Deadline: November 1st, 2013North Seattle Community College and the campus Arts Task Force are seeking an artist or artist team to design a dynamic, innovative mural on the exterior surface of a wall in the main entry to campus.
Eligibility: This project is open to all artists.
Design Budget: $5,000 to include design fees, a detailed list of materials needed, 3-5 speaking appearances on campus, artist compensation, travel expenses and any applicable taxes. Students in an advanced painting class under the direction of experienced faculty with expertise in mural execution will complete the actual creation/painting of the mural. The chosen artist will have the opportunity to speak with these students to express their vision for the mural.
Specifics: The building wall is on a busy campus thruway and can be seen by many offices, as well as other campus pathways. The wall is concrete and is 87 inches high by 59.5 feet wide. It is required that the artist cover at least 80% of this area with the mural. The chosen design will successfully integrate a strong sense of design and composition with a sense of the campus community and values. The artwork will transform this large wall, currently used to hold a bulletin board with fliers, into a dynamic and representative vista welcoming the community to our campus and creating a sense of wonder to those walking by.
The artist’s design will be selected using the following criteria
• Successful integration of aesthetics and community themes in proposed design
• Quality and strength of artist’s past work as demonstrated in the submitted materials
• Demonstrated knowledge of the unique consideration of exterior murals and public spaces
• Ability to create a unique and engaging artwork appropriate in concept, materials and
scale for this project
Artists will submit 6 digital images of the design proposal and relevant past work Images should include how the design would look in the setting. Proposed design should be drawn to scale.
For more detailed information and to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1476&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes
North Seattle Community College is situated north of Seattle’s downtown, west of I-5 in the Northgate neighborhood.