Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. announce the
Baltimore Mural Program Call For Artists
The Baltimore Mural Program, under the auspices of Mayor Sheila Dixon, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA), and the Office of Transportation of Baltimore City, wishes to announce a competition for the commissioning of a new mural on the underpass walls of the 4100 block of Eastern Avenue.
4100 Eastern Avenue
Walls are on both sides of the street. The north side represents 700 running feet of wall varying in height between 5’ and 18’. The south side represents four separate walls varying in width between 22’ and 112’ all approximately 10’ in height.
Three artists will be selected as finalists. Each finalist will receive a $1,500 stipend for the production of a detailed design proposal. The selected finalist will receive the $45,000 commission, minus the design proposal stipend, for the painting of the mural. Rolling scaffolding and paint will be provided by the Baltimore Mural Program.
All artists 18 years of age or older are eligible. Employees of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Office of Transportation of Baltimore City and their families are not eligible.
The mural commission will be awarded by a selection panel nominated by the community organizations representing the location of the mural site. Selection of artists for the commission will occur in a two-phase process.
April 18, 2008 Postmarked Deadline for submissions
May 2, 2008 Selection of finalists
June, 2008 Review of finalists’ designs
Summer & Fall, 2008 Painting of mural
Inquiries, call: Shawn James at 410-752-8632; email firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fax 410-385-0361 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.promotionandarts.com