Congratulations to the selected artists for the ARTWorks Signal Box Project in Partnership with Pinellas County: Kim Michelle Coakley, Patricia Kluwe Derderian “PatiKD,” Amy Ilić-Volpe, Richard Logan, Clifton Moorhead, Heather Rippert, Diane V Radel, Heidi Stavinga, and Pamela Trow!
Creative Pinellas and Pinellas County joined to create the 2023 ARTWorks Signal Box Project which encouraged artists to submit original artwork to beautify Pinellas County by transforming the traffic signal control boxes into a collection of public art.
Our community meeting for this project was held Thursday, May 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM EST. You heard what is in the works and gave us your input for the ARTWorks Signal Box Project. The purpose of traffic signal cabinet art is to deter graffiti vandalism on transportation infrastructure, beautify the rights-of-way and community, and support Pinellas County as an arts destination. The use of art on public infrastructure has been shown to prevent graffiti vandalism in the County, demonstrating that “Public Art Works.”
CALL TO ARTIST for ARTWorks Signal Box Project 2023
The purpose of traffic signal cabinet art is to deter graffiti vandalism on transportation infrastructure, beautify the rights-of-way and community, and support Pinellas County as an arts destination. The use of art on public infrastructure has been shown to prevent graffiti vandalism in the County, demonstrating that “Public Art Works.”
Nine Pinellas County Artists will be selected based on the portfolio work submitted, concepts for their proposed design and their resume as a working artist in Pinellas County. After the selection process, the artists will create the artwork, that will be reproduced as a vinyl wrap and applied to traffic signal boxes throughout the County.
This program is open to all Pinellas County based professional artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers. Artwork may be abstract or representational.
Process will include:
$800 for artist design fee
Vinyl Wrap Installation will be completed by a professional, Pinellas County approved vendor
Art will cover all sides of the signal box. There is no required theme for the work, but the work must be engaging and a good fit for the community. It cannot contain any representation of traffic lights, signs, or signals, and must be appropriate for display in a public space without distracting drivers. Artwork may not display messages with text or contain words or alpha-numeric characters. Artwork that is deemed as offensive, commercial, religious, political, or distracting in design or nature will be excluded from consideration.
LOCATION & PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
The selected art will be installed on traffic signal boxes located throughout Pinellas County, locations are indicated below:
Signal Box Locations
Cabinet 149. Tampa Road & McMullen Booth
Cabinet 528. West Bay Drive and 14th ST
Cabinet 28. Walsingham & Pinellas Trail, Largo
Cabinet 80. Klosterman Rd and Pinellas Trail
Cabinet 104. East Lake Rd and Sandy Point Rd at Pinellas Trail
Cabinet 30. East Lake Rd and Keystone Rd at Pinellas Trail
Cabinet 72. East Lake Rd and Kensington Trace at Pinellas Trail
Cabinet 811. 102nd Ave and Pinellas Trail
Cabinet F27. 8th Ave and Pinellas Trail
Creative Pinellas and Pinellas County will determine which location is best suited to the selected artwork.
WHEN ARTISTS SELECTED:
If you are selected as an artist, Creative Pinellas will provide all measurements needed for the box. We will review ideas with you and you will submit 2 mockups for consideration. The final artwork will need to be submitted by the artist as a high-resolution image file in jpeg or tiff format. Preferred resolution is 300 dpi/ppi.
Upon notification, the artist will receive detailed measurements and photos of the specific location to be able to create 2 design mockups for review. The artist will complete two (2) Signal Box Design Mock-Up proposals for approval from Creative Pinellas and county representatives. The two Signal Box Design Mock-Up proposals should be submitted no later than June 1, 2023. Creative Pinellas and Pinellas County will have up to 14 days for approval with final design selection made by June 15, 2023. After the final design is confirmed with the artist, the artist will have 14 days to upload the final design. The artwork will be installed over the duration of July/Aug 2023. Once a signal box is complete, Creative Pinellas will notify the artist and make arrangements for a final walkthrough.
CALL TO ARTIST IMPORTANT DATES:
- Artists finalists will be notified by: April 10, 2023
- Create 2 Mock Up Designs for consideration: June 1, 2023
- Approvals for final Design: June 15, 2023
- Final Artwork Upload Submitted by: June 30, 2023
- Artist Walk Through of Completed Piece: TBD based on installation: July/ August, 2023
Each selected artist grant will be $800. This will be paid over installments during the grant period that include:
- $100 Initial Award and Contract signing
- $200 Approval of one of the two design mockups
- $350 Final Artwork Upload Submitted
- $150 After Artwork installation is complete
For additional information on the signal box program, contact Cory Robinson, Arts Project Manager at Creative Pinellas at email@example.com.
Recipients have been selected for this grant. Congratulations!
Meet the Grantees
Kim Michelle Coakley
Pamela Joy Trow
Diane V. Radel
Patricia Kluwe Derderian