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General News : Mar 6, 2014

Public art competition for Austin Cary Forest Learning Center announced

The SA+AH is working closely with the School of Forest Resources & Conservation (SFRC) on a public art competition for the new Austin Cary Forest Learning Center.
We are very pleased to announce a $35,000 public art competition that will be open to all SA+AH and SFRC students, alumni, faculty and staff. The SFRC is looking to commission site specific art for their building. The selection committee may choose to select a single artist or commission multiple artists for several commissioned projects. You may choose to apply as a single artist or as an artist collaborative team.  

The selection will follow a standard public art process.This begins with a request for qualifications (RFQ) call to artists. This will be followed by two site visit/information sessions held at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center. Application packages are due online by Friday, March 21, 2014 (no late applications will be accepted). A selection panel will meet to review all the submitted application packages and then select up to six finalists who will be invited to complete site specific proposals. The selected finalists will receive a $500.00 honorarium. 
Please read the RFQ carefully and follow the directions exactly.  

The first site visit/information session will be held on Monday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center located at 10625 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL 32609. At this information session you will be able to see the identified sites, get more information and have your questions answered about the project. A second site visit/information session is scheduled for Thursday, March 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the same location listed above.
Images and additional building and project information are available here
If you have any question prior to the site visits, please contact Oaklianna Caraballo, Austin Cary Public Art Project Manager, at