Port St. Lucie Art League Welcomes Public To Free Exhibit At Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Opening Reception On Thursday, January 9. Exhibit Runs Through March 12, 2020

The Port St. Lucie Arts League (PSLAL) invites the public to an Art Exhibition featuring over 30 member artists.  This free exhibit takes place at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Gallery, with the Opening Reception on Thursday, January 9 featuring the music of Jack Eddington.  The exhibit continues through March 12, 2020.  PSLAL welcomes new members to join as advocates for the arts and promote quality, professionalism and diversity in their work. PSLAL provides a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, support, encouragement, and inspiration from one another’s artistic creativity.  Many PSLAL artists have won local, national and international awards & their artwork is in many private collections.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT    ST.    LUCIE    ARTS    LEAGUE    PRESENTS:  

MEMBER  EXHIBITION

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020 

 

 

6  – 8 PM

 

 

Featuring Musician,  Jack Eddington

Port   St.   Lucie   Civic   Center

9221 SE Civic Center Place      Port St.Lucie, FL 34952

 

 

Exhibition runs  January  10 – March 12, 2020

8:30 AM –  8 PM (except when closed for event use)

 

 

 

 

 

Joanne Lucia Florez, President of the Port St. Lucie Arts League tells The Rickie Report, ” Membership is open to all artists who create original work and to those who have an interest in or appreciation for the arts”.  This is a wonderful artist networking organization and newcomers are always welcome.  Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday from September – May, 1 – 3  pm, at PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL, with plenty of free parking.  

 

“Blissful Silence” by Michael Alexander

 

Joanne goes on to say, “The success of artists is shared by all. Artwork, artists styles and creativity are freely expressed without judgement. The PSL Arts League strives to learn, grow and work together to share our support of art & artists in our community”.  Paid members of the Port St Lucie Arts League are able to exhibit/sell your artwork in several art shows and events, PSL Arts League Galleries and other venues throughout the year. PSLAL offers a full calendar of art shows, exciting demonstrations and art display opportunities for all to enjoy!  

 

 

“Dancer At Rest” by Doris Jacoby

 

 

 

Featured Artists:

Mary Ann Austin

Michael Alexander

Tamara Thoma Barnett

Elaine Cavanaugh

Judy Coffman

Patricia Eddington

Joanne Lucia Florez

Donna Franklin

Caroline McGillis Frederiksen

Dale Galiano

Marilyn Hamblet

Evelyn Hartsell

Carol Heslop

Jill Heverson

Scott Hossler

Doris Jacoby

Maureen Joyce

Rene’ Laigo

Bonnie Larson

Sandy Lillis

Barbara Z. Lyons

Phred Madsen-Vallee

Floyd Markowitz

Marilyn Mead

Laura R. O’Kelly

Connie Pearson

Elaine Pribish

Sharon Roselli

Frances B. Sine

Barbara Warren

Ronda Wersbha

Joe Young

 

 

“Bronze Serenity” by Donna Franklin

 

 

 

The PSL Arts League is a 501C non-profit organization for professional artists and those who appreciate the arts. The League was  organized in 1993 and enjoys a membership of over 65 creative professionals, which consists of a diverse group of artists who share a passion for creativity and support of the arts in the community. Their work consists of individual styles, techniques, and artistic explorations in a variety of art mediums: watercolors, acrylics, oils, 3D and mixed media. Each artwork is unique in expression that captures a chosen subject. Many PSLAL artists have won local, national and international awards & their artwork is in many private collections.  

 

League members are advocates for the arts and promote quality, professionalism and diversity in their work. PSL Arts League goals are to develop and sustain a membership of local artists, encourage networking, provide a forum for the healthy exchange of creative ideas, and support, encourage and inspire one another’s artistic creativity. The success of artists is shared by all. Artwork, artists styles and creativity are freely expressed without judgement. The PSL Arts League strives to learn, grow and work together to share our support of art & artists in our community.

 

Mission Statement :  The mission of the Port St. Lucie Arts League is to advance, enhance and sustain our community’s cultural and artistic viability.  Our membership works to develop cultural awareness and provide increased opportunities for community access to the arts.  The PSL Arts League appreciates working together in partnership with many venues to make a difference in Port St. Lucie to Support Art & Artists in Our Community.  

