CALL FOR UTAH ARTISTS: Request for Proposals
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, August 6, 2020
COMMISSION BUDGET: $3,000 – for each crosswalk mural.
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**
Crosswalk A: Length 18ft & Width 20ft Crosswalk B: Length 18ft & Width 17ft
The South Jordan Arts Council seeks a site-specific mural that:
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.
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:
The artist or artist lead team selected for the project will sign an agreement with the City of South Jordan.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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
About the Festival: The Get to the River Festival is a month-long series of community events centered on the Jordan River and Jordan River Parkway. During 30 days in September, cities and counties along the river will host events near their section that help celebrate, protect, and restore the Jordan River.
The Jordan River corridor runs through three counties and sixteen cities flowing from Utah Lake, through the Salt Lake Valley, and finally into the Great Salt Lake. The 50-mile river has tremendous value – environmentally, recreationally, economically, and culturally – for both the communities through which it flows and for the entire Wasatch Front.
Around 15,000 people utilize the Jordan River Parkway each month. This paved, non-motorized trails that follows the river and weaves in and out of urban areas, parks, and lush riverside areas is the perfect place for walking, running, cycling, skating, or simply escaping from the city. The river and trail provides a unique offering in our urban landscape and adds to our community’s beauty and wellness.
|Learn more about the Jordan River’s ecosystem by watching these videos from the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.|
Art is for everyone! Join us October 5 – October 16 for the 13th Annual South Jordan Art Show. At a new location this year, the South Jordan Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd), will house incredible artwork from talented artists from our very own South Jordan community. Both adult and youth residents are welcome to submit pieces. The show is free and open to the public, hours of operation are listed below. Thank you in advance for your support of the arts!
Art Show Hours of Operation:
Sensitive Groups/High-Risk Individuals Only
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
If you are interested in displaying your artwork in the show or have any questions, please contact Haley Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pieces can be dropped off at the Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd, South Jordan, UT) October 1 from 12 pm-5:30 pm and October 2 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Age Groups: Child (6 years – 9 years), Youth (10 years – 13 years), Teen (14 years – 17 years), Adult (18+), Professional (Artists that have ever been paid for their work), Seniors (55+)
We could all use a little extra holiday cheer this year! Join us in “lighting up” South Jordan and Salt Lake Valley by participating in the 2020 Holiday Lights Tour! Cities from around Salt Lake County are teaming up to bring you a Holiday Lights Tour like never before! Visit homes from South Jordan, Bluffdale, Herriman, Midvale, Millcreek, South Salt Lake, and West Jordan! To register your home, take the tour, or vote for your favorite house, visit bit.ly/lightstourut!
Registration begins on Monday, November 23rd and will remain open until December 21st. Register early for a better chance to win the People’s Choice Award!
Looking for other holiday activities in South Jordan? Check out our Virtual Light the Night event here!
Make Candy Windows a holiday tradition! Join South Jordan City for our Virtual Light the Night event to kick off the most wonderful time of year! Take a stroll down Towne Center Drive and enjoy the incredible Candy Window displays. The Candy Window exhibits will be displayed in storefront windows on December 1st – December 31st.
Featured Artists: Krista Johanson and Jennifer Vesper
New in 2021, the City of South Jordan is bringing you a day full of ART! Shop from our wide selection of art vendors and support local Towne Center Drive favorites. Enjoy live entertainment, art demonstrations, and fun for the entire family! Face masks are required per Salt Lake County Health Department.
Check out the Facebook Event for more information!
Rules and Guidelines
Submit Entry Here
June Museum Mashup
Weave a Turtle Friend
Make a new friend this summer! Learn an easy weaving technique and make a tiny turtle friend to hang out with. Craft packets will be available throughout June at the Gale Center while supplies last. Our webpage has a supply list and instructions, if you prefer to visit us virtually! It will also have more fun downloads for the month of June.
Museum Mashup at the Gale Center is funded in part by a grant from Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, & Parks. Thank you!