City of Seattle
Deadline: 7/24/2018, 11 PM

The Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional artwork and wall hanging sculptures for a competitive purchase for SPU’s Civic Art Collection. This purchase, Fresh Perspectives, aims to broaden SPU’s collection by adding diverse art mediums, approaches, and viewpoints.

The City of Seattle owns over 3,000 artworks in its Civic Art Collection and has been collecting for over 40 years. These artworks will enter the Seattle Public Utilities Civic Art Collection managed by the Office of Arts & Culture. They will be displayed throughout city galleries and offices.

Budget ranges from $500-$5,000 per selected artwork.

This call is open to professional artists who are residents of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho and Alaska). Maximum measurements for work is 48 x 48 x 5 inches and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Artwork not conforming to these qualifications may be disqualified. The artwork will enter a rotating portable works collection and objects may need to be moved by one person. Artists are encouraged to submit colorful artworks. The artwork must be available for purchase. Purchases will be chosen by a panel who are charged with selecting artwork that reflects diversity of expression.

For more information about this call, contact Blake Haygood, 206-684-7132 or

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