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RIVERSIDE – RFQ – Public Art Consultant

In For Members, RFQ on March 5, 2018 at 5:34 pm

The California Air Resource Board is seeking art consulting services as required to implement the public art program for the Southern California Consolidation Project in Riverside, CA. The services may include, but are not limited to, the following services: develop a project art plan; write and disseminate artist Requests for Qualifications and Request for Proposals; administer artist application intake, sorting, reading, and organizing for artist selection and design approval meetings; convene and facilitate all art program meetings; draft art and design contract scopes; review proposed designs and coordinate any design change recommendations with artists; monitor artwork fabrication and installation; prepare and update art budgets; prepare public art operation and maintenance manuals; assist in the preparation of an art book, which will include all the works of art in the art program; and ongoing communication, updates, reporting, and tracking as needed.

BUDGET: The budgeted cost of the Public Art Program for the project is $2,421,200.00.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 16, 2018, 5:00PM

QUESTIONS: All technical questions should be directed to Dennis J. Uthe, Preconstruction Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co,

TO APPLY: Interested firms may obtain a RFQ Package by downloading it from Hensel Phelps’ Building Connect Site: For invitation to Building Connect please contact: This is the preferred point of contact.


In For Members on July 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm



Friday, October 13

Hosted by the City of Palm Desert

Details will be emailed to Members

And…you may also want to take advantage of the following opportunity:

We have strategically selected our next PACSOCAL date because the California Desert Arts Council has partnered with the Americans for the Arts’ National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) to host a one-day workshop titled “Big Strategies and Real Tactics for Connecting Artists, Audience and Place” on Thursday, October 12. The workshop will offer practical application of branding, advertising and audience development tactics.  The fee for the one day symposium is $75.

LOS ANGELES – RFQ – CURRENT:LA Site Coordinators

In For Members, RFQ on June 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs has an exciting opportunity for up to 15 Site Coordinators to assist with CURRENT:LA Water, an inaugural Public Art Biennial that is presenting temporary public art installations and cultural programming in publicly accessible locations throughout the city of Los Angeles from July 16th to August 14th. The Site Coordinators will have a rich understanding of public art practices, serve as a docent engaging the public, and act as a steward to volunteers, local organizations, and community members.

ELIGIBILITY: The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate experience with project coordination, and possess strong leadership skills; have knowledge of contemporary public art practices in Los Angeles; have relevant professional experience with community engagement. The candidate must have a professional disposition and positive attitude; possess strong communication skills; bilingual fluency is desired; employ exemplary time management strategies; ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task; and abide by City protocol.

BUDGET: Stipend hourly rate of $23.26 per hour (or internship opportunity) will be provided. Ability to work part-time, up to twenty-four (24) hours per week is required. Must be willing to work some evenings and most weekends. Must be able to attend a Mandatory Orientation on either Monday, June 27th or Tuesday, June 28th.

DEADLINE: June 8, 2016

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a completed city application (available on, a one-page cover letter of interest and a professional resume or curriculum vitae (2 page maximum). Please email documents to with the subject header: CURRENT:LA Water Site Coordinator Position.

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Art Consultant Pre-Qual List

In For Members, RFQ on May 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks innovative and proven professional Art Consultants (Consultants) to manage civic art projects commissioned by the County of Los Angeles for Developer Delivered County Capital Projects.

ELIGIBILITY: The prequalified list is open to professional art consultants residing in Southern California, defined as Ventura to San Diego Counties, who have demonstrated successful completion of both permanent and temporary large scale civic artworks and that are reflective of the diversity of LA County.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2016

QUESTIONS: Pauline Kamiyama, Interim Director of Civic Art, at 213-202-5920 or


CITY OF SAN DIEGO – JOB BULLETIN – Public Art Program Administrator

In For Members on May 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Public Art Program Administrator positions assist with all phases of the public funding programs and public art programs; participate in staff standing and ad hoc committees which meet monthly or as required; prepare and review various reports and grant applications; provide research, analysis and direction in the development of special initiatives including the implementation of feasibility studies, recommendation of policies and procedures, budgets, marketing strategies and evaluation processes; develop and implement technical assistance and capacity building programs; assist in the planning and coordination of community convenings and other outreach activities as required to advance cultural tourism, diversity initiatives and public art projects; collaborate with businesses, nonprofits, associations, artists, contractors, volunteers and members of the general public; act as an ambassador for arts and culture; and perform other duties as assigned.

MIM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter) in Art History, Visual/Performing Arts, Arts Administration, Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, or a closely related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis. One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units. Four years of full-time professional experience in the development and implementation of an arts and culture program. A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.

DEADLINE: Mon. 06/08/15 5:00 PM PST

SALARY: $66,768.00 – $80,891.20 Annually


Member Meeting, November 30, LAX Airport

In For Members on November 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Friday, November 30 is the Fall 2012 PAC SoCal meeting, hosted by the Los Angeles World Airports Art Program. Following our meeting please join  us for lunch at The Encounter restaurant and then head to Otis College of Art and Design for a tour of the Toy Design Program, Product Design Program, and their gallery space.

