Jul
22
Wed
2020
Towne Center Crosswalk Mural(s) – RFP @ Online Application Only
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 7 @ 12:00 am

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.
    Drop files here or
    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

Sep
1
Tue
2020
Get to the River 2020 @ Virtual Events
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

2020 Get to the River Festival

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.

Get to the River in SoJo:

Activities Planned for the month of September:
  • Week of 7-13: SoJo Arts Coloring Page – Pages can be picked up from the South Jordan Community Center (10778 S. Redwood Rd) Monday – Thursday between 8:30 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm   (Print coloring page HERE
  • Week of 14-20: Virtual Race Series   (For more information click HERE
  • Week of 21-27: Jordan River Trail Story Walk at 947 W. Shields Lane, South Jordan   (For more information click HERE)
Learn more about the Jordan River’s ecosystem by watching these videos from the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Get to the River 2020 Color Page

 

Oct
5
Mon
2020
2020 South Jordan Resident Art Show @ South Jordan Community Center
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm

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

General Public

Monday – Thursday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

General Public 

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 sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov.

  • Artists must be South Jordan residents.
  • Each artist can submit up to 2 pieces of original artwork, those pieces should be no older than three years old and not shown previously in the South Jordan Art Show.
  • The Categories include: Traditional Mediums (Drawing, Watercolor, Oil, and Digital), Photography, 3D (Sculpture, Ceramic, and Pottery). **3D category for Adults and Professionals only**
  • Any hanging art must be securely wired to hang.
  • The participant’s name, address, phone number, and email must be provided on the back of all photo entries.
  • All artists must sign an Artwork Loan Agreement before their artwork will be accepted. **To limit face to face interaction at drop off, please fill out the Artwork Loan Agreement online**
  • Artwork will be displayed at the Community Center throughout the entire duration of the show.

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+)

Artwork Loan Agreement

Oct
7
Wed
2020
Art with Nancy : 2nd – 6th grade @ South Jordan Community Center
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Instructor Bio

Art Class with Nancy is a monthly, creativity-based, four class, art course for boys and girls ages 2nd-6th grade. Each month focuses on a new project.

Nancy Landon-Davis holds a BA in Studio Art. She has taught in Salt Lake County since 2001.

Sign up early, space is limited! Register online at register.sjc.utah.gov!

Activities for Registration

Arts Programming

Art Class with Nancy

OCTOBER CLASSES: Marc Chagall 

Marc Chagall – Students will draw and paint a Marc Chagall painting during this four-week session. Students may draw and paint their Chagall painting, follow me step by step while I draw on the board, or by using the references provided. Students will need to bring their own colored pencil set, colored marker set, and a watercolor paint set to class.

New COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. If your child is sick, please keep them home. A full refund will be issued without question. Follow proper hygiene guidelines – soap or hand sanitizer will be provided in the classroom. Parents must stay in the car and students are required to wear a mask during the entire class. Students will have their own desk that is spaced 6ft from other students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit www.artclasswithnancy.com

Oct
14
Wed
2020
Art with Nancy : 2nd – 6th grade @ South Jordan Community Center
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm

Instructor Bio

Art Class with Nancy is a monthly, creativity-based, four class, art course for boys and girls ages 2nd-6th grade. Each month focuses on a new project.

Nancy Landon-Davis holds a BA in Studio Art. She has taught in Salt Lake County since 2001.

Sign up early, space is limited! Register online at register.sjc.utah.gov!

Activities for Registration

Arts Programming

Art Class with Nancy

OCTOBER CLASSES: Marc Chagall 

Marc Chagall – Students will draw and paint a Marc Chagall painting during this four-week session. Students may draw and paint their Chagall painting, follow me step by step while I draw on the board, or by using the references provided. Students will need to bring their own colored pencil set, colored marker set, and a watercolor paint set to class.

New COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. If your child is sick, please keep them home. A full refund will be issued without question. Follow proper hygiene guidelines – soap or hand sanitizer will be provided in the classroom. Parents must stay in the car and students are required to wear a mask during the entire class. Students will have their own desk that is spaced 6ft from other students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit www.artclasswithnancy.com

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Art with Nancy : 2nd – 6th grade @ South Jordan Community Center
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm

Instructor Bio

Art Class with Nancy is a monthly, creativity-based, four class, art course for boys and girls ages 2nd-6th grade. Each month focuses on a new project.

Nancy Landon-Davis holds a BA in Studio Art. She has taught in Salt Lake County since 2001.

Sign up early, space is limited! Register online at register.sjc.utah.gov!

Activities for Registration

Arts Programming

Art Class with Nancy

OCTOBER CLASSES: Marc Chagall 

Marc Chagall – Students will draw and paint a Marc Chagall painting during this four-week session. Students may draw and paint their Chagall painting, follow me step by step while I draw on the board, or by using the references provided. Students will need to bring their own colored pencil set, colored marker set, and a watercolor paint set to class.

New COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. If your child is sick, please keep them home. A full refund will be issued without question. Follow proper hygiene guidelines – soap or hand sanitizer will be provided in the classroom. Parents must stay in the car and students are required to wear a mask during the entire class. Students will have their own desk that is spaced 6ft from other students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit www.artclasswithnancy.com

Oct
28
Wed
2020
Art with Nancy : 2nd – 6th grade @ South Jordan Community Center
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm

Instructor Bio

Art Class with Nancy is a monthly, creativity-based, four class, art course for boys and girls ages 2nd-6th grade. Each month focuses on a new project.

Nancy Landon-Davis holds a BA in Studio Art. She has taught in Salt Lake County since 2001.

Sign up early, space is limited! Register online at register.sjc.utah.gov!

Activities for Registration

Arts Programming

Art Class with Nancy

OCTOBER CLASSES: Marc Chagall 

Marc Chagall – Students will draw and paint a Marc Chagall painting during this four-week session. Students may draw and paint their Chagall painting, follow me step by step while I draw on the board, or by using the references provided. Students will need to bring their own colored pencil set, colored marker set, and a watercolor paint set to class.

New COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. If your child is sick, please keep them home. A full refund will be issued without question. Follow proper hygiene guidelines – soap or hand sanitizer will be provided in the classroom. Parents must stay in the car and students are required to wear a mask during the entire class. Students will have their own desk that is spaced 6ft from other students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit www.artclasswithnancy.com