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Mosaic Artist Sought for Public Art Mural

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Mosaic Artist Sought for Public Art Mural
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Hillsborough County, Florida, is interested in receiving submissions from artists demonstrating their ability to provide a mosaic tile mural that focuses on the history of Hillsborough County and its development by transit, via rail, river, bay, water, road, air, and other ways. The artwork is to be installed in the main lobby of the Frederick B. Karl County Center building in Tampa, FL.

BUDGET:  $70,000

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18

DEADLINE: November 2, 2020

Review full RFQ here.

The Frederick B. Karl County Center is an approximately a 440,000 square foot, 28-story building located in downtown Tampa. It houses approximately 1,500 employees and receives approximately 400 daily visitors and is the seat of the Board of County Commissioners and other elected officials. The lobby is located at ground level and provides a venue for a major work of art. The granite wall opposite the security station has been identified as the preferred location for the artwork. The approximate dimensions for the mountable surface area of that wall is forty feet wide by ten feet high. The artwork should be displayed from floor to ten feet high with a border. The mural must be modular and should be placed on a structural metal frame/panel, or other durable material in order to ensure that the installation is demountable and as maintenance free as possible.

The desired theme for the artwork is the history of transportation in Hillsborough County and its development through transit. The artist should propose a medium that is durable and requires low maintenance. The Artist should consider how the mural transitions at the floor. The selected artist(s) will be responsible for the design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork, to include structural design and related permitting.

WHAT TO PROVIDE

  1. A current professional resume of no more than 2 pages for each submitting artist.
  2. A list of related artwork installations completed in the last 5 years. Please include owner contact information.
  3. A maximum of 8 digital images of completed relevant artwork. The images shall be in .JPG format. Any masking or borders should be black, not white. Image files must be properly labeled each with artist’s last name and a number (1- 8) assigned per image list. (e.g.: smith_1.jpg, smith_2.jpg). Artist’s name should NOT appear on the image. The first five artworks presented should be those that are most related to this call. Provide details, close-ups or multiple viewpoints of large or complex artworks.
  4. Image ID sheet explaining the content and context of each image.

The following documents are optional:

  • A written description of proposed artwork for this project including the title, type of media, dimensions, and up to 8 images/graphics to convey the design intent of the proposed artwork.
  • Scans of publications, reviews or other items that may assist the County in evaluation of the artist’s capabilities. (No more than 3 items of this type should be included in the submission.)

HOW TO APPLY

Send materials via email (zipped files OK) to Publicart@Hillsboroughcounty.org

QUESTIONS?  Contact Amanda Grant, Public Art Coordinator, Publicart@Hillsboroughcounty.org

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