September 3, 2009
Call for Artists Announced for Alexandria Police Memorial
- The City of Alexandria seeks a public art commission for the Alexandria Police Department headquarters, currently under construction.
- The deadline for responses to the Request for Qualifications is October 30, 2009.
The City of Alexandria is announcing a Call for Artists for the Alexandria Police Memorial, which will be located at the Alexandria Police Department headquarters. The headquarters is currently under construction at 3534 Wheeler Ave. The anticipated installation date of the Alexandria Police Memorial is summer 2011. The City is conducting a search for qualified applicants through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
The purpose of the project is to recognize the service of Alexandria Police Officers to their community. The artwork will focus on the honor, integrity and sacrifice of Alexandria’s fallen officers, both past and future, and will convey a message of honor, appreciation and remembrance, rather than one of loss and sorrow. The Memorial will also provide an appropriate site for ceremonial activities of the Alexandria Police Department and the City.
Artists or design teams interested in responding to the RFQ are encouraged to register with the City of Alexandria's e-procure system at eprocure.alexandriava.gov/bso. Applications may be submitted online, by postal mail or in person. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2009, at 4 p.m. EDT. Three finalists will each receive an honorarium of $2,000 to submit a complete proposal. Please refer to the RFQ and the Alexandria Police Memorial Web site at www.alexandriava.gov/arts for complete details.
All inquires regarding the RFQ should be directed to Dominic Lackey, City of Alexandria Procurement Department by sending a fax to 703.838.6493 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the solicitation number and title on the fax or e-mail.
The Alexandria Police Foundation is assisting in the effort to raise private funds to construct the Memorial. To contribute to the Alexandria Police Memorial, please send your check in any amount to: Alexandria Police Foundation – Police Memorial, c/o Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co., Attention: C.K. Collum, Jr., Treasurer, P.O. Box 268, Alexandria, VA 22313. Checks should be payable to the Alexandria Police Foundation.