City of Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Police Memorial
Three artists have been selected as finalists for the Alexandria Police Memorial. Congratulations to:
The Police Memorial Selection Panel reviewed nearly 80 submission, from the United States and abroad, received as a result of the Request for Qualifications. Three artists were selected as top candidates among a field of highly talented and experienced artists. On September 25, the artists presented their proposals to the Selection Panel. That evening, a reception was held at the historic Lloyd House in Old Town Alexandria to provide an opportunity for the public to meet the artists and view the proposals. Since that time, the maquettes have been on public display at City Hall, the Lee Center and facilities of the Alexandria Police Department in order to allow opportunities for the public to comment.
It is not too late to submit your comments. You may view the proposals by clicking on the links below. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Alexandria Police Memorial" in the subject line by Friday, December 10, 2010.
The Selection Panel will meet again on December 14 to further discuss the proposals and make a recommendation on the finalist. The recommendation will be forwarded to the Public Art Committee, the Arts Commission and then to City Council. The winning artist will be voted on by City Council.
Members of the Alexandria Police Memorial Selection Panel:
The City of Alexandria, Virginia seeks to commission public art for the Alexandria Police headquarters, currently under construction. The process will be managed by the Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, with the Alexandria Commission for the Arts Public Art Committee. The City will conduct the search for qualified applicants through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The art will be paid for by private donations and grants.
The purpose of the project is to recognize the service of Alexandria Police Officers to their community. The artwork will focus on the honor, integrity and sacrifice of Alexandria's fallen officers, past and future and will convey a message of honor, appreciation and remembrance rather than one of loss and sorrow. The Memorial will also provide an appropriate site for ceremonial activities of the Alexandria Police Department and the City.
Over the years, the Alexandria Police Department has lost seventeen law enforcement officers in the line of duty:
Constable Elijah Chenault, 1823