Public art opportunities: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma

Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team for each of two opportunities for the new Aquarium at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash. Artists living in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington State, or British Columbia are eligible to apply.

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 artwork. The budget for each of the two parts is $150,000, all-inclusive.

The deadline is Nov. 23, by 11:59 p.m. To apply, visit www.cityoftacoma.org/artsopps. For questions contact Rebecca Solverson at rebecca.solverson@cityoftacoma.org.

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