Call for Artists: Fire Station 32 will see a $90,000 artwork installation

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs (OACA) has announced a $90,000 commission for an artwork to be designed, fabricated and installed outside Fire Station 32 in West Seattle at 3715 Alaska Street SW.

Artists interested in this have until Friday, February 22, 2013 to apply.

OACA, in partnership with the Department of Finance and Administrative Services and the Seattle Fire Department, stated on their announcement they need an artist to "develop a permanent site-integrated or free-standing artwork for Fire Station 32 in West Seattle."

The announcement said, "The selected artist will work with the community, firefighters, city staff and the design team to develop art integrated into the facility or create a site-specific, durable, three-dimensional, free-standing artwork within the limited ground space. The artwork should address the work and spirit of the firefighters and the unique character of the surrounding neighborhood."

The project is open to established professional artists residing in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska) and California.

Once selected the artist will receive a commission of $90,000, inclusive of all costs to design, fabricate and install artwork. The artist will first receive a contract for $10,000 to design the artwork. Following design approval, the artist will receive a contract of $80,000 for fabrication and installation of the artwork.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).

Application: Click here to apply.

Info: Marcia Iwasaki, public art project manager, (206) 233-3946.

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