The Patterson Foundation is providing the design and construction of the assembly area at the Sarasota National Cemetery as a donation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - National Cemetery Administration. In addition to the many features unique to national cemeteries, there will be a significant installation of contemporary art related to themes of military service and the families of soldiers.
The Patterson Foundation seeks professional artists with significant experience and a body of work at a recognizably high level who are interested in creating art on the themes of soldiers, veterans and their families.
All sites are exterior and subject to the extremes of Florida climate. This is not a memorial space and all of the art does not have to be realistic. Contemporary vocabularies and approaches are welcome.
There is a rolling deadline to submit up to January 20, 2012. Artists are encouraged to submit earlier if possible.
See http://www.thepattersonfoundation.org/initiatives/military/art-process.html for submission instructions and more information.