Art Interruptions on First Hill

The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks & Recreation, is seeking emerging public artists to create temporary art installations in the First Hill Neighborhood for the project Art Interruptions.

The temporary artworks will inhabit city sidewalks and parks to offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, eliciting a moment of surprise, beauty, contemplation or humor. Possible locations for artworks include street and park infrastructure, trees, tree pits and street furniture.

Up to 10 artists will be selected to develop a series of artworks that can be temporarily attached or applied to city-owned street or park furniture/infrastructure (e.g., utility poles, street trees, walls, railings, stair risers, etc.) in summer 2014.

Eligibility: The call is open to emerging artists residing in Washington state. The Office of Arts & Culture considers artists "emerging" if they have not yet received a permanently sited public or private art commission of more than $15,000.

Budget: Each selected artist will receive a $1,800 stipend.

Deadline: 11 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Application: Click here to apply.

Workshop: Thursday, April 17, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Frye Art Museum - Art Studio Classroom, 704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Info: Laura Becker, SDOT Art & Enhancement Project Manager, (206) 615-1095.

Art Interruptions is funded by with SDOT 1% for Art funds.

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