 

Exhibitions/Displays:

Member’s work can be seen in the PSL Community Center, Harbor Place Assisted Living, Dawn’s Cafe and The Brennity at Tradition. In January – December, 2020, the PSL Arts League artists will have their work displayed at the Paula A. Lewis Library located 2950 SW Rosser Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

Membership is open to all artists who create original work and to those who have an interest in or appreciation for the arts.

PSL Arts League Meetings: Member meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, September – May, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie, FL

Membership Dues: $35.00 due by Nov. 1

 

Membership Benefits: As a paid member of the Port St Lucie Arts League you are able to exhibit / sell your artwork in several art shows and events, PSL Arts League Galleries and other venues during the year. We offer a full calendar of art shows, exciting demonstrations and art display opportunities for all to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

“Zebra” by Ronda Wershba

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibits or  upcoming events:

 

PSLAL Website: pslartsleague.org

For more info contact: pslalcontact@gmail.com

Joanne Lucia Florez, President

Port St. Lucie Arts League

413.695.3312

 

 

 

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Friends Of Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Hosts Award Winning Fine Art Show Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5th. Free Admission And Parking At Art Show In The Gardens

Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens presents their 1st annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature 45 artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Enjoy the wine bar, 2 food trucks and 4 specialty food vendors, plus: Florida Dance, Drum Circle, Live Radio Broadcasting, Ft. Pierce Jazz Society JAZZ Concert! The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT   OUR   PREMIER   ARTISTS:

GREG HOLD

Creator of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Faeirie Forrest

 

ANITA PRENTICE

Renown local mosaic artist who completed all of the mosaic bus benches in SLC, along with various mosaic murals in SLC and Martin County. 

KENNETH SANDLIN

Sculptor

CHARLES WALKER

The Late HIGHWAYMAN represented by his wife, Gertrude Walker

 

 

 

MEET  THE  PROFESSIONAL  ARTISTS!

 

JURORS:

Robin Lee Makowski

Roni Rottner

Patrice Scott

   ENTERTAINMENT   LINE UP:

SATURDAY  1/4/20

Florida Dance and Art Exhibition       10-Noon

Drum Circle with Kevin Beatkeeper   12-2 PM

Dance Theatre   2-3 PM

LIVE Treasure and Space Coast Radio B94.7, 93.7GYL and Ocean 92.1 – ALL DAY

SUNDAY, 1/5/20

ART Awards presented by Mayor Greg Oravec –  11:15 – Noon

Ft Pierce Jazz & Blues Society JAZZ Concert-  Noon-2 PM

WHLG Coast Radio 101.3 – ALL DAY

 

 

FOOD & BEVERAGES:

Wine and Beer Bar

Granny’s Grill and Seafood Truck,

JUGOBOSSFL Smoothies and Acai Bowls, 

The DOJOE Gourmet Coffees

Cray’s Kettle Korn

T’s Glazed Nuts

Mz Perky Cold Brew Coffee

 

Plus:

Meet more non-profit organizations and art leagues!

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org

www.PSLBG.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Season 2 At St. Lucie Farmer’s Market Kicks Off December 29 With Live Music, BBQ, Pet Programs, Arts, And Culture. Check Out The Excitement Every Sunday!

The St. Lucie Farmers Market (SLFM) kicks off its second year with monthly events that will WOW you!  Their rotating monthly programs include: Beats & BBQ (1st Sunday of the month), Dog Day Afternoon (2nd Sunday of the month), Market Food Frenzy (3rd Sunday of the month), and Arts & Culture Day (4th Sunday of the month). Kick off “Here’s To Your Health 2020” on Sunday, December 29 and ENJOY  COMPLIMENTARY:  Food tastings, Yoga class, Orangetheory Fitness on the lawn, and a free massage at the massage booth!  Put your name in for these free raffles:  3 Orangetheory Fitness classes, Gift Bags, plus a massage by Mumgaya & Healing Arts! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to Rose Sgarlato, Creator/Producer and Lisa Mileti, Event Manager for bringing these exciting events to Port St. Lucie! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Sunday     10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

1855 SW Fountainview Blvd.    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

St. Lucie West Blvd & Peacock

(Enter through Peacock)

Located in St. Lucie West about a mile from First Data Field. Enter through Peacock make a right onto Fountainview, located behind Bob Evans before Carraba’s.

