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Current Calls and RFPs Overview

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Call for Art

Northwest Housing Alternative Campus

Kimberly Kent Art Brokerage is accepting submissions for 2-D art for Northwest Housing Alternatives Campus located in
Milwaukie, OR. Artists who have been selected for previous Northwest Housing calls for art and artists from Milwaukie, OR are especially encouraged to apply. 

Northwest Housing Alternatives’ mission is to provide high quality affordable housing to seniors, families, and persons with special needs in order to create further life opportunities. This project is equipped with affordable apartments, The Annie Ross House, a community room, a playground, and support services to residents.  

To submit a proposal, email the following to admin@kentartbroker.com and include NHA Campus in your subject line.

Submission Requirements 

  • A current resume or CV (not required)

  • Please share one paragraph summary on your background, if you have a connection to the project, experience working on similar calls for art, and any other additional relevant information.

  • Up to 10 images of currently available 2-D artwork. All photos, paintings, and other works of art must be original, and the submitting artists must have all rights to the images.

    Images must be titled “Last Name_Art Title” to be considered, example “Kent_Misty Morning” and sent as JPEG, PNG, TIFF or ZIP file. Please do not submit PDF or PPT image files.

  • Image List that includes title of work, medium, framing, dimensions (height, width, thickness), and retail price. Image List can be sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF file.

    Please note retail price is artist net cost (60%, including delivery) + broker commission (40%), example “Kent_Misty Morning” is $500 retail, so artist will make $300 on the sale, so please price accordingly.

    New to pricing artwork? See our helpful PDF and email us admin@kentartbroker.com with any questions.

What We Are Looking For

  • Soothing and pleasing artwork, that expands a variety of interests and styles 

  • Artwork that addresses one or more of the following:

    • Portland everyday life and activities, including scenes of the Portland area

    • Imagery of the Pacific Northwest and the natural environment

    • Honors and represents the diverse, multicultural families

    • Evokes a sense of home and vibrant, healthy, thriving communities

    • Scenes of family life and inspiring healthy lifestyles

Timeline

  • Submissions will be due no later than June 7, 2019

    Apply by emailing admin@kentartbroker and include NHA Campus in your email subject line. If file sizes are large, we accept submissions being sent via ZIP file, Dropbox, or Google Drive. We also accept submissions being sent over multiple emails.

  • Selected artists will be notified by June 15, 2019

  • Artist to deliver art by July 15, 2019

Please read our Artist FAQs for more information on submitting.

For questions please email us at admin@kentartbroker.com

To download a PDF of this call please click here.

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Sculpture Request For Proposal

Nesika Illahee Apartments

Kimberly Kent Art Brokerage is accepting submissions of sculpture for the exterior of the Nesika Illahee Apartments, located in Northeast Portland, OR. Pacific Northwest artists located in Portland and the surrounding area are invited are especially encouraged to apply. Artist must be Native American or include a Native member on their team. Tribal Liaison Phillip Hillaire will be assisting with this RFP.

At Nesika Illahee (meaning “Our Place” in the Chinook language), the mission is to provide high quality affordable housing to the Native American population in Portland through partnerships with Community Development Partners, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI), the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA). The Nesika Illahee property is located in the Cully neighborhood, on land originally inhabited by members of the Native village Neerchokikoo.

This 3-story building with 59 apartments is an unprecedented tribal affordable housing development. It will house a community room, talking rooms, a community garden, and a kitchen with an exterior plaza and seating. Also, provided through the project partners will be onsite, culturally specific services to address the resident’s dental, medical, behavioral health and substance abuse recovery needs.

Portland’s Native community is diverse, vibrant and growing; its growth has outpaced the Portland regional population growth at over 70,000 strong. The Portland urban Native community is represented by over 380 tribes and many are multi-tribal and multi-ethnic. Some are enrolled citizens of local tribes but many are citizens of descendants of more geographically distant tribes.

We are looking for an artist or artist team who can produce an exterior sculpture or sculptures in a small courtyard space. To work with the space, the sculpture should utilize vertical space in the design and should coordinate with the building’s exterior materials of batten, board, and wood panels. The proposed budget for this piece is $25,000. Maximum height is to be determined. Sculpture needs to feature tribal art of this location and region, such as the Oregon, SW Washington and lower Columbia River.

To submit a proposal, email the following to admin@kentartbroker.com and include Nesika Illahee Sculpture RFP in your subject line.

Submission Requirements 

  • A current resume or CV (not required)

  • Brief proposal for this project including a written idea and concept of the piece. A sketch of the idea is highly encouraged.

  • Up to 10 past images of previous and related work. All photos, paintings and other works of art must be original and the submitting artists must have all rights to the images.

    Images must be titled “Last Name_Art Title” to be considered, example “Kent_Misty Morning” and sent as JPEG, PNG, TIFF or ZIP file. Please do not submit PDF or PPT image files.

