ARTS RWC: Part Two: Call for Artists for Public Art!

ARTS RWC: Call for Artists, Bird Fountain Art Plaza at Jardin de Ninos Park. July 20 deadline.


 In my I wrote about the benefits of public art to a city...like ours! Currently, we have BOB nesting in the Gallery Annex window, next to the .  He is cool, no doubt, but we can do better and do more.

That is why I am excited to publish a "Call for Artists" to create a Bird Bath Fountain at Jardin de Ninos Park.  This has potential to be a really fabulous addition to our City!  Please read on for some background  and contact  info.

Request for Qualifications

Bird Fountain Art Plaza at Jardin de Niños Park

Artist Opportunity

New Deadline for Submissions: July 20th, 2012

Opportunity for Artists

Redwood City is seeking to commission a local professional artist or team of artists to assist with the design and construction of public art as part of the Jardin de Niños Playground Rehabilitation Project.

Site Description & Location

Jardin de Niños Park is approximately 0.3 acres in size and is located at the intersection of Middlefield Road and Chestnut Street in Redwood City.  The proposed Bird Fountain Art Plaza, located in Jardin de Niños Park, is approximately 2,130 square feet in size and is orthogonal in shape. 

Project Background

The Bird Fountain Art Plaza is a part of a larger City project to make improvements to the Jardin de Niños Park.  Redwood City hired Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey (RHAA) to provide public outreach and input on a new park master plan, and to prepare construction documents for the anticipated improvements at Jardin de Niños Park.  Through the public outreach process it became apparent that the park lacked a multi use plaza and gathering space, as well as local cultural identity. The Bird Fountain Plaza design project will improve the safety, function, aesthetics and community identity at Jardin de Niños Park.  It will also provide birds with safe access to water in an urban environment. 

The selected artist will be under contract with Redwood City but work closely with RHAA on the coordination of the park improvements and the Bird Fountain Art Plaza. 

The project consists of 3 main elements; a hardscape plaza, bird bath fountain with a seating element, and a new entry sign element.

For more information about the Bird Fountain Art Plaza Project, please contact Denise Monroe at dmonroe@redwoodcity.org , or by phone at 650-780-7252.


Redwood City, Parks, Recreation & Community Services Dept.

1400 Roosevelt Avenue


So, whattaya think Redwood City?  How cool is that?  

Sounds like a beautiful and creative project for some lucky and talented artist or artists.  Creating something like that would bring such joy and be a great addition to the community.  If you are the person who can make this happen  - APPLY! The deadline is July 20th....what are you waiting for??

Until next time, remember to always follow your h'art!


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Elfi Altendorfer July 05, 2012 at 11:35 PM
very cool and I hope lot's and lot's of artists show up to make it happen !
Beth Mostovoy July 06, 2012 at 04:13 PM
wish i could do sculpture...but it is such a great opportunity to do something amazing for your community that will be there for people to enjoy forever!


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