Artist wanted for Dallas Zoo sculpture

giraffe-sculpt-dallas-zooThe city’s Office of Cultural Affairs is calling for artists for a new public art installation at the entrance of the Dallas Zoo.

Any artist can apply for the $262,000 project, with these qualifications:

Demonstrated successful completion of public art or park project of similar size and scope

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Demonstrated ability to work with a design and construction team.
Demonstrated ability to complete work on time and on budget

Ability to attend or participate in person or by phone in meetings with design teams, community members and others involved in the project

To be considered, submit via a resume; six JPEG images of previous public art of park projects; an image list detailing the title, date, location, size, budget and commissioning entity; a letter of interest outlining qualifications, interest and ability to complete the project; and three references.

A few artists will be selected to receive $3,000 stipends to create site-specific proposals.

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  • Gary Perrone

    I must agree.

  • LarryECollins

    Ok… a decade and a half 😉 But my question is: why spend $250,000 of bond money on new art for the entrance?? Improve the landscaping and spend the money IN the zoo!

  • Rachel Stone

    Since 1997 anyway

  • LarryECollins

    Why?? The giraffe has be the iconic symbol of the Dallas zoo for decades!