|Entry Deadline: 6/3/16
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Laramie County Community College (LCCC) was established in 1968 and is one of 7 community colleges in the state of Wyoming. The primary campus is in Cheyenne, with a branch campus in Laramie and outreach centers at F.E. Warren Air Force Base and in Pine Bluffs. LCCC has 3,572 enrolled students and offers 67 credit programs and concentrations. LCCC partners closely with the University of Wyoming, the state’s only 4 year university.
Laramie County is located in the southeast corner of the state with Nebraska bordering to the east and Colorado to the south. Two major interstates, 25 and 80, cut through the county, which is also home to two major railroads. Laramie County is home to the state capital, Cheyenne, and has a population of about 87,500.
The Student Services and University Center is an 85,000 square foot building and is part of the college’s Build Forward Capital Campaign, aimed at strengthening the services and opportunities for LCCC students, faculty and staff, and the community. It is one of two new buildings currently under construction on campus and is scheduled to be completed in December 2016.
The interior of the building features a commanding staircase that is open to the second the floor. A welcome desk will be located on the first floor, along with the conference center and bookstore. The four story building features tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light. Classrooms and science labs are on the upper floors of the building with the University of Wyoming occupying the entire 4th floor. Space moves from more public to private as you move upstairs.
Call for Entry
The selection committee for the Art in Public Buildings Project is seeking artwork for the interior of the Student Services and University Center. The committee has identified two possible locations for the interior work – either above the welcome desk or in the hallway by the conference room. Other locations may include communal gathering spaces. Artists are welcome to suggest other locations. The ceiling is about 11-1/2 feet high at the welcome desk and increases to about 16 feet high down the corridor outside of the conference room.
The committee would like to see work that expresses the new phase and forward direction of the college, work that represents the LCCC identity, reflects the purpose of the building, or that expresses students’ paths at the college. The committee encourages work that is dynamic and that incorporates or alludes to LCCC programs. Additional information about LCCC can be found on their website:https://www.lccc.wy.edu/.
All styles, conceptual approaches, and mediums are encouraged. The committee is interested in a blend of traditional and contemporary, abstract, or western work. Kinetic or mobile approaches are encouraged. New media and video work is welcome. Work can be existing or created for the site. The committee is particularly interested in ceiling mounted work.
Proposed artwork should enhance and compliment the architectural elements, including the interior materials and finishes, and visually support the purpose of the Student Services and University Center building. All proposed artwork must be durable, structurally sound, secure, site appropriate, and easy to maintain. If lighting is desired, this should be included in the plans and budget.
This is a national call.
For additional project information and specifications including plans, dimensions, and other information, or questions for the architect, contact Rachel Clifton, Rachel.Clifton@wyo.gov or 307-777-5305. Information can also be found on the LCCC website -https://www.lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/goal4/StudentCenter.aspx.
Artists’ submissions will be reviewed and final selections will be made by a committee appointed by the Wyoming Arts Council and Laramie County Community College. The committee for this project includes members of the LCCC faculty and staff, and members from the various departments using the building, community members, artists, the architect, and Wyoming Arts Council board members.
Up to $30,000 is available for artwork. This amount includes all design fees, material costs, labor for fabrication and installation, an identification label or plaque, and all necessary costs involving planning, completion, delivery, and installation of the project. It is the responsibility of the artist to budget accordingly. A separate amount is available for design development and travel to site for presentation, if necessary. All other travel is the responsibility of the individual artist.
- In reviewing submission materials, the committee will consider the following:
- The quality of the proposed artwork
- How well the artwork complements and visually extends the purpose of the building
- Affordability of the artwork within the overall project budget
- Safety, durability, and maintenance requirements of the artwork
- The artist’s experience working with the public art process and ability to work with the project architect and facility managers, based on resume and images of current and previous public artwork
Selection Process and Timeline
Initial application materials are due June 3, 2016. Applications must be submitted via CaFÉ, www.callforentry.org . The selection committee will review the initial proposals in June and July 2016. Following review, select artists may be asked to submit a complete formal design presentation. There will be modest financial compensation for final design proposals. Presentations will take place in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A decision will be made by August 2016. A specific timeline for development, production, and installation will be established upon selection of the finalist. This timeline is subject to adjustment.
If you have any questions about the project or need more information on the selection process, please contact Rachel Clifton, Wyoming Arts Council, 2301 Central Ave, Barrett Building 2nd Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307-777-5305, Rachel.Clifton@wyo.gov .