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Baptist Health South Florida, in collaboration with The Doral Contemporary Art Museum, is looking for local artists to help beautify its new development in the City of Doral.

The two organizations recently issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for professional artists and/or artist teams to create landmark artworks for the new Baptist Health Emergency Center Doral at NW 58th Street and east of 97th Ave.

With a recommended budget of $150,000 and a timeframe of Summer 2018 to Winter 2018, the deadline for public art submissions by South Florida-based professional artists is Friday, August 10, 2018.

Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. is a faith-based organization whose mission is to improve the health and well being of individuals and to promote the sanctity and preservation of life, in the communities they serve. The success of the organization comes from a culture of quality and dedication that is instilled into every member of the Baptist Health family.

When Arthur Vining Davis donated the land and funds to build Baptist Hospital main campus in Kendall, he specified that a pineapple fountain greet guests at the front door. Guests would thus know that service there would be warm and friendly, such as in a good hotel. This pineapple fountain still exists today.

Similarly, the City of Doral’s public art program is intended to contribute to the aesthetic character of the built environment and the cultural enrichment of the community and to create a stimulating cultural environment that reflects and enhances the city’s heritage, diversity and character through public artworks integrated in architecture, infrastructure and landscape. The specific project for the Baptist Health location should be reflective of the health care mission of Baptist Health.

Interested artists and artist-led teams must submit qualifications by the Aug. 10 deadline – and good luck!

For more on the art selection process and how to apply, visit

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