Call to Artists for Public Art in Kooskia 

Sculptors take note: Communities Creating Connections, in the northern Idaho town of Kooskia, is seeking proposals from Northwest artists for the creation of an outdoor public sculpture, which will be funded by CCC and a grant from the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee. The sculpture will be installed on a building in Kooskia's city park.

CCC is looking for proposals for a project that will complement the Kooskia community's "Gateway to Idaho's Wilderness" theme, and specifically, this new public art sculpture should focus on the relationship between the wilderness and the community. That's not all as far as thematic concerns go: This project is also intended to commemorate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition's journey through Idaho and the role the Nez Perce tribe played in their success. CCC is thus looking for proposals featuring plants and animals culturally important to both the Nez Perce and the explorers.

The project budget--including all design, fabrication, transportation and installation--will be up to $16,000.

To find out how to apply, visit the Creative Spirit of Idaho Web site at www.creativespirit-id.org or call project coordinators Victoria Garcia at (208) 926-7248 or Kristina Wilkins at (208) 935-2604. Proposals are due by January 16.

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