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In order to recognize the artistic talents of Rhodes students, The President’s Office and the Department of Art & Art History are jointly commissioning student art for the new Dining Hall of the Rhodes Refectory and to expand the Rhodes Art Collection. Proposals are being accepted for two locations: the new west dining hall and the small stone niche directly opposite (around the corner from the dish carousel.) Proposals for west dining hall should be large scale, two-dimensional, wall mounted works. Works on canvas and low relief sculpture can be hung directly but please give detailed installation instructions. Drawing, photography, and works on paper must be framed. Work should be at least 3ft x 4ft and no larger than 6ft x 6ft. in order to ultimately fill a space of 10 ft wide by 9 ft in height. Proposals for the niche should be site specific and should be appropriately durable given the accessibility of the location. The niche dimensions are 5 feet(H) x 4 feet(W) x 15 inches(D.)

Proposals should include the following:

1. A to-scale study (or series of studies) that illustrate the proposed artwork including palette. Color swatches and/or material samples (if using mixed media) are strongly encouraged.

2. A written statement that outlines the size, media, and the working process you will use. Include also a short explanation of the concept of the proposed piece, including a title.

3. Detailed installation instructions.

4. Examples of previous completed artwork (optional but strongly encouraged)

5. Your name and contact information including email address and phone number.

Proposals are due no later than December 15, 2014. Proposal materials should be delivered to Karen Winterton, Departmental Assistant, Art and Art History, Clough 412; 843-3664; winterton@rhodes.edu

A committee will review all proposals, selecting one to be commissioned for this academic year. Once commissioned, the artist will receive a $250 material stipend to assist in the cost of production. The stipend will be issued by the end of the fall semester. The finished artwork should be ready for delivery to the President’s office no later than April 15th, 2015. A $500 Award will be presented to the artist of the work at the annual Awards Convocation, Friday, May 1, 2015.

Any questions regarding the proposal should be directed to: Erin Harmon, harmone@rhodes.edu