Street Banner Art Selection

Golden Valley Arts League (GVAL) is seeking artistic submissions for new street banners to highlight the variety and quality of visual arts in our community. Submissions should that have a connection to Golden Valley via residency, recreation, employment, history, schools or subject matter.  All ages are encouraged to participate. 

What type of art works best?

Successful submissions must work well for their intended use as a large-format street banner above our city streets.  It must also be compatible with its context as a public space.   They should be 2D visual art using any medium that can be easily captured and reproduced on a large-format street banner using 4-color reproduction. That includes drawing, painting, photography or film stills, and mixed-media work.   Consideration will be made toward work with strong visual appeal and use of color.

What size are the banners?

Each banner is 96″tall x 26″ wide (8’0″x 2’2″).  Each submission’s use as a banner may require cropping to this size, so the banner may “highlight” the submission, but may not reproduce the full piece.

Can I make something new just for this project?

Yes! We welcome and encourage submissions made especially for this use, size and context.  Please let us know about your approach in the submission form.

How many banners are made?

We plan to create 6 banner designs that will be used in multiple arrangements around downtown Golden Valley. A total of 30 banners using these 6 banner designs will be produced, plus additional indoor-stored banners that replace any damaged from weather or age.

How may the submission be used?

Only those submissions selected for the Street Banner project will be used.  Each submission’s artist retains their copyright of their art.  GVAL and the City of Golden Valley request a license to use the images for the Street Banner project, as well as any promotions or descriptions of the project or its organizers.

Will selected artists be paid for use?

There is no artist honorarium for selected submissions. 

Who makes the decisions?

GVAL will convene a Public Art Panel for this project to select six finalists. These finalists will be announced for a public comment period, after which a recommendation is made to City Council for approval.  The Public Art Panel composition includes interested community members, GVAL leaders and City staff.

Who is funding this project?

The printing of the finished street banners is paid for by the City of Golden Valley. GVAL provides the administration of submissions and artist selection, and may provide financial services or support toward the reproduction process.

How will artists be attributed for their work?

Each street banner includes a large space for artist attribution. In addition, the City of Golden Valley website and GVAL website will feature the artists and their work on dedicated web pages and other online communications.  All highlights or descriptions of the art or artist will include artist contact information and website links to further connect the community to the artists.

How long will the banners be displayed on the city streets?

In the past, banners were seasonally rotated.  These banners are intended to be year-round and will be displayed during all seasons. The banners are expected to last up to 5 years, at which time a new round of banners may be created.

What is the submission schedule?

Artist Submission Deadline: 6/30/2017
Public Art Panel curation review: 7/1 – 7/31
Public Input: 7/1-7/31
Public Art Panel Recommendation to City: 8/1/2017
City Council Review: August Council Meeting (TBD)
Design and Printing: September 2017
Reveal and Installation: October 2017

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