Municipal Park Veteran’s Memorial- Port St. Lucie, FL

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Port St. Lucie & Designing Local

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  • Location of Commission

    Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Anna Talarico

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking an artist or artist team for the design, fabrication, and installation of a permanent work(s) of public art within a municipal park (site to be determined). The artist(s) selected for the commission will conceptualize and identify appropriate aesthetic treatments to proposed project elements. The artist(s) must be able to work in collaboration with a Project Team made up of the representatives from the City of Port St. Lucie, the project designer, the departments responsible for the site, city leadership and the community.

    Project Description and Location

    The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking an artist or artist team with experience creating site-specific art installations. The City is seeking artistic excellence and innovation in past artwork, especially in similar settings.

    The newly-created monument for a municipal park (site to be determined) will honor those who have served in combat and have experienced mental health hardship, or have died as a result of the emotional and physical wounds of war.

    Project Goals
    • The artwork should be a signature piece for the Port St. Lucie community and enhance the physical environment and experience of Port St. Lucie residents.
    • Content Goals:
      • Artwork will contain scenes from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and all Middle East Wars.
      • Artwork should reflect scenes of war from a soldier’s viewpoint, memory, and/or reflections (i.e., Soldier’s face in the foreground with smaller images of war in the background)
      • Monument should contain a quote relating to the piece (i.e. ““Although we have left the war, the war will never leave us”)
      • Overall artwork should have a unifying name
    • Material Expectations:
      • Black granite slab will be either: (A) 1 slab that measures 6’ x 10’ x 4” or (B) 3 individual slabs that measure 6’ x 3’ x 4”.
      • All artwork should be proportional to the size of granite that will be displayed
    • The artwork must be properly scaled to surroundings.
    • The materials used must be able to withstand extreme weather and heavy traffic.

    • The artwork should appeal to a mass audience.
    • The artwork should be structurally sound and require low upkeep and minimal maintenance costs.

    Submission Format

    Responses shall be submitted as a single PDF file via email to Anna Talarico, [email protected]. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent upon submission. If the items are too large for email, please contact Anna for Google Drive Transmittal. Files may also be zipped and reduced so that the email attachments are no larger than 15MB. The selection committee may reach out to request higher resolution images.

    Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions.