Ideas Competition: PIPELINE
Deadline: Nov. 21, 2014, 5 pm EST
Site Visit: Sat. Sept. 13, 10 am
Dazzle us with your creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating or bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture. One winning entry will receive $1,000.
The project will celebrate the quirky anomalies and rich history of the abandoned state mental hospital in Medfield, MA. The goal is to bring the winning idea to life and connect residents and visitors to the new park, hiking trails, river vistas, and history of the area.
Click Inventory for pump images and dimensions. Note: this does not include all components, and designs are not limited to these materials.
Eligibility: Open to anyone anywhere. Teams are encouraged to include an artist, architect and/or a design professional.
Selection Criteria: • innovation and originality of ideas • potential for implementation • creative choice and re-use of materials • safety and feasibility • artist qualifications and professionalism • appropriateness to site(s) • maintenance requirements
To Apply Email a one-page idea proposal and a one-page visual description or image, with no name or identifying information in PDF format. Label your files LastName_Idea or Visual. Include a resume/CV (jury review only) to JeanMineo@aol.com before 5 pm EST on Nov. 21, 2014.
For More Information Join us on a walking tour of the site, see the pumps, and re-imagine the new park area on Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 10 am. 45 Hospital Road, Medfield MA. Wear sturdy shoes and bug spray! Or if you cannot join us for the tour, click here for the garden plan. Click here for more history about the Hospital.
Sept. 1: Call for Ideas
Sept. 13: Walking Tour
Nov. 21: Deadline
Dec. 1 – 31: Display at Medfield Library and at MedfieldCulture.org
Jan. 16: Notification
Feb.: Budget and Conservator review
2015: Fund raising
2016: Fabrication and installation
Questions? Email JeanMineo@aol.com
Generous support provided by
Art in Public Places is an initiative of the non-profit Medfield Foundation, Inc. to enhance Medfield’s public spaces through temporary or permanent art works, installations or programs. Applicants agree that Art in Public Places has the right to display and use submitted text and images for educational, promotional and publicity purposes. Art in Public Places reserves the right to accept one or more submittals or reject any or all submittals received in response to this Call and to waive informalities and irregularities in the proposals received.