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Request For Qualifications Chief Bemidji Statue Project

 


Request For Qualifications Chief Bemidji Statue Project

The City of Bemidji, MN is seeking to commission a permanent statue of exceptional quality of Chief Bemidji to be placed in a public park overlooking Lake Bemidji. Chief Bemidji, whose Ojibwe name was Shaynowishkung, greeted the immigrants that settled in Bemidji and was highly respected by the Anishinaabe people and white settlers alike. The City wishes to commission a new representation of Chief Bemidji that would depict him in a realistic, dignified and respectful way, honoring the man and his legacy. The statue project is open to artists, or artist teams, age 18 and over, who can demonstrate their knowledge of, and experience with Anishinaabe culture and history.

Deadline for submission is July 1, 2011. The complete RFQ can be viewed at: http://www.ci.bemidji.mn.us. For questions about the RFQ email Sandy Kaul at mskaul@midco.net.

 

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