Art at Sponge Docks Roundabout — Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee Seeks to Commission Artist for Site Design and Installation
The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee (TSPAC) seeks to commission an artistic site design and installation to showcase the newly purchased “Naiads” sculptures by nationally-renowned artist Glenna Goodacre. The Naiads in Greek mythology are nature goddesses of fresh water, and will be installed at the Roundabout at the intersection of Dodecanese and Roosevelt Boulevards in the Sponge Dock area of Tarpon Springs.
The scope of work includes providing an illustrated design concept, materials, construction, and installation within an existing respite area. Materials and craftmanship must be durable, low maintenance, and include a five-year warranty. The TSPAC requests that the artist be on site for installation of the Naiads sculptures as a consultant.
The preliminary budget for Roundabout site design, materials, construction, installation, and shipping costs is $7,500-10,000, but additional funds could be allocated to the project if the design merits. The competition is open to all artists, age 18 and older, residing in Pinellas, Pasco, or Hillsborough Counties.
The submission deadline is April 30, 2018 and design packets can be submitted via email, US Mail or personal delivery to the following:
TSPAC c/o Denise Manning
727.943.4922, x6010, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarpon Springs Public Library
138 E. Lemon Street, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689
Art Bike Racks Phase I
Phase I of the Art Bike Rack project consists of ten small size (2-4 bike) artist-designed bike racks to be placed primarily along the City’s Art & History Trail. For a map of the Art & History Trail, click ‘About Us’ on the Public Art homepage.
Art Bike Racks Phase II
Phase II of the Art Bike Rack project will include larger (up to ten bikes) and more ornate artist-designed bike racks to be placed at key locations in the City.
If you are interested in serving on a selection jury for either of these projects, please click “Get Involved” on the Public Art homepage