Call for Sculpture – Percival Plinth Project 2022 / Calls & Submissions

February 1, 2022

Organization Name: City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation

Organization Location: Olympia, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The City of Olympia is seeking up to 18 loaned sculptures from Washington and Oregon state artists for temporary outdoor display on Percival Landing, a waterfront park at the southernmost end of the Puget Sound in view of the state capitol located in Olympia, WA. Selected artists receive a $1,000 honorarium for the one-year loan of their work and are eligible for consideration for the Peoples’ Prize purchase award of up to $10,000, where one sculpture is selected for purchase by public vote and added to the City’s public art collection.

The City of Olympia is committed to being an inclusive, affirming and equitable place where community members and staff can live, play and work. We adhere to the non-discriminatory treatment of all persons in employment and the delivery of services and resources. We strongly encourage people who are Black or Indigenous, people of color, transgender, non-binary, LGBTQ, immigrants, people with disabilities, and women to apply.

All works are displayed on stainless steel pedestals and attached by artists via a connector plate provided by the City.
New works are installed in June followed by a community celebration to welcome the new works to the landing, kicking-off one month of public voting for the Peoples’ Prize.

Important Note: Selected artists are responsible for securing a Washington State Business License with a City of Olympia Endorsement at their own expense. See for business license information.

Application Requirements
Artists may submit up to two (2) entries, with three to five (3-5) slides each. (Artists wishing to submit two entries must submit two separate applications. Each application should include only 1 (one) work of art with 3-5 different views of the same artwork. Eg. Front, back, side, detail, etc.)

Please Note: Late or incomplete applications are not able to be considered.

Washington and Oregon state sculptors, 18 years of age or older. Artists may not submit works previously exhibited on the Percival Plinths. Each sculpture submitted through CAFE must be available for exhibition June 2022-June 2023.

Artwork Specifications
Sculpture must be made of durable materials and finishes intended for exterior exhibition. Suitable materials include, but are not limited to, bronze, aluminum, steel, stone and concrete. The work must also be maintenance-free and graffiti resistant. Works must be able to be attached to the connector plate by the artist. Maximum weight allowed is 1000 lbs. for City installation, with a center of gravity within 9” of the center of base plate, and within 42” of the top of the base plate.

To apply and for additional details visit the link below.

Opportunity Website

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