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NWSSA Occidental Park Exhibition September 3rd-5th, 2015Occidental Park

NWSSA is partnering with the Seattle Downtown Association and Arundel Books to put on a sculpture show in Occidental Park over the weekend of September 3-5. The show starts on Thursday; that evening is the September First Thursday Artwalk in Pioneer Square - and Occidental Park is smack in the middle of the gallery traffic and a well known spot for First thursday events.

Anyone who wants to participate is invited! We have space for 50-60 sculptures.

Set up is Thursday at 9am. We'll need to put together the pedestals and a pop up or two. At noon is a concert in the park that will bring a few hundred spectators. After that, Artwalk traffic begins and we can expect thousands of people to walk through by evening.
At around 9pm, we'll move the sculptures indoors into Arundel Books for safekeeping. The next day, they all go back outside by 11am in order to catch the eye of professionals in the area (Pioneer Square is a hotbed for architectural and interior design firms) for potential networking and sales. The park is very busy on Fridays with locals and tourists.
Saturday, we'll set them up in the morning, and then what sculptures are not sold will need to be picked up by 1pm so we can break down and be out of the way in time for a Sounders Rally.
Artists will need to commit to helping with set-up or tear down and spending some time with the show while it is up. If it's anything like the Volunteer Park show, there will be lots of people interested in your work to talk to!

For sales, a 20% commission will be split between the NWSSA and the Seattle Parks Department.

Important Dates:
August 30th reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for participation interest
September 3rd: 9 am set up
September 5th 1 pm tear down

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to participate! We'll need to know how many pieces you want to bring and when you can volunteer. All pieces need to be able to be moved by hand, so please keep that in mind.This is a fantastic opportunity for exposure, so I hope to hear from you.

Seattle Public Utilities Cedar Falls Project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) will commission one artist to work with SPU Cedar River Watershed staff to design, fabricate and install site specific, outdoor artwork for the watershed’s new Cedar Falls Administration Building. The artist is expected to develop artwork that will create a strong visual presence that embraces the natural surroundings of the Cedar River Watershed and the work SPU staff performs at the site. The artwork should encourage viewer interaction and have a strong connection between the immediate surroundings of the new administration building, as well as Cedar Falls historic buildings and landmarks.This project is funded by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds. 

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all professional artists residing in Washington State.


BUDGET: $75,000.00

APPLICATION: Click here to apply on CaFÉ.

INFO: Jason Huff, public art project manager, (206) 684-7278.

City Center Apartments, Lynnwood WA
The Lynnwood Arts Commission and the City of Lynnwood are partnering with Indigo Real Estate Services, Inc. and CG Engineering to commission a Public Art element that will be sited on a the prominent 196th St SW & 36th Ave W intersection in Lynnwood's City Center.

This is an open call to artists living in Washington & Oregon. Applications are due by 5PM Monday, September 10, 2015. Three finalists will be selected to furnish project proposals in October. Artist selection will be announced in December (dates are subject to change) with project installation to be completed by February 2017. For details, download and view the CityCenter Apartments Call for Artist Application & Information Packet. Click Here


Contact: Sarah Olson, Deputy Director
Lynnwood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department
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*Here is a link to the Artist Trust site with information, resources and calls for artists in all disciplines:

*Here is a link to CaFE site which serves as an aggregator for artist calls:

Regional Arts & Culture Council:

Lakewold Photos

Lakewold Gardens Website:
The photos show how it will look in bloom.

[Click HERE fo Map] to Lakewold Gardens

Here are photos of the gardens in winter early spring:

Dining Room as a panorama  lots of room for pedestals in the room and on the deck/patio (might want to download it's big)
Halfway down the path from the house to the tea house, remember it's a straight path and distorted by the panborama. Teahouse on left house on right. Note the big trees.

Many opportunities for placement.

Looking back to house:
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Looking back towards pool across path to teahouse from big trees.
Across Garden to pool