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Artist Call: Port Pier 92 Public Art Project

Deadline: 07-09-2012

Applications are available through SlideRoom (, an on-line application system for calls for entry. There is no charge to artists for using SlideRoom. If you are a first time user of SlideRoom, please allow adequate time to learn the use of this system. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.


Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists residing in the Western Regions of the United States. These states include, and are limited to: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines shall be withdrawn from consideration. Artists residing outside these 13 states should NOT apply for this project.


The Port of San Francisco has retained the Arts Commission to assist in the commissioning of a public artwork to be located at Pier 92, near the intersection of Illinois and Cargo Way, along San Francisco’s southern waterfront. The site is primarily an industrial area with shipping cranes and two large grain silos that have not been in use since the 1970s. While the majority of traffic along Cargo Way is industrial, the Blue Greenway project will create open spaces along the waterfront that will attract a diversity of activities for Bay Area residents and visitors to the City.


All application materials must be submitted online via SlideRoom. Application materials include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • 10 images of previous work
  • Annotated image descriptions

There is no application fee to apply or to use the SlideRoom online application system. To view the application, go to (no “www”) and sign up for an account. Applicants can receive support by emailing: or by accessing a help desk here:

Deadline: 07-09-2012
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Staff

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