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Methow Arts Alliance, in collaboration with the Methow Valley Sports Trails Association, is seeking proposals for original designs that will be installed into current kiosks located in Winthrop and Mazama. Two original designs will be selected to be installed/featured during Summer - 2013. The selected artists will receive a $400-$600 honorarium for their work (range depends on type of project and cost of supplies).

Eligibility: This RFP is open to all artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside, and/or work in Okanogan County.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received (either postmarked or hand delivered) by Friday, July 12, 2013, 5pm - PST. No exceptions.

PROJECT PRIMARY GOALS

The METHOW ARTS – KIOSK PROJECT is a project of Methow Arts which works in conjunction with the local non-profit, the Methow Valley Sports Trails Association, to bring original and local public artwork to the Methow Valley trail system. The project enriches the trails with the original works of our local artists.

The PUBLIC ART KIOSK PROJECT taps into local creativity, enthusiasm, and resources in order to provide a “trailhead experience” that matches the quality and care that we invest in our valley every day and in our truly unique trail system. The project will showcase the talents of our local artists to residents and visitors alike. Each kiosk will feature a plaque recognizing the selected artist and connecting viewers with our Methow Arts website and ARTIST pages (which are offered FREE to local artists).

Artists should keep in mind that the primary area for the artwork is the back of the bench in the kiosk (as illustrated/shown on page 2). Although there may be room for additional enhancement around that area. Because it is the back of a bench, the artwork should be designed for comfort, outdoor use and sustainability in inclement weather.

OBJECTIVES OF THE KIOSK SHELTERS

The kiosk/shelters meet the following objectives:

a. Provide a unique destination that begins or concludes a trail users experience and in and of itself is something worth experiencing.

b. Provide a functional design that gives users a space to comfortably view trail information.

c. Assists in establishing a “gateway” to our trail system so it feels like you are passing through or by something.

d. Offer users a unique connection between trail users and local artisans, providing education about our robust art community.

METHOW ARTS ALLIANCE

Since 1983 Methow Arts Alliance has enriched the lives of people living in rural Okanogan County by making the arts an integral and dynamic aspect of community and economic vitality, public education and civic life. We hold a commitment to create and support public art in our community. Through fruitful community collaboration, Methow Arts has worked to support the development of over 40 permanent art works in public places through student/artist collaborations, professional artist commissions and community art projects. These public art pieces represent the talent and vision of local artists for all members of the community to enjoy.

METHOW VALLEY SPORTS TRAIL ASSOCIATION

The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association manages the largest and finest network of winter trails in the U.S., and provides a cornerstone amenity that upholds a thriving local economy year-round – yet our trailhead kiosks are antiquated and in some cases, non-existent. Their hope is to tap into local creativity, enthusiasm, and resources in order to provide a “trailhead experience” that matches the quality and care that we invest into our truly unique trail system.

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DEADLINE: Applications must be received (either postmarked or hand delivered) by Friday, July 12, 2013, 5pm - PST. No exceptions. CONTACT/INFO: Methow Arts, info@methowartsalliance.org, 509.997.4004, www.methowarts.org

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance

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