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SAN FRANCISCO – RFQ – Moscone Expansion: West Bridge

In RFQ on April 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm

Moscone Center, San Francisco’s premier meeting and exhibition facility, is located in the city’s arts and culture district. Nearby institutions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of the African Diaspora, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and the future Mexican Museum. The area is also a dense residential neighborhood. The Moscone and Yerba Buena complex features two large gardens connected by a raised pedestrian bridge across Howard Street, the busy thoroughfare bisecting the convention campus. Both Moscone Center and Yerba Buena Gardens house a large collection of public art, including works by Keith Haring, Stephen deStaebler, Viola Frey, Jim Dine, Terry Allen, and John Roloff, and will include future work by Roxy Paine, Leo Villareal and Christine Corday. The expansion project seeks to create an iconic public realm that increases Moscone’s civic presence, connecting it to the surrounding parks and neighborhood. As such, the project will replace the existing pedestrian bridge across Howard Street at Fourth Street with an expanded Park Bridge that will include landscaping and sculpture. The improvements will include an opportunity for a highly visible sculpture or series of sculptures located on the Park Bridge.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States. Artists not residing in the United States are eligible for purchase of existing artwork if represented by a gallery located within the United States. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.

BUDGET: $400,000

DEADLINE: Friday, April 29, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

QUESTIONS: Zoë Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate by email at zoe.taleporos@sfgov.org, or by phone at (415) 252-3215

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