Call for Submissions – Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Tacoma, WA

Calls for Submissions - Others

Two Public Art Opportunities – Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Tacoma, WA

Application Deadline: November 23, 2015, 11:59pm

Opportunity 1, Jellies Ramp:
$150,000, all-inclusive

Opportunity 2, Marine
Discovery Ramp: $150,000, all-inclusive

Eligibility: Artists living in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
State, or British Columbia Call to Artists:


Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team for each of two
opportunities for the new Aquarium at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (PDZA)
in Tacoma, WA.

Artists are invited to create immersive installations in two separate but
related locations that engage visitors and reflect the main interpretive
theme: We share the ocean and the responsibility to protect it. Successful
projects will include suspended indoor artworks and consider opportunities
for engaging the entire space. The selected artists will work with the
design team to integrate the artwork into the building, and with the
interpretive team to coordinate messaging around the subthemes developed for
the facility. The selected artists or teams should have experience
addressing or responding to social and/or environmental themes through their

This call is being managed by the City of Tacoma’s Arts Program.

How to Apply:
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Questions? Contact Rebecca Solverson at


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