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Dear Artist,

UCI Health is seeking artists to participate in another exciting opportunity for the new Hospital Building. Please submit artwork focused on this theme even if you already submitted to the first CFA.

This Call for Artists seeks original works of art and for UCI Health - Irvine, which will be the nation’s first all-electric, carbon-neutral medical center when it opens beginning in spring 2024. We are also looking for artists who will allow us to license their original artwork, so that we can create giclées of existing pieces for this building using the themes described below.

The new $1.3 billion medical campus at Jamboree Road and Birch Street will bring coastal and south Orange County unparalleled expertise, leading-edge treatments, and the finest evidence-based care that only an academic health system can offer. It will include the 168,000-square-foot Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care, the five-story Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care building, and a seven-story, 350,000-square-foot acute-care hospital and emergency department.

In this building the committee plans to display artworks that reflect the healing power of social connections. We are looking for existing and commissioned imagery that celebrates how people make meaningful connections.

“Social connectedness influences our minds, bodies, and behaviors—all of which influence our health and life expectancy. Research shows that social connectedness can lead to longer life, better health, and improved well-being.” 14

We are looking for existing artwork and artists willing to do commissions illustrating the different ways people come together and create meaningful connections through: 

Portrayal of community celebrations 
Work and family environments and gatherings that are supportive
Participating and viewing sporting activities, people of all ages and abilities
Enjoying nature, hiking, sailing, and camping
Human-animal connection with pets, horses, and other animals

Opportunities for original works include all  media, ceramic, metal, glass, wood, fiber, mixed media. We also are interested in licensing the rights of two-dimensional art to be printed as murals and as framed giclées.

Artists need not have experience creating giclées, just a high-resolution image of their work for a one-time license.  The UCI Health Art Program has a need for hundreds of giclée prints. Although donations are always appreciated, we plan to pay artists based on the information in the Call for Artists.

Visit the website link below to apply and to learn more about Original Commissions:

Visit the website link below to apply and learn more about Image Usage for giclee prints:

James Irvine Swinden, president of The Irvine Museum and chair of the UCI Health Donor Art Committee, encourages you to respond to the call and have your work considered for this exciting project. The art committee is made up of knowledgeable art collectors and artists from the community. The leadership of UCI Health will be selecting artists for licensing, purchasing and/or commissioning, based on their submissions of previous work. The evaluation of the artwork will be based on quality, appropriateness to project themes, and their ability to provide inspiration and comfort to our patients and visitors. We will be following the literature of evidence-based design artwork for healthcare environments.

Annette Ridenour

President, Aesthetics, Inc.

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