The state is looking for a local artist to create a sculpture that will be featured in the new Kona Judiciary Complex in Kailua-Kona.
The request for qualifications was made by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and aims to commission a sculpture of “the highest aesthetic standards” that “contributes to the well-being of staff and community.”
The office says various areas on the property offer opportunities for freestanding 3-D work, and sculptors using a variety of durable materials are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: July 3
Eligibility (preference): An artist who was born and/or educated in Hawaii, regardless of whether she or he currently resides in Hawaii or elsewhere; obtained a major part of her or his artistic training and development in Hawaii; is a Hawaii resident; or has made a significant impact in Hawaii through exhibitions, installations, and or commissions.
Selection Criteria: Artistic merit as evidenced by digital representation of past work. Appropriateness of the artist’s medium, style, and previous professional experience as they relate to the art goals and opportunities in this project. Experience with projects of similar scale and scope, including familiarity with public agencies, the public review process, and experience working with community groups. Artist’s demonstrated ability to respond to the distinctive characteristics of the site and the community.
Project Budget: $150,000. Funding is made available through the HSFCA Works of Art Special Fund, under Section 103-8.5 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.