List of public art in Kirkland, Washington

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This is a list of public art in Kirkland, Washington.

This list applies only to works of public art accessible in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artwork visible inside a museum.

Most of the works mentioned are sculptures. When this is not the case (sound installation, for example) it is stated next to the title.

Title Artist Year Location/GPS Coordinates Material Dimensions Notes
The Storyteller Richard Beyer 1987 (installed) 5808 Lake Washington Blvd NE
47°39′37″N 122°12′22″W / 47.6602°N 122.2062°W / 47.6602; -122.2062 (The Storyteller)
Cast aluminum 8.5 x 18 x 8 ft. [1]
The Homecoming Stanley Bleifeld 1992 Marina Park
47°40′29″N 122°12′29″W / 47.6748°N 122.2081°W / 47.6748; -122.2081 (The Homecoming)
Bronze [2]
Centennial Fountain
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James Herbert FitzGerald 1972 Marina Park
47°40′32″N 122°12′31″W / 47.6755°N 122.2085°W / 47.6755; -122.2085 (Centennial Fountain)
Bronze 13 ft. x 41 in. x 46 in [3]
The Water Bearers Glenna Goodacre 1994 (dedicated) David Brink Park
47°40′16″N 122°12′21″W / 47.6711°N 122.2059°W / 47.6711; -122.2059 (The Water Bearers)
Bronze 8 x 19 x 19 ft. [4]
Puddle Jumpers Glenna Goodacre 1989 Marina Park
47°40′33″N 122°12′32″W / 47.6757°N 122.2088°W / 47.6757; -122.2088 (Puddle Jumpers)
Bronze 68 in. x 12 ft. x 41 in. [5]
Jessica, Jake and Annie Kate Hiddleston 1987 Park Place shopping center
47°40′41″N 122°11′55″W / 47.6780°N 122.1987°W / 47.6780; -122.1987 (Jessica, Jake and Annie)
Bronze 35 x 40 x 36 in. [6]
Changing Workplace, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow John Hoge and Richard Beyer ca. 1985 Lake Washington Institute of Technology East Building (outside)
47°42′16″N 122°10′03″W / 47.7045°N 122.1676°W / 47.7045; -122.1676 (Changing Workplace, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow)
Granite 84 x 144 x 84 in. [7][8]
The First Romance Monyo Mihailescu-Nasturel 1992 (dedicated) Houghton Beach Park
47°39′37″N 122°12′24″W / 47.6602°N 122.2067°W / 47.6602; -122.2067 (The First Romance)
Bronze 48 x 52 x 48 in. [9]
Leap Frogging Monyo Mihailescu-Nasturel 1991 Marsh Park
47°39′54″N 122°12′26″W / 47.6651°N 122.2073°W / 47.6651; -122.2073 (Leap Frogging)
Bronze 53 x 69 x 44 in. [10]
Mountain Comrades Dan Ostermiller 1989 Corner Kirkland Avenue and State Street
47°40′31″N 122°12′13″W / 47.6754°N 122.2037°W / 47.6754; -122.2037 (Mountain Comrades)
Bronze 12 x 60 x 68 in. [11]
Close Quarters Dan Ostermiller 1990 Corner Central Way and Lake Street
47°40′35″N 122°12′26″W / 47.6764°N 122.2073°W / 47.6764; -122.2073 (Close Quarters)
Bronze 62 x 77 x 52 in. [12]
Winter Peter Skinner Houghton Beach Park
47°39′34″N 122°12′26″W / 47.6594°N 122.2071°W / 47.6594; -122.2071 (Winter)
Finnish granite Sculpture: 72 x 30 x 48 in.; Base: approx. 22 x 45 x 70 in. [13]
Spring Peter Skinner Houghton Beach Park
47°39′40″N 122°12′24″W / 47.6610°N 122.2067°W / 47.6610; -122.2067 (Spring)
Finnish granite [14]
Wind Gyro #2 Bob Becker Forbes Creek Fire Station
47°41′43″N 122°12′35″W / 47.6954°N 122.2098°W / 47.6954; -122.2098 (Wind Gyro #2)
[14]
Betty Lou Lisa Sheets ca. 1994 Banner Bank, Kirkland Ave. and Main Street
47°40′33″N 122°12′17″W / 47.6758°N 122.2048°W / 47.6758; -122.2048 (Betty Lou)
Bronze [14]
Carousel Richard Beyer ca. 1995 Downtown library
47°40′33″N 122°12′11″W / 47.6757°N 122.2030°W / 47.6757; -122.2030 (Carousel)
Cast aluminum [14]
Bounding Mule Deer Dan Ostermiller Lake Washington Blvd and Lakeview Drive
47°39′26″N 122°12′18″W / 47.6571°N 122.2049°W / 47.6571; -122.2049 (Bounding Mule Deer)
Bronze [14]
Circulations Christine Bourdette Totem Lake freeway station47°42′54″N 122°11′10″W / 47.7150°N 122.1862°W / 47.7150; -122.1862 (Circulations) Steel and granite [14]
Cow and Coyote Brad Rule ca. 2002 Corner of Central Way and Lake Street South
47°40′36″N 122°12′26″W / 47.6767°N 122.2073°W / 47.6767; -122.2073 (Cow and Coyote)
Bronze Traditionally dressed in whimsical costumes on holidays by city residents since 2011[15][16][14]
The Fisherman Richard Beyer ca. 1998 Waverly Beach Park
47°41′11″N 122°12′57″W / 47.6864°N 122.2157°W / 47.6864; -122.2157 (The Fisherman)
Cast aluminum [14]
Gateway Wayne Chabre City of Kirkland Annex Building, 302 1st Street
