Friday, 20 April 2012

Call for Artist: Stony Plain Town Mural Program

This is an open competition for the creation of a mural in Stony Plain.

The selected artist will work with the Town of Stony Plain's Creative Community Committee, representatives from the Stony Plain Public Library and members of the community to design, develop and paint a mural on the Stony Plain Public Library Building. The mural will be part of the Town's extensive mural program, which depicts the rich heritage and culture of the community.
About the Town of Stony Plain Mural ProgramThe Town of Stony Plain retains all the warmth and charm of its deep cultural and agricultural roots. More than 30 breathtaking murals, designed by artists from across Canada, illustrate this rich heritage. These outdoor paintings, ranging in size and scope, depict scenes from Stony Plain's past and adorn a number of buildings throughout the community.
112, Forest Green Plaza, 4613 52 Avenue, Stony Plain, Alberta

The mural will be placed on the south wall facing the parking lot in the space between the library and a retail business.

DimensionsApproximately 8 ft x 16 ft

The Mural Using a contemporary/abstract style, the mural will reflect the history and development of the Stony Plain Library and its role in the community. The mural will be featured as part of the Alberta Culture Days celebrations held at the Stony
Plain Public Library on Sept. 29, 2012. The Library has requested that a community involvement component be part of the mural creation, where possible.

Artist's Responsibilities
  • Attend required meetings to determine mural concept and production – June/July, 2012
  • Work with the Creative Community Committee and other stakeholders to develop and design a mural maquette
  • Paint the mural following established timelines and provide suggestions for community involvement during the process
  • Work with the Creative Community Committee and Stony Plain Library to launch the new mural
Attend required meetings to determine mural concept and production – June/July, 2012 

Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience in community-based programs
  • Excellent communication, organizational and team-work skills
  • Experience in mural painting
  • Knowledge of the community is an asset
Submission Requirements
  • Letter of interest
  • Up-to-date resume
  • Three (3) reference letters
  • Colour slides or photographs depicting a maximum of six (6) past works, including samples of mural work (please label each slide or photo with the following: artist’s name, title, location, date, size and medium; include a postage-paid self-addressed envelope, if you require materials returned)
  • Preliminary sketch of conceptual design and/or artistic vision statement for the proposed mural
  • Commission fee
Deadine4:30 p.m. - Tues., May 8, 2012

ProcessUpon review of submissions, a short list of artists will be contacted to produce a detailed design based on the mural theme. The designs will then be reviewed, and artists will be contacted for a final interview. The selected artist will be required to attend preliminary meetings with the Creative Community Committee and key stakeholders in June/July, 2012. Painting of the mural will take place in a schedule mutually agreed to by the Town of Stony Plain and the artist.

Contact Information 

  • AnnLisa Jensen-Gawenus, economic development coordinator
    Town of Stony Plain
    4905 51 Avenue
    Stony Plain, Alberta  T7Z 1Y1
    T: 780.963.8592
    F: 780.963.2197

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