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Posted on: September 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Call to Artists

The City of Pembroke Pines will wrap digital  versions of artworks on traffic signal boxes along Pines Boulevard. The goal is to add an aesthetically pleasing element to transform a traffic signal box into a piece of art.

The images submitted must reflect the theme of The Kindness Initiative. This initiative was implemented by Mayor Frank C. Ortis and promotes awareness for Kindness, Compassion and Forgiveness. Please refer to link for more information, Artwork must be able to be distinguishable from a distance. No logos or words are to be used in the design. These boxes belong to Broward County and The Florida Department of Transportation and designs that promote or encourage the use of the following shall be prohibited:

Tobacco: Images associated with or which may be associated with cigars, cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products.

Alcohol: Images associated with or which may be associated with alcoholic beverages including, but not limited to, beer, wine and distilled spirits.

Human Reproduction/Sexuality products and Services: Images associated with or which may be associated with products or services related to human reproduction, sexuality, or sexual stimulation, including but not limited to contraceptive products or services, or other products or services related to sexual hygiene and counseling with regards to pregnancy, abortion, or other sexual matters or entertainment directed to sexual stimulation.

Demeaning or disparaging words: Images containing words that demean or disparage an individual or group of individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Profanity: Images containing profane language. 

Firearms: Images containing an image or depiction of firearm.

Violence: Images containing an image or description of graphic violence or the depiction of weapons or other implements or devices associated with an act(s) of violence or harm to a person or animal.

Unlawful goods or services: Images which promote or encourage or appear to promote or encourage, unlawful, illegal behavior or activities.

Obscenity or Nudity: Images which contain obscene material or imply or appear to imply, or promote or appear to promote nudity. For purposes of these guidelines, “obscene” and “nudity” shall have the meanings contained in the Florida Statutes, as may be amended form time to time.

“Adult” oriented goods or services: Images which promote or encourage, or appear to promote or encourage, adult book stores, nude dance clubs, and other adult entertainment establishments, adult telephone services, adult internet sites and escort services[IS2] .

Potential Danger: Images which contain the word “stop,” “drive,” “danger,” or any other word, phrase, symbol, lighting, or any other devices or any other components thereof, or character likely to interfere with or mislead pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

Temporary Installation Stipend
The City of Pembroke Pines will pay $200 for each original artwork selected.  

Box Locations
Ten (10) boxes will be wrapped and all are positioned off Pines Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in Pembroke Pines. Exact intersections TBA. The boxes sit on the ground and vary in size, but most are 5’ X 2’ X 4’ feet.

The City will contract with a vinyl wrap company to install the artwork

Submission Requirements
This call is open to all beginning, emerging and accomplished artists 18 years or older. Experience in vinyl wraps or public art is NOT necessary. Artists skilled in any arts medium (to include but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, digital, etc…) are encouraged to apply. Artwork must be unique, original and created by the artist. Artists shall comply with all applicable rules, ordinances, codes, statutes, laws and regulations.

Artists will be required to sign an “Agreement for Provision of Art to Be Used on Traffic Boxes”  for their designs, if selected.  

The City may select multiple designs from each artist. Chosen designs can be placed at more than one location. Artists may submit no more than ten (10) images with a minimum resolution of 360 DPI. The images submitted are the works of art the artist is proposing for the wraps. Once images are selected, the artists will work with City Staff and Vendor for final placement on traffic box. 

Click here to submit images: Traffic Box Images

Artist Selection Process
The selection process is managed by the City of Pembroke Pines. The City will create an Artist Review Panel that will serve as the selection committee[. The Artist Review Panel will recommend the selected artist/artwork to the Art and Culture Advisory Board. The Art and Culture Advisory Board and/or City Staff will have final approval of the selected artist, artwork and location of artwork. Contact the City of Pembroke Pines Cultural Division for all questions and information.

Other Selection Issues
1.      Conflict of Interests: Artists with immediate family or business partners on the Artist Review Panel or program staff are not eligible to apply. A selection committee member may choose to withdraw from discussion and voting for any apparent conflict of interest.

2.      Artist Review Panel Contacts: Artist applicants should not contact the Artist Review Panel/Arts and Culture Advisory Board Members between the release of the Call to Artists and the completion of the selection process. Contact the City of Pembroke Pines for all questions and information.

Anticipated Art Project Schedule
Call to Artists Posted                                                                    Monday, September 10, 2018
Submission Deadline                                                                    Friday, October 26, 2018
Artist Selection                                                                              Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Fabrication and Installation process will begin                        February 2018

Contact: Holly Bonkowski, Division Director of Cultural Arts
Phone: (954) 392-2122




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