Summit County Public Art Releases Call to Artists for South Summit Services Building

Calling all artists! The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board ("SCPAAB") has released an RFP for artwork in the newly constructed South Summit Services Building in Kamas, UT to creatively celebrate multicultural heritage and the stunning natural environment in Summit County. SCPAAB is seeking artists to propose a concept for highly creative three-dimensional artwork to be placed in the interior hallway of the new building.

Summit County completed construction of the South Summit Services Building in April 2018. The projected artwork install period will take place in winter of 2018, exact date to be determined.

Teresa Tackman, Chair of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board states “the Summit County Public Art Board is very excited to be launching a public art project at the new South Summit Services Building. This building is a beautiful new gathering place and structure for the residents of South Summit County. It is the perfect location for public art for the enjoyment of all Summit County locals and visitors.”

The facility provides community services including: Senior Citizen Services, Library, Motor Vehicle, and Health Department. The building will be used by Kamas Valley residents, and will see annual visitors as they enter the 'Gateway to the Uintas'.

The SCPAAB wants to ensure that the artwork for the interior of the South Summit Services reflects the natural and agricultural environment that surrounds Kamas Valley, connects people to the community, create a strong sense of place, and utilize sustainable practices.

SCPAAB and the project architect identified the interior hallway ceiling as the ideal location for a piece of public art. The RFP states “The building's Interior hallway serves as the primary connection to the many services in the facility. The SCPAAB seeks artwork for the interior hallway that reflects the stunning natural and agricultural environment that surrounds Kamas Valley.”

All artists are encouraged to apply. Budget is up to $60,000 which includes artists’ fees, usage fees, insurance, labor and equipment to design and produce artwork, and travel costs including airfare, hotel, and ground transportation.

Interested applicants must submit their concept proposal by 5pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. The project is expected to be completed by December 31, 2018. Click here to read the full RFP.