2018 DOWNTOWN FORNEY MURAL

CALL TO ARTISTS

Project Overview:
The Forney Arts Council in conjunction with the Forney Downtown Business Association is currently seeking artwork proposals from artists or artist groups for an exterior wall mural located at 117 E. Main St. in downtown Forney, Texas. We envision a color palette that is VIBRANT and INTERACTIVE with the public. Not too abstract.

 

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

Wall Dimensions:

The mural wall space is approximately 80 ft. in length & 10 ft. in height with a small door in the middle that would need to be incorporated into the design. We want the public to be involved with the mural by taking photos and pull tourists downtown to see the amazing murals and art our town is starting to offer along with giving notoriety to the artist.  

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 strong adhesion for the durability and longevity of mural. The wall has been prepped but artist would need to confirm adhesion and optimum bond of the paint to the wall.

Important Dates:

April 10, 2018: Artist proposals examples of prior works and rendition of proposed mural deadline to be considered.

April 24, 2018: Artist will be chosen and notified.

May 1, 2018: Meet with the Architectural Review Board & Council Board Meeting to give variance for colors and mural approval. Artist would need to be present at the Review Board meeting to explain your vision.

June 1, 2018 -August 1, 2018: Deadline for starting the Mural itself.

Eligibility:

Individual artist and artist groups are eligible to apply. Artist groups must have a lead artist for all correspondence with the Forney Arts Council/Forney Downtown Business Assoc. throughout the duration of the installation of the mural.

Budget & Payment:  

Artist(s) will have a budget between $5,000.00 and $8,500.00 approximately. Artist 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 will be via email April 24, 2018. Please email your completed project proposals and all materials to: fundraising@forneyarts.org ATTN: Tammy Rosales, Fundraising Coordinator/2017-18 Gala Chair

Please Note:

We will only be accepting emailed proposals. All work samples should be of good quality. If you have questions regarding the proposal guidelines, please contact Tammy Rosales at the email given above.

 

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

Download: MURAL PROPOSAL GUIDELINES PDF

 

For Inquiries

If you have questions regarding the proposal guidelines, please contact: Tammy Rosales, Fundraising Coordinator at fundraising@forneyarts.org or you may contact the Forney Arts Council main line at 972-388-6181.