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Project Management for Artists, Musicians, and Other Creatives

Vinson Valega is a Project Manager on large-scale art installations and other artistic endeavors. Visit the website of artist, Sharon Louden, for examples of such projects.

 

Project Management

Producing large scale art installations for Louden Studio for over 20 years.

 
 

 
 

Windows

University of Wyoming Art Museum Laramie, WY
2018-20

Dimensions: 46' (l) x 27' (w); 20' ceiling; spanning 600 sq ft & 3,870 cubic feet.

Material: 75 highly-reflective raw aluminum sheets (24 x 96"), colored and anodized aluminum ranging in size from 2 1/2" x 13" to 4 x 24". Monofilament, steel screws, glue.

Total number of assistants: four
Duration of install: two weeks

Project management: site visit, photography/video prep, contract creation & negotiation, material sourcing & shipment, hiring assistants, logistical coordination, original copywriting, etc.


Untitled

Houston, TX
2017

Untitled is a permanent, site-specific installation that uses highly reflective and colored aluminum in the lobby of a building owned by TIAA at 1500 Post Oak Boulevard in Houston, TX.

Dimensions: 18.5’ (H) x 19' (W) x 42' (L); 33’ ceiling.

Material: 58 highly reflective raw aluminum sheets (24 x 96" and 24 x 75"), colored aluminum strips, ranging in size from 2 1/2" x 13" to 4 x 24." Steel cable, steel screws, eyebolts.

Total number of assistants: five
Duration of install: two weeks

Project management: coordination with Kinzelman Art Consulting, site visit, photography/video prep, contract negotiation, material sourcing & shipment, hiring assistants, logistical coordination, original copywriting, etc.


Windows

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
2015-17

Dimensions: 42' (l) x 42' (w); 25’ ceiling, installation spanning 1,000 square feet; balcony overlooking installation.

Material: 125 highly-reflective raw aluminum sheets (24 x 96"), 100 highly reflective raw aluminum sheets (24 x 75"), and 75 colored & anodized aluminum strips, ranging in size from 2 1/2" x 13" to 4 x 24". Monofilament, steel screws, glue.

Total number of assistants: six
Duration of install: two weeks

Project management: site visit, photography/video prep, contract negotiation, material sourcing & shipment, hiring assistants, logistical coordination, original copywriting, catalog assistance, etc.

 


Shag Pools

Franconia Sculpture Park
Shafer, MN, 2015

Dimensions: Three forms spanning total area of 2,500 square feet. Brown/Blue: 13 x 19' with a 3' band of rock; White/Brown: 17 x 17' with a 3' band of rock; Pink/Blue: 20 x 17' with a 3' band of rock.

Material: Two yards of pink quartz stone, 1 1/2 yards of forte dodge white stone, one yard cocoa stone; 12 tons of crushed, recycled glass.

Total number of assistants: four
Duration of install: three days

Project management: site visit, photography/video prep, material sourcing (Strategic Materials Recycling Plant), shipment, hiring assistants, ground prep, original copywriting, etc.


Community at Asheville Art Museum

Asheville, NC
2014-16

Dimensions: 16' (H) x 20' (W) x 24' (D)

Material: Raw and colored aluminum (sizes variable: 1.5"x20', 2'x6', 4"x12" & 1"x6"), monofilament, steel screws

Total number of assistants: five
Duration of install: two weeks

Project management: site visit, photography/video prep, material sourcing & shipment, hiring assistants, logistical coordination, original copywriting, etc.


Merge

University of Connecticut
2013

Dimensions:
North Lobby - 168' (L) x 21' (W) x 16.5' (H)
South Lobby - 23' (L) x 5.5' (W) x 3' (H)

Material: Over 100,000 polished (raw), brushed (matte), & colored aluminum, sizes variable: 1 x 7", 1.5 x 10", 2.5 x 13", 3 x 19", 4 x 24", 5 x 13" and 24 x 75"; 10,000 steel screw fasteners.

Total number of assistants: eight
Duration of install: five weeks

Commissioned by "Art in Public Spaces," Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development. Merge is a permanent, site-specific installation extending from the first and second floors of the north lobby into the south lobby of Oak Hall on the campus of University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. 

Project management: public art application & acceptance, site visit, photography/video prep, contract negotiation, material sourcing & shipment, hiring assistants, logistical coordination, original copywriting, etc.


Merge

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2011-12

Dimensions: 3,000 sq ft gallery, spanning three walls and the floor

Material: Over 350,000 colored aluminum strips, ranging in size from 1x7" to 2x10" with two different finishes (matte & shiny), approximately 14,000 screws, and hot glue.

Total number of assistants: nine
Duration of install: four weeks

Project management: museum site visit, photography/video prep, contract negotiation, material sourcing & shipment, logistical coordination, additional artwork acquired, original copywriting, etc.


The Dean Field

Private Residence, New York, NY
2008

Dimensions of ceiling: 27' x 14' x 10'

Material: Glass rods of varying lengths, 764 individual fiber optics, 8 illuminators, glue.

Total number of assistants: seven
Duration of install: two weeks

Project Management: site visit, photography prep, logistical coordination with gallery, architects & lighting company, final photography, press profiling: Architectural Digest, etc.


Reflecting Tips

Yahoo! Corporate Headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA
1999-2008

Dimensions: 10,000 square feet outdoors

Material: White powder-coated steel, high-intensity reflective sheeting, steel flags

Total number of assistants: four
Duration of install: two weeks

Project Management: project proposal, contract negotiation, material sourcing, manufacturing facility site visit, managing installation crew, original copywriting, etc.


The Attenders

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and the Progressive Corporation, Phoenix, AZ & Tampa, Fl
2003-2011

Total number of assistants: 12
Duration of install: two weeks for each location

Project Management: inception of business plan to raise funds, sourcing of material, designing fabrication method, coordinating with installation crews, photography, press: Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, etc.