CALL TO ARTISTS

  • Photograph of PRIDE flag painted on a Boynton Beach intersection in 2021
    PRIDE Intersection 2021

Welcome to the City of Boynton Beach "Call to Artists" 

Opportunities are posted here for new public art commission, exhibitions, jobs and art fairs sponsored by the City of Boynton Beach.  Other opportunities in South Florida and the Treasure Coast can be posted by request.    The Public Art Program strives to enhance the arts by supporting Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County and other Florida artists in the region.   Click here to be on the mailing list for announcements.   https://bit.ly/BoyntonList

CALL TO ARTISTS:  QUANTUM ECO PARK
DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2021    5:00 PM

The City of Boynton Beach Public Art Program seeks an artist to join the design team for the new 60-acre Quantum Eco Park at approximately
3111 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach, Florida.  
bit.ly/EcoParkGoogleMap

Required Artist Services

Develop affordable artistic ideas for the new Eco Park in collaboration with the design team for the current and future park development.  In the first phase, the artistic ideas can be implemented without significant additional cost to the construction of the landscape or park elements.  The artistic ideas for future park development may include direct artist creations such as sculptures or ornamental gateways.  These future creations may be artworks by the contracted artist or other artists. 

The artist will prepare a visual document of ideas that can be presented to the Art Advisory Board for review and approval.  The illustrations of ideas for the first phase must be sufficient for incorporation by the design team into construction documents.  All the first phase ideas should be acceptable to the design team, Public Art Manager, the Director of Recreation and Parks,  Director of Public Works and City Manager.

For purposes of clarity, the following are the types design modifications that might be possible in the first phase:

  • Direction, shape and topping of hardscape such as sidewalks or shelter floors
  • The clearing of existing or installation of new trees, palms & other plants
  • The use of earthmoving equipment to make berms or retention areas.
  • The sandblasting, imprinting or staining surfaces such as sidewalk, benches, rocks, etc.
  • The reuse of existing stones, or if affordable, the acquisition of stones.
  • The shaping or modifying dead or dying trees.
  • The placement and method of lighting.
  • The design of directional or interpretative signage.
  • Affordable additions to benches, shelters, lamppost, etc such as laser or waterjet cut shapes


As a member of the design team, the artist will participate in any public presentations.  If the artist wishes to engage members of the Boynton Beach community in a dialogue about the park and its elements, the artist must secure the approval of the Public Art Manager who will confer with other City departments.   

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Talented visual artist with experience in public art projects
  • Knowledge and artistic interpretation of Florida flora and fauna
  • Thinking demonstrated in part artworks that could be used in the design of a natural landscape and typical park elements such as sidewalks, gateways, benches, shelters, signage, docks, etc.
  • Experience working with professional designers such as landscape architects, architects, engineers and graphic designers.
  • Knowledge of the cultural traditions and innovations of the diverse communities living in Boynton Beach. 


Eligibility

  • Must be a US citizen or green card holder.
  • Must be able to secure general commercial liability insurance for the term of the contract.


Ineligibility

  • Owners, employees or subcontractors of the design team for Quantum Eco Park.
  • Members, immediate family members and business partners of the members of the Art Advisory Board.
  • Members of any City of Boynton Beach advisory board or City Commission.
  • Employees of the City of Boynton Beach.


Extra Consideration

  • To expand the diversity of artists creating work in the City of Boynton Beach, artists that have not been previously commissioned for public art with the private developers or the City under its Art in Public Places program.
  • Artists with life experiences with the diverse ethnic and cultural communities of Florida including but not limited to African Americans, Caribbean Americans and Hispanic Americans.
  • Artist based in south Florida at least 50% of the year.


Compensation

The artist will be paid $5,000 for the required artistic services including all travel.

Schedule

The work will begin late fall 2020 and complete prior to spring 2020.

On Site

The artist must be onsite at least three separate times during the design phase.  Most meetings and discussions will be virtual.

Future work

If agreed at the end of the contract, the artist may be hired for additional work and advice for the fabrication and construction phases. 

Copyright

As the artist is part of the design team, any general ideas to enhance the Eco Park developed during the design will belong the City of Boynton Beach. The artist will maintain the copyright to any specific design element illustrated and grant the City rights to reproduce the illustrations for any and all non-commercial purposes.

Application

Submit the following to Public Art Manager at publicart@bbfl.us by 5:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

  • PDF of Cover Letter with
    • brief artist statement,
    • artist contact information,
    • artist website and one social media address,
    • brief statements about past experience with design collaboration
    • two references with phone numbers and emails.
  • PDF of Resume
  • PDF of 15 images of relevant artwork or projects in horizontal format.  Must have a minimum of ten unique works or public art projects.  Any explanatory text should be in the PFD.  See sample image below.  Be simple.

