Tuesday, July 5, 2022

This new medical school building needs some artwork. Here’s how you can apply

Waitzer Hall will join EVMS' Norfolk campus as the newest building. (Southside Daily/courtesy of EVMS)
Waitzer Hall will join EVMS’ Norfolk campus as the newest building. (WYDaily/courtesy of EVMS)

Eastern Virginia Medical School is looking for an artist to develop artwork for its new building, Waitzer Hall.

The call is open until Sept. 3 and applicants are asked to develop artwork that resonates with the EVMS brand, showing creativity, innovate and imagination, according to the call’s description.

There will be a budget of $350,000 for the project.

The new building in Norfolk is located along one of the busiest thoroughfares near the Elizabeth River waterfront and is adjacent to downtown Norfolk.

Artists applying may want to consider working with light and reflection, capitalizing on all the glass in the new building and showcasing the sculpture at night, according to an EVMS news release.

EVMS hopes the artwork will become an icon for the city as well as for the whole campus, creating a notable sense of place.

Another thing to note about the placement of the project: the artwork will be viewed by an average of 31,000 cars, pedestrians and students inside the building.

The artwork will be located in front of the the 11-story tower of Waitzer Hall.

To learn more about the project site and to apply, click here. 

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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