Theme: The Agricultural Bounty of the Finger Lakes and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail area.
The artwork should be a welcome to Geneva, the Finger Lakes region and the head of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. It should be a striking piece that will complement Geneva’s existing “Uniquely Urban” (http://visitgenevany.com/live/life-geneva) and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail (http://www.senecalakewine.com/). It will be a large installation visible from Routes 5 & 20 as you enter or depart Geneva and welcome visitors to Lakefront Park and Geneva’s Visitor Center.
Your charge is to design a conceptually-rich and site-specific three-dimensional work of art for Geneva’s lakefront. The design must explore the processes of harvesting and producing food and beverages from the agricultural bounty of the region. The design of it must resonate with its location on Seneca Lake and within the larger cultural and natural region. Finally, it must be striking and call attention to itself; it should ideally elicit the desire to take a selfie. It has the potential to become a sculpture like the bean in Chicago or the love sculpture in Philadelphia-a work of art that functions as a unique place-marker and logo all in one.
This should be a permanent piece designed to withstand four seasons of Finger Lakes weather. It should require minimal annual maintenance, and should be designed with public safety in mind since this is an area with heavy pedestrian use.
All application materials must be submitted on 8.5 x 11 paper or pdf size.
Please forward any questions to Sage Gerling, sgerling@Geneva.ny.us