47°40′39″N 122°12′29″W / 47.6774°N 122.2081°W / 47.6774; -122.2081 (Gateway)
Copper [14]
Giving Back Kate Martin ca. 2002 Park Lane and Lake Street South
47°40′33″N 122°12′24″W / 47.6759°N 122.2066°W / 47.6759; -122.2066 (Giving Back)
Bronze fountain [14]
Matador Micajah Bienvenu Corner 3rd Street and 10th Ave
47°40′58″N 122°12′14″W / 47.6829°N 122.2039°W / 47.6829; -122.2039 (Matador)
[14]
Ontar Anthony Howe Juanita Village
47°42′16″N 122°12′39″W / 47.7045°N 122.2107°W / 47.7045; -122.2107 (Ontar)
Stainless steel, copper and fiberglass [14]
Rac-o-Lom Anthony Howe Juanita Village
47°42′16″N 122°12′39″W / 47.7045°N 122.2107°W / 47.7045; -122.2107 (Rac-o-Lom)
Stainless steel and fiberglass [14]
Reverb Anthony Howe Lake Street South
47°40′27″N 122°12′22″W / 47.6741°N 122.2061°W / 47.6741; -122.2061 (Reverb)
Stainless steel [14]
Gesture #1 John Hoge Carillon Woods Park
47°39′26″N 122°11′56″W / 47.6573°N 122.1988°W / 47.6573; -122.1988 (Gesture #1)
Basalt [14]
The Gossips Louise McDowell Peter Kirk Park
47°40′37″N 122°12′03″W / 47.6770°N 122.2009°W / 47.6770; -122.2009 (The Gossips)
Bronze [14]
Last Gift Dennis Brown ca. 2003 88 Kirkland Avenue
47°40′31″N 122°12′25″W / 47.6754°N 122.2070°W / 47.6754; -122.2070 (Last Gift)
Concrete [14]
Nesting Rosie Sandifer Park Lane
47°40′34″N 122°12′22″W / 47.6761°N 122.2062°W / 47.6761; -122.2062 (Nesting)
Bronze [14] Relocated 2015?
Of Grace Leo Osborne Park Lane
47°40′34″N 122°12′22″W / 47.6761°N 122.2062°W / 47.6761; -122.2062 (Of Grace)
Bronze [14]
Fountain and post-tensioned obelisk John Hoge 2003 Lake Washington Institute of Technology Technology Center (outside)
47°42′19″N 122°10′05″W / 47.7052°N 122.1680°W / 47.7052; -122.1680 (Fountain and post-tensioned obelisk)
Granite [8][17]
The Natural Gary Price ca. 2002 Peter Kirk Park ballfield
47°40′38″N 122°12′11″W / 47.6771°N 122.2031°W / 47.6771; -122.2031 (The Natural)
Bronze [14]
Social Intricacy/The Beach Carolyn Law ca. 2011 Kirkland Transit Center
47°40′35″N 122°12′12″W / 47.6763°N 122.2032°W / 47.6763; -122.2032 (Social Intricacy/The Beach)
Granite [18]
Rainwater fountain John Hoge ca. 2006 Ben Franklin Elementary
47°39′44″N 122°10′23″W / 47.6621°N 122.173°W / 47.6621; -122.173 (Rainwater fountain)
Basalt [19][20]
Patination Julie Speidel 11250 Kirkland Way
47°40′44″N 122°11′18″W / 47.6789°N 122.1882°W / 47.6789; -122.1882 (Patination)
[14]
Vessel Grouping fountain John Hoge 2010 Kirkland Avene and Lake Street
47°40′31″N 122°12′23″W / 47.6754°N 122.2063°W / 47.6754; -122.2063 (Vessel Grouping)
Red and black granite glacial erratic boulders [21] Cully Ewing credited as assistant on plaque
Sun Signs; July Sharon Bender 1989 Kirkland Public Library (garden) 47°40′32″N 122°12′09″W / 47.6756°N 122.2026°W / 47.6756; -122.2026 (Sun Signs; July) Bronze on granite base 102 inches (2,600 mm) tall [21]
Oceanic (mural) Dayton Claudio 2005 Kirkland Public Library (exterior south wall) 47°40′33″N 122°12′11″W / 47.6758°N 122.2030°W / 47.6758; -122.2030 (Oceanic) Cast epoxy/fiberglass Artist sued United States to display piece that was offensive to Senator Jesse Helms.[22][21]
Pump-to-gram (two-dimensional illustration) W. Scott Trimble 2014 Metro pump station 3rd Street and Park Lane 47°40′35″N 122°12′13″W / 47.6765°N 122.2037°W / 47.6765; -122.2037 (Pump-to-gram) Powder‐coated and painted steel and aluminum, cast glass [21]
Sidewalk stepping stones Benson Shaw 2014 Central Way pedestrian bulbs at Lake Street and Main Street 47°40′35″N 122°12′25″W / 47.6765°N 122.2069°W / 47.6765; -122.2069 (Stepping stones)47°40′37″N 122°12′18″W / 47.6770°N 122.2050°W / 47.6770; -122.2050 (Stepping stones) Glass, ceramic and metal mosaic [21]
Birdhouses Piper O'Neill 2008 Kirkland Avenue and Main Street 47°40′32″N 122°12′18″W / 47.6755°N 122.2051°W / 47.6755; -122.2051 (Birdhouses) Etched steel with laser‐cut figures Artist also created SIFF's Golden Space Needle Award.[21]
The Spikes Merrily Dicks 2017 (installed) Cross Kirkland Corridor at NE 85th Street 47°40′46″N 122°11′24″W / 47.6794°N 122.1901°W / 47.6794; -122.1901 (The Spikes) Railroad spikes reclaimed from former BNSF line Three 6–8 ft (1.8–2.4 m) columns rising from 4 ft × 4 ft (1.2 m × 1.2 m) metal base[23] First installation on Cross Kirkland Corridor trail; sculpture created by Lake Washington Institute of Technology welding student[24][25]


