Schedule: An incremental schedule of the proposed work needs to be developed that is reasonable, feasible, and factors in weather conflicts. The schedule will be enforced.
1. The proposed design needs to be “sculptural”—that is, not purely flat mosaic, but cannot have any parts of the design that protrude so much that they could be climbed on.
2. Letters from outdoor advertising signs are available in the warehouse that spell out “Smither Park.” These must be part of the proposed design.
3. The gallery consists of the front, exterior surface, the bottom surface, and the interior surface.
4.Since the columns of the pavilion are “trees,” the design needs to be “tree” friendly, to blend with the tree-columns.
5. The dimensions are approximately the following:
- Outside gallery: 57” H x 52’ W
- Bottom: 5” W x 48’ L
- Inside: 29” H x 48’ W
1. All mosaic materials must be weather resistant—no wood, cloth, plastic, or ferrous material (which will rust and stain the flatwork beneath). Most of these materials are available in the warehouse, but the artist is welcome to provide his own.
2. All ceramic materials must be at least medium-fire ceramic--that is, no low-fire ceramic like some pit-fired ceramic or Mexican low-fired ceramic. These low-fire materials are susceptible to rapid wear and breakage.
3. Thin-set mortar must be a formula that is freeze-thaw resistant. The Orange Show will provide the correct thin-set.
4. Grout will be “natural gray,” provided by The Orange Show. Any color in the design must come from the materials mounted and not colored grout.
1. The grout lines must be large enough that grout can be installed, but in all cases not more than 3/8 of an inch.
2. If the artist is working in heat, the thin-set mortar mixture must be on the gooey side rather than the dry side, to prevent drying too quickly.
3. As materials are installed it is critical that squeeze-out of the thin-set mortar not rise above the surface of the item installed, to allow for grout to be installed.
4. On the next work day (provided there has been a 24-hour hiatus), the previous day’s work needs to be grouted with the grout provided, being careful that the grout is exactly even with the top surface of each piece.
5. After the grout has cured, it needs to be sealed with a sealant provided by The Orange Show.
6. All materials and tools that belong to the Orange Show must be cleaned at the end of each workday, and replaced. This includes returning the hose-bib tool for water, and securing the warehouse. Any un-used thin-set or grout must be discarded along the fence line across the drive from the warehouse.
7. Scaffolding must be returned to the warehouse at the end of each workday. If it is left up, the work area must be fenced off at the end of the workday, with a locked gate, to prevent it becoming an “attractive nuisance,” and therefore a liability.