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WV Supreme Court wants art for new learning center

Grant funding available for two pieces of art; Call out for local artists

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is working
with Charleston Creative Connections to commission two pieces of art for a West
Virginia Judicial Learning Center being developed at the West Virginia Capitol.

This art project is funded through grant funds from the Greater Kanawha Valley
Foundation, so this opportunity is open only to artists in the Kanawha Valley area.
Interested artists must apply by completing the application found HERE.

The artwork will be located in hallways near the Supreme Court of Appeals courtroom.
Each piece must be appropriate for exhibition indoors and approximately 60″ wide x 42″
tall. The artwork must be court-centric and appropriate for all ages.

The primary target audience for the West Virginia Judicial Learning Center is school-aged
children, but the center will be open and available to all visitors to the Capitol. The learning
center will provide an interactive environment to promote education about important legal
concepts, careers within the judicial branch, and a basic introduction into the structure of the
state court system RFQ documents must be submitted by Friday, June 23.

Up to three semi-finalists will be notified July 11 and will be paid $200 each to prepare a design/drawing of their proposed artwork to be created for this project. Designs are due August 21.

The West Virginia Judicial Learning Center Project Committee will recommend two finalists
to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia for approval. Finalists will be notified
September 18.

Two artists will be awarded a commission of $2,200 to create their proposed artwork. That
amount includes all artist fees, materials and transportation and delivery of the completed
artwork to the learning center by November 8. An on-site contractor will install the artwork
under the guidance of the artist.