November 20, 2020

CALL FOR ARTISTS

CONTACT: Shona Borevitz, Director of Philanthropy, Seacrest Foundation
sborevitz@seacrestfoundation.org, 760-533-8361

Seacrest Foundation in Encinitas, CA is seeking proposals for a permanent public artwork resonating with our theme, “Hearts of Gold” to be installed on the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities Campus in Encinitas, CA.

DESCRIPTION

We are seeking an inspiring artwork in a “heart-like” shape to be installed in a beautiful, tranquil garden setting that embodies the qualities of love, courage, strength, and compassion (see below location/photo). The ‘Heart of Gold’ artwork will be installed in the “heart” of Seacrest Village in Annette’s Village Square and will serve as a reminder of the love and compassion that are getting us through this pandemic and will lead us into the future with hope.

SPECIFICATIONS

We are requesting that the art bring to life our theme/logo (see below).

Artwork will:

  • measure approximately 4’ – 6’ high x 4’ – 6’ wide with open area in center
  • be prepared to anchor onto a 3’ x 3’ concrete base or artist to provide appropriate alternative for secure installation
  • utilize durable materials that will withstand outdoor elements for many years and provide maintenance instructions
  • be finished in a gold hue

BUDGET

Budget for this project is $5,000.00 which includes concept design and fabrication. If the budget exceeds this amount, Seacrest Foundation is willing to issue a letter of donation to the artist. Transportation (within San Diego County) and installation will be covered by Seacrest Foundation. Artist must be willing to sign a waiver if s/he comes onto the Seacrest property to assist with installation.

Artists may also choose to donate some or part of this stipend back to Seacrest Foundation to support the elderly in need. 

 

TO SUBMIT APPLICATION

Artists are invited to email an application by January 20, 2021 to include:

  • A brief biography/qualifications
  • Contact information
  • Examples of similar past work/portfolio
  • Design concept with description of materials, dimensions (3 designs maximum)
  • Applications may also be mailed to:

    Seacrest Foundation

    Shona Borevitz
    211 Saxony Road
    Encinitas, CA 92024

TIMELINE

  • Application and renderings/design concepts due – January 20, 2021
  • Finalist selected – March 15, 2021
  • Installation – May 15 – 30, 2021

IDEAS

MORE INFORMATION

This art project is part of the Hearts of Gold Virtual Fundraising Gala, presented by Seacrest Foundation. All proceeds from this event benefit the residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities.

Seacrest Foundation raises much needed funds to care for frail and elderly adults who need housing, healthcare, and supportive in-home services, who may have limited ability to provide for themselves, and who may have nowhere else to turn for help. Seacrest Foundation’s fundraising efforts are more important than ever as we seek to meet the needs of the most vulnerable among us and keep them safe and protected.

The Hearts of Gold Virtual gala will honor Seacrest’s Heroes, the frontline caregivers and staff, who are ensuring the safety and well-being of Seacrest Village’s residents with love and compassion during these challenging times. Every Seacrest Hero has a Heart of Gold; we will honor and celebrate them together at our virtual gala!

As part of our virtual gala fundraising program, all contributors who support the residents of Seacrest Village with a gift at the Hearts of Gold Patron level will be recognized with their name(s) and dedication inscription near the “Heart of Gold” art piece (perhaps on the platform under it; signage near it; we welcome artist input on best way to achieve this.)