Upcoming Events – South Jordan

Jul
22
Wed
2020
Towne Center Crosswalk Mural(s) – RFP @ Online Application Only
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm

CALL FOR UTAH ARTISTS: Request for Proposals

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 6, 2020

COMMISSION BUDGET: $3,000 – for each crosswalk mural.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The City of South Jordan and the South Jordan Arts Council are requesting proposals for the commissioning of two professional murals on the center crosswalks located at 1665 Towne Center Drive. As part of the South Jordan Art Council’s Vibrancy Project, the purpose of this project is to create a sense of community and add vibrancy to the Towne Center plaza. The plaza includes seating areas, picnic tables, restaurants, and local businesses.

The organizations mentioned above are pleased to provide an opportunity for any Utah artist or Utah artist lead team to respond to this RFP with a mural proposal. **Proposals can be for one or both crosswalks**

SITE DIMENSIONS

Crosswalk A: Length 18ft & Width 20ft                    Crosswalk B: Length 18ft & Width 17ft

ARTWORK GOALS

The South Jordan Arts Council seeks a site-specific mural that:

  • Is visually engaging for passersby and those who use and visit the plaza.
  • Is simplistic yet interesting – The designs should be simple enough to easily maintain them by a non-artist if desired.

PROJECT BUDGET & ELIGIBILITY

The total budget for this project is $6,000 ($3,000 per crosswalks, artists can create a proposal for one or both crosswalks). The budget is inclusive of artist’s fees and related expenses for design, include all costs associated with the creation and completion of the mural/artwork, including artists’ travel, prep work, materials, supplies, surface preparation, installation, and an anti-graffiti protective coating. Any fees incurred for design/artwork related engineering or assistance from any contractors shall be the responsibility of the artist.

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

  • Artwork shall not contain any standards, traffic signals, or sign icons.
  • Artwork shall not contain logos, text, advertising, or promote a specific business, political party, or religion.
  • No directional markings.
  • Artwork must be contained within the white “stop arm” lines that are already painted on the crosswalk.
  • Colors will be limited to five (5) per crosswalk.
  • Unless otherwise requested and pre-approved, paint for the artwork must be one of the following brands/types:
    • Watco Anti-Slip Traffic Paint
    • Transpo Color-Safe Durable Pavement Marking Material (paint) – H&C
    • COLORTOP Water-Based Solid Color Concrete Stain available at Sherwin Williams
  • Colors: Colors utilized must be reproducible and the color name and number shall be submitted with this application.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

Application Deadline – Thursday, August 6, 2020

Notification of Artist Selection – Monday, August 17, 2020

Contract Preparation – Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Day 1 of Artwork Installation– Saturday, September 5, 2020**

Day 2 of Artwork Installation– Saturday, September 12, 2020**

**Installation will coincide with the South Jordan Farmers Market. Artists will only have two days (Saturday, September 5 and Saturday, September 12) to complete the murals.**

Dates are subject to change, except for the application deadline of Thursday, August 6, 2020.

SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCESS

The City of South Jordan and The South Jordan Arts Council will review all of the properly submitted applications and will recommend the artist/teams for the commission.

In selecting the artist/team for this project, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Final artwork that is one-of-a-kind, site-specific, and meets the project goals;
  • Artistic excellence, innovation, and originality as evidence by visual documentation and supporting materials;
  • The artist’s final work meets all operational, maintenance, American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), and public safety requirements;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budget and to perform work in a timely, professional manner;
  • The artist’s professional experience is adequate to meet the demands of the project including the ability to work with stakeholders, project managers, and community members.

The artist or artist lead team selected for the project will sign an agreement with the City of South Jordan.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions that arrive on or before 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and meet all of the application requirements will be reviewed. To be considered for this project, applicants must submit all of the required materials via this website. There is no application fee to apply or to use the online application system. No other method of submission will be accepted. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all submitted materials.

Art Proposal

  • (first name _ last name.proposal.pdf) Artists must submit a color, scale visual rendering, and a written description including project intent, dimensions, materials and a preliminary budget. (2 pages maximum)
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, tif, doc, docx, odf.
  • (first name _ last name.title1.jpg, first name _ last name.title2.jpg, etc.) Three to five (3-5) jpeg images of unique examples of past work. If applicable, please provide examples of completed past work of similar, scope, scale, and budget. Each image must not exceed 1MB in size. Five images per application, not per team member. Each image must include the title, date of completion/installation, media, dimensions (height x width x depth, in feet), location, final project cost and a brief description of the work.
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    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, tif.
  • (first name _ last name.references.pdf) A list of two professional references with contact information (name, title, organization, mailing address, phone number, email address), and relationship to each reference.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, tiff, tif, doc, docx, odf.

All materials not specifically requested as part of this application or exceeding the maximum page length or format requirements will not be considered or reviewed by the Selection Committee.

Incomplete submissions or any application that has not been submitted within the parameters set forth above, as determined by the Arts Program Coordinator, will not be reviewed or considered.

QUESTIONS
All questions regarding this RFP are to be directed only to the Art Program Coordinator for the City of South Jordan at the email address listed below. Applications may be disqualified if any unsolicited contact related to this RFP is made with an employee of the City of South Jordan, the South Jordan Arts Council, or any project stakeholders and partners that are not the Arts Program Coordinator. All communication will occur electronically via email.

Contact: Haley Greene, sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov

Jul
24
Fri
2020
SoJo Plein Air Contest- Quick Draw @ Virtual Event
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm

SoJo Plein Air Contest – Quick Draw from afar! Since our 2020 Plein Air event was canceled in May due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are bringing the event to YOU from afar! This fun, fast-paced, Plein Air painting contest is open to all ages & abilities and is free to participate.

Submission Deadline: All art to be submitted via email to sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov by 5:00 pm on August 7, 2020.

Categories: Professional 18 years older, Amateur 18 years and older, or Youth 17 years old and younger.

Guidelines:

1. Artists have 3 hours to produce their art in one sitting.

2. Art must be produced in real life, either on location outdoors or indoors using still life. The art must be original work of the artist including the composition. *Please practice all social distancing recommendations.*

3. Any Medium may be used to produce the art, except for photography, computer-generated/assisted art, marker, or crayon.

4. Artists will photograph and submit the beginning blank canvas, ½ way at 1.5-hour progress, and then the final piece at 3 hours. All entries, with the attached three photos, should be emailed to sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov before the deadline.

5. When submitting, please enter one of the three categories: Professional 18 years and older, Amateur 18 years and older, or Youth 17 years old and younger. Please include name, category, age, city, title of work, mediums used, address, and phone number.

A final gallery of all submitted pieces will be posted on the City of South Jordan Facebook page and on this event page. Judging will be by a panel of experts and the top 3 winners in each category will receive a prize.

By entering this show artists allow the City of South Jordan and/or the South Jordan Arts Council to use their art images in advertising other art events without receiving compensation.

Art deadline: August 7, 2020

Aug
24
Mon
2020
Virtual SoJo College Rivalry Run 5K, 10K & 1 Miler 2020
Aug 24 – Aug 30 all-day
Rivalry 2019

 

Virtual Rivalry Run
5K | 10K | 1 Mile Kids Run

August 24-30, 2020
5K $20 | 10K $20 | 1 Mile Kids Run $15

Race Entries Include
Race Shirt & Custom Race Medal

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