Art Commission for the Fuller Forum

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Fuller Forum Art Commission: Request For Qualifications

Fuller Theological Seminary in partnership with the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts is seeking to select an artist to create an original piece of art in response to Fuller Theological Seminary’s annual spring conference, the Fuller Forum. The artist is to create a single piece or series of pieces to be installed specifically at the Fuller Pasadena campus. This work is to be an artistic response to the overarching theme of the Fuller Forum. The projected completion date for the installation is by mid-April 2015.

There are various places for this work to be installed. The commissioned artist will be invited to visit to campus with the understanding that they will consider all possible sites in consideration of site-specific work. After this initial visit, the commissioned artist will create a more specific proposal(s) based on the locations on campus they have selected.

The medium and materials used will be determined by the following factors: 1) artist’s chosen medium, 2) chosen locale – site specific, 3) budget for materials

Fuller Theological Seminary in concert with the commissioned artist will determine if this is to be a temporary or permanent installation. If temporary, the length of stay for the work in its original locale will be determined in conversation with the artist as this may possibly affect the materials used in the work.

An honorarium of $3000.00 will be paid to the artist upon completion and installation of the work. In addition to an honorarium, the artist will be reimbursed for the cost of materials up to, but no more than $1500.00. If travel is necessary, the artist will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses related to the installation and participation in the Fuller Forum.

Fuller Theological Seminary will retain the rights to use the artwork in our newsletters, website, and other marketing materials promoting the institution. In addition, Fuller Theological Seminary retains the rights to launch a publicity campaign with photos and/or video of the art installation and the artist.

Finally, the artist will be asked to attend and participate in the Fuller Forum on April 30-May 2, 2015 and will be compensated for their time with an additional honorarium.

The deadline to respond to the Request for Qualification is January 16, 2015

Submissions are to be sent to:
Electronic submissions are to be emailed to naterisdon@fuller.edu
Mail: The Brehm Center/ 135 N. Oakland Avenue/ Pasadena, CA 91182

RESPONSE MATERIALS
To be considered for this project, send the following information electronically or my mail, no later than 5:00 pm on January 16, 2015:

  • Cover letter describing interest in the project and ability to complete the project
  • Resume
  • Photos of work
  • 3-5 examples of existing work – do not submit concepts at this time.
  • Describe proposed artwork size and medium. Please limit this description to no more than 100 words.

ABOUT THE EVENT
The Fuller Forum 2015: Justice, Grace, and the Mission of God
In today’s complex political, socioeconomic, and judicial landscape, how do we balance grace, justice, and the rule of law?

Walter Brueggeman, one of the most highly respected biblical scholars of our time, will join Fuller faculty to draw insights for us from theology, missiology, and psychology—and lead us through three days of stimulating discussion.

ABOUT WALTER BRUEGGEMAN
Walter Brueggemann is one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. He is the author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles. He continues to be a highly sought-after speaker.
Brueggemann has served as faculty at Eden Theological Seminary (1961-1986) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1986-2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia.

Brueggemann’s primary method with the text is rhetorical criticism. Words matter to Brueggemann, and one can tell that by listening to him speak, as he grapples with and delves into particularly theologically significant words. His magnum opus, Theology of the Old Testament (1997), is a rhetorical-critical look at the Old Testament through the lenses of “testimony, dispute, and advocacy.”

Many have come to know Brueggemann through his book The Prophetic Imagination, originally published in 1978. His best-known work, however, may be Message of the Psalms. Numerous church leaders have used this work as a new way of organizing and processing the Psalms. He has been writing about the Psalms since 1982, and he continues to this day, with a commentary published in 2014.

Church leaders find a friend in Brueggemann, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. His work inspires, energizes, and convicts, and he always makes time to interact personally with those to whom he speaks at large events.

For more information visit: http://fuller.edu/fuller-forum/

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