PHDC Seeks Experienced Artists for NEW RFQ

PHDC Seeks Experienced Artists for NEW RFQ

This Deadline Expired: Thursday, June 10, 2021

PHDC’s Percent for Art Program and the University of Pennsylvania seek to commission a high quality, original, and site-specific public artwork that is integrated with the building’s design. The 34th Street corridor is a popular pedestrian route and Chestnut Street a major arterial for cars and cyclists through the city, making the site highly visible to a wide variety of travelers. This prominent corner is an opportunity for the artwork to respond to this site and contribute to an engaging and inviting public environment for all. The goal of this project is to create artwork that makes the approach to this building welcoming and inclusive to all neighbors, Philadelphians, students, and visitors. Artists and artist teams, potentially including landscape architects, with experience generating high-quality works of public art are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to be Philadelphia-based in order to be eligible but should have a strong focus on community engagement and cultural sensitivity of the location when considering this project. All questions and requests for additional information should be directed in writing to art@phdc.phila.gov with “Penn Data Science Building Public Art RFQ” in the subject line. Questions will only be accepted until May 7, 2021 (5/7/21). Questions and/or requests for additional information and PHDC’s responses to them will be posted on the PHDC website. To learn more and to apply, please visit: https://phdcphila.org/rfps-rfqs-sales/professional-services-rfps/.

Applicants must submit their application no later than June 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM; absolutely no application will be accepted after that time.

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding of the world.
Jeannie Moberly
Jeannie Moberly

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding…

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding of the world.…

I am an artist studying the underlying structure, geometry and patterns, as projected onto the window of our understanding of the world.…

Tania Qurashi
Tania Qurashi
Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when seeing the new work by Patricia Ingersoll. Ingersoll continues her studies of the merging of organic and geometric elements in nature and how they compare and contrast with the human condition. Her explorations of subjects found in nature, such as water, dense woods, vines, plants introduces challenges in the process of deconstructing the pictorial plane, or breaking it apart, in order to reconstruct it as individual, but equal parts. Through this process of mapping and diagramming with line, she is exploring and recording where these elements intersect pictorially.
Patricia Ingersoll
Patricia Ingersoll

Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when…

Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when seeing the new work by Patricia Ingersoll. Ingersoll continues her studies of the…

Acrylic and watercolor grids and overlapping lines, gestured brush strokes and bold color are the first impressions when seeing the new work by Patricia Ingersoll. Ingersoll continues her studies of the merging of organic…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism of life. My “Take Any Road Series” encourages the viewer to have the confidence to experience life no matter how difficult or confusing, beautiful, or powerful. All of this exists with an underlying structure of assumptions.
I think we all see the world a little differently and feel our own experience uniquely.  I paint using what all of my senses have given to me as the experience.  When I paint the sky, I am feeling the wind, putting it to music in my head, remembering the smell of the chance of rain, tasting the air, seeing the clouds dance. 
Fran Lightman Gibson
Fran Lightman Gibson

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines…

Fran Lightman Gibson a Philadelphia painter working primarily with oil on canvas.
I attribute the source of my artistic inspiration to my love, fear, and awe of nature as it both represents and defines the tension and optimism…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes.
Jennifer Brinton Robkin
Jennifer Brinton Robkin

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with…

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

Jennifer Brinton Robkin's work is inspired by her surroundings, using an almost meditative method to observe her world with fresh eyes. …

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