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$10,000 Commission Offered for Weiss Memorial Sculpture

Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg is utilizing memorial donations to commission a permanent outdoor art sculpture to honor the memory of Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Leslie Weiss and their children Hannah and Ari who perished in a tragic plane crash in Costa Rica, December 31, 2017.

This Art Sculpture will be placed in our outdoor courtyard, in a grassy area next to an herb and vegetable garden. We envision a bright and happy piece that reflects one or more passions of the Weiss family: sustainability, child health, guitar music and social justice.  We will give special consideration to proposals that include an interactive element for children (an outdoor classroom area is planned nearby).

Artist Compensation: $10,000 including all materials and installation.

Size: Artist’s discretion, 4-6 feet tall by 3-6 feet wide.

Sculpture Proposals Due: August 1, 2018 to include: Artist CV/resume with artist contact information; 3 to 5 images of past works; Statement of Interest outlining interest and qualifications for this project; Description and Sketches of proposed art piece including materials, budget, timeline and requirements for installation and maintenance.

Artist Selection: by August 30, 2018

Sculpture Completed and Installed: November 30, 2018

Send Proposal by August 1st as a single pdf file to or mail to
Attn: Weiss Art Committee
Congregation B’nai Israel
300 58th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Questions: Susan at

DEADLINE: August 1, 2018

Submitted by: Susan Marger LeVine, Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg. The listing of this opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Please contact the organizer for more information.

This post expires on Thursday August 2, 2018.