Item 4, Version 2 (09/04/07)
WAYNESVILLE PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
Proposed gifts or purchases are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria. Artists, community groups or individual donors are informed of the importance of these criteria in the Commission’s consideration. The Commission will determine that these issues have been satisfactorily resolved before making a recommendation regarding a proposed piece.
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE. The aesthetic merit and benefit of the proposed piece to the Town’s collection and the community.
REPRESENTATION. Is the artist’s work already well represented in the public spaces in Waynesville?
APPROPRIATENESS. Is the scale, materials and theme of the artwork appropriate.
ORIGINALITY. Artworks must be one-of-a-kind or part of an original series. Reproductions of originals are not considered eligible for acceptance.
RELATIONSHIP TO THE COLLECTION. The Commission is committed to developing a diverse collection of art. The proposed gift must enhance and be compatible with the art collection.
TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY. The realistic ability for the proposed project to be sited, fabricated and installed as proposed. The condition of the artwork will also be carefully considered. Only in rare cases will artwork that requires immediate maintenance or conservation be accepted as gifts.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS. The Commission must review the actual work, if available, or in the case of proposed commissions, scale drawings and/or model(s) consisting of a site plan and elevation describing the following:
Surrounding site conditions, if applicable
Materials and finishes
Electrical, plumbing or other utility requirements
Fabrication and installation methods
Pedestrian and vehicular traffic
Long-term care and maintenance
BUDGET. Cost to manage the project, frame the artwork, conserve the artwork, prepare the site, deliver and/or install the work, funds for signage/recognition and any other cost should be disclosed by the donor in the budget. The Commission will determine if the costs are accurate and acceptable, if the donor has clearly delineated responsibility for all costs associated with the project, and if there are financial obligations incumbent upon the Commission.
TIMELINE. Expected timeline for donation should be proposed by the donor. The Commission will determine if the proposed timeline is acceptable.
DURABILITY. Expected lifetime of the artwork, especially if the work will be sited outdoors or in a non-archival exhibition setting.
WARRANTY. In cases of commissioned works, the donor agrees to be responsible for a warranty period of one (1) year from the date of final installation of the artwork to ensure the integrity of the materials, fabrication and installation of the artwork are as proposed.
VANDALISM AND SAFETY.The artwork should not be prone to vandalism or pose a safety hazard. Precautions against vandalism, specifically against graffiti, will be taken by the Donor.
MAINTENANCE AND PRESERVATION. Donor shall agree to provide a technical and maintenance record including a plan for routine care with estimated costs. The donor must indicate if there are any unusual or ongoing costs.
COMMUNITY PROCESS. In the cases of artworks proposed by community groups, artwork proposals must show that their surrounding community has been involved and consulted in the process.