The City of Bellevue seeks to purchase portable artwork that exemplifies the mission of the Bellevue Art Collection. The maximum purchase price of selected artwork(s) per artist is $2,400. This call is open to all visual artists living in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Purchased artworks will be included in the Bellevue Art Collection and will eventually be located throughout city-owned and publicly accessible buildings and offices. The future locations of the artworks will be at the city's discretion.
Available two-dimensional visual art (drawings, mixed media, painting, photography, prints and textiles), electronic art (digital, film, new media and video) and small three-dimensional artwork (no larger than 18” in any direction) will be considered for purchase at this time. The artwork will enter a rotating portable works collection and artworks may need to be moved by one person. Artists may submit up to ten images of available work or up to five links if submitting electronic artworks. If two-dimensional, Bellevue will arrange and pay for framing, listening to advice from the artist once the artwork has been purchased. Framing, hanging and presentation costs will be managed completely by Bellevue staff and is not a part of the $2,400 maximum purchase price of an artwork.
This call is open to all active professional visual artists in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties in Washington. Artists must be able to deliver or arrange for delivery of artwork to Bellevue. Bellevue is a very diverse community. Diverse artists are highly encouraged to apply.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Please allow ample time to complete your application; applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
Full Prospectus and application instructions available at: https://bellevuewa.gov/city-government/departments/community-development/arts-and-culture/public-art/call-portable-art