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Artist Designed Infrastructure: Bioretention Edition

OfficeofArtsCultureThe Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), is seeking an artist(s) to design and develop a “kit of parts” or ready-made catalog of artistic elements (e.g. inlays such as patterns or lettering, edging, signage, stepping-stones, grating, small sculptures, etc.) that can be incorporated into neighborhood bioretention stormwater projects. The selected artist(s) will create design plans and specifications that will allow SPU to contract with fabricators to produce and install each of the design elements. The completed catalog will allow communities to customize bioretention projects in their neighborhoods.

Artist budget: $70,000.00
Open to artists residing in Washington State. Artists can apply as a team of no more than two.
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Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019.

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Public Art for Downtown McCall, ID

CALL TO ARTISTS: Public Art for Downtown McCall, Idaho

The City of McCall is seeking an artist or artist-team to engage the community in the design and creation of public artwork to complement the recent reconstruction of its downtown core.

Application Deadline for request for qualifications (RFQ):
Monday, November 25, 2019

Budget: $60,000

Project Intent: The City of McCall, in Idaho’s West Central Mountains, invites artists to apply for an opportunity to design and fabricate artwork to complement the recently-completed reconstruction of 2nd Street at the heart of the city’s downtown core.

Mail or deliver applications to:
City of McCall
Att: Downtown Public Art
216 E Park Street
McCall, Idaho 83638

Delta James
Economic Development
Phone: 208.634.7142
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University of Nebraska Keaney

Public Art RFQ | University of Nebraska Kearney

The new 80,000 square foot STEM building will house the following programs: construction management, industrial distribution, interior design, aviation, cyber systems, mathematics and statistics, physics and astronomy and engineering.

The STEM building Selection Committee is seeking submissions for two separate public art projects within the central atrium of the building, which connects the north and a south wings of the building. The first floor acts as a passageway through the building, with large glass entrance vestibules on the east and west sides. The intent for the central spaces on all three levels is for collaboration, study space, open-air classrooms and critiques, and a space to witness the process of learning and creation while walking through the building.

The Stem Selection Committee is most inspired by the notion that all the programs in this building are united by the hard work of research, trial and error, repetition that goes into every discovery, creation and invention; the artwork should reflect that concept. While the building and artwork leads students, faculty, and guests through the building, it leaves them with an understanding of the concept and inspired about the path of discovery and creation. The committee is not particularly interested in artwork that specifically or literally addresses the included programs.

Project #1, $200,000 | large-scale sculptural piece in the two-story West Atrium, which is separated from the courtyard by a multi-paned glass wall and doors. The artist has the opportunity to utilize both interior and exterior spaces in their design. *Professional artists or artist teams throughout the US are eligible to apply.

Project #2, $50,000 | wall locations for 2D artworks in the central atrium and collaborative spaces on the first, second, third floor. The Selection Committee is seeking work that already exists and/or samples of representative work along with a statement of what could exist. Artists may submit individual works or series of works. *Professional artists in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota are eligible to apply.

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Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Touchable Sculpture

Two years ago we curated and displayed a sculpture gallery at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival of touchable stone sculpture. The gallery was a huge hit and Cyra Jane has been invited back to the Festival as a Guest Curator for 2020. We are expanding to include other materials rather than just stone; the exhibit will be partially curated by yours truly and partially cherry-picked from sculpture submissions to the festival from artists around the world.

SEAF is the last weekend of April and is in the Seattle Exhibition Hall. It pulls in about 4,500 attendees each year and showcases over 200 works from regional and international artists. The gallery is open during the day and the evenings are spectacular events with performances and music and over a thousand people all enjoying the art and the conversations about the art. It is hands down one of the most interactive and exciting art shows I've ever attended.

