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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS This Call For Submissions is for art installations at the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station. OVERVIEW

The Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Glendale is requesting proposals from creative artists to temporarily display a unique installation in the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station (ASMPGS). The City's Community Services & Parks Department (CSP) owns the ASMPGS, a historic 1936 Streamline Moderne Gas Station building listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources. Art is displayed on a rotational basis in the ASMPGS.

  • Artists whose work is chosen for installation at the ASMPGS will receive a stipend of $1,000.

The Adams Square Mini Park project was completed by the City of Glendale in an effort to create a green space in the center of the business district for the densely populated Adams Hill neighborhood and to incorporate the historic 1936 Streamline Moderne Gas Station. The gas station is listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources.

The Gas Station is located at the Adams Square Mini Park, 1020 East Palmer Avenue, Glendale CA 91205. The Gas Station is 12’x12’x12' cube, with acrylic windows. There are two doors, two electrical outlets and a timer. Items can be hung from the ceiling.

See photos of the Gas Station or past installations.

Art installations at the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station are sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission and the Community Services & Parks Department.


ELIGIBILITY

Artists or art organizations, or schools can submit proposals to temporarily display art in the ASMPGS. Local and regional artists are invited to apply. Some preference may be given to local artists if all other factors are equal.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The City's Library, Arts & Culture Department (LAC) and CSP along with the Arts and Culture Commission, encourage the expansion of arts and cultural activities to benefit the citizens of our community and to provide local artists with new opportunities to participate in Glendale’s cultural life.   

HOW TO APPLY

Interested artists, art organizations, collectors, or any other lender must prepare and submit an application using the online form at the bottom of this web page. Alternatively, the same information can be submitted via mail or in person:

  1. Completed Proposal Form
  2. Artist Statement (200 words or less)
  3. Resume or biography outlining the artist’s experience (including education)
  4. Digital images (title, size, medium) in JPEG format, of the proposed art on a CD
  • Title the CD with applicant’s first and last name and proposal and exhibition dates. CDs will not be returned, unless a written request is submitted with the proposal form.

  • If an individual is proposing to exhibit multiple works by various artists, authorization by individual artists or right ownership should be submitted, if applicable.
  • Send CD to:

    Arts and Culture Commission
    Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station Call for Artists
    222 East Harvard Street
    Glendale CA 91205

ACCEPTABLE MEDIA

Visual and installation art of any media and size will be considered for display, including but not limited to: paintings, photography, sculptures, crafts, graphic arts, animation, mixed media, mosaics, stained glass and other forms of artistic expression for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and intellectual purposes. 

INELIGIBLE ARTWORK

Artwork is ineligible for display, for any one or more of the following reasons, if the artwork:

  • Contains:
    • A copyrighted or trademarked image or logo;
    • A brand or business name;
    • Is plagiarized, stolen, or copied from another source;
    • Defames  or invades the rights of any person, living or dead;
  • Is likely to:
    • incite or produce an imminent lawless act;
    • disrupt the orderly operation of the facility exhibiting the art;
    • Is integral to criminal conduct or is in violation of the law; or
  • May reasonably be construed as:
    • False, fraudulent, or defamatory;
    • Obscene matter, as defined in California Penal Code Section 311 or any successor legislation;
    • Harmful matter for minors, as defined in California Penal Code Section 313 or any successor legislation; or
    • Child pornography, as defined in California Penal Code Section 311.1(a) or 311.2(b), or any successor legislation.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF PROPOSALS

Submissions are ongoing.

SELECTION PROCESS

Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee, Art in Public Parks Committee (APPC) consisting of an Arts and Culture Commissioner and City of Glendale representatives.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The following criteria will be considered in evaluating all proposals: 

  • Excellence

The review committee will review and make selections based on artist’s originality, skill and/or craftsmanship, and creative and innovative concepts of the artist and artwork.  In addition, the committee will review the artist’s statement and consider the artist’s interest to exhibit in a public space.

  • Appropriateness for the Site

The committee will review and make selections based on the durability of the artwork, scale, size and weight, and accessibility for public viewing and installation.  In addition, the committee will review to ensure the artwork will not pose a threat to public safety or create a hostile environment. 

  • Audience

The committee will review to ensure the artwork is versatile, sensitive to social, environmental, historical, and/or relevant contexts, and that the artwork is suitable for all ages. 

  • Local Preference

Preference may be given to local artists, if all other factors are equal. Local artist is defined as an artist whose primary residence, studio or business is located in Glendale.

NOTIFICATION

Selected finalists will be notified by mail and/or email.  If the proposal is approved for exhibition, the applicant must sign an LAC Temporary Art Display Agreement (contract) that states the duration and location of display, describes other terms and conditions, and releases the City of any and all liability in the event of damage, loss, vandalism, or theft. 

INSTALLATION

The Exhibitor must contact LAC staff in order to schedule an appointment for installation and de-installation of the exhibit.   The Exhibitor will be responsible for installing his/her artwork(s) with LAC staff guidance during regular business hours at all facilities.

