Street artists! Muralists! Painters! Here’s an opportunity to do public art, be seen by thousands of people daily, and get paid for it! Deadline for proposal delivery is September 3 (keep in mind Monday September 2 is a holiday) Here are the details:
Metro is seeking five artists for Silver Line stations.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites artists to apply for public art commissions at 5 stations on the Metro Silver Line. Art opportunities for the Harbor Gateway Transit Center, Manchester Station, Slauson Station, and the 37th Street/USC Station have been identified.
These four stations feature glass-topped canopies on the passenger loading and unloading platforms. Artists will be asked to create distinct, original artwork to be reproduced in adhesive vinyl and adhered to the ceiling glass panels for both canopies at each station. One artist will be selected for each station. Each artist will receive a $7,000 design fee..
The Rosecrans Station features three street-level archway entrances visible to Silver Line patrons, and to traffic on both Rosecrans Avenue and the 110 freeway immediately below. An art opportunity has been identified for one artist to create original artwork to be reproduced on adhesive vinyl to wrap the three archway structures. The selected artist will receive a design fee of $10,000.
The Metro Silver Line combines service on the dedicated busways along the 110 Freeway (Harbor Transitway) and Interstate 10 (El Monte Busway), with additional connecting stops through downtown Los Angeles
Please note eligibility includes artists who live and work in the United States with the exception of artists currently under contract for Metro stations, or who have completed a permanent Metro Art commission within the past 3 years. Employees, contractors and members of transit authorities constructing rail and bus lines for Metro are ineligible.
Deadline for submittals (delivery, not postmark!) is 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
(PLEASE NOTE: The Metro offices will be closed Monday, September 2nd for the Labor Day holiday.)
For complete details and information regarding submittal requirements, download the full Call to Artists found on the Metro website.Go to: http://www.metro.net/about/art/ Click on the “Art Opportunities” tab at the top of the page.
Since 1989, Metro has commissioned artists to incorporate artworks into a wide array of transportation projects throughout Los Angeles County. The agency has received numerous design and artistic excellence awards, and is renowned for its approaches to integrating art into the transit experience, and for engaging artists at all levels of their careers.
Top: MAN ONE, Four Pillars, 2006-2008, for MetroBottom: Peter Shire, Los Angeles Seen, Wilshire/Vermont Metro Station