sea-tac airport

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT

Deadline: October 1, 2015, 5PM
Eligibility: Open to professional artists living in the USA and Canada
Budget: $300,000 - 500,000


The Port of Seattle Art Program seeks two artists/artist teams to each create a site-specific artwork for a highly visible wall in Sea-Tac Airport’s North Satellite Terminal renovation. The art will contribute to the design team’s development of a “Northwest Sense of Place” that refers to the region’s natural, mediated, and/or synthetic landscape.

To guide development of the terminal and its artwork, the team has identified a series of words that relate to the region’s diverse culture and spirit, environment, history and industry: adventure, biophilic, curiosity, experience, experimentation, and exploration, frontier of possibility, innovation and risk-taking.

The selected artists will consider these descriptors and work with the design team to integrate artwork into the overall building design and provide continuity within the terminal.

While kinetic and technological artwork are not of interest, the team is open to a variety of other media and methods including metal, glass, ceramic tile, energy efficient lighting, projection, and sound elements that have a track record of low maintenance.