Samo Ducky

Create. Innovate. Play.


Submit a Duck

The Norman Public Arts Board (PAB), on behalf of the Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman, seeks artists (or team of artists) to design and enhance/paint a fabricated fiberglass sculptures of ducks. These sculptures will be placed in three City of Norman Parks designed for children (locations TBD). It is the future intent of the Public Arts Board to produce additional fiberglass sculptures in other Norman parks. This RFP is for three separate ducks, from which three submissions will be selected.

Although the surface design is open, care must be taken in the application of selected proposals to protect the sculpture from the expected contact of children interacting with the sculptures. The design should take into consideration visibility by vehicles driving by the parks as well as the sculpture’s role as a functioning activity for children in the parks.

The goal of this project is to create and install sculptures that encourage creativity from the viewers and users of the park. The theme, including an appropriate name, is completely up to the artists.

Download a Proposal Form

SPRING 2017 SAMO DUCKY PROPOSAL FORM (PDF)

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017, 4:00 PM
Notification to Artists: no later than February 20, 2017
Artist Pick Up of Fiberglass Forms: no later than February 27, 2017
Deadline for the Delivery of Completed Sculptures: April 3, 2017
Installation of Sculptures in Parks: Spring 2017

For more information please email nac@normanarts.org or info@normanfirehouse.com

Check out ducks selected from previous proposals.

Check out ducks selected from previous proposals.

Learn more about the original Samo Ducky.

Learn more about the original Samo Ducky.

Discover the locations of previous ducks.

Discover the locations of previous ducks.