September 6, 2007
Contact: Lee Reyes
Phone: (360) 337-4471
Call For Artists
ORCHARD, WA - Kitsap County Arts Board 1% for Art
CALL for Artists- KITSAP COUNTY CORONER’S FACILITY 2007 – 2008
Contact: Lee Reyes, KCAB Staff
614 Division St. MS-7 Port Orchard, WA 98366-4676
(360) 337-4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Coroner’s facility will be set in a serine, out of the way, hill top
setting in Bremerton, WA. The building will be adjacent to the County CenCom
building and is otherwise surrounded by evergreen trees.
Designed by Rice Ferguson Miller Architects, the building will go out to bid
Fall 2007, and construction should be completed by Fall 2008.
Due to the nature of the facility, the “public” areas are rather limited,
and the number of visitors would be somewhat rare. The artwork that would be
desirable for this facility would be mindful of the very personal nature of
the building’s purpose. Soothing, calming, healing are some of the
adjectives that should be descriptive of the submitted artwork or commission
The Budget for this project is approximately $25,000.
The Arts Board has identified the following areas as suitable for public
Exterior: The main thrust of this art call is to find interesting and
appropriate artwork for the main approach and entryway to the building. The
specific areas where artist are asked to visualize their work are:
Long Wall: There is a 53 foot long wall that could have a decorative
treatment to make more interesting, on or in front of the wall surface, such
as iron work that could substitute for a trellis. The wall will be cement
block, and there will be a shaped green lawn in front.
Entry Walkway: There is a gently curving wall that steers visitors into the
building. The first 9 feet are low, meeting a grouping of posts, which hold
corresponding beams. This architectural element acts as a sort of solemn
threshold. For the artist, this divider and trellis structure has the
potential to create an applied or integrated artwork or sculpture.
Freestanding Sculpture: There is the possibility to place a freestanding
sculpture near the front of the building.
Any exterior artwork needs to be secure and appropriate for the weather
conditions of the Northwest.
Entries Due: October 16, 2007 by 4PM
Electronic transmission preferred, but may be hand
Artist Interviews: November 7 - 28, 2007
Notification (Unofficial): Early December
Artwork/Commissions Due: Summer-Fall, 2008
The Art Call is open to all professional artists living in Kitsap and Mason
and Jefferson Counties working in materials suitable to this art call.
Artists selected must be able to work in consultation with the Arts Board,
the designated architect and facilities manager.
Selection of the artists will be based upon artistic excellence and
confidence in the artist’s ability to complete projects professionally. The
Arts Board considers diversity of genres and media as long as they are
suitable to the interior or exterior, which ever directly applies, and
security requirements. CD-Disk and supporting materials should represent the
artist’s ability to carry out the proposed project within the timeframe
Artists Proposals must include:
1. A Letter of Interest.
2. A brief Résumé – limited to 2 pages.
3. Examples of artwork on CD or Disk (formatted as jpg, gif or tiff – limit
size to 5mb). If there is a need for an alternate format, please inquire
before submitting. Examples must include an identification list, the title
of the artwork, the year completed, the dimensions of the artwork, and
Medium. If outright purchase is sought, the examples must be available and
in the artists possession for the duration of the jury notification.
4. Prices, for direct purchase are exclusive of tax. Prices for commissions
are inclusive of tax, installations costs (and insurance) and artist fees.
Last Updated: September 06, 2007