by the Outdoor
March 29, 2012
Herd About Tampa
Bay - Call to Artists
Following the successes of past fiberglass animal projects such as the Tampa
Tour of Turtles
, Manatee Menagerie
, the Outdoor Arts Foundation has partnered with the
2012 Host Committee for the Republican National Convention to introduce
Herd About Tampa Bay
, a project that will feature a
parade of playful Pachyderms displayed throughout the Tampa Bay area.
project is not meant to serve any political purpose, it is simply being
executed to exhibit the talents of our local artists while the national
spotlight is on the Tampa Bay area during the upcoming Republican
From August 5th through September
6th, approximately 50 uniquely decorated fiberglass Elephants will
displayed at high-profile locations throughout the Tampa Bay Area
including downtown Tampa near the Convention, Tampa International
Airport, sponsors places of business and other locations to be
Individual Elephants will be sponsored by
local businesses and individuals and decorated by local artists. At the
conclusion of the project, sponsors will have the option of either
keeping their Elephant or donating it to the not-for-profit
organization of their choice.
from throughout the State of Florida and selected artists from
out-of-state are invited to submit design proposals for consideration.
There is no limit to the number of proposals an artist can submit.
proposed designs must be submitted to the Outdoor Arts Foundation for
approval and inclusion in the Design Portfolio. Artists and their
designs will be selected by the Elephant sponsors from the portfolio.
In certain instances, sponsors will request specific artists or come on
board with their own in-house artists. Unless given an exemption by the
Outdoor Arts Foundation, a design proposal must be submitted for
Elephant design criteria calls for creativity
and artistry. Design proposals cannot contain direct advertisements for
companies, products or services, there can be no design proposals with
offensive subject matter. We would prefer that you refrain from making
any kind of religious, social or political statement with your Elephant
design. This being said, creativity that produces subtle or clever
messages associating the artwork with products or missions will be
The basic Elephant form cannot be modified
(i.e. cut in half, holes drilled, pieces removed, etc.) without
approval from the Outdoor Arts Foundation.
proposals can contain additions to the basic Elephant sculpture;
however, all additions must first be approved by the Outdoor Arts
Foundation. Please keep in mind that almost all of the Elephants will
be exhibit outdoors on the side of buildings so all added materials
must be able to withstand Florida's harsh weather conditions (i.e.
rain, direct sunlight, wind, etc.). We would strongly discourage
additions made of paper mache, plastic, cloth, paper, etc.
artists or groups of artists will work with approved types of paints
and finishes to assure the longevity of the artwork on the fiberglass
surface. We have found that exterior acrylic house paint holds up the
best on the fiberglass form. High-quality artists’ acrylics, oils and
enamels can also be used. Elephant will come with a basic primer coat
already applied; however, we would suggest that you add an additional
gesso coat to your sculpture.
groups must be able to pick up and transport their Elephant to their
studio from the staging area; and, from their studio back to the
staging area. In certain extenuating circumstances, Outdoor Arts
Foundation staff may be able to assist with the pick-up and delivery of
the Elephant. If you do not have the ability to transport your
Elephant, we need you to include this information in your design
an artist’s design is accepted, the design and the artist’s name will
be entered in the Design Portfolio for selection by sponsors. If a
sponsor selects an artist from the portfolio, the artist will receive a
total honorarium of $500.00. The honorarium will be divided into two
payments: $250.00 upon receiving the Elephant and $250.00 upon delivery
of the Elephant.
Outdoor Arts Foundation will own the completed Elephant until September
of 2012 at which time the sponsor will either keep the Elephant or
donate it to the charity of their choice.
Once an artist
submits a design, the design shall remain in the ownership of the
Outdoor Arts Foundation. Due to the volume of designs that we receive,
we will unfortunately not be able to return designs to the artists once
they are submitted.
The Outdoor Arts Foundation shall
have the right to reproduce and distribute the design or derivative of
the design for the purposes of promoting the event by all means of
media including the internet (with artist’s name and copyright where
applicable). These rights shall be granted exclusively to the Outdoor
Sponsors Selection of Artists
will select artists from the Design Portfolio and will be introduced to
the artist upon selection of the artist’s design.
sponsor wishes to negotiate directly with an artist who is not in the
Design Portfolio, the sponsor and artist will agree on an honorarium to
be paid by the sponsor separate from the arrangements set forth in the “Herd
agreement. Sponsors and artists working in this manner must submit
design proposals to the Outdoor Arts Foundation for approval.
a sponsor/artist match has been made via the Design Portfolio, the
proposed design will be removed from the portfolio and either archived
by the Outdoor Arts Foundation or given to the sponsor in recognition
of their participation.
Upon completion, each Elephant
will be securely mounted and displayed at a location to be determined
by that Elephant’s sponsor. Elephants will be placed with a sponsorship
plaque that will include the artist’s name & contact information,
the sponsor’s name and the title of the Elephant. All Elephants will be
publicized through collateral materials, maps, news articles and
The one sure way to guarantee sponsorship
would be to bring on your own sponsor. If you think you can bring in
your own sponsor, please contact us so that we can discuss with you
sponsor benefits and sponsorship procedure.
Goulde at (727) 954-4025. Jay can also be reached via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org, and Information can also be found at
Outdoor Arts Foundation
800 51st Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, FL, 33703
Artists or groups of artists will be officially notified of a sponsor
match once that match has been made.
all artists will be selected for sponsorship; however, the Outdoor Arts
Foundation with work diligently to procure sponsorships for as many
artists as possible.
Elephants will be configured so that they can be mounted on the side of
a building or on an interior wall. They will be approximately 4' in
length and 4' in height. Below is an artists rendering of the Elephant.
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