The Selection Committee shall meet to consider the particular needs of the Project including budget, suitable art forms, appropriate locations, and method of artist/artwork selection.
The Selection Committee may use any of the following methods for selection of Works of Art for a Project:
Open Competition: A prospectus will be prepared by the Oregon Arts Commission with the approval of the Selection Committee and will be made broadly available to artists. Artists will be asked to submit images or other materials to the Commission. The Selection Committee may commission new work and also may purchase available work.
Two-stage competition. An open competition may occur in two stages whereby a limited number of finalists selected from the first stage of competition will be asked to submit more detailed proposals. Each of the finalists may enter into a contract with the Contracting Agency that provides for payment of a professional fee for preparation of a detailed proposal or consultation interview. The Oregon Arts Commission or Selection Committee may recommend the amount of the professional fee.
Prequalified Artist Roster: The Selection Committee may interview or commission proposals from one or more artists on the Prequalified Artist Roster, or may make direction selection(s) from the Roster.
Nominated Pool: The Selection Committee may designate an informal panel of arts professionals to nominate artists appropriate for consideration for the Project. The resulting pool will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.
The Public Art Advisory Committee may designate an informal panel of arts professionals to nominate artists appropriate for consideration to the State of Oregon Art Collection. The resulting pool(s) may be reviewed by individual Selection Committees.
Limited Competition: In cases when, in the judgment of the Oregon Arts Commission, it is not feasible to conduct an open competition for a specific Work of Art, the Oregon Arts Commission will initiate a Limited Competition by inviting several artists to submit materials to the Selection Committee. If detailed proposals or consultation interviews are requested, each artist will be paid a professional fee for preparation of the detailed proposal or consultation interview. The Oregon Arts Commission or Selection Committee may recommend the amount of the professional fee.
Direct Selection: When budget constraints or construction schedules are such that the Selection Committee determines that an open competition cannot be held, Direct Selection of the artist(s) or completed work will be made by the Selection Committee.