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Opportunity to Create Large Work for Company’s New Baltimore Headquarters

Renderings of the lobby area courtesy of j fine art  art at work.

Renderings of the lobby area courtesy of j fine art art at work.


Entry Deadline:  Sunday, March 23, 2015


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Open to professional and emerging artists (including teams of artists from multiple disciplines) residing in the United States.

Overall Project Description:
Exelon Corporation is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $23.5 billion in annual revenues. The Exelon family of companies participates in every stage of the energy business, from generation to competitive energy sales to transmission to delivery.

Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The company is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 34,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Its Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).

As a recipient of this Call, Exelon invites you to prepare and submit your proposal for qualifications. Exelon Corporation seeks to commission an artwork or artworks for their Constellation business unit headquarters which will be located in a newly constructed building at Harbor Point in Baltimore, Maryland.  The artwork(s) will be sited in a prominent location(s) in the general lobby of the building’s main entrance floor. The primary audience will be comprised of: Exelon employees and contractors; Exelon executive leadership; prospective Exelon employees; visitors, customers, and other Exelon stakeholders; the general public.

Neither this Call nor your response to it shall constitute a binding agreement, and Exelon reserves the right to terminate the Project or modify the Project’s objectives, schedule, or activities at any time during the Project.

Project Intent:
To commission artwork(s) that will express Exelon’s vision, brand and values in a vibrant/thought provoking 2D and/or 3D dimensional form (all media will be considered), which in turn will inform and captivate the audience’s attention as they arrive and check in at the building main lobby security desk.

Phrases, words to consider for potential direction include, but are not limited to: Innovation; progress; community; collaboration; reliability; confidence; dynamism; warmth; the celebration of energy, community, and sustainability; sense of discovery; individuals and individual components being part of a whole; people; places; parts; continuous forward motion.

The creative use of Exelon’s logo and brand colors.

The artists’ willingness to learn about the Baltimore community at large, and the Exelon employees who are regarded as the pillar of the company’s success, and to see how this may play a role in the artwork.

The artwork must be durable, low maintenance, and appropriate for the location, taking into consideration the high volume of people walking through the space and the natural daylighting of the building lobby. The art must express itself naturally without the need for lighting enhancements.

Artwork Location Plans:
Renderings of the general entrance main lobby with dimensions are provided, as well as dimensions for the elevator corridor. The depth of the piece along the wall to the right of the security desk should not be physically obtrusive in such as a way as to impede or cause traffic flow to be disrupted when entering the building from the front doors and proceeding to the security desk.

Time Line:

  • March 23, 2015: Submission deadline for application materials
  • April 23, 2015: Short-listed artists notified by this date
  • May 29, 2015: Deadline for the submission of detailed rendering(s) and/or maquette of the proposed artwork by the short-listed artists
  • June 2015: Selected applicants notified of date for interview with Exelon’s art committee
  • July/August 2015: Interviews with the selected applicants take place in Baltimore, Maryland
  • September 2015: Project awarded
  • 2Q 2016: Artwork installation

Exelon reserves the right to change the project timeline.

The cost of Submittal preparation to this Call, future requests for proposal, or related solicitations, oral presentations, attendance at proposal meetings, site visits, contract negotiation, and all other costs incurred by the Respondent prior to the execution of a contract is the sole responsibility of the Respondent.  In no event, shall Exelon be responsible for reimbursement of these direct or any related costs.

Applicant Background & Credentials:

Letter of Interest. The letter should be no more than two pages long and should explain the artist’s interest in the project. Detail experience with projects of similar scale and scope, including a demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with public and/or private agencies, and engage in a successful public review process.

List any relevant awards, recognitions, and accreditations received by the artist and/or its current professional staff.

Provide your representative experience and qualifications for projects completed or in progress, in the past ten years. List the client and status (complete or in progress), as well as a brief description of the project objectives and outcome.

Images of relevant work.  Jpegs or PowerPoint slides are permitted. The images must include the artist’s name, title, date, medium, dimensions and budget, if applicable.

Provide three (3) client references. Contact information should include the client name, the project’s primary contact, phone number, and email address.

Proposed Team and Resumes:
Identify the individual(s) that you propose to engage on the project, including their specific role.

Include a brief resume of each team member that addresses their experience and qualifications while working with your or elsewhere.

If you do not have an existing presence in the Baltimore area, describe how you intend to perform work on the project.

Describe your proposed approach for fabrication and installation of the concept/artwork you are envisioning for this project.

Provide a general project timeline indicating key activities and milestones for all activities leading up to and including the installation of the artwork.

Sources for Additional Information:

Resources for Questions:
If you have any questions or need additional information, please email Judy J. Sherman at [email protected]