Public Art: Sundial / Calls and Submissions

June 24, 2024

Organization Name: City of Arlington

Organization Location: Arlington, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Project: Sundial sculpture land art
May 2024

Description: The City of Arlington is seeking an artist to develop a site-specific artwork for the Stormwater Wetland Park on an existing circular foundation. The artwork shall include a sundial. The sundial will show the approximate time of day by the shadow of an object and include markers indicating hours. The artwork should invoke curiosity and should be self-explanatory to most individuals. The sundial needs to incorporate the existing round historic foundation that is at the park. The artwork should enhance the public’s experience at the park.
Artists are encouraged to research sundials around the globe, the history, the scientific aspects, and artistic features.
Budget: The total project budget for the artwork is $20,000. The funding is provided by the 2024 City of Arlington Public Art Fund. Allotted funds must cover all the costs related to supplying the work of art including design, fabrication, delivery, installation, artist fee, and applicable taxes associated with the project.
Scope of Work: Selected artist will develop and create a site-specific artwork. The artwork should have a strong ongoing physical presence within the designated site. It must be suitable for diverse audiences and be able to withstand weather conditions of all types. The artwork should be long-lasting and vandal resistant.
Deadline: Applications are due Monday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Timeframe: The artist will design, fabricate and install the artwork on a mutually agreed timeline with the City. Desired deadline for completion is by December 31, 2024.
Selection committee: City of Arlington staff will review the proposals with the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission. The City reserves the right not to select any artist at all and reserves the right to change the process or schedule upon public notice.
Submit through email or by mail or in person:
• Letter of interest
• Samples of work photos, including budget, location, year, and description
• Resume
• Proposal- this could include sketches, mock-up, written narrative, examples.

Sarah Lopez, Community Engagement Director
Address: 238 N Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223

Site Address: Stormwater Wetland Park, park at Haller Park 1100 W. Avenue and walk west under State Route 9 bridge to site.

Link to document with photos:

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