Creating the Standard - Request for Qualifications
Question: Is this RFQ open to groups in addition to individual artists? We are a small nonprofit which works with teens to do art projects.
Answer: Submissions from artist teams are welcome. One portfolio per team may be submitted, subject to the instructions outlined in the RFQ.
Question: I am a tapestry artist and would be interested in doing a series of tapestries with themes related to the section of the library where they are located (e.g., literary, scientific, historical, etc.), but it would be impossible for me to execute these within the timeframe provided, as one tapestry can take me as much as four months. I am presuming that this disqualifies me from applying, but I wanted to make sure.
Answer: Yes, the timeline would be difficult given your medium and technique. However, I'm sure the committee would still like to see your portfolio.
Question: Can I submit my portfolio via my website rather than .pdf? Each piece on the site is labeled with the year of completion, size, and material, often with context images. The work is also sortable in regard to commissioned work, painting, drawing, figure, etc.
Answer: Submitting your images via a website is acceptable. However, you will still be required to submit a separate image list and meet the portfolio size limitation. The web address you direct us to may have no more than 12 images, as outlined in the RFQ.
Question: I have reviewed the plans as posted on the site, but do not see the specific measurements of the columns. Is it possible to learn the dimensions of the columns, specifically the circumference?
Answer: Regarding the artists' question regarding the columns at East Branch – The concrete structural columns in the library will be wrapped with a round aluminum column cover. The diameter of the round column cover is 2'- 6" ...and the height of the columns (in the open public areas of the library is approximately 15' - 6" tall. The column covers are 2-piece pre-finished aluminum column cover – see info below. The would be something similar to the Centria – Series 100 column covers on the website below: