PORTLAND, OR – RFQ – Oregon Zoo Polar Passage

In RFQ on July 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

On behalf of the Oregon Zoo and Metro Regional Government in Portland, Oregon, the Regional Arts & Culture Council invites artists/teams to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Central Plaza / Polar Passage at the Oregon Zoo. The site for public art will be at the heart of the zoo’s 64 acres and along the main guest path through the zoo.  The project is seeking an artist who will work with the design team of CLR Design, Place Studio and the Oregon Zoo to identify appropriate sites and applications for public art and to subsequently design, fabricate and install artwork at the site.  The design phase is underway and construction is scheduled to begin at the end of 2017, with completion in Fall 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists/teams who have successfully completed at least two major site-specific commissions informed by dialogue with a commissioning body.

BUDGET: The total art budget is $200,000.

DEADLINE: 11:59PM (MDT), Monday, August 8, 2016.

QUESTIONS: Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager 503.823.4196,



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