Sunday, December 27, 2009
Call for entries to community art competition: 26X9 mural for Philadelphia Center wall at 2020 Centenary Blvd; deadline Jan 25
Call for Art
The Philadelphia Center is requesting art to be used to create a community art mural on the outside wall of the center facing Centenary Boulevard. The wall on which the mural will be created is brick and measures 26 feet by 9 feet.
The mural will be painted by artist Don Alexander with the assistance of the artist whose image is selected.
All entries will be shown at an exhibition at Artspace. A reception will be held on February 6, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 during which the selected artist will be announced. The first place winner will receive $500 in addition to his or her image being used to create the mural. Eleven additional submissions will be selected and announced to be included in a 2011 Philadelphia Center Calendar.
Requirements to participate in competition:
1. Artists must complete an entrance application and attach it to the submitted art work. There must be no other identifying information on the submission.
2. All entries must be submitted on canvas or illustration board. The dimensions of the work must be 26 inches x 9 inches so that it can be directly transferred onto the wall. Art will be returned to artists following the exhibition at Artspace. The wall mural will be painted with acrylic paint, but submissions may be in any two dimensional media.
3. The imagery of the mural must be positive and uplifting as it will become a part of the surrounding neighborhood community. Artists may incorporate the Center’s concept of “health, housing and hope” but do not have to limit their creative ideas to any specific theme. Artists are highly encouraged to visit the Philadelphia Center to see the wall and learn about the organization as they develop creative concepts and imagery for the mural.
4. All entries must be submitted to the Philadelphia Center no later than January 25, 2010. Thank You!
Brett E. Malone, Rebecca Thomas, PhD
Executive Director Artist / Board Member
N.W. Louisiana AIDS Resource Center
2020 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104