Reflections….a RCSF Public Art Project


Reflections, a new public art initiative will be sponsored by the Richmond County Savings Foundation, and all funds raised will be donated to local non-profits that benefit children in need and their families. Reflections consists of thirteen distinct fiberglass molds that were selected to represent the uniqueness of Staten Island, and how it differs from the rest of the city.  These selected molds include a: peacock, deer, runner, horse, bulldog, eagle, turkey, train engine, baseball, sea turtle, lighthouse and heart. Each mold will be painted by a different artist; and tour Staten Island as a public art initiative for four to five months.  Molds will be displayed at a Richmond County Savings Bank branches, and various high profile sites throughout the borough.

Each artist will receive a stipend of $500 to attain materials for the project. All fiber glass mold designs must be completed and submitted to the Richmond County Savings Foundation, via mail, no later than December 10, 2017.

Interested artists are encouraged to let their imaginations run free, while having their designs reflect Staten Island’s culture, history and uniqueness. Professional and amateur artists, both on and off island, are eligible to submit their work for review.  On our website, www.rcsf.org you will find two-dimensional templates for each of the fiber glass molds, and the size dimensions for each. You will also find photos of each mold. Artists are encouraged to submit up to three (3) designs. In addition, after completing the application below, please submit to Richmond County Savings Foundation, 900 South Avenue, Executive Suite 17, Staten Island, NY 10314.

All submitted designs must include the Richmond County Savings Foundation’s name and the artist’s interpretation of the Foundation logo. The Foundation’s logo can be viewed on the RCSF website, rcsf.org. Please feel free to email the Foundation at staff@rcsf.org to receive access to a high-resolution version of the logo.

All designs should be the original concept of the applicant. Designs should not incorporate any elements that are the trademark or logo of any corporation, organization, individual or entity.

By submitting the signed application, the applicant assigns all rights of the submitted design the Richmond County Savings Foundation. Richmond County Savings Foundation will use designs and completed fiber glass mold images in all publicity materials.

The final selections will be made at the discretion of the Richmond County Savings Foundation. There will be an evaluation panel who will look for creativity and ingenuity of design, and to insure that the design is reflective of the Staten Island community. All designs must be appropriate to display in public spaces both in content and in durability and maintenance.  The Richmond County Savings Foundation will retain ownership until the auction, and artists will not retain ownership rights to the fiber glass molds.

Those designs selected for fabrication will receive fiberglass molds and will be responsible to secure all materials necessary for completion.  The Staten Island Zoo is the host site for Reflections. Artists will be encouraged to paint the molds at the Zoo. If you chose not to, you will be responsible for the expenses related to the transporting of the mold to and from the Zoo.

Winning designs will be announced by January 15th, 2018. The decision of the Richmond County Savings Foundation is final. Painted molds are to be completed by March 15th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCSF office via email, staff@rcsf.org or call us at (718)568-3517.