Mount Rainier 2020 Mural Project

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Budget: $15,000
Activated: 11/28/2019
Deadline: 01/07/2020 5:00 PM Central Time
 
Call Summary
The Mount Rainier Arts Commission is currently accepting qualifications for a mural installed on the façade of a newly renovated building located at 3310 Rhode Island Avenue in the City of Mount Rainier, Maryland. The building is adjacent to a main thoroughfare into Washington, DC and will be viewed by tens of thousands of commuters daily. Part of the Gateway Arts District, Mount Rainier is home to over 150 art studios that contribute to the enrichment of the community.
 
Budget Description
Up to three finalists will be selected and given a $500 stipend to develop a proposal for a mural project at 3310 Rhode Island Avenue. One artist will be selected for this project and awarded $15,000 to complete the mural. The budget awarded must cover all expenses associated with the creation of the mural, which includes but are not limited to travel, paint, materials, wall preparation, and scaffolding or lift. Artist will be liable for property damage or personal injury during installation; proof of insurance will be required for the final selectee.
 
Project Description
The mural will be installed on the front and side façades of a newly renovated building located at 3310 Rhode Island Avenue in the City of Mount Rainier, Maryland. This building will host a new farm-to-table restaurant, Pennyroyal Station, focusing on mid-atlantic inspired cuisine and opening in early 2020. The exterior walls are stucco, and have been recently renovated. The condition of the stucco is very good, is clean, and is textured as represented in the image below. The Art Commission does not expect any significant wall preparation prior to the implementation of the mural.
The selected artists will be expected to use appropriate materials to ensure the longevity of the mural for at least 10. The design space is designated to the entire front and side facades of the building as indicated in blue below, however, complete coverage isn’t necessary, and is dependent on the design of the mural. The front facade is 65 feet long with two tiers approximately 30 and 25 feet in height. The side facade, hosting the main entrance, is approximately 15’ W x 25’ H.
There will be an awning installed above the first story windows for patio diners, and the selected artist(s) may have to consider its placement in relation to the final design of the mural.
 
Artwork Goals
With a focus on highlighting public and business assets of Mount Rainier, the Arts Commission is seeking a contemporary artwork that will enrich our community. We seek a project that will also enhance the visual experience and provide lasting inspiration for public involvement in the arts, while maintaining a commitment to quality and a positive impact on the community.
 
Artwork Location Description
Located in one of Mount Rainier’s business districts, the mural will be designated to the front and side facade of the building that hosts a newly established restaurant, Penny Royal Station. The front façade houses a patio for diners, which will have an awning. The side façade contains the main entrance to the restaurant. Artists are welcome to include any part of these designated areas into the composition, and are encouraged to consider the history and character of the community when formulating a design.
 
Site History
The mural location is at the site of what was originally the First National Bank of Mount Rainier, built in 1934. It is adjacent to the Singer Sewing Machine building that was built in 1936. For more information about the building and the city of Mount Rainier please visit, About The City.
 
Eligibility
This call is open to any artist or artist led teams, 18 years or older, who are US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Artists applying should present a proven track record of completing projects of this size and scope. In order to be considered for this project, artist must submit the following to this application:

? Resume
? Website and/or social media accounts, demonstrating project experience
? Maximum 15 images of 1-5 mural projects
? Image list with dimensions, years, and budgets of previous mural projects
? 3 professional references
 
Application Requirements
Biography
Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
Work examples: 5 - 15
References: 3
 
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
 
Selection Information
Selection Process
Applications are due by January 7th, 2020. Up to three finalists will be selected and notified by January 20th, 2020. Finalists will be given a $500 stipend to design artwork and submit a budget for 3310 Rhode Island Avenue no later than February 20th, 2020. The Arts Commission and other interested parties will select a final design, and notify artists by March 24th, 2020. Any necessary revisions will be agreed upon no later than April 15th. The mural must be completed by May 15th, 2020.
 
Timeline
Applications are due by January 7th, 2020. Up to three finalists will be selected and notified by January 20th, 2020. Finalists will be given a $500 stipend to design artwork and submit a budget for 3310 Rhode Island Avenue no later than February 20th, 2020. The Arts Commission and other interested parties will select a final design, and notify artists by March 24th, 2020. Any necessary revisions will be agreed upon no later than April 15th. The mural must be completed by May 15th, 2020.
 
Additional Resources
https://www.mountrainiermd.org/government/city-committees/arts-commission
 
Contact Information
Mount Rainier
1 Municipal Place
Mount Rainier MD 20712 United States
artscommission@mountrainiermd.org
 
Submission Instructions