The Maine Arts Commission is making a call to all artists living in Maine to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Piscataquis County Courthouse in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. The total project budget is $13,890 and the submission deadline is 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
The Percent for Art law in Maine reserves one percent of the construction funds for all state-funded building projects to provide artwork for the public areas of these buildings and /or their exterior renovations and additions.
BACKGROUND: Dover-Foxcroft is the shire town, or county seat, of Piscataquis County, as well as its largest town. As the name implies, Dover-Foxcroft originally was two towns, Dover and Foxcroft, which were separated by the Piscataquis River. In 1922 the two merged into one town. The District Court and Superior Court of Piscataquis County are located in adjacent buildings. The original building, site of the Superior Court, is undergoing renovations. The area under consideration for artwork is part of an addition and complete renovation of the court’s space.
The selection committee is seeking artists to submit proposals that are appropriate both for the court and the people it serves in the community. Although you are invited to do so, no specific theme or narrative of the town or region's history, geography or other references is necessary.
If you have questions about the architectural elements, the architect representative for this project is Mark Carter who can be contacted via e-mail at: email@example.com. A site plan of the proposed site location can be found using the links provided below.