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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts invites submissions from Bay Area artists for a new commission for a public art project at YBCA. One artist will be selected to create a large-scale artwork on the glass exterior walls of the forum/galleries building. This is one of two buildings that make up YBCA’s campus, the forum/galleries building is designed by world renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki and opened to the public in 1993. It houses YBCA’s exhibition galleries, multi-purpose forum and administrative offices.

The commissioned public artwork must be visually compelling and dynamic, express the values of YBCA, and enhance the experience of those in the vicinity of YBCA’s facility, the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens and Mission Street. The selected temporary artwork will remain on view for a period of time between 18 months and two years.

The selected artist will be asked to participate in outreach efforts meant to deepen the public’s engagement with their artwork, for example, an artist talk or presentation on the making of the selected work on view.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents contemporary art from the Bay Area and around the world that reflects the profound issues and ideas of our time, expands the boundaries of artistic practice, and celebrates the diversity of human experience and expression.


Applicants must reside in the Bay Area.

Bay Area Counties include: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County

Electronic submissions are preferred. Visit www.ybca.org to download an application form and instructions.


Three artists will be chosen to proceed to the second round and will be awarded $1000 each to develop a detailed design proposal.

The selected artist will receive an honorarium in the amount of $5000. In addition, under YBCA proposed guidelines, YBCA will pay for costs associated with the fabrication and installation of the work.

Deadlines & Dates:

Submissions must be postmarked, Friday, January 7, 2011

Three finalists will be notified by February 1, 2011

The final selected artist will be notified by April 1, 2011

For further information, please visit www.ybca.org


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