Palm Desert Seeks Artist Apps For Public Roundabout Artwork

The city of Palm Desert invites experienced artists who wish to create a work of art for display in the new roundabout at San Pablo and San Gorgonio avenues to submit their proposals to the city. The work selected for this great public art competition will be the focal point of a redesigned and revitalized avenue of San Pablo.

The Palm Desert Art in Public Places Commission will select up to three finalists for the project. All finalists will be required to develop additional presentation material, including a mockup. Oral presentations will be scheduled in person or via a Zoom video call. The City will reimburse artists for the costs associated with the creation of the model, up to a maximum of $ 500.

Selection criteria include: artistic merit, quality and innovative design; the suitability of the site in terms of size and materials; follows application guidelines; and the safety of the proposed artwork as determined by the city’s public works department.

Illuminated works of art and multiple sculptures are acceptable. Sculptures with water features will not be accepted. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in public art and be at least 18 years old.

The Commission for Art in Public Places will make a recommendation to Palm Desert City Council, which will make the final selection.

Applications must be received via by March 15 at 11:59 p.m. KST.

For a full list of submission requirements, additional project information, and a copy of the City’s call for nominations, call 760-837-1664 or email [email protected]

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