RFQ for Benches and Bus Canopy at SeaTac / Calls & Submissions

September 20, 2022

Organization Name: Port Of Seattle

Organization Location: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Widen Arrivals Project- Public Art Open Call (RFQ)
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Location: Bus canopy and benches attached to the Widen Arrivals project
Eligibility: Nation-wide open call. All entries must be artist’s original work.
Budget: $310,000-$350,000
This includes but is not limited to taxes, fabrication, delivery and installation. Other budget details will be included in artist’s

Call Summary
The Port of Seattle’s Public Art Program is seeking artists to submit qualifications for a site-specific
exterior installation connected to our upcoming Widen Arrivals project. We are specifically reaching out
to professional artists or artist groups for the commission or acquisition of custom art benches. The
works should consider the design aesthetics of the project, and proposed pieces must be thoughtful
regarding long term maintenance and conservation, as well as public use.

Project description
The project will relocate the north rental car bus curb further north to increase utilization of the Arrivals
curbside, demolish the fourth-floor bridge from Departures to the Main Garage that was closed with the
construction of the Light Rail Transit walkway, and complete the structural improvements at the north
end of the Service Tunnel. The scope of work for this project has increased to include additional utility
relocations and the renewal of utility infrastructure impacted by the project.

Artwork Design/Safety Guidelines
• The artwork must be produced in durable materials, easily maintained, and proven viability in
public installations
• Concepts that are integrated into the infrastructure must abide by Port Of Seattle project
guidelines (as it pertains to construction and installation standards)
• Applicants will be working with various Port departments such as Facilities and Infrastructure,
and the Aviation Project Management group, in addition to the Public Art program.
Submission Requirements
• Submit professional resume/CV
• Contact information of 3 professional references
• Artist statement (maximum 500 words)
• 4-6 image examples of work that demonstrates experience related to this call’s scope
and objectives
• Title of the piece(s), dimensions, value and materials

RFQ Schedule:
September 6, 2022: RFQ is published online.
September 6, 2022 to September 20th, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PST: Artists submit qualifications or available existing work.
Week of September 26, 2022: Selection panel reviews submissions.
1st week of October 2022: Artists are contacted with selection results.
2025: Project Completion.

Please e-mail the contacts below with your submission:

Tommy Gregory
Public Art Sr. Manager and Curator
Email: Gregory.t@portseattle.org

Annabelle Goavec
Public Art Program Coordinator
Email: goavec.a@portseattle.org

Daphne Maiden
Public Art Program College intern
Email: maiden.d@portseattle.org

Follow the link below and click the “Documents” tab to download the application details as PDF.


Opportunity Website

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