Along with our partners at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we’re seeking an artist to create an artwork for the second phase of the Chief Sealth Trail, which connects the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood with the Rainier Valley in Southeast Seattle.
Work to extend the trail west of Beacon Avenue South approximately two-thirds of a mile will begin this summer, with completion expected by the end of 2010.
The artwork – intended to mark the trail extension and enliven the streetscape – will be installed where the trail will cross Beacon Avenue South at South Dawson Street. The selected artist will work with staff from the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, SDOT and neighborhood representatives during the design phase of the project to create a three-dimensional, permanent outdoor artwork that responds to the site and takes into consideration visibility issues and the flow of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
The call is open to professional artists residing in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana or Idaho. The total project budget is $50,000 and includes design, fabrication and installation costs. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Tuesday, March 16 (Pacific Standard Time). A link to the online application and guidelines is available here.
Image: Chief Sealth Trail at Beacon Avenue South and South Dawson Street.