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Arts at Erlanger-Sculpture 

Erlanger Health System announces a call to artists for a significant public hanging sculpture to be located in the lobby of the Erlanger Cancer Institute at the Baroness Campus, 975 East Third Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee. The sculpture will have a major impact on the Erlanger Cancer Institute Lobby as well as the main floor of the hospital. This highly visible location demands a hanging sculpture that is both inspiring and healing.  The total budget for the sculpture will depend on the materials and artist chosen but may not exceed $40,000.

Interested artists are encouraged to submit a letter indicating their interest. Please include resumes, examples of previous projects and other qualifications to create a piece that is suspended from the ceiling in a public space. The artist must live and work in the area that Erlanger serves (about a 75 mile radius from the downtown campus in Chattanooga, TN including parts of Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina).

The sculpture cannot exceed 600 pounds. It will be suspended from the ceiling in a double height space and may be attached at several points via steel hooks. Interested artists are welcome to attend an informational meeting and tour on November 14th at 3pm or November 27th at 10am. Meet at the Starbucks in the Erlanger medical mall. If unable to attend at one of these times, please contact Katharine.toledano@erlanger.org if you would like to visit the site. A site visit is not required to submit a letter of interest.

After the initial letters of interest have been submitted, several sculptors may be chosen to make more detailed proposals. These proposals may be compensated by a small stipend. Details to follow. The sculpture should be able to be fabricated and installed by May 1, 2019.

Deadline for letter of interest: December 10, 2018. Letters of interest, examples of previous work in photographic form and qualifications should be addressed to Arts at Erlanger c/o Katharine Toledano at the above email address or to Spiritual Care attn.: Katharine Toledano 975 East Third Street Chattanooga, TN 37403. They may also be hand- delivered. Please make sure your materials arrive by December 10th.

Any questions may be addressed to Katharine Toledano at the email above or by telephone at 423-778-5030.

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