Call for Art: City Of Golden Valley Spring and Summer Art Displays


City of Golden Valley

Rotational Art Program
Request For Artists (RFA)

The City of Golden Valley is committed to promoting and integrating arts, culture, and community aesthetics. Featuring public art in Brookview and City Hall gives local and regional artists an opportunity to display, and by the artist’s choice, sell, their artwork in a location visible to the community and visitors.

The City of Golden Valley invites artist to submit proposals for the rotational art display at Brookview and City Hall.

Display Process
Art will be displayed in both buildings in rotating “terms” (generally three months each). The City will send RFAs to the art community and art facilitator groups twice a year and select art in advance for each term of the next year. The City of Golden Valley will have the right to advertise the name and work of the artist and photograph the art for advertising and promotional purposes. The City of Golden Valley will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork.

2020 Display Rotations

  • Spring: March 11–June 10, 2020
  • Summer: June 12–Sept 9, 2020

Spring and Summer RFAs will be announced Oct 7, 2019; submission deadline is Nov 8, 2019

Artwork Criteria
All submitted art must:

  • be created by a local or regional artist
  • not be offensive or condescending towards any race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation
  • not be used to promote or oppose political views
  • meet specifications for available display space at Brookview and City Hall
    • 2D art will be displayed on an aluminum wall hanging system and may be a single piece or multiple pieces, framed or textile
      • Brookview’s total wall space is 84’ wide by approximately 8’ tall is divided into two areas (20’ x 7’6”, 44’ x 8’, and 20’ x 7’6”)
      • City Hall’s total wall space of 28’ wide by approximately 8‘ tall is divided into three areas (12’ x 8’, 12’ x 8’, and 4’ x 8’)
    • 3-D art will be displayed in up to 14 enclosed and secured 23” x 24” x 24” vitrine pedestals on the lower and upper levels of Brookview

Artist Responsibilities
Artists will not receive a fee for displaying art. Artists are responsible for:

  • submitting proposals through the RFA process for review by the City’s Art Selection Committee
  • understanding criteria for displaying artwork outlined in the RFA
  • coordinating installation and removal of art with City on the specified dates and times
  • pricing artwork and providing contact information for patrons
  • handling all sales transactions, including a 10 percent commission charge for art sold while on display
  • ensuring sold artwork remains in the exhibit until the exhibition ends or replacing it with a new original piece

City Responsibilities
The City is responsible for:

  • distributing the RFA twice a year to the art community and art facilitator groups
  • handling waivers, agreements, and scheduling

Submittal Process
When submitting art for consideration, artists must:

  • read, complete, and sign the City’s Rotational Art Application and Agreement
  • provide photos or images of artwork
  • send completed materials by email only to Brian Erickson, recreation supervisor, at [email protected]

Deadline to apply for the Summer and Winter rotations is Friday, Nov 8, 2019.

Selection Process
The City’s Art Selection Committee will make selections and notify selected artists by early December for the next two display rotations. Selection will be based on completed RFA and appropriate art content for Brookview and City Hall. 

Key Dates

  • RFA announced: Oct 7, 2019
  • Deadline for submission: Nov 8, 2019
  • Committee review and selection: Late November
  • Artist selection and notification: Early December
  • Set up for Spring Rotation (March 11–June 10, 2020): March 10, 2020
  • Removal for Spring Rotation: June 11, 2020
  • Set up for Summer Rotation (June 12–Sept 9, 2020): June 11, 2020
  • Removal for Summer Rotation: Sept 10, 2020

More Information
For more information about the City of Golden Valley or Brookview, please visit If you have specific questions, please contact [email protected]

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Oct 9th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Nov 8th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists