Public Art Request for Proposals Bountiful, UT (Deadline August 15, 2017)

Public Art Request for Proposals

Bountiful, UT

Deadline: August 15, 2017

The Bountiful Davis Art Center is requesting proposals for a project to decorate the planter box

in front of the Art Center, located on the corner of Main Street and 100 North in Bountiful,



The mission of Bountiful Davis Art Center (BDAC) is to engage the community through quality

artistic and cultural programs, provide educational experiences and encourage the growth and

expression of art.

The Bountiful Davis Art Center serves the community in a multitude of ways through programs

supporting and promoting the arts. BDAC categorizes its offerings under four programs: 1)

Exhibitions, 2) Summerfest International Art and Folk Festival, 3) Education, and 4) Music.

Services provided by these programs include, but are not limited to: 1) Quality visual art

exhibitions featuring Utah's premier artists and offered free to the public. These exhibitions are

displayed in the art center's Main Gallery, Annex Gallery, and Underground Gallery, and also

off-site at the Centerpoint Legacy Theater in Centerville and at Woods Cross City Hall.

2) Classes and workshops wherein students of all ages learn about art and master techniques

from some of the area's finest art teachers, who receive a commission from the tuition

collected. BDAC also offers several free classes and workshops throughout the year.

3) A popular monthly family art event called Family Art Night wherein children and adults work

together to learn about art and create art projects together.

4) The Jean Madsen Children's Center, located within the Art Center, geared specifically toward

empowering children to explore and create art. Access to the center is free and available for

walk-ins during all hours the art center is open.

5) The Lenora Ford Brown Recital Stage, providing a beautiful in-gallery venue as an affordable

option for student recitals as well as concerts for both professional and amateur musicians.

BDAC also allows for free use of the stage for theater productions performed by special-needs

young adults, and music class/sing-along events for the public, specifically serving the elderly in

the community.

6) The annual Bountiful Davis Summerfest Art and Folk Festival, featuring performers from

across the globe, local musicians, exhibits from fine visual artists, ethnic food booths,

traditional arts demonstrations, and a Children's Art Yard. 2017 marks the 30th year of this

large, fun, and educational festival.


Bountiful Davis Art Center occupies the southeast corner of Main Street and 100 North in

Bountiful. The building wraps around the corner and extends east on 100 North.

There is a city-owned planter box in front of the main entrance about 5 feet in front of the door

that is also on the property.


The selection committee will collaborate with an artist or artists to develop an installation that

reflects the important role the BDAC plays in creating a community focused environment for

people to engage with art. For context, the artist might want to consider that the Bountiful

Davis Art Center has been around for more than 40 years and serves as a community gathering

space where music, visual arts, arts education, and other artistic disciplines come together in

one space.

Although the space is open and welcoming to anyone visiting the downtown Bountiful area, the

board and staff at BDAC would like to create a more welcoming atmosphere for the art center

using the outdoor space and to specifically call attention to the fact that it is an art gallery.


$1,000 has been allocated for this project. These funds are intended to cover all the costs

associated with the artist’s public art commission(s) including, but not limited to; travel,

installation and related expenses.


Eligibility is limited to artists / artist teams that currently reside in Utah. Artists currently

residing in Bountiful and/or Davis County are strongly encouraged to apply.


Interested artists may submit applications online or via hardcopy: USB drives, CD, DVD. The

deadline is the same for both methods and is not a postmark deadline. Please do not include

supplemental materials beyond the requirements listed below. All applicants must include the


Email submissions

Please send proposals to: [email protected]

Hardcopy submissions

A PC compatible USB drive, CD, or DVD labeled with applicant’s name containing these


 A letter of interest of not more than three pages in pdf format. This letter should

include the artist’s reasons for interest in this project in particular. In doing so,

the artist should also describe how his/her work and/or experience related to

the project.

planter box is 9'6" long x 2' high x 4' deep. It is made out of cement.


North view of the planter box South view of the planter box

 It is required that the word "GALLERY" be incorporated on the front of the

planter box. Other than that the artist is free to explore any medium and

presentation. The planting area could also be used.

 A detailed rendering of the project idea must be submitted

 It is strongly encouraged that the artist/artist team incorporate ways that

volunteers could help with the installation of the art.

The planter box project will be part of a larger project to create signage, lighting and art on the

building. A Public Art Request for Qualifications will be sent in the next few weeks for this


If the artist wishes the material to be returned, an addressed and stamped envelope of ample

size and postage for return of the flash/thumb drive should be included. Material that is not

accompanied by a stamped envelope cannot be returned.

Bountiful Davis Art Center will not be responsible for applications delayed or lost in transit.

While all reasonable care will be taken in the handling of materials, Bountiful Davis Art Center

will be liable for late, lost or damaged materials or electronic files. Faxed or e-mailed

applications cannot be accepted.

The Bountiful Davis Art Center Selection Committee reserves the right to withhold the award of

a commission or re-release the call for entries.


Complete application packages must be RECEIVED on or before

August 15, 2017 by 5:00 PM MDT (THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE)

If applying via hardcopy method, applications may be sent by mail, courier, hand delivered, or

express delivered to:

Bountiful Davis Art Center

Attn: Emma Dugal

90 N Main Street

Bountiful, UT 84010


August 15, 2017 Deadline for proposals

August 25, 2017 Committee reviews applications

August 30, 2017 Artists notified

September 30, 2017 Project completion


Emma Dugal Executive Director, BDAC

Joe Johnson Chair, BDAC Board of Trustees

Randy Benson BDAC Board of Trustees

David Wicai BDAC Board of Trustees

Heather Smith BDAC Board of Trustees

Jon Bouwhuis BDAC Board of Trustees

LeNore Bouwhuis BDAC Board of Trustees

John Pitt Bountiful City Council Member

Alysa Revell BDAC Staff

Cara Krebs BDAC Staff

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