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Sound Transit Seeks Artists for Perimeter Wall Project

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Sound Transit Seeks Artists for Perimeter Wall Project




The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) is developing a major artwork to screen the perimeter of a planned train yard in Bellevue, Washington, known as the Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility:  East (OMFE).  STart is seeking a professional artist who demonstrates an interest in and has past experience developing linear/wall-based artwork. The artwork response is anticipated to be fabricated largely in metal.

Budget:  $75,000 for design, $750,000 for fabrication and installation

Eligibility:  Professional artists or artist teams residing in the U.S. or in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

The OMFE will be sited in a commercial area currently dominated by distribution warehouses that is transitioning into a mixed-use area of office, retail, and residential developments. The western edge of the facility will run directly adjacent to a major north-south pedestrian and bicycle trail, part of the Eastside Railway Corridor trail that King County is developing for both recreation and non-motorized commuting.

The perimeter screening art opportunity may take the form of a fence, additional components to the fence or objects along the top of a fence on the western edge of the OMFE site. The artwork project will be a limited collaboration with the OMFE’s design/build team. Fabrication and construction of some portion of the perimeter fence (including structural supports) will remain in the project’s construction contract. The OMFE perimeter treatment will be 8-feet-high, and by default a metal, fence on a concrete base.

For complete project and application information, download and read the Request For Qualifications (


  • RFQ submissions due:  February 6, 2017
  • Artist Selection Panel meets:  Week of February 20
  • Design development with selected artist:  March-December, 2017
  • Final artwork delivery and installation:  TBD in 2020 or 2021


How to apply

Submit a profile, a 2-page artist’s resume, a statement of interest, and a minimum of 12 work samples (image and/or video files) with associated project information.  Completed applications will be delivered through 4Culture’s online portal ONLY.  A free account is required to submit an application.  Visit the online portal for more information

QUESTIONS?  Contact Kelly Pajek,


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