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Artist sought to create artwork for Landsburg Park, southeast of Seattle
Selected artist will develop artwork for Landsburg Facilities and Chlorination Project, artwork to reflect Coast Salish cultures
SEATTLE — The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create artwork for Landsburg Park as part of the Landsburg Facilities and Chlorination Project. The Landsburg Facilities site is a pristine forested area in the western foothills of the Cascade mountain range, 28 miles southeast of Seattle in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. The artwork will recognize and honor the original residents of the area and should be reflective of the Coast Salish cultures, especially tribal nations that have a historic connection to this territory.
The overall site has three principle parts: the Water Operations and Treatment Facility, the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery, and Landsburg Park. The park, where the artwork will be located, is adjacent to Cedar River and the public portion of the Facilities and Chlorination Project at 28700 Southeast 252nd Place in Ravensdale, Wash. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is planning improvements for the Facilities and Chlorination Project and the park, including ADA accessibility. The artwork could therefore reinforce the entry to Landsburg Park, enhance the interpretive elements conveying the history and importance of the site for people and fish, and enliven the pathway and visitor experience in the park. Events at the park include an annual kayaking competition on the Cedar River white-water kayak and the annual Cedar River Salmon Journey.
The call is open to established professional artists residing in Washington state, Oregon and British Columbia who are eligible to work in the United States. Artists who have a historic and artistic connection to the tribal nations that have a connection to this territory are encouraged to apply. Artists may apply individually or as a team of two. Applications are due 11 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time). Go to www.seattle.gov/arts for a link to the online application.
The selected artist will receive a commission of $50,000, inclusive of all fees, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel and additional site work necessary to accommodate the artwork. The artist will receive an initial design contract for $7,500 to develop the artwork design. If the proposal is accepted, the artist will receive a contract for $42,500 to fabricate and install the artwork.
The artist will join the project team in February 2013. Construction will begin in December 2013, with completion scheduled for 2015.
The artwork is funded by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs supports the health and vitality of our city by providing access to arts and culture, advancing the role of the arts in our community, and advocating for issues that affect the entire cultural community. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.
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