Tacoma Arts Commission seeks artists to create artwork for Cheney Stadium

Cheney Stadium will undergo major renovations this fall. As part of the renovation, the Tacoma Arts Commission has two opportunities available for artists or artist teams to create site-responsive artwork that will complement the northwest feel of the stadium.

The two available opportunities are:

– Artists or artist teams from Pierce County, Kitsap County, or Thurston County in Washington State are encouraged to submit qualifications for a $50,000 commission for Cheney Stadium. The application deadline is Aug. 16, 2010.

– Artists or artist teams from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and British Columbia are encouraged to submit qualifications for a $160,000 commission for Cheney Stadium. The application deadline is August 16, 2010.

The artist selection process will be facilitated by the City of Tacoma’s Municipal Art Program. For a complete prospectus, go to http://www.tacomaculture.org/arts/opportunities.asp .

Cheney Stadium is a historic baseball stadium which houses the Tacoma Rainiers, the city’s Triple-A minor league baseball team. The stadium is being designed and built by Mortenson Construction, Populous and Belay Architecture.