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Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space

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PROJECT NAME: Peter & Julie Cummings Library Outdoor Space
LOCATION: 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City, FL 34990
Physical Address: Same as above
DUE DATE OF APPLICATION: November 8, 2019
TOTAL BUDGET: $30,000.00
ONE SENTENCE DESCRIPTION: The Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee is
seeking to purchase or commission a public artwork for the Peter & Julie Cummings
Library Outdoor Space located in Palm City.

Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Martin County has an abundance of natural beauty,
beginning at its coastline where one may witness a giant sea turtle lumbering ashore to lay its
eggs in the sand. The rivers are wild and scenic, filled with a vast array of tropical flora and
fauna. Preservation and appreciation of the untouched splendor is of utmost importance to the
people who live, work and vacation in the area. The county seat is Stuart. The population is
approximately 155,000.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION, SCHEDULE AND BUDGET
Artwork Description
An outdoor pavilion has recently been constructed near the northern perimeter of the library
parking lot, approachable by a 6-foot-wide sidewalk from the front entrance. This informal,
outdoor, covered space is used as an extension of the library for a variety of library programs
and is available to the public for other leisure activities.
The primary location for a public art installation is a 63’ x 8’ grassy area between a row of live
oaks bordering the parking pavement and the 6’ wide concrete sidewalk and its 1.5’ wide
grass border. Please see the attached location map and pictures. This walkway can be
enhanced but must remain ADA compliant as the pathway to the 30’ square, open, wood
pavilion with metal roof. Possible design elements could feature sensory or interactive
components, which could include low maintenance landscaping elements, along the walkway
that complement the adjacent nature preserve leading to the pavilion. This aesthetic
enhancement may have a literary theme or relate to libraries/books, may be colorful or
whimsical and should appeal to residents of all ages. Sensory or interactive components
could have a musical/auditory aspect initiated by the viewer, a visual component experience
or a combined sensory experience.
The secondary location is an open, grassy area to the west of the pavilion, separated from the
parking pavement by a row of cypress trees. This area is appropriate for a kinetic or stationary
work that is not interactive but can be passively and easily viewed and enjoyed from the
pavilion or the parking area. The space measures 24’ x 60’ and overlooks the water detention area. Kinetic components could be incorporated in either area.
Artist Services
Theme and Design
Proposal that includes all elements of the design
Coordination with the Public Art Advisory Committee and Subcommittee
Fabrication and/or purchase and installation
Photographic documentation
Maintenance plan
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Call to Artists: September 24, 2019 – November 5, 2019
Artist/Project Selection: November 2019
Installation: To begin in January 2020

Art Project Budget
The total budget established for the project is $ 30,000.00.
The budget includes all costs to the artist: i.e., Artist Fee, Proposal, Design, Artwork Itself,
Materials, Installation, Shipping, Insurance, Travel and Sales tax.
SITE AND RELATED DEPARTMENT
Founded in 1957, the Martin County Library System consists of six library locations, our online
library, and strategic outreach services to childcare centers and other local organizations. The
Library connects with our residents in-person, online, over the phone, and through social
networking tools such as Facebook and Instagram. As of 2019, the Library operates with a
budget of approximately $3.8 million and 49 full time equivalent staff. Over 62% of our
residents have Library cards and approximately 19,000 people visit our six locations each
week. The Library Foundation and our Friends members support the Library through their
voices, their time, and their generous financial support. Our volunteers donate over 22,000
hours to our libraries each year, shelving books, running our bookstores, and performing
other important activities. The Library continually seeks partnership opportunities with people
and organizations throughout Martin County. Partners include the Early Learning Coalition,
the United Way, the Martin County School District, colleges and museums. Many of our
partners provide experts who share their knowledge and skills with our residents through
Library classes and workshops.
Building (or Site) Description: (General description of the building site)
The Peter & Julie Cummings Library is located in Palm City, FL and bounded by a 4 acre
upland pine and wetland preserve. This is in a residential area with 3 elementary schools, one
middle school and several golf communities serving families and retirees with some seasonal
residents. In 2009, the library was expanded to 20,000 square feet, adding a second story of
contemporary architecture to the Florida vernacular design of the original 1994 building. To
the east and north of the parking area, where this project is situated, is a large open water
detention basin. 

