Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Public Art Photographs, circa 1980-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Title
Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Public Art Photographs
Dates
circa 1980-1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 cubic feet, (5 boxes)
Collection Number
7406-01
Summary
Photographs of public art projects around Seattle, as well as photos supporting artists' applications to be a part of the "In Public: Seattle 1991" project.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1971, a city ordinance established the Seattle Arts Commission to promote development of and public interest in the arts, as well as to advise the city on cultural and artistic development. The Commission was given cabinet-level status in the city government in 1976. In 2002, the department’s name was changed to the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs (OACA), and it was brought into the Executive Department. There continues to be a 15-member advisory group called the Seattle Arts Commission.

The office supports arts groups, community festivals, and neighborhood arts councils; funds and promotes public art, and promotes Seattle as a cultural destination. It also oversees the One Percent for Art program (one of the nation’s first), where one percent of Seattle’s capital improvement project funds are reserved for public art. Since the program began in 1973, it has acquired nearly 3,000 artworks.

In 1991, the office sponsored "In Public: Seattle 1991," an international public art project that brought local and international artists to Seattle to create new artworks in sites around the city, including neighborhoods, schools, media, and the new Seattle Art Museum. Related public programs included a symposium, educational events, performances, and an exhibition in the Security Pacific Bank gallery.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains photographic documentation of public art throughout Seattle. Project locations vary from neighborhood streets to Seattle Center, from parks to utility substations. Also included in the collection is one box of proposals submitted by artists seeking support for public art projects as part of the "In Public: Seattle 1991" program.

76 items from Box 5, Folder 6 have been scanned and are searchable in the Photograph Index by using Record Series number 7406-01.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Title of image, date. Item number.] Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Public Art Photographs, Record Series 7406-01, Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Public Art Proposals, 1990-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Bartscherer, Joseph
1990-1991
1/2
Bornstein and Fels
1990-1991
1/3
Bruch, Chris
1990-1991
1/4
Burden, Chris
1990-1991
1/5
General Idea
1990-1991
1/6
Group Material
1990-1991
1/7
Hammons, David
1990-1991
1/8
Edgar, Heap of Birds
1990-1991
1/9
Herdlein, Robert
1990-1991
1/10
Hill, Gary
1990-1991
1/11
Kabakov, Ilya
1990-1991
1/12
Lande, Alan
1990-1991
1/13
Mahler, David
1990-1991
1/14
Marinez, David
1990-1991
1/15
Rosler, Martha
1990-1991
1/16
Sato, Norie
1990-1991
1/17
Simpson, Buster
1990-1991

