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Call for Artists: Alexandria Police Memorial, Alexandria, VA

Deadline: October 30, 2009, 4:00 pm

The City of Alexandria, Virginia seeks to commission public art for the Alexandria Police headquarters, currently under construction.  The process will be managed by the Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, with the Alexandria Commission for the Arts Public Art Committee.  The City will conduct the search for qualified applicants through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).  The art will be paid for by private donations and grants.

The purpose of the project is to recognize the service of Alexandria Police Officers to their community.  The artwork will focus on the honor, integrity and sacrifice of Alexandria's fallen officers, past and future and will convey a message of honor, appreciation and remembrance rather than one of loss and sorrow.  The Memorial will also provide an appropriate site for ceremonial activities of the Alexandria Police Department and the City.  The Alexandria Police Department has lost seventeen law enforcement officers in the line of duty, the first in 1823 and the most recent in 1993.

Deadline for Submission: October 30, 2009, 4 pm
Budget: $300,000
Eligibility: Open to all artists.  No geographic requirements.
Anticipated Award Date: May 2010
Anticipated Installation Date: Summer 2011
Web Site: http://alexandriava.gov/arts - click on Alexandria Police Memorial link

Artists interested in applying to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are encouraged to register with the City of Alexandria's e-procure system located at http://eprocure.alexandriava.gov/bso. All inquires regarding the RFQ should be directed to Dominic Lackey at the City of Alexandria Procurement Department.  Questions may be sent by fax to 703.838.6493 or by email to [email protected]  Please reference the solicitation number and title on the fax or email.

Alisa J. Carrel
Director, Office of the Arts
City of Alexandria
Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities

1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
New Phone: 703-746-5590
Fax: 703-838-6344
[email protected]

http://alexandriava.gov/arts

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