MARKETING / PUBLICITY

The artwork will be exhibited on the City web site, social media, and Glendale government television GTV6, and more regionally with press releases and postings on GlendaleArts.org. By submitting a proposal, the Exhibitor irrevocably grants City, its officers, agents, and employees (“City and its representatives”) the unconditional right and permission to photograph, record (audio, or video, or both), broadcast, distribute, reproduce, copy, sell, exhibit, publish, and use the photographs and recordings of the artwork, in whole or in part, in any medium now or later developed, for any purpose, without charge to the City and without payment to the Exhibitor of any compensation, fee, royalty, or damages (now or later).

INSURANCE/LIABILITY

Damages, Loss, Vandalism or Theft of Artworks

Although the City will exercise due care in exhibiting the Exhibitor’s artwork, the Exhibitor understands and acknowledges that a risk of damage, loss, vandalism, or theft is inherent in a public display. The City will not provide security personnel or security devices for Exhibitor’s artwork during the exhibit. 

City’s Property Insurance for Damage or Vandalism to, or Loss or Theft of, Artwork

To protect against damage or vandalism to, or loss or theft of, the Exhibitor’s artwork during the artwork’s display or exhibition, the City will: (a) cover the artwork through the City’s self-insurance program, or (b) obtain and pay for a property damage insurance policy. The Exhibitor is subject to all terms, conditions, and requirements of the City’s self-insurance program or insurance policy. The Exhibitor’s sole recourse and remedy for damage or vandalism to, or loss or theft of, the Exhibitor’s artwork is submitting a claim to the City for payment under the City’s self-insurance program or the City’s insurance policy.  If the loss or damage is covered under the self-insurance program or the insurance policy, the maximum amount that the Exhibitor can receive for a covered loss is $5,000.00, regardless of whether the display or exhibition consists of one piece of artwork or several pieces of artwork (a collection). Therefore, for the Exhibitor’s own protection, the Exhibitor may obtain a separate property damage insurance policy by contacting an insurance company or agent. If the Exhibitor also obtains a separate insurance policy that covers the artwork, and if damage, loss, vandalism or theft occurs to the Exhibitor’s artwork while it is on display or is in the City’s care, custody, or control, then the Exhibitor must seek payment first from the Exhibitor’s insurance company― whose insurance coverage is primary to all self-insurance and insurance policies that the City has now or has in the future.

City’s General Liability Insurance for Injury to Persons & Property Caused by Artwork  

During the artwork’s display or exhibition, the City will maintain a self-insurance program to protect the City, its officers, agents, employees, and representatives for “general liability”― which covers bodily injury, personal injury, and property damage that the Exhibitor’s artwork causes to attendees (third parties) at the display site.  However, the City’s self-insurance program does not protect or cover the Exhibitor for general liability. Therefore, for the Exhibitor’s own protection, the Exhibitor may obtain a general liability insurance policy by contacting an insurance company or agent.

Exhibitor’s Release of Liability for Damage to Artwork; Bodily Injury

Except for the Exhibitor’s submitting to the City a claim for damage or vandalism to, or loss or theft of, the artwork totaling $5,000.00 or less, the Exhibitor:  releases and holds harmless, will not make a claim against or sue, and waives a right of recovery against the City, its officers, agents, employees, and representatives for:  (a) damage or vandalism to― or destruction, loss, or theft of― one or more of the Exhibitor’s artwork that exceeds $5,000.00; (b) damage to― or deterioration, destruction, or loss of― one or more of the Exhibitor’s artwork arising from environmental conditions, normal wear and tear, gradual deterioration, inherent vice, light damage, fading, or any other cause or reason; and (c) bodily injury and personal injury, however caused.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Please review the City’s Temporary Art Policy, which is incorporated into and made a part of this Call for Artists.

Questions about the Call for Artists can be submitted by email to: cwike@glendaleca.gov


Please be aware:

  • Submission of an application does not guarantee selection.
  • Once submitted, the application and any attachments become the property of the City of Glendale.
  • The City of Glendale is not responsible for:
    • Lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged, or misdirected applications, videos, visual or sound files;
    • Applications, videos, visual or sound files not received for any reason; or
    • Server unavailability; or computer or other electronic malfunction.
Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

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ARTIST NAME
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Street Address
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City
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STATE
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Zip Code
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Email
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Phone
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How did you hear about this call for artists? (Website, social media, etc.)
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Please tell us about your past installations.
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In the past 10 years, have you been convicted of a felony? (“Convicted” includes a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury, a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere, or a forfeiture of bail.)
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Please provide a resume or biography outlining your experience (including education)
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Please list links to your artwork, including installations, murals, utility boxes, painting, digital artwork, etc.
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Please list the social media and usernames you use for your art.
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Please upload a high resolution image of your proposed utility box artwork, or an image of a past project.
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Please upload a high resolution image of your proposed utility box artwork, or an image of a past project.
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Please upload a high resolution image of your proposed utility box artwork, or an image of a past project.
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Please upload a high resolution image of your proposed utility box artwork, or an image of a past project.
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Please upload a high resolution image of your proposed utility box artwork, or an image of a past project.
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PROPOSED ARTWORK INFORMATION

Please tell us about your proposed art installation. Include the title of the proposed artwork, media, dimensions, weight, materials used as well as maintenance and display requirements. Please include a statement of value (maximum value of $5,000).

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Please provide an artist's statement of 200 words or less.
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