Call For Artists For Police-Court Facility / Calls & Submissions

March 3, 2023

Organization Name: City of Bainbridge Island

Organization Location: Bainbridge Island, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The City of Bainbridge Island (City) in partnership with its Race Equity Advisory Committee and Public Art Committee is seeking to commission an artist or artists to create two or threedimensional work(s) of interior and/or exterior art for the new Police-Court Facility of Bainbridge Island. The artwork should support and reflect the justice and public safety functions of the facility and respond to the City’s values related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The City encourages responses from artists who identify as women or members of traditionally marginalized communities. All artists with an interest in providing artwork for this space are encouraged to apply. The City anticipates this project will cost a total of $100,000-150,000 for
all artwork, project management and installation. Background The City of Bainbridge Island is located in the State of Washington, on ancestral territory of the suq ̀ʷabš “People of Clear Salt Water” (Suquamish People). Bainbridge Island has an area of 26 square miles, with 52 miles of shoreline, dense forests, mostly suburban development patterns, and an estimated population of 25,000. The entire Island is incorporated as one city. In 2020, the City purchased an existing building located at 8804 Madison Avenue. This building, which was constructed as a medical facility, is currently under renovation to serve as the. combined home of the City’s Police Department and Municipal Court. The Police Department
and Municipal Court are currently located in separate locations on Bainbridge Island; both will move to the combined facility when the renovation is complete. Construction is planned to be complete in fall of 2023.

Additional information is available:
1. Link to the project webpage:

Artwork Requirements
1. The call is open to regional Northwest Artists. Call for Artists 2
2. Exterior artwork must be suitable for Puget Sound weather conditions and a high level
of foot traffic.
3. Interior artwork must be suitable for a busy public space.
4. All artwork will be viewed by those in a police and court facility and should be developed to support the public and staff in this location.
5. Accompanying this Call is a reference exhibit that shows the proposed layout of the first and second floor of the facilities, and some photos of example locations for public art inside and outside the facility.

Submittal Requirements

1. A short proposal statement (300 – 500 words), including:
a. The general nature of your proposed approach to public art for the Police-Court Facility.
b. Please be explicit about the medium and method of your art.

2. Six to ten digital images of your past work. Please limit artwork to pieces created within the past 10 years. Please include the title, medium, and dimensions, along with descriptive text (up to 75 words) for each sample.

3. Two or three preliminary sketches that indicate how the proposed artwork will integrate with the Police-Court Facility.

4. A current resume (no more than two pages).
a. Suggested items for the artist resume include:
i. Contact information – please include name, address, phone/email address and Web URL, if applicable
ii. Experience – exhibitions (List the title of the exhibition, the exhibition venue, and the city/state where the exhibition was presented. Please
indicate if it was a solo, two-person, or group exhibition.)
iii. Experience such as teaching, lectures, or volunteer roles.
iv. Honors and awards such as grants, fellowships, or other recognitions of merit

5. Names and contact information for three references who can help the stakeholders understand your approach and experience as they relate to work on this project. Submit your proposal by 4:00 PM PST on Friday, March 3, 2023. Responses should be sent via email under the subject “Artist for COBI Police-Court Facility” to Submittals must be received by the deadline. Submittals received after the deadline will not be considered. Email is the preferred method, but responses may also be mailed or dropped off at City Hall (Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM). Print copies should be double-sided, with no cover or binding.

Opportunity Website

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