Call for Artists: smART Moves in Monroe County Mural Trail

Call for Artists: smART Moves in Monroe County Mural Trail

  • Deadline: Monday, February12, 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.
 

PROJECT DETAILS
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:

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/business-finance/pdf/pbs_supplier_portal_reg_individual.pdf

Selected artists must install the murals at their convenience between March 1st and July 31st, 2021.


THEMES: (suggested by various community leaders)

Pine Trees

Red Train

Hunting / Timber combo

Train Depot / Train Track

Tractor

Corn Field

Farm Scene

Cow

Cotton

Child holding balloons / Balloon release

Mockingbird Wings

Various Abstract designs

Kites

Timber / Lumber

Stack of Books

Titus Howard (Monroe County native, NFL player) football themed

Artist Choice – multiple designs needed

Target Locations:

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.

https://novacolorpaint.com/orderform.htm

For additional information and questions:

 

Anne Marie Bryan, Executive Director

Monroeville Main Street

monroevillemainstreet@gmail.com

251-575-1457

 

Penelope Hines, Executive Director

Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

director@monroecountyal.com

251-743-2879