Thursday, May 20, 2010

City of Seattle seeking emerging artists for Civic Square fence art projec

Application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, June 21

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (DFAS) and Triad Development, Inc., seeks up to eight emerging artists to develop temporary, large-scale, colorful panels for the fence surrounding the Civic Square construction site in downtown Seattle. The Civic Square site is located between Third and Fourth avenues and Cherry and James streets.

The art project is intended to celebrate Seattle’s vibrancy, cultural life, history and position in the forefront of environmental sustainability. Artists should submit images of existing artwork in any two-dimensional medium. A selection panel will choose up to six images per selected artist. Fabricators will produce the panels from selected artwork and install the fence panels in late summer or early fall 2010. Each side of the Civic Square’s fence (north, east, south and west) will display up to six artwork panels. The artwork will be exhibited for approximately one year.

The call is open to emerging professional artists living within 100 miles of Seattle. An emerging artist is considered to be an artist in the early stage of his or her career (five years or less). A link to the online application and guidelines is available at

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