Public Art, circa 1980sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Artists A - Aldredge, Anderson, Anstutz,
circa 1980s
2/2
Antonakos, Steven/ Neon (Bagley Wright Theater), Seattle Center.
circa 1980s
2/3
Askman, Tom, Kenny Schneider / Sungwapa and untitled, Univ. District Fire Station
circa 1980s
2/4
Askman, Tom, Ellen Ziegler/ Fire Station 10, Pioneer Sqe
circa 1980s
2/5
Artists B - Barnes, Beecher, Bishop, Bloedel, Borofsky, Brown, Brigham
circa 1980s
2/6
Beckley, Keith and Dennis Evans/ The Philosophical Promenade, I-90 Lid/
circa 1980s
2/7
Beyer, Richard/ Waiting for the Interurban, Fremont Ave N. and N 34th St.
circa 1980s
2/8
Bladen, Ronald /Black Lightning, Seattle Center
circa 1980s
2/9
Artists C - Callahan, Cheng, Chevalier, Clark, Cook, Cooke
circa 1980s
2/10
Chew, C. Ellen Ziegler/ I-90 Detention Basin, ML King Jr. Way S. and S. Mass. St
circa 1980s
2/11
Colquitt, Ries Niemi, Merrily Tomplins/ Creston/Nelson Substation
circa 1980s
2/12
Artists D - Delridge, Depelecyn, Dingus
circa 1980s
2/13
Daybreak Star Art Center
circa 1980s
2/14
Artists E - Ehle, Everett
circa 1980s
2/15
Ewing, Lauren/ The Endless Gate, Seattle Center
circa 1980s
2/16
Artists F - Fajans, Fawkes, Ferrari, Fernald, Fitzgerald, Fridstein, Ford
circa 1980s
2/17
Artists G - Gardaya, Gooding, Giegrich, Graham, Graves
circa 1980s
2/18
Gilhooly, David, Latty Buckingham/ Woodland Park Zoo
circa 1980s
2/19
Greening, Chuck Ballard Boat, Ballard Comm Center
circa 1980s
2/20
Greening, Chuck w/ Kim Lazare/ Sundial, Gasworks Park
circa 1980s
2/21
Greening, Chuck/ Meridian Archway and Good Shepard Center, Meridian Park,
circa 1980s
2/22
Artists H - Haas, Hansen, Harlow, Harris, Heald, Heipp, Heyne, Hirschfield, Hiser, Holder, Hollis, Horrell
circa 1980s
2/23
Halvorsen, Liza/ Salmon, South Police Precinct
circa 1980s
2/24
Hamrol, Lloyd/ Gyrojack, Denny Regrade Park/
circa 1980s
2/25
Hayes, Randy/ The Swimmers, Seattle Center
circa 1980s
2/26
Heizer, Michael /Adjacent, Against, Upon, Myrtle Edwards Park
circa 1980s
2/27
Heizer, Michael /Adjacent, Against, Upon, Myrtle Edwards Park
circa 1980s
3/1
Heizer, Michael /Adjacent, Against, Upon, Myrtle Edwards Park
circa 1980s
3/2
Horiuchi, Paul/ Seattle Mural, Seattle Center
circa 1980s
3/3
Irwin, Robert/ Nine Spaces, Nine Trees, Public Safety Bldg Plaza
circa 1980s
3/4
Artists J - Johnson, Jones
circa 1980s
3/5
Artists K - Kaur, Kelly, Keifer
circa 1980s
3/6
Katsiaficas, Diane/ Neighbors, Central/East? Police Precinct
circa 1980s
3/7
Keating, Markovits, Simpson, Gehrke/ Viewland, Hoffman Substation
circa 1980s
3/8
Knight, Anne, N. Jackson, Garth Edwards/ Hatchcovers (untitled), var. loc.
circa 1980s
3/9
Artists L - LaFontaine, Lavadour, Lawrence, Lieberman
circa 1980s
3/10
Laigo, Val/ East is West, Jose Rizal Park
circa 1980s
3/11
Law, Carolyn /Broad Street Substation, at Cornish
circa 1980s
3/12
Lee, Marc/ Seattle Scatter Piece, var. loc.
circa 1980s
3/13
Liberman, Alexander/ Olympic Illiad, Seattle Center
circa 1980s
3/14
Artists M - Mafford, Marcheschi, Markovitz, McLain, Millett, Moore, Morse
circa 1980s
3/15
Mackie, Jack/ Dancers' Series Steps, various loc. on Broadway Ave
circa 1980s
3/16
Maki, Robert/ Westlake Park
circa 1980s
3/17
Marioni, Paul/ Khadi, North Police Precinct
circa 1980s
3/18
Moore, Henry/ Three Piece Vertebrae, SeaFirst Plaza
circa 1980s
3/19
Artists N - Niemi, Nishimori, Noah
circa 1980s
3/20
Noah, Barbara /Canal Substation
circa 1980s
3/21
Noguchi, Isamu/ Black Sun, Volunteer Park
circa 1980s
3/22
Artists O - Ocepek, Okazaki
circa 1980s
3/23
Onat, Selcut Mark/ Bldg Sub, City Light I, City Light II, City Light III, End, I Said I Know, Light Chair I, Peace Boy, Productive, Tulip Obscura, Industrial Pillar I
circa 1980s
3/24
Artists P - Parker, Paulson, Pepper
circa 1980s
3/25
Pasco, Duane/ Four Totems, Occidental Park
circa 1980s
3/26
Pier 62/63
circa 1980s
3/27
Artists R - Ramsay, Rood, Rapp, Russo
circa 1980s
3/28
Ruffner, Ginny/ The Unified Playing Field Theory, South Park Comm Center
circa 1980s
3/29
Artists S - Saar, Sahlstrand, Sato, Schneider, Sheehan, Shlim, Siler, Sparks, Sperry, Standley, Sumner
circa 1980s
3/30
Schneider, Kenny/ Hot Cha Cha, Magnolia Fire Station
circa 1980s
4/1
Schwartz, Martha/ Jail House Garden, King County Correc. Inst.
circa 1980s
4/2
Seattle Opera House/various
circa 1980s
4/3
Simpson, Ferrara, Holzer, Mahler/ Convention Center
circa 1980s
4/4
Simpson, Mackie, Rhinehart/ First Ave. Project, var. loc 1st Ave.
circa 1980s
4/5
Smith, Tony/ Moses, Seattle Center
circa 1980s
4/6
Spafford, Michael /13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Seattle Opera House
circa 1980s
4/7
Sperry, Ann/ Seattle Garden, Union Substation
circa 1980s
4/8
Artists T - Tate, Tredway, Tolon
circa 1980s
4/9
Trimpin and Clark Wiegman / Hydraulis, KeyArena
circa 1980s
4/10
Troutner, Ann, Paul Marioni/ Swimmers and Portal, Evans Pool, Green Lake Comm. Center
circa 1980s
4/11
Artists V - Vanbianchi, vonRosentiel
circa 1980s
4/12
Venturi, Robert/ Seattle Art Museum
circa 1980s
4/13
Artists W - Warashina, Whipple, Wiley, Woo, Wyckoff
circa 1980s
4/14
Wiegman, Clark and Chris Krumm/ Kiosk
circa 1980s
4/15
Ziegler, Ellen /Beacon Hill Fire Station
circa 1980s
4/16
Ziegler, Ellen/ Yesler Fire Station
circa 1980s
5/1
Miscellaneous
circa 1980s
5/2
Miscellaneous - Contacts and Negatives
circa 1980s
5/3
Miscellaneous - Contacts and Negatives
circa 1980s
5/4
Miscellaneous - Public Art Programs
circa 1980s
5/5
Seattle Neighborhoods - Contacts and Negatives
circa 1980s
5/6
Seattle Neighborhoods - Prints
circa 1980s
5/7
Portopia 1981
1981

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art commissions--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Art, Municipal--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public art--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public sculpture--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Arts Commission
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Negatives
  • Photographic prints