Call to Artists RFQ for Jester Park Nature Center

September 12, 2017  |   Call to Artists,   Initiatives
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Des Moines, Iowa: The Polk County Conservation Public Arts Committee invites artists to submit an application to create an outdoor entrance artwork for the entrance of the new Jester Park Nature Center. The selected artist’s piece shall be displayed at the entrance to the Nature Center. This call to artists provides an opportunity for artists to submit their Curriculum Vitae and professional references and examples of relevant works of art and public art projects. A selection panel will choose up to five artists for the concept design phase.

The Nature Center is currently under construction with a grand opening date projected for late Summer 2018.

The Jester Park Nature Center will serve as one of Iowa’s leading nature centers as well as a gateway to experience Iowa’s natural environment. It will serve as a focal point within the community where recreation, education, tourism and conservation efforts all intersect into one goal – to protect, preserve and promote the landscape in which we live, work and play.

The deadline for artist’s submission of qualifications is 12:00:00 midnight CST on Friday, 22 Sept 2017. The Call for Artists is now online on the Polk County Conservation Website at