Chandler Fire Memorial
Request for Qualifications
Chandler Fire Station 2 Memorial
Deadline – Sunday, February 6, 2022
11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
The Chandler Arts Commission and Chandler Fire Department are looking for an Arizona-based artist or artist team to create an outdoor memorial to honor fallen Chandler firefighter Mark David “Bo” Boulanger. The memorial will be installed outside the renovated Fire Station 2, on Alma School Rd just south of Warner Rd.
The project budget is $68,000, which will cover all aspects of the project including, but not limited to, design, project management, insurance, materials, fabrication, and shipping / transport.
Submission Criteria – All entries must include:
- Current contact information, including email and phone number
- Digital Images: Up to 5 images can be submitted per team and should include past completed projects. Artists are not required to include a proposed original design at this stage. All images should be included in the .pdf file and be 2000 – 3000 pixels in the longest direction.
- A corresponding image list with all pertinent information is also required. Image list should include size, date completed, and materials used.
- Artist/Artist team members’ biographical information. If available, submit a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) including artist(s) accomplishments. Resume or CV should not exceed 2 pages. If a resume is not available or does not accurately represent your qualifications, please submit a list of your artistic accomplishments.
- An introduction not to exceed 500 words explaining your previous completed projects (if applicable) and any inspirations you will draw on for this project.
Image list, Biographical information, CV, and introduction should be one document
This is a request for qualifications, not a request for proposals. At this time, we are only requiring examples of past work. A small group of finalists will attend a site visit, be given additional information, and be paid a stipend to submit a formal design proposal before a decision is reached.
Unsolicited Exhibition Proposals
Installation view of the exhibition Concerned, but Powerless, by artist Safwat Saleem
Are you interested in showing your work at Vision Gallery or the Chandler Center for the Arts? We always accept exhibition proposals for both spaces and jury them on a rolling basis during the months of January and June. Please click the button below to access our submission form.
Interested artists are encouraged to contact gallery staff prior to submission with any questions they may have. Gallery staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 480-782-2695.
- Incomplete and improperly formatted applications may not receive a response
- Small group exhibitions including 2-4 artists in different media organized around a common theme are more likely to be accepted than solo exhibitions. This benefits both the gallery and the artists as it attracts a wider variety of viewers, but still allows the artists to display a cohesive body of work, as opposed to individual objects.
- Solo artists may still apply, but will be considered for both group and solo exhibitions.
- The quality of your images matters. Make sure your photographs are in focus, well lit, and with a plain background. It is possible to take good photographs with your phone, but if you have a better option – use it! Here is a good tutorial for taking quality pictures of your artwork with a smartphone.
- We do not have a budget for shipping artwork. If you live outside of Arizona, it may be quite costly to get your artwork to and from the gallery.
- Take a look at our past exhibitions to get a feel for the kinds of shows we host.
- If your primary goal is selling artwork, we might not be the right gallery for you. Although we are thrilled when artwork sells, our focus is on hosting engaging, thought-provoking exhibitions for our community to enjoy and not commercial sales.
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The Vision Gallery offers its Vision Kids Programs in a variety of media and all classes are taught by local professional artists. The classes are offered to the Phoenix metropolitan community free of charge to the participants, and are underwritten by individuals, corporations, and grant funding.
Gallery at the CCA
The Gallery at the Chandler Center for the Arts is curated by the Vision Gallery as part of the Arts Center Division of the City of Chandler. Both galleries are non-profit art galleries managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation and host six to eight exhibitions per year.
Vision Gallery in the News
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