4Culture announces a call to artists for an exterior artwork screening at the new Sea-Tac International Airport Rental Car Facility (RCF). The RCF consolidates all rental car companies, vehicle storage and support services into one facility, with shuttles that transport customers to and from the terminal. For rental car customers returning to the terminal via shuttle buses, there is a large exterior, covered departure plaza. The artwork screening will be located between this departure plaza and the employee parking lot. The budget for the artwork is $325,000 plus applicable construction credits. Only artists living in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia are eligible to apply for this commission.
The RCF will have a significant visual presence within its immediate surroundings, acting as a gateway to the Airport and the City of SeaTac. The RCF is a busy facility, however; the artwork screening location is one place where customers may have a moment to linger while waiting for an arriving shuttle to take them back to the terminal. The screening could be designed to appear active or kinetic when passed on the exiting shuttles. This is a very long expanse (547 feet) and the anticipated height of the screen is 5 feet. The selected artist will need to be someone that can use common materials in inventive and unexpected ways.
The Port of Seattle has hired 4Culture to craft an art plan and manage the artist selection processes for the RCF. The RCF is a partnership between the Port of Seattle, which owns and operates Sea-Tac International Airport, and the privately-owned rental car companies.