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Request for Proposals Issued for Art at McClure Park Pool

This article was archived on 2/4/2017

The Arts Commission for the City of Tulsa has issued a Request for Proposals for public art to be installed at the McClure Park Pool currently under construction. Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

Construction on the new pool began in August 2016, and the pool is scheduled to be completed and open for swimming sometime in June 2017. Installation of the artwork is scheduled to occur after the first swimming season closes at the pool.

The suggested work for this project is an entry archway above the entrance gate and fence to the new pool. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit design proposals with interest letters, resumes and other requirements stated in the full Request for Proposals, found online at!/pages/Tulsa-Arts-Commission/121229924587390

The City of Tulsa seeks to commission a site-specific, one-of-a-kind, outdoor public artwork designed by an individual artist or a team of artists/designers to serve as a point of interest and pride at this aquatics facility. Because the artwork will be located at an outdoor site, important criteria will be safety in design and construction, low maintenance and weather resistance.

A budget of $12,700 has been designated for this project. The schedule consists of artist selection in February and March, contract negotiation in March and April, design and permitting from May through late August. Construction is scheduled for late August through November - just after the first swimming season at the new pool.

The Arts Commission for the City of Tulsa was created in 1970 by City of Tulsa officials and community leaders to ensure that Tulsa continued its longstanding dedication to the arts community. The Commission is composed of 11 volunteer members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council and has no full time staff assistance.

The Commission is charged with assisting the City of Tulsa in matters concerning public artwork, giving guidance in purchases and maintenance of existing artwork, providing a source of respected opinions and advice concerning public matters having aesthetic implications, public signage issues, stimulating superior aesthetic quality in all phases of the physical development