  • Image List that includes title of work, medium, dimensions, location, and cost of production. Image List can be sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. New to creating Image Lists? See our helpful PDF and email us admin@kentartbroker.com with any questions.

Selection Process

  • Artwork will be selected based on the art committee’s preference for work that includes:

    • Warm and welcoming 

    • Appropriate for Portland and the Pacific Northwest 

    • Utilizes the concept of storytelling within the imagery 

    • Reflective of the Native American culture and spirit

Maquette Details and Timeline

  • Finalists will be chosen from the initial submission to propose a specific design. Finalists will be given a stipend of $500 to submit a proposal packet including:

    • Maquette description of the idea and concept materials needed to create the art, deliver the art, and install the art 

    • All team members names and contact information. Manufacturer information (if required for proposed work).

    • Budget that includes all costs to complete the project. This would include costs such as artist design fee, cost of creation, materials, insurance, delivery, and installation. 

  • Pre-proposal site visit June 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Please RSVP to admin@kentartbroker.com if you would like to be included.

  • Proposal deadline July 8, 2019

  • Finalists will be notified by July 16, 2019

  • Finalist submissions and maquette due by August 12, 2019 

  • Selected Artists/Artist Teams notified by August 26, 2019

  • Installation November 25, 2019 (or as arranged)

By submitting you are stating that you agree with the terms of this call.

Please read our Artist FAQs for more information on submitting.

For questions please email us at admin@kentartbroker.com

To download a PDF of this call please click here.

Exterior Mural Request For Proposal

Nesika Illahee Apartments

Kimberly Kent Art Brokerage is accepting submissions of murals or exterior art for the exterior of the Nesika Illahee Apartments, located in Northeast Portland, OR. Pacific Northwest artists located in Portland and the surrounding area are invited are especially encouraged to apply. Artist must be Native American or include a Native member on their team. Tribal Liaison Phillip Hillaire will be assisting with this RFP.

At Nesika Illahee (meaning “Our Place” in the Chinook language), the mission is to provide high quality affordable housing to the Native American population in Portland through partnerships with Community Development Partners, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI), the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA). The Nesika Illahee property is located in the Cully neighborhood, on land originally inhabited by members of the Native village Neerchokikoo.

This 3-story building with 59 apartments is an unprecedented tribal affordable housing development. It will house a community room, talking rooms, a community garden, and a kitchen with an exterior plaza and seating. Also, provided through the project partners will be onsite, culturally specific services to address the resident’s dental, medical, behavioral health and substance abuse recovery needs.

Portland’s Native community is diverse, vibrant and growing; its growth has outpaced the Portland regional population growth at over 70,000 strong. The Portland urban Native community is represented by over 380 tribes and many are multi-tribal and multi-ethnic. Some are enrolled citizens of local tribes but many are citizens of descendants of more geographically distant tribes.

We are looking for an artist or artist team who can produce an exterior murals or art that can be attached to the facade of the building. To work with the space, the mural should utilize vertical space in the design and should coordinate with the building’s exterior materials of batten, board, and wood panels. The proposed budget for this piece is $12,000 and will require a lift to complete the project. The mural or artwork location will be on the second and third story of the building, with one south face wall, roughly 8’ wide and 22’ tall and an adjacent west facing wall, that is 13’ wide and 22’ tall. These are to read as one mural and feature tribal art of this location and region, such as the Oregon, SW Washington and lower Columbia River.

To submit a proposal, email the following to admin@kentartbroker.com and include Nesika Illahee Exterior Mural RFP in your subject line.

Submission Requirements 

  • A current resume or CV (not required)

  • Brief proposal for this project including a written idea and concept of the piece. Be sure the proposal includes medium, substrate, size, and price. A sketch or illustration of the idea is required.

  • Up to 10 past images of previous and related work. All photos, paintings and other works of art must be original and the submitting artists must have all rights to the images.

    Images must be titled “Last Name_Art Title” to be considered, example “Kent_Misty Morning” and sent as JPEG, PNG, TIFF or ZIP file. Please do not submit PDF or PPT image files.

  • Image List that includes title of work, medium, dimensions, location, and cost of production. Image List can be sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. New to creating Image Lists? See our helpful PDF and email us admin@kentartbroker.com with any questions.

  • Budget for the mural or external artwork that outlines artist time, installation, materials, delivery, and insurance costs.

Selection Process

  • Artwork will be selected based on the art committee’s preference for work that includes:

    • Warm and welcoming 

    • Appropriate for Portland and the Pacific Northwest 

    • Utilizes the concept of storytelling within the imagery 

    • Reflective of the Native American culture and spirit

Timeline

  • Submission deadline July 15, 2019

  • Finalists will be notified by July 16, 2019

  • Selected Artists/Artist Teams notified by August 10, 2019

  • Mural painting or artwork installation will begin after September 9, 2019 (or as arranged)

By submitting you are stating that you agree with the terms of this call.

