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CALL TO ARTISTS: SCULPTURE ON SAMPLE
 
NAME:                                              Sculpture on Sample
LOCATION:                                     Northeast and Southeast corner of Sample/University
DUE DATE OF APPLICATION:    November 27, 2013
TOTAL BUDGET:                            Existing Budget of $10,000.00
DESCRIPTION:                                The City of Coral Springs Public Art Program will consider purchase of a sculpture for the continued expansion of public art within the City. The purchased sculpture will be chosen from the two, preferably, bronze sculptures chosen for display through the Sculpture on Sample Program.
 
 
ARTWORK DESCRIPTION, SCHEDULE AND BUDGET
 
Public Art Project Description
Sample Road is the outdoor venue to display public art for the City of Coral Springs. Two sculptures will be temporarily displayed within the City’s Downtown area at the intersection of University Drive and Sample Road. Of the artworks on display, the Public Art Committee, with input from residents of the city, may select one of the artworks for their permanent public art collection. 
 
Already Existing Artwork
Artists should submit pre-existing artworks for purchase. Bronze artworks will be preferred. The City of Coral Springs will only purchase unique works of art, unless the series itself has a conceptual basis.
 
Qualities of Artwork
The artwork must be capable of “holding its own” in the temporary location along Sample Road and the artwork’s final location at a site identified within the City’s Public Art Master Plan.
 
The artwork should be durable and require minimal ongoing maintenance. South Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with an intense sun and seasonal heavy rain. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. Resistance to high-speed winds is important. The artwork must be self-supporting on an open landscape or hardscape 10 feet by 20 feet and be large in scale at the intersection of two major roadways.
 
Themes of the Artwork
The City of Coral Springs theme for this year’s “Sculpture on Sample” program is to promote the City’s family-friendly community. The artworks should be made of bronze material.
 
Artist Requirements Once Selected
• Transportation and off-truck loading of the artwork to the specific site in Coral Springs;
• Recommendations of the design of the permanent site;
• Assistance with installation of the artwork;
• One public lecture in Coral Springs.
 
 
Anticipated Art Project Schedule
• Artist Applications Due: November 27, 2013
• Artist Selection: December 16, 2013
• City Commission Approval: January 15, 2014
• Artwork Permitting/Installed: January 2014 through June 2014
            • Program Officially Begins: January 2014
 
Artwork Purchase Budget
The public art program will pay $2,000.00 to each artist selected through the program; $1,000.00 when the artwork is placed within its location on Sample Road and $1,000.00 when the artwork is removed after the program is complete. The Public Art Committee’s established budget for the project is $10,000. The price will include all taxes and fees. Within the fee, the artist will make recommendations to the city regarding the design of the permanent site and present a public lecture regarding public art. The remainder will be paid through other Public Art Funds or another grant, if necessary.    
 
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
 
The project is open to any professional visual artist with experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts.
 
Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee, Sculpture on Sample selection committee or program staff.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
 
The application process is managed by the City of Coral Springs. The Coral Springs Public Art Committee serves as the selection committee, along with one business person and one general resident (or combination of the two) chosen by the Committee.
 
Selection Criteria
The Public Art Selection Committee shall consider the following issues:
1. Appropriateness of the artwork to the goals of the Sculpture on Sample project;
2. Appropriateness of the artwork to the site and site environmental conditions;
3. Experience and other qualifications of the artist;
4. Quality of the artwork;
5. Location of artist; and
6. Maintenance requirements.
 
Application Requirements
The information and documentation below must be emailed and arrive at the City of Coral Springs before the stated deadline, November 27, 2013.
1. Cover Letter: A cover letter listing experience with similar or related projects (PDF)
2. Resume. A current professional resume (PDF)
3. Images of the Artwork submitted as .jpeg digital images either emailed or on CD-ROM. The images should be works available for purchase. Make sure to indicate the scale of the work on the submission drawings, photos or digital jpg's. 
The piece(s) should show a person or persons near the work giving the ability to appreciate actual size.
a.  Digital Specifications: Each image must be labeled artistlastname_firstinitial_imagenumber.jpg. (Use “01” for imagenumber “1”, “calder_a_01”, “calder_a_02”, etc). Recommended file size between 200KB and 500KB with longest image edge at 14 inches at 72 dpi or 7 inches at 150 dpi.
4. Annotated List. A photo identification sheet which gives the specific project number and name, the artist's name, address and phone number, and, for each slide or image, the corresponding slide or image number, title of work, medium, dimensions, date of work, price of work and if applicable the name and location of the commissioning public agency. (PDF)
5. CDs and applications will not be returned.
 
Deadline: Postmarked, Hand Delivered or Emailed by
Hand Delivered: 5:00 PM, November 27, 2013.
Postmarked: Anytime before November 27, 2013.
Email: 11:59 PM, November 27, 2013. The City will utilize the time and date stamp of the City’s email system. No contesting arrival time. Recommend sending a minimum of one day early for confirmation. Total attachment should be less than 5 MB. Send only one email to latria@coralsprings.org.
 
CD Send or Deliver to:
Laura Atria, Public Art Program
City of Coral Springs
9551 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
 
Questions:
Contact: Laura Atria
Phone: (954) 344-1162 or (954) 344-1114
Website for Public Art Program: www.coralsprings.org/publicart
Website for City of Coral Springs: www.coralsprings.org
 
Other Selection Issues
1. Florida “Sunshine Laws”: All meetings of the Committee are open to the public, are publicly advertised and are documented through written minutes.
2. Conflict of Interests: Artists with immediate family or business partners on the selection committee are not eligible to apply. A selection committee member may choose to withdraw from discussion and voting for any apparent conflict of interest.
3. Public Art Committee Contacts: Artist applicants should not contact Public Art Committee members between the release of the Call to Artists and the completion of the selection process. Contact the City of Coral Springs for all questions and information.
 
 
 
 
PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Elana Fornaro, Juan Justiano, Roberta Lewis-Solar, Candy Childrey, Ron Lubman, Susan Kirkpatrick, Joyce Mallis, Stephen Shooster
 
PUBLIC ART PROGRAM STAFF
Jim Hickey, Director
Andre Haluska, Assistant Planner
            Laura Atria, Public Art Consultant
 
CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA
Coral Springs, Florida is located in Broward County in Southeast Florida, approximately 20 miles northwest of Ft. Lauderdale and 10 miles southwest of Boca Raton. Coral Springs was founded in 1963 as “the city in the country.” Today, approximately 121,000 people live in the 24 square miles of suburban Broward County. The community can be generally described as young, family oriented residents with emphasis on education. For more historic information see: http://www.coralsprings.org/history/index.cfm
 
Coral Springs is 30 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and less than 60 minutes from Miami (MIA) and West Palm Beach (PBI) airports. To visit the Sample Road site, use the Sample Road exit on any of the three major highways: I-95, Florida’s Turnpike or Sawgrass Expressway (State Highway 869). Travel east from the Sawgrass and west from I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike.
 
The locations for the artwork to be placed at the Northeast and Southeast corners of University Drive and Sample Road.
 
CORAL SPRINGS PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
 
The program was established in 2003 and is funded by public art impact fees from private developers. Please review all artwork the City has purchased online and learn about the city at www.coralsprings.org/publicart and remember this Call to Artists is emphasizing the City of Coral Springs’ desire to display something that represents its young, family oriented community. No public tax dollars are used to purchase public art.
 
 
 
Northeast Sample/University Location 1:
                 
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Southeast Sample/University Location 2:
   
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Facing Northeast