Questions

Glenn Weiss, Public Art Manager, publicart@bbfl.us, 561-742-6026

See Attachments at bottom of Call to Artists Page

 

Sample Slide:  Shows 2021 PRIDE street mural.
Banner for Arts & Cultural Center

Semi-Annual Affordable Art Show:  Holiday Edition
December 2nd to 21st, 2021
Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center, 125 East Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, 33435

Application Due:  November 22, 2021
Boynton Beach and other Palm Beach County Artists Only
Click Here to Apply:  https://bit.ly/BoyntonHolidaySale

The Public Art Program and the Arts & Cultural Center of Boynton Beach invites you to sell your artwork in the first Boynton Beach Semi-Annual Affordable Art Show:  Holiday Edition.  Each adult artist can submit one or two artworks with a sale price of $25, $50 or $100.  If we have space, the second artwork can be displayed and sold.   

The artwork must be ready to hang on the wall with one nail, be no larger than 18 x 24 inches including the frame, and weigh less than 2 pounds.   At this time, we cannot accept 3D objects for table top display nor fragile objects that may easily break from dropping.  Jewelry or other small objects can be displayed in frame, box and transparent bag, but the  potential buyers will not be able to remove and touch.  

Artists will be accepted in a first come, first served basis until the maximum wall space is reached.  Artists must live or work in Palm Beach County and be over 18 years old.  A section will be reserved for artists living or working in Boynton Beach.   City employees can participate.

Participating Organizations:  Zero Empty Spaces, Box Gallery, Boynton Beach Arts District, ArtSynergy and more to come.

The artwork must be handmade or designed by the artist, be well constructed, and meet basic artistic criteria for works of art or craft.  There is no restrictions on the type of artwork, but the content cannot offend community standards.  The City reserves the full rights to determine if the artwork meets the criteria for display and to remove any artwork at any time.  

The City will handle the sales of the artwork.  The payments for artworks sold will be sent to the Artists at the end of January.  A 10% service charge will be deducted from the payment to the artists.  

Schedule
Last Day to Submit an Application      ....................November 22, 2021
Last Day Application Approved      .........................November 23, 2021  
Bring Artwork to the Arts & Cultural Center    November 30 & December 1
Opening Reception    ..................................................December 2 at 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Friday Night Concert in the Town Square    .......December 3 at 6 pm to 9 pm
Exhibition Closes    .....................................................December 21, 5:00 PM
Last Day to Artist Pickup ( Artist Trade Closing Party ?)     January 5, 2021

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 8 pm.
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm  (Perhaps until 5 PM).

Additional terms  
The full extent of the City's liability is the declared value of the artwork less 10%.  The City is only responsible for the artwork from the time of delivery to the time of pick-up, but no later than January 5, 2021 at 8 PM.  The artist, not the City, is responsible for the delivery and pick-up from the Arts & Cultural Center. 

The artist stipulates that artist owns the copyright and grants the City the right publish images of the artworks for all non-commercial purposes related to promoting the exhibition.   The City will identify the artist and artwork except for overall images of exhibition space with the artworks.  

Volunteers
We are seeking volunteers to assist with sales and visitor education.  Send an email to publicart@bbfl.us or click the box in the application.

Application Due:  November 22, 2021
Click Here to Apply:  https://bit.ly/BoyntonHolidaySale

BOYNTON BEACH PUBLIC ART COORDINATOR
Job Applications Due:  November 5, 2021

Click Here to Apply Online.

The Public Art Program seeks an individual with a love for the arts and a diverse set of skills to assist with the management and promotion of visual art exhibitions, commissioning of new public artworks, the maintenance of existing artwork and smooth administrative operations.  The ideal candidate has an educational degree in art or design, skills in graphic software and proven administrative experience.  Experience working with artists, organizing exhibitions and promoting via social media are a bonus. The specific days and hours worked each week are flexible.  In-person work required, not remote. 

The Public Art Program manages the selection and install of public art for the City, produces bi-monthly exhibitions in the Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center, assists private developers in finding artists and purchasing artworks, staffs a monthly Art Advisory Board meeting, produces major annual Kinetic Biennial or Avenue of the Arts outdoor sculpture events and maintains public art.  Examples of specific tasks include responding to inquiries, recording and organizing artist applications, processing contracts and invoices, hanging artworks, social media posting & scheduling and collate and distribute meeting agendas.

Learn more about the Public Art Program here:   

Boynton Beach Solid Waste Truck

Honoring Solid Waste Workers in Boynton Beach

In the  winter 2022, the Public Art Program will be issuing a Call for Artists to create a work of art to tell the stories of the Solid Waste Truck Drivers in Boynton Beach.  The project requires that the artist(s) "ride along" with each driver while developing the artwork.  The artwork can be a video, digital book, songs, photography, etc and public art.  The artist or artist team must make a formal public presentation/performance/dialogue for the truck drivers and their friends and families.    A permanent display of some type must be made.  

If you are interested, please join the mailing list at https://bit.ly/BoyntonList 

Seeking Muralists and Wall Owners

In 2022, the Public Art Program will sponsoring and co-sponsoring murals in the City of Boynton Beach.  The official Mural Initiative and Guidelines is currently under preparation for future adoption by the City Commission.  

If you are....

  • Muralist
  • Community group with an idea for Mural
  • A wall owner that would like a Mural

Please join our mailing and you will receive information about how to participate when the program is approved in 2022. Click here:  https://bit.ly/BoyntonList