Public Art

"Standing Guard" at Strathcona County RCMP building
"Standing Guard" by Cedar Mueller, 2017 – RCMP & Enforcement Services, 911 Bison Way


Calls for Artists

Communities in Bloom Symposium Legacy Art Project

Strathcona County is hosting the Communities in Bloom National Symposium in September 2018 and is creating an Edible Garden and Public Art Opportunity as a Legacy Project. The County invites Artists or Artist teams to propose an exterior sculpture/artwork to be incorporated into the Garden which will be located in Broadmoor Lake Park in Sherwood Park, AB.

Due to the very short time lines for this project, the County is soliciting existing sculptures or functional artworks (eg. bench, table, etc.) for consideration. That said, proposals for new works will be considered if they can be completed and installed within the time line provided.

Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 14:00:00 Hours Alberta Time

CIB Symposium Legacy Art Project (387.4 KB)

Air photo showing the location of the garden (1.3 MB)

Edible Garden Location Plan (753.1 KB)

Questions

  • 1. Could the artwork be amongst the plants and accessed by a path so that it could have an interactive quality?

    The selected artist will work with the landscape architect to determine the final location for the artwork. Yes, it could be amongst the plants with a path for access.

  • 2. Installation may require access to create a foundation. Is this possible?

    Installation of the foundation could be timed before the planting of materials.

  • 3. Who assumes maintenance for the sculpture?

    Strathcona County is responsible for the maintenance of the sculpture after it has been installed and given final approval. The artist is responsible for any warranty issues for the first year. The artist is also responsible for provision of a maintenance manual.

  • 4. Would you will be interested in an idea of the sculpture-fountain for this project?

    There is no access to water on the site for a fountain.


Strathcona County Public Art Plan

Strathcona County Council approved its Public Art Plan in June 2014.
Strathcona County's 2014-2019 Public Art Plan (5.0 MB)

The impact of public art on a community is priceless and once experienced, the value only appreciates. Public art has the power to energize public spaces, encourage creative thought and transform the places we live, work, and play into more welcoming and beautiful environments that invite interaction.

Public art can make strangers talk, children ask questions, and calm a hurried life. Public art can enhance the quality of life by encouraging a heightened sense of place and by introducing works of art that can touch viewers today and generations to come.

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Artist Contact List

If you are interested in receiving emails about public art programs and calls, please email Barbara Chapman. Artist are encouraged to watch for opportunities listed on this webpage as well as on industry related websites.

Additional information
Barbara Chapman
barbara.chapman@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018
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