The Oregon Arts Commission, on behalf of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is accepting qualifications from curator for a Percent for Art in Public Places opportunity to re-curate a collection of portable artworks located in public buildings in Eugene, Salem, Portland and Pendleton.
About the Department of Administrative Services Collection
The Oregon Arts Commission manages the Percent for Art in Public Places program in collaboration with partner agencies, such as Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Installed and integrated into 21 DAS-owned buildings, the DAS Art in Public Places collection includes 369 artworks, maintained by the DAS division Enterprise Asset Management for the State of Oregon. View the DAS Percent for Art in Public Places collection online.
DAS seeks to re-curate up to 225 portable artworks located in 11 DAS-owned state buildings. Many of the artworks have been in the same location for many years or are currently in storage. The goal of the curatorial project is to refresh the artwork and provide contemporary interpretation so that the art will benefit the public and building users for many years to come.
The not-to-exceed budget for curation services is $30,000, and includes all fees, materials, insurance, travel and any other project costs incurred by the curator. An additional $20,000 is allocated for professional artwork transportation and installation and fabrication of wall labels. DAS will contract with other vendors for these services, in collaboration with curator.
- Sept 2022 – Contract awarded to selected curator/curatorial team
- Oct – Initial meetings with stakeholders and project research
- Oct – Jan 2023 – Site visits and survey collection and potential artwork locations
- March – Report and recommendations for re-siting artworks
- Summer – fall – Installation of artwork and wall labels in new locations
Materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
For more details and how to apply, see the Curator Opportunity Request for Proposals PDF.
Questions? Contact Eleanor Sandys: [email protected]; 971-707-3004.