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Catholic Church seeks Public Art
For California artists

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in conjunction with the City of Palm Desert Art in Public Places Program, invites artists to submit proposals for artwork to be located in their newly constructed community plaza area situated between the church sanctuary and newly constructed parish hall.

Project Description:

Artist designed/conceived monumental, two(2) dimensional, wall relief/mural in artistic medium appropriate for outdoor environment.  Conceptual themes are to encompass the religious aspects of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Patron Saint of the Parish and the integration of the religious community of the church and school.


Brick Wall: 15' high x 30' wide (over all); 7' high x 30' wide (design space)

Wall is located in the new walking/parking plaza between the newly constructed Parish Hall/Gymnasium and Adoration Chapel adjacent to the Church Sanctuary.  The plaza is a multi-use area designed as a gathering place for church/school special events including, but not limited to, fundraisers, concerts, plays, ministry fair and parish pot luck.

Budget: (Artist fee, artwork design & fabrication, production schedule, installation and maintenance plan) $40,000.00

Atrist to work with Sacred Heart facilitator to prepare documentation required for approvals by the City of Palm Desert.  For more information contact Terri Triviso @ (760) 346-6502 or email,


Deadline: 03-01-2009
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Palm Desert

Contact: Terri Triviso
Phone: (760) 346-6502

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