El Monte and South El Monte have some really great public spaces and transit, but very few permanent public art installations. In the near future SEM/El Monte residents will be able to enjoy four new art pieces. Can’t wait to see them. For more info, check out Metro’s Public Art Call:
Metro is seeking four artists for El Monte Station.
The two-level El Monte Station opened in 2012, and is located at the corner of Santa Anita Avenue and Ramona Boulevard in the City of El Monte, 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The station provides transit service on numerous lines for Metro, Foothill Transit, LAX FlyAway airport shuttle and Greyhound and serves over 18,000 customers a day. A bus rapid transit service, the Silver Line, is the only transit service that connects to all Metro Rail lines.
Artwork opportunities have been identified for the concourse level walls at each of the station’s four transit bays. Artwork will be translated onto powder-coated aluminum panels using an ink sublimation process. The artist fee will be $10,000.
Deadline for submittals (delivery, not postmark!) is 5:00 pm PST on Monday May 6, 2013.
Submittals may be delivered by hand or by mail only. Electronic submittals will not be reviewed.
Please note eligibility includes artists who live and work in the United States with the exception of artists currently under contract for Metro stations, or who have completed a permanent Metro Art commission within the past 3 years. Employees, contractors and members of transit authorities constructing rail and bus lines for Metro are ineligible.
For complete details and information regarding submittal requirements, visit www.metro.net/artand click on “Artist Opportunities” to download the full Call to Artists.