One of Dublin's newest parks will be the home of the city's latest public art work.

One of Dublin's newest parks will be the home of the city's latest public art work.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko Park at 4444 Hard Road will be home to a new public art work next year and three artists have been chosen as finalists in the process.

Artists chosen include Long Island City resident Ilan Averbuch, Berkeley-based Po Shu Wang and Olga Ziemska of Cleveland.

The city and Dublin Arts Council are seeking a three-dimensional, site-specific artwork for Kosciuszko Park and the call for artists drew 149 proposals.

A committee of eight waded through the applications that included past projects and a letter of intent, said David Guion, Dublin Arts Council executive director.

"They talked about how they might approach it and how it relates to their current work or past work they've done," he said of the project.

"It was a challenge, but I think we all had similar ideas for the potential of each of the finalists," Guion said.

According to information from the Dublin Arts Council, Averbuch has been selected for nine major public commissions in the past five years.

His large-scale artworks are made of materials such as stone, wood, steel, copper, lead, glass and aluminum.

Wang is the core artist for Living Lenses artist collective, a group that focuses on a multi-media approach to public artwork. He has done more than 30 permanent public art commissions in the U.S. and several temporary installations.

Ziemska has completed public art installations in the U.S. and abroad, and received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2002 and a Creative Workforce Fellowship in 2009 and 2013.

She most recently did a 2,000-meter high large-scale, outdoor sculpture in Italy's Dolomite Mountains.

The finalists will visit the 36.5-acre Kosciuszko Park in December before formulating an idea.

The artists will be asked to create an artwork that is relevant to the park's past, present and future, is respectful to the site and will have a substantial artistic impact.

Kosciuszko Park was dedicated in 2012 and carried the namesake of the Revolutionary War leader that was awarded the land for his success in the war.

"They'll be given a full tour and Fred Hahn, who was head of parks and open space and this was one of his parks, is going to spearhead the history and development of Kosciuszko Park and give us a real sense of what that was about and tell us about the features he tried to highlight," Guion said.

"We're fortunate he's on the committee. He'll be able to walk all three artists through the park."

The site of the art at Kosciuszko Park has not yet been decided and may depend on the artist, Guion said.

"We will somehow determine the best places and get a sense of where things might be placed or there might be a series of things," he said.

"We'll work with (the artists) to make determinations."

After the artists visit, they'll create presentations that will go before the public in February.

The process to choose the artist will be similar to that done in in 2010 for the Karrer Barn artwork.

"The finalists will give presentations at the Abbey Theater and the public will be able to attend," Guion said.

The $150,000 commission for the public artwork will be awarded in late February with the installation slated for next fall.