1) The City of Federal Way’s Arts Commission is hosting a Call for Artists for an Interim Sculpture Park that will be installed on the open space next to the Federal Way Transit Center (21st Avenue South and South 316th Street). The park is meant to enliven the area, infuse a cultural aspect to a mostly commercial area, and provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their work. Artists are encouraged to visit the site, and to submit a piece or selection of pieces for consideration.
The Arts Commission will choose four to six pieces, depending on the sizes of submissions. Pieces will be on exhibition for a one year rotation. The Arts Commission will put out a Call for Artists for each subsequent rotation.
Entry Instructions: Submit your application by April 21, 2013. The application includes a short artist’s statement and information specific to the piece to be considered. Pictures of the sculptures or installations should be included as stills, .jpeg or .tiff, or on CD
More details can be found HERE.
Two (2) more Calls after the jump.
2) Catholic Housing Services is seeking an artist to create a permanent art display in our new affordable housing building being developed at 4251 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle. The new building will offer 71 studios and one-bedroom apartments to single adults and couples without children who have experienced homelessness. The building will feature community space on the ground floor including: a fitness room, computer workspace, community kitchen and gathering space. There will be a roof deck for outdoor gatherings and gardening.
The selected artist will create a mosaic/mural for the area above the computer workstations. The area is approximately 15 feet long and 5 feet tall (excluding the computer desk). The theme should involve building community. Art work should be reflective of the organization’s values:
- Compassion – Providing care, understanding and concern for those we serve in order to honor the sacredness of each person at every stage and condition of life.
- Diversity – Welcoming the differences of race, culture, faith, and thought with a strong commitment to naming and combating institutional racism and discrimination.
- Excellence – Providing high quality, professionally competent services with integrity, using best practices.
- Justice – Defending and advocating for the rights of poor and vulnerable people while working toward the common good.
- Stewardship – Prudently developing and using the gifts and talents of employees and volunteers and the financial resources needed to live out our mission.
The selected artist will receive a $1,500 stipend to cover time and materials. Preference will be given to members of the Fremont Arts Council or artists who have ties to the Fremont community. The selected artist will work with the project team to create and install the mural in time for the anticipated building opening in September of 2013.
Please send a description of your proposed idea (limit 1 page) along with a photo sample of your work and three references to: DanW@ccsww.org or Attn: Dan Wise, Catholic Community Services, 100 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144.
Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday, April 22nd to be considered.
3) Submissions for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition are now being accepted. Every year the Congressional Art Competition celebrates the artistic spirit of high-school students across the nation.
High School students in every district will have an opportunity to submit their artwork to their representative’s office. A panel of local artists from each district selects the winning pieces, which are then displayed in the Capitol Building. Since the competition began in 1982, over 650,000 high school students have submitted their original artwork.
Submissions must meet specific guidelines in order to qualify for review. Artwork must come from high-school students, and is not to exceed 28″x28″x4″ dimensions. Artists can use a variety of different mediums including paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography.
- Submissions must be two-dimensional.
- Submissions must weigh less than 15 lbs.
- Submissions must be original pieces in conception and design, and may not violate U.S. copyright law.
Please visit the U.S House of Representatives website to view previous winning pieces here.
The deadline to submit entries to the Seattle District office of Congressman Jim McDermott is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. A panel of judges will select a winner and present the awards at a ceremony at the Seattle Art Museum on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:00pm just prior to the Seattle Art Museum’s Teen Night Out. For more information on the Congressional Art Competition including accepted mediums and student release forms please contact the district office of Congressman Jim McDermott at (206) 553-7170.