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Call For Artists - G.R. Cress Bird Bath Fund

Project Details

The Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission is seeking artists to design, build, and install artistic bird baths in Redwood City. Yes, bird baths! The bird bath theme is open to interpretation and can range from traditional fountains to large scale contemporary installations, with a focus on creativity. This can include, but is not limited to, artists who work with concrete, stone, mosaics, metal, glass, light, sound, and mixed media. The artwork can be of any scale, but must provide water to birds. Sites for the works will be presented to particular artists based on the submission.

Artist Eligibility & Deadlines

Open to all artists. Submissions must be received no later than October 1st, 2007 to be considered for projects funded in 2008.

Selection Process

The public art subcommittee of the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission will review submissions and recommend particular works to be approved by the Civic Cultural Commission and appropriate Redwood City departments. Artists who are selected will then enter into an agreement with Redwood City for fabrication and ownership of the artwork. Honorariums will be awarded to artists whose works are selected and approved.

Submission Requirements

To be considered, please send the following:

  • A letter of intent which includes project details, sketches, site requirements, estimated costs, and expected maintenance.
  • A resume of artistic accomplishments highlighting experience with site-specific work and public art commissions.

Soft copies are preferred and can be emailed to publicart (at)

Hard copies can be mailed to:

Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission
Public Art Subcommittee
1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061

Submissions for this project will not be returned.

This project is being funded through the estate of G.R. Cress, a Redwood City resident and bird enthusiast.



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