Mural Design / Calls and Submissions

January 15, 2024

Organization Name: North Seattle College

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free



The Art Council at North Seattle College is seeking artists to design a mural that honors the legacy of writer and activist James Baldwin. Designs should center his work and activism, especially as it relates to educational and social justice. The mural will be placed on a wall inside our newly renovated library. It will be painted on plywood and transferred to the wall by students enrolled in ART 204: Mural Art at North Seattle College in the Spring of 2024. To ensure successful implementation of the design we ask that it keep large areas of text, detailed figures, and photorealism to a minimum.

This call will happen in two rounds. For Round One we are not asking for a specific design proposal but looking to identify artists that would like to be considered for the design phase process. From the initial pool of artists that express interest, 2-3 will move onto Round Two and will be invited to submit a design to scale created specifically for our campus location. We will choose one artist to move on to the Final Round to finalize the design.

Round One
Interested artists should submit the online application form which asks for 6 images of past work, a work sample image description list, a CV or list of prior art-related activities, a statement of interest, and 1-2 references.

Round Two
If chosen from Round One, the artist will be asked to submit a design to-scale, created specifically for our campus location. The 2-3 artists who are asked to submit a design will be compensated $500 for their time.

Final Round
From there, one artist will be chosen and asked to fully finalize, grid, color number and prepare the design to be translated, as well as commit to 2-3 speaking engagements with the campus. An additional $4000 will be awarded to the artist chosen for the final design.

– Artists who identify as Black and Queer are especially encouraged to apply and will be given the greatest consideration. All artists who identify with the work and spirit of James Baldwin and are allies in the work of furthering educational justice for our BIPOC and LGBTQIA students are encouraged to apply.
– Artists should have demonstrated experience in exhibitions and/or public art.
– Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are welcome to apply.
– Prior mural experience is not required.

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