Project Overview: Hillsborough County (County) is interested in receiving submissions from artists demonstrating their ability to provide a mosaic tile mural that focuses on the history of Hillsborough County and its development by transit, via rail, river, bay, water, road, air, and other ways. The artwork is to be installed in the main lobby of the Frederick B. Karl County Center building. Images and floor plans of the proposed space are included in Exhibit A of this document.
The project will have several stakeholders including the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration, the Public Art Committee, various County Departments, and other interested community organizations and individuals. The desired theme for the artwork is the history of transportation in Hillsborough County and its development through transit. The artist should propose a medium that is durable and requires low maintenance. The Artist should consider how the mural transitions at the floor. The selected artist(s) will be responsible for the design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork, to include structural design and related permitting. The artwork will become part of the County’s permanent public art collection. Artists are encouraged to submit along with their qualifications, illustrations (images, renderings), and a brief statement describing an initial concept idea for this project.
A minimum of three finalists will be selected to provide site specific proposals. Shortlisted artists shall coordinate with the Tampa Bay History Center, the custodians of the County’s valuable history, in preparation of their site-specific proposals. Each selected finalist will be paid an honorarium of up to $500.00 (five hundred dollars) for site specific proposals. Site Specific Proposals must include a site specific maquette and/or other visual depictions of the proposed artwork. Final selection will be made by the Board of County Commissioners.
- Contact Name: Amanda Grant
- Contact Phone: 813-274-1660