Building Project Schedule
Schematic design phase will be complete: TBD
Project is expected to be bid: TBD (if necessary)
Building will be open: TBD
Architects: (if applicable)
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
The project is open to all professional artists as defined in the Art in Public Places Ordinance
No. 1103, Chapter 13, General Ordinances, Martin County Code. Experience implementing
their ideas and work in the public realm and with public agencies is a plus. The Martin County
Art in Public Places program encourages artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences to
apply.
APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process is managed by the Martin County Office of Community
Development along with the Martin County Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC). Project
selection happens through these entities along with representatives from the community
and the County. The Martin County Board of County Commissioners approves the final
selection.
Selection Criteria
The Public Art Advisory Committee shall consider the following criteria:
1. Public art shall be in areas where residents and visitors live, work or
congregate and shall be highly visible and accessible.
2. The appropriateness of the work to the site, permanence of the work relative
to environmental conditions, maintenance requirements and costs, and the
enduring nature of the artistic statement.
3. The sensitivity of the work to the aesthetic and cultural traditions and the
history of Martin County, Florida and to the surrounding neighborhood's
character.
4. The artist's biography and resume, examples of existing works, technical
competency, similarity to existing works of art and the following basics: form,
texture, color, clarity, line and medium.
Application Requirements
The information and documentation below must be postmarked or arrive via email at the
Martin County Office of Community Development before TIME on the stated deadline.
1. Statement. One paragraph maximum which illustrates the relationship
between the work submitted and the specific project. Be sure to indicate if a
specific work is for sale.
2. Resume. A current and professional resume, emphasizing public art
experience and public commissions (if any).
3. Renderings of the proposed design and completed artworks and/or project. If
already created, the works must have been completed during the last five
years. All must be labeled with artist's name and title of work.
4. Any structures proposed must be designed, built and installed in accordance
with all applicable codes, including permitting, to the standards in the most
recent edition of the local building code.
5. Proposals shall be submitted as follows: one (1) original, six (6) copies and
one (1) electronic copy (on flash drive, in MS Word or searchable PDF or
send to ftp://ftp.martin.fl.us/pub/incoming/AIPP (for Windows Explorer
go to FILE and click ‘Login As’, login: ftp public & password: @Martin!) in a
clear and concise format, on 8 ½" x 11" papers, in English.
Deadline: Postmarked, emailed or delivered by Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:00 pm.
Send or Deliver to:
Public Art Advisory Committee
c/o Martin County Office of Community
Development
2401 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34996
 

Deadline: 
11/08/2019

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Sculpture in the City - Tenth Edition

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Sculpture in the City is an award-winning urban sculpture park which launches in June. A cultural initiative delivered by the City of London in partnership with 13 local businesses, it is sited in the EC3 (insurance district) area of the City, around the iconic towers of the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, Lloyd’s building as well as inside Leadenhall Market. The call for submissions for the tenth edition of Sculpture in the City is now open for preexisting works that can be exhibited outdoors from May 2020 to May 2021. Deadline for applications is 22nd September 2019.

The works submitted for consideration need to be suitable for outdoor display and available for display May 2020 to May 2021.  

Deadline for submissions 22nd September 2019

‘Art in a corporate setting has a bad rep. Show me a bank reception and I will show you a daffy, nondescript bronze selected mainly for being studiously uncontroversial. Sculpture in the City, however, is a different affair. Returning for its ninth edition, this large-scale open-air exhibition transforms the Square Mile into a giant sculpture park. And the best bit is that the art on show is genuinely worth seeing. […] All works 21 works are a pleasingly disruptive addition to the slick City landscape.’  Rosemary Waugh, Time Out

 

 

Deadline: 
09/22/2019

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n/a
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Public Art RFQ Natural Resources Agency and Health and Human Services

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The State of California will implement a permanent Public Art Program in Sacramento in conjunction with two new build projects, the New Natural Resource Headquarters, and the Health and Human Services Building. The Public Art Program aims to inspire world-class public artworks, engaging diverse voices in shaping our civic spaces. It is an opportunity for artists to create within the rich contexts of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), California Health and Human Services (CHHS). 

Four unique public art commission opportunities are open to artists through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ). A short-list of artists will be selected from the RFQ respondents and will be invited to participate in a funded proposal round, Request for Proposals (RFP). The final commissions will be selected and awarded from the proposing artists. 

