Request for Proposals: Yerington Paiute Tribe Commemorative Sundial – Black Rock Solar

Black Rock solar's hexagonal design is a

Today is the last day for Artists to submit their sundial designs

Request for Proposals: Yerington Paiute Tribe Commemorative Sundial

April 12, 2012 – 10:01 am

Date Issued: April 12, 2012

Submission Deadline: May 5, 2012

Project Completion Deadline: June 15, 2012

Budget: $1,000


Black Rock Solar seeks an artist to design, construct and install a unique commemorative sundial that will become the centerpiece for a sun-shaped solar array. The array, located on Yerington Paiute Tribal lands, represents a collaboration between Black Rock Solar and the Tribe, and provides power to the tribal health clinic. It is designed in the shape of a geometric sun (see aerial photograph, below). The sundial will be permanently installed in the center of the array.

Aerial photo showing the geometric sun-shaped solar array.

This array is located adjacent to the Yerington Paiute Tribal Health Clinic, and directly across the street

from the Tribal Administration Offices.


The sundial should measure three to four feet in height and approximately 18 inches in diameter.

The sundial must be designed as a permanent installation: We want it to last as long as the solar array will, which means a minimum of 25 years. Please design the piece with a harsh, windy desert climate in mind, and be sure parts of the piece will not be easily stolen or vandalized.

The sundial must feature engraved or affixed lettering, to include the dedication date, names of the affiliated parties and, space permitting, a unique message to be determined.

While additional details of the sundial are open to creative design, themes such as renewable energy, the sun, or the Yerington Paiute Tribe’s history are particularly relevant to this project.

For questions and submission details, please contact:

Jessica Reeder

Black Rock Solar Communications Associate


via Request for Proposals: Yerington Paiute Tribe Commemorative Sundial – Black Rock Solar.

Leave a Reply