DOWNTOWN FORNEY MURAL

CALL TO ARTISTS

Project Overview:
The Forney Downtown Business Association is currently seeking artwork proposals from Texas based artists or artist groups for an exterior wall mural located at 117 E Main St. in Downtown Forney, Texas. Possible influences may include, but are not limited to: Forney’s history as the Antique Capital of Texas. The color palette should include vibrant, active colors. 

 

Location: 117 E Main St, Forney, TX 75126. 

Wall Dimensions:

The mural wall space is 80ft in length and 10ft in height. The bottom 7 inches of the current stucco will be removed during the City of Forney’s downtown parking construction project.The current sign, door, and utilities will remain in place after. Artist(s) are encourage to visit the site prior to submitting a project proposal.  

Installation:     

The artist(s) is responsible for the installation of their work.  Artist(s) will have access to the project space for planning and installation once their proposal has been selected and they have signed a Letter of Agreement. Artist(s) must have the capability to complete the project within the allotted time frame. Artist(s) shall be responsible for preparation of the surface to ensure strong adhesion for durability and longevity. This may include a primer and other preparation necessary for the optimum bond of the paint to the wall.

Installation Dates:

The mural should be completed between November 1, 2016 - December 2, 2016.  

Eligibility:

Individual artists and artist groups are eligible to apply.  Must be an artist or artist group based in Texas. Artist groups must identify a lead artist for all correspondence with the Forney Downtown Business Association throughout the duration of installation of the mural.

Budget & Payment:  

Artist(s) will have a total of $3500 to complete mural project. Initial Payment: 50% will be paid upon a signed Letter of Agreement. The second half will be paid upon completion of the mural. Artists will be asked to include a budget in proposal.

Selection:

The final project proposal will be selected by members of the mural selection committee. The committee will select a proposal they feel fits the building and provides a piece of public art of interest to residents and visitors to Downtown Forney. 

Notification of project proposal selection via email on September 16, 2016. 

Proposal Deadline:

All submissions must be received by midnight August 31, 2016.  Please email your completed project proposal and all materials to ATTN: Matt Malone, FDBA President at: forneydowntownassociation@gmail.com

Please Note:

We will be accepting emailed proposals only.  All work samples should be of good quality. Please do not send originals, as we cannot accept liability for damage or loss.  Do not call or email to check on your submission, as the FDBA’s Mural Committee will respond after the submission has been reviewed. If you have questions regarding the proposal guidelines, please contact: Matt Malone at forneydowntownassociation@gmail.com.

Timeline Overview 

July 12:                 Call for Mural Project Proposals

August 31:            Deadline for all Mural Project Proposals 

September 16:     Notification of Final Selection 

November 1:        Installation of Mural Artwork 

FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SUBMIT MURAL PROPOSALS PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE MURAL PROPOSAL GUIDELINES PDF FOR COMPLETE DETAILS!

MURAL PROPOSAL GUIDELINES PDF

 If you have questions regarding the proposal guidelines, please contact: Matt Malone at forneydowntownassociation@gmail.com.