The City of Olympia has opened the submission process for a pair of temporary art exhibitions set to be displayed in City Hall for six months apiece next year. Each exhibit will have also have a time-based component, such as a forum, musical performance or lecture, according to a news release.
The exhibits are designed for two-dimensional and/or pedestal-sized artworks that reflect the community interests and greater diversity in Olympia’s communities. They are also intended to showcase local artists, community groups and non-profit organizations.
Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for works that reflect Olympia’s diversity, plus its people, places, and character, according to the release.
The exhibitions will join the city’s broader public art infrastructure, which includes over 100 pieces, including murals dispersed throughout Olympia, sculptures at Percival Landing, and artistic items on electrical equipment.
The two successful proposals will be selected for the year, rotating after six months. The winners will receive a $700 honorarium from the city to coordinate the exhibition and complementary event.
A jury of five city employees and civic art leaders will first deliberate the entries, then the Art Commission will pass along proposed entrants to City Council. Applications are due August 29, in either print or digital form.