 

 

Easily accessible from I-95 (Exit 121 St. Lucie West)

 

Here’s   The   FREE  Line-Up:

 

Here’s   To   Your   Health   2020               

December 29, 2019  

10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

10 am      Yoga class (free)

11 am       Orangetheory Fitness class (free)

 

 

Throughout the Event:

  • Free food tastings

  • Free massage by Mumgaya & Healing Arts

  • Free raffle for 50 minute massage

  • Free raffle for 3 classes with Orangetheory Fitness

  • Free raffle of a gift by Orangetheory Fitness

  • Fresh Fusion smoothie station and fruit

  • Smack Shak Lobster Rolls

  • Devil’s Breath Healthy food options

  • Greek Food Healthy Fare

 

Coming   Up:

 

 

Beats & BBQ   January 5, 2020

  • Featuring award winning guitarist Jodi Gaines & Eleni Skiba   http://JodiGaines.com

  • BBQ Grill by The Flavored Fork

 

 

 

Mets Mania     January 26 and February 2, 2020

  • Meet the Mets Mascot, Klutch

  • Practice with Chuck Stewart, renown batting coach

  • Live Music 

 

 

 

Want to know what is going on every week?  

Click here!

 

 

 

Vision & Mission

 

 

St. Lucie Farmers Market (SLFM) aims to promote regional growers and producers by providing a productive market place where local vendors interact with area residents and visitors fostering a sense of a community- supported economy.

SLFM will host events on a weekly basis connecting the community to local non-profits, businesses and other community entities

SLFM will provide a family friendly and safe environment, a community venue where locals connect and neighbors mingle.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, or providing entertainment Contact:

 

www.stluciefarmersmarket.com

For vendor application and detailed info: http://stluciefarmersmarket.com/become-a-vendor/

Please call Lisa directly at  561.235.9293 or email: lisa.mileti@gmail.com

rsgarlato@thenetworkrealtygroup.com

 

 

 

 

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PGA/Verano Announces Call For Artists. One Day Indoor Festival Of Arts February 8, 2020 Applications Are Open

Club Talavera at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie announces its Call for Artists for its Annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 8, 2020. This indoor show offers attendees free admission and free parking.  Artists creating 2D and 3D works are encouraged to apply. Proceeds help to benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application.

 

 

 

PGA/ VERANO’S     FESTIVAL     OF    ARTS

CALL    FOR    ARTISTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

11 AM – 3 PM

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Barbara Vennard     bvhere@comcast.net

or

Rickie Leiter      rickie@therickiereport.com

 

 

For more information about the Fort Pierce Jazz Society:

https://www.jazzsociety.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

St. Lucie Farmers Market Opens Applications To Artist, Artisans, Vendors. Showcases Interactive Marketplace On Sundays Beginning November 3

The St. Lucie Farmers Market (SLFM) is entering its second season by celebrating Florida growers, artisans, and food enthusiasts.  This is an interactive marketplace whose mission is to foster a sense of community-supported economy.  Residents of St. Lucie West have embraced this vibrant market with open arms.  The Rickie Report shares a Call For Applications, as the market gears up for season beginning Sunday, November 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opens Sunday, November 3 

 

 

Every Sunday starting Nov. 3

 10am – 2pm

 

 

 

1855 SW Fountainview Blvd.

St. Lucie West Blvd & Peacock

Enter through Peacock.

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

SLFM is seeking creative and fun Florida vendors.

Vendor Fee: $25 per week.

 

 

 

 

 

Located in St. Lucie West about a mile from First Data Field. Enter through Peacock make a right onto Fountainview,  located Bob Evans before Carraba’s.

