its past. Just down the road from our protected historic districts, home to some of northern California’s finest Victorian homes, you will find visually stimulating contemporary architecture. Minutes from our many safe and comfortable neighborhoods are the popular Main Street “Restaurant Row,” the West End and the Oxbow District. Our award-winning “living river” flood protection project is more than halfway to completion, making Napa safer while enhancing the ecosystem and providing stimulus to the economy and quality-of-life benefits. Napa is a city with a low crime rate, a high standard of living, clean air, and nearly perfect weather.

For more information, contact scooper@cityofnapa.org.

City Of Napa Fence Art Project

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