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Call To Artists For A Work For The New Key West Police Station (February 7, 2001)

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The Key West Police Department is seeking proposals from area artists for a piece of art to be commissioned in the year 2001 for permanent installation in the rotunda of a new police station to be completed the following year. An architect's rendering of the building (pictured above) is also displayed on the landing of the stairway in the lobby of Key West City Hall, 525 Angela St. The building's design will be similar to that of the fire station next to the site on North Roosevelt Boulevard by Jose Marti Drive.

The interior diameter of the rotunda is 15'4", its height is 22', it is roofed and floodlights will be installed inside. Water and electricity may be added to the site should the piece require it. The material(s) of which the piece is constructed should be able to withstand the elements and public contact, as it will be exposed and accessible. Artists may submit up to three proposals, in the form either of models or drawings, reflecting a positive law enforcement theme.

Selection criteria will include:
- Artistic merit of the proposal;
- Responsiveness of the proposal to the context of the building;
- The proposal's appropriateness to the concept of law enforcement;
- Demonstrated ability of the artist to implement the proposal aesthetically and technically, as evidenced in photographs of past work.
Submissions will be put on public display at a showing in early summer of 2001. A cross-section of people from the Key West community will make the selection. The commission will be awarded shortly thereafter.

The cost range of the submissions will guide establishing the budget for the project.

Submissions, including the approximate cost of the piece, must be mailed or delivered by 4 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2001, to Cynthia Edwards, Public Information Officer, Key West Police Department, 525 Angela St, Key West. You may call Cynthia at (305) 292-8288 for more information.

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