|| Cristina Amoruso, Barracks Row Main Street at (202) 544-3188, email@example.com|
|| Karyn Le Blanc, DDOT at (202) 671-3490|
The Barracks Row Main Street in Washington, DC seeks an artist or artist team to design, create and install an urban mural for the SE Freeway overpass that divides the south end of 8th Street SE, now known as Barracks Row. The goal of this project is to create a unique landmark that expresses the character of the surrounding neighborhood. The large mural will help draw residents and non-residents for repeated viewings to the area and reinforce a sense of place within this community.
THE STREETSCAPE MURAL PROJECT TIMELINE
This schedule is contingent upon the city’s funding schedule and may be changed at any time.
|June 13, 2008
||Deadline for response to RFP (by 5:00 pm)|
|June 27, 2008
||Short-listed artists notified|
|July 14-18, 2008
||Week of interviews for short-listed artists|
|July 25, 2008
||Selected Artists Notified|
|October 1, 2008
||Anticipated execution of contract|
|October 15, 2008
||Anticipated beginning of work|
|January 15, 2009
||Anticipated end of work|
Funds are made available through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Enhancement Program. The theme for the art should be reflective of the history of Barracks Row as it connects with the Anacostia River, the Navy Yard, and/or the District’s first commercial corridor along 8th Street. Graphic representations must include a transportation theme but may also incorporate nature scenes, waterfront scenes, commerce scenes, and architectural scenes, statuary. Barracks Row is interested in a pictorial representation that will bridge the north-south ends of the street with interesting subject matter in the trompe l’oeil style. With this mural, Barracks Row hopes to provide an attraction to help draw residents and non-residents for repeated viewings to the area. Project oversight of the program is the responsibility of the Barracks Row Main Street, a non-profit organization and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).
For information on Barracks Row Main Street programs, call (202) 544-3188 or to view the full advertisement with application details, please visit www.barracksrow.org.