The new Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, which opened in February 2020, has architectural features that evoke the feelings of the local environment — from coastal forest trails leading to cool sandy beaches on the shores of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. As a complement to the new hospital, a nearby building was remodeled to provide additional clinical, business and administrative space.
Now, Samaritan Health Services is soliciting local artwork to create a soothing and healing environment to all who enter these buildings. The deadline to submit an artwork proposal application is Wednesday, July 16.
“We had a similar arts acquisition project for the new Samaritan hospital in Newport, with outstanding results,” said Sara Krainik, Samaritan ArtsCare coordinator. “We have countless talented artists in Lincoln County who work in a variety of artistic media and we are proud to display their beautiful work.”
Krainik said the committee is seeking donated artwork and art to purchase. Selected artwork will be curated with priority given to artists residing in Lincoln County. The artwork must be suitable for a healing environment and should have a nature theme with regional or historic imagery.