Call for artists to create Harvey Milk sculpture
By Erica Holt, Bay City News Service
June 22, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - The San Francisco Arts Commission
has announced a call for artists to apply for a position to design
and create a bronze sculpture at City Hall in honor of former
San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.
The Arts Commission has been working to commission the sculpture
with The Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee, a nonprofit
organization formed in 2004 specifically to fundraise for the
According to Susan Pontious of the Arts Commission, the Bob Ross
Foundation will provide most of the funding for the project, which
will cost about $57,500.
Artists from the United States are invited to submit an application
to the Arts Commission by Aug. 1. Finalists should be selected
by September and will be paid $2,500 to develop proposals for
an original bronze sculpture representing Milk.
Pontious said she expects a proposal will be chosen by January
2007 and the sculpture to be built by January 2008. Milk was the
first openly gay person to be elected to the San Francisco Board
of Supervisors. He was shot and killed along with Mayor George
Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978.
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