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Kaye Street Water Tank Project, West Palm Beach, FL


Budget: $35,000
Activated: 06/22/2018
Deadline: 07/25/2018 5:00 PM Central Time
Call Summary
The Art in Public Places Committee (AiPP) is seeking a professional visual artist or artist team to create a site-specific artwork. The project is funded by the AiPP in collaboration with the City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities.

Application deadline is Wednesday, July 25 2018 and is open to all professional artists residing in the United States.
Budget Description
The budget for this project is $35,000.

The budget is all inclusive and includes all costs, such as but not limited to: artist fee, design research and development, community meetings, materials, permits, installation, travel costs, etc.

Teams must split the allotted budget amount.
Project Description
The Art in Public Places Committee (AiPP) is seeking a professional artist or artist team to create a site-specific artwork. The water tank is located at 4400 Parker Avenue a busy thoroughfare a few miles south of the downtown area and near Dreher Park. The neighboring community seeks an artwork and/or design that serves as a visual enhancer, which is unique to this setting, while creating a focal point of interest for viewers.
Artwork Goals
The final design should beautify and enhance the aesthetics of the surrounding area.
The artwork design will visually enhance and complement the surrounding area.
The artwork design should be a welcoming feature that is unique and original.
The design should enhance community identity and place.
Artwork Location Description
4400 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach
The Water Tank is located at the intersection of Kaye Street and Parker Ave.
Only part of the water tank will be visually addressed.
Site History
Water Tank Details:
Tank Height: 57' 10" (Top of Wall - Dome not included)
Tank Diameter: 78' 6" (Outside)
Color: Beige
The project is open to professional visual artists* residing in the United States. Artist should have experience in the design, production and installation of site-responsive public art.
*Artist means a professional in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indications of a person's status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts. The term "artist" includes local artists.

Artists are encouraged to make proposals in various mediums, including but not limited to paint, lighting, or some combination.

Due to the irregular surface of the tank’s concrete coating, wraps will not be a feasible medium.

Artist working in different mediums (painting, lighting, combination of the two) are encouraged to apply.

Artist must be able to effectively work within the project timeline and collaborate with City Staff and the Public Art Committee as required.
Application Requirements
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 7
Artist Statement: 300 word maximum
Letter of Interest: 500 word maximum
Resume: applications shall include a current resume that outlines your professional accomplishments as an artist. Max. 2pgs. Past work samples: up to 7 images with annotated image list (see below): The submitted images should demonstrate your qualifications for this project. Description of past work shall include the following: title, year, location, dimensions, materials, and budget.
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Additional Requirements
Agreement Information for Kaye Street Water Tank Agreement/Certification
Selection Information
Selection Process
The City of West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places Committee will review the submittals and select an artist or artist team to work with the community to develop a design concept. Award of a contract for creating and installing the artwork is contingent upon final approval of the City Commission.

Applications not meeting the submitted guidelines will not be considered.
Selection Criteria
Based on qualifications one artist or artist team will be selected to work with the community and develop a final concept proposal that addresses the following:
o Historic significance. The proposed historic element is historically important, reflects the history of the city or the character of the surrounding neighborhood. OR Cultural significance. The proposed element is culturally significant and reflects the aesthetic and cultural traditions and diversity of the city or the surrounding neighborhood.
o Visual accessibility. The proposed art/element will be readily visible to the public and meet the location requirements of this article.
o Quality. The proposed artist is professionally recognized in the medium and the proposed art/element is of quality and enduring value.
o Appropriateness to site. The proposed art/element is of design, scale and material appropriate scale to the site.
o Compatibility. The proposed art/element is compatible with the surrounding neighborhood.
o Public Welfare. The proposed art/element is not detrimental to the public welfare and will not constitute a safety hazard.
o Maintenance. The proposed art/element will not require extraordinary maintenance and the maintenance plan addresses vandalism, weathering, and the life of the artwork.
o Artistic Merit in an artist body of work; demonstrated aesthetic excellence of past projects.
o Innovative and Effective Approaches in creating public artworks, and demonstrated delivery of successful execution and completion of the projects.


July 25, 2018 Application Deadline

August 2018 Selection Committee Review

September 2018 Contract Execution
October 2018 Community meetings
November Final Design Presentation and Approval City Commission
January 2019 Completion of project

*The City reserves the right to change the proposed dates.
Additional Resources
Location of Kaye Street Water Tank (JPG)
Water Tank (PNG)
Contact Information
Sybille Welter
401 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach FL 33401 United States
Submission Instructions