RFP and Interest to Design Integrated Metal Screens / Calls & Submissions

December 19, 2022

Organization Name: barrientos Ryan

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Located at the center of the Queen Anne neighborhood, this new multi-family project is under construction and scheduled to open Fall 2024 and will have a new Safeway grocery store. at ground level. The project has a goal to feature the work of local artists to enhance the pedestrian experience along the 4 streets facing the the street, which are Queen Anne Avenue N, 1st Ave N, Crockett Street and Boston Street.

The developer sees art as an integral part of the built-environment and would like to integrate artwork and/or designs into the permanent gates, railings and ornamental screens into the landscape facing the sidewalks to create a rich cultural tapestry in the neighborhood. With a goal of locally focused, site-specific work, the artwork will be directly commissioned from the artist or artist team, without a curatorial commission percentage.

We are looking for artists to submit qualifications and interest to design metal screens, gates and/or stair railings.

Selected artists will have the option to propose:
1. Design & fabricate artwork to be contractor installed into existing framework, or
2. Design only, and development team will take over the fabrication & installation.

There are four available locations, and we will be seeking to work with and feature 2-4 artists for varied designs.

This request for qualifications 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. Structural support such as embeds will be provided by the contractor and coordinated between the artist and the design team as required.

Artist design-only proposals are welcome, but the artist fee would reflect only the design & coordination portion of the total budget, dependent upon location.

Artist finalists will be selected with a stipend of $500 to develop a concept proposal. Please note that the final selected artist(s) will be required to carry commercial liability insurance upon contract signing if proposing to self-fabricate.


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