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CITY OF SHELTON TRAFFIC BOX WRAP PROJECT

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CITY OF SHELTON TRAFFIC BOX WRAP PROJECT

City of Shelton Traffic Box Wrap Project

The City of Shelton is seeking artists to transform the traffic signal cabinets throughout the community into colorful works of art. Traffic signal cabinets – the grey metal structures located at every signalized intersection – are vulnerable to graffiti and vandalism. This project will utilize a public art application to address community blight and enhance the visual landscape. Artwork will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the three traffic box cabinets in the City of Shelton.

A public vote on all qualifying submissions will take place  October 15th - 26th via Survey Monkey on the City’s Facebook page. The Shelton Arts Commission will review the top three selections prior to final approval by the Shelton City Council.

TIMELINE

Announcement of Call to Artists

September 28, 2018

Applications due from artists by 5:00 PM

October 12, 2018

Public Vote

October 15th – 26th

Art Commission Jury

Week of Oct. 29th – Nov. 2nd

Council Briefing

November 6, 2018

Council Action

November 20, 2018

Installation

Sometime after, dependent on weather


ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists of any age living within Mason County, WA are invited to submit one image of their artwork for consideration to Shelton’s Traffic Box Wrap Project.
  • City of Shelton Staff members, board members, advisory board members, Councilmembers and/or their family members are ineligible to apply.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Application deadline is October 12, 2018.
Artwork submitted must be 1000 pixels wide x 550 pixels tall, less than 1MB file size in JPG format. Each artist may submit ONE image. Please submit artwork to Recreation Coordinator Jordanne Krumpols at Jordanne.krumpols@sheltonwa.gov. Please include “Traffic Box Project” in the subject line.       
     
Traffic Signal Box           

SELECTION CRITERIA & PROCESS

  • Criteria used to select artwork include, but are not limited to: appropriateness of art work to the community, aesthetic quality, site suitability, quality of previous work, and commitment to carrying out the project.
  • A wide range of artwork is acceptable for consideration. Selected works can include images of both 2D and 3D images.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the Shelton Arts Commission prior to final selection by public vote via Survey Monkey on the City’s Facebook page. Final selections will then be presented to the City Council for final approval.
  • Submissions that include advertising or logos, are political, religious, or sexual in nature will not be considered.
  • Artists should bear in mind that the audiences will be broad-based and of all ages. Artwork should be appropriate for display in a public place.
  • Artists verify that any submitted design is their own work and does not violate another’s copyright.
  • Artists understand that if their artwork includes photography of partially or entirely recognizable people, they must provide the City with release statements from all parties.
  • The City of Shelton is committed to the non-discriminatory treatment of all persons in employment and the delivery of goods and services.
  • The City of Shelton reserves the right not to select any artwork at all, and reserves the right to change the process or schedule.
  • All materials must be received by the deadline. Late admissions will not be reviewed or considered. It is recommended that artwork be submitted at least 1-2 business days before the deadline. 
  • Submit artwork to Jordanne.krumpols@sheltonwa.gov. Include “Traffic Box Project” in the subject line.

SELECTED ARTISTS RECEIVE

  • Recognition on the City website
  • Artwork displayed on a traffic box in the City of Shelton for 2-3 years depending on the condition of the piece over time.

SELECTED ARTISTS MUST

  • Provide a final hi-resolution print ready design file of 200 dpi or better.
  • Work with city staff and fabricator to finalize the design for printing. City will provide print and installation of work. By submitting works, artist agrees to grant permission to alter/crop images of work as needed for fitting on each traffic signal box. Following fabrication, all work will be returned to artists.
  • Agree to sign a contract with the City of Shelton regarding the use of each design.
  • Allow permission for the City of Shelton to photograph the works and use photos that may display works for promotional purposes.

CONTACT
City of Shelton, Parks & Recreation Department
Recreation Coordinator Jordanne Krumpols
Jordanne.krumpols@sheltonwa.gov 
360-432-5106