Public Art Opportunity for Prince George’s County Peppermill Community Center

By Editorial Team on May 2, 2018

Deadline: Mon, 21 May 2018

Photo courtesy of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Deadline: Monday, May 21 by 12 midnight

Full Prospectus

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation, is accepting qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in a public art opportunity at the Commission’s new Community Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. The selected artist/team will design, fabricate and install a work of art in the form of a sculpture that has the potential to become a landmark and/or identifier for the Peppermill Community.

Public Art Goals

  • Make a significant statement that relates to the sense of place associated with Peppermill Village and has the potential to become a landmark or identifier for the community.
  • Have a strong daytime and nighttime presence.
  • Set a high bar of excellence for future public art projects planned for Prince George’s County.
  • Engage broadly with the overarching goal envisioned for future public art projects, which is to capture Prince George’s County’s historic and modern day significance to the Greater District/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) Region.

Project budget, including materials, fabrication, installation, travel and expenses, is $75,000. Selected artists will be paid a stipend of $1,000 to develop their proposals and accompanying support materials, including story boards, maquettes, etc.

Professional artists and design professionals are invited to apply as an individual or a team. Preference will be given to artists who have public art experience and are residents of, or maintain a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland or Montgomery County, Maryland.

Three artists/artist teams will be selected to develop proposals for the project. They will meet for preliminary briefing with the Art Advisory Panel, as well as potentially with members of the Peppermill Community, after which they will each be paid a stipend of $1,000 to develop their proposals. After the proposals are developed, the selected artists/ teams will be required to present their design proposal and maquette for review by the Art Advisory Panel and others. After the review process is completed, the final selection of the artists/teams for issuance of a contract for production of the artwork will be made.

Qualifications must be submitted to: by 12 Midnight on May 21, 2018