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Texas Tech University System

  • CATEGORY Public Art
  • LOCATION Amarillo, TX
  • DATE AUGUST 03, 2016
  • JOB TYPE Consultant/Contract
  • COMPENSATION Budget is $89,500
  • POSITION LEVEL Consultant/Freelance
Project Summary:

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a site-specific interior floor mural to be placed down a corridor of the new Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo. Construction of the new facility will be completed by September 2017.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo offers the latest in educational opportunities that provide the real-world experience necessary to understand and meet the challenges of the health care industry. Currently, the campus houses a School of Nursing, a School of Pharmacy, a School of Health Professions, and a School of Medicine. The Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center will be the primary educational facility for teaching hospital and clinical simulations to medical and nursing school students. The art for this project will be placed in a main hallway corridor of the building.
Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand daily foot-traffic of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the Center. Ideal submissions should be visible as people enter the building and help to serve as an icon for the Center.
This piece should keep in mind the art and science behind healing. Submitting artists should also keep in mind that this is a collaborative space, involving many disciplines; one specific medical theme would not be relevant.
Among relevant concepts to consider are the heritage of the Amarillo community, including the ranching history of nearby inhabitants such as Charles Goodnight, and also the native wildlife and land around the community, such as Palo Duro Canyon, the beautiful sunsets, and expansive and oftentimes windy landscape. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

Artists should attempt to create a design that speaks to the teamwork involved in this building; this building will bring together all disciplines to work and learn together.
In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in the RFQ. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo Campus
Deadline: September 14, 2016 at 3 p.m. (central)
Apply online here: http://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=1004
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