Call for Painters-Paintings for Interactive Exhibit

Submitted by i.ikram on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:40pm
The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Educaion (ACCE) is seeking 10 paintings to be produced
About the ACCE
The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education (ACCE) is dedicated to educating the community about Islam and Muslims. Working with individuals and academic, religious, public, and private institutions, the ACCE teaches through a variety of educational and interactive means.
One of these means is the ACCE Gallery. The Gallery is dedicated to furthering the understanding of Islam and Muslims by providing an engaging visual display for visitors. The current display, available for viewing by appointment, depicts the stories of the figures common to the Abrahamic faiths. The work for this RFP will supplement the existing installation.
The ACCE is a division of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®). IFANCA is a leading halal certifying body, certifying an array of halal consumables such as food products, nutritional supplements, and personal care products.
About the Paintings
  1. The ACCE is seeking ten paintings to be produced
  2. These new paintings are based on existing prints we have in our collection
  3. Currently we have a variety of prints in our exhibit from different sources so they do not have a cohesive look
  4. The produced paintings will be based on existing collections to tie the narrative together visually
  5. The expectation is that the artist will be able to view the prints on display and create paintings inspired by, but not identical to, the existing prints
  6. List of paintings to be produced
    • Creation of the World
    • Noah’s Ark
    • Ancient Mesopotamia
    • Caravan entering Canaan
    • Mount Arafat
    • Abraham’s Standing Place (Maqam Ibrahim)
    • Tomb of Jacob
    • Mount Sinai
    • Jerusalem
    • The Kaaba
    • The paintings must be 32” wide and between 36” and 48” tall
    • Any media may be used as long as it is consistent across each of the paintings; we are looking for a cohesive look
    • The paintings will be displayed by the ACCE with typical gallery lighting
  7. The final product will be framed and installed by the ACCE.
Submission Guidelines and Requirements
Each submission shall include the following and shall be no more than 10 pages in length (excluding supplementary information).
  1. A written introduction to the artist, the artist’s work, and his or her artistic philosophy
  2. A written summary of the following:
    • Total cost of the project
    • List of materials that will be utilized, for example, metal, wood, etc.
    • Any specific terms and conditions (any submitted terms and conditions are subject to negotiation)
    • Time to complete the project
  3. The following supplementary information
    • Portfolio samples
    • A brief description of other similar work (if applicable)
    • References for other commissioned work (if applicable).
2/5/2018—RFP issued
2/22/2018—Deadline for questions from applicants
2/23/2018—Deadline for responses to applicant questions from ACCE; responses emailed to all applicants
3/9/2018—Deadline for proposals
3/23/2018—Decision made; applicants notified
7/20/2018—Tentative due date for sculpture.
Contract Awarding
The contract will be awarded by March 23, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status at that time.
To Apply
Submission deadline: 3/9/2018
Please email your proposal to:
Imran Ikram
Director, Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education (ACCE)
Note: all submissions must be in either .pdf or .docx formats. Any supplementary graphics must be provided in either .gif,. jpg, .png, or .tiff formats if they are provided separately from the main .pdf/.docx document.
Basic Info
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Friday, March 9, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Imran Ikram
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Chicago  Illinois  60605
United States