For the past 10 years, the RCAC has been building a curated collection of public art installations in downtown Rossland. This collection is a long-term commitment to public art through our Downtown Sculpture Initiative and we are continuously identifying sculpture and sites that would enhance the downtown core.  Five permanent sculptures are already installed including: The Storytellers (Rossland Public Library), Two Bears Playing (Post Office), Rusty the Horse (Queen & Columbia), Sphere of Influence, and the most recent, Salmon and Turtle (Washington and Third Avenue)You can see all of the sculptures on our Sculpture Page.

The intention of this initiative is to not only highlight arts and culture in our community but to contribute to our community’s social and economic vibrancy. Public art enhances the experience of urban spaces and communicates the presence of our active arts community. We estimate that more than 3,000 locals and an equal number of visitors engage annually with our public art. These sculptures have captured the interest and imagination of locals and tourists alike, and have become focal points for visitor photos and social media posts.

Our latest initiative in our Public Art Program is to create mural artwork to be installed on the East wall of the heritage-listed Lalonde & Rodier Block, at 2132 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC. The intent of this project is to enhance the Rossland Cenotaph public area in downtown Rossland. The mural theme of peace and commemoration will be symbolized by a field of poppies and local wild flowers. The painting will exemplify Canada’s commitment to world peace while commemorating the Rosslanders who gave their lives in service during WWI, WWII and Korea. The mural will provide both an artistic enhancement to the downtown core and educational opportunity in the community of Rossland.

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSAL

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is looking for artistic entries for a public mural. The intent of this project is to enhance the Rossland Cenotaph public area in downtown Rossland. The mural theme of peace and commemoration will be symbolized by a field of poppies and local wild flowers. The painting will exemplify Canada’s commitment to world peace while commemorating the Rosslanders who gave their lives in service during WWI, WWII and Korea. The mural will provide both an artistic enhancement to the downtown core and educational opportunity in the community of Rossland.

Request for Qualifications and Project Proposal

The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) is seeking an artist or team of artists to create mural artwork to be installed on the East wall of the heritage-listed Lalonde & Rodier Block, at 2132 Columbia Ave., Rossland, BC. The mural will enhance the Cenotaph War Memorial public area near the Rossland Public Library. This area is used as a ceremonial gathering place to commemorate Remembrance Day. The theme of peace will be symbolized by a field of poppies interspersed with wildflowers of the local West Kootenay region. The mural art will be painted on 8 separate 4’x 8’ panels, prepared to endure 10 years or more of winter weather, and mounted together to create a 8’x 32’ wall mural.

Theme

Painted mural symbolizing world peace through flowers

Artist Eligibility

Local artists, with fixed address, residing in the Columbia Basin Area for at least one year. Demonstrated experience with comparable mural projects of a similar scale.

Proposal

The proposal will include drawings (to scale) based on design concepts provided by RCAC and a budget breakdown. This will include artist’s fees, a list of materials, delivery of materials and installation costs and schedule. The timeline will relate a project start on June 1st and completion on September 31st 2019. The submission must be emailed or mailed to RCAC. Artist qualifications and proposals will be juried by a selection committee appointed by RCAC to determine the finalist.

Deadline: 5:00 pm PST, March 3, 2019.

Budget: Up to $7,000 Canadian Dollars (including all materials and labour)

Soliciting Organization: Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC)

Contact Info: Renate Fleming, Vice-President: rosslandarts@gmail.com

Website: www.rosslandartscouncil.com

 

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