A woman attaches a metal plaque for an artwork onto a concrete wall.
Artist Etsuko Ichikawa installing the information plaque for her artwork "Floating Colors" (2018) at Pullman High School, in Eastern Washington.
The suspended cast resin sculpture was inspired by colors and topography of the Palouse region, in Eastern Washington. Click to learn more about this artwork on My Public Art Portal. Photo courtesy the artist. Part of Washington's State Art Collection.

Public Artist Roster

The Public Artist Roster is a pre-qualified list of professional visual artists. These artists are eligible to create site-responsive works of art for K-12 public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies. Art in Public Places (AIPP) project managers facilitate this process.

Periodically, AIPP will hold a call to select artists for the Roster. A panel of arts professionals reviews applications and makes recommendations to the ArtsWA board.

Artists on our current Roster were approved by the ArtsWA Board in August 2021 and their term expires in August 2025. We will begin the application process for our new Roster in the spring of 2025. Please view the links below for more information.

I am commissioned to create an artwork. What are my next steps?

Please read the Artwork Acquisition page. This will walk you through the commission process. Important resources and documents are included on that page.

For in-depth information, download the Public Artist Handbook. This resource details what we expect from an artist selected to create a site-responsive work of public art.

Por favor lea el manual del artista público. Conozca lo que esperamos de un artista seleccionado para crear una obra de arte pública que responda al sitio.

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