Friday, September 20, 2019

Weekend Top 6 Picks for September 21 and 22, 2019

Saturday September 21, 2019
10am to Noon. Free. A special tour for interested artists. Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge 450 E. South St., Orlando, Florida, 32801. Orange County, Florida Public Art is looking for artists for a $31,500 commission available for Public Art Project Exterior or Interior Art for New Facilities at the refuge.
Eligibility: International
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 10/30/19
Days remaining to deadline: 75
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12
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Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge & Education Center 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Road Orlando, Florida, 32832
Project Description

The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks an artist or artist team(s) to develop artwork for the new Back to Nature (BTN) Wildlife Refuge Center located at Eagles Roost, an Orange County Green PLACE property managed by the Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The Green PLACE program is an Orange County public land acquisition and land management program. This project includes five (5) new buildings that will replace existing portables. The values of nature, history, community and nonurban lifestyle should inform the art.
Orange County, Florida is a rapidly growing metropolitan area of more than one million residents that contains the city of Orlando and a dozen other municipalities. Back To Nature (BTN) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public wildlife rehabilitation facility serving the Central Florida Region. Since its incorporation in June 1989, BTN has been rescuing, raising, rehabilitating and releasing injured or orphaned Florida-native species and educating Orange County visitors about respecting and preserving the environment. The organization hosts an education center, where citizens can view and learn about wildlife.
Back To Nature is located at 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Road on 20 acres of the 232 acres at Eagles Roost conservation land. This project will add a new Education Center that will provide a space for community meetings. A new Visitor Center also will be constructed.
Building and Site
Numerous possible locations are available for placing or integrating art. These are the primary spaces with possibilities for art installation or integration.
· An interior wall (Visitor’s Center)
· Exterior walls (Visitor’s Center and Education Center)
· Front porch of the Education Center and Visitor Center
· Entry sign
· (Common Areas) Walkway
· Approach to the site along the driveway 
Grounds layout, floor plans and elevations are included in the "View Site" feature.
$31,500 has been approved for artwork.
The Public Artist Selection Panel seeks creative solutions for possible locations mentioned above or other locations suggested by the artist. The artwork should be permanent and durable with little maintenance needed in the location to which it will be sited. 
Artwork should reflect the mission of the Back to Nature facility that serves as a rehabilitation center for injured native animals and an educational center for children and adults to learn about nature with help from the resident animal ambassadors (animals unable to be returned to the wild). Many people with impairments find empathy and connection with animals living with impairment.
This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any media. Student artists may apply, if they can secure an experienced public artist to serve as a mentor to oversee their work.
Selection Process
A selection panel consisting of the project manager, arts professionals and BTN staff will review artist qualifications and images of past work. Several artists will be selected to provide proposals and will be paid a stipend of $500 each for their site-specific proposal. Final artist(s) selection will take place after review of the proposals. The director of Arts & Cultural Affairs serves as the nonvoting chair of the Selection Panel. 
The Public Artist Selection Panel and Orange County reserve the right to reject any or all applications, proposals, applicants or projects, and to modify or terminate the application process or the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.
Selection Criteria
Artists will be evaluated on artistic excellence, as evidenced by submitted materials, professional experience and compatibility with the architectural design, park environment and values of the center.
Submittal Requirements
· Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs uses the CaFÉ online service for its public art selection process. There is no charge for artists to register with CaFÉ or submit an application.
· Experience with public art projects with a similar budget is not required but helpful.
· Professional resume (teams must submit resumes for each member).
· Letter of interest, outlining interest in the project and a preliminary statement of approach.
· A minimum of one (1) image is required, and the maximum is 12. Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. Provide additional information to assure the Selection Panel of what the finished work will look like and that it will be completed and installed as designed.

· Release of call to artists: Monday, August 12
· Artist Site Visit at BTN: Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.-noon
· Submittals due: Wednesday, October 30, midnight MST
· Panel review: Tuesday, November 5, 1-3 p.m. 
· Selected finalists notified: Wednesday, November 6
· Final Proposals Due: Monday, February 3, 2020
· Artwork installation: Winter 2020/Spring 2021

7pm to 9pm Free. Smelly Cat: The All That 90’s Show. Boxi Park Lake Nona, 6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827. Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat, what are they feeding you?
The members of Subliminal Doubt are STOKED to bring you an all-new show featuring A VARIETY of hits from the years 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and even... 1999!

8pm to 10pm $15-$20. Seasons the Musical. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801. Seasons the Musical spans the course of one year, and is a story about love. This original musical delves into the lives of two couples. Helen and Peter – classmates who reconnect at a high school reunion, and struggle with an unexpected pregnancy. And, Hope and Mrs. Jones - a mother and daughter with a close bond celebrating a recent engagement and grappling with an unwelcome diagnosis. Poignant and touching, this story explores these characters with humor and realism, and will leave the audience wanting more.
Lyrics by Katie Hammond Music by Elaine Pechacek

Sunday September 22, 2019
9:30am to 12:20pm $275 Urban Sketching Class. Crealde School of Art, 600 St Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792. Learn to sketch from subject to the environment. Classroom sessions will focus on sketching clothed models and progress towards sketching the model and classroom environment. Learn how to incorporate storytelling into your sketches in our location sessions. These trips to local venues will challenge you to use your sketchbook the way a photojournalist uses a camera. The six-week goal is to produce finished sketches using pencil, pen, and watercolor within two hours. Skill level: Intermediate. 

11am to Noon. $5 Yoga. Lake Eola Park near red gazebo. 

Noon to 3pm Donation based. Music at the Casa. Jorge Mendoza. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Members of the public are invited to visit our historic home museum on a Sunday afternoon to listen to live music and take a tour of our historic home museum and the James Gamble Rogers II Studio by trained docents.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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