 

 

Easily accessible from I-95 (Exit 121 St. Lucie West)

 

Vision & Mission

St. Lucie Farmers Market (SLFM) aims to promote regional growers and producers by providing a productive market place where local vendors interact with area residents and visitors fostering a sense of a community- supported economy.

SLFM will host events on a weekly basis connecting the community to local non-profits, businesses and other community entities

SLFM will provide a family friendly and safe environment, a community venue where locals connect and neighbors mingle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:

rsgarlato@thenetworkrealtygroup.com

www.stluciefarmersmarket.com

For vendor application and detailed info: http://stluciefarmersmarket.com/become-a-vendor/

Please call Rose directly at 954-290-4559 or email: rsgarlato@thenetworkrealtygroup.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

PGA/Verano Announces Call For Artists. One Day Indoor Festival Of Arts February 8, 2020 Applications Are Open

Club Talavera at PGA/Verano in Port St. Lucie announces its Call for Artists for its Annual Festival of Arts on Saturday, February 8, 2020. This indoor show offers attendees free admission and free parking.  Artists creating 2D and 3D works are encouraged to apply. Proceeds help to benefit the Ft. Pierce Jazz Society Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application.

 

 

 

PGA/ VERANO’S     FESTIVAL     OF    ARTS

CALL    FOR    ARTISTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

11 AM – 3 PM

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Barbara Vennard     bvhere@comcast.net

or

Rickie Leiter      rickie@therickiereport.com

 

 

For more information about the Fort Pierce Jazz Society:

https://www.jazzsociety.org

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Reminders: Four Calls To Artists For Local, National, International Shows. More Calls To Artists To Come Soon!

The Rickie Report shares reminders for four Calls to Artists of juried art exhibits, including international, national , and local entries.  Please share with other artists, and arts organizations. These are all opportunities to promote your creativity!  Stay tuned, as we announce new Calls to Artists over the next few weeks!

 

REMINDERS:    FOUR   CALLS  TO  ARTISTS

  DEADLINES APPROACHING!

 

 

Martin County Arts Council’s 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show

Entry Deadline – July 31, 2019

All Florida artists in all media are invited to APPLY NOW on CaFE for the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show held at the Court House Cultural Center Galleries in downtown Stuart, Florida.  Selected works will be exhibited from October 18 through December 19, 2019.  Hurry and don’t miss this opportunity to submit your artwork!

 

 

 

Artists & Charities Hand In Hand

 

Entry Deadline – September 15

Fine Art Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. A weekend’s worth of fine art that includes: jewelry, photography, paintings, mixed media, and sculptures represented by some of the best fine artists in South Florida. November 2 & 3rd, 2019

Experience the scope of their genres and meet and chat with the artists.themselves. 20% of all sales are donated to our participating charities –A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation , The Armory Art Center, andPeggy Adams Animal Rescue League

CALL FOR ARTISTS   https://bit.ly/2Y8dZ8S

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes

 

Entry Deadline – September 30

We are a team of art and photography lovers who believe that art, in all its forms, can reach people all over the globe and win hearts and minds for the cause of preserving all forms of life and the environment. To this end we organize exhibitions, contests and other events to focus attention on all that is ENDANGERED in our world.

We believe that reaching out to Young Artists and encouraging them to express their concerns for the environment and endangered species through art is important if we are to safeguard the future of our planet.

Click on the link to submit your fine art or photography!

Any questions? Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

 

 

Entry Deadline –  November 1

 

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!

 

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Announces Arts And Cultural Community Networking Mixer On May 29. Learn More About This Newly Designated Local Arts Agency

The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is bringing together the arts and cultural community at a networking mixer and celebration on Wednesday, May 29. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.  Walk away with new connections and inspiration! The Rickie Report shares the details about this and other ways to connect to SLCA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INVITES  YOU:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 29

5:30 -7:30 pm

Sunrise Theater

117 S 2nd St.    Fort Pierce, FL 34950

 

 

Cost to attend: FREE for St. Lucie Cultural Alliance members and a guest*, $10 for non-members.

If you decide to join St. Lucie Cultural Alliance at or after the event, we will credit your ticket cost toward your new membership.

