The Public Arts Commission is requesting proposals for Banner Poles with a heavy art element to be installed in the City of Forest Grove. The Public Arts Commission looks forward to receiving proposals from interested artists.
Deadline for Submission of Proposal: Friday, January 3, 2020.
Background: The Forest Grove Public Arts Commission was formed by the City Council in 2006, to enhance the presence of Art – in all forms – within the community. The Commission has been funded solely by monies generated through grants and fundraisers until 2018. This year we are receiving some funding through the Urban Renewal Agency. The Commission has funded over thirty mini-grants to non-profit organizations. These grants can be funded up to $500 and ask only that the artistic event be made available to all citizens at no cost. The outcome has been varied and highly successful, serving our population of nearly 25,000 well. The diversity of the applicants has been particularly encouraging. Additionally, the Commission put out a Call for Art that resulted in the installation of three very different “sculpture” benches that are a foundation for our organic goal of creating an outdoor Art Walk within the City of Forest Grove. In collaboration with the Library Foundation, the Arts Commission raised a substantial amount of money to complete the installation of internationally noted glass sculptor Ed Carpenter’s piece, “Mollie’s Garden”. This remarkable piece now holds a prominent place in the City Library. Our most recent acquisition is a sculpture entitled “Tres Novem” by Ben Dye. This tribute to our community is located in Lincoln Park.
Visit the Forest Grove city website, where this announcement was originally posted, to see eligibility details and to submit your proposal.