Joe Haro Memorial Public Sculpture in Haddonfield NJ
Entry Deadline: X/XX/23 Days remaining to deadline: XX
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Min. 6, Max. 7
Video | Min. 0, Max. 1
Total Samples | Min. 6, Max. 8
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Open but must be able to do work locally.
Town/ State: Haddonfield, New Jersey
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Public Art Project
Joe Harrow Memorial Public Sculpture in Haddonfield NJ
Budget: Approximately $300,000.00 USD
Eligibility: Open to artists or artist teams.
DEADLINE: XXday, Month Date, 2023, 11:59 pm EST
The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s), for the town of Haddonfield, NJ. A XX-member selection panel of community representatives, arts and design professionals, and civic leaders has been assembled to identify art opportunities and to select and recommend an artist or artist team for this project. The selection panel has identified multiple locations for potential artworks and will select one artist or artist team for the allocated total budget of approximately $300,000.00 USD.
About the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust
The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) is an educational public/private partnership with the Borough of Haddonfield NJ to enhance the downtown with figurative and abstract outdoor sculptures from acclaimed artists. Some are permanent, some are on loan or lease from the artist and are available for purchase. The goal is to transform Haddonfield into walkable, attractive and historic town as a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture, following in the great tradition of thousands of years of public art around the globe. HOST is a 100 percent volunteer, community-based, tax-exempt 501(c)3 and receives no public funds. All of the sculptures in town and fun events such as Sculpture Month, I Heart Haddonfield and others are privately funded. We are grateful to the Borough of Haddonfield and its Public Works Department for their guidance and support.
About Joseph F. Haro
Joe will forever be remembered as part of as a longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ. When Joe passed away on May 9th, 2022 he left the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust in his will. He wanted a new sculpture placed in Haddonfield and dedicated as the Joe Haro Memorial Public Sculpture. Joseph grew up in Gary Indiana. After finishing college at Indiana State Teachers College, he came to Philadelphia and earned his Masters of Education from Temple Univ. He was a professor at Camden County College for 30 yrs. Joe was an advocate for the arts. He was a weekend docent at the Philadelphia Museum of the Arts and guide at many Phila. museums. He was an usher at many Phila. theaters and gave architecture tours in the city and Haddonfield. He was passionate about traveling and included museum and architecture tours on his many trips around the world. He was a social butterfly who talked to everyone and has numerous decades long friendships. Joe embraced life to the fullest and will be greatly missed.
Goals, Site, Media & Materials
The selection panel members have set forth specific goals and parameters for this public art project with the hope of creating unique and inspiring works of art.
Artwork should celebrate cultural diversity and richness, local history, and stories of the town.
Artwork should embrace the powerful connections between people.
Artwork should be inclusive and accessible, and enjoyed in multiple ways by engaging senses like touch, sound and sight to captivate people of all ages and abilities.
Artwork should be approachable and fun.
Artwork should be a destination where viewers can gather.
The panel has identified XX potential sites for the public art. One potential location is near XXXXXX. A second location is at XXXXXXXXXXXX. And so on. All sites, regardless of location, will require selected artists or artist teams to coordinat eand communicate closely with the design team. Selected finalists will have the opportunity for site visits and to meet with the art selection panel to ask specific questions about the preferred sites.
Media & Materials:
Artworks could be created using diverse media, including, but not limited to: reliefs, sound elements and sculptural applications. Durability and ease of maintenance are important at these locations. Works that are engaging and help to tell the stories of the area are highly encouraged. The selection panel is open to artwork in all media and materials suitable for outdoor display.
Maintenance & Durability
This artwork will become a permanent addition in Haddonfield NJ. All applicants must consider the issues of long-term conservation and maintenance of public art, along with time and budget. These projects are in the public realm and will be exposed to physical stresses, as well as be subject to vandalism. Public art projects should be fabricated of highly durable, low-maintenance materials. Finalists are encouraged to consult with a professional conservator prior to the submission of a final proposal. Artist proposals awarded contracts will be reviewed by HOST legal team to ensure conformity with town standards of maintenance and durability, as well as ADA standards. All finalists are expected to stay on budget and to complete work in an approved time frame.
