Artist call launched for BC Hydro Beautification Project

The District of Squamish Public Art Committee has launched a new public art project that will transform five Downtown Squamish BC Hydro boxes into public art pieces. A public call for submissions for the BC Hydro Beautification Project was launched today.

“This project further enhances the way we connect and interact with our community,” says District of Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman. “It’s our hope that these public art projects continue to spark conversation, inspire creativity, and create an even deeper connection to where we live. We look forward to seeing the range of submissions from our diverse local talent base.”

Applications are open to both established and emerging artists, including students, youth and groups, working with paint, graphic design or photography. Artists may submit a proposal for up to all five of the project locations: Victoria and Second Avenue (north and south sides), Third Avenue between Pemberton Avenue and Bailey Street, Third Avenue and Bailey Street, and Hunter Place and Buckley Avenue.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the District’s Public Art Select Committee, a committee comprised of local artists and residents, as well as the Mayor and District staff. This is the fourth project launched by the Committee that was formed to help guide the Public Art Policy, make recommendations for future public art funding and adjudicate or select public art competitions and commissions. The Committee’s most recent public art project saw the installation of large scale murals by Squamish-based artists Ciarra Douglas and Stan Matwychuk at the Squamish Public Library and Brennan Park Recreation Centre, respectively.

This public art project is co-funded by BC Hydro through the BC Hydro Beautification Fund that provides financial assistance to municipal governments for projects that move or alter BC Hydro equipment visual aesthetics. The deadline for submissions is September 4, 2017. The installation of the chosen artworks is expected to be completed by October 2017.  For more information about the project and to view the call for artists visit our Public Art page

August 04, 2017

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