Artist: Brad Dinwoodie / Carver: Doug Morrison

What is Public Art?

Public art is defined as original artworks of permanent or temporary nature, often developed by or with direct input from an artist, placed in publicly-accessible locations for the benefit of the public.  It may also include installations owned and controlled by the City on non-municipal property, where the City has entered into an agreement with the property owner for the care and maintenance of the installation. 

Public art media may include, but is not limited to:

  • sculpture in any material or combination of materials;
  • artworks in any form including mobile, kinetic or electronic;
  • murals, fiber works, glass and/or mosaic installations;
  • fountains or water features;
  • hard or soft landscape elements that contribute aessthetically to their surroundings;
  • special decorative engineering or architectural features and elements added to such structures as: walkways, entrances, arbors and trellises, fencing, benches or platforms, windows, walls, floors or ceilings, in areas that are publicly accessible.

Public art can be found in libraries, community centres, along nature trails and in parks or shopping plazas.  It can create gateways or animate streetscapes.  Public art has the ability to address social issues, celebrate community or cultural identity and heritage and so much  more.

Find out about the public art pieces in Pitt Meadows by viewing our collection.   Each piece is an original, one-of-a-kind work that is specifically created to reflect and express Pitt Meadows' local heritage, culture and environment. 

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Participate and Enjoy the Latest in Public Art in Pitt Meadows
BC Hydro Box Community Beautification Project

Background
The projects aim is to enhance public space and articulate Pitt Meadows unique community culture, while honoring the traditional territory of Katzie First Nation.

This is a chance for Pitt Meadows artists to take part in the beautification of and provide artistic expression in Pitt Meadows.

Eligibility
This call was open to Pitt Meadows residents only.  All ages and artists in any media are encouraged to submit Hydro box design proposals including photographs, digital designs or paintings.

Chosen artists will have their work produced and installed as a wrap on a BC Hydro box with their name printed with their artwork on the wrap as well as each artist and their designs will be recognized on the City’s website, Facebook and Instagram page.

Examples of Art Wraps:

         

Artist Fee: There are no honorariums offered as part of this program however the artists name will be printed with their artwork on the wrap as well as each artist and their designs will be recognized on the City’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages. Installation costs will be paid by the City of Pitt Meadows in partnership with BC Hydro Beautification Program.

Eligibility:  Artists must be a resident of the City of Pitt Meadows.

Installation: Fall 2018

Artist Responsibilities:  The selected artists will be responsible for providing final artwork files in print ready format at 300 dpi in .jpg or .tiff format.  Artists will be responsible for editing the design to the City’s satisfaction, and ensuring the design meets the guidelines provided.

Design Guidelines and Considerations
Designs should be influenced by the uniqueness of Pitt Meadows, “The Natural Place”.  Our area’s history, culture, community, landscape, nature, wildlife and more are welcome themes, as well as First Nations submissions including traditional themes and designs.   

  • Minimum requirements for photographic or digital images are 300dpi as they need to be blown up quite large.  Photo digital format should be .jpg or .tiff.
  • Please keep in mind that due to the three dimensional nature of the Hydro Box your image will have to warp around all five sides (four side panels and one top panel.) and some changes to the design may be required to accommodate site specific requirements.  The artists will be expected to work with City staff and the City’s printing contractor to facilitate the final artwork.
  • Artists should keep in mind that busier designs are more successful in deterring graffiti and vandalism, while open spaces in the design are often targets for unwanted tagging.
  • Designs must be your original and may not include any breach of intellectual property, trademarks, or brands.
  • Designs may not include any logos, credits, advertising, or offensive material.
  • Artists should be aware that some changes to the design may be required to accommodate site specific requirements.
  • The completed art wrap will be placed on equipment that may be repaired or replaced without notice.  While the City of Pitt Meadows will aim to remove any graffiti or vandalism, deterioration may occur and the City of Pitt Meadows cannot guarantee that the wrap will be restored to its original condition.
  • All designs will be approved by BC Hydro.

Submission Requirements
Please note that deadline for submissions was September 7, 2018.

Pianos on the Street, 2018

The City of Pitt Meadows in partnership with Pacey’s and the Piano Teachers Federation invites local community members to enjoy our new community piano! Pianos on the Street is a community engagement initiative created to inspire new and different uses for public spaces and promote music by making it accessible to all members of society. 

The City of Pitt Meadows would also like to recognize and give special thanks to local youth artist Johanna Jucutan for her work on this project.

Please email artsandculture@pittmeadows.ca or visit www.pianosonthestreet.com for more information.

 

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