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Calling all artists! Request for Proposals Now Open

NEWS FROM THE ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER

Seward, AK – March 15, 2010


The AlaskaSeaLifeCenter today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) from artists for outdoor public art pieces that will be installed in a new WaterfrontPark in Seward.  The RFP is open to all statewide and national artists, who can submit either existing pieces or ideas for new creations.

Total Budget for Art: $50,000 USD  

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2010 


Artists can view the RFP and apply at www.alaskasealife.org.  The goal is to have the artwork completed and installed by May 2011.

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) plans to commission two or more pieces of outdoor artwork for integration with a WaterfrontPark, currently under construction at the AlaskaSeaLifeCenter. These pieces can be existing or designed specifically for this site. The ASLCWaterfrontPark will include a bandstand, sidewalks, and an attractive Fourth Avenue dock. The park is located on the east and south sides of the ASLC and offers a clear view of Seward and ResurrectionBay. Although the space is located on ASLC property, the park will be open to the public (see attached map and view ASLC’s web site at www.alaskasealife.org for additional visual references). The art installations will be highly visible and will welcome more than 150,000 visitors yearly to the ASLC, ResurrectionBay and the City of Seward. 


ELIGIBILITY

The ASLC seeks artists who have professional experience working with commissioned artwork. The Waterfront Art Committee is soliciting conceptual sketches or images of existing pieces. They must emphasize one or more themes while complementing the WaterfrontPark’s architecture. Artist teams, including artists and professionals from varied disciplines, are eligible to apply.   

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The AlaskaSeaLifeCenter is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska.  We achieve our mission through research, rehabilitation, conservation, and public education.

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