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 or via snail mail at 201 Delafield St., Waukesha, 53186.