Questions? Contact Holly Theuns at (772) 462-2783, holly.theuns@artstlucie.org. 

*Call or e-mail us for details about our guest policy.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Fitz-Coy, Communications Manager, tells The Rickie Report, “St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is a young organization, so we’re really trying to build awareness among artists (and galleries and arts organizations as well), about membership and our resources. Artists, musicians, creative professionals, and business, nonprofit and civic leaders are all invited to mix, mingle, and network. St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is celebrating its recent recognition as St. Lucie County’s designated local arts agency.”

 

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For more information:

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave  Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

Resources:

 www.ArtStLucie.org

 https://www.facebook.com/StLucieCulturalAlliance/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

The Friends Of The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Announce 1st Annual Juried Art Show. Applications Open Now For January 4 & 5, 2020

Join the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens for their first annual Art Show in The Gardens on Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020. The show will feature artists representing 2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts from the Treasure Coast and beyond. Applications are due by November 1, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to Artists. What a fabulous setting to see your creative artwork!!  Please note: Non-Profit Art Societies and/or Informational Resource Tables will be available at this event for a low fee. What a fabulous way to network with the community!!

 

 

 

 

2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd.     Port St. Lucie, FL    34952
772.337.1959       

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm  •  Sunday Noon to 4

 

Friends   of   the   Port   St.  Lucie   Botanical   Gardens,   Inc.  

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st    Annual    Art    Show    in    The    Gardens

Saturday, January 4, 2020

&

Sunday, January 5, 2020

9 – 4  Each Day 

 

 

Artists Call For:

2D, 3D, Jewelry and Fine Crafts

Applications are due by November 1, 2019  

 

 

 

 

Please note the Jury Fee for all submissions is $25 and is non-refundable. 

The Jury Fee will be applied to your show/booth fee if your are approved.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

You may also download and print the Artist Application, including the Complete Guidelines and Exhibitor Rules & Regulations by clicking HERE ​(it is also listed below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event:

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Mark Barnes at art@pslbg.org.

 

 

www.PSLBG.org/artapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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City Of Port St. Lucie Calls For Outdoor Public Art, Open To All Artists In The US

The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking a landmark, free standing, outdoor sculpture that will be visually appealing from all sides, serve as a focal point for motorists entering and leaving the city, and complement the residential character of the surrounding neighborhoods.  The roundabout is located in a residential area, at NW Bayshore Boulevard and NW Selvitz Road.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this Call to artists and reminds you that you need not be a resident of Port St. Lucie or Florida to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port St. Lucie is the 8th largest city in Florida and the 3rd largest city in South Florida with over 189,300 residents. It occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, halfway between Miami and Orlando. Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities and dreams.

 

 

Artists and artist teams submit your proposals for a permanent outdoor public art installation to be exhibited at the roundabout at NW Bayshore Boulevard & NW Selvitz Road.

 

Port St. Lucie is seeking a landmark, free standing, outdoor sculpture that will be visually appealing from all sides, serve as a focal point for motorists entering and leaving the city, and complement the residential character of the surrounding neighborhoods. The roundabout is located in a residential area and the City is seeking proposals that reflect multigenerational families and the City’s motto of being a hometown where people live, learn, work and play.

 

ABOUT PORT ST. LUCIE

Project Description

The roundabout’s interior has a concrete six by six foot base in the center that was designed to accommodate a sculpture.

The commissioned artwork will become part of the City’s permanent public art collection. Proposals should:

• Complement the scale, design and landscaping of the roundabout • Be an original design that requires minimal maintenance
• Be visually appealing from a distance
• Not create a distraction for drivers

While artistic quality is very important, works will be reviewed for durability, safety and appropriateness to the site.

 

Artworks must be structurally sound and able to withstand an outdoor environment in a largely unsupervised area that is not protected from weather or curious viewers.

Port St. Lucie has a subtropical climate that is hot and humid, with intense sun and seasonal heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. Avoiding potential problems such as deteriorating rust and fading should be considered.

