DPA Fine Art Consulting (“DPA”) in partnership with KR 333 Dexter, LLC (“Kilroy Realty”) is seeking visual artists in the metropolitan Seattle area to apply to the “Harrison Street Art Competition.”
The site at 333 Dexter Ave. N. is a new property development by Kilroy Realty (the “Dexter Development”). The property will feature two beautiful new office towers, including retail, anticipated to be completed in 2019. We are looking for an individual or a team of artists to propose concepts for an exciting “art wall” to be featured on the exterior of the building!
// GATEWAY TO SEATTLE"
The theme of the competition is “GRITTY CITYSCAPE // GATEWAY TO SEATTLE” - intended to show a compelling cityscape that is both a “gritty” take on urban life and visual gateway to Seattle. Artists are encouraged to ruminate on the theme and consider the best possible visual interpretation of this theme.
A panel of jurors will review submissions based on the artistic translation of the theme. The jurors, consisting of arts community leaders, is expected to include representatives from Kilroy Realty, The Miller Hull Partnership, DPA, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Cornish College of the Arts, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Seattle Art Museum’s Art Gallery.
The eligible submissions will be judged according to the following criteria:
Originality and overall impact of concept (33.33% of overall grade);
Artistic merit (33.33% of overall grade); and
Ability to execute (33.33% of overall grade).
Appointed judges will tally and report the scores to DPA. DPA will present the top-scoring submissions to Kilroy Realty’s art committee for final selection, in Kilroy Realty’s sole absolute discretion. The artist selected by Kilroy Realty (the “Winner”) will be invited to contract with Kilroy Realty for the commission of the art wall.
Associate Director of the
Seattle Art Museum
Director of the Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Seattle
Executive Director of
Pratt Fine Arts Center
Deanna Postil Krawczyk
Owner & Principal, Deanna Postil & Associates / DPA Fine Art Consulting
Artist, Curator & Faculty Member, Cornish College of the Arts
Senior Vice President of Design, Kilroy Realty Corporation
David Miller, FAIA
Founding Partner, The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP
The “art wall” is intended to be an exterior mixed media, painting, mural, mosaic, bas relief, or very shallow 2-D sculptural installation. The artwork will be permanently applied directly to a portion of the exterior wall and the rolling door of the loading dock, which will be visible from the public right-of-way. This art wall will be located on the Harrison Street North-facing exterior wall of the Dexter Development. The anticipated size of the art wall is approximately 19’-0” feet high x 48’ -2 3/4” feet wide, which is subject to change as development progresses and will be subject to a maximum weight limit.
Artists are strongly encouraged to review the visual renderings in the project website in an effort to best understand and create an original concept for this art wall based on the competition theme (described below) and general architectural aesthetic.
Please Note: All of Kilroy Realty’s proprietary materials provided or referenced are the sole property of Kilroy Realty and shall not be distributed, reproduced or used for any purpose other than in association with this competition.
Competition is open to all artists or artist teams. All participants must be at least 18 years old at the start of the competition, eligible to work in the United States, and reside (with proof of address) in the Seattle metropolitan area (including King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County). All references to “artist” herein shall include the participation of teams with multiple artists.
Note: A participant will be subject to a background check before being declared the Winner.
If the Winner is commissioned to complete the art wall, the Winner will receive the following consideration (the “Award”):
Prestigious, high-visibility opportunity to prominently display art to the public
Payment of $50,000 (which is inclusive of all labor and materials for the production of art wall)
Note: The approved materials, labor, equipment rentals and other costs to produce the art wall will need to included in an art plan budget, which will be subject to review and approval by Kilroy Realty.
Open Submission Period:
Jury Scoring & Panel Review:
Artist Selection, Finalists Contacted:
Submission details and form can be found at the link below.
Download "blank slate" renderings to test your designs on here.
COMPETITION SUBMISSION DETAILS
The competition deadline for submissions is at midnight on March 15, 2018.
Please direct any questions to Lauren Albrecht, DPA Fine Art Consulting,
January 30 – March 15, 2018
March 16 – April 20, 2018
April 20 – May 10, 2018
May 11 – 20, 2018