City of Hayward 21st Century Library and Community Learning Center

Request for Qualifications
Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2016  Deadline extended an additional week!


1. All materials must be sent digitally by email.  Send to: 

        Beth Jones Art Consultant, cc:

2. 10 digital images of completed artworks with an image list, including gallery pricing

3. Artist Statement regarding general approach to making art

4. Current Resume/CV 

Project: City of Hayward * 21st Century Library and Community Learning Center

* Do not contact the City of Hayward regarding this project!

Beth Jones Art Consultant invites artists residing in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, (with extra consideration given to Hayward area artists) to submit their qualifications for review for this exciting project. We are planning acquisition of all media of artwork to enrich and appoint this new addition to the cultural life of downtown Hayward. If you are a painter, printmaker, ceramicist, photographer, sculptor, textile, mixed media or digital artist, please submit your images for review. 

Overview: The City of Hayward has undertaken the design and construction of a state-of-the-art, 21st Century Library & Community Learning Center facility and the restoration of an historic civic plaza/arboretum. The project is currently in the construction phase. The groundbreaking took place in October 2015, and projected completion is late 2017. The overall scope includes the construction of a modern, three level, 58,000 square foot central library facility; significant streetscape modifications on the block where the new facility will be located; and the restoration of an historic civic plaza and arboretum located across the street from the new library. 

The art program includes four site specific commissions already awarded and underway, as well as a plan for significant and varied artwork sited throughout the building, for which this call is being made. This plan does include opportunity for two outdoor sculpture sites and a large interior custom wall graphic.

Project Themes: the goals, information and ideas which have inspired this project in its conception, development and design can be found here:

Eligibility Requirements: Working artists residing in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, with particular consideration given to Hayward area artists.

Artist Selection Criteria: Innovation, quality of craftsmanship, creativity, broad and globally inspired, life affirming, and skillful use of chosen medium. 

The selection panel will consist of the project team and community representatives from the Hayward Library Commission, Friends of the Hayward Library and Chabot College.