References[edit]

  1. ^ The Storyteller (IAS WA000260), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  2. ^ The Homecoming (IAS 78670003), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  3. ^ Centennial Fountain (IAS WA000150), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  4. ^ The Water Bearers (IAS WA000148), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  5. ^ Puddle Jumpers (IAS WA000149), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  6. ^ Jessica, Jake and Annie (IAS WA000147), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  7. ^ Changing Workplace, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (IAS 65720169), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  8. ^ a b Art on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, retrieved 2012-10-01
  9. ^ The First Romance (IAS WA000144), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  10. ^ Leap Frogging (IAS WA000142), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  11. ^ Mountain Comrades (IAS WA000140), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  12. ^ Close Quarters (IAS WA000266), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  13. ^ Winter (IAS WA000139), Smithsonian American Art Museum/Art inventories catalog
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Outdoor sculpture, City of Kirkland's Cultural Arts Commission, retrieved 2015-07-07
  15. ^ Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins, "Kirkland, Washington: Cow and Coyote - Dress-Up Statues", Roadside America, retrieved 2014-12-01
  16. ^ Monique Ming Laven (February 20, 2014), Cow and Coyote clothing causes controversy in Kirkland, KIRO-TV
  17. ^ John Hoge, Portfolio: Post Tensioned Obelisk
  18. ^ Rose Egge (February 25, 2011), Community celebrates new Kirkland Transit Center, KOMO News
  19. ^ 2006 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture (PDF), American Institute of Architects Seattle chapter, retrieved 2012-10-06
  20. ^ "Modernized Schools Provide Improved Learning Environments for Students" (PDF), Lake Washington School District Connections, Winter 2006, retrieved 2012-10-06
  21. ^ a b c d e f Kirkland downtown art tour (PDF) (flyer), Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, April 29, 2015
  22. ^ "Displaying Art in Publicly Owned Spaces: Claudio v. U.S.", Art on Trial: The Arts, the First Amendment, and the Courts, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, 2005
  23. ^ City Council Meeting New Business: Approving The Spikes Sculpture by Artist Merrily Dicks for the CKC (PDF) (Memorandum), City of Kirkland City Manager's Office, October 27, 2016
  24. ^ Kirkland to install public art piece, Minuteman Press, May 13, 2017
  25. ^ "Kirkland to hold installation celebration for CKC sculpture", Kirkland Reporter, May 8, 2017

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