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Outdoor Sculpture Opportunity - Eastside Community Center


January 11, 2018, 11:59 PM



$50,000 all-inclusive


Call to Artists

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Call Summary

Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install an outdoor sculptural artwork that reflects the vibrant, colorful and unique atmosphere of the Eastside Community Center (ESCC) and the surrounding community. The sculpture will be sited at ESCC’s west entrance/courtyard area, and may be freestanding or attached to the exterior of the building. Local and regional artists are encouraged to apply, with priority given to artists that reflect the Eastside community including artists of color, first and second generation immigrants, and Indigenous artists.


  • Applicant(s) must live in Washington or Oregon
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants cannot be an employee, board member, council member, or commissioner of Metro Parks Tacoma or the City of Tacoma

People who are members of historically disenfranchised racial, ethnic, cultural, and other identity groups are encouraged to apply.


Contact Rebecca Solverson, Public Art Specialist, (253) 591-5564, rebecca.solverson@cityoftacoma.org

Submission Process

Eligible artists interested in this opportunity must submit the following items via Submittable: https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit

1.   Short Written Responses 
Responses to the following questions in 300 words or less each: 

  • Why are you interested in this project? 
  • How do you create a public art piece that is responsive or relevant to community
  • Anything else you’d like us to know?

    2.   Resume
    Three pages or less. Artist teams should submit a resume for each artist. 

    3.   Work Samples
    Six to ten digital images of past work with concise descriptions. If available, work samples should include documentation of similar past public projects. Artist teams are encouraged to submit work that was previously completed as a team. 
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Naomi Strom-Avila

(253) 591-5191