The City of Napa supports the placement of public art in the community through a variety of different programs created to contribute to a more livable and visually stimulating environment. The City of Napa Public Art program is developing new ways that public art can engage the community and create a unique experience for tourists and locals.
The City of Napa opens a Request for Proposals for a lead artist(s) to design a temporary fence artwork to be displayed on a prominent and high trafficked location in Downtown Napa. This call is open to California residents in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties and open to all backgrounds and cultures. The City of Napa believes the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other marginalized groups should be centered in the arts. We encourage artists who identify with these communities to apply. Artist(s) applying need to demonstrate the ability to execute a successful 2d project based on project goals below.
This public banner is to be submitted as photo-based artwork to be digitally reproduced printed onto fence mesh screen material that will cover a chain link construction fence that is surrounding a historic post office that is closed and in transition to be redeveloped. Artists may create work specifically for this call or may reformat existing work. The work can be a painting, illustration or photography artwork and the artist will need to provide a high-resolution digital files suitable for large format printing (see project location and details) and proportionate based on the proposed art location. The City of Napa will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of the fence screens. There is no specific theme for this project. The artist should take into account the long linear format of 234 feet by 7 feet and the artwork should have continuity throughout the artwork. The goals and core values for this project are to be aligned with our City’s Public Art Master Plan.
For project goals and remainder of RFQ, visit the website link.