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CBJ announces call for art for new Valley Library

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 11:04pm

The City and Borough of Juneau’s Engineering Department has announced a call for artists for artwork to be designed, produced and installed at the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library, scheduled for completion in late 2015.

The library’s art committee encourages artists from all disciplines to consider submitting proposals.

Initial proposals are due Oct. 4 by 2 p.m.

The new Mendenhall Valley Public Library, currently under design, will be located in Dimond Park between the main entrance to the park and the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Proposals are sought from artists now to allow greater integration of art with the facility’s design. The art committee intends for all areas on the interior and exterior of the building to be considered as potential sites for new artwork.

The new building will replace the current 9,391-square-foot space in the Mendenhall Mall with a 20,600-square-foot building.

Themes the art committee wishes to see expressed include knowledge and learning, community and diversity and integration with the natural environment.

The budget for design and installation of artwork at the Valley Library is approximately $105,000.

Artists will be selected by the six-member Art Selection Panel convened for this project by the Juneau Assembly.

A non-mandatory pre-submittal meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, in the Engineering Department conference room, on the third floor of the Marine View Building, 230 S. Franklin St. Persons interested in submitting art proposals are encouraged to attend.

Artists may review and register to submit a proposal on the CBJ’s Engineering Bids and RFPs page at www.juneau.org/engineering.

For more information, contact contract administrator Jennifer Mannix at 586-0873.

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