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Seattle seeks artist to develop artwork for west Queen Anne fire station

We’re seeking an artist or artist team to develop a permanent site-integrated or free-standing artwork for the new Fire Station 20 in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. The artwork should address the work and spirit of the firefighters and the unique character of the surrounding neighborhood.

Design is expected to begin on Fire Station 20 in June 2011, with construction anticipated to begin in 2012. Fire Department operations will move to the new location in 2013.

The opportunity is open to established professional artists living in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) or California. The budget is $90,000, inclusive of all costs to design, fabricate and install the artwork. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Friday, March 25.

Click here to apply.

The project is in partnership with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Seattle Fire Department. The artwork is funded through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy passed in 2003 to upgrade, renovate or replace 32 neighborhood fire stations in Seattle.