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Seattle seeks artists for Civic Square fence art project

We’re seeking 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 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). The Civic Square site is located between Third and Fourth avenues and Cherry and James streets.

Up to eight artists each will receive between $1,000 to $3,000, depending on number of images selected. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2011. Click here to apply.
The fence art project is intended to celebrate Seattle’s vibrancy, cultural life, history and position at the forefront of environmental sustainability. Artists should submit images of existing artworks in any two-dimensional medium. Fabricators will produce the panels from selected artwork and install in late summer or early fall 2011. The artworks will be added to the 20 panels currently on the site and will be exhibited for approximately one year.

The project is in partnership with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and Triad Development, Inc., Funding for the Civic Square temporary artwork program is provided by Triad Development, Inc., in an arrangement with the city of Seattle.

For more information, contact Deborah Paine, public art project manager and curator, (206) 684-7132 or Marcia Iwasaki, public art project manager, (206) 233-3946.

Image: Patrice Tullai, Big Apple Tree and Endangered Birds of the Big Island of Hawaii mounted on the Civic Square construction fence in downtown Seattle. Photo by Deborah Paine.