Call for Artists: smART Moves in Monroe County Mural Trail
- Deadline: Monday, February19, 2021 4:00pm
- Budget: roughly $500.00 per mural
- Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years or older, artist teams are welcome to apply, multiple submissions are welcome and encouraged.
Monroe County’s ALProHealth Committee is seeking mural artists or collaborative mural teams to create outdoor, selfie-style murals throughout Monroe County. These small, not larger than 8ft x 8ft, murals will be painted throughout the county (communities and locations below). Community leaders have chosen mural themes they would be interested in for their communities and the committee would like to have artist inspired designs as well.
Design submissions are due February 12, 2021, must be proportionate to the final project and should be submitted with an artist biography. Mural experience is not required and artist without mural experience should strongly consider submitting large scale design samples on “butcher paper” (available at the Chamber office). Multiple design submissions can be submitted by an individual artist but please be prepared to be able to complete ALL submissions within the time period allotted should they be chosen.
ALProHealth is funded through Alabama Extension at Auburn University. Therefore, all artist chosen must register as a Vendor for Auburn University BEFORE YOU BEGIN WORK Please note the vendor approval process can take a week or more. Registration details are below.
How to become a vendor for Auburn University
Step by Step Instructions:
Selected artists must install the murals at their convenience between March 1st and July 31st, 2021.
THEMES: (suggested by various community leaders)
Hunting / Timber combo
Train Depot / Train Track
Child holding balloons / Balloon release
Various Abstract designs
Timber / Lumber
Stack of Books
Titus Howard (Monroe County native, NFL player) football themed
Artist Choice – multiple designs needed
Monroeville Main Street district: 8 possible locations -Courthouse Café – (west side), The Art Room, Becoming Wellness Spa, Corey McDonald Photography, Painted House, & 3 undisclosed locations
Beatrice - 2 Locations - Old Finklea Building & the Fire Department Building
Vredenburg – 2 Locations -Wooden Building & Post Office
Excel – 3 Locations – Ace Cleaning Service & 60 on Main Hair Salon, 1 undisclosed location
Frisco City – 2 Locations - Former Ace Hardware & Red Brick Building across from the Cleaners
Uriah – 2 Locations - Building Across from Cotton Gin & Monument Sales Business
Perdue Hill – 2 locations -undisclosed locations
Preferred paint for longevity and fade resistance:
Nova Color Artists' Acrylic Paints are made with a top grade pure acrylic binder and is heavily saturated with the best pigments available. Nova Color Artists' Acrylic Paint is strong and brilliant.
For additional information and questions:
Anne Marie Bryan, Executive Director
Monroeville Main Street
Penelope Hines, Executive Director
Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce