Thursday, 24 July 2014

Call for Artists for Stony Plain, AB

The Town of Stony Plain Cultural Roundtable is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams to design, develop and paint  community mural at the Stony Plain United Church, located at 5012-51 Ave. The selected artist will work with the Cultural Round Table Murals Committee (Committee) and the United Church (Sponsors) in the creation of this free standing mural.


The Murals Program was initiated in 1990 to tell our story, keep our heritage alive, and revitalize our downtown area. Magnificent outdoor paintings, currently numbering over 30, have been created by artists from across Canada and are located throughout the town. They are an attraction that is ‘always open’ and enrich the lives of our residents and visitors alike. Persons and events depicted in the murals are real, with many of their immediate family members still living in our town. We still have past and present stories to tell with many more coming up in the future! DIMENSIONS 20 ft. long x 8ft. high (160 sq. ft.) 


The mural will depict the life story of Mrs. Cornelia Lucinda Wood (nee Railey), a long-time member of the United Church and one  of Stony Plain’s most notable women. The original mural of Mrs. Wood, which was decommissioned when the building it was on was renovated, is not to be recreated in this project, rather reimagined. However, an image of that mural with a dedication to its artist will be placed on the new site by the Town of Stony Plain. Mrs. Wood’s significant life achievements, contribution to the Town of Stony Plain/region and ongoing legacy are to be explored in the mural. Please see the background document for more information on Mrs. Wood’s life and accomplishments. 


Work with the Committee and Sponsors In required meetings to review overall mural concept and production timeline; To develop and design the final mural maquette which will become the property of the Town of Stony Plain; To complete the project following established timelines; and To launch/dedicate the mural. 


$6,400, based on an estimate of $40.00 per square foot. 

This fee requires the artist to: 
Supply all artist needs including brushes, 
Diabond panels the mural is to be painted on, paint and finishing coat; 
Cover all costs associated including travel, meals and accommodation; 
Attend all required meetings with the Committee and Sponsors; 
Create a maquette of the design which will become property of the Town of Stony Plain; Provide proof of Liability insurance, current Worker’s Compensation Board coverage and GST number; 
Have a studio in which to paint the panels (due to the schedule of the project and anticipated weather); and 
Participate in the Town of Stony Plain’s contractor training program. 

(This is not a postmark date) 

Applications must be submitted in writing, and will be copied for the Committee and Sponsors. Please do not staple or bind your application. A letter of interest; Preliminary sketch of conceptual design and artistic vision statement for the proposed mural; Current resume and three reference letters. If an artist team submission, resumes should be included for all participants. Digital images depicting a maximum of six past works, including samples of mural work submitted on CD, USB drive or via ftp website. An annotated image list. A printed sheet of information naming each of the digital photos with the following: artist’s name, title, location, date, size and medium and a brief statement about the work. (Include a postage paid self-addressed envelope if you require materials returned.) 


 Initial Submissions Due                                                            August 8 
Short List Artists Notified of Interview and 
Detailed Design Requirements                                               August 12 
Interviews                                                                                   August 26-27
Project Awarded                                                                       September 1  
Preliminary Meeting(s)                                                             September 2-5
Painting Begins                                                                         September 8 
Mural Complete                                                                         November 3
Installation                                                                                  November 10 
Launch/Dedication Event                                                         November 13 

For more information contact:
Chantelle Held, Cultural Development Officer at 780.963.8592 or 

Proposals may be hand-delivered, mailed or couriered to: Town of Stony Plain C/o Chantelle Held, Cultural Development Officer 4905-51 Avenue Stony Plain, AB ∙ T7Z 1Y1


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