MEETING LOCATION: LAX Tom Bradley Terminal; Special Events Room, 5th Floor, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045

TIME: 10 AM – 12:00 PM


10:00 to 10:20AM: Member/Project updates – 20 minutes [All]
10:25 to 10:40AM: Presentation from LAX/City of Westchester? and Q&A – 15 minutes [Sarah Cifarelli]
10:45AM to 10:55AM: Selecting PreQual Artists – 10 min [Margaret Bruning]
11:00 to 11:25AM: Public Art Archive Guided Crowd Sourcing – 25 min [Rachel Cain]
11:30AM to Noon: Tour of LAX Artworks and walk to lunch – 30 min [Sarah Cifarelli]

*LUNCH: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
The Encounter Restaurant at LAX;

ART TOUR: 2:15 – 3:00 PM

Otis College of Art and Design; 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

*Please email your RSVP to Jen Gorman, PACSOCAL Co-Chair,

Visual Resources Association – Regional Chapter Meeting

In For Members on October 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

The regional chapter of the Visual Resources Association is holding its fall meeting (see agenda below). The chapter includes digital resource professionals from universities and colleges across SoCal.  They encourage non-members to the tour and business meeting. The chapter would like to invite non-members to the meeting.  I you would like to attend, please fill out our very short registration form at:

This free meeting may be of interest to public art administrators and collection managers working to organize and present digital assets. The Visual Resources Association is free with suggestions and advice, and potentially a great consulting resource for our members. For more info about them:

WHO: Visual Resources Association SoCal Chapter Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14

WHERE: Occidental College, Los Angeles

9:00-10:00 Coffee, mingle – Braun Room, Mary Norton Clapp Library
10:00-11:00 Tour bird collection
11:00-12:00 Joint Chapters Web Meeting (GoToMeeting) – Brown Learning Lab, MNC Library
12:00-1:30 Lunch – on the library patio, weather permitting.
1:30 – 2:30 Business Meeting – Brown Learning Lab, MNC Library
2:30 – 3:30 TBA


Member Meeting, November 4, Ventura

In For Members on October 31, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Friday, November 4 is the Fall 2011 PAC SoCal meeting, hosted by the City of Ventura. Following our meeting please join  us for lunch at Taqueria Tepatitlan and a public art tour arranged curtosey of Denise Sindelar, Community Partnerships Manager, City of Ventura. As an added bonus, November 4 is Ventura’s First Friday’s art galleries event.

MEETING LOCATION: City of Ventura, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue Studio 101, Ventura, CA 93001, 805.643.1960

TIME: 10 AM – 12:00 PM


  • Introductions & Member Updates (15 minutes)
  • Welcome from City of Ventura, Community Partnerships Manager
  • Denise Sindelar (15 minutes)
  • WESTAF Presentation: Public Art Archive – Rachel Cain (25 minutes)
  • Social Media Projects (15 minutes)
  • Collaborative Initiatives: Cross Agency Projects (15 minutes)
  • PAN Best Practices / State of Public Art Field – Constance White (25 minutes)
  • Closing Remarks

*LUNCH: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Taqueria Tepatitlan, 362 N Ventura Ave, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 653-0508

PUBLIC ART TOUR: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

*Please email your RSVP and LUNCH ORDER to: Jennifer Henning at

Member Meeting, November 4

In For Members on September 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Friday, November 4, 2011

Time TBD

City of Ventura

We are pleased to invite you to the Fall 2011 PACSoCal meeting hosted by the City of Ventura! Following our meeting please join us for lunch and a very special public art tour being arranged courtesy of Denise Sindelar, Community Partnerships Manager, City of Ventura.

As an added bonus November 4 is also Ventura’s First Fridays galleries event. If anyone is interested in staying over please send an email to: Jennifer Henning at and we will check on discounted room rates and transportation.

agenda to be posted soon


OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN – Public Practice Bootcamp and Public Lectures

In Artist Professional Development, For Members on September 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Public Practice Bootcamp
Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 11, 2011
Intensive introduction to the questions and approaches surrounding public practice in art. Key topics to be investigated include biography, subjectivity, production site, critical analysis, power relationships, audience, collaboration and praxis. Through reflective writing exercises, interactive presentations, theoretical readings and in-depth discussions students have the opportunity to engage with faculty, artists and cultural workers exploring Los Angeles and related contexts.

Free Public Events:
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6-8pm
Los Angeles as Production Site
Los Angeles is frequently a subject for public practices as a site of artistic and cultural production. Artists Claude Willey and Sandra de la Loza and cultural geographer Lisa Kim Davis will discuss their practices and other options for responding to the cultural and physical landscape of this developing region.

Friday, September 9, 2011, 7-10pm
Alumni Exploring the Field
Public Practice program will present recent projects involving a variety of neighborhoods and community groups in Los Angeles and beyond. Includes a special karaoke performance by Pedestal and the All Girl Band.

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11am-1pm
Making a Case for Skid Row Culture
The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and the Urban Institute developed a framework for identifying and evaluating the cultural infrastructure of Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. Critical pedagogy theorist Christopher Robbins will facilitate discussion with artists John Malpede and Kevin Michael Keys of the Los Angeles Poverty Department to explore their findings.


Otis College of Art and Design
Graduate Public Practice Program
18th Street Studio
1657 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 846-2610