Seal Sitters is seeking a sculpture artist for Year of the Seal

Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network is seeking a sculpture artist for their educational outreach project, The Year of the Seal.

The project will culminate with the installation on Alki Beach of a largely realistic bronze work depicting a harbor seal mom and pup. Harbor seals are considered by biologists to be an indicator species for the health of our waters. The sculpture will raise awareness of our fragile marine ecosystem and all marine life that calls Puget Sound home. The artwork is funded by a grant from Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods.

Artists from the Pacific Northwest are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications. Submission deadline is March 22, 2013, and selected artist will be notified on March 26, 2013. The target date for installation is late August with a dedication ceremony on September 7th. Artists must have a proven track record of public art installations.

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