Applying for these opportunities
- Supply Six digital images of past work
- Link to Website
- Statement of interest no longer than 2,000 characters
- 2d Sketches of concepts to be supplied within 3 – 5 months on a date TBD after initial virtual meeting and town tour.
From these applications, the selection panel will choose three to five finalists who will create site-specific proposals and be interviewed in person or virtually. Artists will be paid an honorarium for this work. Artists/teams selected as finalists will be required to submit a Diversity &Inclusiveness Form for their proposals to be considered, which will be provided upon notification. As directed by Executive Order 101, this form must be submitted for all city solicitations of proposals. Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program staff can guide you in filling out this form. Based on the interview and proposal, an artist or artist team will be selected for this commission. The selected artist or artist team will work with Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture staff when finalizing their designs for installation.
The budget for this commission is approximately USD $300,000.00 which will be allocated to the artist/team selected. These funds come from a resident who passed away. His wish was to have the sculpture for he town of Haddonfield. HOST is trying to honor him by choosing an artist who can reflect his values. This contract amount is inclusive of all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to: the artist’s design fee, other consultation fees such as structural engineering, insurance, tools, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation, any building or site modification required, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses, and any other costs. For all work performed on town property, prevailing wage requirements will be applied.
Month 2023 Finalist Selection
Month 2023 Selected Artist or Artist Team Notification
Project Selection Panel
The HOST art selection panel is comprised of XX voting members and additional non-voting advisors. The selection panel is responsible for reviewing the site, establishing criteria for a request for qualifications, reviewing applications, selecting, and interviewing finalists, and finally for selecting an artist or artist team for the commission.
- Three to five artists/artist teams will be selected as finalists. Those selected will receive more specific information regarding the sites and have the opportunity to meet with community members from the art selection panel. The finalists will receive an honorarium to prepare a proposal and present it in person or virtually.
- The selection panel will review the proposals, interview the finalists, and recommend an artist/artist team for the commission.
- The final recommendation of the selection panel will be presented to the HOST Committee for final approval.
*All decisions of the Town and Committee are final.
Meetings can be held virtually via the Microsoft Teams platform or zoom. Selected artists and artist teams will be expected to schedule platform testing prior to any presentations and interviews.
Materials to be Submitted
Please read this section carefully. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. The applicant’s name must appear on all materials submitted
.All materials must be submitted through email.
In order to be considered for this project, the applicant must electronically submit six digital images of previously completed art works. Artists who wish to submit kinetic, sound or media works must submit a complete the application and will have the opportunity to upload one video file.
IMPORTANT: if submitting audio or video files, do not use them as your very first image. They must be submitted last in your image
Statement of Interest
Please submit a brief statement (2,000-character maximum) outlining the following:
- Your interest in the Joe Haro Memorial Sculpture Haddonfield NJ project
- Your design approach and experience working on public art project
- Please also include information on your experience working stakeholders
Submit a one to two-page current résumé that highlights your professional accomplishments as an artist. Please name your résumé file accordingly:
Last name.First initial
(i.e.Smith.J.pdf). Résumés that are more than two pages will not be downloaded. If applying as a team, please submit one résumé with no more than one page per team member.
Applicants who are selected to be finalists will be required to provide three professional references.
HOST Contact info:
virtual pre-application meeting
on xxxxx, xx xx, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for interested applicants. The meeting will cover project backgrounds and goals, and the application process for this Requests for Qualification. Attendees will also get information on CallForEntry.org through which artists may apply. This event will be hosted on Zoom. Interested applicants are asked to register to get information on how to join prior to the event. If you cannot attend, a recording will be available upon request.
Who May Apply
This project is open to artists who reside in the states of XXXXXX and who are committed to building upon Haddonfield’s current public art collection. We encourage a broad diversity of artists and encourage applicants from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities including artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latino/x, People of Color (BILPOC), people with disabilities, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexual, asexual, Two-Spirit+ (LGBTQIA2S+) communities. HOST also encourages applicants at various stages in their career and applicants practicing a variety of artistic disciplines.
Selected Artist or Artist Team Will Need to Understand:
Collaboration is Key!
Contract Initiation (usually takes 8 weeks):
- Budget is ALL INCLUSIVE
- Deadlines and Term Date
- Insurance based on Risk Assessment Worksheet
- Register with the CO Secretary of State –LLC? Sole Proprietor?
