We have several Call For Artist announcements from throughout Seattle/King County/Washington.
Seeking atmospheric or weather-related artwork
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light and may or may not be representational. Artists working in color are encouraged to apply. Artworks must be available for purchase.
To apply, artists may submit up to 10 images of artworks. Multiple artworks by individual artists may be purchased.
Eligibility: Open to professional artists residing in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho or Alaska.
Budget: A total of $125,000 for all artworks is available for the direct purchase.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Jan. 28, 2013, (Pacific Standard Time).
Application: Click here to apply
Info: Deborah Paine, curator and collections manager, (206) 684-7132
See more opportunities after the jump.
King County, WA + Sound Transit (STart Program) + East Link Extension Lead Artist
The Sound Transit Art Program (STart), in cooperation with 4Culture, is seeking a Lead Artist with demonstrated art planning and curatorial experience to aid STart in identifying art opportunities for multiple artists along Sound Transit’s East Link Extension. This link light rail extension includes 10 stations along a 14-mile stretch being designed from downtown Seattle through Mercer Island and Bellevue to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. The primary responsibility of the Lead Artist is to aid in planning and reviewing the art projects in Sound Transit’s latest 14-mile light rail expansion and in selecting additional artists to create permanent artwork for the Extension.
Eligibility: Open to qualified artists
Deadline: February 4, 2013, 5pm PST
Seeking curator for temporary artworks at new City Light facility
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL), seeks a multi-disciplinary art curator or curator team with established curatorial experience to develop and manage temporary arts programming at the future site of SCL’s proposed Denny Substation in the Cascade neighborhood. The series of free and open public performances and artworks will begin in November 2013, before construction of the facility, and last up to 18 months.
Programming should celebrate the new substation with artworks that evoke the vibrancy of the city, community values and SCL’s public-service mission. Artworks should be multi-disciplinary and could include visual art installations, performances, video, film, dance, music and sound.
Eligibility: Open to established professional curators residing in Washington or Oregon.
Budget: Total budget for the project is $200,000, inclusive of all taxes, fees, travel, permits, etc. The selected curator will receive a fee of $40,000 and will have a programming budget of $160,000.
Deadline: 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).
Application: Click here to apply
Info: Jason Huff, public art project manager, (206) 684-7278.
West Seattle Fire Station
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with theDepartment of Finance and Administrative Services and theSeattle Fire Department, seeks an artist to develop a permanent site-integrated or free-standing artwork for Fire Station 32 in West Seattle.
The selected artist will work with the community, firefighters, city staff and the design team to develop art integrated into the facility or create a site-specific, durable, three-dimensional, free-standing artwork within the limited ground space. The artwork should address the work and spirit of the firefighters and the unique character of the surrounding neighborhood.
Eligibility: Open to established professional artists residing in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska) and California.
Budget: The selected artist will receive a commission of $90,000, inclusive of all costs to design, fabricate and install artwork. The artist will first receive a contract for $10,000 to design the artwork. Following design approval, the artist will receive a contract of $80,000 for fabrication and installation of the artwork.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 (PST)
Application: Click here to apply.
Info: Marcia Iwasaki, public art project manager, (206) 233-3946.