The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Local Selection Committee (LSC) is seeking an artist or artist team to create an exterior, site-specific commissioned artwork on the NHCC Plaza Mayor in Albuquerque, N.M., to commemorate the substantial contributions of Virginia and Edward Luján to the creation and continued significance of the NHCC. The deadline to submit proposals is April 2, 2018.
This Request for Qualification (RFQ) is open to all artist or artist teams whose work reflects Latino and Hispanic artistic traditions or contemporary manifestations and a total of $80,000 is available for the project, which will include finalist presentation fees and the dedication event.
The committee is looking for work that reflects the optimism and spirit of service in the Lujáns’ vision and connection to the NHCC and its mission while also ensuring continued maximum use of the Plaza Mayor for large crowds and events. The selection criteria will include: professional qualifications of the artist(s) as evidenced by the supporting materials; proven ability to undertake projects of the described scope; artistic merit and superior caliber craftsmanship as evidenced by the images; suitability of the submission to project intent and site; and degrees to which the work reflects Latino and Hispanic heritage or contemporary manifestations.
Interested artists should submit a letter of interest; a current resume or curriculum vitae (a biography or an autobiography will not fulfill this requirement); and 10 images or videos (or a combination) of previously completed work no later than 5 pm (MDT), April 2, 2018.
The full list of requirements and additional information, including where to send the proposal, a map of the campus and sample contract can be found in the RFQ (http://www.nhccnm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ComprehensiveDocument.pdf).
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