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Story last updated at 6:45 PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

KBC seeks art proposals


Photo by Michael Armstrong

A student walks toward Bayside Hall, the new office and classroom building at Kachemak Bay Campus.

The Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, seeks art proposals for work to be placed in its newest building, Bayview Hall. Areas in Bayview Hall where the art might be displayed include, but are not limited to, common areas, exterior surfaces of the building and in landscaped areas outside. A budget of $20,000 has been allocated to cover costs of purchasing and installing art,

There are no guidelines for the material, approach and form involved in the artwork. Art can respond to the college's geographic location, natural environment, Kachemak Bay and surrounding cultural heritage. Selection criteria will include quality, appropriateness, originality of the artist's concepts, durability, maintenance requirements, safety considerations and quality of the artist's past work.

The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. Jan. 19. Finalists will be selected by Feb. 24, 2012, and installation must be completed by July 15, 2012. Artists can visit the campus from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday to view the building and surrounding spaces.

For artists who cannot visit the campus, the RFP and photos of the areas will be posted on the college web site at www.kpc.alaska.edu/KBC. Proposals should be submitted to Carol Swartz, Kenai Peninsula College, Kachemak Bay Campus, 533 East Pioneer Avenue, Homer, Alaska 99603. Swartz can be reached 907-235-1656.