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50 Main Street Public Sculpture Project RFP

50 MAIN STREET Public Sculpture Commission Request for Proposals

 

OVERVIEW:

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and the City of White Plains seeks proposals for a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for the City Square Development and the City of White Plains.  It is located at 50 Main Street at the corner of Main and Bank Street and is the Gateway to Downtown White Plains.  City Square is a luxury mixed-used complex centrally located at the business and transportation heart of White Plains, NY.  The free-standing, site specific exterior sculpture will enhance and enliven the streetscape. It will adjoin the entrance to 50 Main Street, the city’s premier Office Building and adjoining an outdoor dining plaza.

For complete opportunity requirements & details:  CLICK HERE

Commissions must be completed by May 2020, in preparation for installation on-site in June, 2020.

 

RFP DEADLINE:

  • 2D-Proposal materials must be submitted online via the link provided by September 13, 2019, 11:59PM, E.S.T. CLICK HERE for Link
  • All materials must be submitted online using the link provided
  • Emailed or hand delivered, or mailed entries will not be accepted

 

PROJECT BUDGET:

The $120,000 commission will cover all services from final design through installation including artist fee, final design documents, fabrication, insurance, artwork transportation to the site and installation of the sculpture at the site.

 

SITE VISIT:

Artists should visit the site and attend a site visit and information session on August 14th at 5pm.  They can also visit site on their own.  RSVP required to [email protected].

                                   

BACKGROUND:

Ginsburg Development Companies is the premier developer in Westchester and the region’s leader in creating high quality designed mixed-use and residential communities. Art is a core component in the company’s approach to place-making, and an integral part of the GDC brand. Sculptures and paintings reflect and harmonize with the each building’s signature architectural style and interior ambience.

City Square is a new property in the GDC portfolio.  It was previously called the Westchester Financial Center. It is a mixed-use development of residential, offices and retail encompassing of a square block (City Square). As the largest art-integrated GDC project, it will be a model for future development in Westchester’s urban centers. The property is located across the street from the White Plains Metro North Railroad Station, the most used station in the MNR system after Grand Central. The White Plains station recently underwent a $92million dollar renovation, which included major public art commissions for the station lobby and Main Street track railing.

50 Main Street is at “The Gateway” and is the main vehicle and pedestrian entrance to downtown White Plains.

This commissioned sculpture will be a landmark feature of the City Square and the Gateway to Downtown White Plains, a highly visible gateway. The work of art will also serve as a welcoming beacon for White Plains’ downtown business district.

 

THE SITE:

The commissioned sculpture will occupy an elevated plaza at the entrance of 50 Main Street. The plaza leads to the main entrance of the property, and also features an outdoor dining area.
CLICK HERE for site map and CLICK HERE for site map 2.

Site Images for download:
IMAGE ONE
IMAGE TWO
IMAGE THREE

*Note that these photographs show the entrance in its current design, pre renovation. Artists invited to the finalist stage will be supplied with renderings of the property post renovation.

 

SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA:

Submissions will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Artistic excellence and originality as evidenced by proposal documents and other supporting materials.
  • Appropriateness of the proposal as they relate to the project goals and setting.
  • Perceived ability to execute

The selection committee will designate up to 5 finalists who will each be awarded a $2,500 honorarium to produce full proposals which will include 1/8th scale maquettes, materials list, a project budget, and other supporting documents.

All proposal documents, will become property of the Owner and ArtsWestchester, and will be used for educational and/or promotional purposes of the project. Each semi-finalist’s proposals and maquette may be exhibited for committee and community consideration. ArtsWestchester may consider submitted proposal documents for other public art opportunities in the event the Artist(s) is/are not selected.

 

FULL SCOPE OF WORK:

The Artist who is awarded the commission will be contracted by the Owner to produce the artwork, in keeping with the final designs accepted by the Selection Committee and approved by the Owner.

 

PROJECT CONTACTS:

All questions about this opportunity should be directed to ArtsWestchester.

Kathleen Reckling

Director of Public Programs, ArtsWestchester

[email protected]

914.428.4220 ext 306

Logan Hanley

Exhibitions Manager, ArtsWestchester

[email protected]

914.428.4220 ext 331

Details

Deadline 9/13/2019
Contact Name Logan Hanley
Contact Email [email protected]