If you want to participate, please send Cyra Jane a photo of the sculpture you'd like to submit. It needn't be figurative nor necessarily erotic. If it's fun to touch, that's the point! We blindfold people and have them guess what the sculpture is. Interesting textures and suggestive shapes, nice curves and abstract edges are all welcome. Bonus for sculpture that *is* erotic, though. :)

I'll be gathering submissions until mid-January and selecting between 8-12 sculptures total. Artists will receive a ticket to the event and their work will be in the festival catalog and eligible for the People's Choice and Festival Best of Awards.

Thanks, Cyra
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"Illuminations" Exhibit, City of Sequim

IlluminationsCity of Sequim: The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is seeking entries of art, in any medium, for the next exhibit to be displayed in the lobby of the Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street beginning January 3, 2020.

The theme for this exhibit is “Illuminations”. Without illumination, there is no color and little form; therefore, the artists’ first teacher is always light. This theme is a celebration of how light is portrayed in painting, used as a shadow element dancing over sculptures, and projected through colored glass or from neon or LED works. As long as the artwork somehow “highlights” light, then it fits the theme.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 9, 2019 at 4pm.

Only digital applications will be considered. To enter, complete the form at this link which allows you to download up to three images (preferably 300 dpi) per entry:

All entries will be juried by the CAAC on December 12, 2019 and artists will be notified of their status on December 13, 2019.

An Artist’s Reception will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm, and the exhibit will be on display until March 27, 2020.

Contact Person:
Cyndi Hueth
Arts Coordinator

Percival Plinth Project 2020

The City of Olympia is seeking up to 16 loaned sculptures from Washington and Oregon state artists for temporary display of up to one (1) year on Percival Landing in Olympia, WA. Selected artists are eligible for consideration for the Peoples’ Prize purchase award. An award selected by public vote of one sculpture to be purchased and added to the City’s public art collection. 

Eligibility: Washington and Oregon state sculptors, 18 years of age or older.  Artists may not submit works previously exhibited on the Percival Plinths.
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Entry Deadline: 2/20/20 
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City of Redlands, CA Public Art

The city of Redlands, California is seeking proposals from sculptors for its Public Arts Program. Selected sculptures will be scattered throughout the city of Redlands. Sculptures will be displayed on temporary loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art around the city. The Redlands Public Art Project will include a printed walking, biking, and/or driving tour of the sculptures and a mobile-friendly online tour with artists discussing their work.

Artists who will participate in the Redlands Public Art Project will be exposed to thousands of visitors each year and the work will be offered for sale at the end of the two-year period. Each artist will receive an honorarium of $2,000 for the period of the two-year loan.

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Entry Deadline: 7/1/20
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Public Art Archive

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive. Public art is defined here as art that is situated in a location that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may also be eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art.

The Public Art Archive™ (PAA™), like™ (CaFE™), is powered by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). The Western States Arts Federation is a nonprofit regional arts service organization dedicated to the development of an expanded awareness of the power of the arts. Much of the organization’s work is accomplished through the development of technologies that benefit the arts and the arts community. WESTAF created the PAA™, which launched in 2009 with the collections of a few pilot public art agencies. We are pleased to invite artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

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NWSSA Artist Call: Old Alcohol Plant Inn

Call to NWSSA member artists for sculpture submissions to be installed at
310 Hadlock Bay Rd. 
Port Hadlock, WA. 98339 


The owners of the Inn have created an opportunity for an on-going display of sculpture. 

Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs for ease of installation. Pedestals are supplied by the Inn.

In the main lobby near the Spirits Bar & Grill Restaurant, there is space for at least a dozen sculpture pieces on pedestals. There are 4 four-shelf glass showcases for smaller works in the gift shop area.

Sales commission is 40% which supports the Old Alcohol Plant Inn's mission to provide lodging for community members in need, create jobs to enhance our economy, and provide a beautiful waterfront location for events and classes.

To Apply online [Click HERE] otherwise download the application form, fill it in and email 2 pictures of each piece with size and dimensions.

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Groundswell: City of Shoreline Public Art Program

Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork

As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog and Southwoods,

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