Title Public Art RFQ: Exterior Sculpture or Installation
Organization Texas Tech University System Public Art Program
Closing Date Thursday, October 12, 2023
Location Wichita Falls, TX

MSU Bolin Hall Public Art Commission

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) or installation to be placed at Bolin Hall, on the Midwestern State University campus, located in Wichita Falls, TX. The artist has the option to present a concept for either an interior or exterior piece. Construction of the facility will be completed by July 2025.

The art in either location will greet visitors as they arrive at Bolin Hall and should help to “activate” that area by creating a welcoming and innovative space. Ideal submissions should consider technology to create an interactive and eye-catching piece. Bolin Hall houses the science and math departments for Midwestern State University, including geosciences, computer science, mathematics, biology, and chemistry. The public art should serve to enhance the building from multiple points of view. Applying artists should keep in mind the various academic disciplines that are housed in this building.

Among relevant concepts to consider are metamorphosis, catalyst, collaboration, inquiry, rigor, structure, curiosity, active learning, and transformative. This will be a multi-disciplinary facility, so public art needs to have broad appeal. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided. Artists should attempt to create a design that speaks to the diversity of learning that takes place in a facility such as Bolin Hall.

Location: Bolin Hall on the Midwestern State University Campus, Wichita Falls, TX

Budget: $368,000
Application deadline: Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 3 p.m. (central)
To apply: https://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=6574
To learn more about Texas Tech’s public art program: https://ttuspublicart.com/

Website https://msutexas.edu/