© 2005 Anne Mathern, Ascension. Photo courtesy of the artist.

© 2005 Anne Mathern, Ascension. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Unique opportunity for artists new to the public art field

Deadline: July 14, 2014 by 5:00 pm

4Culture, working in partnership with King County Public Health and Harborview Medical Center, is seeking four artists to create original digital artwork as designs for vinyl film window treatments.

This is a unique opportunity for artists wanting to gain experience in the field of public art. Applicants do not have to show previous public art project experience. The 4Culture Project Manager will be able to help artists new to public art practice to understand the design review process and how to present ideas effectively, how to work with a “client,” and how to transition studio-based artwork and concepts into design for public space. Selected artists will be responsible for creating digital files that meet the technical requirements described by the window film vendor. 4Culture will hire the fabrication vendor and supervise the production and installation of the window film.

Direct digital media experience is required – you must be creating your artwork in a digital file appropriate for technical reproduction at the required scale. The opportunity is open to visual artists, graphic designers, media artists and teams. Selection will be based on strength of past work and finalist interviews. 4Culture will document completed artwork and share photos with each artist.

There are two facility locations for the artwork: three skybridge floors in Harborview Medical Center’s West Hospital and the Kent Health Center. One panel will review all the applications received and select four artists for these opportunities.

Research the sites, review the Call to Artists and apply.