The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks slide
submissions from individual artists painting with oil and acrylic.Purchases are made directly from slides representing available, unframed
work completed in the last three years. A total of $30,000 is available for purchase of existing oil and acrylic paintings.
The competition is open to established professional painters working
within the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and
British Columbia). Considered for purchase will be artworks painted on
canvas, paper, or board with oil or acrylic medium and measuring no more
than 60" x 60" x 10". Paintings in other mediums such as watercolor,
gouache, tempera, etc. are not eligible at this time. Paintings
incorporating the use of color, as opposed to monochromatic colors, will
be given precedence. Paintings 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 206-233-3930.
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, September 12, 2003 or postmarked by the U. S. Post Office by
Friday, September 12, 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
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 promotes the value of arts and
culture in and of communities throughout Seattle. The 15-member Seattle
Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City
Council, supports the City agency.