• January 21, 2021
 El Paso Children’s Museum to commission art installations

Rendering of the El Paso Children’s Museum | Courtesy El Paso Community Foundation

El Paso Children’s Museum to commission art installations

Monday afternoon, officials with the El Paso Children’s Museum announced that they will commission regional artists to create four installations for the spectacular Snohetta-designed building, scheduled to open in 2022.

The budget for each installation ranges from $5,000 to $15,000. The pieces will complement four distinct zones in the museum, which will be built at 201 WestMain, just north of the El Paso Museum of Art.

Artists with large art installation experience are preferred.

Proposals must include: a concept design; project description; fabrication and installation needs; illustrations (drawings, renderings and/or a maquette); an itemized budget outline, including material and insurance costs; maintenance guidelines; and samples of past projects.

Finalists will be asked to develop a proposal that realistically can be fabricated as the proposed artwork. Selected artists will work with El Paso Children’s Museum staff and Gyroscope Inc., the museum’s exhibit designer, to develop the installations.

Proposals will be reviewed by a panel consisting of museum staff and board of directors, Snohetta, Gyroscope, and a member of the community at large.

In-person presentations will be made in December 2020. Finalist selection and notification will be made the same month. Installation will be in the summer of 2022.

The El Paso Children’s Museum is a special project of the El Paso Community Foundation and the City of El Paso. It was approved by El Paso voters as part of a Quality of Life Bond election in 2012.

Interested artists should email info@epcmuseum.org for more details. The deadline to request details is Friday, November 13, 2020.

Completed proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. MST Monday, November 30, 2020 to Stephanie Otero, sotero@epcf.org. Artists must cc Karla Salazar at ksalazar@epchildren.org.

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