Artists Sought For Wellington Program

Wellington is offering artists a chance to see their masterpieces on display throughout the village’s facilities and public places. Wellington is ready to begin its eighth year of the Susan P. Bradford Art in Public Places program, in which artists have the opportunity to submit an application to loan or donate artwork for a six-month display.

This competition is open to all artists who reside in the United States. Local artists are strongly encouraged to participate. All artwork should be freestanding or in display form (framed or mounted). All forms of media will be considered for review.

Criteria guidelines are as follows:

• Each participant must complete a public art on-loan/donation application.

• Artwork should reflect a broad variety of styles and support community interests such as an emphasis on children, families, seniors and equestrian interests.

• Artwork should have aesthetic and technical merit and should be appropriate for the site or sites in Wellington.

• As per the village’s non-discrimination clause, the public art program does not discriminate against any artists on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, disability, age, gender, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation or medical condition.

• The public arts advisory panel has the right to reject any proposal and need not specify a reason for rejection. The Wellington Village Council has the same right.

The following should be included with each application: an 8”x10” photograph of the artwork; an artist’s curriculum vitae; a description of the artwork, including its size; a certificate of value for the art piece; and a paragraph explaining the artwork.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. Applications can be downloaded from Wellington’s web site by visiting, clicking on the Parks & Recreation tab and selecting Art in Public Places from the left-hand menu. Artists can also obtain the application by contacting Michelle Garvey at (561) 791-4082 or

Address submissions to: Michelle Garvey, Wellington Parks & Recreation Department, 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414.

Wellington’s Public Art Advisory Panel will review each application and provide a recommendation to the council. The council will then approve or deny the application. All finalists will be notified via mail; applicants should not contact Wellington by phone for decision status.

For more information, contact Community Programs Manager Michelle Garvey at (561) 791-4082, or via fax at (561) 904-5883.