Seattle Public Utilities Cedar Falls Project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) will commission one artist to work with SPU Cedar River Watershed staff to design, fabricate and install site specific, outdoor artwork for the watershed's new Cedar Falls Administration Building. The artist is expected to develop artwork that will create a strong visual presence that embraces the natural surroundings of the Cedar River Watershed and the work SPU staff performs at the site. The artwork should encourage viewer interaction and have a strong connection between the immediate surroundings of the new administration building, as well as Cedar Falls historic buildings and landmarks.

Eligibility

This call is open to all professional artists residing in Washington State.

Budget

The selected artist will receive a commission of $75,000.00, inclusive of all costs to design, fabricate and install the artwork. The artist can work with Cedar River Watershed staff to harvest materials that can be used to fabricate the artwork.

Deadline

11 p.m., August 17, 2015 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Application

Click HERE to apply

Info

Jason Huff, public art project manager, (206) 684-7278.

This project is funded by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds.


Seattle Public Utilities portable works call

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will purchase artworks that represent the experience of communities of color, and of immigrant and refugee communities for SPU's Portable Works Collection. We invite artists to submit images of available work for direct purchase. All types of 2D artworks will be considered: abstract, pictorial, figurative, representational, etc. The artwork may also reflect social issues: environmental, ecological, and cultural heritage.

Eligibility

This call is open to professional artists residing in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho or Alaska.

Deadline Extended

11p.m., August 28, 2015 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Scope of Work

All types of media will be considered for purchase. Maximum artwork measurement for two-dimensional work is 48 x 48 x 5 inches. Artwork not conforming to these dimensions may be disqualified. The artwork will enter a rotating portable works collection and objects may need to be moved by one person. Artists may submit up to 16 images of available work. Multiple artworks by an individual artist may be purchased. Artists from outside the Seattle area must include shipping costs for each artwork (as a separate line item) on the image description form.

Application

Click HERE to apply

Info

Please contact Deborah Paine, deborah.paine@seattle.gov or (206) 684-7132 with any questions


Sign up for email updates about public art calls and other opportunities.