We encourage artists to take time looking at each opportunity and applying to the commission that best suits their interests and practice. Artists may apply to more than one commission opportunity but must apply separately to each. Artists should submit Statements of Qualification (SOQ) with artwork samples and letters of interest relevant to the specific commission to which they are applying, even when applying to multiple commissions. We invite artists to engage critically with the mission of the California Natural Resource Agency and California Health and Human Services, as well as the vision outlined in the Public Art Plan.

 

Deadline: 
09/20/2019

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Portobello Wall Public Art Project: 2019 Comission

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Portobello Wall Public Art Project

The Portobello Wall Public Art Project is an annual public art commission for a stretch of brick wall linking two of the most vibrant and well known market areas in London: Portobello Road and Golborne Road. Since the introduction of this project in 2009, successful installations have created a visual link between these two unique markets, and attract over 1.3 million visitors each year.

The budget for the commission is £11,000 inclusive of all artists’ fees, materials, labour and outreach programme costs.

This 100-metre long stretch of wall has proved an ideal setting to promote the work of local artists and encourage visitors to continue their journeys further up Portobello Road to the vibrant Golborne area.

Find out more about the history of the project here.

2019 Commission Brief

THEME: This is the twelfth commission for the Portobello Wall Art Project, with the following theme: Rhythm and Sound. From the dance-steps and steel-pan beats of Notting Hill Carnival to the bustle and banter of Portobello and Golborne Road markets; from momentous performances at the Tabernacle to the original Rough Trade Record shop; Rhythm and Sound is woven into the rich cultural heritage, identity and place of North Kensington. We are looking for an engaging art installation that creatively interprets the theme, drawing inspiration from the distinctive and diverse nature of the area.

Proposals should include ideas for potential outreach events complementing the installation. These could include artists’ talks or tours, school workshops, in situ and in other locations in North Kensington. Prospective and confirmed partner organisations should be mentioned where applicable.

DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday 12 May 2019

Deadline: 
05/12/2019
Fee Detail: 
£11,000
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Creative Time's Open Call is now live!

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New York’s leading public art nonprofit, Creative Time, invites artists to submit proposals for a public artwork. The call is open to New York City-based, practicing artists at a pivotal juncture in their career, who have not yet received a public commission or substantial support from a major cultural institution. Creative Time is most interested in ideas that take unconventional exhibition formats, speak to a pressing social issue, and engender public dialogue. The project should be timely, and hold the potential to spark critical public exchange. Proposals can range from the unassuming to a dramatic gesture — no specific size or scale.

This is an opportunity for artists to experiment with new ideas in the public realm, and utilize Creative Time as a valuable resource. Creative Time’s 40+ year legacy includes years of supporting artists in all stages of their careers, and championing those looking to radically shift their process within or beyond a particular medium. Creative Time will support the selected artist in all aspects of project realization, from fundraising to engagement. The work will be presented in the spring/summer of 2019.

Timeline:

December 10, 2018: Application window opens

January 18, 2019: Application window closes

Late January: Shortlisted artists notified

February 2019: Artist selection announced

Spring/Summer, 2019: Public artwork presented in New York City

Eligibility:

The open call is intended for emerging artists, regardless of age, at a critical career juncture in which the opportunity to experiment and receive resources from a major arts organization would be impactful. Please see the specific parameters of eligibility below: -Artists must have experience conceiving and executing works or projects, but have not yet received a public art commission or substantial support from a major arts institution -Artist must be over 21, and based in the New York City area -Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in a degree program We encourage anyone who considers themselves an emerging artist to apply.

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Call for Submissions - Sculpture in the City Ninth Edition

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The call for submissions for the ninth edition of Sculpture in the City is now open for preexisting works that can be exhibited outdoors from May 2019 to May 2020.

Sculpture in the City is an award winning urban sculpture park which launches every summer. A cultural initiative delivered by the City of London in partnership with 13 local businesses, located in the heart of the insurance district (EC3), around the iconic architecture including the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, Lloyd’s building and Leadenhall Market.

Deadline for submissions 16th November 2018

All submissions must be made online via https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/sculpture-in-the-city/2729

Deadline: 
11/16/2018
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