City of Stillwater and Stillwater Arts and Humanities Council accepting RFPs for a new sculpture

Media Release

The Stillwater Arts & Humanities Council and the City of Stillwater are seeking artists to submit sculpture designs for a public art display at the northeast corner of 6th Street and Western Avenue.

The artwork chosen for this corner will serve as the catalyst for a larger, more comprehensive initiative called the Gateway Project. The Gateway Project includes the identification and implementation of gateway signs, district boundaries, wayfinding, and public art.  

“The selected sculpture will welcome everyone into the heart of Stillwater and become a defining element within the community,” said Rebecca Brienen, President of the Arts & Humanities Council of Stillwater. “We encourage artists to come forward with creative ideas that capture the spirit of our community.” 

About the Design Site

·         Well-traveled entrance into Stillwater

·         Current signage will be removed

·         This area will potentially be a part of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation upgrades in which Highway 51 will be resurfaced and reconfigured

·         The expected time frame for the upgrades is 3-5 years and a portion of the land may be used for a right turning lane

The Stillwater Arts & Humanities Council, with the help of some sculpture search committee members, has committed to raising $40,000 to $50,000 to fund the project.

Download the Official Artist Request for Proposal to view design and submission criteria. Submissions are due by Sunday, August 1.