A beautiful site on the San Bernardino County Civic Campus, with sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains, has been selected by the Committee as the site for the memorial. The Committee is seeking to commission an artist to create the site-specific artwork. According to the Memorial Committee’s mission statement, the artwork will:
Permanently honor and celebrate the innocent souls taken from us by a brutal and cowardly act of terror on December 2, 2015 and provide enduring recognition of the County employees who witnessed the attack, many of whom were physically injured and all of whom were spiritually wounded.
Acknowledge those who bravely and selflessly provided protection, comfort, and support to the loved ones of those who were lost, the wounded, our San Bernardino County Government Family, and our county community on the day of the attack and in the days, weeks, and months that followed.
Ensure that our efforts focus on life, love, peace, tolerance, and San Bernardino County historic and enduring tradition of strength, determination, and resiliency.
To achieve these goals, the County has initiated an invitational call for submittals from interested artists.
Criteria for Submittals
The call is open to everyone. Artists or their representatives are asked to submit documentation of the following five items:
A statement of interest
Examples of past projects or artwork
Three professional references
Availability to start the project in January 2019
Submittals should consider the semi-arid environment of the County, the state-wide goal of water conservation, public safety and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility.
Materials can be submitted online through Slideroom at https://community-arts.slideroom.com. Alternately, submittals can be mailed to:
Community Arts, Inc.
15 Douglass Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
The County is not obligated to pay any costs incurred by artists in the preparation of the initial submittal and all participants agree that all costs incurred in developing the initial submittal are the artist’s responsibility.
Criteria for Selection
Submittals will be evaluated based upon:
Examples of past work
Suitability of materials
Past experience or the ability to team with experienced architects and engineers
Evidence of the artist or team completing past projects on time and within budget
Submittals of interest from artists and architects begin May 14, 2018 and are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 16, 2018, through Slideroom at https://community-arts.slideroom.com.
In early September, five artists will be chosen from the submissions. The selected artists will be commissioned to develop and submit detailed proposals and maquettes for which they will be paid $5,000. Based on the criteria established by the Committee and advisory team, a finalist will be chosen by the end of 2018.
This Invitational Call for Submittals does not commit the County to award a contract. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals if it is in the best interest of the County to do so. The County also reserves the right to terminate this process at any time.