CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Kent Arts Commission is seeking Artists to submit qualifications to create artwork designs to be reproduced as vinyl wraps and applied to traffic signal cabinets in the city.

As w’re previously reported, this is for the new signal box ‘Wrap Project,’ which is a partnership between the Kent Arts Commission, the Kent Police Department, the office of Economic and Community Development, and the Public Works Department.

This cross departmental partnership is intended to curb graffiti and create a visually dynamic and interesting environment in Kent. The project is part of the City of Kent’s Public Art Program.

Here’s a video we broadcast live on Facebook from the May 30 Ribbon Cutting event:

This opportunity is open to professional and emerging visual artists residing in Washington State and working in any medium, as long as the final artwork can be translated and digitally reproduced on a two-dimensional vinyl wrap.

Up to eight artists will be selected. Each artist will be paid $1,000 for an approved final design and licensing rights that enable the City of Kent to reproduce the design on additional traffic signal cabinets. The City will be responsible for fabrication and installation of the wraps.

Applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to: Kent Parks Cultural Programs office, Kent City Hall, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032, by 5:00 p.m. on July 31. Applications must include:

  • Letter of interest addressing why applicant is interested in this opportunity and detailing relevant experience or qualifications
  • Artistic resume or statement summarizing artist’s qualifications and/or past experience
  • Two references familiar with the quality of artwork created by the applicant
  • List of images: Title, type of work (painting, photography, collage, etc.), material(s), date
  • 10 images representative of applicant artwork (submitted on a thumb drive or CD as separate jpeg files)

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