Open Call for USF Artists

Open Call for USF Artists!

Digital Sculpture Contest

Overarching Theme: Surrealism

The Salvador is looking for your best surrealistic sculpture designs.

The Salvador is a new Green- Certified Condo Tower in the heart of the Arts and Innovation District of Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Developed by a local development firm, DDA Development, with local architects from MESH Architecture & Fabrication, this residential building is inspired by the art of Salvador Dali and features a modern, artful design in the building and the individual units. Read more about the architect’s inspiration here.

The Salvador is calling artists from USF to come up with an innovatively designed sculpture that can be transformed into a 3-D printed sculpture. Winning sculptures will be displayed in The Salvador lobby with a cash prize being offered. Being a part of the arts community in downtown St. Pete and right next door to the USF St. Petersburg campus, The Salvador is a part of and supports the innovation and arts community that defines this area. See below for all the details and contest rules!

Deadline: Entries must be submitted by February 5, 2016 | Winners announced on February 10th


  • Flies must be submitted on a DISK or USB drive
  • Files must be delivered by 5:00 pm February 5, 2016 Sabatia Cowden, FAH 231 College of Arts
  • File Formats (.obj or .stl).
  • All entries must also include a half-page Artist Biography and half-page Artist Statement. Text file needs to be submitted as (PDF or Word .doc).
  • Final sculptures will be 3D printed in artist’s choice of Brass, Bronze or Copper.
  • Maximum print size cannot exceed 10in X 10in x 10in.
  • The Salvador Logo and artist’s signature required on the piece (may be on the base or bottom or wherever the artists chooses).
  • The Salvador’s logo file can be downloaded HERE.
  • Digital .stl logos can be downloaded HERE.
  • Only winning entries will be 3D printed.

WORKSHOPS: Will be held at the USF Tampa Campus and will provide opportunities for sculpture artists and digital artists to collaborate.

$250 Cash For the Winner and $150 for two Runner-Ups and $75 for 4th and 5th place!

Note: Winning Sculptures will be displayed publicly in The Salvador’s Lobby in Downtown St. Petersburg. The five winning sculptures will each have five limited edition 1/2 sized 3D replicas printed.

Curators: Hank Hine, Curator and Executive Director of the Dali Museum, Yann Weymouth, Architect of the Dali Museum, Sarah Howard, Curator of Public Art and Social Practice.

For more information about The Salvador please visit:

Contact: Please contact Sarah Lesch | 813-727-4077 | with any questions or for more information (email answered more quickly).

Top Places for Brunch in DTSP

Nothing says weekend more than a great brunch. Brunch gives you a meal that is satisfying and filling, where you can linger over conversation and have that extra cup of coffee that you might not allow yourself during the work week. From The Salvador, there are so many places to walk to for Sunday brunch that your toughest part of the morning will be which one to choose! Here are our top places to walk to for brunch:


Red Mesa Cantina (128 3rd St S) – Red Mesa Cantina has a fabulous brunch menu. Offering the best breakfast burrito in town and delicious flavors of mimosas, this is a delicious way to start the day.


Queenshead (2501 Central Ave.) – Every Sunday, the Queenshead offers the Brady Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm. The brunch offers smoked salmon, fish and chips, and other dishes that go along with the Queenshead vibe that is “a stylish yet homey reinterpretation of the British pub”.


400 Beach (400 Beach Drive NE) – 400 Beach offers a brunch buffet that is out of this world with incredible seafood selections, an international table, and a dessert room. You will leave feeling full and happy you get to walk home after this brunch!


Marchand’s at the Vinoy (501 5th Ave NE)– This is the brunch buffet to treat yourself and any out of town guests to. With a waffle station, a carving station, and a variety of pastries, you are sure to leave with a full belly and a feeling that the day is off to a blissful start.


Kings Street Food (937 Central Ave)– This “new age” diner is a hip spin on the classic diner atmosphere. Start your day here with crispy fried chicken and donuts. Comfort food at its finest!

Live well…move to downtown St. Pete


City Living In Downtown St. Pete

Downtown St. Pete is one of those cities that has the charm and conveniences of a small town mixed with the energy and culture that comes with big city living. Unlike big cities where you feel locked in and almost trapped by the buildings, St. Pete offers miles of waterfront sidewalks, water sports and green spaces with parking and transportation in and out the city being mostly headache free.


Waterfront living coupled with all the things you would expect from a big city are making this Florida town a thriving community. With world class museums like The Dali Museum & The Chihuly Museum and top entertainment through the Mahaffey Theater & Jannus Landing, the culture scene offers something to do 24/7. Looking for fine dining? Check out Z-Grille, Parkshore Grill or Rococo Steak House.


If you like sports, St. Petersburg is home to the major league baseball franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays as well as the minor league soccer team, the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Beach Drive, Central Avenue, and The Sundial provide unique shopping districts, with plenty of cafes along the way. The Pier is currently undergoing major renovation promising to be a top landmark for years to come.


Because of this variety, this Florida city appeals to people of all age groups. The USF St. Pete students and other twenty-somethings keep the bar scene thriving and fill up the free outdoor yoga classes offered by Lululemon at the Sundial. The young families, baby boomers and professionals can enjoy spending on the water with SUP, canoes, and sailboats all making fine options for a day in the city. There is even an excellent aquatic center for swimming laps.

St. Pete has it all.

And The Salvador is in the heart of it all. The Salvador’s orientation provides rich city views. The Northern skyline can be seen from a majority of our homes that will light up at night and make you feel like you are in the biggest of cities. Balconies allow direct Eastern views of Tampa Bay. True to form, The Salvador combines the classic Florida lifestyle close to the water with an urban city view.

Live the life, move to Downtown St. Pete… #condosforsale #dtsp

Learn More About The Salvador

The Salvador Condominiums | Downtown St. Petersburg