- Diversity and Inclusiveness Survey
- Scope of work
- Pay Schedule
- Prevailing Wage
Important Contract Benchmarks:
- Execution of contract –5%
- Preliminary Design –60 days; 10%
- Final Design –60 days; 30%
- Mid-Point Fabrication –varies; 30%
- Installation –varies; 20%
- Close-out –maintenance plan, warranty, photos, plaque, lien releases, prevailing wage, copyright
You will work with a Project Administrator from our Team
- Timeline and construction schedule
- Final design –stamped drawings by HOST
- Fabrication –getting bids, method, studio visits 3. Installation –prevailing wage and LPC tracker, permits, Right of Way/traffic plan/TCAP, equipment rentals
- Close-Out –maintenance plan, photos, dedication event, copyright
- Final Acceptance –transfer to HOST, warranty (2yrs), added to collection/website
Welcome to HOST Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust, where creativity and history blend seamlessly. We invite renowned sculptors to contribute their artistic genius and bring to life a sculpture that honors our town’s rich heritage, thriving businesses, tight-knit families, and unwavering dedication to education. Join us in creating an impactful masterpiece that will captivate all who set foot in our beloved community. Embrace the opportunity to shape the future while showcasing the profound legacy of our town. Together, let’s forge a regional outdoor sculpture showcase that leaves a lasting impression.
The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust, hosted by the HOST Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust website, is currently seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create original public artwork(s) for the town of Haddonfield, NJ. A selection panel, comprising community representatives, arts and design professionals, and civic leaders, has been assembled to identify art opportunities and recommend an artist or artist team for this project. The panel has already identified multiple locations for potential artworks and will ultimately select one artist or artist team to be awarded the total budget of approximately $300,000.00 USD.
About the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust
The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) is an educational public/private partnership with the Borough of Haddonfield NJ. Our mission is to enhance the downtown area with figurative and abstract outdoor sculptures from acclaimed artists. Whether permanent or on loan/lease, some of these sculptures are available for purchase. Our goal is to transform Haddonfield into a walkable, attractive, and historic town that serves as a significant center for juried outdoor sculpture. Following in the great tradition of public art, which has spanned thousands of years around the globe, we are a 100 percent volunteer, community-based, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization that receives no public funds. All of the sculptures in town, as well as our fun events like Sculpture Month and I Heart Haddonfield, are privately funded. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Borough of Haddonfield and its Public Works Department for their guidance and support.
About Joseph F. Haro
Joe Haro, a remarkable individual whose generosity and love for his community continues to inspire. As a longtime resident of Haddonfield, NJ, Joe’s legacy lives on through his incredible acts of giving. His dedication to the arts led him to be a weekend docent at the Philadelphia Museum of the Arts and a guide at various museums, sharing his passion with visitors from near and far. Joe’s profound appreciation for architecture allowed him to give captivating tours of both the city and Haddonfield, leaving a lasting impact on those he encountered. His zest for life was evident through his countless friendships and engaging conversations with everyone he met. Joe’s kind-hearted nature extended beyond his immediate circle, as evidenced by his thoughtful bequest to the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust. His desire for a new sculpture, the Joe Haro Memorial Public Sculpture, reflects his unwavering commitment to enriching the community. We celebrate Joe’s extraordinary life and the profound impact he has made. The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust is honored to perpetuate Joe’s memory through his remarkable gift. Together, let us continue to cultivate a regional outdoor sculpture showcase that inspires and uplifts all who visit.
Goals, Site, Media & Materials
At HOST Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust, our mission is to inspire unique works of art for the public. With the guidance of our selection panel members, we strive to create sculptures that not only captivate the eye but also ignite the imagination. From thought-provoking installations to awe-inspiring masterpieces, we are dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary talents of artists in our region. Join us in celebrating the beauty of outdoor sculpture and become a part of our regional sculpture showcase.
Our mission is to create a sculpture that celebrates the life, our rich history, and stories of this town. Our sculpture will not just be a static piece, but a vibrant destination where visitors of all ages and abilities can gather and engage with their senses. With its playful and approachable design, our sculpture invites you to touch, hear, and see the magic come to life where the power of art unites us all.