Please read our Artist FAQs for more information on submitting.

For questions please email us at admin@kentartbroker.com

To download a PDF of this call please click here.

Call for Art

Nesika Illahee Apartments

Kimberly Kent Art Brokerage is accepting submissions for wall hung artwork and one large art piece of the Nesika Illahee Apartments, located in Northeast Portland, OR. Pacific Northwest artists located in Portland and the surrounding area are invited are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Native American artists or artist teams that include a Native member. Tribal Liaison Phillip Hillaire will be assisting with this call for art.

At Nesika Illahee (meaning “Our Place” in the Chinook language), the mission is to provide high quality affordable housing to the Native American population in Portland through partnerships with Community Development Partners, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI), the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA). The Nesika Illahee property is located in the Cully neighborhood, on land originally inhabited by members of the Native village Neerchokikoo.

This 3-story building with 59 apartments is an unprecedented tribal affordable housing development. It will house a community room, talking rooms, a community garden, and a kitchen with an exterior plaza and seating. Also, provided through the project partners will be onsite, culturally specific services to address the resident’s dental, medical, behavioral health and substance abuse recovery needs.

Portland’s Native community is diverse, vibrant and growing; its growth has outpaced the Portland regional population growth at over 70,000 strong. The Portland urban Native community is represented by over 380 tribes and many are multi-tribal and multi-ethnic. Some are enrolled citizens of local tribes but many are citizens of descendants of more geographically distant tribes.

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To submit for the large art piece, email the following to admin@kentartbroker.com and include Nesika Illahee Large Artwork in your subject line.

Large Artwork or Interior Mural Details

One wall space near the lobby of the building suitable for a mural or large piece of art, approximately 15’9’’ wide x 7’8’’ tall

Large Artwork or Interior Mural Submission Requirements

  • A current resume or CV (not required), make sure to mention tribal affiliations if any

  • Brief proposal for this project including a written idea and concept of the piece. A sketch of the idea is highly encouraged.

  • Up to 10 past images of previous and related work. All photos, paintings and other works of art must be original and the submitting artists must have all rights to the images.

    Images must be titled “Last Name_Art Title” to be considered, example “Kent_Misty Morning” and sent as JPEG, PNG, TIFF or ZIP file. Please do not submit PDF or PPT image files.

  • Image List that includes title of work, medium, dimensions, location, and cost of production or price. Image List can be sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. New to creating Image Lists? See our helpful PDF and email us admin@kentartbroker.com with any questions.

Selection Process

  • Artwork will be selected based on the art committee’s preference for work that includes:

    • Warm and welcoming 

    • Appropriate for Portland and the Pacific Northwest 

    • Utilizes the concept of storytelling within the imagery 

    • Reflective of the Native American culture and spirit

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To submit for the wall hung artwork, email the following to admin@kentartbroker.com and include Nesika Illahee Call for Art in your subject line.

Wall Hung Artwork Details

Several locations of various sizes in common areas and corridors will display art from the local community of Native American artists.  Work should be two-dimensional or low-profile relief; a variety of media will be considered.

Wall Hung Artwork Submission Requirements

  • A current resume or CV (not required), make sure to mention tribal affiliations if any

  • Please share one paragraph summary on your background, if you have a connection to the project, experience working on similar calls for art, and any other additional relevant information.

  • Up to 10 images of currently available 2-D artwork. All photos, paintings, and other works of art must be original, and the submitting artists must have all rights to the images.

    Images must be titled “Last Name_Art Title” to be considered, example “Kent_Misty Morning” and sent as JPEG, PNG, TIFF or ZIP file. Please do not submit PDF or PPT image files.

  • Image List that includes title of work, medium, framing, dimensions (height, width, thickness), and retail price. Image List can be sent as a Microsoft Word or PDF file.

    Please note retail price is artist net cost (60%, including delivery) + broker commission (40%), example “Kent_Misty Morning” is $500 retail, so artist will make $300 on the sale, so please price accordingly.

    New to pricing artwork? See our helpful PDF and email us admin@kentartbroker.com with any questions.

Selection Process

  • Artwork will be selected based on the art committee’s preference for work that includes:

    • Warm and welcoming 

    • Appropriate for Portland and the Pacific Northwest 

    • Utilizes the concept of storytelling within the imagery 

    • Reflective of the Native American culture and spirit

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Wall Hung and Large Artwork or Interior Mural Timeline

  • Submissions deadline is September 25, 2019

  • Selected artists will be notified by October 7, 2019

  • Artwork should plan to deliver selected works to the project site on or about November 8, 2019     

By submitting you are stating that you agree with the terms of this call.

Please read our Artist FAQs for more information on submitting.

For questions please email us at admin@kentartbroker.com

To download a PDF of this call please click here.