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St. Augustine FL Public Art Exhibition – Obelisk Art 450 – deadline 2-1-15

Published January 13, 2015
Lots of questions and lots of interest in the first-of-its-kind public art project in St. Augustine.​
So we extended the deadline to Sunday, February 1 at midnight. 
Up to 25 artists will be selected and then announced Saturday, February 14, on Valentines Day. 
Be a part of a unique and inspired ​, international​exhibition at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in September, followed by a four-month, historic downtown public art exhibition October 2015 through January 2016.
For all details and how to submit please see the Call to Artists on the Compassionate St. Augustine website:
The Compassionate St. Augustine mission is to influence, inspire and grow a culture of compassion in St. Augustine through advocacy, awareness & action.
This public art initiative aims to encourage members of our historic city and beyond to follow and respect four values –– Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Compassion –– that are the foundational pillars of the historic Monumento de la Constitución obelisk on the city’s public square.
Site selection:
Each historic site is being selected based on the four foundational pillars, artists are being asked to speak to their own compassion in addition to the historic nature of their site as they address their 8.5-foot obelisk replica (provided) of the original 30-foot monument.
Obelisk Art 450, a temporary public art exhibition and an initiative of Compassionate St. Augustine, a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
$1,000, plus a percentage of auction proceeds.
Project Location:
Various historic outdoor public sites, primarily throughout downtown St. Augustine.
Extended Deadline:
Sunday, February 1, 2015 midnight (Eastern).
Open to professional artists without geographic restrictions.
Based on recent work, awards, museum exhibitions and any public art projects completed.
Artist selection panel:
Wesley Gibbon, Associate Director, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida and board member, Art in Public Places, Jacksonville, Florida.
Glenn Weiss, Consultant for Public Art, Streetscapes and Civic Enhancements in South Florida; former director of art projects at Times Square Alliance, NYC.
Constance White, council member, Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts; Vice President of Public Art at the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg in Virginia; former director public art program, San Diego International Airport, California.
REVISED Schedule:
February 1, 2015: All artist submissions due, midnight, ET – Super Bowl Sunday!
February 14, 2015: Selected artists announced – Happy Valentines Day!
February 21, 2015: Signed agreements returned to OA450 (see Agreement, page 4).
March 2015: Submit, discuss concept for design with OA450 curator.
April 1 – 8, 2015: Obelisks available for pickup.
August, 2015: Spaces become available to artists wishing to complete Obelisk in St. Augustine.
August 31, 2015: All Obelisks delivered to the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in St. Augustine, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 4, 2015: Exhibition at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum opens to the public.
October, 2015 – January, 2016: Public art exhibition on sites throughout downtown St. Augustine.
February, 2016:        OA450 auction. 
Interested professional artists please email the following as attachments to by Sunday, February 1, 2015, midnight, ET:
A 1-page resume (see details)
A 1-page bio and statement indicating interest and artistic intention for OA450 
Up to eight (8) images of recent, relevant work, see Call for further details
For all details and how to submit please see the Call to Artists: