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Enloe announces Call for Artists in new public art project
CHICO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2008 – Enloe Medical Center launched a Call for Artists for a Public Art Panels Project for the Enloe Parking Structure. It is looking for artists in the North State who are at least 18 years old to create art pieces for nine 5-foot-by-3-foot alcoves on columns of the new parking structure. The alcoves are on the west-facing wall of the parking structure, which is located on Magnolia Avenue between West 6th and 7th Avenues. Advertisements were placed in local newspapers in July and August. The deadline to apply is Aug. 25 and selected artists will be notified the week of Sept. 7. Final work is due by Oct. 10.
Enloe has formed a jury to select the art pieces. The jury is composed of a wide a range of representatives from the local art community and four Enloe representatives. The local art community members are Catherine J. Sullivan, Manager of the Turner Print Museum; Debra Lucero, Arts Advocate & Director of Chico's Artoberfest; Claudia W. Steele, Artist; Pam Oates, Artist and Arts Educator; and Patricia K. Macias, Artist, Educator and Manager of 1078 Gallery.
The art panel project will be one of the first physical aspects of the Planetree approach to health care at Enloe, in which the physical environment creates a welcoming space. Planetree is a patient-centered approach that demystifies and personalizes the health care experience for patients and families.
Artwork for the project may be any media, such as low relief sculpture, painting, metal work, mixed media or mosaic, but it must be able to withstand the weather. More than one artist and possibly up to nine will be chosen to create the alcoves art. There is no theme for the call for art. Restrictions are no full nudity and no violence.
The art panels will rotate on an annual or semi-annual basis. As panels rotate off, they will be auctioned at Enloe Foundation’s spring 2009 Planetree gala. Proceeds will be shared evenly between the artist and Enloe’s Planetree Fund in hopes that the project will be self-sustaining. It is envisioned that the selection process will take place three times and that Enloe will ultimately purchase nine panels as semi-permanent fixtures to the parking structure. Artists will be honored at an opening reception and featured in Enloe articles and on the Chico Chamber of Commerce website.
About submission and the selection process: By Aug. 25, artists will submit images of past work and a graphic representation of the proposed installation and a written description, including the media to be used, along with a resume and application. Pieces will be numbered and the panel of nine judges selecting the pieces to be displayed will not know the artists’ names. Each finalist will receive a working template of the art panel arch (a ¾” MDO sign board) and a $175 stipend. Artwork must be created on the provided panel. Selected artists will be notified the week of Sept. 7, 2008. Panels will be due Oct. 10, 2008. An application and details on submitting can be found at www.enloe.org/planetree.
About the Enloe parking structure: Enloe’s four-level, three-story parking structure will provide 742 parking spaces for employees, physicians and volunteers when it opens on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. The building has a Mediterranean style stucco façade that will complement the new patient tower’s exterior. The patient tower is expected to be completed in 2011. Visit www.enloe.org/century for details.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.