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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 artwork will recognize and honor the original residents of the area and should be reflective of the Coast Salish cultures, especially tribal nations, that have a historic connection to this territory.

The call is open to established professional artists residing in Washington state, Oregon and British Columbia who are eligible to work in the United States.  Artists who have a historic and artistic connection to the tribal nations that have a connection to this area are encouraged to apply. Artists may apply individually or as a team of two. Applications are due 11 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).

Go to the Landsburg Park call for artists for more information and to apply.

SPU is planning improvements for the Facilities and Chlorination Project and the park, including ADA accessibility. The artwork could reinforce the entry to Landsburg Park, enhance the interpretive elements conveying the history and importance of the site for people and fish, and enliven the pathway and visitor experience in the park. Events at the park include an annual kayaking competition on the Cedar River white-water kayak and the annual Cedar River Salmon Journey.

The selected artist will receive a commission of $50,000, inclusive of all fees, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel and additional site work necessary to accommodate the artwork. The artist will receive an initial design contract for $7,500 to develop the artwork design. If the proposal is accepted, the artist will receive a contract for $42,500 to fabricate and install the artwork.

The artist will join the project team in February 2013. Construction will begin in December 2013, with completion scheduled for 2015.

The artwork is funded by SPU 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.