Roundabout Site Design
Event Dates: 7/3/18 - 11/30/18
Entry Deadline: 9/7/18
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
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Call to Artists
The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee (TSPAC) seeks to commission an artistic site design and installation to showcase Glenna Goodacre’s “Naiads” sculptures. The Naiads in Greek mythology are nature goddesses of fresh water. Goodacre portrayed these water nymphs with four life-size sculptures each illustrating the expressiveness for which Goodacre is known. Images and diagrams are included under "View Site Details."
The scope of work includes 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 $25,000, 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 the United States.
Roundabout at the intersection of Dodecanese and Roosevelt Boulevards, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689.
The site selected for the Naiads is near the Anclote River on which the sponge docks were built over one hundred years ago to support the local sponge diving trade. The proximity to fresh water and the Greek heritage of Tarpon Springs offer an ideal setting for Goodacre’s artist proof set of only fifteen Naiads produced.
Elements of vibrant Greek, down-home southern, and northern snowbird influences combine with natural history and beauty to define the City’s unique sense of place. A colony of performing and visual artists have found inspiration in Tarpon Springs for over a century, and many examples of art and architecture can be found throughout the City.
Project Description and Goals
The scope of work includes an illustrated design concept, materials, construction, and installation – making the site ready for installation of the four bronze sculptures. One Naiad is designed in a seated position so a base appropriate for her must be incorporated into the design. Another Naiad is kneeling, and two are standing. Placement configuration of the four sculptures is at the discretion of the artist. Sculptures will be bolted into place. Please refer to the images and diagrams under "View Site Details."
Materials and craftmanship must be durable, low maintenance, and include a five-year warranty. Site design should be structurally sound and meet applicable standards of the Florida Building Code. The TSPAC requests that the artist be on site for installation of the Naiads sculptures as a consultant.
The roundabout site is currently a respite area with trees, seating, and overhead shade sails. These elements should be incorporated into the site design. As the Naiads are fresh water goddesses, water should be depicted in the design; but no actual water feature is desired for the site. Flush-mount in-ground lighting, as an element of the design, is required. Pedestrian and bicyclist tripping hazards should be considered in the design, as should vehicular traffic.
The site design is not only a backdrop for the Naiads, but in itself should entice Sponge Docks’ visitors to the west end and should celebrate the rich culture of Tarpon Springs. The TSPAC anticipates the finished site will garner photo opportunities and that vistors will want to be close to the Naiads.