Call Detail
Colony West Entrance Design Team/Inspiration Way

Entry Deadline: 4/2/19
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida

NAME: Colony West Hotel: Design Team Artist

LOCATION: Pine Island and McNab Road, Tamarac, Florida

DUE DATE OF APPLICATION: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

PROJECT BUDGET: Budget of $75,000                    



Public Art Project Description

The City of Tamarac, Florida is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to be part of the design team for the Colony West Clubhouse and Fairfield Inn by Marriott master planned project, located at 6850 and 6800 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, Florida. The artist will work with the team and design artwork for the entry of an elaborate circular entry for both the Clubhouse and Hotel adjacent to the front entrance of the newly constructed clubhouse and hotel. A water feature may be considered. Three artists will be selected as semi-finalists to develop and present design proposals. Each will receive a $1,000 stipend with no travel involved and $1500 with travel of more than 500 miles. The winning artist will be awarded a $75,000 contract and will be responsible for the creation and installation of the final work.


The application deadline is Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and is open to all professional artists nationwide with experience working with public agencies and professional engineers.


Qualities of Artwork


This Request for Proposal is emphasizing the City of Tamarac’s desire to commission artwork that represents its changing community and depicts the city’s mission as ‘The City for Your Life’. Once known for its retirement community, Tamarac has now evolved into a City of families and youth. The artwork must be capable of “holding its own” as it will be one of Tamarac’s Signature Sculpture that will help define the City.


Description of Location

The sculpture will be located at the entry of an elaborate circular entry for both the Clubhouse and Hotel adjacent to the front entrance of the newly constructed clubhouse and hotel.

Artist Requirements Once Selected:

Transportation and off-truck loading of the artwork to the specific site in Tamarac;

Installation of the artwork;

Design development and modifications with drawings and/or models sufficient to secure to approval of the Public Art Committee and the City Commission.

Construction documents signed by a Florida engineer

A minimum of three meetings with the Public Art Committee and/or the City Commission to discuss aspects of artwork: either via phone or in person.

Professional photos of the completed artwork for publication and marketing.


Highlights from the following will be required in the contract (see attached draft contract in substantial form as required if selected):

• Indemnify, and hold the City of Tamarac harmless from any and all claims and damages

• Liability and other insurance.


a.    Artist

  • General Liability Insurance naming the City as an additional insured.
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance or a Florida Workers’ Compensation Exemption.  If the artist will not be coming on City Property, Workers’ Compensation is not required.
  • Automobile Liability proof of insurance (personal automobile insurance proof is acceptable)


b.    Installation Company


  • General Liability Insurance naming the City as additional insured.
  • Worker’s compensation Insurance or a Florida Worker’s Compensation Exemption as required by Florida Statue.
  • Automobile Liability Insurance

 c.    Professional Engineer – Proof of Professional Liability Insurance.

 The City reserves the right to modify the draft contract provided with this Call.

 Anticipated Art Project Schedule (subject to change)

 ·         Artist Applications Deadline: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

 ·         Public Art Committee Selection of Semi-Finalists: Tuesday, April 16,2019 

 ·         Notification: (Dates are tentative and subject to change)


• City Commission Approval: MAY 2019

• Artwork Permitting/Installed: TBD





Artwork Budget


The budget for the project established is $75,000. The budget includes all cost, i.e. research, community and agency meeting cost, design, materials, permitting as needed, fabrication, installation, photography, insurance, proposals, travel, sales taxes, lighting, concrete pads, labor, structural engineering, and transportation.


Artist Eligibility


The project is open to all professional visual artists or artist team in the United States. Artists/artist teams should have experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm with government agencies. Artist/Artist teams must be able to effectively work within the project timeline and collaborate with the Architects of Record, General Contractors, multiple Governmental Agencies, Community Groups, City Staff and the Public Art Committee whenever it is required. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner 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.

Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee, City Staff or Program Administrators, or whose art work already exist in the City’s public art inventory.


Selection Process


The Tamarac Public Art Committee manages the application process and will review the proposals. The committee includes arts professionals and community representatives, and City Staff. The committee will review the submissions and invite a short list of three (3) semi-finalists to be interviewed. Each semi-finalist will receive a $1,000 stipend with no travel involved and $1500 with travel of more than 500 miles The Committee will make a recommendation of award of the final contract to the City Commission, based on its evaluation of the artwork proposal, experience of artist and references. The City Commission will make the final award to the selected Artist.  The committee and/or the City Commission reserves the right to withhold the commission award if it should not find a satisfactory artwork.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals


All artists must meet the guidelines of the program.

1. Artistic merit of concept.

2. Style and Appropriateness: Artwork should demonstrate that it is compatible in relationship to the landscape and Tamarac Community.

3. Technical Considerations and Feasibility: Including the artist’s artistic history and experience in completing public art projects within the timeline and budget, as well as the sustainability of the project.

4. Safety and Maintenance: Artwork should be durable, meet the requirements of insurance policies and be resistant to theft and/or vandalism. Materials should require minimal periodic maintenance and be readily available if conservation or restoration is necessary.

5. Diversity: Reflects the overall project goal to strive for diversity in style, scale, media and artists working in traditional and contemporary art forms.


Application Requirements


All submissions must be done via CAFÉ at


Shortlist/Second Selection


Upon review of all the proposals submitted through CAFE, three semi-finalists artists will be selected to submit the following information. The final Artist will be selected from these requirements.


Please submit the following:

1. Proposed concept 3D Digital Model or Maquette. Model must include a scaled plan of the proposed location, and a plan dimensioned elevation of the concept. Model must also include perspectives of the concept, information regarding materials, weights, colors and any other relevant details.

2. Site Plan. Plan must include perspective drawing between artwork and sidewalk or other public space, and show all design features to create a space with foreground and backdrop for artwork. Site plan shall also show pedestrian access to the artwork and hide light fixtures shining on artwork from public view.

3. Project Maintenance Instructions

4. An Itemized Project Budget.


All items become the property of the City of Tamarac.



All questions must be submitted to AND no later than Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Website for City of Tamarac:

Tamarac Public Art Committee


Tobey Archer, Chair

Brian Zambrano, Vice Chair

Rowena Smith

Elliot Bastien

Phil Prentice


Gadson & Ravitz, LLC – Public Art Administrators


The Community: Tamarac, Florida


Tamarac is a unique city that has been built through a strong and dedicated community spirit, good land use planning and prudent management of municipal resources. Since its incorporation in 1963, Tamarac has prospered and grown into a full service city. Tamarac is approximately 12 square miles located in central Broward County. The approximate population of the City is 63,000. The City of Tamarac constantly strives to meet the needs and improve the health, welfare and safety of its residents. Tamarac prides itself on being a government that is responsive to its residents and is “Committed to Excellence….Always.”