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Monday, July 30th, 2007
City of Corpus Christi Calls on Artists for New Work
The Corpus Christi Arts and Cultural Commission is extending a call to South Texas artists to design and create a work of art for the grounds of a new fire station on the city's Southside.

Artists should submit a design proposal to the commission  postmarked no later than Aug. 29. The deadline, originally set for July 18, has been extended to encourage more entries.

"We just didn't get what we were looking for," said Joe Pena, public arts manager. Artwork submissions for the Parkdale Branch Library, also part of the original call, remain in the selection process, but no new bids are being accepted for that project. "The panel is trying to narrow it down," Pena said. "It's basically between two artists."

If selected, the artist will design, create, transport and install either a free-standing or wall-mounted work of art with a $12,375 budget to cover all costs. The panel requires durable artwork that is able to withstand exposure to high winds, heat, sun, salt and rain and will be expected to last at least 20 years. "We encourage everyone to apply," Pena said.

Questions about artist eligibility and artwork qualifications can be found on the city's website at or by calling Pena at 826-3414.

Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Saturday July 28, 2007.