 

 

Physical Interpretation & Criteria Goals

There is a 6-foot minimum height preference and 12-foot maximum height preference and it must not exceed more than six feet in width. Other sizes will be considered based on how the proposed art piece fits with the space. Create a sense of community and diversity that reflects the City’s motto, “A City for All People.”

 

 

Budget & Terms

The City’s project budget is not to exceed $200,000. This artwork budget will reflect all costs associated with the project, including but not limited to design and engineering, production, transport, installation, site preparation, and travel expenses.

The City will provide the foundation to support the artwork. However, if unusual foundation needs are proposed by the artist, these costs must be accounted for within their proposed artwork budget.

 

Artist Eligibility

The project is open to all professional artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Local artists are encouraged to apply. If applying as an artist team, please identify the team member who will serve as the lead artist.

One submittal per artist or artist team.

 

Submission materials:

Cover Page (RFP) Provide as a PDF.

  • Identification of the artist’s name or artist’s team name
  • Contact information including mailing address, telephone number, email address and name of contact person (team lead)
  • Statement of Interest (500 characters max)
    Provide a narrative of your interest and how you would approach this project.
  • Statement of Qualifications (500 characters max)
    Describe past work and your experience completing other public art projects.
  • Time frame in which the artist would be able to complete the work f rom award of contract to installation.
  • Estimate of annual maintenance requirements and estimated maintenance expense.
  • Description of materials to be used and their durability.Résumé/CV

• Provide as a PDF (2-page maximum).

References

  • Provide as a PDF.
  • A minimum of two professional references.
  • Include names, addresses and phone numbers.Proposal

• Provide as a PowerPoint presentation.

  • –  First Slide: Brief description of proposed artwork and an explanation of how the artwork represents the City of Port St. Lucie’s motto, “A City for All People.”
  • –  One to Five Slides (Work Samples): Provide at most five samples of completed work, one sample per slide. Submissions from artist teams should reflect samples from each artist.
  • –  One to Five Slides (Conceptual Design): Provide any renderings, sketches, or visual representations of proposed artwork. Provide no more than five samples, one per slide
  • –  One Slide (Itemization): Provide an itemized list of materials used, dimensions and market value.Signed W-9 form.Disclosure Statement. Provide as a PDF.

 

Application Deadline:

Deadline for Submission: May 30, 2019

Responses will be received until 2:00 p.m. on May 30, 2019.

June 2019

June 2019 July 2019

August 2019

September 2019 October 2019 April 2020

General review of application and selection of three finalists by the Selection Panel

Artists notified

Presentations by three finalists at a public meeting for final selection by the Selection Panel for recommendation to City Council

Public Art Advisory Board review of final selection and recommendation to City Council

Final Selection by City Council Artist contract finalized and signed Deadline for artwork installation

The City of Port St. Lucie reserves the right to change the dates of the project timeline, to modify this solicitation, to request additional information or proposals from any or all participating artists, to reopen the competition and/or to accept or reject, at any time prior to the commissioning of a work, any or all design proposals.

 

 

Selection Process

A Selection Panel comprised of a member of the City Council, a member of the Public Art Advisory Board, community stakeholders, and a representative of the Public Works Department will review all submitted materials and select three artist finalists. The three finalists will be required to develop additional presentation materials as well as a maquette of their proposed site-specific artwork and travel to Port St. Lucie to make a formal presentation to the Selection Panel and members of the community. The Selection Panel will then select a final candidate to recommend to City Council. The three selected finalists will be paid an honorarium of $1,500.00 for travel expenses, oral presentation, and material costs.

 

 

Selection Criteria

  • Proposed artwork exhibits artistic merit, quality, and innovate design.
  • Proposed artwork is appropriate to the site in size, materials and structural integrity.
  • Proposed artwork meets the requirements of this Call to Artist.
  • Professional qualifications of artist or artist team and experience with similar public art projects including the fabrication and installation permanent artwork suitable for outdoor elements.
  • Evidence of the artist’s (or artist-team) ability to successfully complete the work as proposed in the timeline.

 

For more information contact:

772-871-5213 • Susan List at slist@cityofpsl.comwww.CityofSPL.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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