Now this is the kind of thing we love to see in Wallingford: more public art. We just received a call for proposals from artists for a mural to appear on the bridge between Fremont and Wallingford on N. 46th Street. Here are the details:
CALL TO ARTISTS- 46TH ST. MURAL PROJECT:
A mural to bridge the Fremont and Wallingford communities in Seattle, to bring a positive visual message to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists traveling under Highway 99 (Aurora Ave.) at N. 46th St.
Our goal is to oversee the creation of a mural as a positive expression of our community and to bring people together from the local neighborhoods in the process.
The selected artist(s) will coordinate execution of their design with Urban Artworks (www.urbanartworks.org) who will serve as project manager. Urban Artworks will execute the actual painting of the mural. We are looking solely for a design from the artist.
LOCATION: North side of underpass at N. 46th St. at Aurora Avenue North–Hwy. 99–in Seattle, WA 98103
SITE: A long wall divided in to 3 sections that taper on both east and west ends– mural design also to include 9 columns that stand in front of the mural wall.
Dimensions–approx. 4500 sq. ft. total (see attached pictures + diagram):
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists with previous experience creating outdoor murals are preferable, but all may apply. Artist will be required to be present at the community meeting (early in the process) and dedication (at the completion of the mural) unless distance is prohibitive. If this occurs, an alternative plan will be discussed with the 46th Street Mural Project Steering Committee. The artist must be available for consultation pertaining to the execution of their design throughout the process.
Three finalists will be awarded $300 and the artist with the winning design will receive a $2,000 honorarium. Initial application is due February 19th, execution to happen May – August 2010. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.