Call to Artists

RFQ – Beaverton Public Safety Center

Deadline to Apply: July 27th, 2018 by 11:59pm PST


The City of Beaverton’s Arts Program invites experienced professional artists or artist teams who reside in Washington state or Oregon state to submit qualifications to create original and site-responsive public artwork for the new Beaverton Public Safety Facility. Up to five finalists will be selected for interviews. Each finalist will be paid a $1,500 honorarium. A project artist or artist team will be selected from the finalists. Funded through the City of Beaverton’s 1% for Art Program, the project budget is $200,000, inclusive of all expenses including design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and fees. Qualifications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, July 27th, 2018. There is no fee to submit qualifications.

Estimated Project Timeline

RFQ Application Deadline: July 27th, 2018

Finalists Notified: Early August 2018

Finalists Interviewed: August - September 2018

Project Awarded and Design Contract Issued: September 2018

Conceptual Proposal Review: January 2019

Final Proposal Review: March 2019

Fabrication Contract Issued: April 2019


Professional, experienced artists and artist teams residing in Washington state or Oregon state are eligible to apply. Students are ineligible to apply. The City values diversity and encourages Individuals from historically underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Application Requirements

Please do not submit any other materials with your application other than those requested. They will not be reviewed by the panel and will not be used to evaluate your application and qualifications. Applicants will be required to submit the following to complete their application:

  1. Letter of Interest (1000-word limit) which underscores your specific interest in this project, how your work is well-aligned, and addresses your approach to community engagement
  2. Artist Statement
  3. CV/Resume
  4. Portfolio of 10-16 artworks – no composite images, please. High-quality and relevant images are requested.
  5. Annotated Image List, including budget amounts
  6. (3) Professional References

How to Apply

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Submission and Deadline

All RFQ materials must be completed through Submittable no later than Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST. Submissions that are incomplete, late or received by unauthorized means will not be considered, so applicants are encouraged to submit in advance of the deadline so that any unforeseen problems with materials can be addressed.

Additional Information

For additional information, contact Laura Elizabeth Becker, Arts Program Manager for the City of Beaverton at or 503-526-2299
For information regarding the project, visit

Full Request for Qualifications

Beaverton Public Safety Center site plans - PDF

For information about the Arts Program and this public art opportunity, visit

Visual artists in Oregon are invited to submit their work to the 2018 Beaverton Arts Mix!

There is no entry or exhibit fee to participate. No commission will be taken on any sales occurring at the BAM! event.

BAM! 2018 Entrants Calendar

  • Entries must be submitted online by Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
  • Apply online - login required.
  • Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will occur by Friday, August 17, 2018.
  • Accepted artists’ online process must be completed no later than Monday, September 24.
  • Accepted artwork must be delivered to Beaverton City Library on Tuesday, September 25, from 1-7 PM. Late work will not be accepted.
  • All unsold artwork must be picked up at the Beaverton City Library on Sunday, October 7, from 5-7 PM.

Call to Artists: BAM! 2018 - full details

Storm Drain Awareness Murals

The City of Beaverton owns and manages 9,194 storm drain catch basins. The storm water that enters those catch basins from roads, driveways, rooftops, and other impervious surfaces flows largely untreated to local streams, lakes and other waterbodies. Protecting water resources is critical for not only our city, but communities downstream as well. The connection between storm drains and our local waterways can often be overlooked and the impacts are not understood. 

The goal of this project is to use local artists to create awareness around storm drains as a direct connection to our local waterways. The City of Beaverton invites artists to submit designs for the 2018 Storm Drain Murals project. The selected artwork will enhance Beaverton’s existing infrastructure by transforming storm drains into artistic features surrounding Progress Lake. 

Artist Submission Application Due Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Artist Submission Application

Questions, Contact Shelley Searle at

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