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

11p.m., July 29, 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


South Recycling and Disposal Station Rebuild

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) seeks an artist or artist team to develop a permanent or site-integrated artwork for the publically accessible areas of the South Recycling and Disposal Station Rebuild Project site, located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle.

Eligibility

This call is open to established professional artists or artist team who are residents of the United States.

Scope of Work

The selected artist or artist team will work with the community, city and SPU staff to create a site-specific, durable, artwork in the public area of interface between the new facility and the neighborhood, such as the walking path or eastern boundary of the site. The artist will be asked to consider the work and mission of SPU and the unique character of the surrounding neighborhood and create an artwork that provides a sense of place.

Applying artists will ideally have specific skills in designing, fabricating and installing artwork in permanent and durable materials.

Deadline

11p.m., July 9, 2015 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Application

Online application and guidelines available here.

Info

www.seattle.gov/arts or Kelly Pajek, public art project manager, (206) 684-7311.

The artwork is funded by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Culture.


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