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Archive for December, 2012

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Untitled Woodcut #10’ by Gary Groves

Artist Gary Groves created a series of prints related to the glacial erratic rocks of Eastern Washington and how they impact the landscape. As we teeter on the brink of a new year, these images recall other cliffs that linger in our collective psyches. In describing this particular artwork, Untitled Woodcut #10 (2001), the artist […]


Neighborhood arts and cultural events supported through city investment

Forty neighborhood arts festivals and events will receive funding through our Neighborhood & Community Arts (NCA) program. The program will invest $48,000 ($1,200 per organization) in events taking place throughout the city over the next year. We received 71 applications for the program; of the 40 funded projects, 14 represent organizations that have never before […]


Weekly Art Hit: ‘Quarry Rings’ by Adam Kuby

Winter is coming…and the holidays…and maybe even more snow. Here’s a snowy depiction of Adam Kuby’s artwork Quarry Rings (2010) at Thomas C. Wales Park, a new city park intended to be an urban bird habitat on the site of an old gravel quarry on the west side of Lake Union. The park is at […]


Seeking atmospheric or weather-related artwork

We’re seeking two-dimensional or three-dimensional artworks depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive, direct purchase for Seattle Public Utilities‘ Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light and may or may not be representational. All types of media will be considered. Artists working in color are encouraged to apply. The call […]


Applications available for Youth Arts funding

We’re now accepting project applications for our Youth Arts program. The program supports arts training opportunities for Seattle’s middle and high school youth outside of school hours in a variety of artistic disciplines, including visual and literary arts, theater, music, dance and film. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Go here […]


Seeking waterfront art program manager

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are seeking a senior project manager to coordinate arts activities and implement public art projects for the Central Waterfront. This position is currently funded at half-time and is a term-limited position (two years) with benefits.  At the end of two years, the […]


Weekly Art Hit: ‘Pat (Vivian) and Sue (Woehrli)’ by Cecilia Cooney-Wickett

Congratulations to all the same-sex couples who married at City Hall on Dec. 9, and to all the couples now able to marry in the future. To celebrate, here’s Cecilia Cooney-Wickett’s charcoal drawing Pat (Vivian) and Sue (Woehrli). Cooney-Wickett was commissioned in 1986 to create a series of drawings of Seattle area couples. Her project […]


Seeking artist to create artwork for Landsburg Park, southeast of Seattle

We’re seeking an artist or artist team to create artwork for Landsburg Park as part of Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Landsburg Facilities and Chlorination Project. The Landsburg Facilities site is a pristine forested area in the western foothills of the Cascade mountain range, 28 miles southeast of Seattle in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. The […]


December 2012 SmArt Venture Awardees

SmART ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible small awards program that aims to encourage innovative ideas, create community impact, and provide new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs.  Planting small seeds can yield big outcomes. SmART ventures seek to widen arts and culture participation, particularly of diverse or underserved communities. Listed […]


City Hall transformed to wedding chapel

On Sunday, Dec. 9, 140 same-sex couples will wed in City Hall on the first day they are eligible to do so. Seattle artist and designer Jennifer Zeyl is transforming City Hall for the event. Award winning set designer Jennifer Zeyl stands in her temporary work space listening to Macklemore, preparing herself for the work […]

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