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Call to Sculptors: ArtsWestchester Announces Major Public Art Commission Opportunities

A select number of artists will be awarded honoraria to produce full proposals for two public art projects.

A Rendering of 42 Broad Street, in Mount Vernon, NY

ArtsWestchester requests qualifications from artists interested in significant legacy public art projects. The request for qualifications is the first of a two-stage competitive process to select sculptors for each opportunity. A select number of artists will be awarded honoraria to produce full proposals.

Opportunity 1: 42 Broad Street, Mount Vernon, New York
Award: $100,000
Deadline: January 9, 2019

A joint venture of The Bluestone Organization and Alexander Development Group, and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, 42 Broad is a luxury transit-oriented residential development located near the Fleetwood Metro-North Railroad station. This opportunity is to produce a free-standing exterior sculpture that will distinguish 42 Broad as an energetic and creative destination. For full details and application, visit artsw.org/42broadrfq

Opportunity 2: The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
Award: $45,000, plus an engineering budget
Deadline: January 11, 2019

The New York State Thruway Authority has replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge with a state-of-the-art, twin-span structure across the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester counties. The new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will feature a shared-use bike and pedestrian path which will provide a new connection for non-motorized transport and offer an exciting recreational opportunity. The path terminates at fully-equipped landings in South Nyack and Tarrytown. Artists will be commissioned to create permanent sculptures for each landing. Sculptures may include remnant steel, sourced from the decommissioned Tappan Zee Bridge.

For full details and application, visit artsw.org/mariocuomobridge

Questions should be directed to Kathleen Reckling, Director of Public Programs and Chief Curator at [email protected]