U.S. Printmakers and Color Photographers Invited to Apply for Purchase Program - The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks slide
submissions from individual artists working in all forms of printmaking,
including digital components, as well as color photography. Purchases
are made directly from slides representing work created in the last
three years. A total of $30,000 is available for purchase of existing
prints and color photographs.
The competition is open to established professional printmakers and
color photographers working within the United States. Considered for
purchase will be hand-pulled, original prints, prints utilizing digital
and mixed media as components of hand pulled prints, and/or color
photography. Black and white photographs are not eligible at this time.
Prints and photographs will be purchased unframed only. Artists whose
work has been purchased in previous years may apply annually, however
the artistic diversity of the collection takes precedent. No students
of any level are eligible to apply.
The application, with more detailed information, may be downloaded from
the Arts & Cultural Affairs Web site at
www.seattle.gov/arts/fundingapplications; artists unable to download the
document may call 206-615-1801.
Applications must be delivered to the Office of Arts & Cultural
Affairs, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1766, Seattle, WA, 98104 by 5:00 p.m.,
Friday, August 1, 2003 or postmarked by the U. S. Post Office by Friday,
August 1, 2003.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs actively purchases existing
artwork through several competitions each year. Purchases are chosen by
juries of local and non-local art professionals who are charged with
selecting artwork of high quality and diversity of expression for the
City of Seattle 1% for Art Portable Works Collection.
The collection currently includes approximately 2,800 works exhibited
on a two-year rotation basis throughout the public spaces in City of
Seattle buildings. Artworks in the Portable Works Collection are also
made available for exhibit loans to museums.
Seattle's 1% for Art program integrates artworks and the ideas of
artists into a variety of public settings. Artworks commissioned and
purchased through the program are an expression of our time, displayed
in spaces accessible to community members as they participate in
City-related activity and engage in public life.
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs strengthens our communities by
managing one of the nation's most innovative public art programs;
investing in art and culture for all residents through civic
partnerships; connecting communities and artists to explore civic issues
and ideas; supporting arts training for young people; promoting the
arts' contribution to economic development; and advocating for the arts
as part of our everyday lives. The 15-member Seattle Arts Commission,
citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council, supports the