Hegg Memorial Photography Call

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Request for Proposal

Artwork for Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera


Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera is in the process of building an addition to their existing facility in Rock Valley, IA. HMHCA is desirous of appropriate artwork to place throughout the building, in prominent locations and in the transitional hallway between the public lobby and clinical departments. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2018.

Mission and Vision

The development of this addition is in keeping with the mission of Avera Health as well as the mission of HMHCA:

“Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.”

“We serve together to heal body, mind, and spirit. To improve the health of our community and to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.”

Scope of Building

The new building will be home to several clinics, new inpatient rooms, a new surgical suite, a new emergency department and new lab and radiology suites. There will also be a new kitchen and dining area.

Art Location

The intent of this RFP is to obtain artwork that will be unique in its application within the facility. This particular call is for photography only that can be placed behind glass and within a frame. HMHCA Art Committee will have final rights on placement of all artwork.

Statement of Interest

Individuals wishing to respond to this RFP for the photography pieces must submit a written and/or electronic statement of their interest and intention by Friday, June 30, 2017, no later than 12 NOON to:

Angela Storm

Interior Designer



*Statement of intent is simply to note that you are interested in participating and that you can meet the deadlines set below.

*Proposals without a statement of intent will not be accepted

*No verbal statement of intent will be accepted

*Photographers do not need to reply at this time

Artistic Theme

HMHCA is proud of its partnership with Avera. These two organizations have a long history of ministry and service to the people of the Midwest. More information on their history and sponsorships can be found at www.Avera.org and www.hegghc.org

*Descriptor words specific to the artwork:

*Local Imagery

*Rural and Farm Life

*Nature – Living World

*Faith Based Imagery

*Diversity/Hispanic culture

*Community Life, People and Activities

Submission of Proposal

Proposals must be submitted to Avera no later than Friday, July 21, 2017, no later than 12 NOON. Submissions will not be accepted after this deadline. All proposals should include the following:

Contact information on the photographer
Ability to make the November 17, 2017 deadline to framer
No more than a 1 paragraph portfolio of relevant experience
Dimensions of the images – images should be either 16×24 or 20×30 printed. If sizing is different please indicate on the specific images.
Budget for the image, by size and material to be printed on, without framing. All framing will be determined by the HMHCA Art Committee and purchased separately. Please include any shipping or delivery charges.
Electronic submissions will not be accepted
All physical prints must be labeled and easily identifiable. We will use your labeling as a way of ordering. Physical prints can be whatever size you feel will best represent your work.
Submissions will become the property of HMHCA and will not be returned

Submissions may be hand delivered to:

Plaza 2

4th Floor Facility Development, Suite 403 (entrance in skywalk)

Attn Angela Storm

1301 S Cliff Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Submissions to be mailed should be addressed to:

Avera McKennan Hospital

Attn: Angela Storm Facility Development

1325 S. Cliff Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

*Electronic submissions will not be accepted for this call. Please provide physical images for the committee to review.

Site Visits and Questions

Questions, with respect to this RFP, should be directed to Angela Storm 605-322-7837 or via email at Angela.storm@avera.og. Should a site visit be required, it will be scheduled through Angela and only available for contracted artist(s).


HMHCA has established a budget for the photography submissions at a, not to exceed, $300 per image, unframed. Exceptions for panoramic images may be considered.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee consists of members of the Hegg Memorial Health Center Administration, staff, and architectural and design consultants to HMHCA as well as Art Therapy staff. This committee will review the submitted proposals from each artist/artistic team, make their final selections and then enter into a contract with the selected artist/artistic team.

Avera Art Committee Philosophy Key Points:

Local Images and familiar geography
Nature / Farm imagery / Water, scenery, living trees and living plants.
Color is important and desirable, brighten up not muted.
Look for images that provoke powerful words like growth, faith, hope and transformation.
Images that speak to spirituality / faith based
Images that reflect our growing diversity / Positive reaction to Hispanic and Central American Immigrants
Images of our normal daily lives (sporting events, harvest, planting etc).
People are comfortable with the familiar.
Avoid images of sunsets and roads leading to nowhere.
Are relationships appropriate?
Avoid images that show weather extremes (too much snow and ice or too much dry and parched land).
Incorporate Mission “We Serve together to heal body, mind, and spirit. To improve the health of our community and to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us”

Thank you,

Angela Storm

Avera Interior Designer

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