Bloom Where You Are Planted exhibition features art that metaphorically conveys thriving in difficult circumstances, just like a flower that blooms despite its surroundings.
May 22, 2024 – October 30, 2024
- ALL Mediums Welcome.
- Two-Dimensional Originals Only. No Reproductions.
- Finished on All Sides
- Wired Across Back or D-Ring Hanger Hooks at Top Third.
Minimum size: 30" width x 30" height, including frame if applicable.
Maximum size: 56" width x 70" height, including frame if applicable.
- Only one (1) application and one (1) artwork per Artist.
- No artwork that has previously been selected and displayed at the Art Gallery at PBI is eligible for this exhibition.
Open to all Artists who are residents of Palm Beach County at the time of application submission. Minors in the age range of 15 to 17 who are residents of Palm Beach County may also apply. If selected, an Artist who is a minor, and their parent or guardian, will be required to sign an acknowledgement form prior to entering into an artwork loan agreement with Palm Beach County.
- Call to Artists Announced: June 29, 2023
Online Application Due: July 24, 2023 11:59pm EDT
- Issuance of Art Acceptance Notification: No later than August 18, 2023 4:00pm EDT
Deliver Artwork to PBI Art Gallery September 12, 2023
- Pick-Up Artwork at PBI Art Gallery: March 12, 2024 10:00am-11:00am EDT
THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT PALM BEACH COUNTY'S SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION
The Art Gallery at PBI is centrally located on level 2 in the atrium near the putting green. Its pre-security location encourages passengers and locals to discover the exceptional works by Artists who call The Palm Beaches home. As a major gateway to South Florida, Palm Beach International Airport serves over 6.7 million passengers annually and offers over 200 nonstop flights daily.
To apply for the Let There Be Light exhibition Artist shall:
Complete on-line application with information and images.
Submit a single image of 1 artwork in finished and final form, including frame if applicable.
Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for application. Application is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
Click here to submit your application.
Art will be selected by a Selection Panel including members of the County's Public Art Committee and a representative from PBI. The County reserves the right to make changes to the membership of the Selection Panel if necessary.
Exhibitions in PBI's Art Gallery are curated by Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator.
County will photograph and/or video record artists upon delivering artwork to the Gallery, which will be used to complete the Gallery following artwork installation.
Artists keep 100% of the income from sales of their individual artwork. Artwork that sells during exhibition cannot be removed until the end of the exhibition.
Up to fifteen (15) artworks will be selected at the sole discretion of the Selection Panel based on the following criteria:
- Artistic Quality as demonstrated in the submitted application – 50 points
- Connection to Exhibition Theme as demonstrated in the submitted application – 50 points
a. Pass/Fail Review. Complete applications will be provided to the Selection Panel for evaluation based on artwork selection criteria, and be assigned either a pass or fail rating. Those applications that receive a pass rating by the majority of the Selection Panel will then be scored and ranked by the Selection Panel.
b. Ranking. For each application that receives a pass rating, each criteria will be scored and when the scores awarded for all criteria are totaled, the scores will be tabulated and added to achieve the total points awarded to each Artist by each Selection Panel member. Using the total points awarded to each Artist, each Artist will be ranked by each Selection Panel member with the highest point total ranked 1, the next highest point total ranked 2, etc. The ranking of each Artist will be tabulated from each Selection Panel member and combined with other Selection Panel members to determine the total ranking score for the Artist, with the lowest point total ranked 1, the next lowest point total ranked 2, etc. These rankings will then be used by the Selection Panel to select up to fifteen (15) Artists. Should the ranking result in a tie, then the Selection Panel shall select the Artist with the most first place votes; if there is still a tie, then the Artist with the most second place votes, etc. until the selection list consists of just fifteen (15) artworks.
Palm Beach County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted in response to this Call to Artists, waive any or all informalities and/or irregularities, contact any applicant after submittal in order to obtain clarification, reject artwork that is damaged or has been altered in appearance in any way at time of delivery as compared to the image represented at time of application, re-advertise with either an identical or revised scope, or cancel this Call to Artists in its entirety, at its sole and absolute discretion.
Amendments to this Call to Artists will be advertised at
http://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Calls-to-Artists.aspx and at
https://pbcvssp.co.palm-beach.fl.us/webapp/vssp/AltSelfService. It is the sole responsibility of Artists to routinely check this website for any Amendments issued prior to the deadline for receipt of applications. Palm Beach County shall not be responsible for the completeness of any package (Call to Artists and Amendments) not downloaded from these websites.
Q1: This is an inquiry for clarification on what is meant by "On What Surface Is The Artwork Created"?
A1: The base media your artwork is created on (e.g. on paper, on canvas, on metal, etc.).
Q2: Can the artwork be a triptych that is size of 36" x 36" or only one canvas?
A2: Yes a triptych can be submitted, and the size specified falls within the minimum and maximum size specifications of the Call to Artists.
Q3: I have tried every browser I have access to, including Edge and Chrome and cannot submit my application for the Let There Be Light project. I keep getting the same error message: This form is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox, even though I am not using Internet Explorer.
A3: Please proceed to submit the form anyway. The message is not an error but a warning that always appears regardless of browser.
The selected Artists will be expected to execute the County's standard contract for loan of Artwork. A copy of this document is available upon request.
Elayna Toby Singer, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator (561) 233-0235,
To DOWNLOAD the CALL to ARTISTS