Campus Center Cross Proposal

Bellarmine Preparatory School, a Catholic, Jesuit high school located in Tacoma, Washington, announces a call to artists to create a crucifix for the new Connelly Campus Center dedicated to St Joan of Arc. Deadline for submissions is: Monday May 1st, 2017.

Description of space:  The Connelly Campus Center dedicated to St Joan of Arc, newly opened in August 2016, is a state of the art 19,470 square foot campus center housing all student services.  Its main feature is a large 5,100 sf multi-purpose room, roughly 80x65 which functions on a daily basis as the student lunch room. The building also functions as a gathering place and activity center for the school community as a whole, and is frequently used by the school administration for large meetings and presentations, both internal and external, as well as for a variety of private receptions and related events.

All major buildings on our campus all feature prominent artwork emphasizing our identity as a Catholic school animated by Christian values and the message of Christ.  We seek a piece that will convey this same message of identity in this new space, at the heart of our community.

One wall contains a large (228” diagonal) electronic screen used for daily information, student updates, and audio-visual presentations. The proposed location for the cross will be on the opposite wall.

Project specifications: The cross should not include a corpus. Media ideas are open-ended and could include metal, wood, mixed-media and non-traditional media such as light projections. Projected scale is approximately 6-foot.  Project budget is planned at $4,000-$6,000.

Building Details:
» Accommodates the shift to decentralized educational delivery and collaborative learning, while creating a safe, supportive and empowering environment for students;

» Modern lunchroom with cafeteria that supports more than 500 for lunch service or banquet seating for 300;

» Designated meeting space available for student clubs and organizations that includes an
activity workroom;

» Dedicated space for student government with faculty mentors for student leadership;

» Conference space for gatherings of 35+ for visitors and school meetings;

» A safe and secure area for students before and after school.
For more information about this project, contact:
Tom Gross-Shader
253-752-7701 x.844