RFQ: Entryway and Donor Recognition Wall / Calls & Submissions
August 30, 2022
Organization Name: Together Center
Organization Location: Redmond, WA
Type: Calls & Submissions
View full RFQ on the linked website.
Together Center is a nonprofit human services center supporting Seattle’s Eastside since 1991.
The 20+ nonprofit providers located at our campus in Redmond help thousands of people
With one trip to Together Center, community members can access a full range of supports
including: health care; dental care; mental health counseling; case management; addiction
support; behavioral health; advocacy services; childcare resources; disability services; therapies
for children of diverse abilities; economic assistance; job training; and cultural navigation for
immigrants, among others.
We are looking for emerging and established artists to create a site-specific welcoming entry
and donor recognition wall in our lobby. Artwork will beautify and enliven the project and
convey the welcoming and inclusive message of Together Center while also thanking major
donors whose gifts have made the new facility possible.
This call is open to all artists living and working in Washington state. Please read the application
requirements carefully. Artists are asked to submit statements of interest based on past art
experience. Relevance of the applicant’s letter of interest and demonstrated ability to create
and execute art projects will be considered in the selection. Must welcome and participate in a
community engagement phase during development of artwork. Black, Indigenous, and people
of color (BIPOC) artists are encouraged to apply.
We are not looking for artwork proposals at this phase of the project.
Scope of Work
Together Center will select a finalist to refine their concept, participate in a community
engagement phase, and create a final proposal for approval before proceeding with fabrication
and installation of the artwork. Installation will be coordinated in early to mid-2023 upon
completion of the Project.
Eventual artwork proposals from selected artists will need to consider safety and visibility.
Planned Artwork Location and Budget
Location: Donor wall in the main lobby of Together Center
Details: The artwork may command attention within a busy lobby. Ideally this is 2D, text, or
relief wall pieces of a large scale. Piece(s) should be engaging at both close and distant
viewing. Opportunities to integrate with the architectural design of the building. The
commission is ideal for diverse media but is not open to digital artworks.
• See wesbite for space and size.
Several important criteria for this piece are:
• Donor names included and listed in a graduated method based on giving level
• Quote for inspiration or inclusion: “Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an
ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro
• Guiding statement: Together Center unites and fosters, under one roof, strong agency
partnerships that empower people and strengthen our community. Forging forward
together, so everyone thrives.
• Safety to the public (i.e., no sharp edges, no points, no breakable or bendable
components, no climbing hazards, etc.).
• The work should not protrude more than 4” off the wall
• Incorporates the existing column directly in front of the wall
• Appropriate for family-friendly audience
• Welcoming and inclusive