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Call for Artists – Mural at 2nd and Mercer Housing

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: $1,000 for artists selected to propose design
  • Eligibility: Demonstrated experience with public art Aesthetic excellence in the design of completed projects Ability to respond to geographic and programmatic context and constraints of this site and the new building Interest in working with the community during community painting sessions Ability to work with an existing steering committee comprised of community stakeholders The selection committee will also consider diversity and connection with the context of the site as discussed above

Plymouth Housing is searching for an artist to design a mural for our upcoming building.The project at 2nd and Mercer is across the street from Seattle Center and will provide a new space for Path with Art. The mural will serve to tie our building to the larger community and the local arts context. We’re working with a committee of stakeholders on the selection process, which will also include community voting.

At this stage, we are looking for artists to submit statements of interest and a selected portfolio; no design proposals will be accepted at this time. Three artists will be selected to develop a design proposal for a stipend of $1,000. The artist with the selected design will receive a $2,500 stipend to finalize the design, which will be converted into a paint by numbers system with Urban ArtWorks and painted by members of the community.

Applications must include all of the following for consideration:
• Artist’s statement of interest, considering the context of the site and project to
state artist’s background, their interest in this project, and preliminary design ideas
(1 page)
• Digital materials of previous artworks, as a pdf attachment via e-mail or provide link
to website or portfolio (3-5 images with a max size of 2MB 72dpi)
• Resume(s) of artist(s)
• Three professional references

Email Qualifications to: krandall@plymouthhousing.org
Subject: 2nd and Mercer Mural Call for Artists

More Information: plymouthhousing.org