Duvall seeks artists for centennial gateway

The year 2013 will mark the city of Duvall’s centennial, and to commemorate the event, the city is seeking an artist or artists to create sculptures to be placed along a promenade leading to the historic railroad depot and McCormick Park.

The Duvall Cultural Commission is now accepting proposals for the project. The concept should include three or five sculptures, representing Duvall’s history, or the river theme, both of which were highlighted in public art during a 2008 Main Street remodel. The city wants to extend these themes to the park entrance.

Artwork should be between 2 and 8 feet high, durable for an outdoor environment, and reflect one of more era of the city. Pieces can be interactive. The sculptures will be installed within a soon-to-be-built 15-foot sidewalk, extending up to 280 feet, starting May 31, 2013.

The project is open to professional artists, 18 older, who live or work within the Puget Sound Region, and have experience in outdoor installations. Artists who demonstrate a connection to the Snoqualmie Valley are preferred.

A budget of $35,000 is available, which must include design, fabrication, and installation. All applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12. The application should include a letter of interest, artist's resume, images of previous work with the specifics about each piece.

For more details, visit, or contact Kass Holdeman, Duvall Community Coordinator at 425-939-8069 or send e-mail to


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