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Call for Artists for San Pedro Creek Tricentennial Artwork


Information Meeting Set for Aug. 9, 2018. Deadline to Apply is Aug.
30, 2018.

Bexar County has engaged the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) to
assist with selecting an artist to create a permanent public artwork at
the newly opened San Pedro Creek Culture Park in downtown San Antonio,
TX. The Tricentennial Artwork will serve as a signature work of art for
the Park and commemorate the Tricentennial of Bexar County and the City
of San Antonio. The County has set a budget of $425,000 for this
opportunity which is open to all professional artists regardless of
residence. The deadline to apply is August 30, 2018.

Bexar County seeks a dynamic work of art for Plaza de Fundación
(Foundation Plaza), located between the flood control tunnel inlet and
Santa Rosa Street in Phase 1.1. The plaza was selected because it is
located at what is considered to be the founding of San Antonio – both
the first Mission, San Antonio de Valero, and the Presidio de Bejar were
founded on San Pedro Creek. This artwork should emphasize the historic
importance of San Pedro Creek and convey the story and culture of Bexar
County and San Antonio. The site offers a unique opportunity to create a
landmark for San Pedro Creek Culture Park, which has dramatically
transformed the west side of downtown San Antonio.

The artwork commissioned for this site will be an iconic representation
of San Antonio's unity and diversity by honoring its past and embodying
its future. The artwork should: be compelling and aesthetically
excellent; commemorate the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Bexar
County and San Antonio; celebrate San Pedro Creek's culture and history
by referring to its story with an authentic voice; bring to life imagery
that speaks to diversity, inclusivity, tradition, and the future of our
community; create excitement and interest from the community; and endure
the climate of this area, the flooding nature of the creek and a variety
of linear park public uses.

The Tricentennial Artwork budget includes but is not limited to: all
artist design and project management fees; travel; models and renderings
of artwork; fabrication, transportation, and installation of artwork;
and all required insurance and permits. Additionally, a stipend of
$2,500 will be provided to finalists selected during the competitive
selection process.

An Artist Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 9,
2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time) at the San Antonio River
Authority main office located at 100 E. Guenther Street, San Antonio, TX
78204. To join the meeting remotely, please log in from a computer,
tablet or smartphone at:
using access code: 296-286-829.
Attendees can also dial in using
your phone at 646-749-3122.

Artists interested in being considered should submit the following
materials no later than 2:00 pm (Central Time) on August 30, 2018,
an online application system. The application can be accessed by
under "Contracting Opportunities" or
under the "Art" tab.

Bexar County and SARA will administer a competitive selection process
among interested artists that includes stakeholder reviews, with final
approval by Bexar County Commissioners Court.

For more information about the artist information meeting, please
contact Carrie Brown with SARA at

San Pedro Creek Culture Park

Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority, in coordination
with the City of San Antonio, are partnering to transform San Pedro
Creek into a world-class linear park that represents the cultural
identity of our community and inspires the people of Bexar County. To
learn more about the San Pedro Creek Culture Park, visit the project
website at

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