RFQ: Installation at the Center of the Universe

  • Commissioning Entity: Fremont
  • Budget: $40000
  • Open Date: 04/26/2021
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 05/29/2021

Brief Description

This RFQ is open to all artists working in or connected to Seattle. Please note that this call is for an exterior installation and requires the durability to withstand the elements of the Pacific Northwest. The goal will be to create a new public art “star” to add the Fremont’s Walking Tour map. Most of these sculptures are distinct from public/high “art” such as those works in SAM’s Sculpture Garden in that they invite guests to touch and interact with them. Examples include the use of the Beyer sculpture for protest signs, the red paint a passerby painted on Lenin’s hand, as well as the organic nature of the topiary dinosaurs on the Fremont Canal, which change over time.We are looking for a new work that makes sense within the context of both the Fremont neighborhood generally, and also the busy street at which it will be installed. Hopefully the work will create a point of curiosity for pedestrians passing by.