The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is accepting proposals from artists for a mural to be painted on the 10’ x 210’ retaining wall behind McKinley High School (1500 Elmwood Ave) as part of a project to enhance the Scajaquada Trail/Jesse Kregal Pathway. The selected artist will oversee and lead the creation of the mural with McKinley High School students, interns, and volunteers. They will work with the Conservancy’s landscape architects to prepare a landscape and lighting plan to compliment the design.
Who: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Niagara River Greenway Commission, Buffalo Public Schools
When: Proposals due November 19, 2010 4:00pm
Where: Submit proposals to the Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
What: Requests for proposals for the creation of a new work of public art to be affixed permanently to the 10’ x 210’ retaining wall behind McKinley High School. Artists must provide a drawing or other rendering, to scale, that clearly depicts the image proposed for the wall and a 500 word or more description of the work. Other requirements include: a timeline with major benchmarks identified by date, student/community volunteer participation plan, detailed budget for materials & labor (total budget is $25,000 including artists fees), resume for lead artists & any major collaborators, and examples of similar previous public work & references. Considerations include
· Horticultural concept for the setting of the mural is not required but strongly encouraged
· Recommendations and solutions for graffiti prevention, including potential materials and techniques, are welcome
· Proposals may dictate the extent of removal of overgrowth at the base of the wall (brush, grass, vines, trees) as well as any landscape improvement suggestions
All submissions must be received at the Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214 no later than 4pm on 11/19/10. For further information contact Tom Mead, Associate Landscape Architect with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-609-0449.