46th Street Mural Artist Needed
CALL TO ARTISTS- 46TH ST. MURAL PROJECT: A mural to bridge the Fremont and Wallingford communities in Seattle, to bring a positive visual message to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists traveling under Highway 99 (Aurora Ave.) at N. 46th St. Our goal is to oversee the creation of a mural as a positive expression of our community and to bring people together from the local neighborhoods in the process. The selected artist(s) will coordinate execution of their design with Urban Artworks (www.urbanartworks.org) who will serve as project manager. Urban Artworks will execute the actual painting of the mural. We are looking solely for a design from the artist. LOCATION: North side of underpass at N. 46th St. at Aurora Avenue North–Hwy. 99–in Seattle, WA 98103
SITE: A long wall divided in to 3 sections that taper on both east and west ends– mural design also to include 9 columns that stand in front of the mural wall. Dimensions–approx. 4500 sq. ft. total (see attached pictures + diagram): West section: approx.1000 sq. ft. Middle section: approx.1300 sq. ft. East section: approx.1200 sq. ft. 9 columns: approx. 100 sq. ft. ea.
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists with previous experience creating outdoor murals are preferable, but all may apply. Artist will be required to be present at the community meeting (early in the process) and dedication (at the completion of the mural) unless distance is prohibitive. If this occurs, an alternative plan will be discussed with the 46th Street Mural Project Steering Committee. The artist must be available for consultation pertaining to the execution of their design throughout the process.
- work samples
1) The 46th Street Mural Steering Committee will initially choose three finalists based on submission materials.
2) The three Finalist Artists will then attend a community meeting to discuss their ideas for the space and learn more about how the community feels about this space and the neighborhood. The three artists may be asked to confer with the Steering Committee after the community meeting.
3) Based upon community and Steering Committee input, the three finalist artists will each submit a design for review and vote by the community via website. An award of $300 will go to each finalist upon submission of their proposed design.
4) The Steering Committee will chose the final design, which will then go to Artworks for mockup, then to the city for design approval, and final review by Steering Committee before acceptance. When all of these criteria are met, the artist will be awarded the honorarium of $2000, in addition to the previously awarded $300 for submitting a design as a finalist.
February 19, 2010: Artist applications due
March 2, 2010: Community meeting with three Finalist Artists
April 9, 2010: Proposed designs due
April 23, 2010: Vote by community on website closes
May-August, 2010: Workplan and execution, with Artworks
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