Calls for Artists

2018 Call for Artists: So Bazaar Night Market Applications due MONDAY, May 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM PST

Download the Application Here.


Artists are cordially invited to submit proposals to provide new or existing temporary artworks as part of So Bazaar Night Market in Redmond, Washington. The festival is sponsored by the City of Redmond:

“So Bazaar” is a pop-up night market held for three evenings in August. For the past three years, the So Bazaar Night Market has drawn a crowd of over 2,000 every night who come to the Thursday night market to experience an evening of music, food, and art in other-worldly settings created by cutting-edge artists. This year, the event will explore creative culinary experiences through evenings inspired by the philosophy of Art Nouveau.



Submit Application to:
Janet Lee, Arts Coordinator at

So Bazaar 

Above: 2017 So Bazaar Art Installation "Croquet Field" by Suzanne Tidwell

Above: 2017 So Bazaar Art Installation "Night Sky" by Jennifer Szabo

Above: 2017 So Bazaar Art Installation "Plushcadia" by Seattle Design Nerds

2018 Call for Artists: Bear Creek Project
Applications due FRIDAY, April 13 at 5:00pm PST

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The City of Redmond seeks to contract with a master carver for the creation of a hand-carved Northwest Tribal artwork. The carved element will be installed along Bear Creek, between SR-520 and Bear Creek Parkway, in Downtown Redmond.  This project is partial mitigation for inadvertent damage to a significant, pre-contact archaeological site.



total for design work, collaboration, travel, artist fees, and fabrication and installation of the artwork.

Anticipated Timeline:

Open call: March 13 to April 13, 2018

Consultation meeting with City and THPOs and Bear Creek site visit:  March 26, 10 to 11am, at the Bear Creek site.  As needed, a rain date is planned for March 30, 10 to 11am, at the Bear Creek site.

Submission deadline: April 13, 2018

Finalists announcement: May 18, 2018

Finalist interviews: June 18 to June 22, 2018

Selection announcement: July 22, 2018

Design Phase, Pending Contract Approval: begins on August 21, 2018, artist will propose an end date

Art installation: latest date of installation in accordance with artist’s proposal shall be no later than October 30, 2020

Submit Application to:
Jessica Rubenacker, Cultural Arts Administrator, 425.556.2367 or 



Jessica Rubenacker, Cultural Arts Administrator 425-556-2367