Artists needed for Culver’s public art project

By Sarah Pryor - Freeman Staff

July 8, 2014

WAUKESHA - Love creating art? Love hamburgers? Waukesha’s Community Development Department has the project for you.

City Planner Jennifer Andrews is looking for proposals from artists for a piece of public art to be installed on the site of a new Culver’s that’s planned for the Woodman’s development at 1600 E. Main St.

According to the official Request For Proposals, the project would be installed at a large landscape bed at the entrance of the restaurant, which will be located just east of Woodman’s along Highway 164.

The Public Art Committee has expressed a preference for artists that reside or work in Waukesha County, and it encourages references to the dairy industry, according to the RFP. The budget should be $2,000 or less. Single artists or a team of artists may apply for the project, and artists must submit the following info by 4 p.m. Aug. 1:

* Current brief resume.

* Concept proposal including dimensions and materials.

* A one-page letter of interest that indicates your approach to the project. 

* Estimated cost of piece.

* A photo sheet with up to 12 photos of past relevant project experience numbered with an orientation dot in the upper right-hand corner.

* A photo list including title, dimensions, primary materials, year completed and value of each work. Original materials or email will be accepted.

Submittals should be sent to Andrews at jmandrew@ci.waukesha.wi.us or via snail mail at 201 Delafield St., Waukesha, 53186.