Image Credits (left to right): Jamie Scholnick, Jacob Yanes, LC Studio Tutto, Matthew Mazzotta.

LA County's four upcoming Restorative Care Villages (RCV) will provide a new kind of environment for people experiencing homelessness, one with a comprehensive, holistic approach to the interrelated and complex needs of homelessness, substance abuse, mental illness, and job training/housing. The goal of civic artwork in the Restorative Care Villages is to resonate with clients, staff, and visitors, and to help create a healing living environment for people in need of physical and mental assistance.

Arts and Culture's Civic Art Division issued a national Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists in June 2019 to establish a Roster of Artists for all Restorative Care Villages. The Artist Roster is a list of artists who are pre-approved for the upcoming RCV projects.

Project Locations:

Antelope Valley Restorative Care Village
LAC-USC Restorative Care Village
Olive View UCLA Restorative Care Village
Rancho Los Amigos Restorative Care Village

RFQ

An RFQ Workshop was held on June 18, 2019 to review the RFQ and best practices for RFQ submittals.

Due to the inspiring nature of this RFQ, over 140 artist submissions were received. Submissions ranged from emerging to established artists; from two-dimensional to three-dimensional art and performance.

Artists’ responses to the RFQ were evaluated and tiered by the Civic Art Division based on the selection criteria. RFQ’s for the Roster were evaluated anonymously by a Jury made up of arts professionals in collaboration with the Civic Art Division. The Jury will not assign artists to any specific sites or select artists for proposals; it convened for the purpose of the Artist Roster only.

The RCV Artist Roster Jury

Rick Garzon | Gallery Director | Residency Art
Asuka Hisa | Director of Learning and Engagement | ICA
Catherine Scott | Performance Artist and Cultural Worker
Paige Wery | Founder | Good Luck Gallery

Artist Roster

The Restorative Care Villages will be unique facilities for Los Angeles County, and we are pleased with the interest expressed in the project. The following 41 artists have been selected for their artistic excellence as well as for their appropriateness for the upcoming RCV projects.

Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski
Adam Frank
Ball-Nogues Studio
Baumgartner + Uriu Architecture
Cheryl Molnar
Christine Nguyen
Corina Gamma
Debra Scacco
Erwin Redl
FriendsWithYou
Gabriella Sanchez
Geoff McFetridge
Harumi Ori
Jacob Yanes
Jaime Scholnik
Ken Gonzales Day
LC Studio Tutto
Liz Glynn
LOC Architects
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
Madeline Wiener
Marc Fornes
Matthew Mazzotta
Michael Waugh
Molly Dilworth
Nate Harris
Olelekan Jeyifous
Patrick Martinez
Pearl C. Hsiung
Rafael Vargas - Suarez
Renee Fox
Renee Petropoulos
Ronald Saunders
Samuel Erenberg
San Weng
Sandy Litchfield
Scott Froschauer
Star Montana
Tanya Brodsky
Taraneh Hemami
Yong Sin

Preliminary Schedule

Date Event
June 6, 2019 RFQ Issued
June 18, 2019 RFQ Process Workshop
July 11, 2019 RFQ Submission deadline
August 30, 2019 RCV Artist Roster Jury
September 28, 2019 RCV Artist Roster Jury
Winter 2020 RCV projects are estimated to begin

For each Restorative Care Village site, Civic Art staff will draw from the pre-approved Artist Roster to propose artists for selection by the Project Coordination Committees (PCC) for artist proposals.

Each RCV PCC is composed of an Arts Deputy, an Arts Commissioner, one representative each from the County’s Department of Mental Health and the County’s Department of Health Services, a community member, and two arts professionals. Civic Art staff serves as a non-voting advisor to the PCC.